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Posted on: January 27, 2023

DEADLINE APPROACHING – LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR ANNUAL STATE OF COCHRANE ADDRESS IS FEBRUARY 3

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(Cochrane, AB) – The last day to register for the 2023 State of Cochrane address delivered by Mayor Jeff Genung is Friday February 3.

The annual gathering of business leaders takes place on Thursday February 9, 2023, 6 pm - 9 pm at the Cochrane R...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

2023 PROPERTY ASSESSMENT NOTICES ON THEIR WAY

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(Cochrane, AB) – Cochrane property owners can anticipate receiving their 2023 property assessment notice in their mailbox within the next week. This year, the average residential single-family assessment increased by 13.21%; the average non-resi...

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Posted on: January 16, 2023

COCHRANE CONNECT CARD PROGRAM IS HELPING RESIDENTS FINANCIALLY WHILE SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES

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(Cochrane, AB) – Recognizing the financial challenges that some Cochrane residents may be experiencing, Cochrane Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is reminding Cochranites about the Cochrane Connect Card. The Cochrane Connect Card is ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

COMPLETE YOUR ANIMAL LICENCE RENEWAL

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(Cochrane, AB) – Cochrane pet owners received their 2023 animal licence renewal notice by mail or email this month. A payment is required to complete your renewal and keep your pet’s licence up to date. 

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE ANNUAL STATE OF COCHRANE ADDRESS

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(Cochrane, AB) – Cochrane Mayor Jeff Genung is gearing up to deliver the annual State of Cochrane address on Thursday February 9, 2023, 6 pm - 9 pm at the Cochrane RancheHouse.

“Council is actioning Cochrane’s bold vision for ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

2023-2025 BUDGET DELIVERS ON COUNCIL’S STRATEGIC PLAN

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(Cochrane, AB) – Following presentations, public engagement, information sessions and deliberations, Cochrane Council adopted the 2023-2025 operating and capital budgets. 

The budget delivers on Council’s Strategic Plan, reflects community feedbac...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

ARTISTS ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR COCHRANE CROSSING CIVIC PLAZA ART PROJECT

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Cochrane, AB – Cochrane is seeking community and area artists to submit a proposal to create one of three public sculpture installations for the Cochrane Crossing Civic Plaza Art Project, located at The Station.  

As an important additio...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

The Station Opens the Door for Connection

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(Cochrane, AB) – The Station at Cochrane Crossing will officially open its doors to the public on Monday November 14, 2022. Today, Cochrane Council and Administration gathered with the community to celebrate a pivotal addition to Cochrane facili...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Cochrane Q3 financial report reflects anticipated surplus

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(Cochrane, AB) – The quarter three financial reports were presented to Council last evening, at the Committee of the Whole meeting. The results reflect that 60% of budgeted operational costs have been incurred as of September 30th, with a projec...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

Council invites nominations for Order of Cochrane

(Cochrane, AB) – Nominations are now open for the 2022 Order of Cochrane, the highest honour that can be bestowed upon an individual by Cochrane Council. 

The annual award is presented by Mayor and Council to an individual who, by their ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

COCHRANE CAO COMPENSATION CLARIFICATION

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Inaccurate information has been shared in local media and social media channels regarding the compensation of the Cochrane Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). 

“This misinformation is having impacts,” stated Lisa Almond, Direct...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

MEMBERS OF COCHRANE FIRE SERVICES AWARDED ALBERTA EMERGENCY SERVICES MEDALS

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(Cochrane, AB) – Cochrane Fire Services celebrated four of its own members for receiving the provincially recognized Alberta Emergency Services Medal (AESM) and Bronze Bar Rosette. 

To help honour the important milestone, the Honourable Minister P...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

DRAFT BUDGET DELIVERS ON STRATEGIC PLAN

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Administration presented the draft 2023-2025 budget to Council on Monday, October 24. The draft budget delivers on Council’s Strategic Plan, reflects community feedback received in the spring of 2022, and recognizes the inflationary costs associ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Alberta’s Mid-sized Cities ready to partner with new provincial government

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(Airdrie, AB) – Alberta’s Mid-sized City Mayors are gathered in Airdrie today to refine their collective priorities and identify opportunities on which to partner with Premier Danielle Smith and her provincial government.

