Town of Cochrane seeks election workers
The Town of Cochrane is in search of election workers to assist with the upcoming municipal election, those that wish to apply are encouraged to do so by Friday (Sept. 17). Workers will undergo training on Friday (Oct. 8) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the municipal election which is being held from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 18). Duties may include reviewing voter identification, greeting electors, assisting with polling station set up, issuing ballots to qualified electors and more. For further information and to apply visit cochrane.ca/electionworker.
Preparation underway to relocate utilities for Highway 1A/22 interchange
Alberta Transportation will initiate construction on the Highway 1A and Highway 22 interchange as early as 2022 and as per a press release from the Town of Cochrane, work to relocate underground utilities in the area is already underway. Equipment is en route to the site to begin excavating 300,000 cubic metres of soil in preparation to relocate water and sanitary sewer pipes, with a portion of the soil being used to pre-build the western ramps of the interchange and detour routes. Motorists can expect some traffic impacts while trucks move soil from the west side of Highway 22 to the site of the future interchange.
Masks become mandatory
As of Saturday (Sept. 4), masks are once again mandatory in all indoor public spaces and transit services as per the Government of Alberta’s latest COVID-19 update. Cases of the virus are on the rise in the province which currently has the worst infection rate in Canada with some regions also reporting some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Deena Hinshaw and Premier Jason Kenney provided a live update on Friday (Sept. 3), also offering a $100 incentive to fully unvaccinated or half unvaccinated individuals to receive a dose of the vaccine.