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Cochrane woman living in the pink in order to win contest

Life has taken on a rose-tint for one Cochrane woman — or at least a tinge of pink. Ashley Cardinal is one of about 40 people vying for top prize in 90.

Lego lovers getting ready to build

Brick by brick — that’s how entries will be working to get their creations ready for the second annual Cochrane Lego Contest. To be held April 12 and 13 at St.
Blues legend Byrnes taking country road

Blues legend Byrnes taking country road

A Canadian blues legend has earned the right to tell it like it is and he shoots straight from the heart.
Rising cost of fire services fuels '13 property tax increase

Rising cost of fire services fuels '13 property tax increase

Cochrane council unanimously approved a report for information for the town’s property tax design for 2013, which includes an increased fire tax levy.
Time of the year to go wild for wildflowers

Time of the year to go wild for wildflowers

Winter may not want to let its frosty grip go, but the authors of Wildflowers of Banff Park want to get Cochranites in the mood for spring, nevertheless.

Deadline approaching for community award nominations

The deadline to nominate fellow Cochranites for this year’s Cochrane Community Awards is a mere two days away. Accepting submission until April 12, community awards committee member Rebecka Torn is urging people to get those names in.

Spring food drive hoping to reach new participants: organizer

On April 13, about 500 volunteers will be canvassing the neighbourhoods of Cochrane, all to collect donations for the spring food drive.
Chamber holds AGM and elections

Chamber holds AGM and elections

Numbers in the Cochrane and District Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 financial statement are certainly looking up.

Town, fire firefighters make progress on new deal

The Town of Cochrane and International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) held a meeting on March 26 to discuss the pending collective agreement between the two parties, and according to IAFF president Jared Wallace the talks were a move in the righ
Book sale a fundraiser for CAHS

Book sale a fundraiser for CAHS

Spring is in the air and that means the annual Cochrane and Area Humane Society’s (CAHS) Used Book Sale is around the corner.