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Posted on: February 8, 2021

2021 ANIMAL LICENCE RENEWAL NOTICES ARE OUT

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In February 2021, pet owners can expect to receive a licence renewal notice for 2021 to be paid by March 31, 2021.  The renewal notices have been generated, please watch for the renewal notices to arrive by email or Canada Post mail.  

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

VIRTUAL JOB FAIR BRINGS JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS TOGETHER

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Looking for a job — like everything else lately — is adapting to the global pandemic by going online. 

The Town of Cochrane is working with Prospect’s Rocky View and Wheatland Employment Services to deliver this year&...

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List of employers and registration form News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

NEW RINK NOW OPEN!

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Parks crews have created a new outdoor skating rink!
• near FCSS (Second Ave and Second St W)
• room for approx 50
• no hockey/shinny
More: cochrane.ca/Parks

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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 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

COUNCIL GETS FIRST LOOK AT RENDERINGS FOR THE NEW PROTECTIVE SERVICES BUILDING

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Council got their first look at detailed renderings for the new Protective Services Building at their January 25 meeting.

The project update included the proposed design and renderings of the building which will be located on a 4.66 acre parcel in Heartlan...

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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.

Real estate sales volumes and ...

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More assessment information News
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: December 3, 2020

OUR ACTIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Be kind, be considerate, follow public health

Be kind, be considerate, follow public health orders.

cochrane.ca/COVID-19 News
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

COCHRANE’S NEW CAO STARTS JANUARY 4

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The Town of Cochrane has selected Michael Derricott as their new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

He starts in his new role January 4, 2021.

Mayor Jeff Genung is happy with the process and the appointment. “Mike captures the skills and qualitie...

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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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Draft budget and feedback opportunities News
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: September 14, 2020

TOWN CONDUCTING RESIDENTIAL BLUE CART AUDIT

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The audit assesses recycling contamination levels – items that should be in waste or organics carts – and educates residents on what is considered contamination.

The right material in the right bin helps maintain market standards for re...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

PSA: PEDESTRIAN RAILWAY CROSSING SAFETY REMINDER

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On June 19, the Town of Cochrane and Canadian Pacific (CP) were pleased to officially open the Horse Creek Road pedestrian crossing in the community of Heartland. The crossing provides safe and direct access to the many amenities found in Cochrane&rsq...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS COMMUNITY RESILIENCE, NEEDS

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Town Council heard an overview Monday evening of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted both residents and non-profit organizations.

The Social Recovery Task Force (SRTF) presented results of both surveys highlighting the social, emotional and financial im...

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Detailed survey results News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

TASK FORCE LAUNCHES LOCAL SHOP SAFE CAMPAIGN

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Town Council got their first look at the new shop local campaign endorsed by the Economic Recovery Task Force (ERTF) at their meeting June 22.

The Open and Safe campaign is intended to support the local economy and remind the public it’s safe to ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

HORSE CREEK ROAD PEDESTRIAN CROSSING NOW OPEN

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Cochrane’s new Horse Creek Road pedestrian rail crossing opened today with a ribbon cutting and official first crossing.

Building the crossing was a collaboration between the Town of Cochrane and CP Rail to connect neighbourhoods on the west side...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY IS JUNE 15

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The Town of Cochrane has declared June 15 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

The day is being marked with a lilac tree planting at Bethany Cochrane by Mayor Jeff Genung and members of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) committee.

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

COUNCIL HOLDS THE LINE ON 2020 BUDGET, SETS TAX RATE

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Town Council approved property tax rates at their meeting yesterday.

The amount is the rate included in the 2020 budget approved by Council in December 2019. By keeping the tax rate low and ensuring Town services continue to be provided, Council is support...

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More about municipal taxes: cochrane.ca/Taxes News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

COUNCIL APPROVES $54K IN COMMUNITY GRANTS

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A total of 25 local groups were approved for Town of Cochrane Community Grant funding at the June 8 Council meeting.

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

This year, Council approved $60,000 fo...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

COUNCIL SUPPORTS SLS FAMILY SPORTS CENTRE TO REBOUND AND SERVE RESIDENTS

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Town Council voted 4-3 Thursday night to help Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (SLSFSC) respond to a fiscal blow brought by the COVID-19 crisis.

When provincial COVID-19 regulations forced recreation facility closures in March, SLSFSC lost its larg...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

FIRE AND MUNICIPAL ENFORCEMENT PRESENT ANNUAL REPORTS TO COUNCIL

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Cochrane Fire Services and Municipal Enforcement managers presented their annual reports to Council at their meeting yesterday.

Both reports reflect changing needs in the community in 2019, and that those needs are being met.

Council received both reports f...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

FAMILY RESOURCE NETWORK COMING TO COCHRANE

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Cochrane and area has been recognized as a medium-sized community by the province and the Town of Cochrane has officially been designated a Family Resource Network (FRN) under Alberta Children’s Services (ACS).

The new FRN is providing support, r...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

RESIDENTIAL STREET SWEEPING STARTS MAY 4

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Residential street cleaning in Cochrane officially starts Monday, May 4.

Due to the operational impacts of COVID-19, the Town is asking for extra cooperation this year.

Each subdivision will be scheduled for a block of three days to ensure a thorough sweep ...

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cochrane.ca/StreetSweeping News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

COLT WINS INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD

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Cochrane On-demand Local Transit has received recognition from the prestigious Hermes Creative Awards for logo design and marketing planning.

The COLT logo design and graphics package won gold, while the COLT launch marketing campaign won platinum.

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More on criteria and complete list of winners News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

COMMUNITY STORIES SHARED ON SHOP COCHRANE

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The Town of Cochrane is sharing stories from the community as another way to help residents feel connected.

Shop Cochrane stories are part of the #CochraneTogether campaign to inspire and share local acts of caring and support. The stories can be found on ...

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Shop Cochrane stories and more News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

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

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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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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

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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.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

TOWN IMPLEMENTS PROACTIVE RESPONSE TO COVID-19

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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: 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: 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: 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