Town approves new arts centre

The Town of Canmore has taken the opportunity to create a vibrant centre for the arts that will fulfill a long held need and engage the whole community. On Tuesday (Nov. 6), the community arts centre advisory committee made its final push for council to adopt a plan to redevelop the library, which will move… Continue reading Town approves new arts centre

MP’s bill to curb masked rioters at events

A bill sponsored by Wild Rose MP Blake Richards has passed third reading in the House of Commons and, if approved by the senate, could implement stiff penalties for those who conceal their identity while participating in a riot or unlawful assembly. Bill C-309, otherwise known as the Concealment of Identity Act, is Richards’ private… Continue reading MP’s bill to curb masked rioters at events

Town engages in pool redevelopment talks

With the opening of 77,000 square foot Elevation Place scheduled for early in the new year, discussion has now turned to what will be done with the existing pool at the Canmore Recreation Centre. The decision, by and large, will be determined by the community. Last Thursday (Oct. 18), the Town held its first public… Continue reading Town engages in pool redevelopment talks

Small business in Alberta crippled by bureaucracy

Small businesses are widely regarded as the backbone of Canada’s economy, but the amount of red tape and regulations affecting entrepreneurs in the province is increasing on a more frequent basis, says the Alberta director of provincial affairs for the Canadian Independent Business Foundation (CIBF). Richard Truscott of the CIBF was guest speaker at last… Continue reading Small business in Alberta crippled by bureaucracy

Council not regulating public smoking

Canmore council confirmed its support for the Provincial Tobacco Reduction Act, which prohibits smoking inside public buildings/vehicles, workplaces and within five metres of doorways and windows, but it will not proceed with creating more smoke-free outdoor spaces at this time. At its regular meeting on Tuesday (Oct. 16), council voted 5–2 in favour of upholding… Continue reading Council not regulating public smoking

Canmore recognized by Google Canada

The Town of Canmore is known for its mountain town lifestyle, excellent training grounds for athletes and, most recently, as a leader for small businesses taking advantage of the World Wide Web. On Tuesday (Oct. 16), Google Canada presented Mayor John Borrowman with one of five eTown Awards in recognition of the town’s numerous small… Continue reading Canmore recognized by Google Canada

Canmore Tourism prepares levy submission

Following several weeks of reports, brainstorming sessions and a successful annual general meeting, Canmore Business & Tourism (CBT) is preparing to deliver a proposal to council with the aim of implementing a three per cent levy on accommodations and activities within the town. At a Committee of the Whole meeting last month, CBT President and… Continue reading Canmore Tourism prepares levy submission

Public schools in Bow Valley achieve ‘exceptional’ results

Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS) might not be the biggest school division in the province, but it may be one of the brightest. Earlier this month, Alberta Education released the latest batch of provincial achievement test (PATs) and diploma exam results, which show CRPS has improved in some areas and surpassed provincial goals in others.… Continue reading Public schools in Bow Valley achieve ‘exceptional’ results

Rabbit program to resume in Canmore this month

Following a four-month campaign that resulted in 189 rabbits captured, all of which were sent to a not-for-profit sanctuary, and cost taxpayers $29,680, the Feral Rabbit program is set to resume in Canmore later this month. According to Town Communications Co-ordinator Sally Caudill, administration is working with the contracted trapper, Animal Damage Control, to determine… Continue reading Rabbit program to resume in Canmore this month

New House of Commons committees ‘good mix’ for MP

Wild Rose member of Parliament Blake Richards has been appointed to two House of Commons committees that he says will help him address issues affecting the riding at the national level. Since the fall sitting of Parliament resumed last month, Richards has been appointed to the standing committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food (AGRI) as well… Continue reading New House of Commons committees ‘good mix’ for MP