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Make Sure Bear Spray is Ready for Use

Carrying bear spray while in the backcountry is a value tool in dealing with not only bears but other wildlife encounters. It's important, though, to have it ready for use and understand how to use…

A Trio of Ladies Will Elevate Your Day

Three leading ladies in Cochrane will share practical ideas, tips, and advice on how you can soar to your highest potential with money, health, and relationships. From surviving to thriving Lisa…

Paying Tribute to the Typewriter

The idea of pounding away on the keys of a typewriter is nostalgic for some, a painful memory for others and something hard to fathom at all by the younger generation. Whether you love them, hate…

You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

This Saturday (June 24) you can cool off with an ice cream treat and support local youth. In celebration of Canada's 150th, three hundred Sobeys, Safeway and IGA stores across western Canada are…

52 Stories: Anita Diggins-Wildman and Cody Wildman

This 52 story is unique for me. While I was originally focusing my attention on Cody Wildman and his life; it would be unjust to not include his wife Anita. Anita and Cody have been married for 33…

Great Day of Fishing, Family and Fun

It's called Kids Can Catch but the day at Mitford Park was really an event that was enjoyed by all ages. Held June 17, the second annual event centres around the joy of sportsfishing proved once…

Classic Cars Around Town

The Cochrane Classics Car Club has added a fresh shiny coat to their summer program and are now taking their show on the road to various locations in town on select Thursday nights. For years, the…

Raising Funds for Shelter Needs Assessment

The completion of a needs assessment is crucial to help establish the Big Hill Haven women's emergency shelter in Cochrane. To help make that possible, a major fundraiser is being held at the…

Rehabilitating With the Help of Foster Families

The Cochrane Humane Society brought foster families and dogs together (June 3) after a rescue situation a year ago. In April 2016, the Cochrane Humane Society received 11 dogs (one pregnant) from a…

Women Empowering Women Break the Stigma on Mental Health

The growing group of Women Empowering Women will meet again at the Cochrane Public Library this evening (June19). The group is open to all women who wish to engage and connect with other like minded…

Come Catch a Fish at Mitford Pond

Kids Can Catch made a splash at Mitford Pond last June and it returns June 17 for more free family fun. Youth of all ages are invited to discover the joy of sportfishing while receiving valuable tips…

Yoga and Brew for Heartworthy Cause

A fundraiser occurring at Half Hitch brewery will appease both yogis and craft beer lovers alike. The inaugural event 'Bend and Brew' will be taking place June 22, where participants can not only get…

100 Men Help Mom's in Need

On May 31, the 100 Men Who Give a Damn-Cochrane chapter gathered to support a local Cochrane non profit agency,. Rob Miller, co-organizer says while they were hoping to have more gents in attendance,…

Trade Show Geared Toward Young Families

A trade show coming to Cochrane on June 25 will cover all you need to know from your baby bump to school age children. Kris Thoreson, event organizer, says while she was investigating ideas to…

SOTB Gives Hula Hooping a Try

When you think of exercise, you may not envision grabbing a hula hoop, turning up the tunes and working out. Yet people of all ages are hooping themselves into good physical and mental health and…

Doors are Opening in Cochrane

A record number of businesses and government services are opening their doors to the public in the fourth year of Doors Open Cochrane, June 9-10. Cochrane is among municipalities worldwide who stage…

52 Stories: Carie Stock

I have been blessed more than once to sit down with Carie Stock. I was introduced to Carie a couple of year's ago when I had the opportunity to interview five interesting Cochrane based artists and…

Rompin and Stompin at CD Fundraiser

Jason Cote and Rolling Thunder are about halfway through recording songs for their long anticipated debut album but they need to raise more funds to make it possible. So they're offering a deal…

Alliance Church Gearing for Fall Opening

Major renovations to the Cochrane Alliance Church, 902 Glenbow Dr., continue to progress as it gears up for a fall re-opening. Underway since late July 2016, the rebuild of the entire west side has…

Cochrane Museum Now Open for Season

The Cochrane Museum opened its door on Friday and even those who have been there before will want to come take another look. There's a large variety of new displays depicting Cochrane life from…

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