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Posted on: August 19, 2019

COCHRANE MAYOR AND COUNCIL READY TO TAKE ON CHALLENGERS AT OUTHOUSE RACES

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Cochrane Mayor Jeff Genung and Cochrane Town Council is planning to wipe out the competition at the Cochrane Outhouse Races next weekend.

“The races showcase Cochrane’s community-spirit and brings businesses and residents together for g...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

COMMUNITY REPORT CELEBRATES 2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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The Town’s update on 2018 projects and priorities is now available.The 2019 Report to the Community contains an update on Council’s Strategic Priorities including detailed descriptions of progress being made on current projects, depart...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

COUNCIL SUPPORTS HOUSING NEEDS ASSESSMENT

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Council approved funds to support a housing needs assessment aimed at ensuring that any new supportive housing programs are geared to those who need it most.

The Cochrane Society for Housing Options (CSHO) made the request at the July 8 Council meeting and...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

2018 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS APPROVED BY COUNCIL; COMMUNITY REPORT OUT NEXT MONTH

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Council approved the Town’s 2018 audited financial statements at their meeting July 8, and are looking forward to details coming in the Report to the Community.

The Town’s auditors, MNP LLP, presented the statements, which showed a mode...

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More details can be found at cochrane.ca/Community News
Posted on: July 2, 2019

TOWN RECEIVES PROVINCIAL ANNEXATION APPROVAL

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The Town of Cochrane has officially annexed two parcels of land from Rocky View County into the boundary of the Town. 

The annexed lands, which include a 40-acre parcel north of Sunset Ridge and a quarter section parcel north of Heritage Hills, ar...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

MASTER PLAN RELEASED FOR HORSE CREEK SPORTS PARK

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Rocky View Schools (RVS) and the Town of Cochrane released the Master Site Plan for the future development of the Horse Creek Sports Park, a vision for the quarter section immediately north of Heritage Hills.

The project is the culmination of a collaborati...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

TRANSIT HUB AND INNOVATION CENTRE FIRST STEPS OF TRI-SITE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

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A new transit hub and innovation centre will offer a centrally located transit facility, satellite Town offices and office space dedicated to the incubation of innovative technologies and businesses.

Council directed Administration to proceed with a busine...

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Updates available on LetsTalkCochrane.ca/Tri-Site. News
Posted on: June 25, 2019

COCHRANE HIGHWAY PROJECTS ON REGIONAL PRIORITY LIST

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Three highway projects in the Town of Cochrane are identified in the top 20 needed in the north Calgary region, according to the North Calgary Regional Transportation Study presented to Council at their June 24 meeting.

One hundred and sixty-one projects w...

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The full report, including 34 top projects. News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Go Slow on the H2O

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Level 1 watering restrictions are in effect year-round, unless otherwise posted. Water outside 5-10am or 7pm-1am ONLY.

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

COUNCIL SUPPORTS COMMUNITY GRANT FUNDING

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A total of 30 local groups were approved for Community Grant funding at the May 27 Council meeting.

The Town of Cochrane supports local groups with funding for projects, events or capital expenditures.

“These groups invest their time and energy to creating ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

COCHRANE’S POPULATION CONTINUES TO GROW

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Cochrane’s population is 29,277 according to the 2019 municipal census.

Growth in Cochrane is 4.7%, a decrease from the 5.9% seen in the 2018 census.

Cochrane’s census was held between April 1 and 30, with 99% of all residents participat...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

COCHRANE UNVEILS BRANDING FOR FIRST CANADIAN FULLY ON-DEMAND TRANSIT SYSTEM

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The Town of Cochrane revealed the name of the new local transit system at the Cochrane Trade Show.

COLT: Cochrane On-Demand Local Transit is the highlight of the Town booth.

Mayor Jeff Genung is looking forward to sharing details with the community

“As the o...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

NEVER CHASE THE COLLECTION TRUCK AGAIN

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The Town of Cochrane is making it even easier for residents to stay connected about waste management collection and programs.

