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A Spirited Christmas Concert Awaits You on Dec. 18

An exuberating evening of fun and entertainment designed to spread the spirit of the season is upon us, thanks to the ensembles of the Cochrane Music Society. On Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the Bow Valley…

Cochrane Exposed: November's Photographer Hendrik Böesch

This month I will be highlighting photographer Hendrik Böesch for winning the November wildlife challenge. A self-taught photographer, Hendrik, shares while he has always had an interest in…

Great Raffles, Fun Moments Ahead at St. Tim's Charity Game

Momentum continues to build to the annual St. Timothy High School Charity Hockey Game on Friday, Dec. 21 at the Cochrane Arena. This 5th annual event is not only a great school and community affair;…

Medical Hope Front and Centre at Cochrane Ideas, Dec. 14

By Andy Marshall Cochrane Ideas plans a discussion on a topic of medical hope for its Friday, Dec. 14, event at King Solomon Lodge, 120 Centre Ave. It will start at 7 p.m. Dr. Mark Hamilton, a…

Junior Curling Rocks in Cochrane

by Lark Balmer Cochrane Curling Club Have your kids tried out some team sports but haven’t found one that’s quite right? They may want to consider curling? The Cochrane Curling Club is proud to offer…

Student Achievement Celebrated at Bow Valley High

Bow Valley High School celebrated roughly 200 students earlier in November at the 17th annual Bow Valley Academic Awards Assembly. Handing out a number of bursaries, scholarships, and course awards,…

Martin Parnell Launches Last Book in Marathon Trilogy

This Wednesday evening (November 21), Martin Parnell will be doing a short presentation and book signing of his latest novel 'The Secret Marathon'. Martin Parnell, aka 'Marathon Man' is known as an…

Cochrane Exposed: Photographer Jacquie Matechuk

Every month we will highlight one of our town's fantastic photographers to learn about their history, what inspires them, improvements they want to make, and advice they would give others. This month…

Disturbing Secrets Revealed in Three Identical Strangers

In 1980, through a series of coincidences, two complete strangers—19-year-olds Robert Shafran and Edward Galland — made the astonishing discovery that they were identical twins. They had been…

Hawkins Offering Close-Up Look at Chinese People at Friday's Session of Cochrane Ideas

By Andy Marshall A respectful, close-up look at the Chinese people and how they survive in the world’s most populated country will be the topic at the next gathering of Cochrane Ideas this Friday,…

Law Firm Gives Back to Vets in Need

Maverick Law is using their ten-year anniversary as an opportunity to give back to Veterans. In partnership with the Cochrane Legion, Maverick Law is hopeful community members will support their…

Big Hill Haven Unmasks Fun at Latest Event

It was hard to know 'who was who' at the October 27th evening event in support of Big Hill Haven. MasquerAID 2018 was a night of mystery and 'fun' rather than a fundraiser with almost all attendees…

New Brunswick Canada 55+ Games Memorable for Gibbons

Bill Gibbons is pretty good with a cue and has the medals to show for it. Should you catch up with him, he also has some interesting tales of famed pool players he’s encountered over the years.…

Cancer Survivor Sean Hogan Keeps Christmas Tradition Alive

He has ridden the top of the country music charts, won numerous country music awards, travelled the continent far and wide and waged a successful battle against cancer. Through it all, Christmas…

Christmas Campaign Hopes to Support a Cochrane Mama

A unique business made up of registered nurses is hoping to support a Cochrane mama this year. Cochrane resident and 'Mama Coach', Marina MacLeod, says the Mama Coach was founded five years ago when…

COP will be on Patrol Tonight Keeping Watchful Eye on Community

Today is Halloween and as they have for 24 previous years, members of Cochrane’s Citizens on Patrol (COP) will be out and about using their eyes and ears to help local law enforcement agencies keep…

Local Chiropractor Helps Keep Toes Toasty Warm

It is the fourth year in a row Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (ACAC) and Albertan chiropractors partnered with the United Way and Woods Homes to help keep people's feet warm this…

Wednesday's Get Warmed Up: Cochrane RBC

Yesterday (October 24), Crystal Payant and I got to surprise another great business in Cochrane. Armed with two big take-home containers of hot coffee and an extra large bag of morning coffee break…

Community, Culture and Women Unite at Tapestry

The 24th annual Tapestry of Women conference will take place tomorrow (October 27) at the Cochrane RancheHouse. For over two decades women from Cochrane and the surrounding area have come together…

52 Stories: Della Robertson

As I sat down for coffee with this 52 story, I knew she would leave a lasting impression. Della Roberston is a long time Cochrane resident, who has been calling our town 'home' for the past 26 years.…

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