The mountain town of Canmore, Alta., is short on affordable housing. Some people have found a workaround — camping on town property, and residents are split over what’s become an increasingly contentious issue.

The town is moving ahead with what it says are temporary measures to bring in a parking ban.

Canmore Mayor John Borrowman says the town relaxed what used to be an overnight RV parking ban while it studies what he says is a complex municipal and social-service problem.