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Free Shredding Offered at Eco-Centre Oct. 20

The Town of Cochrane is hosting their annual free shredding event this Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Cochrane Eco-Centre, 50 Griffin Industrial Point. Fabrizio Bertolo, Cochrane Waste and Recycling…

"Boundaries" Showing Timed for Cannabis Legalization

When preparing the schedule for the 2018-19 Chinook Film Group season, the date October 17 popped off the page. Right then and there, organizers knew what the topic would be for their regular third…

'Out of Province' Fair Highlighted at Bow Valley

If you are/have a high school student who is thinking of attending post-secondary school away, you may want to attend the 'Out-Of-Province' Fair at Bow Valley High School. This Thursday evening…

Hard to Say Where Plaque Should be Displayed

It has been organized by many over the decades and remains one of the most anticipated events of the year. So the question is, where should the commemorative plaque be displayed? The 50th edition of…

More Snow Helpers Sought for When the White Stuff Returns

With sunshine in the forecast for the week ahead, Cochranites appear to be receiving a little respite from the early fall snow. The return to more common fall weather is giving the Shovel Helper…

Wednesday's Get Warmed Up: Cochrane Eco Centre

Yesterday (October 10), Crystal Payant and I hit the road armed with coffee and hot-out-of-the-oven danishes courtesy Cochrane McDonald's. Our first nominated business/organization came to us from…

Lighting Up the Ranche With Mystique and Magic

The soft glow from hundreds of creatively carved pumpkins will once again be on display. On Friday, October 26th the community is invited to walk the pathways in Cochrane's Historic Ranche Park for…

Chance to Win Free Tickets to Saturday's Chaisson Concert

It's going to be a special night at the St. Andrew's United Church this Saturday with the return of Cochrane's Lucas Chaisson. The award-winning songwriter and recording artist is here to kick off…

More Than a Dance Studio

Snap Dance Studios is opening their doors and offering up playtime for little ones. Introducing a new program, 'Snap Playdates' will get underway in November and if successful, will carry on through…

Big Hill Haven Gets Ready to Rock the House Down

The Bill Hill Haven event committee is planning less of a fundraiser and more of a 'FUN' night out. Feeling very fortunate to have received incredible support from the community at large, the…

Legion Poppy Fund Donates $24,000 to Aid Local Causes

The Cochrane branch of the Royal Canadian Legion recently donated $24,000 from its Poppy Fund to aid causes that help local veterans and support the community. Four donations of $5,000 each were…

Two-Day Celebration of Arts Kicks Off Friday

It may be a little wet out today but for the most part that won't have a major impact on cultural events planned for Friday and Saturday. The Cochrane Integrated Arts Society (CIAS) is set to make a…

The Gentry Continues to be a Hub for The Arts

When you enter the Gentry Espresso and Wine Bar, it's quite clear how much Tracy Kaczmer embraces the arts. There’s a regular rotation of the original works on the walls of her establishment and…

Watch for "Stay Puft" and the Gang at Rebel's 1st Anniversary Bash

The climb up the steps that lead above Heavenly Outhouse to Rebel Comics is an exhilarating journey of suspense for some, while the strange tales found among their 45,000 to 50,000 titles in stock…

Bragg Creek's Largest Arts Festival Kicks Off Friday

World class art, music and musical theatre are all part of the largest ever Bragg Creek Arts Festival that kicks off tonight and continues until the end of the month. Now in its third year, the…

Another Classic Weekend for Auto Buffs

A one-two punch combination in Cochrane and Cremona will make this area a destination for automotive enthusiasts this weekend. Once again the two are combining forces in presenting Cowboy Trail Fall…

"Puzzle" Kicks Off Chinook Film Group's 15th Season, Sept. 19

The Chinook Film Group is kicking off its 15th season with what appears to the Alberta premier of the film “Puzzle” on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. at the Cochrane MovieHouse. Puzzle is a closely…

A Day in the Life of Cochrane Photographs Now Online

Capturing a Day in the Life in a community as hectic as Cochrane is a huge undertaking. Yet on June 2, 17 area photographers pulled it off and what they captured can now be viewed online. Spearheaded…

Sarah Leete to speak on "An Odyssey" at Cochrane Ideas

Well-known local horsewoman and conservationist Sarah Leete will share some personal insights and experiences in her presentation to Cochrane Ideas on Friday, Sept. 14. Her illustrated talk called…

Stll Making Beautiful Music After 20 Years. Come Join the Fun

(Photos Courtesy of Chantelle Devenney)Rehearsals started this week for the concert and jazz bands and the choir of the Cochrane Music Society (CMS) as they prepare for their new season.They welcome…

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