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Let's Get Reading

The Cochrane Public Library is encouraging the community to get reading. Part of Family Literacy Week the library is hoping Cochrane becomes Alberta's most readerly community. Karen Drok, Community…

Antique Road Show is Coming to Cochrane

Curious about the value of your antiques or perhaps considering selling some? The Friends of Glenbow School (FOG) are hosting an Antique Road Show and Auction on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Cochrane…

Grand Prize up for Grabs for Playing Family Literacy Week Bingo

Even if you haven't played "blackout bingo" you'll quickly catch on to what the Cochrane Public Library has planned for Family Literacy Week, Jan. 22-26. The library has prepared a Family Literacy…

Kilts, Bag Pipes and Haggis Set the Stage for Robbie Burns Night

The Cochrane Pipe Band is hoping to pack the Cochrane RancheHouse on Saturday, January 27, in honour of Robbie Burns. For 19 years, Cochranites have embraced their love of the Scottish holiday by…

52 Stories: Kelly and Dianne Kimmett

I am not sure if this past week had a subliminal message it was sending me but everywhere I looked or stories I heard, the message was the same. Life is short. Live your life with intention, purpose,…

A Christmas Classic Will Warm the New Year

Looking to warm the hearts of Cochranites, students will bring a classic theatrical performance during a less hectic time of year. On Tuesday evening (January 16) at 6:30 p.m. the beloved story of…

VIDEO: Do You Have What it Takes to Escape?

Cochranites can enjoy a new fun activity in town. The Rockyview Hotel has three escape rooms known as the Rockyview Lockdown. A Catastrophe, the Orphanage, and the Ringmaster will all test your…

Getting Youth Ready to be Animal Advocates

The Cochrane and Area Humane Society is getting ready to host its inaugural Critter Club. Jaimie Anton, Fund Development Officer for the Humane Society, says Critter Club was created to help bridge…

Did Christmas Calories Take a Toll?

Like most years, a New Year means a renewed focus on getting healthy, losing weight, and getting back into shape. Kim Brochu of Kim Brochu Fitness is an avid fitness and health enthusiast who shares…

Highlighting Cochrane's Non-Profits

While many of us have heard of Rotary International, do you know what our local Cochrane Chapter does? Rotary gives back through three different streams: at the local, national and international…

FOLLOW UP: Axeman's "Near The Ditch" Snapped Up

Forty-eight hours. That's how long it took the "Axeman" to sell all 50 copies of his book of iPhone photography, entitled "Near The Ditch: Views from the Road." Greg Axelson's self-published book…

Award-Winning Cochrane Novelist Speaking at Cochrane Ideas

It may not be commonly discussed, but nationally-acclaimed novelist Fred Stenson has long resided in Cochrane and can often be found pounding the keys at local coffee shops. Next Friday, Jan. 12,…

A Year of 52 Stories

A personal initiative I started at the end of January last year has obviously not resulted in 52 stories yet... but it will. So far 31 out of 52 Stories has been written and shared with the community…

Potential of Arts Council to be Explored at Jan. 22 Meeting

Since September, Evelyn Marinoski has been working to once again bring the arts community together. The next step is just weeks away with a Cochrane Arts community meeting on Jan. 22. "I am…

The Trip to Spain Movie Tickets Now Available

The Chinook Film Group is kicking off its 14th year by offering "The Trip to Spain" on Wed. Jan. 17 at the Cochrane Movie House. Michael Winterbottom returns to direct the third in this series of…

Putting the 'C' in Community

Cochranite's willingness to collaborate is what makes our community the gem it is. Opening the doors in May 2010, Home Reno Heaven owned and operated by the Cochrane Society for Housing Options has…

Lighting Up Cochrane's Christmas in So Many Ways

For 33 years, Cochrane Light Up has been celebrating Cochrane's immense Christmas spirit. Over the last five years, though, it has evolved into something much larger. On Dec. 24, co-chairs Stephenie…

52 Stories: Margaret Van Tighem, Patti Fisher, and Jackie Coulas

A special 52 story involving three remarkable ladies who prove that an idea can become reality if you seize the opportunity. I could not do this story justice by telling one perspective without the…

Christmas a Special Time for Cochrane Challengers

Christmas is a special time for the Cochrane Challengers. On Monday, the Cochrane Lanes were packed for the Challengers' annual Christmas bowling party that included visits from Santa and some…

Santa Visits Continue to Create Lasting Childhood Memories

For five evenings, Santa was escorted through town on his annual Christmas community visits last week to bring good cheer to both wide-eyed youth and the young at heart. "Overall, it went very well.…

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