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Concept plan to guide Ag Society land expansion

Following the announcement of the impending expansion of the use of the Cochrane and District Agricultural Society’s land, Brian Birchall, president of the board for the Ag Society, said that an ‘informal’ area concept plan will be developed to help

Care in the Creek to have grand-opening celebration

Care in the Creek Medical Centre, the new health -care facility that opened Aug. 15 in Bragg Creek, will hold its official grand opening on Oct. 13.

Nepalese climb will help support Canadian soldiers

Two Cochrane men, John Cook and John Clarkson, will be addressing an issue of national concern over the next three weeks, as they embark on a 20,300-foot climb of Island Peak, near Mount Everest Base Camp.

Modena Homes plea date set for Oct. 30 in Cochrane

The date for plea for the former Cochrane homebuilding company Modena Homes and its owner Navin Maghera has been set for Oct. 30 in Cochrane’s criminal court.
Guilty contractor due back in court Oct. 16

Guilty contractor due back in court Oct. 16

An area contractor who has already pleaded guilty to violations of the province’s Fair Trading Act is due back in court Oct. 16. It’s expected a new sentencing date will be set for Kieron Warren.
Tourney of Aces a hole-in-one

Tourney of Aces a hole-in-one

The ‘Five for 5’ Monumental Tournament of Aces was a tremendous success for the Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Foundation, held at the Links of GlenEagles Oct. 6. It raised money for five local charities.
Cochranites race for STARS

Cochranites race for STARS

The Amazing Backcountry Race for STARS has concluded for another summer, and with the help of a pair of Cochranites, the effort raised $19,300 for the non-profit, air search-and-rescue outfit.
Town gets Ipsos Reid results following transit engagement

Town gets Ipsos Reid results following transit engagement

Seventy per cent of residents say there is a need for a transit system in Cochrane. Eighty-six per cent say they are satisfied with the opportunities they have been provided to voice their opinion on transit.
Warm temperatures extend into fall

Warm temperatures extend into fall

It should come as little surprise that 2012 has been breaking the mold where weather is concerned. After an unseasonably warm 2011-12 winter, followed by a June of sheer saturation, it turned out to be one of the warmest summers on record.
Mentoring program in need of volunteers

Mentoring program in need of volunteers

Since 1977, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area has been connecting adults (‘bigs’) with youth (‘littles’), bridging gaps and building life-enriching friendships.