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Bylaws & Policies


The Municipal Government Act (MGA) permits a municipality to create (and amend) bylaws. 

Bylaws are drafted that serve the public interest as a whole.

Town bylaws exist to improve the quality, aesthetics, and safety of the community and the residential neighbourhood. 

Bylaws apply collectively for all residents, property owners, visitors, and road users.

Councils may pass bylaws that govern affairs within Council, (eg: Council Procedural Bylaw) or bylaws that govern affairs within the Municipality (eg: Community Standards Bylaw).


Policies provide standards for Town procedures and assist in directing Administration to operate in a consistent manner.

Policies are approved by Council. 

Other less formal "internal policies" can be implemented by Administration. These also exist to provide operational guidance.