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CookHouse needing 700 votes to reach contest's next round

There are only a few days left to vote for Round 2 — the qualifying round — in the Aviva Community Fund contest.
Library stats reveal steady growth and usage

Library stats reveal steady growth and usage

In addition to introducing the new head librarian, Kathryn Foley, to council, Carol Byler, chair of the Nan Boothby Memorial Library Board, divulged the 2011 numbers, which show the increasing usage of the facility.

'Affordable' art available

Supporters of the local arts community will have a chance to check out the latest, and even make some early Christmas gift purchases at the annual Cochrane Art Club (CAC) Small Works Christmas Sale.
Active kids are healthy kids; S4L presents future plans to council

Active kids are healthy kids; S4L presents future plans to council

Sport 4 Life (S4L) Cochrane is looking to expand on its goal of getting the community’s youth to become ‘physically literate.
Alberta's farm workers seeking legislative equality

Alberta's farm workers seeking legislative equality

Six times a week Philippa Thomas heads out from her Cochrane home with her dog Gaffer to go for 12-kilometre walks through woods, meadows and cow pastures.
Richards hypes new bill to reform MP pensions

Richards hypes new bill to reform MP pensions

Wild Rose MP Blake Richards believes his government’s Pension Reform Act will help right the ship when it comes to the Canada pension system. Bill C-46 was approved in the House of Commons on Oct.

Sunset Ridge area may be getting new K-8 school

Town council gave first reading to an amendment to a land use bylaw that would open the door to the construction of a new K-8 school in Sunset Ridge.

Large organized crime network with ties to RVC shut down

After an extensive, long-term investigation, Calgary’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU- Calgary) and the Calgary RCMP Integrated Proceeds of Crime (IPOC) Unit have arrested a number of people in connection with an ongoing criminal org

Funding needed to monitor water in Horse Creek

The Little Creeks and Rough Fescue Appreciation Society (LCARF) is requesting $4,000 from the Town of Cochrane to continue ongoing water quality monitoring of Horse Creek.

Gathering gives businesswomen opportunity to meet, network

This weekend marks Year 18 for the annual Tapestry of Women Gathering on Nov. 3. Taking place at the Cochrane RancheHouse from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.