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Multi-use, it's in the name

Since we received a letter regarding a dog that was hit by a cyclist at the Jim Uffelman Memorial Dog Park along the Bow River it has been all out war between user groups.

Double standards of blame

The news that a 16-year-old boy from Morley had been arrested in connection with the shooting of a German tourist last month has sparked a social media storm of animosity between Cochrane and the neighbouring Stoney Nakoda First Nation.

Welcome to Canada

On Sunday, the Cochrane Historic Ranche Club House was packed as people gathered to participate in and witness the final journey of Canadian Citizenship.

Council wheels stuck in the mud

When a municipal council is all but replaced after an election it is not unusual to have a bit of a learning curve.

Tone deaf politicking

In his most recent grandstanding effort, Coun. Morgan Nagel decided to take a stab at divisive politics by announcing his desire to save a statue of Sir John A. MacDonald and bring it to Cochrane.

Black spot on reputation

Canada and Alberta's persona as a tourist-friendly haven where people from around the world can take in the magnificence of our untouched wilderness and friendly people took a hit last week.

Crime on the rise

Car thefts, break and enters, stolen property, vandalism. This year seems to be notably bad for property crime not only in Cochrane but around the province.

Elected officials need fair wages

It isn't very often that a newspaper will say town councillors need a raise. In fact, we're usually the ones defending the public purse when elected officials decide they want to rake in a bit more dough.

The quest for life

Carl Sagan, Frank Drake, Enrico Fermi, Donald Brownlee and Peter Ward.

Splish splash

While summer weather has been a mixed bag this year, it is the first full season for one of Cochrane’s newest warm weather amenities: the splash pad at Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre.