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Posted on: September 23, 2016

COUNCIL GETTING AQUATIC AND CURLING/MULTISPORT CENTRE PROJECT UPDATE MONDAY

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The cost of the project is now estimated at $48 million, up 6.6% from the original $45 million budget.

Full Council report.More...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

FOOD TRUCK BYLAW OPEN HOUSE

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Join us to learn about the proposed bylaw, the process to become food truck, survey results and the bylaw approval.
Thu Sep 29, 5-7pm
Visitor Info Centre, 521 First St W
More: cochrane.ca/FoodTrucks

Posted on: September 19, 2016

CEMETERY MASTER PLAN OPEN HOUSE

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Missed the open house? Review the information boards and give your feedback!
(Survey open until 4pm, Fri Sep 30.)
cochrane.ca/Cemetery

Posted on: September 7, 2016

COCHRANE'S ON THIS YEAR'S ROGERS HOMETOWN HOCKEY TOUR

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The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour – Canada’s ultimate hockey festival – is stopping in 24 new Canadian communities during the 2016-17 NHL season, including Cochrane! Schedule and info.

Posted on: August 10, 2016

ROAD CLOSURE

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Important notes:
• Library access is still available from Railway St• Work is currently being scheduled to finalize Grande Ave
• Grande Ave is planned to open this fall

Grande Ave has work scheduled (starting soon) to make it ready for use, includi...More...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

FALL PROGRAM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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Browse online for programs and activities offered by Big Hill Leisure Pool; Recreation, Culture and the Arts; FCSS and Parent Link Centre. See the full guide and register online.

Posted on: July 22, 2016

LEAVE PETS AT HOME WHERE THEY'RE SAFE AND COOL

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When it's hot, leave pets at home, provide plenty of water and a spot in the shade. Even a few minutes in a hot car can have serious consequences; opening windows or parking in the shade makes no difference. More

Posted on: May 18, 2016

GO SLOW ON THE H20

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Cochrane's Level 1 watering restrictions are in effect year-round unless otherwise advertised. YOU MAY WATER OUTSIDE 5-10am or 7pm-1am ONLY.
More: cochrane.ca/WaterConservation

Posted on: June 30, 2016

CONSTRUCTION NOTICES ONLINE

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Check cochrane.ca/Construction for current and upcoming construction work on Town roads, parks and pathways.

Posted on: August 9, 2016

FOOD TRUCK OPERATION LOCATIONS CLARIFIED

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There are currently two food trucks licensed to operate in Town under a pilot program. Development permits issued by the Town under the pilot program allow operation in a variety of pubic locations, and operation in private locations with permission of th...More...

Additional Info...
Posted on: July 15, 2016

WATER ACCUMULATING ON YOUR STREET? IT MIGHT BE A TRAP LOW

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A trap low is a device that controls water drainage from Town streets. When it rains, water may accumulate, up to and sometimes including your driveway/lawn. THIS IS NORMAL FOR AREAS WITH A TRAP LOW. More

Posted on: July 4, 2016

PLANNING A SUMMER RENO? APPLY FOR PERMITS ONLINE

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All Town permit applications (building, electrical, gas, plumbing) can now be filled out and submitted online. If you pay for permits by phone, we’ll email your final documents. More

Posted on: June 24, 2016

COCHRANE’S FIRST CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY WELCOMES 50 NEWCOMERS ON CANADA DAY

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“We’re honoured to welcome 50 new Canadians right here in Cochrane,” says Mayor Ivan Brooker. “As a proud Cochranite and Canadian, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Canada Day!”

Blake Richards, Member of Parliament for Banff-Airdrie will be o...More

Full Canada Day schedule.
Posted on: June 6, 2016

COCHRANE ONE OF ALBERTA'S BEST FOR BUSINESS

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Alberta Venture's annual Best Communities for Business rankings are out — and Cochrane is near the top of the list. Find out why they say Cochrane is one of Alberta's best communities for business.

