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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 12, 2019

DISASTER RECOVERY FUNDING AVAILABLE

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The Government of Alberta has approved Cochrane for disaster recovery funding to help with financial recovery from the flooding in 2019.

Residents in Cochrane whose home, business or property was damaged by overland flooding June 21, 2019 may be eligible t...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

COCHRANE DOLLAR WINS INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARD

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The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) honoured the Town of Cochrane, ATB Financial and Cochrane Monetary Foundation with a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Cochrane Dollar initiative. The project won in the category ...

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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 and home visitation ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

2020-2022 DRAFT BUDGET DELIVERS ON COUNCIL’S PRIORITIES

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Town Council got their first look at the proposed budget at last night’s Council meeting.

The draft 2020-2022 budget delivers on community feedback and Council’s strategic priorities, invests in the infrastructure required for our growing community, and en...

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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

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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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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 24, 2019

GET READY TO RIDE WITH THE COLT APP

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The Ride COLT app is ready to download and test drive. 

COLT buses will be on the road in Cochrane starting October 7, but the app is ready today to download and explore. Everyone can use the app to create a profile, check for stops near them and ...

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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: 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 ...

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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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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 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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More on LetsTalkCochrane.ca/Vision News
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: 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: 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: 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