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52 Stories: Rob Cameron

Every small town needs a Rob Cameron. A straight shooter, tell like it is cowman. Rob says he is no cowboy but yet when I think of Rob, I think of the term 'cowboy up'. One of my most memorable…

Swap Out the Old For New

There are two clothing swap sales going on this weekend with an opportunity for community members to save some cash. On Saturday (April 29) from 9 am -5 pm, the Cochrane Lioness Club are hosting the…

Cochrane Clothesline Expands

A partnership between the Cochrane Activettes and Family Community Support Services continues to grow. Starting around 15 years ago, the Clothesline continues to offer the Cochrane community…

Bow Valley Students Give Gift of Time

For ten years Bow Valley High School has been fundraising for the community and seven of those have hosted the leadership event 'Time For Hope'. With a downed economy the event will take on a new…

100 Kids Lend a Helping Hand

Cochrane's 100 Kids Who Care chapter continues to grow. This quarterly meeting will see the youth hit the streets this Saturday (April 29) and collect donations for the bi-annual food drive hosted by…

Connecting With Cochrane: What the Future Holds

Cochrane Now is looking to connect with community members. With a municipal election around the corner we want to connect with individuals, diverse age groups, and business owners big and small to…

Women Empowering Women Discuss Health Below the Belt

This month's Women Empowering Women will remove all embarrassment and taboo when it comes to discussing female pelvic health. The meeting will be held at the Cochrane Public Library after hours…

52 Stories: Jim Messner

If I had to sum up Jim Messner in a short description it would be relationship builder. The older I get the more I value important connections I make with people, especially when you remove egos. Jim…

Paint a Memory Supports a Local Family

The second annual Paint A Memory will be occurring June 17. The painting fundraiser which began last year to help local families with an unexpected, devastating loss is once again hoping to purchase…

Easter Egg Hunt Draws Huge Crowd

The largest Easter Egg Hunt in Cochrane just keeps getting bigger. Amost 400 youth scurried around Canadian Tire last Saturday morning collecting Easter treats, meeting the Easter Bunny and hoping…

Walk of the Cross Tells the Story of Christ's Passion

The Community Walk of the Cross continues to bring together a nondenominational procession of Cochrane and area residents to the Historic Downtown on Good Friday.No matter the weather, there’s always…

Easter Services in Cochrane

If you are looking for a place to worship on Easter Sunday, you have many options available to you. The Town of Cochrane has 13 different religious congregations, representing many different…

Easter Fun is Widespread in Cochrane

The weather may not be as ideal as last year, but egg hunts and family fun continues to be the rave in Cochrane leading up to Easter Sunday. On Saturday, a number of neighbourhoods are holding Easter…

52 Stories: Jaime Sawchuk

Jaime Sawchuk is a woman I am honoured to write about; her story is one of strength, perseverance, and courage. As I write this I know I will have tears because as a mom, I am awestruck by Jaime's…

Centrica Believes in Supporting Volunteers

Cochrane takes the time to salute its volunteers during National Volunteer Week, but many of those special touches wouldn't be possible without the $5,000 donation made annually by Centrica Energy,…

Art Show Extended to Support Unexpected Loss

Smyth artwork will continue to grace the walls of the Gentry Espresso and Wine Bar until the end of May. Local artist Heidi Smyth is using her creative talent to support families who experience the…

Celebrating Canadian Films with Free Showing

The Canadian film "My American Cousin" will be presented free of charge by the Chinook Film Group in conjunction with TIFF.Film Circuit at the Cochrane Movie House, Apr. 19. The free showing is part…

Walk of The Cross a Powerful Gathering

As Easter approaches, local churches and the faith community are making plans to paritcipate in the annual Walk of the Cross through downtown Cochrane. For over 25 years, Cochranites have taken part…

Bow Valley Jazz Musicians Heading to Festival

Bow Valley High School's Jazz musicians are excited about their upcoming Jazz Festival at Ambrose University on April 12. Rob Billington is Bow Valley High School's Music Teacher. He says that "this…

VIDEO: Mitford Encourages Passion for Literacy

[email protected] was last week where community members, special guests, and reading experts came into the school to share their passion for literature and encourage children to develop reading as a…

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