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Posted on: December 12, 2017

2018 BUDGET APPROVED; TAX INCREASE SET AT 3.06%

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2018 BUDGET APPROVED; TAX INCREASE SET AT 3.06%Council discussed revisions made to the draft budget during the November deliberations, made a few last changes, and approved the revised 2018 budget at last night’s Council meeting.Maintaining serv...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

RCMP THEFT PREVENTION PROGRAM

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From Cochrane RCMP:

Theft from motor vehicles and theft of motor vehicles impacts all residents and visitors and alike. Cochrane RCMP is committed to interrupting and reducing this criminal activity, and will employ a number of prevention and enforcement t...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

STUDENT ARTISTS RECEIVE 150 BRUSH STROKES AWARDS

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The Town’s 150 Brush Strokes project presented two local students with awards towards their art education.The winning student artists are Hannah Kinch, who painted the Men of Vision at sunset and Erin Shier, for her acrylic of St. Andrews United...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

COCHRANE IN YOUR POCKET: TOWN LAUNCHES MY COCHRANE APP

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The Town of Cochrane is adding a new way for residents to connect with us: a mobile app called My Cochrane.The app gives residents another, easier way to communicate with the Town about programs, services, events, information, feedback and service request...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

OLD POOL BUILDING DEMOLITION SCHEDULED

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The former Big Hill Leisure Pool building is slated for demolition this month, with crews expected to begin preliminary work this week.

The former pool is on land designated as public service. Mayor Jeff Genung says Council is committed to keeping it that ...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

ORGANICS COLLECTION CHANGING TO BI-WEEKLY

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Cochrane’s residential organics collection schedule becomes bi-weekly in mid-October.

The program was designed to reduce frequency when organics volume typically goes down.

“We know there’s less organic material to pick up in fall and winter,” says Fabrizio...

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Full details of Cochrane’s organics program News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

ORGANICS PLAY RECEIVES PROVINCIAL AWARD

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“Dreaming Alberta,” the play presented as part of Cochrane’s organics program launch in April, has won a Municipal Sustainability in Action Award from the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.

The award letter said Cochran...

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More on all Town waste and recycling programs. News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

LAND AGREEMENTS IN PLACE FOR SOUTH BRIDGE CONNECTIONS

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LAND AGREEMENTS IN PLACE FOR SOUTH BRIDGE CONNECTIONS

The final land agreements are in place for the south side of the Bow River bridge and extension of James Walker Trail through the Riversong neighbourhood.

Members of Town administration met with adjacent...

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More on the Bow River bridge News
Posted on: September 5, 2017

TOWN APPEALS ROCKYVIEW COUNTY’S GLENBOW RANCH AREA STRUCTURE PLAN BYLAWS

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The Town of Cochrane's appeal under Section 690 of the Municipal Government Act of Rocky View County's Glenbow Ranch Area Structure Plan (Bylaws C 7667-2017 and C 7665-2017) and Hearing Notice.

If you require further information, please contact Drew Hyndma...

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Read the Notice of Appeal and Hearing News
Posted on: September 11, 2017

COMMUNITY CELEBRATES AND SUPPORTS ROCK THE WAVES

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Celebrations were a huge success at Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre this weekend.

 The community showed their support for Rock the Waves, contributing nearly $2,000 through Patsy's Place bbq, Jugo Juice smoothies and the dunk tank.

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

COCHRANE COUNCIL ANNOUNCES NEW CAO

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Town of Cochrane Council are pleased to announce Dave Devana as the Town of Cochrane’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), to begin October 10.

As CAO, Devana will lead development, implementation, and administration of all policies and programs establ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

OFF-SITE LEVIES SUPPORT TOWN INFRASTRUCTURE

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Town Council received a summary of 2016 off-site levies at their July 10 meeting.

A total of $4,358,430 was collected from developers.

Off-site levies are calculated on total hectares being developed and support Town infrastructure approved in Offsite Levy ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

COCHRANE APPROVED FOR GREENTRIP FUNDING

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Cochrane is ready to move forward with transit planning.

The Town received word that GreenTRIP funding for a local transit service has been approved by Alberta Transportation.

“We are pleased that the application for $6 million in GreenTRIP fundin...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

HELP PETS GET HOME

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You do your best to keep your pet safe, but sometimes things happen.
Contact Municipal Enforcement (403-851-2532) if you:
• find a cat or dog
• lose a pet
Always check cochrane.ca/ImpoundedAnimals

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

NEW PARKING FOR OFF-LEASH

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Starting Monday June 26, there is a new temporary parking location for pathway and off-leash area users (look for signs): • south of existing parking lot • west side of Griffin Rd

 Use the crosswalk to access the pathway; please ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

COCHRANE CARES REPORTS HIGH SATISFACTION, MANY AREAS TO WORK ON

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The Cochrane Cares report outlines positive feedback on some Cochrane services, and the gaps in services for some groups.

The Cochrane Cares: Regional Well-being Review report was presented at last night’s Council meeting.

Three-quarters of partic...

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See the full report. News
Posted on: May 19, 2017

COCHRANE DOLLARS HONOUR LOCAL FIGURES, LANDSCAPES

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Cochrane’s new local currency features local historical figures and landmarks.

The new bills were unveiled Friday morning.

“Cochrane Dollars are a fabulous opportunity to support local businesses,” says Cochrane Mayor Ivan Broo...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

COCHRANE POPULATION OVER 26,000

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Cochrane’s census numbers are in: the 2017 population is 26,320.

The Town has grown 4.5% since the 2016 census, and 12% since 2015.

Many provincial government grants are awarded on a per capita basis —a precise census count ensures the T...

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Full census report News
Posted on: April 7, 2017

PLANS FOR HWY 1A/22 INTERCHANGE ANNOUNCED

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Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation was in Cochrane April 7 to announce plans for a new interchange at Highways 1A and 22. Full release

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN GETS NEW ART

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Fourth Street got a new piece of art today, part of the Town’s Historic Downtown Enhancement Project.

Other components include the gateway feature at the west end of First Street and new trees planted on Fourth last year.

The wrought iron panels w...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

2017 PROVINCIAL BUDGET: COCHRANE RECEIVING INCREASE IN MSI FUNDING

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Cochrane’s strong growth over the past year resulted in the Town receiving an 8% increase in Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funding in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced the allocations April 16 as part of ...

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Full details on the Alberta 2017-2020 Fiscal Plan News
Posted on: March 9, 2017

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS: FEE PAYMENT AND REQUEST NOW IN ONE LOCATION

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Beginning March 15, 2017 both steps of the volunteer criminal record check and vulnerable sector record check process take place at the RCMP detachment.

IMPORTANT: FEE PAYMENT TAKEN AT RCMP DETACHMENT (not FCSS)

Step 1: Go to the RCMP detachment (359 First ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

GLASS NOW ACCEPTED IN BLUE BINS

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We're making recycling even easier — you can now put glass in your blue bin!
Types of glass accepted: bottles, jars, pieces of broken glass.
More info and exceptions: cochrane.ca/Collection

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

NEW COCHRANE COMMUNITY GRAPHIC READY TO DOWNLOAD

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Cochrane's new Community Graphic, as well as Proudly Cochrane and Made in Cochrane graphics are ready for download and community use: cochrane.ca/CommunityGraphics

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

COUNCIL APPROVES MOVING FORWARD ON TRANSIT PLANS

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The Town of Cochrane is moving ahead to make plans for local transit, with the support of provincial funding.

The Town was approved for $9 million in provincial Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP) funding in 2011 for the creation of local and regi...

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Transit Feasibility Study and more details. News