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Posted on: October 18, 2017

RANGE ROAD 262 TEMPORARY CLOSURE

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Starting Wed Oct 8, Twp Rd 262 towards Horse Creek Rd will be closed for water line installation. Construction is expected to continue for four weeks, weather depending.

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

TOWN OF COCHRANE ELECTION RESULTS

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The Town of Cochrane has elected Jeff Genung as its mayor for the next four years.

The Mayor and new Council will be sworn in Monday October 23 in a ceremony in Council Chambers at the Cochrane RancheHouse.

A total of 7,046 residents voted, out of 18,718 el...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

ART WALK CONTINUES WITH OCTOBER 14 SHOW

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Cochrane’s Art Walk at the Cochrane ClubHouse Activity Centre is building on their summer success with two fall shows.

The Art Walk is a chance for local artists to show and sell their work, and for Cochrane art lovers to meet the artists and lea...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

150 BRUSH STROKES LOOKING FOR STUDENT ARTISTS

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Local youth artists are invited to submit an original piece of art the Town’s 150 Brush Strokes project.

Works will be judged and the top three entries will receive funding towards their art education.

The 150 Brush Strokes project has been running all year...

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More info and submission form News
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: August 16, 2017

REGISTRATION NOW UNDERWAY FOR FALL PROGRAMS

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Cochrane's fall Program and Activity Guide is out! Get your copy here, then register online for Town programs for children, youth, families, adults and seniors.

Program info and registration News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

NO PEDESTRIANS ON GRIFFIN ROAD

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Griffin Rd between Griffin Ind Pt and SLS Family Sports Centre is a construction zone and is not safe for pedestrians. For pedestrian access to SLS Family Sports Centre, please use Town pathways. Map

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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 19, 2017

ORGANICS COLLECTION SHOWING GREAT RESULTS

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Cochranites have embraced residential organics collection.

Early results show high participation and high diversion from landfill.

In the first six weeks, approximately 70% of households are using their new green carts, and the diversion rate is 65% &md...

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More on Cochrane's organics collection program. News
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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More about Cochrane Dollars News
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 23, 2017

COCHRANE CAO JULIAN DECOCQ ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

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Julian deCocq, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), has officially announced that he will retire from the Town of Cochrane on June 30, 2017.Mr. deCocq retires with nearly 40 years of public administration experience, with the past 22 years serving the Town...

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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 16, 2017

GO EASY ON THE POOP BAGS

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The Town of Cochrane is reminding dog owners they must carry bags to pick-up after their dogs.

Relying completely on bags provided in dispensers along Town pathways may endanger that program.

“We’ve seen a dramatic increase in consumptio...

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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
Posted on: November 8, 2016

TOWN WINS GOLD AT MARCOM AWARDS

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Proudly Cochrane is a joint project of Cochrane Economic Development and Communications. The campaign highlights local companies and locally made goods, inspires local pride and increases commercial and service activity between local residents and busines...More...

More about MarCom, including other winners. News
Posted on: July 4, 2016

PLANNING A SUMMER RENO? APPLY FOR PERMITS ONLINE

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All Town permit applications (building, electrical, gas, plumbing) can now be filled out and submitted online. If you pay for permits by phone, we’ll email your final documents. More

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