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Remembrance Day Ceremonies in the Cochrane Area

Remembrance Day Ceremonies in the Cochrane Area

Bragg Creek Due to COVID-19 health guidelines set out by the Dominion Command of the Royal Canadian Legion, the 2020 Bragg Creek Remembrance Day Service will be available virtually only.

Military family's service spans generations

“We went through hard times during the war,” Baynes said. “Those people in those days went through an awful lot and they had to sacrifice an awful lot for what we have today."
Reflecting on the experience of brotherhood in the Canadian military

Reflecting on the experience of brotherhood in the Canadian military

COCHRANE— Serving in the military creates a bond of brotherhood, uniting soldiers through duty to their country. Retired warrant officer Michael Baranosky,80, knows the experience of brotherhood well.
Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary welcomes new wolfdogs

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary welcomes new wolfdogs

The Sanctuary is now fundraising to help cover the costs associated with rescuing the animals and providing them with new enclosures.
Reflecting and honouring the experiences of war

Reflecting and honouring the experiences of war

“For quite a while I didn’t want to talk about or think about the war days,” Veldhuis said. “I was nine-years-old I was old enough that some of the stuff I just can’t forget.”
Military families serve as pillar of support for veterans

Military families serve as pillar of support for veterans

“At the end of the day they’re the support person, they’re on the other end of the line when the service person is on tour,” Laura said. “That still leaves a mark on people— It’s remembering the time that he was gone and he was serving, remembering those people that we lost, those people that made it home and were never quite the same again."
Cochrane Legion to go ahead with Remembrance Day ceremony

Cochrane Legion to go ahead with Remembrance Day ceremony

“You have to stay relevant, you have to stay visible. If you’re not there, if you’re not putting out the message, the message gets forgotten quickly. Attention spans are short. It’s very important to maintain visibility, and if we’re not visible on such a day it just contributes to the degradation of a person's understanding the importance of Remembrance Day and carrying forth that torch.”
COCHRANE IN BRIEF, Nov. 5

COCHRANE IN BRIEF, Nov. 5

What's happening in Cochrane this week: A new tutoring service at the Cochrane Public Library, Town Council plans to address traffic congestion and Family and Community Support Services is conducting a survey to collect data on food security.
Cochrane Generals start the season off on a high note

Cochrane Generals start the season off on a high note

The Gens earned themselves two victories in the opening weekend of the 2020/21 season.
Silver Cross Mother opens up about sons death in Afghanistan

Silver Cross Mother opens up about sons death in Afghanistan

“Remembrance Day for me and our family is the hardest day because the focus is on remembering that he is dead and what he’s done,” Stock said. “It’s a day to remember our fallen and to remember Stephan our son. I think it’s important that people remember— They’re gone but not forgotten.”