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Canmore council approves 'limited' fireworks display for New Year's Eve

Canmore council approves 'limited' fireworks display for New Year's Eve

Elected officials gave the green light to saying goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021 with a fireworks display from a "high level" location that will be visible from people's homes throughout the community
UPDATE: Many businesses to close under new restrictions; ski hills remain open

UPDATE: Many businesses to close under new restrictions; ski hills remain open

“It is important that we remember spread of the virus can and will occur any time if we don’t continue to limit our close contacts with each other … 96 per cent of our total case count has occurred since the last week of October.”
Canmore council approves interim 2021 operating budget

Canmore council approves interim 2021 operating budget

Municipal property taxes in Canmore this year were held at 2019 rates, but council has directed administration to prepare a 2021 budget based on the originally approved 2020 budget with a three per cent cap on increasing tax rates. However, the 2020 budget had a 4.8 per cent increase above 2019 rates, which means the 2021 budget being prepared includes the potential for a 7.8 per cent increase to municipal taxes.
Bow Valley Elves connecting seniors this Christmas with gift-giving

Bow Valley Elves connecting seniors this Christmas with gift-giving

There may still be a handful of gift tags on the giving tree at Rusticana Grocery for the community to choose from as part of the Bow Valley Elves gift-giving program – with the wrapped presents for local seniors due back on Thursday (Dec. 10)
Study recommends Town of Canmore replace some vehicles with electric options

Study recommends Town of Canmore replace some vehicles with electric options

"From my perspective, it does not make sense to miss an opportunity for a sizeable rebate if the vehicles are getting closer to their replacement date and it is moving us toward our climate action goals," said Mayor John Borrowman.
Peer support pilot program being developed for those who experience trauma, loss in the mountains

Peer support pilot program being developed for those who experience trauma, loss in the mountains

A group of experienced guides and a clinical psychologist in the Bow Valley are working together to create a peer support model – the Mountain Muskox mentorship program – to help those who experience trauma in the mountains
Spring Creek seeking changes before proceeding with next phase of development

Spring Creek seeking changes before proceeding with next phase of development

Spring Creek Mountain Village is asking for changes to bylaws that include creek setbacks, roof heights and total units allowed to pave the way for development of two new hotels
Canadian Rockies school division unveils development plans for Canmore land

Canadian Rockies school division unveils development plans for Canmore land

Canadian Rockies Public Schools is proposing a residential development on lands it owns next to Lawrence Grassi Middle School in Canmore
Christmas Spirit Campaign sees increase in demand

Christmas Spirit Campaign sees increase in demand

The 2020 Christmas Spirit Campaign is in full swing and in more demand than in previous years
Canmore council votes to increase 2021 franchise fees

Canmore council votes to increase 2021 franchise fees

Canmore residents can expect to pay an average of $37 more annually in 2021 Fortis and Atco Gas bill franchise fees