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EDITORIAL: Looking forward to the end of lockdowns

EDITORIAL: Looking forward to the end of lockdowns

Like the willows beginning to bloom as a sign of spring, we are starting to see signs our lives may soon return to a semblance of normalcy.
'Open for summer plan' hinges on vaccination rates

'Open for summer plan' hinges on vaccination rates

Restrictions will be eased as more Albertans get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with a complete reopening expected for early July.
Grow your green thumb at the Glenbow Community Garden

Grow your green thumb at the Glenbow Community Garden

“It’s community enhancement, it’s community engagement. It allows for local access to food sources, it environmentally reduces the impact of shipping food over long distances, you enhance local food security so families can access fresh, safe, nutritional, affordable vegetables, fruits and herbs, you have social opportunities … We build welcoming, safe spaces for community members to gather.”
Alberta Fish and Wildlife investigating suspected bear attack near Water Valley

Alberta Fish and Wildlife investigating suspected bear attack near Water Valley

Fish and Wildlife are investigating what appears to be a fatal bear attack at a residence near Water Valley.
Cochrane firefighters raise more than $4,500 for Wellspring Calgary

Cochrane firefighters raise more than $4,500 for Wellspring Calgary

“Everyone has been touched by cancer,” Chyka said. “Cancer the disease gets most of the attention, support programs like this which are as important for people to survive the disease process don’t get the same sort of spotlight.”
Cochrane RCMP share motorcycle safety tips

Cochrane RCMP share motorcycle safety tips

With warmer weather rolling in, motorcycle traffic is sure to increase, and Cochrane RCMP has some tips to help keep you safe on the road.
User groups react to Kananaskis Conservation Pass

User groups react to Kananaskis Conservation Pass

COCHRANE— The Government of Alberta announced an annual $90 conservation fee would be implemented in Kananaskis Country beginning on June 1, and the announcement has sparked debate among users and user groups since that time.
Cochrane RCMP welcomes new detachment commander

Cochrane RCMP welcomes new detachment commander

“I want to build on the relationships and maintain those strong relationships that we have with our community partners. There are a lot of demands on policing right now, and I think that we have to remain engaged with our partners, and not just our partners, but the general public, to let them have a voice. We have to be agile and have the ability to change focus and direction as these things come up.”
Cochrane Walmart Supercentre remains in COVID-19 outbreak status

Cochrane Walmart Supercentre remains in COVID-19 outbreak status

Cochrane Walmart Supercentre remains in COVID-19 outbreak status
Cochrane and Area Hospice Society hosting fundraiser hike

Cochrane and Area Hospice Society hosting fundraiser hike

“There’s been good support over the number of years we have been doing this— We want this to be something that continues year-to-year so the virtual hike is really important to us,” Sawicki said. “It’s just a shame that we can’t get together in person.”