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Posted on: July 20, 2017

FIRE BAN IN EFFECT

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A fire ban is now in effect for the Town of Cochrane. Find out more, including what's allowed.

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

NEW ORGANIZATION FOR COCHRANE.CA/PLANNING

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Cochrane.ca/Planning has been reorganized!
Features:
• One page with common applications & forms
• NEW: neighbourhoods page with all planning documents & maps
• NEW: development application map

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

THINKING OF RUNNING FOR COUNCIL?

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Looking for information on running for Council in Cochrane? Get a Running Start: Cochrane's 2017 Information Guide for Candidates, as well as links and resources, are all on cochrane.ca/Election.

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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: July 7, 2017

REDUCE WATER USE TO AVOID LEVEL TWO WATERING RESTRICTIONS

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Town officials are reminding residents to go slow on the H2O.

The hot, dry weather is putting an extra burden on water reservoir levels, which may result in Level Two watering restrictions.

Level One watering restrictions are in place year-round in Cochrane...

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More information and water conservation tips News
Posted on: July 6, 2017

FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT

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A Fire Advisory takes effect in Cochrane at 1pm, July 6.
Open fires are allowed, but please be extra vigilant. Use water to soak the area adjacent to your fire pit.
More details: cochrane.ca/FireBan

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

COCHRANE APPROVED FOR GREENTRIP FUNDING

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Cochrane is ready to move forward with transit planning.

The Town received word that GreenTRIP funding for a local transit service has been approved by Alberta Transportation.

“We are pleased that the application for $6 million in GreenTRIP fundin...

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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 23, 2017

DRAMATIC KID? THERE’S A CAMP FOR THAT!

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There’s a summer option for kids who want something more creative than the usual camp offerings.

The Town of Cochrane has art and drama camps, led by notable local artists.

Artist in residence, Daunia Del Ben, is directing three specialty camp ses...

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Information about all Town camps News
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 20, 2017

SLS FAMILY SPORTS CENTRE MEMBERS WHO WANT TO SWIM: USE YOUR MEMBERSHIP AT THE BIG HILL LEISURE POOL!

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Until the new Jayman Aquatic Centre opens at SLS Family Sports Centre, all current SLS members can swim at the current pool for no additional cost. Please check swim schedules at cochrane.ca/Pool

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

ORGANICS COLLECTION SHOWING GREAT RESULTS

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Cochranites have embraced residential organics collection.

Early results show high participation and high diversion from landfill.

In the first six weeks, approximately 70% of households are using their new green carts, and the diversion rate is 65% &md...

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More on Cochrane's organics collection program. News
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 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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Full census 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: May 3, 2017

REGISTRATION NOW UNDERWAY FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS

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Cochrane's summer Program and Activity Guide is out! Get your copy here, then register online for Town programs for children, youth, families, adults and seniors.

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

PLANS FOR HWY 1A/22 INTERCHANGE ANNOUNCED

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Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation was in Cochrane April 7 to announce plans for a new interchange at Highways 1A and 22. Full release

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

DOWNTOWN CONSTRUCTION STARTS MONDAY APRIL10

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Construction season in Cochrane starts next week with the first stage of work on Main Street.

The construction is part of the Historic Downtown enhancement project, which includes trees and benches along First Street, as well as a new gateway feature on Fi...

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Full construction schedule and map. News
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 23, 2017

COCHRANE CAO JULIAN DECOCQ ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

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Julian deCocq, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), has officially announced that he will retire from the Town of Cochrane on June 30, 2017.Mr. deCocq retires with nearly 40 years of public administration experience, with the past 22 years serving the Town...

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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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Full details on the Alberta 2017-2020 Fiscal Plan News
Posted on: March 16, 2017

GO EASY ON THE POOP BAGS

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The Town of Cochrane is reminding dog owners they must carry bags to pick-up after their dogs.

Relying completely on bags provided in dispensers along Town pathways may endanger that program.

“We’ve seen a dramatic increase in consumptio...

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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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Posted on: February 13, 2017

NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MICROSITE HELPS BUSINESSES FIND INFO

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There's a new microsite for start-up, emerging & existing businesses with info on business climate & industry trends; customers, competitors, local opportunities; & available properties.
Go to cochrane.ca/EcDev

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

GLASS NOW ACCEPTED IN BLUE BINS

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We're making recycling even easier — you can now put glass in your blue bin!
Types of glass accepted: bottles, jars, pieces of broken glass.
More info and exceptions: cochrane.ca/Collection

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

NEW COCHRANE COMMUNITY GRAPHIC READY TO DOWNLOAD

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Cochrane's new Community Graphic, as well as Proudly Cochrane and Made in Cochrane graphics are ready for download and community use: cochrane.ca/CommunityGraphics

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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
Posted on: December 13, 2016

2017 BUDGET APPROVED; TAX INCREASE SET AT 0.83%

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The Town’s total expenditures for 2017 is $48.9 million, with $25.1 million in offsetting revenues, resulting in $23.8 million in municipal property taxes to achieve a balanced budget. The property tax increase of 0.83% is estimated to impact th...

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Full budget documents. News
Posted on: November 8, 2016

TOWN WINS GOLD AT MARCOM AWARDS

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Proudly Cochrane is a joint project of Cochrane Economic Development and Communications. The campaign highlights local companies and locally made goods, inspires local pride and increases commercial and service activity between local residents and busines...More...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

CLUBHOUSE NEW CENTRE FOR ACTIVITIES IN THE RANCHE

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The former Gilbert residence was home to the last family that ranched the property starting in 1949. In 1979, the government of Alberta bought 150 acres, including the residence, to establish the Cochrane Ranche Provincial Historic Site. Maintenance of th...More...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

LIFEGUARDS READY FOR THE NEW POOL

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Big Hill Leisure Pool manager John Napier knows he needs a lot more lifeguards and instructors when the new, bigger aquatic centre opens next year, so he started recruiting at the beginning of 2016. Applications came in, and eventually, 15 new participant...More...

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

COUNCIL RECEIVES AQUATIC AND CURLING/MULTISPORT CENTRE PROJECT UPDATE

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The cost of the project is now estimated at $48 million, up 6.6% from the original $45 million budget. The variance comes from dealing with unanticipated ground conditions as well as change orders during the course of construction.

The delay in openin...More...

Project background and updates. News
Posted on: September 27, 2016

TOWN AND FIREFIGHTERS AGREE ON CONTRACT

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Details:
Contract year Wage increase2014 1.4%
2015 1.9%2016 2.3%
2017 2.1%

Council directed Administration to fund the retroa...More...

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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

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