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Stop order stayed five months for overcrowded Banff home

Stop order stayed five months for overcrowded Banff home

The Town’s Development Appeal Board (DAB) upheld the order in a Dec. 6 hearing, but agreed to delay enforcement allowing the homeowners of 321 Squirrel Street – Gail Morgan and Janna-Joy Goff – additional time to apply for a development permit and bring the home up to compliance.
Public hearing set for Staircase lands, council left with two decisions

Public hearing set for Staircase lands, council left with two decisions

“Canmore was obligated to undertake the remedial steps of purchasing or redesignating the land within six months of the effective date of the [2020 land use] bylaw,”
Banff council appoints community plan steering committee

Banff council appoints community plan steering committee

Banff council has appointed four public members to the community plan steering committee.
Bighorn council gets first look at new infrastructure servicing standards policy

Bighorn council gets first look at new infrastructure servicing standards policy

“It is overwhelming going through this process and not knowing enough. It might just be me, and I am okay if my fellow councilors could digest it properly. I could use more time and have you go through it more intensely.”
Strategic plan seeks to build better Banff

Strategic plan seeks to build better Banff

“We’re really hopeful that this document is a reflection of the conversations we had while door-knocking during the election and the conversations we’ve had during our first year as council.”
Fortis, ATCO franchise fees could see 2024 increase

Fortis, ATCO franchise fees could see 2024 increase

“My concern is around maximizing franchise fees in relation to affordability, but I also believe we should maximize franchise fees because they’re a revenue source that everyone pays, directly connected to the usage of non-renewable resources and we have a clear allocation of how we use that. The affordability factor is in my head.”
MD of Bighorn's omnibus amendments pass first reading

MD of Bighorn's omnibus amendments pass first reading

“I know sitting on MPC, this has come up a couple of times and it seems to me it is used to check to make sure things in that first year are going as planned. What checks will be in place?”
Hearing on overcrowded Banff house leads to unexpected twists and turns

Hearing on overcrowded Banff house leads to unexpected twists and turns

"We believe that it’s not appropriate for the same law firm that acts as legal counsel for the Town of Banff will provide legal services as board solicitor for this hearing.”
Final readings for proposed South Canmore development pushed back for second time

Final readings for proposed South Canmore development pushed back for second time

“The applicant has had discussions with administration in an effort to develop a response to council’s direction. Based on the last meetings, administration had with the applicant, progress has been made on most of council’s concerns.”
Final public hearings held for Exshaw Mountain Gateway

Final public hearings held for Exshaw Mountain Gateway

“As we know, in the Bow Valley, that when we add 100 people, we add 200 cars. I want to make sure streets and roads and planning is adequate enough at the front end that we don’t end up with problems.”