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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

Council approves additional $900,000 for RCMP detachment

Council approves additional $900,000 for RCMP detachment

$300,000 request for Eco Centre tabled to next meeting. Mayor asks about creating bio fuel as revenue generator.
Canada’s largest donation box coming

Canada’s largest donation box coming

Giant poppy box coming
Town agrees to design and costing for innovation hub

Town agrees to design and costing for innovation hub

The proposed 45,000-square-foot building is estimated to cost $9 million with $4.6 million coming from GreenTRIP funds allocated to the construction of the transit hub.
Sports centre requests $1-million line of credit

Sports centre requests $1-million line of credit

Council will debate $1-million, interest free line of credit to assist Spray Lake Sawmills Recreation Parks Society
Rainbow crosswalk may be coming to Cochrane

Rainbow crosswalk may be coming to Cochrane

Council to discuss diversity Rainbow Crosswalk as part of next budget.
People's Party of Canada candidate for Banff-Airdrie gets threatening letter

People's Party of Canada candidate for Banff-Airdrie gets threatening letter

PPC candidate Nadine Wellwood said she received a threatening letter stating it was from ANTIFA
Banff-Airdrie federal candidate forum Oct. 1

Banff-Airdrie federal candidate forum Oct. 1

Grill your candidates.
PPC candidate gets threatening letter

PPC candidate gets threatening letter

Nadine Wellwood receives a threatening letter stating it was from ANTIFA.
Chase the ace with Kiwanis

Chase the ace with Kiwanis

Bet on a good cause.
NDP candidate declares for Banff-Airdrie

NDP candidate declares for Banff-Airdrie