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Readers do justice in their choices for Word of the Year

Readers do justice in their choices for Word of the Year

Tis the season for naming the Word of the Year. And if you can endure one more nominee…. On the heels of Collins Dictionary’s choice of “fake news” as last year’s Word of the Year, Dictionary.

Holiday wishes from Mayor Genung

With the holiday season upon us, it’s a great time of year to connect with family and friends.
Venezuela: a country in crisis

Venezuela: a country in crisis

For those of us who have been following the deteriorating socioeconomic situation in Venezuela, it is alarming to see the extent of deterioration in the quality of life of Venezuelans over the past three to four years.
Enduring tradition spruces up Christmas

Enduring tradition spruces up Christmas

Following up on last week’s guest column by our son Reg on Christmas crèches, this week’s column is a gift from our son James Harbeck , writer, editor, linguist and photographer, on another symbol of the season.

Initiatives in the works for Cochrane bode well for 2019

Year end is here and so much in Cochrane is changing!. I am excited about some new things. September 2019 we will see buses around town contracted through Southland Transportation. This is an amazing new service for our growing community.
Patrick LaMontagne

Patrick LaMontagne

Columnist’s son gives crèche course in Nativity displays

Columnist’s son gives crèche course in Nativity displays

This week’s guest column is a Christmas gift to his columnist father by our son Reginald Harbeck , an Information Technology consultant and writer. Thanks, Reg! – Dad ____ WOULD IT SURPRISE you to know that St.

Budget 2019 paves path for better community connectivity, future savings

The end of a year is a great time to reflect on what you’ve accomplished, as well as everything you hope to achieve. Personally, I believe council and the Town of Cochrane have accomplished a lot in 2018 and I’m excited for what’s to come.

There is no healing before truth

When Stoney Nakoda Elder Valentina Fox addressed a room of 50 people participating in a blanket ceremony at the Alliance Church last Thursday, she did so with strength, wisdom and a vulnerability that was truly humbling.