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Posted on: May 15, 2019

COCHRANE SEES HEALTHY LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT GROWTH IN 2018

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2018 development report reflects healthy level of residential growth in Cochrane, with 359 new homes built in 2018, compared to 588 in 2017.  In addition, 211 development permits were issued: 38 for non-residential development and 44 for home-bas...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

COUNCIL SETS PROPERTY TAX RATE

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Town Council approved Cochrane’s 2019 property tax rates.

The municipal tax portion of the property tax bill will increase by 2.78% on the average single-family home, assessed at $479,000. Actual property tax amounts will vary depending on assess...

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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

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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 29, 2019

SMARTstart PROGRAM TRAINS ENTRPRENEURS IN COCHRANE

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All entrepreneurs have a great business idea. Successful entrepreneurs have help getting their business started.

Cochrane Economic Development is bringing the SMARTstart program to Cochrane to help local entrepreneurs turn their ideas into successful busin...

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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.

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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: April 5, 2019

UPDATE: COCHRANE PEDESTRIAN CROSSING AT HORSE CREEK ROAD

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Construction of a public pedestrian crossing at the current private emergency access crossing located at Horse Creek Road and installation of an access pathway is set to be complete summer 2019.

CP will install an at-grade public pedestrian railway crossin...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT

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A Fire Advisory has been declared for 15:00 hours, Thursday, April-04-19. The decision to implement this Advisory has been made on the current and anticipated weather conditions.  This Advisory presents a moderate risk.  

Residents are re...

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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: February 26, 2019

COUNCIL DEFEAT OF JONES ESTATE LAND USE UNDER JUDICIAL REVIEW

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Hazkar Developments Inc, the developer of the proposed Jones Estate Lands in Gleneagles, has filed for judicial review of Council’s decision to defeat the bylaw to redesignate the land to R-1 (Residential Single Detached Dwelling District) and l...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

PENDING ANNEXATION PAVES THE WAY FOR SECONDARY ACCESS TO SUNSET RIDGE

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Town Council approved the Sunset Ridge Stage 3 Neighbourhood Plan at the February 11 meeting.

The Neighbourhood Plan provides the framework for a secondary access which works to alleviate traffic congestion and allows for the completion of the Sunset Ridge...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

TRAFFIC SAFETY

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The Town of Cochrane fully supports crossing guard programs. Traffic safety has been identified as one of Municipal Enforcement’s top priorities for 2019, this includes safety of pedestrians where there is opportunity for conflict. Given high traffic volu...

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

ANNEXED QUARTER SECTION OPENS NEW POSSIBILITIES FOR RECREATION SPACES

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Town Council has approved work on a master plan for a new quarter section of land the Town is annexing from Rocky View County.

The location has been identified for new recreational amenities.

The Town of Cochrane and Rocky View County agreed to the annexati...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

INCOME TAX VOLUNTEERS CAN HELP

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Are you eligible for help at a free tax clinic?

If you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, you may be eligible for assistance to do your taxes.

Cochrane Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) has a community volunteer income tax program t...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

COCHRANE SHINES AT ALBERTA MID-SIZED CITIES CAUCUS

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The Town of Cochrane opened the doors to the Cochrane RancheHouse last week, as host to the Alberta Mid-Sized Cities Mayors’ and CAOs’ caucus.

Following an afternoon of formal meetings and discussion, attendees were treated to the Cochr...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

PREMIER, PROVINCIAL PARTY LEADERS AT THE COCHRANE RANCHEHOUSE

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The Alberta Mid-Sized Cities Mayors' and CAOs' caucus called on provincial party leaders to commit to developing a framework that ensures Alberta's mid-sized communities can build a meaningful, working partnership with the provincial government that will ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

SAFE COACH PROGRAM NOW INCLUDES SUPPORTIVE ROOMATES

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Youth at risk of homelessness will soon have another option for shelter in Cochrane.The Town’s Safe Coach program is building a list of supportive roommates to go with the list of host homes for youth who need a place to stay because of conflict...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

2019 BUDGET FOCUSES ON INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONNECTIVITY

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The 2019-2021 budget addresses current infrastructure projects and builds reserves for future infrastructure needs to support our growing community.Town Council approved the 2019 budget at their meeting last night, with a 2.98% property tax increase.Mayor...

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More details: cochrane.ca/Budget News
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: 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: October 2, 2018

HIGHWAY INTERSECTION WORK GOING AHEAD: MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION

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Mayor Jeff Genung got the news he was looking for at last week's AUMA conference in Red Deer.

The Minister of Transportation confirmed that funding is in place for the design and construction of the Highway 1A and 22 intersection.

Mayor Genung and members o...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

TOWN RETAINS OWNERSHIP TO OLD TOWN HALL LANDS

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Despite consistent efforts on behalf of both the Town of Cochrane and Madlee Developments Ltd. the sale of the Old Town Hall lands will not close and title will remain with the Town.The lands informally known as the Old Town Hall Site were subject to a Re...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

COUNCIL MEETING LIVE-STREAMING STARTS AUGUST 13

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Soon you’ll be able to watch Council meetings from any connected device, thanks to new equipment installed in Cochrane Council Chambers.Council meetings will be live-streamed starting Monday August 13. Residents can watch the live stream online ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE LAND USE BYLAW UPDATE

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The Land Use Bylaw is one of those big Town documents that most people know nothing about yet affects everyone.

The Town is updating this key planning tool and is looking for public input.

The Land Use Bylaw (LUB) is the Town’s primary tool to con...

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Find out more: LetsTalkCochrane.ca/LUB 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