Construction beginning on Cochrane capital projects
The Town of Cochrane is set to begin construction on the Protective Services building and the Transit Hub and Innovation Centre. The Protective Services will provide a new space for an integrated RCMP and Municipal Enforcement Detachment. The $23 million dollar facility will be located on a 4.66-acre lot in the community of Heartland. It is anticipated to be complete by Spring 2023. The Transit Hub and Innovation Centre, dubbed The Station, is a 7,700 sq. ft. building that will include a transit hub, municipal office space, public washrooms and access to Town services. The Station is anticipated to be complete by summer 2022.
Cold ice cream and classic cars
Cruise Cochrane is hosting its annual Ice Cream Cruise on Saturday (June 12). It is the first cruise of the year for the club of car enthusiasts. The event kicks off at Noon at Cochrane GM, where cruisers will find the staging area. The cruise itself will commence at 1 p.m. and take drivers north on Highway 22 to the 1A, all the way out to Canmore along the Bow River. There will be a few hours of free time in Canmore before the cruise departs at 4 p.m. and returns to Cochrane. Registration for the free event closes on Thursday (June 10), and a link to register can be found on Cruise Cochrane’s Facebook page.
East end food drive
The Helping Hands Society of Cochrane and Area’s annual food drive which was postponed in April is going ahead on Saturday (June 12) in east/central Cochrane. Volunteers from Helping Hands will be out collecting donations for the Activettes Food Bank on Saturday morning before 10 a.m. in East End, Glen Eagles, Downtown, Glenbow and Riverview. Helping Hands is asking everyone to place donations outside on their front porch to avoid any contact with volunteers. Any donations put out late or not collected can be dropped off at any grocery store donation box.