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Posted on: March 25, 2020

#COCHRANETOGETHER

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The health and well-being of our community and the continued delivery of public service remains our top priority.

We’re launching a new campaign to show our support for each other and our community. “Cochrane Together” will sh...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

RIDE COLT FREE DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE

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COLT buses will be free to ride for the time being to help Cochrane residents get to work and essential appointments.

Town Council approved the change at their March 24 meeting via video conference.

“Council is considering a variety of ways to pro...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

TOWN WAIVING LATE UTILITY PAYMENT PENALTIES, OFFERING PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR UTILITIES & PROPERTY TAXES

Cochranes Response to COVID-19

Town Council approved waiving late utility bill penalties for four months, as well as approving a deferral of utility bills for residents who need it until August 2020.

Both decisions were passed unanimously during the Monday March 23 Council meeting via v...

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More on cochrane.ca/COVID-19. News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

TOWN ENCOURAGING SUPPORT FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

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The Town of Cochrane is encouraging residents to buy local and support local businesses.

A recent post on the Town’s Facebook page pointed the community to a new Shop Cochrane Facebook page where news about local retailers and service providers i...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE MONDAY MARCH 16: TOWN EXTENDING PROACTIVE RESPONSE

Cochranes Response to COVID-19

The Town of Cochrane is closing facilities to the public to extend virus protection for staff and the community.

Work inside facilities continues, with staff accessible by email and phone. Town information and links are also available on cochrane.ca.

During...

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Situation updates News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

TOWN IMPLEMENTS PROACTIVE RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Cochranes Response to COVID-19

The Town of Cochrane is working proactively to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Cochrane and to protect the community and Town staff.

The Town has enacted the Municipal Emergency Management Plan (MEMP) which allows officials to take proactive measures to he...

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Town updates News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

JACK TENNANT MEMORIAL BRIDGE UPDATE: ON TIME AND ON BUDGET

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“On time” and “on budget” are words Town Council heard frequently during an update on the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge and James Walker Trail project at their meeting Monday.

Work continues on both components of the ...

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Past updates and construction pictures News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

COMMUNITY GRANTS SUPPORT LOCAL GROUPS

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Community groups plan and run some of Cochrane’s most popular events. But these (largely) volunteer groups often do it with very limited resources.

The Town of Cochrane supports local groups through the community grant program. The Town&rsquo...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

REGISTER FOR THE MAYOR’S STATE OF THE TOWN ADDRESS

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Registration is now open for Mayor Jeff Genung’s 2020 State of the Town Address. The event includes breakfast, video presentation, speeches and networking opportunities.

Mayor Genung’s State of the Town Address is co-presented by the Co...

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Register: $25 (Chamber members), $30 (non-members) News
Posted on: March 2, 2020

TOWN COUNCIL APPOINTS INTERIM CAO

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At a special meeting of Council on Friday February 28, Town Council appointed Drew Hyndman, General Manager of Development and Community Services, as interim CAO.
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Posted on: February 26, 2020

TOWN OF COCHRANE CAO RESIGNS

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Town of Cochrane Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Dave Devana, tendered his resignation to Cochrane Town Council on February 24, 2020.

“On behalf of Council, I would like to thank Mr. Devana for his dedication to our community over the past tw...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

TEN-YEAR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY APPROVED

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Town Council showed their commitment to local business development and innovation by approving the 2020-30 Business Development Strategic Plan at their meeting Monday.

The plan outlines four main business development strategies:

  1. Proactively promote the inno...
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Ssee the detailed plan News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

ANNOUNCING MAYOR’S 2020 STATE OF THE TOWN ADDRESS

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Mayor Jeff Genung is preparing his annual State of the Town Address. Save the date: Wednesday April 8, 7-9am at the Cochrane RancheHouse.

Cochrane Mayor Jeff Genung will deliver an update on opportunities, challenges and the vision for moving Cochrane forw...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

LAND USE BYLAW AMENDMENTS STREAMLINE PROCESS FOR SECONDARY SUITES, DAYHOMES

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Town Council approved two Land Use Bylaw amendments, designed to streamline approval processes for accessory suites and dayhomes in Cochrane.

The amendments were developed as part of the comprehensive review of the Cochrane Land Use Bylaw, which is anticip...

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More information about Cochrane’s Land Use Bylaw News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

FCSS AND UNITED WAY SUPPORT COMMUNITY GROUPS WITH ANNUAL GRANTS

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The Cochrane Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) Advisory Board presented a detailed list of grant requests to Town Council at their meeting Monday.

Council approved a total of $99,000 in grants to local groups that fit FCSS and United Way manda...

