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Posted on: February 20, 2019

PENDING ANNEXATION PAVES THE WAY FOR SECONDARY ACCESS TO SUNSET RIDGE

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Town Council approved the Sunset Ridge Stage 3 Neighbourhood Plan at the February 11 meeting.

The Neighbourhood Plan provides the framework for a secondary access which works to alleviate traffic congestion and allows for the completion of the Sunset Ridge...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

TRAFFIC SAFETY

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The Town of Cochrane fully supports crossing guard programs. Traffic safety has been identified as one of Municipal Enforcement’s top priorities for 2019, this includes safety of pedestrians where there is opportunity for conflict. Given high traffic volu...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

ANNEXED QUARTER SECTION OPENS NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR RECREATION SPACES

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Town Council has approved work on a master plan for a new quarter section of land the Town is annexing from Rocky View County.

The location has been identified for new recreational amenities.

The Town of Cochrane and Rocky View County agreed to the annexati...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

INCOME TAX VOLUNTEERS CAN HELP

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Are you eligible for help at a free tax clinic?

If you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, you may be eligible for assistance to do your taxes.

Cochrane Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) has a community volunteer income tax program t...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

COCHRANE SHINES AT ALBERTA MID-SIZED CITIES CAUCUS

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The Town of Cochrane opened the doors to the Cochrane RancheHouse last week, as host to the Alberta Mid-Sized Cities Mayors’ and CAOs’ caucus.

Following an afternoon of formal meetings and discussion, attendees were treated to the Cochr...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

PREMIER, PROVINCIAL PARTY LEADERS AT THE COCHRANE RANCHEHOUSE

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The Alberta Mid-Sized Cities Mayors' and CAOs' caucus called on provincial party leaders to commit to developing a framework that ensures Alberta's mid-sized communities can build a meaningful, working partnership with the provincial government that will ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

SAFE COACH PROGRAM NOW INCLUDES SUPPORTIVE ROOMATES

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Youth at risk of homelessness will soon have another option for shelter in Cochrane.The Town’s Safe Coach program is building a list of supportive roommates to go with the list of host homes for youth who need a place to stay because of conflict...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

2019 BUDGET FOCUSES ON INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONNECTIVITY

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The 2019-2021 budget addresses current infrastructure projects and builds reserves for future infrastructure needs to support our growing community.Town Council approved the 2019 budget at their meeting last night, with a 2.98% property tax increase.Mayor...

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More details: cochrane.ca/Budget News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

WATCH THE TRI-SITE CONCEPT REVEAL VIDEO

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The Tr-Site Concept was revealed Nov 27. Watch the video or go to LetsTalkCochrane.ca/Tri-Site for more information.

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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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Posted on: October 2, 2018

HIGHWAY INTERSECTION WORK GOING AHEAD: MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION

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Mayor Jeff Genung got the news he was looking for at last week's AUMA conference in Red Deer.

The Minister of Transportation confirmed that funding is in place for the design and construction of the Highway 1A and 22 intersection.

Mayor Genung and members o...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

PROCESS NOW IN PLACE FOR CANNABIS RETAILERS

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Cochrane now has a process for regulating cannabis retailers within Town boundaries.Council approved the process at their meeting last night.In May, the Town added a definition and specific guidelines for cannabis retail stores to the Land Use Bylaw. Coun...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

TOWN RETAINS OWNERSHIP TO OLD TOWN HALL LANDS

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Despite consistent efforts on behalf of both the Town of Cochrane and Madlee Developments Ltd. the sale of the Old Town Hall lands will not close and title will remain with the Town.The lands informally known as the Old Town Hall Site were subject to a Re...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

COUNCIL APPROVES MOVING AHEAD WITH NEXT STEP FOR TRANSIT

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Council unanimously approved the recommendations of the Transit Task Force at their meeting last night.Town staff are now preparing an RFP for an on-demand transit service based on the service standards approved by Council last night. Council will conside...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

COUNCIL MEETING LIVE-STREAMING STARTS AUGUST 13

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Soon you’ll be able to watch Council meetings from any connected device, thanks to new equipment installed in Cochrane Council Chambers.Council meetings will be live-streamed starting Monday August 13. Residents can watch the live stream online ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

COCHRANE’S POPULATION NEARING 28,000

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Cochrane’s census numbers are in: the 2018 population is 27,960.The Town has grown 5.9% since the 2017 census and 11% since 2016. Many provincial government grants are awarded on a per capita basis — a precise census count ensures the ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE LAND USE BYLAW UPDATE

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The Land Use Bylaw is one of those big Town documents that most people know nothing about yet affects everyone.

The Town is updating this key planning tool and is looking for public input.

The Land Use Bylaw (LUB) is the Town’s primary tool to con...

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Find out more: LetsTalkCochrane.ca/LUB News
Posted on: April 24, 2018

COCHRANE FINALIZES SMART CITIES SUBMISSION

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The Town’s bid is in!The Town of Cochrane submitted its Smart Cities Challenge application today, after Council endorsed the final proposal at their meeting last night.Cochrane is competing with communities across Canada for federal Smart Cities...

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See Cochrane’s full proposal. News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

2017 COCHRANE FIRE SERVICES STATISTICS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETUESDAY APRIL 10, 2018

2017 COCHRANE FIRE SERVICES STATISTICS Cochrane, AB – Last year was busy for Cochrane Fire Services, but overall average response times remained consistent.Calls were up 14.29% from 2016 — 107...

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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