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52 Stories: Janine Simpson

Janine Simpson, a long time Cochrane resident would do anything to help a local Cochranite human or animal. Janine fell in love with Cochrane years ago as she began her journey as a veterinary…

Mmmm Mmmm Cupcakes

Although February 27 is National Cupcake Day, Déjà Brew will be celebrating all week. Not only can you satisfy your sweet tooth but donate to a great cause. Déjà Brew will be joining thousands of…

100 Kids Show They Care

The second meeting for Cochrane's 100 Kids Who Care occurred on February 7. Although road conditions weren’t great, about 25 kids came out for the evening to support this quarter's voted on charity…

Annual Youth Day is Coming

An annual tradition celebrating Cochrane youth is coming up. 'Youth Day Remixed' is occurring on March 4 and this year the collaborative project between the Boys and Girls Club and Family Community…

52 Stories: Vlad Holmwood

Eighteen year old Vlad Holmwood is known as Cochrane's Celebrity. The Pizza! Pizza! sign-wielding, dancing machine is well known by motorists/passerby's in Cochrane for making people smile. For Vlad,…

VIDEO: Give Me Garth Winner

Cochrane Now's Cara Sealock and JoAnne Howard along with sponsor Barry Knobbe of Don't Panic Mechanic announce the winner of Give Me Garth. Up for grab were two tickets to Garth Brooks sold out show…

52 Stories: Ronnie Knowles

There are few Cochrane community events that Ronnie Knowles isn't organizing or present at. Ronnie has a heart and passion for bringing young, old, families, and singles together as an event planner…

Family Fun at Atco Winterfest

Winterfest is a great excuse to get outdoors and enjoy some family fun. This free event will showcase activities from the past and present, as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. Tara Chipp Smith,…

Will You Be My Valentine?!

The day of love is coming up and the Cochrane Public Library can help you get ready. The library is hosting a card makeathon from 3:30-4:30 pm today (February 8). Gail Ames, Public Services…

100 Women Are Gaining Momentum

100 Women Greater Cochrane Area are hosting their first meeting of 2017, and things are picking up. Lori Toma, Communication Director, says after a bit of a standstill in membership numbers, the…

East End Potluck Extends Invite

The east enders of Cochrane are doing what they can to spread community spirit. Alanna Thompson and regular group of friends who live in the East End, have taken on a great community building event.…

An Evening for the Ladies

The Cochrane Public Library is hosting its first ever Ladies-Only Holiday Recovery Party. After a busy, bustling holiday season, the Cochrane Public Library will slow down the pace by offering women…

52 Stories: Breanna Hendriks

Everyone has a story and Breanna Hendriks has one of inspiration. This young Cochranite is extremely driven both in her professional and personal life. Breanna has a passion for the Cochrane…

Homeschoolers Get Active

Home Schooled kids aren't missing out in the action. Serena, of the Homeschool Association organizes the physical education program which includes 180 kids a week partaking in the program. It…

Become a Caring Kid

100 Kids Who Care Cochrane is getting ready for their second meeting. A branch off of 100 Women Who Care and 100 Men Who Give a Damn, 100 Kids is a great way to introduce youth to giving back to the…

Have a Young Builder in Your House?

Lego is the rite of passage to childhood play and St. Andrew's United Church is celebrating it. St. Andrew's has opened up registration for their 5th annual Lego Competition which will take place…

Thanks For Giving Supports the Humane

Cochrane's Pet Valu was able to provide the Humane Society with enough cat/dog food for a month or more. The 'Thanks for Giving' month ran in October and generous customers donated $2932.27 in cash,…

Women Empowering Women Focuses on Careers

This month's Women Empowering Women will be held on February 6 with a special focus on careers. Mary Lou Eckmeier, co organizer says when she moved to Alberta years ago she found February to be a big…

52 Stories: Chris Franssen

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