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Posted on: May 3, 2021

FIRE RESTRICTION LIFTED

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Effective immediately, the fire restriction in the Town of Cochrane has been lifted.
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Posted on: April 30, 2021

CELEBRATING MENTAL HEALTH WEEK 2021

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The Town of Cochrane invites everyone to #GetReal and celebrate Mental Health Week from May 3-9, 2021.

Every May, people in Canadian communities, schools, workplaces and legislatures rally around Mental Health Week with the goal of shifting societal belief...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

PUBLIC INPUT ON SERVICES THE FIRST STEP FOR BUDGET DEVELOPMENT

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“Engaging Cochrane residents during the budget process has always been very important to Council and Administration,” says Cochrane CAO Mike Derricott. “This year, we are looking for feedback on Town services: what is working for you, what isn’t, and how ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

TOWN DEFERS TO PROVINCIAL MASK MANDATE IN LIEU OF EXTENDING LOCAL BYLAW

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Town Council will allow Bylaw 20/2020 (Mandatory Face Coverings bylaw) to expire on May 1, and instead defer to the provincial mask mandate announced by Alberta Health on December 8, 2020.

Council passed the Mandatory Face Coverings bylaw in July 2020, ma...

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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 13, 2021

REVAMPED COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM SUPPORTS LOCAL GROUPS

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Council approved a new Community Investment Grant Program to support local groups at their meeting Monday. 

The new policy outlines details of Town funding for projects, events or capital expenditures delivered by local, registered not-for-profit ...

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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.

The ...

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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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Application details: cochranecovidservices.ca News
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 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 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: December 3, 2020

OUR ACTIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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Be kind, be considerate, follow public health orders.

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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

COCHRANE’S NEW CAO STARTS JANUARY 4

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The Town of Cochrane has selected Michael Derricott as their new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

He starts in his new role January 4, 2021.

Mayor Jeff Genung is happy with the process and the appointment. “Mike captures the skills and qualitie...

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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: July 14, 2020

SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS COMMUNITY RESILIENCE, NEEDS

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Town Council heard an overview Monday evening of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted both residents and non-profit organizations.

The Social Recovery Task Force (SRTF) presented results of both surveys highlighting the social, emotional and financial im...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

TASK FORCE LAUNCHES LOCAL SHOP SAFE CAMPAIGN

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Town Council got their first look at the new shop local campaign endorsed by the Economic Recovery Task Force (ERTF) at their meeting June 22.

The Open and Safe campaign is intended to support the local economy and remind the public it’s safe to ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY IS JUNE 15

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The Town of Cochrane has declared June 15 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

The day is being marked with a lilac tree planting at Bethany Cochrane by Mayor Jeff Genung and members of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) committee.

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

COUNCIL SUPPORTS SLS FAMILY SPORTS CENTRE TO REBOUND AND SERVE RESIDENTS

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Town Council voted 4-3 Thursday night to help Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (SLSFSC) respond to a fiscal blow brought by the COVID-19 crisis.

When provincial COVID-19 regulations forced recreation facility closures in March, SLSFSC lost its larg...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

FAMILY RESOURCE NETWORK COMING TO COCHRANE

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Cochrane and area has been recognized as a medium-sized community by the province and the Town of Cochrane has officially been designated a Family Resource Network (FRN) under Alberta Children’s Services (ACS).

The new FRN is providing support, r...

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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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