Chamber of Commerce Trade Show – May 5th & 6th

Sat 10AM – 5PM / Sun 10AM-4PM at Spray Lakes Recreation Centre - $2 Admission Details

 

It wasn't only the adult voters that selected Jeff Genung as mayor; so did the students.

In Student Vote, involving eight Cochrane and area schools, they picked Genung over incumbent Ivan Brooker by a wide margin and placed Tom Hardy third. In total, 344 voted for Genung, 198 for Brooker and 138 for Hardy.

Half of the candidates they favoured were also elected to council. They would have elected, in order of popularity, Tara McFadden, Morgan Nagel, Susan Flowers, Miles Chester, Bella Fallis and Dan Cunin. In fact, it was Morgan Nagel, Tara McFadden, Marni Fedeyko, Susan Flowers, Patrick Wilson and Alex Reed who were successful.

In total 680 ballots were cast in Cochrane by students of Cochrane Christian Academy, Holy Spirit Catholic School, Westbrook School, Cochrane High School, Ecole Notre-Dame des Valles, Manachaban Middle School, Mitford Middle School and RancheView School.

The Bearspaw Elementary School students choose Samanntha Wright to overcame incumbent Eric Lowther in division 8 (Bearspaw) of Rocky View County, mirroring the outcome of a close vote.

Students voting for Ward 5 of Rocky View Schools selected Kristyn Schmidt over Judi Hunter and Dan Cavanagh, but it was Hunter that won.

More than 80,000 elementary and high school students participated in the Student Vote project for the 2017 local elections in Alberta.

After learning about government and the electoral process, exploring the issues and candidates, and discussing the election with family and friends, students cast ballots for their local municipal council and school board trustee candidates.

Spearheaded by the nonprofit organization CIVIX, it's the first time they have conducted a Student Vote for Alberta municipal elections. They have in the past conducted votes for provincial and federal elections.

“CIVIX would like to thank all of the dedicated teachers that have made civic education a priority and added democracy to the curriculum,” says CIVIX president Taylor Gunn. “With more than 80,000 participants, we have surpassed expectations for our first-ever local elections project in Alberta.”

Chamber of Commerce Trade Show – May 5th & 6th

Sat 10AM – 5PM / Sun 10AM-4PM at Spray Lakes Recreation Centre - $2 Admission Details

 

More Local News

Traffic Stops Lead to Additional Charges

A couple of traffic stops at the end of March led RCMP to lay additional charges. On March 30, the Integrated Traffic Unit pulled over a 30-year-old female for speeding and discovered she was driving…

Massive 425 ha Aggregate Operation Proposed Just West of Cochrane

Burnco is proposing to vastly expand its existing gravel pit just west of Cochrane corporate limits adjacent to Hwy. 1A into a 425 ha operation. Preliminary information was provided at a sparsely…

Rocky View County Fire Prompts Safety Warning

Crews from Rocky View, Cochrane, Bearspaw, Balzac and Madden Fire Services attended a blaze just on the outskirts of town last evening (April 19). Fire Chief Randy Smith shares the call came in…

Car Dealership Seeking to Replace Smitty's Restaurant

A car dealership is seeking a development permit to replace the Smitty's Restaurant and the vacant lot next door on Westside Drive that runs parallel to Hwy. 22. Drew Hyndman, Cochrane's Senior…

RCMP On Look Out for Fragrance Stealing Bandits

Cochrane RCMP is asking for public assistance in locating three suspects involved in shoplifting incidents. Constable Kary Moore says they would like to locate the two women and one man involved in…

Cochrane Excluded From Calgary/Banff Summer Weekend Bus Service

On-It will once again be offering its weekend summer shuttle service between Calgary and Banff but won't be including a stop in Cochrane. Jonathan Weal, regional director for Southland…

VIDEO: Cochrane Thanks Our Volunteer Community

Last Saturday morning, hundreds of volunteers were given thanks. While volunteers have been recognized for a number of years in Cochrane, the Volunteer Appreciation Event held at the Cochrane Movie…

Looking to Become A Canadian Citizen?

Rocky View Immigrant Services (CCIS) is hosting a workshop tomorrow evening (April 18) to help answer any questions about acquiring Canadian citizenship. With a growing number of Cochranites looking…

Major Land-Use Bylaw Rewrite Impacts All Residents

Just how important is the comprehensive review and rewrite of Cochrane's Land-Use Bylaw to residents and builders? Extremely. The reality is, Cochrane has outgrown its land-use bylaw (LUB) and the…

From Cochrane to Humboldt, We Remember

Over 100 people gathered at Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (SLFSC) last evening (April 15) to remember those who have passed, are still recovering and the First Responders who attended to…

CochraneNow.com is Cochrane's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Upcoming Events

Connection Cafe

24 April 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Cochrane Alliance Church





Get together to cowork & have a coffee.

24 April 2018 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Corner Coworking





Fly Tying Club

24 April 2018 7:00 pm

Cochrane Alliance Church





Login