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Troy Durrell

Troy Durrell

Troy is the Sports and Entertainment Reporter for the Cochrane Eagle. Sports have been his passion since he was a young boy growing up in Cochrane, where he had to opportunity to play hockey, football and soccer. He is new to the arts scene, but has found learning about the arts community to be an awesome experience. I graduated from SAIT Polytechnic in June of 2017, from the Radio, Television and Broadcast News (RTBN) program before being hired at the Eagle.

Recent Work by Troy

Parnell will not run in Boston Marathon

Parnell will not run in Boston Marathon

"I totally support the decision," Parnell said. "I think they kind of waited as long as they could but it was a decision that had to be made, there was obviously no question about it. For me, it's really a case of change in priorities and what's important so I'm not going to run in it when it hopefully comes back in September ... I've cancelled my accomodations and flight."
Four long-serving Generals moving on due to graduation

Four long-serving Generals moving on due to graduation

The Cochrane Generals will lose four key players due to graduation.
Chaos lose graduating player after season cancellation

Chaos lose graduating player after season cancellation

"As a hockey player or I guess athlete of 18-to-20 years I can really relate to every hockey player and athlete nationally whose leagues came to an unfortunate end due to COVID-19," she said. "It's really unfortunate for all of the seniors who didn't get a chance to finish out there seasons properly. Unfortunately I am considered an overage or a senior in our league."
Cochrane Movie House looking to lend a hand to Activettes

Cochrane Movie House looking to lend a hand to Activettes

On Saturday, March 28, the Movie House will be doing free 'drive-thru popcorn' with a twist. 
Lucas Chaisson putting on Facebook live stream performance tonight at 8 p.m.

Lucas Chaisson putting on Facebook live stream performance tonight at 8 p.m.

Local musician Lucas Chaisson is looking to do his part during the COVID-19 outbreak, by putting on a live performance through Facebook to entertain his fans and the people of Cochrane that will take place tonight at 8 p.m.
Post-secondary students focusing on studies during Covid-19 pandemic

Post-secondary students focusing on studies during Covid-19 pandemic

No Games for local athlete

No Games for local athlete

"It’ll be an honour to do so again," Daniel exclaimed. "It’s pretty surreal racing when you know you have so many people back home supporting you. That feeling will continue to drive me as I continue to push towards my next games, whenever it may be." 
How local business owners are dealing with the effects of COVID-19

How local business owners are dealing with the effects of COVID-19

Covid-19 has effected local businesses around the the globe and that includes the owners in the Town of Cochrane.
Post-secondary students trying to stay focused on studies during Covid-19 pandemic

Post-secondary students trying to stay focused on studies during Covid-19 pandemic

University students in Cochrane are having to make adjustments to their study habits after hearing word that all universities would be closed down in order to help stop the spread of germs during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
UPDATE: All events until June 1 are cancelled

UPDATE: All events until June 1 are cancelled

With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, local businesses around Cochrane are having to make the decision to stay open or temporarily shut down their operations until further notice. Here is an update on the entertainment hubs around town.