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Publisher leaves Times with many fond memories

The waves from Quebecor Inc.’s recent announcement that they would be axing 500 jobs at Sun Media Corp. rippled their way into Cochrane last week.

Grant funding key issue during budget deliberations

Grant funding was a hot-button issue debated during the 2013 budget deliberations, specifically how much certain organizations around Cochrane should be given in the coming year.

Race to . . . Morley, for filming of sled dog movie

The filming of a big-budget movie in nearby Morley will open up opportunities for aspiring actors, as well as others in the community seeking temporary employment.

Bicycle Network Plan spurs council debate

Cyclists rejoice; a proposed bike path was presented to council on Nov. 13 that would see an extensive upgrade to the current pathway system in Cochrane, but not all were sold on every detail of the plan.

No car wash for Heritage Hills subdivision

Residents of Heritage Hills will not be seeing a new car wash facility built in their neighbourhood anytime soon. During council’s Nov.
No pay increase for Cochrane's next mayor or members of council

No pay increase for Cochrane's next mayor or members of council

The mayor and council have made the fiscally-accountable decision to not support a pay increase for the Town of Cochrane’s next elected officials.

Deadline nears for gingerbread contest entries

As part of the Cochrane Light Up festivities, the Kitchen Boutique will once again be hosting their annual Gingerbread House Contest this Nov. 24. All entries must be dropped off at MacKay’s Ice Cream on Nov. 23 between 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wetlands found in Sunset; rezoned for development

Wetlands found in Sunset; rezoned for development

Despite an unexpected topographical surprise, a land-use bylaw amendment was approved by council for a portion of the Sunset Ridge neighbourhood allowing for the construction of a new school in the north-Cochrane community.

New members give ACFC energy boost for new year

The Arts and Culture Foundation of Cochrane (ACFC) held their premier 2013 board meeting on Nov. 14, excited to enter a new era, complete with new members and a plethora of possibilities on the horizon.
Guilty contractor returns to court for sentencing

Guilty contractor returns to court for sentencing

An unlicensed Redwood Meadows home renovation contractor will be sentenced in Calgary court Nov. 23 for violating the province’s Fair Trading Act.