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Patrick LaMontagne

Patrick LaMontagne

Cannabis on sale

Like it or not yesterday was the first day cannabis sales were legal in Canada. The change in law has brought with it new municipal bylaws as well as provincial and federal laws.

Cautiously optimistic

Last year, we took a little heat for criticizing the government for not including capital funding for the Highway 1A and Highway 22 interchange upgrades in the last budget.

War on news

Our access to information is at unprecedented levels, but our ability to determine the accuracy and even legitimacy of that information is at an all time low.

Consent: it means more than you think

Some provinces are grappling with how schools should be teaching their children about sex. Groups in Prince Edward Island are calling for updates to that province's inconsistent and out-dated delivery of sexual education.

Floor-crossing politicians should resign

Politicians crossing the floor to join opposing parties is not new or even that rare. In 2014, nine Wildrose MLAs abandoned ship to join the Progressive Conservative Party, which was the party in power at the time.

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.