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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.

Remember the sacrifices

This weekend will mark 100 years since the end of the First World War and the beginning of Remembrance Day (formerly Armistice Day) ceremonies to honour those who died to protect the freedoms countries such as Canada enjoy.

Build for the future

To keep up with growth, Rocky View Schools (RVS) suggests the division needs a new school every two to three years.

Question of trust

Stoney Nakoda residents made their voices heard again last week when they, for the second time, voted against a proposal to designate 3,000 hectares of land that could potentially open it to commercial development.
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.