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Flash Your Pride

If you have always wanted to get ink'd you may want to drop into Sink Or Swim Creations next week. The local tattoo shop is prepping for its second annual 'Pride Flash' fundraiser which supports…

Bringing Past to Life with Time-Period Gowns

Stepping into the past at the Cochrane Museum has just become a little more authentic.Jade Lewis To further enhance the experience for visitors. five costumes have been commissioned from acclaimed…

Spring HIll Show & Shine Created to Support Children's Hospital

An event created to support the Alberta Children's Hospital continues to combine the love of fine rides, music and charity. The 12th annual Spring Hill Charity Show and Shine is being held this…

Marshall Corrects Misconception About Who Founded Cochrane Times

"Jack did a lot in the community, but he did not found The Cochrane Times." So says Andy Marshall, who briefly owned the Cochrane Times weekly newspaper. He believes the record should be set straight…

52 Stories: Cyndy Morin

Even though Cyndy Morin does not physically reside in Cochrane her compassion and willingness to give make her an easy candidate for a 52 story. This local Cochrane business owner is the perfect…

Used Cochrane Eyeglasses Find Second Life

Do you have used eyeglasses or sunglasses in any condition cluttering your drawers? The Cochrane Lions Club will gladly find a new home for them. The club has recently stepped up its involvement in…

Brandon Thomas Mini-Meet Returns to Ramada on Sunday

The 2nd annual Mini Meet in support of Show Your Ride for Brandon is being held this Sunday, July 15 at Cochrane Ramada, 10 Westside Dr., from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The event is free for participants and…

Cochranite Wins $1 Million in Lotto Max

After getting over the shock of winning $1,000,020 on Lotto Max, Cochranite Wade King will have some decisions to make on how to enjoy this winning. “I’m still in complete shock,” he said. “I keep…

Every Paw Counts

Thanks to the Cochrane community's big heart, Pet Valu was able to donate an incredible amount of money to the Cochrane and Area Humane Society (CAHS). On Wednesday, June 27th Pet Valu staff…

Helping Collect Data on Bumble Bees at Glenbow Ranch Project

Participants of the Bumble Bee Citizen Science Program have now started collecting data on bumble bees at the Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Area in the second year of a project being spearheaded by…

Record-Breaking Fund Raising for Child Advocacy Centre

The St. Timothy High School had much to celebrate when the final tally was announced from their spirited fundraising campaign for the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre. With $3,900 raised, about…

Random Acts of Kindness Kicks Off Summer for Teachers

It was our fourth random act of kindness day and we decided to celebrate the staff at Holy Spirit School. With today (June 27) being the teachers' last day we thought it would be an awesome idea to…

Council Gets a Small Taste of Upcoming Medieval Day Merriment

It's fabled to have been a time of chivalry, jousting, minstrels, merriment, magic and was the backdrop for Monty Python's most beloved film.Gail Ames, who launched the first Medieval Day, was…

Cochrane Musuem Opens Camera Display this Wednesday

These days a camera is like a Swiss Army Knife feature on a smartphone or a digital beast that does a lot of the settings you can further adjust and manipulate with software. But there was a time…

Valedictorian Kassidy Gerhardi Bids Adieu on Behalf of BVHS Grads

This Friday (June 29), Bow Valley High School graduates will celebrate the end of twelve years of schooling. Kassidy Gerhardi, BVHS Valedictorian is putting the last minute touches on her speech as…

Christian Festival Moving to Cochrane from Stoney Nakoda

The No Greater Love Music Festival is moving to Cochrane after spending its first two years on the Stoney Nakoda Nation. The festival will now make its home at the Canadian Southern Baptist (CSB)…

Cochrane Youth is One of Thirty Canadian Ambassadors

One of our town's amazing youth is one of thirty representatives in a program called 'French for the Future.' Grade 11er, Emily Nattress, is enrolled in the French Immersion program at Cochrane High…

Howdy Neighbour! East End Invites You Over

In celebration of 'Neighbour Day' on June 16, the East End community would like to invite you over. Five homes are opening their doors and welcoming community members to share in laughter, food and…

Random Acts of Kindness No Frills Edition

Today (June 14), we were able to brighten people's day on this grey, rainy morning. Crystal Payant (Cochrane Now), Victoria Sterling (Cochrane Dodge) and I, headed to No Frills for 10 a.m. armed with…

Tristan Walker Thanks Lions for Their Support

Olympian Tristan Walker deals in very small units of time in his sport of luge. In fact, less than a blink of an eye can be the difference between climbing the podium or not. Walker and his doubles…

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