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Full list of requests and grants. News
Posted on: January 20, 2020

ANIMAL LICENSING RENEWAL DATE MOVING TO JANUARY FOR 2021

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To move away from the staggered-monthly payment system, pet owners will receive their licence renewals in their usual month, however the amount will be prorated to the end of the calendar year.

In December 2020, pet owners can expect to receive a licence r...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

TOWN ANNOUNCES NEW ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

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The Town of Cochrane implemented a new organizational structure, focused on strategic planning and decision-making, while delivering high-quality services to the community.

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Dave Devana, initiated the restructuring wi...

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More details in the Town’s organizational chart News
Posted on: December 10, 2019

TRANSIT HUB AND INNOVATION OUTPOST MOVING AHEAD

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Council voiced enthusiastic support for Cochrane’s new transit hub and innovation outpost and voted to move forward with the process at their December 9 meeting.

The proposed innovation centre is intended to create and foster jobs in the tech and innovatio...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

CENTRE AVENUE WORK MOVING AHEAD IN PHASES

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Council approved a schedule and estimated budget to begin work on Centre Avenue corridor improvements, continuing their commitment to community connectivity and increasing traffic efficiency and capacity, particularly during peak commute times.

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

PROVINCE CONFIRMS $65 MILLION FOR INTERCHANGE

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Provincial officials released a list of projects included in the $4.4 billion allocated to build and repair highways.

The list includes $65 million for Cochrane’s Highway 1A/22 interchange.

“This is another giant step forward towards making the long-awaited...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

PARENT LINK CENTRE NOTIFIED OF CHANGES TO PROVINCIAL FUNDING

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Cochrane’s Parent Link Centre’s funding process is changing. 

The centre was notified of the changes, as were Parent Link Centres all over the province, by letter yesterday.

All current Parent Link Centre (PLC), Resource Centre ...

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More: cochrane.ca/PLC News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

COCHRANE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT 1A/22 INTERCHANGE IN PROVINCIAL BUDGET

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“We are excited that our efforts may be yielding results, and this is encouraging news for Cochrane,” said Cochrane Mayor Jeff Genung. “Until there is equipment on site, we will continue to drive home to the Province the vita...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

LEARN TO BE A ZERO-WASTE HERO

Waste Reduction Week

Cochrane is celebrating National Waste Reduction Week October 21-27, a national campaign to educate, engage and empower Canadians to reduce, reuse and recycle waste.

Cochrane’s Eco Centre is raising awareness about waste reduction, specifically f...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

COMMUNITY SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS COCHRANE’S HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE

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Results from the recent community survey demonstrate that 98% of Cochranites are satisfied or highly satisfied with the quality of life in Cochrane. NRG Research Group, who was engaged to conduct the survey, presented the results at the October 15 Town Co...

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Full survey results. News
Posted on: October 10, 2019

SCULPTURE DONATION ENRICHES TOWN OFFICE

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There’s a new piece of art at the Cochrane RancheHouse, donated by the family of Gina McDougall Cohoe in her memory.

The metre-high bronze of a rearing colt is called “Future Champion.” It was created by McDougall Cohoe, an ar...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

COLT STARTS MONDAY; BOOKING OPENS AT 8AM

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Cochrane residents can start riding COLT on Monday when the service officially launches.

The COLT app opens at 8am Monday so residents can start booking rides; service starts at 10am on launch day.

COLT: Cochrane On-Demand Local Transit is Cochrane&rsqu...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

TRANSIT BYLAW APPROVED BY COUNCIL

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Cochrane’s new on-demand local transit is one step closer to launching, as Town Council approved the transit bylaw and put the last legislative piece in place for the service.

COLT: Cochrane On-Demand Local Transit launches October 7 and will be free to ri...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

COUNCIL SUPPORTS TRANSIT HUB AND INNOVATION CENTRE BUSINESS PLAN

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Council directed Administration to proceed with detailed design and costing for the Cochrane Innovation Centre and Transit Hub after seeing the business plan at the September 23 Council meeting. 

The proposed innovation centre is intended to creat...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

PROVINCIAL FUNDING SUPPORTS COUNCIL’S STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

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The Town of Cochrane received confirmation of 2019/2020 provincial and federal funding totaling $7.1 million.

Mayor Jeff Genung is pleased that the Provincial Government has recognized the Town’s request for continued infrastructure funding suppo...

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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: 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 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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More info on ridecolt.ca News
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 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: November 27, 2018

COUNCIL APPROVES LOCAL ON-DEMAND TRANSIT SYSTEM

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Cochrane Council gave Administration the green light to move ahead with a local on-demand transit system. Council directed Administration to negotiate and enter into a contract for a local on-demand transit system with Southland Transportation.The Town re...

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More on LetsTalkCochrane.ca/Transit News
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