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Bottrel's historic journey

Bottrel's historic journey

Twenty-five kilometres north and 2 km west of Cochrane you’ll find yourself walking back in time with a visit to Bottrel.

Unanimous consent

The proposed aquatic/curling centre has gone from a cost of $54 million to $45 million in a matter of weeks. A little tweaking can apparently go a long way.

How to bring your horse back from an illness

If you have horses, the time will come when you will have to care for a sick or injured horse.

Progress is the word for 2014

The new year has well and truly begun. And off to a good start! The new council wrapped up 2013 with a taxpayer-friendly budget and Cochrane experienced record growth – on our terms. Progress is the theme I would pick for 2014.
Passion, patience, purpose and life's 'inner yearning'

Passion, patience, purpose and life's 'inner yearning'

“The sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” At least, that’s what it said on the chalkboard behind the counter at Cochrane’s Bentleys Books when I dropped in the other day.

Be proud of yourself, Cochrane

The generosity of Cochranites is unmistakable. Over the weekend, the 6th Annual Kimmett Cup skated to another successful charitable effort, raising $100,000.

Cochrane no longer a small town that sits by the Bow

Sometimes I think Cochrane just needs to accept its fate and realize that it’s never going to be the small town so many wish it would forever stay.
Give running a go for the kids

Give running a go for the kids

I love the Calgary Marathon. I first ran it in 2003 and the only reason I entered was because my brother, Peter, had challenged me to. At the age of 47, running wasn’t part of my life and I really wasn’t that interested.

Packed January calendar at SOTB

The Seniors on the Bow (SOTB) January calendar is jam-packed with many familiar activities and some new ones to try. Qigong begins Jan. 15 at 12:15 p.m. These exercises are similar to Tai Chi and promote flexibility, balance and stress reduction.
Passion allows panelist to know that she, too, is alive

Passion allows panelist to know that she, too, is alive

“Connecting to your sweet spot in your work and life, and supporting others to do the same,” is pivotal to “connecting to your sense of purpose.