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IT'S ELECTION DAY: Polling Stations Open at 7 a.m.

If the advance polls are any indication, Cochrane is in for a solid turnout for the municipal election. Today, Monday Oct. 16, is election day and polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to determine…

Rocky View County Polls Open at 10 a.m.

Rocky View County will be electing councillors for its nine divisions today and polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. In the Cochrane area all divisions are being contested. With four councillors not…

Who will be the First Trustee from New Ward 5?

With a major change in the election boundaries for Ward 5, one new trustee will be stepping into new territory after today's election. Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today for the ward that…

Eight Cochrane Schools Participate in Student Vote

According to Dan Allan, of CIVIX Canada, students from eight Cochrane schools are among the 70,000 provincewide participating in Student Vote. Just exactly who the local students will favour in the…

Candidates Continue Hunt for Votes in Dying Days of Campaign

There's no rest for the weary as candidates for Cochrane town council enter the final weekend befor election day. The last advance poll before election day goes today at the SLS Family Sports Centre…

Minor Football Endorses Ivan Brooker

Patrick Price isn't the only town council candidate being endorsed by Cochrane Minor Football. Ivan Brooker has been endorsed for the second straight election for his interest he has shown to the…

Ivan Brooker says Steady Consistent Growth is Important

Incumbent Mayor Ivan Brooker continues to send the message of the importance of steady growth during the final week of his re-election campaign. Brooker says he's concerned that some candidates are…

Student Vote a Chance to get Involved with Municipal Election

Several local schools are participating in a provincewide program "Student Vote" to not only give youth an understanding of our governments and election process but also to stop and consider local…

Tom Hardy Going Full Tilt in Final Week

It's a week today the new mayor of Cochrane will be selected and candidate Tom Hardy has put his campaign into high gear. Hardy has taken a leave of absence from his job to continue his push to…

46 per cent increase in First Advance Poll

Should the first advance poll be an indication of what's to come, Cochranites have a keen interest in the municipal election now underway. The town saw a 46 per cent increase in turnout over the lone…

First Advance Poll this Saturday

We're starting to close in on election day for Cochrane's municipal election and those unable to vote on Oct. 16 have several advance polling dates available to cast their ballots. The first advance…

Election Signs Continue to be Plucked

Chances are, when council candidate Jason Phillips gets up in the morning, one of the first things on his mind is how many signs he'll have to replace. Phillips has been plaqued by signs…

East End Candidates Forum Goes Friday at 7 p.m.

Last election the Frank Wills Memorial Hall, 405 1st St. E., was packed and you can expect no less at the East End forum being held this Friday Oct. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. Igor Visser, chair of the…

The Campaign Trail of Jeff Genung

Since declaring his candidacy for mayor on Sept. 7, Jeff Genung says he has been overwhelmed by the outpour of support and is encouraged by what he has discovered along the way. "It has started to…

Munro Shocked by False Rumors of Ties with RV 2020

Rocky View County (RVC) division 9 candidate Colleen Munro is shocked by accusations of her campaign being funded by Rocky View 2020 and adamantly denies the rumour. She was forced to defend herself…

Not all Divisions in Rocky View have Forums Planned

It appears not all divisions in Rocky View County have candidates forums in the works, including division 9 that largely surrounds Cochrane to the west, north and east. Tonight is the first of three…

Kim McKylor Wants to Bring Positive Outlook to RVC Council

Kim McKylor makes it clear she doesn't wear rose-coloured glasses, but she does prefer viewing issues from the perspective of the glass being half full as opposed to half empty. McKylor is…

Not Here to Vote? Special Ballots Available

Those who will not be in Cochrane for the municipal election to vote at any of the advance polls or on election day can request a special ballot. Your confidentiality is assured with the system…

Campaigns Taking Flight for Fall Election

While the list of candidates becoming official today at noon, several have been on the move the last few weeks talking about issues and launching their campaigns. Fifteen people are running for…

Add Two Names, Drop One; 15 Running for Council

Add Patrick Price and Patrick Wilson to the unofficial list of candidates for the Oct. 16 municipal election and drop Kevin Firkus. Price and Wilson both filed papers today during the two-hour…

Jason Phillips Wants to Add Perspective of Young Family Man

Jason Phillips sees a real gap in the makeup of council and wants the opportunity to add a voice for the many young families who have been attracted to Cochrane. The 28-year-old graduate of the Bow…

Council Candidate Marni Fedeyko Passionate About Cochrane

Passionate and proactive community advocate Marni Fedeyko has announced her candidacy for town council today. Fedeyko wants to bring her energy and ideas to the table and a huge part of that is…

Forums Start with Mayor Candidates Debate Monday Sept. 18

No sooner will nominations for town council close than the candidates for mayor will be participating in the first official debate of the municipal election. A two-hour session on Monday Sept. 18…

Council Candidate Bella Fallis Wants Cochrane to Connect

A good pair of shoes, clipboard and good ears. Town council candidate Bella Fallis is equipped with all three in her quest to visit 9,000 homes and hear what people have to say. The feedback is…

