Watching and listening to Town council consider the Three Sisters Mountain Village area structure plan for Three Sisters Village has demonstrated a collective lack of vision, passion or foresight.
While council members are very polite and respectful towards one another, there is little diversity in thinking or passion demonstrated in their debates. Everyone seems to be in lock step with one another.
It is time for real leadership and vision to be demonstrated. Tinkering around the edges of the Three Sisters Village ASP with a few amendments is akin to moving the deck chairs on the Titanic.
The amending motions did little to address the major concerns expressed in the public hearings. Issues of wildlife movement and protection, undermining, climate impacts and quality of life in Canmore were not addressed during second reading.
Council has the opportunity to say no to a status quo development. The Three Sisters Village ASP lacks innovative and progressive ideas.
Nothing in it addresses Canmore’s challenges today or into the future.
It should be defeated.