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Posted on: May 25, 2017

DOORS OPEN COCHRANE: GET BEHIND THE SCENES JUN 9-10

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Doors Open is free, rare access to local businesses not normally open to the public. It's a chance for special tours and a peek behind the scenes. Details and list of participating sites.

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 Town ...

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Full census report
Posted on: May 24, 2017

DIG IT COMPOST EVENT: SAT MAY 27

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Get some compost for your garden, thanks to Cochrane’s new organics collection program: Sat May 27, 10am-4pm
Lagoon site, Griffin Rd just past SLS Family Sports Centre
BYOB: Bring buckets, bags or pails; be prepared to shovel. 20kg per family.

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 Brooker....

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More about Cochrane Dollars
Posted on: May 16, 2017

REVISED DOG PARK DESIGN: GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK (until June 1)

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At their Mar 13 meeting, Council directed Administration to prepare a new off-leash park design and to bring it back to Council, along with costing, in June.
Take a look at the new design and give your feedback

Posted on: May 12, 2017

COUNT DOWN TO OPENING DAY WITH GREAT LOCAL PRODUCTS

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Local businesses are participating in the countdown to the opening of Cochrane’s new aquatic, curling and multisport centre by offering unique products.

Starting June 1, local businesses will introduce special products or services in support of Rock ...

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More information
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.

Program info and registration
Posted on: April 28, 2017

STREET SWEEPING STARTS MAY 9

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Residential street cleaning officially starts Tuesday May 9.

Town crews started their pre-sweep earlier this month, which should help reduce the amount of material to pick up during this year’s road clean-up.

Residential street sweeping is scheduled f...

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Full street sweeping schedule.
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

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.
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 were ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

ORGANICS COLLECTION STARTS APRIL 17

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Households in Cochrane got delivery of their new green organics carts and small kitchen catcher bins starting March 27. Organics collection starts the week of April 17.

Townhomes get 120L carts; single-family and duplex homes get 240L carts. Households tha...

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Full details of Cochrane’s organics program.
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
Posted on: March 17, 2017

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2017 DOORS OPEN COCHRANE

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Plans are underway for 2017 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 June 9 and 10, local organizations are invited to show everyone what they do, w...

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Register your local business or organization.
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

Posted on: February 8, 2017

FEDERAL CENSUS SHOWS COCHRANE GROWTH STILL HIGH

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As we already know, Cochrane is a highly desirable place to live — data released by Statistics Canada today proves it.

Cochrane made the federal census highlights as a municipality with a growth rate eight times the national average between 2011 and ...

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Federal census highlights
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

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

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.
Posted on: December 28, 2016

SNOW REMOVAL TIPS

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When clearing your sidewalks and driveways of snow, please remember to push the snow onto your own property (like your front lawn).

DO NOT SHOVEL SNOW ONTO THE STREET — it can contribute to unsafe road conditions and impede the flow of melting snow.

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.
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...

More about MarCom, including other winners.
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...

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...

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.
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...

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