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Proud to be included on list of Diamond Jubilee honourees

It’s quite an honour indeed to be in such august company in October. Pardon the pun, but it was indeed an honour to be with so many kind and good people last week at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal presentation ceremony at the Red and White Club.

Amazing Kimmett's truly a 'monumental' Cochrane family

Last week a picture of Kelly Kimmett appeared on the front page of the Eagle, golfing at GlenEagles in a tournament he organized with his wife Dianne, and others, to raise money for several worthwhile charities.
Carving out career in nature photography not easy

Carving out career in nature photography not easy

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a commercial nature photographer? We meet many people on our workshops and talks who are eager to take their interest in nature and landscape photography to the next level — the Big World of Commerce.

World record comes to Cochrane, thanks to the efforts of many

At 12:01 p.m. on Oct. 7, Wild Rose MP Blake Richards blew a whistle, bringing to an end 42 hours and one minute of five-a-side soccer.
From Scotland to Cochrane, life becomes an ice cream treat

From Scotland to Cochrane, life becomes an ice cream treat

Born on Aug. 8, 1925 and raised in Motherwhale, Scotland, Christine Beck had no idea that she would someday be Chris MacKay serving ice cream at MacKay’s Cochrane Ice Cream to movie stars, dignitaries and visitors from around the world.

Respect is about oneness, love: just do the right thing

“Clap, clap, clap!” wrote Ontario coffee companion Marie Suthers about last week’s column on respect, not pity, as the basis for responsible humanitarian outreach by NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations). Marie’s not alone.

The times are changing, more quickly than you know

People in their 20’s will think the story that’s about to fill this space is at least possible. Those in their teens will say the man is a nut case, this stuff really never happened. But I digress.

Can you spot one of Cochrane's sustainable pathways?

As a community, Cochrane is far advanced on Pathway 8 to sustainability: “We are a caring community that lives and celebrates together.

Let's see if Freedom of Information would work in Cochrane

Transparency is the buzz word today for politicians at many levels but does it also apply to the municipal level? The federal government and its bureaucrats pretty much dismiss any suggestion of transparency as a meaningless whim by a few voters, so

Five rules to follow when feeding your equines

The inevitable has happened — our first snowfall of winter. It comes every year but is always a rude reminder of what is to come.