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

COCHRANE AIMS FOR QUIETER NEIGHBOURHOODS WITH ALARM REBATE PROGRAM

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(COCHRANE, AB) – A new rebate program will help Cochrane business owners cover the cost of replacing tonal backup alarms with broadband alarms on commercial vehicles, with a goal of reducing noise disturbance in Cochrane. 

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

COCHRANE FIRE SERVICES REMINDS RESIDENTS THAT “FIRE WON’T WAIT, PLAN YOUR ESCAPE”

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(Cochrane, AB) – Cochrane Fire Services is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week. 

Running from October 9-15, this year’s campaign, “Fire won’t wait. Pla...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

COCHRANE WELCOMES JACKET RACKET PROGRAM BACK FOR ANOTHER YEAR

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(Cochrane, AB) – Cochrane’s annual Jacket Racket event is back for another year. The free community event aims to alleviate the costs associated with seasonal apparel by providing a selection of gently used winter wear for all ages.

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Alberta mid-sized cities mayors prepared to partner with Province on growth

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(Calgary, AB) – As partners in economic prosperity and the provision of public services and infrastructure to Albertans, Alberta’s mid-sized cities require an appropriate Provincial infrastructure commitment.  

Today at the Alb...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

FIRE RESTRICTION DOWNGRADED TO ADVISORY

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Cochrane, AB — Effective Tuesday, September 20, the Town of Cochrane fire restriction has been downgraded to a fire advisory.

During a fire advisory, open fires are allowed, but residents are reminded to be extra vigilant. Soaking the area adjacent to the ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

COCHRANE SUPPORTS FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR COCHRANE & AREA UNITED WAY PARTNERSHIP

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(Cochrane, AB) – Cochrane is honoured to support the Cochrane & Area United Way Partnership’s annual campaign by hosting a fundraising event this October. On October 14, from 3:30-7pm in front of the Family and Community Support Se...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

COCHRANE TO HONOUR NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING IN CANADA

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Cochrane, AB – In recognition of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, Cochrane will be respecting the National Day of Mourning in Canada on September 19. 

The National Day of Mourning in Canada is an opportunity for Canadians from coast-t...

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Posted on: September 3, 2022

NEW 3-WAY STOP AT GRANDE AVENUE AND RAILWAY STREET INTERSECTION

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Cochrane, AB — On Wednesday September 7, the Town of Cochrane will install a new 3-way stop at the Grande Avenue and Railway Street intersection. 

In anticipation of The Station at Cochrane Crossing completion in Fall 2022, a new 3-way s...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

FIRE RESTRICTION IN EFFECT AS OF 4 PM

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Cochrane, AB — Effective Thursday, September 1, at 4 pm, a fire restriction is authorized for the Town of Cochrane. 

The decision to implement a fire restriction has been made based on the current and anticipated weather conditions. Fire...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

COCHRANE CELEBRATES COLT AND ON-IT REGIONAL SERVICE LAUNCH

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(Cochrane, AB) – Today, Cochrane launches a transit service integration between Cochrane On-Demand Local Transit (COLT) and SOUTHLAND’s enhanced regional On-It service. The service offers regular routes between Cochrane and Calgary. 

The enhanced ...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

COCHRANE FIRE SERVICES WRAPS UP SUMMER SAFETY CAMPAIGN

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(Cochrane, AB) – Today wraps up Cochrane Fire Services six-week summer safety campaign “Be Summer Safe.”

The highlighted campaign, launched in July, emphasizing the importance of being summer safe. Cochrane Fire Services released weekly tips on social medi...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

NEW PAVED PATHWAY TO CONNECT SUNSET RIDGE

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(Cochrane, AB) – The Town of Cochrane and Melcor Developments Ltd. (Melcor) will begin construction on a new paved pathway, connecting Sunset Ridge to existing Cochrane trails. 

The temporary road behind Sunset View will be paved to rest...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

FIRE RESTRICTION IN EFFECT AS OF 12 PM

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Cochrane, AB — Effective Friday, August 12 at 12 pm, a fire restriction is authorized for the Town of Cochrane. 

