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Bocce ball tournament to benefit neurological research

Cochrane and area residents should get their tossing arm ready for a bocce ball tournament in support of the Branch Out Neurological Foundation.
Seniors treated to creative and inspirational week at SOTB

Seniors treated to creative and inspirational week at SOTB

On June 5, more than 160 seniors will make their way into the Cochrane RancheHouse for an afternoon of recognition, creativity and strawberry shortcake.

Mitford Ponds to be stocked with fish

Mitford Ponds will soon be stocked with fish for another season, according to Terry Robertson, manager of parks and facilities at the Town of Cochrane. “We usually get fish in the ponds by late May or early June,” he said.
Signs of gang activity in Stoney Nakoda get RCMP's attention

Signs of gang activity in Stoney Nakoda get RCMP's attention

Graffiti. Mischief. Colours. These are a few of the signs a community will see as gangs develop, according to Darrel Bruno, an aboriginal gang and crime reduction coordinator with the RCMP “K” Division, Aboriginal Policing Services.

Voting wrapping up for ice cream contest

Only three days remain for Cochranites to have their say in choosing Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park’s official ice cream flavour. Public voting will wrap up May 31. Two flavours are on the docket: strawberry-rhubarb pie and buttertart.
Banded Peak class working to make child's wish come true

Banded Peak class working to make child's wish come true

There is nothing random about the act of kindness a Banded Peak School class is doing to help make a child’s wish come true.
Man dead, child seriously injured in collisions

Man dead, child seriously injured in collisions

Rocky View County saw two serious vehicle accidents near Springbank last week — one a fatal crash on Highway 8 and the other on Springbank Road, in which a child was left in life-threatening condition and seven other people injured.
World record attempt comes up slightly shy

World record attempt comes up slightly shy

Martin Parnell’s effort to set another Guinness World Record at the 49th Scotiabank Calgary Marathon May 26 was not meant to be. Attempting to cover the 42.

RVS trustees pass budget with $1.03 million deficit

It was a long discussion, but ultimately Rocky View Schools (RVS) board of trustees approved an approximate $180 million operating budget for 2013-2014 at the May 16 meeting. The budget has a projected deficit of about $1.03 million.
Council approves spring budget adjustments

Council approves spring budget adjustments

Cochrane council approved nearly $2 million in increased capital costs to the 2013 budget during its May 27 meeting. Totalling $1,967,000, the additional funding will go toward several key projects - $1,414,000 for Centre Ave.