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Posted on: September 15, 2020

COUNCIL APPROVES $700K ADDITION FOR RAILWAY ST WORK

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The Railway Street construction project is getting an additional $700,000 to cover costs associated with removing asbestos cement pipe.

Council approved the amount — to be funded from Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) Capital grant &m...

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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: September 4, 2020

BRING THE PARTY TO YOUR BLOCK

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Bring the celebration to your block this fall with a neighbourhood block party.

Cochrane Family and Community Support Services, with the support of Mackay’s and Two Pharmacy, is offering free ice cream and PPE kits to encourage residents to plan ...

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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 29, 2020

COCHRANE COUNCIL DECIDES ON USE OF MASKS IN COCHRANE

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Council decided that a mandatory face covering requirement will only be enacted if Cochrane reaches 10 active cases and would be rescinded when active case numbers are reported to be below 10, for 14 consecutive days.

The bylaw reflects the recommendations...

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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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Posted on: June 23, 2020

COUNCIL APPROVES REVISED CAPITAL PROJECT PLAN

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Town Council approved a revised capital plan for 2020 at their meeting Monday.

The revised plan moves four projects into the current year and funds them from grants, reserves and offsite levies: Highway 1A/22 utility relocation, Township Road 262 upgrade, ...

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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 19, 2020

TOWN PREPARING FOR STAFF RE-ENTRY, PUBLIC ACCESS

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The Town is getting ready for staff to return to their work locations and making plans to welcome the public back to Town facilities.

Some staff will start returning to Town facilities June 22 in a phased way; the Cochrane RancheHouse will reopen to the pu...

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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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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 28, 2020

ECO CENTRE OPENS JUNE 2 WITH MODIFIED PROGRAMS

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The Cochrane Eco Centre is reopening next week with modifications in place to protect staff and the community.

The operational plan was reviewed and approved by the Town Emergency Coordination Centre and meets provincial requirements.

The Eco Centre opens a...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

TAKE A VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP TO COCHRANE FIRE STATION 151

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Cochrane Fire Services is now offering an exclusive behind the scenes look at one of the Town’s most loved facilities with the launch of their new interactive 360º virtual tour of the Protective Services Centre.

The virtual tour combines...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

#COCHRANESAYSTHANKS LAUNCHES MAY 18

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The Town of Cochrane is launching a new campaign to help the community share their gratitude.

#CochraneSaysThanks starts May 18 with a poster campaign so residents can thank each other, as well as local businesses and services. Special online gratitude sha...

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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: May 1, 2020

COUNCIL MOVES TO HELP COCHRANE FAMILIES BY EXTENDING TAX DEADLINE

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Cochrane Town Council passed a motion this week aimed at helping alleviate some of the pressures property owners are facing by extending the tax payment deadline to September 30 from June 30.

"We know that many residents are facing unprecedented finan...

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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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Posted on: April 15, 2020

COUNCIL APPROVES RELIEF MEASURE TO LESSEN WATER BILL STRESS

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Cochrane Town Council is taking action to support residents in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At yesterday’s meeting, Town Council approved an adjustment to residential water consumption thresholds to mitigate against anticipated increases t...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

NO DELAY TO INSPECTIONS: COCHRANE SAFETY CODES INSPECTIONS NOW VIRTUAL

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Anyone who’s worked on a building project knows inspections are a crucial component of safety and compliance.

With the current COVID-19 response requiring physical distancing, Town Safety Codes Officers have figured out a way to virtually inspect...

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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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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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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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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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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.
“Council felt it was important to draw on the strengths of our existing leadership ...
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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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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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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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