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Avoiding further heartbreak

The tragedy on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) tracks last week that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Cochranite revealed the enormous influence a railway incident has on the town of Cochrane.

Negativity sells

If only the money spent during elections was donated to a worthwhile charity to help those in need, so many Canadians would be far better off. Snap…back to reality.

Actually, the math is quite easy

Cochrane is a long way from Greece, much like Canada is in general, but the financial crises gripping the country could happen anywhere if governments and residents ignore the simply numbers in front of them.

Luring people in

The Eagle received an interesting email the other day from a Cochrane resident voicing their concern over what she believes is an influx of big-box stores opening in the community, and the resulting independently-owned businesses closing their doors.

How long will the honeymoon last?

Following last month’s provincial election, Alberta premier Rachel Notley is the second most popular premier in Canada, according to a new poll conducted by the Angus Reid Institute, which is more than pretty much every other NDP or Liberal Party pre

You are the Best of Cochrane

It’s always nice to be recognized, which is exactly what we at the Eagle aim to do with our Best of Cochrane survey, now wrapping up its third year.

Idle no more

Based on a 2003 study on vehicle emissions by the Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada, the Government of Canada does recommend that, whenever possible, light-duty motorists should not allow their vehicle to idle for more 60 seconds

If you build it, they will come

“Then what are we fighting for?” Though it may be an urban legend that Winston Churchill uttered these words after learning that the U.K.
Well deserved

Well deserved

It’s amazing what a person can accomplish when they have the desire to succeed. And, when you reach a certain point in your life, those accomplishments can begin to add up, and people take notice.

False sense of security

Would Canadian voters benefit from a two party political system like they have south of the border? It’s something that has been discussed around many a dinner table in Canada, and there are several solid arguments both for and against the idea.