Access to Northern Rockies Regional Municipality Records & Information

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is committed to providing access to information and records online, through contact with departments, or formally under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act is provincial legislation that balances information and privacy of individuals through:

  • Freedom of Information: Improving openness and accountability of the Municipality through the provision of legislated rights of access to municipal records; and
  • Protection of Privacy: Preventing unauthorized collection, use or disclosure of personal information by the Municipality.

Routinely Available Records and Information

Information that is routinely available may be accessed online (visit the Northern Rockies CivicWeb Portal) or by contacting appropriate municipal departments.

Formal requests are not required for routinely available records such as regular Council and Committee minutesannual reports, and bylaws.

Formal Requests for Records

For records that are not routinely available, FIPPA provides that members of the public can submit a formal request for access to certain records. You may submit a request in writing through the Municipal Privacy Head, or use the online Request for Access to Records Application.

The Act provides that a response for access to records must be provided within 30 business days, unless extensions are granted. Every effort is made to return a response sooner.

There may be a cost associated with a request for records or information.  Costs associated with requests for property-related information is noted within the Request for Access to Records Application, while costs for requests for records are summarized in the NRRM's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw No. 83, 2014.

If you would like to inquire if the record or information you are requesting is routinely available, or whether a formal request under FIPPA is required, please contact the Municipal Privacy Head.

Request for Records Application

Our Website & Your Privacy

The NRRM is committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information you may provide when visiting our website. Part of that commitment is to explain what information may be collected and why, how it will be used and who may have access to it. Our practices have been designed to ensure compliance with the privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

This privacy statement applies to interactions with the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) and affiliated websites. Following is an overview of our website practices.

What Personal Information We Collect

When you visit the NRRM website, you do so anonymously, there is no need to tell us who you are.

If you direct an enquiry to a Municipal department, we will ask you to provide your name and phone number and/or mailing address or email address for the purpose of responding to your enquiry. Only those who "need to know" will have access to the personal information provided.

When you complete online transactions, job applications, or enter online surveys or contests we may collect personal information such as your name, address and e-mail.

The municipal website does not collect or retain your email address in a database format although some Internet Service Providers may automatically include your email address with your IP (Internet Protocol) address.

What Session Information We Collect

The Municipal website logs the date and time of the visit, the web pages or services accessed, the type of browser and operating system and the IP address of all site visitors. An IP address is the number automatically assigned to the computer or to the ISP (Internet Service Provider) that is requesting a website content page.

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track visitors' movements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Information is also collected for the purpose of assessing system performance, improving web services and web site management. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Some of the services available from the municipal website may require the use of "cookies". The municipal website uses "per-session" cookies only.

Per-session cookies are small files that are temporarily stored in your computer's memory and are deleted when you leave the Municipal web site.

Protection of Personal Information

The Municipality is obligated to protect your personal information by making reasonable security arrangements against such risks as unauthorized access collection, use, disclosure or disposal.

Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day operating practices, as part of the municipality's commitment to the protection of personal information it holds.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

The Municipality may revise this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect changes to our website. As a result, you should visit this page periodically to review the contents.