The decision to implement a fire restriction has been made based on the current and anticipated weather conditions. ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR ART TASK FORCE

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(Cochrane, AB) – A task force is being assembled to support the selection and installation of commissioned art works and displays at the Cochrane Crossing Civic Plaza.

Including up to six public-at-large members, the task force will complete a ca...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

COCHRANE’S BACKPACK PROGRAM RETURNS FOR ANOTHER YEAR

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(Cochrane, AB) – The Cochrane and Area Family Resource Network (FRN) is excited to partner with Staples and the Kiwanis Club of Cochrane to once again offer the Backpack Program. 

Starting on Wednesday, August 17, the long-running progra...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Cochrane Track and Field Association Announces Ground Breaking on $2.5 million Artificial Turf Field

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Cochrane, AB - The Cochrane Track and Field Association (CTFA) is pleased to announce the ground breaking of a new $2.5 million multi-purpose artificial turf field at the Cochrane Tri-school site yesterday.  It will be used by students, the commu...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

COCHRANE’S COLT LAUNCHES ENHANCED REGIONAL SERVICE WITH SOUTHLAND’S ON-IT

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Cochrane, AB – The Town of Cochrane, in partnership with SOUTHLAND Transportation, is excited to announce the integration of COLT with an enhanced On-It regional transit service between Cochrane and Calgary starting Monday, August 29th, 2022.&am...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

PROTECTING OUR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

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Cochrane, AB – Recognizing the value of Town water and water-related infrastructure, Cochrane is taking a proactive approach in initiating a water system integrity survey. 

In coming weeks, Cochranites can anticipate Town crews in various neighbor...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

COCHRANE FIRE SERVICES IS ASKING RESIDENTS TO “BE SUMMER SAFE” IN NEW CAMPAIGN

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(Cochrane, AB) – Starting today, Cochrane Fire Services is launching a six-week campaign, reminding residents to, “Be Summer Safe.”

Running from July 18 to August 22, Cochrane will be sharing weekly tips and informati...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

COCHRANE CELEBRATES NEW INCLUSIVE CENTENNIAL PARK

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Earlier this week, Cochrane celebrated the grand opening of the new inclusive Centennial Park. 

Over the last months, the well-known park has been under construction to create an inclusive playground with help from Variety – The Children’...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Alberta Mid-Sized City Mayors’ Caucus hosts UCP leadership candidate’s panel

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(Cochrane, AB) – The Alberta Mid-Sized Cities Mayors’ (MCMC) hosted UCP leadership hopefuls for a panel session yesterday afternoon. Candidates in attendance included: Leela Aheer, Todd Loewen, Brian Jean, Rebecca Schulz, Danielle Smit...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

E-BIKES ROLLING INTO COCHRANE JUNE 17

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Cochrane, AB – Cochrane is excited to announce the arrival of electronic bikes to community streets. 

Starting on June 17, e-bikes will be added to the Cochrane-wide fleet, providing up to 40 bikes across the serviceable areas. The elect...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

TOWN OF COCHRANE PREPARES FOR POTENTIAL RAINFALL IMPACTS

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Cochrane, AB – Cochrane continues to closely monitor the significant rainfall in the forecast for the Kananaskis region, and the Bow River basin, west of Cochrane. 

The Town has begun preparations for the precipitation by lowering levels...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

PUBLIC HEARING FOR GLENVISTA PEAK LAND USE REDESIGNATION

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A public hearing was held on June 7 for a proposed land use amendment within the community of Gleneagles. The property, commonly known as the 'Jones Estate' or more recently as ‘Glenvista Peak’ is approximately 4 acre...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

PROPERTY TAX NOTICES ON THE WAY

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Cochrane, AB – Starting this week, Cochrane property owners can find their property tax bill in the mail. The Town of Cochrane mailed 15,260 residential and non-residential 2022 property tax notices on May 30. The property tax payment deadline i...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

COCHRANE CELEBRATES SENIORS’ WEEK JUNE 6-12

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Cochrane, AB – Cochrane’s Family & Community Support Services is partnering with several organizations to host a week-long Seniors’ Week celebration of unique activities for seniors to enjoy. 

During the week of June 6-12, a range of events an...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

A NEW INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND IS COMING TO CENTENNIAL PARK SOON

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Cochrane, AB – Starting today, a section of the Centennial Park playground will be temporarily closed for construction in order to build a new inclusive playground for the community. 