Time to Take Back Town says Mayor Candidate Jeff Genung

Former town councillor Jeff Genung declares he's 'all in' in his bid to replace Ivan Brooker as mayor of Cochrane and says it's time for a fresh approach. "I'm running for mayor because I can no…

Council Has Lost Its Way, says Candidate Alex Reed

Declared town council candidate Alex Reed prides himself on being a straight shooter. So you quickly realize he's pulling no punches when he declares town council has lost sight of what is appealing…

Susan Flowers Isn't Prepared to Retire Yet

Yesterday, Susan Flowers retired after serving with FCSS for over 20 years. Today, she's a declared candidate for town council. Flowers shocked the majority of the people at her retirement party when…

Scott Gibson-Craig Did His Homework on Council

Scott Scott Gibson-Craig and his family may have only lived in Cochrane for just under two years, but his due diligence in research and attendance at council meetings will come in handy in his…

McFadden Wants to Change How Council Connects

Connectivity might be the best word to define the campaign incumbent councillor Tara McFadden is unleashing in her re-election bid. Tara McFadden is seeking her fourth term and with 10 years under…

Roads, Roads and More Roads, says Candidate Miles Chester

Road, roads, roads. Declared candidate Miles Chester says there is really only one major issue facing the next Cochrane town council: roads. "With everything that's going on in our little town with…

Mayor Brooker Confirms He's Seeking a Second Term

What's been long rumoured and anticipated has become official. Mayor Ivan Brooker has confirmed today he will be seeking a second-term and has set his three top priorities as completing the…

Signs of Election: When Do They Go Up?

Lawn signs play a large role in elections and we will see our share during the upcoming elections for Cochrane and Rocky View councils and school boards. There are, however, rules that must be…

Election Campaigns Starting to Heat Up

Each week, more people are stepping forward to announce their intentions to run in the Oct. 16 election for town council and with the Labour Day weekend closing in a rash of formal announcements are…

Should Cochrane Council Consider Meeting More Often?

Cochrane Councillor Morgan Nagel brought forth a Notice of Motion on Monday evening (August 14) in which he is hopeful will be adopted after the fall election. He is looking for present Mayor and…

Brooker has Competition for Mayor's Seat

While Cochrane Mayor Ivan Brooker hasn't officially declared his candidacy, he already has one challenger. Yesterday, Thomas (Tom) Hardy, 24, registered his intentions with the town to run for mayor…

PART TWO: Thinking of Running? Cochrane Councillors Share Thoughts

Cochrane Now sat down with Cochrane Councillor Mary Lou Eckmeier and Councillor Gaynor Levisky to get their advice and personal thoughts on running and being voted an elected official for Cochrane.…

Candidate wants Bragg Creek to Move Forward

Mark Kamachi believes Bragg Creek is on the cusp of better things and wants to build upon the work initiated by the community and retiring Rocky View County councillor Liz Breakey. A 16-year resident…

Big Change in Wind for RVC Council

Eight potential candidates have register so far for this fall's Rocky View County (RVC) council election and more are waiting in the wings in what is expected to be a major changing of the guard. At…

PART ONE: Thinking of Running? Cochrane Councillors Share Thoughts

Cochrane Now sat down with Cochrane Councillor Mary Lou Eckmeier and Councillor Gaynor Levisky to get their advice and personal thoughts on running and being voted an elected official for Cochrane.…

Councillor Morgan Nagel's Vision Remains the Same

While rumour had it that Morgan Nagel may be running for Mayorship, he has decided to seek re-election for his second term as town councillor. A lot won't change as far as Nagel's priorities go;…

Councillor Ross Watson Runs for 6th Term

Cochrane Councillor Ross Watson is vying for re-election this October. Watson has years of experience when it comes to municipal politics and has seen incredible change since first elected to…

Kendall Seeking Re-election to RVC Council

Rocky View County division 9 councillor Bruce Kendall says great strides have been made the last four years by the county and he has announced his intentions to seek a second four-year term this fall…

Councillor Nagel Throws His Hat in the Ring

Councillor Morgan Nagel made it publicly known he will be seeking re-election for Cochrane Council this fall. While Councillors Jeff Toews, Mary Lou Eckmeier, and Gaynor Levisky have announced they…

Fiona Gilbert Seeks Re-Election for RVS

Rocky View Schools (RVS) Ward 6, Trustee, Fiona Gilbert is seeking re-election this October. This was Gilbert's first term as RVS trustee and says the last four years have been a tremendous learning…

All Quiet on the Election Front?

Those planning to running in the fall municipal election appear to be keeping their cards close to their chest so far. Dan Cunin officially registered with the returning officer on Apr. 17 to kick…

Dan Cunin Throws Hat in Ring

Dan Cunin is off and running as the first potential candidate for the fall municipal election in Cochrane. Cunin registered with the Returning Officer on Apr. 18 to launch his campaign for town…

Preparations Continue for Fall Election

No candidates have yet filed their intentions to run for municipal office, but it's early in the game. In preparation for the Oct. 16 general election, town council has passed the Municipal Election…

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