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The Indian Act’s concentration of power

The distribution of public power in Western parliamentary systems separates into the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government.
April delights: what a difference a day makes in Cochrane

April delights: what a difference a day makes in Cochrane

After a long winter’s wait, spring was finally sprouting all around Cochrane last week.

Transit takes giant leap forward with brand reveal at this weekend’s trade show

This weekend at the Cochrane Trade Show residents will get their first glimpse at our town’s new transit system.
Economist urges godliness

Economist urges godliness

I’m writing this week’s column on April 22, Earth Day.

Timelapse cartooning with Patrick LaMontagne

Bridge-builders honoured for integrity

Bridge-builders honoured for integrity

Two recent developments celebrate the importance of integrity in the life of our community.The one involves a role model for me as a columnist. The other involves you, our coffee companions.
Robyn MacKay held hostage to compassion

Robyn MacKay held hostage to compassion

Cochrane’s MacKay family have long been famous for their many flavours of ice cream that have attracted the whole world to their doorstep. Well, their globe-cycling ambassador, Robyn MacKay , is at it again, but this time with an intriguing twist.
Breathe on me

Breathe on me

To what can I compare the purpose of Lent? It is like the breath of God on a frosty morning anticipating the springtime joy of life revived. Lent, in Christianity, is the 40-day period of fasting and contemplation preceding Easter.

Invitation to community to help shape Cochrane’s future by setting council priorities

What an honour it is to serve as one of your elected representatives on Cochrane’s Town Council and to have the privilege of helping shape Cochrane’s future by setting priorities.

How Canada’s Indian Act destroyed direct democracy

The foundation of Western democratic governance is the participation of the people in the political process through representative democracy.