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Posted on: April 10, 2018

2017 COCHRANE FIRE SERVICES STATISTICS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETUESDAY APRIL 10, 2018

2017 COCHRANE FIRE SERVICES STATISTICS Cochrane, AB – Last year was busy for Cochrane Fire Services, but overall average response times remained consistent.Calls were up 14.29% from 2016 — 107...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

COMMUNITY GETTING TO WORK ON TRI-SITE CONCEPT PLANS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETUESDAY APRIL 10, 2018COMMUNITY GETTING TO WORK ON TRI-SITE CONCEPT PLANSCochrane, AB – Council is moving forward with plans for three sites in the centre of Cochrane.Council approved establishing a Tri-site Concept Plans Pr...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR DOORS OPEN COCHRANE

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Plans are underway for this year’s Doors Open Cochrane, with exciting new locations joining the event.Doors Open Cochrane has seen steady growth since 2014, the event’s first year.On Friday June 8 and Saturday June 9, local organizatio...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

APRIL 3 2018 IS CENSUS DAY

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APRIL 3 2018 IS CENSUS DAY

Cochrane, AB – April 3 is Cochrane’s official census day. Answering questions online means Cochrane residents can provide their information in less than one minute.

Residents have until April 30 to count themselves in.

Door hangers...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

IT'S SLIPPERY — TAKE CARE

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Watch for slippery patches on sidewalks, pathways, roadways and wear footwear appropriate for the conditions. Try walking like a penguin or walk around the patches when possible.

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

ROTTEN EGG SMELL?

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Town staff have a received calls from a few residents with a rotten egg-like smell in their homes. All the homes are located close to storm ponds.After investigation, here’s what appears to be happening: 

  • vegetation in storm ponds is dec...
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Posted on: March 15, 2018

TOWN SNOW CLEAN-UP A SUCCESS

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The Town of Cochrane has less snow on the roads today, thanks to a special effort from Roads crews last week.This winter’s weather meant more snow than usual, creating difficulty for waste collection vehicles, obstacles for emergency responders ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

WARM WEATHER IS FINALLY HERE— AND THE SNOW IS MELTING!

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Town crews are keeping an eye on melting snow, but you can help: 

• Catch basins (storm drains)

- clear snow and ice from grate

- clear a trench so water can flow easily

• Sidewalks

- check each day for ice

- sand/salt as required

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

LET'S TALK COCHRANE

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We’re thrilled to launch our new online public engagement portal! We’ve refreshed the “Let’s Talk” name with a fresh, lively and modern look and feel.
More: LetsTalkCochrane.ca

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

MAYOR AT TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE PROMOTING COCHRANE AS A “SMART CITY”

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Mayor Jeff Genung is at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) conference in Las Vegas this week to connect with high-tech industry leaders, explore opportunities and research ideas as Cochrane prepares a bid for the federal Smart Cities Challenge.Infr...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

2018 BUDGET APPROVED; TAX INCREASE SET AT 3.06%

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2018 BUDGET APPROVED; TAX INCREASE SET AT 3.06%Council discussed revisions made to the draft budget during the November deliberations, made a few last changes, and approved the revised 2018 budget at last night’s Council meeting.Maintaining serv...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

RCMP THEFT PREVENTION PROGRAM

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From Cochrane RCMP:

Theft from motor vehicles and theft of motor vehicles impacts all residents and visitors and alike. Cochrane RCMP is committed to interrupting and reducing this criminal activity, and will employ a number of prevention and enforcement t...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

COCHRANE IN YOUR POCKET: TOWN LAUNCHES MY COCHRANE APP

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The Town of Cochrane is adding a new way for residents to connect with us: a mobile app called My Cochrane.The app gives residents another, easier way to communicate with the Town about programs, services, events, information, feedback and service request...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

ORGANICS COLLECTION CHANGING TO BI-WEEKLY

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Cochrane’s residential organics collection schedule becomes bi-weekly in mid-October.

The program was designed to reduce frequency when organics volume typically goes down.

“We know there’s less organic material to pick up in fall and winter,” says Fabrizio...

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Full details of Cochrane’s organics program News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

LAND AGREEMENTS IN PLACE FOR SOUTH BRIDGE CONNECTIONS

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LAND AGREEMENTS IN PLACE FOR SOUTH BRIDGE CONNECTIONS

The final land agreements are in place for the south side of the Bow River bridge and extension of James Walker Trail through the Riversong neighbourhood.

Members of Town administration met with adjacent...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

COCHRANE COUNCIL ANNOUNCES NEW CAO

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Town of Cochrane Council are pleased to announce Dave Devana as the Town of Cochrane’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), to begin October 10.

As CAO, Devana will lead development, implementation, and administration of all policies and programs establ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

OFF-SITE LEVIES SUPPORT TOWN INFRASTRUCTURE

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Town Council received a summary of 2016 off-site levies at their July 10 meeting.

A total of $4,358,430 was collected from developers.

Off-site levies are calculated on total hectares being developed and support Town infrastructure approved in Offsite Levy ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

HELP PETS GET HOME

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You do your best to keep your pet safe, but sometimes things happen.
Contact Municipal Enforcement (403-851-2532) if you:
• find a cat or dog
• lose a pet
Always check cochrane.ca/ImpoundedAnimals

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

NEW PARKING FOR OFF-LEASH

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Starting Monday June 26, there is a new temporary parking location for pathway and off-leash area users (look for signs): • south of existing parking lot • west side of Griffin Rd

 Use the crosswalk to access the pathway; please ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

COCHRANE CARES REPORTS HIGH SATISFACTION, MANY AREAS TO WORK ON

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The Cochrane Cares report outlines positive feedback on some Cochrane services, and the gaps in services for some groups.

The Cochrane Cares: Regional Well-being Review report was presented at last night’s Council meeting.

Three-quarters of partic...

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See the full report. News
Posted on: May 19, 2017

COCHRANE DOLLARS HONOUR LOCAL FIGURES, LANDSCAPES

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Cochrane’s new local currency features local historical figures and landmarks.

The new bills were unveiled Friday morning.

“Cochrane Dollars are a fabulous opportunity to support local businesses,” says Cochrane Mayor Ivan Broo...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

COUNCIL APPROVES MOVING FORWARD ON TRANSIT PLANS

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The Town of Cochrane is moving ahead to make plans for local transit, with the support of provincial funding.

The Town was approved for $9 million in provincial Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP) funding in 2011 for the creation of local and regi...

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Transit Feasibility Study and more details. News