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Posted on: February 16, 2018

LET’S TALK PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS SCHEDULED

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The Town of Cochrane is using its new Let’s Talk Cochrane website to announce the first public engagement events of 2018.A public event to give feedback on the Town’s Smart Cities Challenge submission is scheduled for Thursday March 1, while feedback will...

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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: February 7, 2018

2018 Cochrane Community Awards now accepting nominations

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Nominations are now open for the 2018 Cochrane Community Awards.  Cochrane Community Awards is an annual program that recognizes outstanding local citizens, community leaders, schools, businesses and organizations who make Cochrane a great place ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

NOTICE: SOME PATHWAYS CLOSED

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For safety reasons, pathways closed in these locations:
- Hwy 1A underpass btwn Glenbow and Ranche
- Ranche near the Men of Vision staircase
- lower level thru off-leash area near lagoon (upper still open)
Be safe: obey barricades.

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

ACCOUNT BALANCES BEING UPDATED

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Town of Cochrane account balances: animal licences, business licences, accounts receivable, utility accounts and tax accounts are currently being updated in our new eServices system.

Any transactions made in the month of January may not be reflected in you...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

ASSESSMENT REPORTS NOW ONLINE

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Property assessment notices are mailed Jan 26. Assessments are based on July 2017 conditions and reflect typical market value using mass appraisal techniques. Average single-family home is $479,300 — down .44% from 2017.

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

THE TOWN'S NEW ESERVICES PORTAL IS NOW ACTIVE

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Please have a Town account doc handy to log in (eg: utility bill): cochrane.ca/eServices

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

COCHRANE WATER TREATMENT & DISTRIBUTION

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Did you know Cochrane’s water treatment plant can treat up to 22 million litres of water per day? Water is drawn from the Bow River and is treated using a combination of clarification, micro-filtration and multi-barrier disinfection using ultrav...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

NEW ESERVICES SYSTEM LAUNCHES IN JANUARY

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The Town of Cochrane is launching a new eServices portal to streamline account interactions for residents and businesses.

The new system is paperless, convenient and accessible — users will be able to easily connect to a variety of the Town&r...

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

SAND/SALT AVAILABLE

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The Town is making sand/salt mixture available for residents to use on their sidewalks and driveways. Please bring a bucket and shovel. Pick-up location: Matt Krol Park parking lot: 245 Riverview Drive.

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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 20, 2017

STUDENT ARTISTS RECEIVE 150 BRUSH STROKES AWARDS

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The Town’s 150 Brush Strokes project presented two local students with awards towards their art education.The winning student artists are Hannah Kinch, who painted the Men of Vision at sunset and Erin Shier, for her acrylic of St. Andrews United...

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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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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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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: May 24, 2017

COCHRANE POPULATION OVER 26,000

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Cochrane’s census numbers are in: the 2017 population is 26,320.

The Town has grown 4.5% since the 2016 census, and 12% since 2015.

Many provincial government grants are awarded on a per capita basis —a precise census count ensures the T...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN GETS NEW ART

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Fourth Street got a new piece of art today, part of the Town’s Historic Downtown Enhancement Project.

Other components include the gateway feature at the west end of First Street and new trees planted on Fourth last year.

The wrought iron panels w...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

2017 PROVINCIAL BUDGET: COCHRANE RECEIVING INCREASE IN MSI FUNDING

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Cochrane’s strong growth over the past year resulted in the Town receiving an 8% increase in Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funding in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced the allocations April 16 as part of ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS: FEE PAYMENT AND REQUEST NOW IN ONE LOCATION

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Beginning March 15, 2017 both steps of the volunteer criminal record check and vulnerable sector record check process take place at the RCMP detachment.

IMPORTANT: FEE PAYMENT TAKEN AT RCMP DETACHMENT (not FCSS)

Step 1: Go to the RCMP detachment (359 First ...

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