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Howdy Neighbour! East End Invites You Over

In celebration of 'Neighbour Day' on June 16, the East End community would like to invite you over. Five homes are opening their doors and welcoming community members to share in laughter, food and…

Random Acts of Kindness No Frills Edition

Today (June 14), we were able to brighten people's day on this grey, rainy morning. Crystal Payant (Cochrane Now), Victoria Sterling (Cochrane Dodge) and I, headed to No Frills for 10 a.m. armed with…

52 Stories: Marcelle Coppillie

This week's story will be a difficult one for me personally because of the impact Marcelle Coppillie has had on my life and family. I was introduced to Marcelle stemming from an unfortunate incident…

Can You Give a Little of Your Time?

The committee members and partners of the Cochrane Area Events Society are getting a little antsy.So far only 26 people have signed up to volunteer for Canada Day celebrations, and many more are…

Highlighting Cochrane's Non-Profits: Jumpstart Charity

It seemed like the perfect time to highlight Jumpstart, and I was pleasantly surprised to learn June is national Jumpstart month. More than just donating balls to schools and sporting organizations,…

Grab a Coffee and Send a Kid to Camp

If you are looking for a coffee fix make sure you hit up Tim Hortons tomorrow (June 6) for Camp Day. The annual event is an opportunity to give youth a camp experience they won't soon forget. From…

Saskatchewan's Best Country Group Here Wednesday

Brett Browatzke is proud of his small town roots and even modest about being part of Saskatchewan's top country groups. But don't let that fool you for one second; Aces Wyld has a punchy and…

Plenty of Activities Yet to Enjoy During Seniors Week

It's Day 3 in a busy week of activities to celebrate the importance of seniors in Cochrane and there's no shortage of salutes and leisurely activities. The week kicked off with a variety of show and…

52 Stories: Jeff Avery

I have been chasing down this particular 52 Story for a while and, finally, I was able to steal a little of his time. Longtime Cochranite Jeff Avery has been featured in the news many times, but this…

Cochrane Nominees are the Heart of the Community

The Cochrane RancheHouse provided the perfect setting on May 27 to honour and thank forty-six incredible individuals, organizations and businesses. The Cochrane Community Awards acknowledged nominees…

Last Chance for Free Compost on Wednesday

Huge lineups greeted the town's first compost giveaway earlier this month. The call is now out for one more chance for residents to take advantage of the giveaway tomorrow, Wednesday, May 30 from 12…

New Displays Await You When Museum Opens June 2

Cochrane Fire Services and toys through the years are among the new displays you'll be able to view when the Cochrane Museum opens its doors this Saturday (June 2). And if all goes well, one of…

Highlighting Cochrane's Non-Profits: CEAC

While you may have recently heard about 'Branches and Banks' or seen social media posts announcing the opening date for the Cochrane Farmers' market, did you know they are both hosted and sponsored…

Cochrane High School Celebrates Grad 2018

This Saturday (May 26) Cochrane High grads will throw their caps in the air. While many are excited to get all dressed up and celebrate with their family and friends, no one is more excited than…

St.Tim's Grad Class Says Farewell

Spencer Felesky and just over 50 other students will don their cap and gown today as they celebrate their last 12 years of schooling. Felesky, named Valedictorian for St. Timothy High School, says…

Grab Your Spade and Plant a Tree

This Saturday (May 26), the annual tree planting initiative 'Branches and Banks' hosted by the Cochrane Environmental Action Committee (CEAC) will be taking place at the Cochrane Historic Ranche…

If You've Got it, Strut it

Calling all dog lovers! It is once again time to strut your mutt. Cochrane and Area Humane Society is getting ready for the 2nd annual Airdrie Mutt Strut and 17th annual Cochrane Mutt Strut this…

Biggest Cochrane Spring Show & Shine Yet Anticipated

Over 80 people registered their vehicles last spring and Crich says they are aiming to have over 130 entries this year. (file photo) Following the success of last year's event, the 3rd Annual…

No Plans Yet for $172,309 Lotto Max Win

When Onorato Rossi stopped for fuel, he ended up filling his bank account, too. The Cochrane resident won $172,309.20 from the Mar. 9 Lotto Max draw.“I had a few tickets to check, so I just started…

Open for Business, Co-Working Becomes Growing Trend

The Corner Co Working space is open for business... and all businesses are welcome. The idea of independent businesses coming together to share space, ideas and rent isn't a new concept but a growing…

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