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Cochrane growth up 5.4 per cent

Cochrane’s growth rate is up 5.4 per cent from 2011, according to the Cochrane Planning Department’s November development report. “That’s certainly on the healthy side of growth,” said councillor Tara McFadden.
Polar bears inspire local sculptor

Polar bears inspire local sculptor

In wintery fashion, Studio West Bronze Foundry & Art Gallery artist and proprietor, Don Begg, is showcasing his most recent exhibition throughout the month of December — a collection of polar bears, modeled after a trip to Churchill, Man.

Students seeking 'stuffed' new socks

The students at Springbank Community High School (SCHS) are getting into the giving spirit of the season, as they once again take part in the Mustard Seed’s Christmas Campaign.
Bragg Creek's Care in the Creek patient list is quickly filling up

Bragg Creek's Care in the Creek patient list is quickly filling up

A shortage of medical patients is certainly not an issue in Bragg Creek. Celebrating their 1,000th registered patient on Nov.
Golden eagle on the mend at local conservation institute

Golden eagle on the mend at local conservation institute

The Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) near Madden has rehabilitated a male golden eagle that was suffering from near-fatal lead poisoning. The eagle was found by a fish and wildlife officer near Canmore Nov.
Town OKs CRL bylaw; awaits provincial cash

Town OKs CRL bylaw; awaits provincial cash

Town council approved the Community Revitalization Levy (CRL) bylaw during a special meeting Nov. 29, paving the way for the municipality to retain $13 million from the province for capital projects in Cochrane’s downtown core.

Police make arrest in Springbank B&E investigation

Thanks to the recent publication of photos of wanted suspects, Cochrane RCMP made an arrest on Nov. 28 in the Springbank break-and-enter case and identified a second suspect.
RVC to foot bill for new septic system in Cochrane Lake

RVC to foot bill for new septic system in Cochrane Lake

Rocky View County will front the necessary $65,000 to install a replacement septic system on a property in Cochrane Lake. Since January 2011, the lake levels have been steadily increasing and is currently 1.

Cochrane Turf Association gets money from county

A representative from the Cochrane Turf Association is feeling confident that construction on an artificial-turf playing field could begin as soon as May 2013, after the group received a $250,000 grant from Rocky View County council, Nov. 27.
Eagle's Nest walk aims to empower Morley youth

Eagle's Nest walk aims to empower Morley youth

The Eagle’s Nest Family Shelter held their second annual Family Violence Awareness Walk on Nov. 27, in honour of November as Family Violence Awareness Month.