• BOWDA Members Raise $31,000 for local Charities (Dec 2015)

    Friday - Dec 18th, 2015

    BOWDA members continue to show their generosity and support for the local community. At the annual Christmas lunch and fund-raiser, BOWDA members pledged $31,000 to support the Canmore Community Daycare Society and the YWCA Bow Valley Women’s Emergency Shelter. Lafarge purchased the Festive Tie for $6,000 and Riversbend Developments purchased the Mayor’s hat and Calgary […]

  • BOWDA Position SSR Process Amendments

    Friday - May 2nd, 2014

    In early 2013, BOWDA had requested Town Administration to change the SSR Process at the Statutory Plan level, so that an SSR was not a stand-alone application. This request was made in part due to the Stewart Creek Golf Cabin application which was initially defeated in Feb 2013. This application highlighted the inadequacies of the […]

  • BOWDA Position on MGA Review

    Wednesday - Apr 30th, 2014

    The Province is reviewing the Municipal Government Act and has asked for input on what should and should not be changed in the MGA. BOWDA’s concern is that municipalities will be looking for increased powers to expand their taxation envelope. For instance, Offsite Levies are currently allowed under the MGA for roads, sewer and water […]

  • Property Tax Issues

    Thursday - May 23rd, 2013

    For the past 2 years, BOWDA has made presentations to Council regarding the inequities of the Property Taxes in Canmore. We are pleased that Council listened to the concerns, and that Town Administration did a thorough review of the issues with Council, Administration, Public, Business and Industry input. Here is a recap of the three […]

  • Canadian Home Builders Association Presentation

    Thursday - May 23rd, 2013

    On Thursday, May 9, 2013, Jim Rivait and Richard Goatcher from Canadian Home Builders Association, Alberta Chapter delivered a presentation to BOWDA members. Jim, Executive Director discussed some of the issues that CHBA Alberta is working on at the Provincial level, while Richard focused on the home building forecasts and economic impact of the Three […]

  • BOWDA Requests SSR Review

    Thursday - May 23rd, 2013

    On May 7, 2013, BOWDA Executive Director Ron Remple made a presentation to Canmore Town Council requesting a review of the SSR process. Following is the letter sent to Council for their consideration…

  • BOWDA Raises over $15,000 in 5 minutes for Victim Services

    Thursday - Jan 24th, 2013

    To raise over $15,000 for a good cause is a feat anyone should feel proud of, but to do it in only five minutes is certainly worth a few pats on the back. At this year’s Christmas lunch for the Bow Valley Builders and Developers Association (BOWDA), members raised $16,500 in less than five minutes […]

  • South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

    Monday - Dec 3rd, 2012

    The Province has introduced the Land Use Framework. Within this framework, the Province recently approved the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan (LARP) which encompasses the Athabasca Oil Sands. The South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) is the next regional plan to be analyzed and approved. The South Saskatchewan Region ranges from the Rocky Mountains to the west, […]

  • Bow Valley Trail Area Redevelopment Plan

    Friday - Oct 12th, 2012

    Bow Valley Trail Area Redevelopment Plan (BVT-ARP). BOWDA has had an appointed member on the BVT ARP steering committee during 2011 and 2012. The BVT ARP has been approved for first reading by Council and will be going for Public Open House on Oct 17, 2012 at 6pm. Please click here to see a copy […]

  • Tourist Home Taxation

    Tuesday - Sep 18th, 2012

    BOWDA is concerned that Tourist Homes are taxed differently for Permanent and Non-Permanent Residents. Specifically, if a person purchases a home in a Tourist Home zoned area, they are taxed as a Tourist Home, which is approximately twice the taxation cost of a regular home. Permanent Residents who are not using the home as a […]