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Council asked to ban RV and trailer parking

Winnebagos, fifth wheels and all other recreational vehicles may soon have to find new homes other than on Canmore’s streets and driveways.

Winnebagos, fifth wheels and all other recreational vehicles may soon have to find new homes other than on Canmore’s streets and driveways.

Canmore council was asked last week to change its bylaws to ban RVs, trailers and other recreational vehicles from parking on public streets and driveways throughout the year.

Cidnee Wind presented the proposed change to council, saying her request may seem like a small concern in relation to what local politicians have to deal with.

“As I walk around our town, I feel we are not doing our best to make our community as beautiful as its surroundings,” Wind said, adding she has found these types of vehicles parked in every area of town.

“This is an area that is unaddressed that makes streets and pathways an eyesore.

“Why should we be allowed to park these vehicles in driveways and yards 365 days a year when they are only being used for a few weeks a year? Why should the majority have to put up with the clutter of the minority?”

She asked council as it prepares to see the land use bylaw come forward as part of a major rewrite to give serious attention to whether these vehicles should be allowed to sit unused or should be mandated to be stored elsewhere.

“I look to council to take a stand for a more beautiful Canmore,” she said.

Asked about what facilities are available locally for storing recreational vehicles, Wind said with the privilege of owning one comes the responsibility of storing it properly.

“I do not feel it is my responsibility to find storage for other people’s toys,” she responded.


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