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Canmore property assessments hit $8.7 billion

Canmore property assessments hit $8.7 billion

The taxable assessment value for the Town of Canmore reached roughly $8.7 billion following growth of about $143.6 million in new properties in the community.
Banff council freezes development of forested land beside hospital

Banff council freezes development of forested land beside hospital

Hopefully that will allow this group to formulate their ideas and their concepts more to deal with some of these outstanding large-scale questions of accessibility, about affordability, about exactly what that vision is for our seniors.”
Banff Housing Corp. sells 28 of 33 units in affordable housing development

Banff Housing Corp. sells 28 of 33 units in affordable housing development

“It’s really almost unachievable to buy because of the pricing and wages, so we’re so grateful this came along and that the Town of Banff is aware of the crisis that it is and makes these options for people.”
Canmore, Banff outpace provincial, national population rate

Canmore, Banff outpace provincial, national population rate

Canmore's population grew 14.3 per cent between 2016-21, while Banff's was up 5.8 per cent over the same period
Slight property tax exemption approved for two not-for-profits

Slight property tax exemption approved for two not-for-profits

“When we have these things come forward, it’s often those requests that may not exactly fit the COPTER perimeters but are still worthy of being recognized due to the community benefit they provide. I think any regulation or contract or future looking document cannot foresee all potential scenarios. It’s not black and white.”
Bighorn staff to return with visitor accommodation parking recommendations

Bighorn staff to return with visitor accommodation parking recommendations

“The need for one parking stall per unit is correct if the unit is only accommodating up to four people, but if the unit is accommodating up to 10 people then I do see there could be a need for further parking stalls being required."
Canmore sees 14.3 per cent growth since 2016, per census data

Canmore sees 14.3 per cent growth since 2016, per census data

“In many respects, this is exactly what I was expecting. I expected to get over the 15,000 permanent resident mark, which we did. I was expecting we would have some increase due to non-permanent residents deciding to move here full-time due to COVID and encouraging people to work from where they live. If you have the opportunity to live in a beautiful place full-time, I understand why someone would do that.”
MD of Bighorn council to review planning document revisions

MD of Bighorn council to review planning document revisions

“I think it’s really important these documents are clear and they tell the whole picture. I think more clarity between the two documents, but most importantly clarity with the new document we’re being asked to approve.”
Banff's development activity in 2021 second busiest in decade

Banff's development activity in 2021 second busiest in decade

“It is a busy time for a development in Banff and that’s a good thing for us that our commercial sector has such confidence in recovery. These significant numbers in development permits and building permits bode well for long-term prospects for our community economically.”
Town of Banff cancels development notification postcards

Town of Banff cancels development notification postcards

“Seeing as there’s been zero input from the community — from residents, from developers, from people who are planning to develop – I think it’s safe to proceed with this change,” said Banff Councillor Barb Pelham.