Posted on: May 16, 2016

COCHRANE GROWTH SLOWS TO 8%

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Growth in Cochrane has slowed to 8%, down from 11.5% between 2014 and 2015. Cochrane’s population according to the 2016 census is 25,122.
Census report, including population by neighbourhood.

Posted on: February 29, 2016

COCHRANE AQUATIC CENTRE GETS CANADA’S FIRST SELF-CONTAINED THERMAL ENERGY PLANT

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Heating and cooling both take tremendous amounts of energy — in a facility where water needs to be both heated and frozen, thermal energy exchange can be used instead of traditional heating and cooling equipment to make the new facility more sustainable a...More...

More behind-the-scenes pictures.
Posted on: February 23, 2016

OLD TOWN HALL SITE TO BE REDEVELOPED

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The sale price of the property is $2,750,000.

Council approved a framework for development, creating the Downtown Heritage District in 2015, that led to the call for proposals. Council determined a core set of values, needs and uses that shaped require...More...

Posted on: February 19, 2016

COCHRANE INSPIRING INNOVATORS FEATURED IN NEW VIDEO

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“Economic Development puts a lot of resources into helping local businesses succeed,” says Robert Kalinovich, Cochrane’s economic development officer. “When we started working with knowledge-based companies, we realized there were a lot of great stories t...More...

Posted on: February 9, 2016

PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG

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The amount of dog poop left lying around is not cute. Don’t contribute to local eeeew; pick up after your dog. Fines apply. More about responsible pet ownership.

Posted on: January 18, 2016

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

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Community Peace Officers are giving extra attention to traffic enforcement. Obey the rules of the road or YOU WILL GET A TICKET. Details

Posted on: December 15, 2015

2016 COCHRANE BUDGET APPROVED; TAX INCREASE DECREASED TO 0.56%

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The Town’s total expenditure budget for 2016 is $46.7 million. The property tax increase of 0.56% is estimated to impact property taxes on the average residential property (assessed at $465,800) by $0.95 per month, or $11.41 for the year. The total proper...More...

Full budget documents
Posted on: December 1, 2015

2015 REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY NOW AVAILABLE

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Every year, the Town reviews progress on community services and financial goals. This annual update helps us assess movement towards goals, as well as the community’s long-term needs. See how we're doing.

Posted on: November 16, 2015

SHOP COCHRANE ENCOURAGED BY TOWN

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The Town recently launched Proudly Cochrane, a campaign to encourage local shopping and business support. Share your local shopping stories on the Town website or on Twitter.

Posted on: October 14, 2015

FCSS REFRESHES WITH HAPPY NEW LOOK

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“This new identity helps us remind people that we’re here to help,” says FCSS Manager Susan Flowers. “But it also shows how much boldness and strength we bring to all our programs and services.”

The new look includes a blue swoosh cradling a bold “FCSS...More...

Find out more about FCSS programs and services.
Posted on: September 18, 2015

COCHRANE OPEN FOR FOOD TRUCK BUSINESS

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The Mobile Food Vendor pilot program is designed to encourage food trucks and other mobile food vendors to get permits for operating in Cochrane, and for the Town to test the application and permit process.

Mobile food vendors will be allowed only in c...More...

More information and application forms.
Posted on: March 26, 2015

MAYOR ISSUES COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE

“We know this is ambitious,” says Mayor Brooker. “Our community fundraising goal of $10.6 million is ambitious, too. But if every person in town contributed $275, we’d get there.”

Brooker says he also wants to show federal and provincial funders the co...More...

Information and contribution forms.
Posted on: March 26, 2015

AQUATIC CENTRE CONSTRUCTION STARTS; MAYOR ISSUES FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE

“We’re thrilled to see the fencing up and work starting on this project,” says Brooker. “This new facility will be a huge benefit for Cochrane and area families, and enhance life for everyone who lives or visits Cochrane.”

Mayor Brooker also challenged...More...

Construction updates and webcams.