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Civility: key to harmony amid diversity

Civility: key to harmony amid diversity

“We as people of faith have a very important role to play” within our ethnically and religiously diverse society.

Cochrane in the spotlight at Alberta Mid-Sized Cities Caucus

Last week, our community made provincial headlines when the Town of Cochrane opened the doors to the Cochrane RancheHouse to host the Alberta Mid-Sized Cities Mayors’ and CAOs’ caucus.
Embracing life-shaping balance between lo-tech and hi-tech

Embracing life-shaping balance between lo-tech and hi-tech

So, what can a young child teach us about bonding through lullabies, books and technology? Stay tuned.

Arts community feedback needed

There will be an arts community meeting this coming Monday, January 28 to present some important components of plans for moving forward with the arts in Cochrane.

Why do some First Nations struggle with governance?

By Dr. Terry Poucette There is no shortage of stories about problems with First Nations governance, many with alarming headlines that give the impression of widespread corruption.
Childhood development: hi tech v. books

Childhood development: hi tech v. books

From the many concerned responses I’ve received to our past two columns, digital devices are indeed no substitute for lullabies and books for bonding with our infant children.
Readers share joys and concerns about lullabies and bonding

Readers share joys and concerns about lullabies and bonding

Marlis McDouall’s love of lullabies and their special place in cuddly, heart-to-heart bonding, and her concern that lullabies are in danger of becoming forgotten treasures in our high-tech world (last week’s column) are shared by many of our readers.
Lullabies: becoming forgotten treasure?

Lullabies: becoming forgotten treasure?

Soothing baby-cradling lullabies span across time and cultures. How about a treasured piece of classical music? Give a listen to Brahms’ Lullaby. Want to put those little bundles of yours back to sleep at 3:00 a.m.

2019 positions Cochrane to support our growing community

Happy New Year Cochrane! Every day it is an honour and a privilege to serve as your mayor and work with so many of you who love this town as much as I do.
From endurance to resilience and more

From endurance to resilience and more

My choice last week of “endurance” as my Word of the Year for 2018 led to some very thoughtful and surprising responses. Here are just a few.