The project, in coordination with Variety Charity, ai...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

HELP SHAPE THE 2023 OPERATING BUDGET: PROVIDE YOUR FEEDBACK ON COCHRANE SERVICES

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Cochrane, AB – Cochrane invites residents to provide their feedback on Cochrane services as a first step in developing the 2023 operating budget. 

In drafting the budget, Administration aims to understand the community's desired level of service t...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

COUNCIL ADOPTS 2022 TAX RATE BYLAW & ESTABLISHES 2022 TAX RATES

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Cochrane, AB – The 2022 property tax rates were set at the May 9 Council meeting. The tax rates are applied to individual property assessments to determine a property owner’s annual property taxes.  

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

NEW GRANT SUPPORTS ADDITIONAL FEATURES AT THE COCHRANE CROSSING STATION

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Cochrane, AB – The Town of Cochrane is the recipient of $750,000 in federal funding through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF). 

The CCRF is a two-year program created to revitalize communities across Canada and is being del...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

BE READY FOR ANYTHING: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK

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Running from May 1 to 7, Emergency Preparedness Week is an opportunity for everyone to ensure they are prepared to protect themselves, their family and their community during an emergency. With 41 per cent of Albertans feeling unprepared for emergency sit...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

CELEBRATING NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK

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(Cochrane, AB) – Cochrane is celebrating National Volunteer Week by recognizing all the local volunteers who devote their time to supporting and building community spirit. 

From April 24-31, “Empathy in Action,” is an...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

EARTHWORKS RESUME TO SUPPORT ADVANCEMENT OF THE HWY 1A/22 INTERCHANGE PROJECT

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(Cochrane, AB) – In coming weeks, a contractor will mobilize to the interchange site to continue earthworks required to build the Cochrane Interchange loop ramps.

Site preparation will occur on the northeast quadrant to support the upcoming proje...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

COCHRANE WELCOMES BACK E-SCOOTER PILOT PROJECT FOR A SECOND YEAR

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Cochrane, AB – After a successful 2021 launch, the Town of Cochrane is pleased to welcome back the e-scooter pilot project on March 25, with Canadian company, Roll. 

This pilot project supports the Town’s environmental and transportation goals by ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

TOWN ADOPTS NEW MODERNIZED LAND USE BYLAW

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(Cochrane, AB) – Following nearly four years of research, consultation and public engagement, the Town of Cochrane has formally adopted a new modernized land use bylaw. 

The Land Use Bylaw review and rewrite project was initiated by Town...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

UTILITY FEES COMPLEMENT COST OF PROVIDING SERVICE

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(Cochrane, AB) – Effective March 1, 2022, Town of Cochrane utility fees will be increasing to reflect the current cost of providing the service. 

 While the impact will vary from household-to-household dependent on the specific ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

COCHRANE: THE FASTEST GROWING COMMUNITY IN ALBERTA

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(Cochrane, AB) – Cochrane’s desirability as a mid-sized Alberta community is reflected in the 24.5% growth rate experienced between 2016 and 2021.  

According to the 2021 federal census results released on February 9, 32,199 re...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COMMUNITY GRANT FUNDING

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(Cochrane, AB) – Applications are now being accepted for the new Community Investment Grant Program aimed at providing financial support to local groups. 

 

The program funds projects, events or capital expenditures del...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

STRUCTURE FIRE AT COCHRANE RAMADA HOTEL

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 Cochrane, AB – On February 6, 2022, at approximately 2pm Cochrane Fire Services responded to a structure fire at the Ramada Hotel in Cochrane.

Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke and fire coming from the eaves and roof of the b...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES TO UPDATE COUNCIL ON EMS INITIATIVES

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Representatives from Alberta Health Services (AHS) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be in attendance to provide an update to Cochrane Town Council at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, February 7.

Randy Bryksa, Associate Executive Director ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

UTILITY RELOCATION FIRST STEP IN HWY 1A/22 INTERCHANGE

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Cochrane, AB – In preparation for Alberta Transportation initiating construction on the Highway 1A and Highway 22 interchange as early as 2022, the Town is kicking off work to relocate the underground utilities in the area.

Equipment will be mobilized to s...

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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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