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Cochrane High's wind turbine project on hold

The Cochrane High School (CHS) Sustainable Development Committee is taking their proposed wind turbine project back to the drawing board. The decision came after a Sept. 13 community consultation.
Pennies by the pound

Pennies by the pound

Final penny tally: 2,897 pounds of coins for the Cochrane ‘Ton of Pennies’ initiative, which culminated in a ceremony in front of Cochrane ATB Financial Sept. 28.

E. coli scare hits Alberta

Albertans, and anyone who consumes beef in North America for that matter, are up in arms over the recent E. coli crisis, prompting the largest recall of beef in Canadian history.
Former Cochrane resident enters guilty plea for fatal crash

Former Cochrane resident enters guilty plea for fatal crash

A 29-year-old Cochrane man has pleaded guilty to four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one to criminal negligence causing bodily harm following a March 4 head-on collision on Highway 2.
Outhouse Races set for this weekend

Outhouse Races set for this weekend

It’s race year number 12 for the Cochrane Outhouse Races this Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. Event organizer Karrie Peace from local retail shop, The Heavenly Outhouse, believes this may be the biggest turnout yet — something that she attributes to the Aug.
Mayor says 'transit will be back in newspapers soon'

Mayor says 'transit will be back in newspapers soon'

A multitude of municipal issues were discussed at Seniors on the Bow (SOTB) during a visit from Mayor Truper McBride on Sept. 20, but none more passionately than the recently placid topic of a transit system.
Young artists showcasing their sound

Young artists showcasing their sound

The Bragg Creek Performing Arts (BCPA) 2012-13 season kicks off Sept. 29, with a double-bill headline — High River’s fingerstyle virtuoso, Calum Graham, and Edmonton’s Colleen Brown. Beginning at 8 p.m.
Area contractor accused of defrauding customers

Area contractor accused of defrauding customers

An area contractor is under investigation for allegedly defrauding at least nine families of an estimated combined $500,000 over the past year-and-a-half. Kieron Warren operates KREATE Cabinets.
Pool's cleaning complete

Pool's cleaning complete

Fish out of water were happy to return to the Big Hill Leisure Pool as of Sept. 24, with the annual shutdown, which took place Sept. 1-23, finally reaching its end.

Roads concern RVC residents

The first phase of development for the Rocky View County (RVC) Plan is now complete, and the upkeep of the region’s roadways tops the priority list for most county residents.