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Paying it Forward to Single Moms

If you have jewellery laying around you are not using, a local woman will gladly accept your donations. Carey Lee has been hosting 'Chicks for Chicks' the last four years and uses second-hand…

Recognizing Great Kids in Alberta

Nominations are now open to recognize great kids in Alberta who have bettered our community while overcoming adversity. For the past 17 years, the Governemnt of Alberta has recognized 274 young…

Gore expounds upon Truth to Power in Sequel

Al Gore's 2006 film "An Inconvenient Truth" is credited with shifting public opinion on climate change. Ten years later, the jury is out on whether "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" will have…

Cochrane Art Walk Continues With October 14th Show

The Cochrane Art Walk is building on it's summer success with two fall shows, the first going this Saturday (October 14). The Art Walk, which takes place at the Cochrane ClubHouse Activity Centre, is…

Discussing Barriers and Paths to Truth and Reconciliation

Because of the remarkable interest in its September panel on the Nakoda Stoney perspective on Truth and Reconciliation, Cochrane Ideas plans a follow-up discussion on a closely related topic this…

Organic Play Receives Provincial Award

The unique idea of using a play to help introduce the town's organic collection program has received rave reviews from the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA). The AUMA has awarded…

Marinoski Wants to Bring Arts Community Back Together

The demise of the Arts and Culture Foundation Cochrane (ACFC) has inspired long-time art advocate Eveyln Marinoski to attempt to bring our vibrant arts community back together. Marinoski had launched…

Mosaic Mural is Cochrane Spirit on Display

Cochrane's iconic Canada 150 Mosaic Mural is now on permanent display for all to see for years to come. In a brief ceremony on Sept. 29, the mural was introduced at its home on the side of the…

Holy Celebration, Batman! Rebel Comics Opens Saturday

It reads a bit like a graphic novel plot line. Brothers have a dream, others join in, and a rebellious new team is formed to strike out for the cause of comic book collectors everywhere. The…

Pickin' Party Jam Returns to Roots this Saturday

The Nakoda Cochrane Pickin’ Party is returning to where it all began 13 years ago. On Saturday Sept. 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. the tradition of Stoney Nakoda and Cochrane musicians coming together for a…

Mark's No Frills Customers Contribute to Cenotaph Project

Mark's No Frills, 210-5 Ave., believes in helping to promote worthy local causes and the latest benefactor is the community cenotaph park project of the Cochrane Royal Canadian Legion. Mark Johnston,…

Local Discounts Drive Holy Spirit School Fundraiser

When you need money for those little extras during the school year, how do you go about getting it? If you're the Parent Council at Holy Spirit Catholic School in Cochrane, you do it by selling a…

Mural Mosaic being Unveiled at Permanent Home on Friday

After being originally revealed during the Canada Day celebrations, Cochrane’s new mural mosaic is getting a permanent home on Friday Sept. 29 and the community is invited to help celebrate. The…

More Artists Welcomed to Help Design Library Mural

Cochrane has a rich history and the Cochrane Public Library will be celebrating it by holding a community painting of a large fence mural on Sun. Oct. 1, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. during the town's…

"Maudie" Kicks Off Season for Chinook Film Group

The story of Maudie Lewis depicts her undaunting spirit to overcome all obstacles and how along the way she became Canada's most beloved folk artists and practically created the art genre. Bringing…

52 Stories: Paul Singh

If you are a person who says, I don't have time to give to my community, I hope you read Paul's story. I was first introduced to Paul when I volunteered for Tim Hortons Camp Day. Paul quickly showed…

Cochrane, Cremona Team Up for Classic Auto Weekend

Cochrane and Cremona have teamed up to create a memorable weekend for auto enthusiasts with their Cowboy Trail Fall Colors Show 'n Shine. Both shows are in their sixth year and two full days of…

Youth Blossom in Boys and Girls Club Leadership Program

Every summer, an exceptional group of youth blossoms at the Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane and Area, and our community is a better place for it. By volunteering through Leaders in Training (LIT)…

VIDEO: Citizenship Ceremony Enhances CommUNITY Picnic

The swearing in of 25 new Canadians complemented the spirit of the CommUNITY Picnic, Aug. 27 and it also reminded those at the celebration how fortunate we are as Canadians.. "It was quite a regal…

Summer Reading Program a Success

The Cochrane Public Library had close to 100 kids join them on Saturday (August 26) to celebrate their commitment to summer reading. Kids as young as two came to wrap up TD's Summer Reading Club…

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Upcoming Events

Concert featuring Calum Graham & Don Ross

14 October 2017 7:00 pm

Bragg Creek Community Centre, Bragg Creek





Cochrane Coworking Community - weekly meetup

24 October 2017 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Gentry Espresso & Wine Bar





Connection Cafe

24 October 2017 9:30 am

Cochrane Alliance Church





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