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Let the marathon begin

Let the federal election race begin! Most in the media industry love elections, not just because they provide a plethora of material to fill newspapers, but because it’s in a journalist’s very nature to be interested in politics, especially at the fe

History starts now

Cochrane boasts a lot of history. Some of this history can be found in this week’s Heritage section, celebrating Heritage day in Alberta, which falls on the first Monday of August, this year being the 3rd.

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.