Sinkhole repair in Three Sisters gets approval

Canmore Town council has added a new capital project for this year that will permanently remediate a nearly five metre deep sinkhole in Three Sisters Mountain Village. Late last year, Mayor John Borrowman announced the Town had received a $600,000 grant from the Province to fix the hole, located along a municipal pathway near Dyrgas… Continue reading Sinkhole repair in Three Sisters gets approval

School board stands firm on cell tower

Despite Telus claims the Town of Canmore is “running close to the limits in capacity,” the Canadian Rockies Public School division has reiterated its stance against placement of a permanent cellphone tower near a middle school.With over 77 per cent of homes within town having access to Internet and 16 per cent strictly wireless service,… Continue reading School board stands firm on cell tower

Council skips first reading of Three Sisters ASP

An area structure plan (ASP) for the remaining 80 per cent of developable land in Canmore has moved past first reading and will go directly to a public hearing following a decision by Town council at a special meeting, Tuesday (April 30). Council unanimously voted to proceed with a formal public hearing on May 15… Continue reading Council skips first reading of Three Sisters ASP

Lady Macs drop home opener against Barbarians

The newly-christened Lady Macs roller derby team battled hard, but lost their debut bout of the season against a more experienced side from Kimberley, B.C. at Thelma Crowe arena in Canmore, Saturday (April 27). Despite dropping the bout 246-132, the home opener against the Bavarian Barbarians representing the East Kootenay Roller Derby League was an… Continue reading Lady Macs drop home opener against Barbarians

Council increases budget for waste infrastructure

Canmore council has increased its budget for capital projects by $2.27 million, which will be funded from debt, to construct a regional waste transfer station and a municipal materials recycling facility at the Town’s wastewater treatment plant. In addition to the extra funds for the two pieces of waste management infrastructure, the increased budget will… Continue reading Council increases budget for waste infrastructure

Miners’ Union Hall granted renovation funds

The Canmore Miners’ Union Hall is one of the last remnants of the town’s coal mining history and over the next few months the building will be renovated to celebrate that history while also increasing its presence as a centre for the arts. Last Friday (April 12), a matching provincial grant of $125,000 was presented… Continue reading Miners’ Union Hall granted renovation funds

Former Canmore day care owner acquitted of assault charges

A tale of deceit, motive and cruelty came to an end last week in Canmore Provincial Court after a former local day care owner and director was found not guilty of seven counts of assaulting children in her care three years ago. Following a trial that took place in March 2011, which involved strong testimony… Continue reading Former Canmore day care owner acquitted of assault charges

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