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Posted on: June 29, 2021

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TASK FORCES PRESENT FINAL REPORT TO COUNCIL

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SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TASK FORCES PRESENT  FINAL REPORT TO COUNCIL

 

Cochrane, AB – The work of two local task forces struck to provide a collaborative community response to the impacts of the pandemic drew to a close this week, as they pres...

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

SITE REMEDIATION UNDERWAY AT COCHRANE CROSSING

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The Town has engaged an environmental engineering firm to assess and oversee the remediation work and is working with Alberta Environment to ensure the remediation is completed to the required standards. Air quality testing will be conducted on the site a...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT AT 5PM

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A Fire Advisory has been declared for the Town of Cochrane effective 17:00 hrs. June 28, 2021.   

The decision to implement this Advisory has been made on the current and anticipated weather conditions.  This Advisory presents a ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

COCHRANE AND THE PROVINCE CELEBRATE THE SOD TURNING FOR THE HIGHWAY 1A IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

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Council and Administration were honoured to celebrate the start of this exciting project with the Honourable Minister of Transportation Ric McIver, MLA for Airdrie-Cochrane Peter Guthrie and Rocky View County Reeve Daniel Henn. Widening highway 1A has lon...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

BUDGET SURVEY RESULTS DEMONSTRATE RESIDENTS SATISFIED WITH CURRENT VALUE FOR TAX DOLLARS

The survey was completed as a key component of the 2022-2024 budget process. The intention is to use the feedback provided to guide the creation of the draft 2022-2024 budget and provide Council a sufficient opportunity to understand and consider communit...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

CONSTRUCTION SET TO START ON COCHRANE’S CAPITAL PROJECTS

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CONSTRUCTION SET TO START ON COCHRANE’S  CAPITAL PROJECTS

 

Cochrane, AB – Town officials and building occupants celebrated the start of construction on two of Cochrane’s significant capital projects: the Protective Services Building and t...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

COCHRANE FIREFIGHTERS HONOURED FOR THEIR SERVICE

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First Class Firefighter Dale Krawec and First Class Firefighter Robert Beer were honoured for their 12 years of service.

“It is an honour to see First class firefighters Dale Krawec and Robert Beer recognized because they serve our community with pride, pr...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

STREET SWEEPING STARTS APR 19

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Cochrane, AB – Residential street cleaning in Cochrane officially starts Monday April 19. 

 

For the second year in a row each subdivision will be scheduled for a block of three days to ensure a thorough sweep and allow for flexi...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

TOWN ENCOURAGING OUTDOOR PATIOS WITH EXPEDITED APPROVAL PROCESS

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The Town is finalizing an expedited application and approval process to help local restaurants continue to serve customers while complying with provincial health regulations.

The new process allows restaurants to create temporary outdoor patios quickly and...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

LEAD SAMPLING PROGRAM STARTS SPRING 2021

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Over the years, as the Town has inspected and replaced pipes, no lead pipes have been found. The sampling program is required in all municipalities as a precautionary investigation legislated by Alberta Environment and Parks after Health Canada reduced th...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

SOCIAL RECOVERY TASK FORCE SURVEY RESULTS AND SHIFTS IN RESPONSES

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In an effort to understand the important impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on residents, The Town of Cochrane’s Social Recovery Task Force conducted two surveys. The first survey was open from June 12 to 29, 2020, and had 552 respondents.

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Full survey results on LetsTalkCochrane.ca/SRTF News
Posted on: March 10, 2021

COUNCIL SUPPORTS BUSINESSES WITH NEW GRANT PROGRAM

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Town Council has approved a $20,000 program to support local businesses in accessing provincial and federal COVID-19 support programs.

Council approved the COVID-19 Professional Services Grant Program at their meeting March 8.

The program supports local ent...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

PROVINCIAL GRANT HELPING TOWN MITIGATE COVID IMPACTS

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Council got an update on how the Town is using the Municipal Operating Support Transfer (MOST) grant at their meeting Monday.

The Town received $2,969,559 to help mitigate the financial impacts of COVID-19, including COVID-19-related expenses, lost revenue...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

ORDER OF COCHRANE RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED

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The recipient of the 2020 Order of Cochrane was announced at Monday’s Council meeting.

This year’s recipient is Valerie McCracken.

The Order of Cochrane is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon an individual by the Town of Cochrane. The annual award ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

LOCAL ASSESSMENTS REFLECT SUMMER 2020 STORY

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Council got an update on local property assessments at their meeting Monday.

In general, residential property assessments and commercial assessments have decreased since last year, while industrial assessments remained stable.

Real estate sales volumes and ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

TOWN ANNOUNCES NEW FIRE CHIEF

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Shawn Polley started with the Town in 2017 as Deputy Fire Chief where he was assigned the responsibility to lead the day-to-day operations of the fire services programs. He brings over 29 years of emergency service leadership, emergency management, and re...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

FACE COVERINGS ARE NOW MANDATORY

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For the safety and protection of our community, beginning? 4pm, Monday, November, 2020,?it will be our mandated duty to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces and in public vehicles, with some exceptions.

Face coverings are not required: 

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

COCHRANE’S TRAFFIC PLAN STARTS WITH HIGHWAY 1A INVESTMENT

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Mayor Jeff Genung revealed Cochrane’s plan to address traffic in a special Facebook Live event tonight.

The plan starts next year with an investment in widening Highway 1A from the bottom of the Big Hill until just past Sixth Avenue.

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

2021-2023 DRAFT BUDGET FOCUSES ON CORE SERVICES

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Town Council got their first look at the proposed budget at their October 26 Council meeting.

The proposed 2021-2023 budget includes a significant emphasis on addressing transportation-related issues, creating a proactive infrastructure renewal plan, deliv...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

SPECIAL MEDIA STATEMENT REGARDING PROVINCIAL MINISTER'S VISIT TO COCHRANE

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We are aware that Minister of Municipal Affairs Tracy Allard has recently tested positive for COVID-19. Minister Allard was in Cochrane on October 15, 2020 for the grand opening of the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge.

Those that may have been in close contact...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

TOWN CONDUCTING RESIDENTIAL BLUE CART AUDIT

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The audit assesses recycling contamination levels – items that should be in waste or organics carts – and educates residents on what is considered contamination.

The right material in the right bin helps maintain market standards for re...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

PSA: PEDESTRIAN RAILWAY CROSSING SAFETY REMINDER

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On June 19, the Town of Cochrane and Canadian Pacific (CP) were pleased to officially open the Horse Creek Road pedestrian crossing in the community of Heartland. The crossing provides safe and direct access to the many amenities found in Cochrane&rsq...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

TEN-YEAR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY APPROVED

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Town Council showed their commitment to local business development and innovation by approving the 2020-30 Business Development Strategic Plan at their meeting Monday.

The plan outlines four main business development strategies:

  1. Proactively promote the inno...
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Posted on: November 27, 2018

COUNCIL APPROVES LOCAL ON-DEMAND TRANSIT SYSTEM

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Cochrane Council gave Administration the green light to move ahead with a local on-demand transit system. Council directed Administration to negotiate and enter into a contract for a local on-demand transit system with Southland Transportation.The Town re...

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