Canal Flats Council October 28th

Meeting includes RCMP update from Sgt. Kakuno

By Dean Midyette

Special to the Pioneer

The regular meeting of the Canal Flats council on October 28th began with a quarterly report from RCMP Staff Sergeant Darren Kakuno who reported that the detachment is now fully staffed. Calls for service during the summer quarter were up slightly from 2018 with Canal Flats accounting for 4 per cent of all calls for service in the area. There was, however, a decrease in property crime during this period due to proactive initiatives undertaken by the detachment. Sgt. Kakuno also reported on a crime spree on Monday October 28th in Windermere and Invermere which included thefts from vehicles and two vehicle thefts as a result of the cars being left open with keys in them.

Sgt. Kakuno informed council of the WITS program (Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek help) that was introduced into two area elementary schools to combat youth crime and bullying.

Council received a number of reports as well as 2020 schedules and work plans from staff, which included a 2019 visitor summary from Tilley Memorial Park which welcomed more than 7,500 visitors this summer.

The village will be applying for a number of grants including a $25,000 UBCM Community Emergency Preparedness grant and an application for $1 million from the UBCM Community Child Care Space Creation Program to create a local daycare. There will be a second phase to this grant which will provide a maximum of $3 million for child care spaces which will be available at a later date.

Finally, bylaw approvals included third reading of Zoning Bylaw 215 – Amendment Bylaw No 222, adoption of the Fees and Charges bylaw for 2020, third reading of the 2019 – 2023 Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw No 226 and third reading of the Floodplain Management Amendment Bylaw 227. All bylaws can be viewed on the Village of Canal Flats website at

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