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 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

Photo radar to continue in Canmore

Automated traffic enforcement, more commonly known as photo radar, will continue to exist in the Town of Canmore to curb speeders and improve the overall safety of the roads for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. Town council debated the topic at length on Tuesday (Oct. 2) and eventually passed a motion to initiate a request for… Continue reading Photo radar to continue in Canmore