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Chris Puglia

Chris Puglia

Chris is a SAIT-trained journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He began his career in central Alberta working in Olds and Carstairs. After four years at Newspapers in Alberta, he headed north to Yellowknife and spent 12 years working in both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. In 2014, he returned to Alberta and began working for Great West Newspapers at the St. Albert Gazette before taking the editorial helm of the Cochrane Eagle in 2016. Chris welcomes feedback from the public - good or bad - and encourages readers to contact him with concerns or story ideas.

Recent Work by Chris

By boat and quad: summer policing

By boat and quad: summer policing

Cochrane RCMP officers will be out on the water and in the back country this summer ensuring people are obeying that law and staying safe. Staff-Sgt.
Rocky View Schools applauds enrolment funding

Rocky View Schools applauds enrolment funding

Rocky Views Schools is pleased with the provincial government's recent announcement that it will indeed fund school enrolment growth in the province, a flip from previous suggestions the new government was planning to freeze education spending.
Boys and Girls Club expands to accommodate growth

Boys and Girls Club expands to accommodate growth

The Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane and Area's (BGCCA) Fifth Avenue location is expanding to accommodate growing numbers.
Cochrane set to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

Cochrane set to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is Indigenous Peoples Day, a time to celebrate the history of First Nation, Inuit and Metis people in Canada , and Cochrane has a some big celebrations planed in conjunction with the Stoney Nakoda Nation.
Cochrane Eagle scores seven awards

Cochrane Eagle scores seven awards

The Cochrane Eagle had another successful awards circuit following both the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association Awards (AWNA) and News Media Canada's Canadian Community Newspaper Awards (CCNA).

Help revive the Stoney Nakoda Pickin' Party

It's been two years since the last Stoney Nakoda Pickin' Party was held and organizers of the event are hoping young blood will step forward to revive the event designed to build relationships between Cochrane and the Stoney Nakoda First Nati
Crow knocks out power

Crow knocks out power

A crow caused a 45 -minute power outage to homes in Cochrane and Rocky View this morning. At approximately 8:15 a.m.
Cochrane pump prices drop

Cochrane pump prices drop

While they still aren't aligning with Calgary, prices at the Husky station this morning were posted at $1.13 a litre though the change had yet to be reflected on GasBuddy.com just after 7:30 a.m. GasBuddy.
Get your block party on

Get your block party on

Cochranites looking for a way to forge stronger connections with their neighbours might want to look to Cochrane Family and Community Support Services for some help getting the fun on.
Cochranites fuming over gas prices

Cochranites fuming over gas prices

Cochranites are fed up with gas prices in town if correspondence to the Cochrane Eagle and rants on social media are any indication.