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Marni Fedeyko

Road Rage Incident Leaves One Woman With Minor Injuries

A road rage incident that occurred last week (January 10) has Cochrane RCMP on the hunt for a male suspect. Constable Kary Moore with Cochrane RCMP, states a black 2018 GMC Sierra that was stopped at... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

UPDATE: Fire Ban is Lifted

While we may not be experiencing the type of weather suitable to sit around the backyard fire pit, the fire ban that is currently in effect will be lifted as of noon today (January 17). Thanks to all ... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

New Year, New Recruits, and New Opportunities for Cochrane Search and Rescue

With January 1st being the first day of a new annual cycle for Cochrane Search and Rescue (CSAR), we thought it would be a good idea to catch up with the non-profit organization.  Bill Erickson,... read more..

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Noel Edey

White Paper Warns of Hazard of Cochrane Pipeline Corridor

PipeFX Limited president Alan Goddard questions if it’s worth the risk to add another pipeline to a corridor that runs north to south through Cochrane and suggests this could be the right time to move... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

Dense Fog Could Affect Your Morning Commute

A fog advisory for the Cochrane area was put into effect at 8:21 pm this evening (January 15). Environment Canada issued the weather statement due to visibility currently nearing zero in some areas a... read more..

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Noel Edey

No Shortlist Finalized Yet to Name New Bridge

What started out as a tight timeline for the naming of the new Bow River crossing has gone into slo-mo. Town council's decision on what will be the final three potential names for the new bridge has ... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

Ninety-Two Businesses Help Make Fire Safety Info Accessible to Youth

Thanks to sponsorship from numerous Cochrane businesses, youth ages 7 to 12 will learn valuable information regarding fire safety thanks to a book put out by Community Safety Net. The coiled handbook... read more..

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Noel Edey

Town Relying on Supplementary Assessment to Make Budget Target

The town is relying upon its supplementary assessment to reach the four per cent growth target used for the 2019 municipal budget. A report presented to council tonight, Jan. 14, by Gail Butz, the to... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

A Reminder That Cochrane is Under a Ban

Although the nice weather makes sitting around an outdoor fire tempting, Cochrane Fire Services is reminding the community at large that we are still under a fire ban. Inspector Jeff Avery ... read more..

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Noel Edey

CHAPS Photo Archives Open for Viewing Wednesday

With a population now surpassing 29,000, it may be hard to imagine the humble beginnings of Cochrane as a small community along the CP Rail mainline. Thanks to CHAPS, you'll be able to take a glimpse... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

Kilt Up: Cochrane Pipe Band Celebrates 20 Years

The Cochrane Pipe Band is gearing up to celebrate its 20th anniversary at their annual Robbie Burns event this Saturday evening (January 19). A packed house of partygoers will gather at the Cochrane ... read more..

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Noel Edey

Food Bank Gets Extra $1,000 Thanks to Photographer Leah Peterson

The Activettes Food Bank received an extra $1,000 from CP Rail, thanks to an image captured by local photographer Leah Peterson during Holiday Train visit to Cochrane last month. Leah Peterson's phot... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

Warm Weather Brings Cautionary Reminder

With temperatures anticipated to hover around 7C both today and tomorrow (January 12 and 13), Cochrane RCMP is reminding people to be cautious if headed out to Ghost Lake especially if the warm weathe... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

STEP Funding Applications Are Now Being Accepted

One program the NDP re-invigorated over their term was the Summer Temporary Employment Program or better known as STEP. The program is designed to provide employment opportunities between the mo... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

Crime is Crime Says Cochrane RCMP

Cochrane RCMP, Corporal Troy Savinkoff, was pretty proud of the successful work the general duty members of the detachment did this past week in dealing with a number of property crimes.&nbs... read more..

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Noel Edey

NDPer Steve Durrell Firing Up for Upcoming Election

Within the next weeks, Steve Durrell will be officially proclaimed the NDP candidate for the Airdrie-Cochrane and has been gearing up for his views as a political equivalent to the play... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

Cochrane RCMP Arrest Six People in Relation to Stolen Vehicles

Cochrane RCMP has kicked off 2019, by arresting a number of individuals over the past few days.  In total six individuals will appear in front of Cochrane Court in relation to three recovered st... read more..

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Noel Edey

Land-Use Bylaw Rewrite About to Enter Research Phase

Town planning manager Riley Weldon says the major overhaul of the land-use bylaw is on the verge of entering the research phase after several months of review and engagement. Weldon says a numbe... read more..

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Noel Edey

VIDEO: Fedeyko and Family Doing Mission Impossible

Town Councillor Marni Fedeyko has bitten the bullet and volunteered her family to become the first to participate in Mission Impossible to better understand waste management read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

Cochrane Fire Services is 'All In' When it Comes to Mental Health

Longtime medic and firefighter, Chris Chyka has spent the past year trying to move the needle on mental health advocacy and support within Cochrane Fire Services. Working diligently behind the scenes... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

Cochrane Foundation Will Gift More Dollars and Provide More Opportunities

This year the Cochrane Foundation is excited to offer a new granting stream for qualifying community groups/organizations within the Cochrane area. Kelsey Envik, Board Director, shares the Calgary Fo... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

'Project All In' Spreads Like Wildfire as Agencies Stand Together

They say words and ideas can change the world and thanks to a few individuals that may be the case. The concept of 'Project All In' came to be from a 'literal' board meeting. Floating down the Bow Ri... read more..

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Noel Edey

MP Blake Richards Pays Tribute to Myron Thompson

Tributes continue to roll in for federal Wild Rose MP Myron Thompson, including one from his successor Blake Richards.Myron Thompson served as Cochrane's MP for 15 years. (Photo: House of Commons) Th... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

Seeing Through the Fog: Understanding Minor Brain Injury

Although June is coined Brain Injury Awareness month, a Cochrane woman is doing her best to educate the public about the ill and longterm effects of minor brain injury and post-concussion syndrom... read more..

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Noel Edey

Building Permits Drop 39% in 2018

Cochrane experienced a 37 per cent drop in the value of building permits issued for 2018 largely because fewer new homes are being developed. The town issued permits totalling about $139 million, com... read more..

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Noel Edey

Cautiously Optimistic About Growth in 2019

The town is cautiously optimistic it will experience modest growth in 2018, despite the financial downturn impacting the Calgary region housing market. The town saw a slowdown in the number of reside... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

High Winds and Dry Conditions Instigate a Town Wide Fire Ban

With little to no moisture and windy conditions, Cochrane Fire Services is calling for a town-wide fire ban beginning at 4:30 pm today (January 4). Inspector Jeff Avery says although they have been k... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

Celebrating 30 Years of Performing Arts Talent

The Cochrane Rotary Youth Talent festival is celebrating a big milestone this year. Cyndie Baum, Festival Chair, says thanks to the hearts and hard work of some Cochrane music teachers thre... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

Results Are In From December Check Stops

Cochrane RCMP says results are in from the numerous check stops held throughout the month of December. After checking thousands of vehicles, Cochrane RCMP, Sergeant Dave Hardy&nbs... read more..

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Marni Fedeyko

Outdoor Skating Surfaces are Off Limits

Due to the warm weather conditions, the Town of Cochrane has determined both Mitford Pond and the Tim Bannister outdoor rink are not safe for skating and are reminding the public at large to stay... read more..

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