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Posted on: October 8, 2021

COCHRANE FIRE SERVICES REMINDS YOU TO “LEARN THE SOUNDS OF FIRE SAFETY” DURING FIRE PREVENTION

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October 3-9 is Fire Prevention Week and Cochrane Fire Services wants to remind you to learn the sounds of fire safety to help keep you and your family safe.

“What do the sounds mean? Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide al...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

ADVANCE VOTE OPENS OCTOBER 9

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Cochrane, AB – The Town is encouraging Cochranites to vote early in the Municipal Election. Advance vote opens Saturday, October 9.

 “We are encouraging Cochrane voters to vote early this election,” said Returning Off...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

2021 COCHRANE LIGHT UP

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The Town of Cochrane has been pleased to support the annual Cochrane Light Up event through dedicated grant funding in recent years. Events such as this play a vital role in building the small-town community and charm that makes Cochrane a great place to ...
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Posted on: September 27, 2021

TOWN LAUNCHES NEW COMMUNITY RECOGNITION APPLICATION PROCESS

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The Town has launched a new application process to commemorate local events, special occasions, and achievements in the community.

Starting October 1, community organizations can request recognition by illuminating the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge in a par...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

TOWN OF COCHRANE RESPONDS TO PROVINCIAL PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

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Cochrane, AB — The Town of Cochrane continues to follow Alberta Health Services guidance as it relates to the pandemic response. As a community leader and employer, our commitment to demonstrate safe operations throughout the pandemic will conti...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

MUNICIPAL ELECTION NOMINATION DAY RESULTS

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Cochrane, AB — Following the close of nomination day, 20 residents filed their nomination papers to become official candidates for the 2021 municipal general election. At the close of nominations, Mayor Jeff Genung was unopposed and has been acc...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

UTILITY RELOCATION FIRST STEP IN HWY 1A/22 INTERCHANGE

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Cochrane, AB – In preparation for Alberta Transportation initiating construction on the Highway 1A and Highway 22 interchange as early as 2022, the Town is kicking off work to relocate the underground utilities in the area.

Equipment will be mobilized to s...

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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Cochrane Community Awards 2021 to be presented October 3

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A list of award nominees will be released shortly and tickets will be available in September. 

Cochrane Community Awards is an annual program that recognizes outstanding local citizens, community leaders, schools, businesses and organizations who ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TASK FORCES PRESENT FINAL REPORT TO COUNCIL

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SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TASK FORCES PRESENT  FINAL REPORT TO COUNCIL

 

Cochrane, AB – The work of two local task forces struck to provide a collaborative community response to the impacts of the pandemic drew to a close this week, as they pres...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

COCHRANE AND THE PROVINCE CELEBRATE THE SOD TURNING FOR THE HIGHWAY 1A IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

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Council and Administration were honoured to celebrate the start of this exciting project with the Honourable Minister of Transportation Ric McIver, MLA for Airdrie-Cochrane Peter Guthrie and Rocky View County Reeve Daniel Henn. Widening highway 1A has lon...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

BUDGET SURVEY RESULTS DEMONSTRATE RESIDENTS SATISFIED WITH CURRENT VALUE FOR TAX DOLLARS

The survey was completed as a key component of the 2022-2024 budget process. The intention is to use the feedback provided to guide the creation of the draft 2022-2024 budget and provide Council a sufficient opportunity to understand and consider communit...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

CONSTRUCTION SET TO START ON COCHRANE’S CAPITAL PROJECTS

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CONSTRUCTION SET TO START ON COCHRANE’S  CAPITAL PROJECTS

 

Cochrane, AB – Town officials and building occupants celebrated the start of construction on two of Cochrane’s significant capital projects: the Protective Services Building and t...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

LEAD SAMPLING PROGRAM STARTS SPRING 2021

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Over the years, as the Town has inspected and replaced pipes, no lead pipes have been found. The sampling program is required in all municipalities as a precautionary investigation legislated by Alberta Environment and Parks after Health Canada reduced th...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

SOCIAL RECOVERY TASK FORCE SURVEY RESULTS AND SHIFTS IN RESPONSES

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In an effort to understand the important impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on residents, The Town of Cochrane’s Social Recovery Task Force conducted two surveys. The first survey was open from June 12 to 29, 2020, and had 552 respondents.

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

COUNCIL SUPPORTS BUSINESSES WITH NEW GRANT PROGRAM

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Town Council has approved a $20,000 program to support local businesses in accessing provincial and federal COVID-19 support programs.

Council approved the COVID-19 Professional Services Grant Program at their meeting March 8.

The program supports local ent...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

PROVINCIAL GRANT HELPING TOWN MITIGATE COVID IMPACTS

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Council got an update on how the Town is using the Municipal Operating Support Transfer (MOST) grant at their meeting Monday.

The Town received $2,969,559 to help mitigate the financial impacts of COVID-19, including COVID-19-related expenses, lost revenue...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

ORDER OF COCHRANE RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED

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The recipient of the 2020 Order of Cochrane was announced at Monday’s Council meeting.

This year’s recipient is Valerie McCracken.

The Order of Cochrane is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon an individual by the Town of Cochrane. The annual award ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

LOCAL ASSESSMENTS REFLECT SUMMER 2020 STORY

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Council got an update on local property assessments at their meeting Monday.

In general, residential property assessments and commercial assessments have decreased since last year, while industrial assessments remained stable.

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

TOWN ANNOUNCES NEW FIRE CHIEF

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Shawn Polley started with the Town in 2017 as Deputy Fire Chief where he was assigned the responsibility to lead the day-to-day operations of the fire services programs. He brings over 29 years of emergency service leadership, emergency management, and re...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

FACE COVERINGS ARE NOW MANDATORY

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For the safety and protection of our community, beginning? 4pm, Monday, November, 2020,?it will be our mandated duty to wear a face covering in indoor public spaces and in public vehicles, with some exceptions.

Face coverings are not required: 

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

COCHRANE’S TRAFFIC PLAN STARTS WITH HIGHWAY 1A INVESTMENT

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Mayor Jeff Genung revealed Cochrane’s plan to address traffic in a special Facebook Live event tonight.

The plan starts next year with an investment in widening Highway 1A from the bottom of the Big Hill until just past Sixth Avenue.

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

2021-2023 DRAFT BUDGET FOCUSES ON CORE SERVICES

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Town Council got their first look at the proposed budget at their October 26 Council meeting.

The proposed 2021-2023 budget includes a significant emphasis on addressing transportation-related issues, creating a proactive infrastructure renewal plan, deliv...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

SPECIAL MEDIA STATEMENT REGARDING PROVINCIAL MINISTER'S VISIT TO COCHRANE

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We are aware that Minister of Municipal Affairs Tracy Allard has recently tested positive for COVID-19. Minister Allard was in Cochrane on October 15, 2020 for the grand opening of the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge.

Those that may have been in close contact...

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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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