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COCHRANE IN BRIEF, May 6.

What's happening in Cochrane this week: The Cochrane Ecological Institute is hosting an informational presentation, the Town of Cochrane is seeking input on the final draft of the Land Use Bylaw, and Bike Safety Day, hosted by the Kiwanis Club and Bike Cochrane, has been postponed.
Cochrane in Brief

Bike safety day delayed

The Bike Cochrane Society and the Kiwanis Club of Cochrane have partnered for an educational program aimed to teach kids in the community more about bike safety, but the event has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. The event’s hosts are considering rescheduling the event for either July 24 or Aug. 15, but Bike Safety Day will only go ahead when in compliance with COVID-19 public health guidelines. The event aims to host 100 kids in the community aged four to 14, who will be split into groups of 25 for the session. Parents will also be guided through an informational session on how to maintain their child’s bike. For more information on how to register for the event and future announcements, visit cochranekiwanis.com/events/.

Town seeking input on Land Use Bylaw

The Town of Cochrane is looking for public input on the Land Use Bylaw review process. The Land Use Bylaw acts as a guide for development in Cochrane and regulates zoning in the town, ultimately determining what can be built and where. The current Land Use Bylaw was adopted in 2004. Since that time, the town has developed considerably, and the Land Use Bylaw requires an update to ensure it is in line with the direction of the Town’s growth. A complete draft of the new Land Use Bylaw has been prepared based on public and stakeholder feedback, and a review best practice. The town is looking for public feedback on the final draft of the document. To provide feedback, visit letstalkcochrane.ca/lub/.

Learn your landscapes

The Cochrane Ecological Institute is hosting a presentation from president Clio Smeeton and director Ken Weagle. The pair will be taking a deeper look at the foothills and western prairie ecosystems and how climate change and anthropogenic land usage has affected the wildlife which call those spaces home, and the role that rehabilitation plays when animals come into conflict with users of the land. Tickets for the event are $20, with $15 from each ticket going to support the Cochrane Ecological Institute. To find out more visit the Cochrane Ecological Institute on Facebook.