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Butters name synonymous with Cochrane area

Butters name synonymous with Cochrane area

The Butters family has been in the Cochrane area since 1936. Richard Butters came from Conway, just east of Calgary and purchased land north of the Ghost River from the Hudson’s Bay Company.

A rush to judgement

Working together sure seems like it’s out of the question for the Turf Association and Cochrane Lions Football when it comes to the creation of a turf field...at least for now it does. Listening to each organization make presentations to council Jan.

Cold-weather care of your equine friend

It was a brisk, sunshine-filled day with sparkling white snow everywhere in the horse paddock area.

More than just a game

Sports has certainly been a hot topic in Cochrane for the past few weeks – quite the feat considering the Cobras aren’t even on the gridiron at the moment. The opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics happens this Friday (Feb.

Canadians are failing English 101 by the droves

The death of grammer. The fall of syntax. The plight of punctuation. Same old story. All hail the mighty, modern digital age. The argument stands that while we have more access to information then ever, we are getting dumber by the dozen.
Losing my sense of direction in the Yukon

Losing my sense of direction in the Yukon

It’s 3:30 p.m. and won’t be long before darkness falls. The ice fog is rolling across the trail and frost hangs from the trees and bushes like a white blanket.
Readers respond on heavenly thoughts for earthly living

Readers respond on heavenly thoughts for earthly living

Last week’s column opened a conversation on how one’s views on the afterlife affect life this side of the grave. So many of you responded I’m staying with the topic for a couple of weeks.
Peewee hockey thrives

Peewee hockey thrives

It’s been a while, Oct. 17 to be exact, since we examined peewee hockey without body-checking. So a follow-up is in order with provincial playdowns underway and teams across Alberta driving for the playoffs.

Management a necessity for wild horses

On Jan. 21, the Government of Alberta announced the feral horse capture season. Until the beginning of March, permit holders can corral their regulated number of free-ranging equines and cart them off to start their new life.
How do views on afterlife affect life this side of grave?

How do views on afterlife affect life this side of grave?

Tea leaves have nothing over what a disposable coffee cup said to me the other day at Cochrane Coffee Traders.