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New federal party open for candidate nominations

Potential political hopefuls who feel their conservative values are not best aligned with the Official Opposition on the federal stage – the Conservative Party of Canada – are encouraged to take a look at the country's newest party.
Guthrie wins Airdrie-Cochrane as UCP coasts to landslide majority.

Guthrie wins Airdrie-Cochrane as UCP coasts to landslide majority.

Peter Guthrie of the UCP is the MLA for the new riding of Airdrie-Cochrane.
Alberta students vote UCP in mock election

Alberta students vote UCP in mock election

The United Conservative Party may have an early declaration from the province's elementary to high school students.
Steady stream on election day

Steady stream on election day

With only 15 minutes until polls close for the provincial election (8 p.m.), with results to start being posted soon after, the Eagle caught up with lunchtime voters today (Tuesday, April 16) at the Lions Event Centre.
RancheView School students weigh in on provincial election

RancheView School students weigh in on provincial election

According to a class of nine and 10 year olds on April 15, Cochrane's next MLA should be Steve Durrell of the NDP.
Carbon Tax: Investment or financial punishment?

Carbon Tax: Investment or financial punishment?

If elected, the UCP says it will scrap Alberta’s carbon tax and appeal the federal carbon tax that came into effect on April 1.
Candidate Q and A: carbon tax/climate change and balancing the budget

Candidate Q and A: carbon tax/climate change and balancing the budget

This is the final week the Cochrane Eagle will run Q & A with the five candidates for the Airdrie-Cochrane riding.
Voters pack the house for Cochrane forum

Voters pack the house for Cochrane forum

A spirited crowd of more than 400 packed the Lions Event Centre on the evening of April 9 – some supporters flashing their blue and orange signs, others curious to hear local candidates weigh in on what they would bring to the table if elected to rep
Massive turnout for first day of advanced polls

Massive turnout for first day of advanced polls

Advance polling stations opened up across the province yesterday for the provincial election and will run through to April 13.
Week 2 Candidate Q & A: innovation and education

Week 2 Candidate Q & A: innovation and education

In the lead up to the April 16 provincial election, the Cochrane Eagle is running a weekly Q & A with candidates vying to become the MLA for the Airdrie-Cochrane riding.