The new My Cochrane Collection tool gives residents an easy way to keep track of waste, recycling and organics schedules online or...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

COUNCIL SEEKS INPUT ON COMMUNITY VISION

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Cochrane Town Council is planning for the future of Cochrane and looking to the community for input.

Over the past few months, Council has been working on developing the Cochrane Community Vision — a vision to guide the community into the future.

“Our Town ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

COCHRANE’S NEW BRIDGE NAMED FOR COCHRANE EAGLE FOUNDER

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Cochrane’s new bridge will be named the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge. Council announced the name, which was chosen by public vote, at the Council meeting on Monday. 

Jack Tennant was the founder of the Cochrane Eagle newspaper. Tennant, ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

UPDATE: COCHRANE PEDESTRIAN CROSSING AT HORSE CREEK ROAD

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Construction of a public pedestrian crossing at the current private emergency access crossing located at Horse Creek Road and installation of an access pathway is set to be complete summer 2019.

CP will install an at-grade public pedestrian railway crossin...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

MAYOR GENUNG VICE CHAIR OF CALGARY METROPOLITAN REGION BOARD

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Cochrane Mayor Jeff Genung was recently elected Vice Chair of the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB). Mayor Genung applied for the role and was voted in by the Board at the March 22 meeting.

The CMRB consists of representatives from 10 municipalities...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

LAND USE APPROVAL NEXT STEP FOR SUNSET RIDGE SECOND ACCESS

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Town Council approved the land use amendments for Sunset Ridge Stage 3 at their March 11 meeting.

The variety of land use set out within the neighborhood plan aims to create a complete community, with a mixture of residential, commercial, park and school s...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

PROVINCIAL FUNDING PAVES THE PATH FOR NEW REGIONAL TRANSIT SERVICE

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New provincial funding provides Cochrane with $2.125 million to support the purchase of electric buses to provide accessible regional service delivery into Calgary.

The Alberta Community Transit (ACT) Fund, announced yesterday, will be used to expand the c...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

MASS TRANSIT FEASIBILITY STUDY

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A study released Feb 27, 2019 suggests bus or passenger rail transit service between Calgary and Banff National Park (incl. Cochrane) is feasible. More info and full study: banff.ca/masstransit

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

PENDING ANNEXATION PAVES THE WAY FOR SECONDARY ACCESS TO SUNSET RIDGE

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Town Council approved the Sunset Ridge Stage 3 Neighbourhood Plan at the February 11 meeting.

The Neighbourhood Plan provides the framework for a secondary access which works to alleviate traffic congestion and allows for the completion of the Sunset Ridge...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

INCOME TAX VOLUNTEERS CAN HELP

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Are you eligible for help at a free tax clinic?

If you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, you may be eligible for assistance to do your taxes.

Cochrane Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) has a community volunteer income tax program t...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

2019 BUDGET FOCUSES ON INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONNECTIVITY

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The 2019-2021 budget addresses current infrastructure projects and builds reserves for future infrastructure needs to support our growing community.Town Council approved the 2019 budget at their meeting last night, with a 2.98% property tax increase.Mayor...

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More details: cochrane.ca/Budget News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

WATCH THE TRI-SITE CONCEPT REVEAL VIDEO

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The Tr-Site Concept was revealed Nov 27. Watch the video or go to LetsTalkCochrane.ca/Tri-Site for more information.

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

HIGHWAY INTERSECTION WORK GOING AHEAD: MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION

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Mayor Jeff Genung got the news he was looking for at last week's AUMA conference in Red Deer.

The Minister of Transportation confirmed that funding is in place for the design and construction of the Highway 1A and 22 intersection.

Mayor Genung and members o...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

TOWN RETAINS OWNERSHIP TO OLD TOWN HALL LANDS

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Despite consistent efforts on behalf of both the Town of Cochrane and Madlee Developments Ltd. the sale of the Old Town Hall lands will not close and title will remain with the Town.The lands informally known as the Old Town Hall Site were subject to a Re...

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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