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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.

Seeing through the haze

Perhaps fittingly appropriate, the legalization of cannabis finished its lackadaisical trip through the House of Commons last week.

Should we fund Catholic schools?

The first Catholic School in Alberta was established in 1842, a continuation of a history of publicly-funded religious schools that began during colonization in the early 1600s.