Council hears review of Environmental Impact Statement

*published in April 4 edition of the Rocky Mountain Outlook. The Town of Canmore’s third party reviewer of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for proposed development in Three Sisters Mountain Village (TSMV) has outlined three main issues for council to review before first reading of a new area structure plan (ASP) is presented at the… Continue reading Council hears review of Environmental Impact Statement

Canadian Rockies supports teachers’ agreement

The Canadian Rockies Public School (CRPS) board has vowed to support an agreement reached last week between the Province and the Alberta Teachers Association which outlines salaries for teachers, workload and hours of instruction. Trustees from the CRPS board unanimously voted in favour of the tentative four-year agreement during the in-camera portion of its regular… Continue reading Canadian Rockies supports teachers’ agreement

Canmore firefighter/EMT recounts medical mission in Haiti

The night before Jacqueline Hutchison and a team of doctors and firefighters from across Alberta travelled to the earthquake-ravaged Republic of Haiti they received an important phone call from the organizer in charge of their trip. A gang shooting had just occurred in Cité Soleil, one of the poorest areas of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince,… Continue reading Canmore firefighter/EMT recounts medical mission in Haiti

Council to weigh fencing, corridor on Three Sisters

Canmore Town council will face a tough decision next week as it evaluates a Sustainable Screening Report (SSR) concerning proposed development on land within Three Sisters Mountain Village (TSMV). If approved, the development could, according to estimates, increase the town’s population by 10,000 people. Over the last week and a half some residents, especially those… Continue reading Council to weigh fencing, corridor on Three Sisters

Three Sisters residents rally for wildlife corridor

Public hearings regarding proposed development on Three Sisters lands are set to take place over the next few months and some residents from the area in question have joined together to ensure their voices and concerns are heard by both the receiver and members of Canmore council. Following a Feb. 11 meeting hosted by Three… Continue reading Three Sisters residents rally for wildlife corridor

Economists toy with sales tax idea for Alberta

Following an announcement by Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner that the Province’s projected deficit leading into the 2012/13 budget will be around $4 billion, the idea of implementing a sales tax as a way out has once again reared its way back into the conversation. During an economic summit a few weeks ago in Calgary,… Continue reading Economists toy with sales tax idea for Alberta

Paraglider crashes into Lady Mac

Public Safety specialists from Alberta Parks say several people are lucky to be alive after two crashes involving a paraglider in Canmore and a hot air balloon in Kananaskis Country occurred over the past week. The first incident happened Thursday (Feb. 14), when Alberta Parks received a call at about 1:30 p.m. regarding a 38-year-old… Continue reading Paraglider crashes into Lady Mac

Canmore council turns down Stewart Creek development

After a lengthy debate between members of the public and councillors regarding a proposed development on Stewart Creek Golf Course, Canmore Town council did not approve a required Sustainability Screening Report (SSR) application due to the site’s location adjacent to a wildlife corridor and its lack of providing an overall benefit to the town. Canmore… Continue reading Canmore council turns down Stewart Creek development

Banff Centre partners with advanced research institute

A new partnership between two renowned institutions will explore ways in which both science and the arts are connected and further develop the skills people in each discipline face. On Thursday (Feb. 7), The Banff Centre hosted a roundtable discussion to announce its partnership with The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), a move that… Continue reading Banff Centre partners with advanced research institute

Crowd gathers for chain store public hearing in Banff

A packed council chambers in Banff played host to a public hearing last Thursday (Jan. 31) concerning one of the more heated topics affecting the small mountain town – whether quotas should be put in place to regulate the number of chain stores. Banff council passed first reading of proposed bylaw 314 this past September,… Continue reading Crowd gathers for chain store public hearing in Banff