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CAUS holds second meeting to address fracking

CAUS holds second meeting to address fracking

The local coalition Cochrane Area Under Siege (CAUS) held a second open house to address their concerns over hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Lochend area.

McBride argues for left-turn signal at AUMA meeting

Mayor Truper McBride recently returned from a mayors’ caucus meeting in Edmonton where the hot topic for Cochrane was the Highway 22 and 1A intersection upgrades.

Town looks to encourage economic development

Town council got an update on the progress of the new Economic Development Strategy being ironed out by administration to guide the department over the next three years.
Young amputee enjoys CHAMPS seminar trip

Young amputee enjoys CHAMPS seminar trip

One young Cochrane kid has recently discovered that there really is strength in numbers. Five-year-old Jerlena Rittwage, who was born missing her left hand, returned from the 2012 Western War Amps CHAMPS seminar, which was held in Saskatoon, Sask.

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.