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Lionesses preparing for annual Christmas Market

The annual Cochrane Lioness Christmas Market will take place Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church.
Flames prospect responds to charges

Flames prospect responds to charges

Calgary Flames prospect and left-winger Michael Ferland’s trial date will be June 24, 2013 to face charges of assault that were laid against him during a bar fight at Cochrane’s Stageline Saloon on July 29, 2012.
Cochrane teen takes up cause for visual impairment

Cochrane teen takes up cause for visual impairment

Kids have a way of overcoming life’s obstacles to the extent that amazes even their own parents. Ryan Switzer, a 15-year-old Grade 9 Bow Valley High (BVH) student, is one such youth.
Sacrifices of military on minds of Cochranites

Sacrifices of military on minds of Cochranites

With the calendar revealing another year gone by, so marks the time for those who have endured the loss of family and friends serving in the military to take time to reflect on Nov. 11.

RVC council finalizes deal for new Bearspaw fire hall

Rocky View County (RVC) council has finalized their agreement with RockPointe Church, acquiring four acres of land to construct the Bearspaw Emergency Services Centre.

Nakoda Lodge negotiating to become treatment facility

It looks as though Nakoda on the Lake Spa, Lodge and Conference Centre (Nakoda Lodge) will be transitioning from recreational use to a pain treatment facility in the next 6-8 weeks. A presentation on the proposed facility was made by Dr. E.
Richards' concealing identity bill becomes law

Richards' concealing identity bill becomes law

Wild Rose MP Blake Richards celebrated a victory on Parliament Hill on Oct. 31 after his Private Member’s Bill – The Concealment of Identity Act – was passed into law by a vote of 153-126.
Woman's wish to build CancerBridges fulfilled

Woman's wish to build CancerBridges fulfilled

It was the dream of Cochranite Isabel McPherson to see that she and her team’s fundraising efforts through the Order of the Eastern Star went directly to a cancer survivor network that reached out to Albertans living in rural areas — CancerBridges.
Youth drop-in centre, The Garage, 'best-place ever'

Youth drop-in centre, The Garage, 'best-place ever'

Gone are the days of arcades as the reigning teen hangout hot spots. Yet, in spite of the flashing lights of this digital age, teens still crave a place where they can gather and be themselves.
Operation Christmas Child campaign in full swing

Operation Christmas Child campaign in full swing

The Operation Christmas Child campaign is up and running, with national collection week from Nov. 19-25. Melia Hayes, the local logistics coordinator in Cochrane for the initiative, is urging residents to support the cause.