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Canmore Community Monitoring Report - 2012. Presentation to Canmore Council By: Bruce Gleig E. Melanie Watt Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley October 8, 2013. History.

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canmore community monitoring report 2012

Canmore Community Monitoring Report - 2012

Presentation to Canmore Council

By: Bruce Gleig

E. Melanie Watt

Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley

October 8, 2013

history
History
  • 7th iteration: Thresholds & Monitoring in 1999, Canmore Community Monitoring Report in 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012
  • Legacy of the 1995 Growth Management Strategy – monitor key indicators over time
  • Structure of this edition is based on the Town of Canmore’s 2013-15 Strategic Plan
format
Format

The Report is divided in 5 sections:

  • Place
  • Service
  • Economy
  • Environment
  • People
vision
Vision

“Canmore is a resilient and vibrant community socially, economically, and environmentally. Its strength is in its resourceful and engaged citizens, who thrive together on the strength of the community’s heritage, long-term commitment to the diversity of its people, and health of the mountain landscape.”

-Town of Canmore 2013-2015 Strategic Plan

process
Process
  • Measure consistent indicators over time, modify/add indicators when necessary
  • Collect and update data and observations
  • Where relevant, trends are compared to other communities, provincial/national averages
  • Meet with committees of relevant local experts for each section – provide interpretation / recommendations
new information
New Information

Major Reports Include:

  • 2011 Census of Canada
  • 2011 National Household Survey****
  • 2013 Sense of Community Report
  • 2012 Citizen Satisfaction Survey
trend descriptors
Trend Descriptors
  • Key indicators were assigned a descriptor of change or trend since 2008 (or the most recent year)
  • This reflects past conditions, and is not necessarily predictive of future trends
sense of community
Sense of Community
  • 2008: 70% Strong Sense of Community
  • 2013: 80% Strong Sense of Community
community facilities
Community Facilities
  • Elevation Place – major investment in community facilities
  • Process for redevelopment of the old swimming pool

Photo From: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elevation-Place/252819348190723

arts culture
Arts & Culture
  • New Public Art: Portal XII and Touchstone
  • Inclusion of space for the Canmore Art Guild at Elevation Place
  • Three Sisters Gallery at Elevation Place (curated by theCommunity Public Art Committee)
  • Initiated process for developing Canmore Arts Centre
land use development and planning standards
Land Use Development and Planning Standards
  • Updated the Land Use Bylaw
  • Initiated the Bow Valley Trail Area Redevelopment Plan (BVT ARP)
  • Major land use decisions on the Three Sisters Lands: “In flux”
responses to food need
Responses to Food Need
  • Hamper distribution increased in 2008/9 and 2009/10
health services
Health Services
  • Emergency Room visits decreasing: Urgent Care opened in Cochrane
  • 88% of patients at ER discharged in 4 hours or less
  • Low rate of use for telephone based HealthLink
  • Obstetrics now centralized at Canmore Hospital
community safety
Community Safety
  • Violent crimes and property crimes both trending downwards since 2004
  • Overall crime rate is lower than Alberta average
employment status
Employment Status
  • 2008-2011: 5.5% drop in ‘employed full-time’
  • Regional unemployment rate reached 5.3% in 2010, 3.9% in 2012
employment status1
Employment Status
  • High participation rate in the labour force
temporary foreign workers
Temporary Foreign Workers
  • Rapid increase after 2007
  • 385 present in 2011
employment by industry
Employment by Industry
  • Accommodation & Food (17.1%) increased by 7.1% overall from 2008 to 2011
  • Construction (10.2%) dropped by 31.8% from 2008-2011 (381 jobs)
income and wages
Income and Wages
  • Mean income: dropped $10,000 from the peak in 2007 to 2010
  • Median income: little change
capital gains
Capital Gains
  • Not included in ‘total income’
business licenses resident
Business Licenses - Resident
  • Resident Businesses: -3.4% decline since 2008
  • Non-resident Businesses: -31.0% since 2008
building permits housing starts
Building Permits/Housing Starts
  • Down significantly from the peak in 2006/7
regional tourism visitation
Regional Tourism Visitation
  • Increased in 2011 – partly from ‘Rubber Tire Traffic’
  • DMF & Canmore Business & Tourism: Significant investment into destination marketing
occupancy rates
Occupancy Rates
  • Up from 45% in 2011 to 52% in 2012
  • Increased occupancy rates AND increased room capacity
rental housing
Rental Housing
  • Modest price increases (~5%) from 2009-2012
  • 46% decrease in average availability from 2009-2012
resale prices
Resale Prices
  • Overall, an 18% decrease from 2007 to 2012
  • Mean single family home: $915,149 to $758,000
waste water energy
Waste, Water, Energy…
  • 2012 ESAP Report follows this presentation!
  • Note: Electricity consumption increased 13.8% from 2008 to 2012

Other Highlights:

  • Regional ROAM Transit at the end of 2012
  • Legacy Trail Extension
wildlife wildlife corridors
Wildlife & Wildlife Corridors
  • TSMV Planning Process
  • TSMV Monitoring and EIS
  • 2012 BCEAG Update
  • South Canmore and West Palliser study
  • 11 years of Benchlands data summarized
  • Regional elk/sheep populations show ‘no trend’
  • Highway Mitigations/Crossing structures continue to reduce mortality and facilitate movement
bear human conflict
Bear/Human Conflict
  • 1997 to 2011: 116 black bears and 12 grizzlies translocated or human-caused mortality
cougar human conflict
Cougar/Human Conflict
  • Recent years have been higher than long term average. Partly linked with feeding on wildlife carcasses in developed areas
coyote human conflict
Coyote/Human Conflict
  • Coyote conflict has dropped substantially from the high in 2007/8. Perhaps in part from the removal of ‘problem’ coyotes from the town. No ‘extreme’ incidents.
mountain pine beetle
Mountain Pine Beetle
  • Mountain Pine Beetle #s have dropped dramatically since 2008. Intensive survey and control work has been suspended.
population
Population

2008-2011

  • 2.6% increase in permanent population
  • 7.5% increase in semi-permanent population
length of residency and migration
Length of Residency and Migration
  • Increasing proportion of long term residents
  • Decreasing migration rates and turnover
age structure
Age Structure
  • 55+ is growing
  • 0-14 stagnant
workshop participants and reviewers
Workshop Participants and Reviewers
  • Pamela Lockyer
  • Christopher MacPhee
  • Scott Moncur
  • Ron Remple
  • Lori Rissling-Wynn
  • Spencer Schneider
  • Barb Shellian
  • Jessica Stoner
  • Kim Titchener
  • Donna Trautman
  • Jesse Whittington
  • Paul Zilligen
  • Jennifer Bisley
  • Gary Buxton
  • Brenda Caston
  • Tony Clevenger
  • Andreas Comeau
  • Steve deKeijzer
  • Peter Duck
  • Darcy Edison
  • Brad Freer
  • Mike Gordon
  • Shelley Gregorash
  • Karsten Heuer
  • Jon Jorgenson
  • Bob Kocian

Authors and Workshop Facilitators

Bruce Gleig, Program Associate, Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley

E. Melanie Watt, Executive Director, Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley