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Maintain Cochrane's historic identity

Cochrane is growing rapidly and what that means for our community depends on perspective. While on one hand the increase in amenities means people can live, work and shop here more than they once could.

A hand up not a handout

Chaz Smith knows what it likes to be down and out. As a teen, social ignorance and negative personal circumstances at home combined to leave him homeless and living on the street.

Police stats show need for shelter

While violent crime is generally on the decline in Cochrane, it is disturbing to see how domestic violence continues to rise.

Newsmakers of 2018

As we ready to ring in 2019, it is always beneficial to look back on the year past and take stock of the people and events that inspired us, created change or were instrumental in helping our community be a better place to live.

Media bailout a catch-22

Journalists know optics matter a great deal. In fact, it is a consideration that drives innumerable stories regarding our governments and politicians.

Merry Christmas for all?

Approximately 4.7 million people. That is the number of Canadians who are estimated to live in a state of food insecurity, meaning they do not have access to a stable source of adequate, safe and nutritious food.

Big dreams for Cochrane

Town council made two significant moves last week that have the potential to transform the landscape of this community. The first was the approval of the long-awaited on-demand transit system.

Death and taxes

It's budget time again and that means taxes in Cochrane are going up. While a tax increase is not necessarily a given every year, it has been for the past few and they are projected to continue going in that direction for the next three years.

Join the fight against family violence

Alberta has the fourth highest incident rate of family violence among Canadian provinces (excluding the three territories) according to a 2016 Statistics Canada Report, which is the most recent data.

Tis the season

Regardless of one's opinion of the commercial aspect of Christmas, the simple truth is the holiday season is one of the most important revenue streams for retailers and the service industry.