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Posted on: April 1, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Land Use Bylaw Changes for Intermodals

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Do you own an intermodal container located within City limits? If so, you might want to keep reading. A public hearing regarding Bylaw 1922-19—to amend the Land Use Bylaw pertaining to intermodal containers (sea cans)—was held on Monday, March 25 at 4 pm. Anyone wishing to speak to the proposed changes was invited to do so by City Council at this time. Once the public hearing closed, Bylaw 1922-19 was brought forward for Council’s consideration at their regular March 25, 2019 City Council meeting. After a lengthy discussion, City Council passed Bylaw 1922-19 with a few minor amendments.

Here is what you need to know:

  • Intermodal containers will be allowed in the following districts: M1 – Light Industrial and M2 – Heavy Industrial.
  • Discretionary use districts include: C2 – General Commercial, C3 – Highway Commercial and C5 – Shopping Centre Commercial and Urban Reserve.
  • Intermodal containers will not be allowed in any residential district, C1 – General Commercial, DDO – Downtown District Overlay  or C4 – Neighbourhood Commercial. 
  • For those who own intermodals currently located within the allowable districts, one year’s notice has been given for the container to conform to the amended Land Use Bylaw (by painting it the same colour as the principal building or fencing it, and ensuring it is in the correct location).
  • For those who currently own intermodal containers placed in districts where they are not allowed, a deadline of May 1 has been given to comply with the amended Land Use Bylaw.

Notices are currently being issued to intermodal container owners. If you have additional questions about the amended Land Use Bylaw, please contact Development at 780.361.4432 or email

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