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Wind sweeps Christmas star away in Cochrane

Have you seen Allana Boyd's Christmas star?
Allana Boyd's Christmas star was swept away in the Nov. 30 windstorm and now she's hoping someone has seen it and can bring it home.

A local woman is hoping someone may have seen her beloved Christmas decoration after the windstorm Tuesday night (Nov. 30). 

Environment Canada meteorologist Kyle Fougere said westerly winds of 70km/h were recorded in the area, with gusts peaking around 90km/h. Meanwhile, residents reported broken tree branches and toppled garbage cans. 

Allana Boyd took to social media to see if anyone has seen the fabric star she hangs in her yard every holiday season. 

"Holy wind, Batman," she wrote on the Cochrane Rants and Raves Facebook page. "It could be in Saskatchewan by now." 

Boyd told the Eagle the wind was so wild, "we thought we were going to lose the house." 

Luckily, Cochrane was spared the brunt of it and Boyd said only a few ornaments were knocked down. 

The star, however, "kept sailing away," she said. 

Now she's hoping someone may want to return it.

One person has reached out so far. 

"I got a message saying a red van picked it up in the parking lot at GoodLife Fitness," Boyd said. "Sounds like a kidnapping!" 

If anyone has information about Boyd's fabric Christmas star, email your tip to

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Caitlin Clow

About the Author: Caitlin Clow

Caitlin is the editor of the Okotoks Western Wheel and Cochrane Eagle. She graduated from Mount Royal's Journalism program in 2015 and has worked for The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail, Postmedia and Black Press.
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