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NEIGHBOURS SAY THANKS! I have never been prouder to be from Cochrane. As a resident for 23 years, I already knew about the fantastic downtown businesses and restaurants, the culture and events — the overall community spirit! Then in March of this year, the COVID-19 pandemic kept Cochranites in their homes and in their neighbourhoods. […]

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ENJOY LOCAL COFFEE, CAUTIOUSLY There is no shortage of excellent coffee in Cochrane. Our town is full of cafés that brew cup after cup that is often sourced and roasted by the very companies serving it. Whether you’re looking for a light meal or a change of scenery to sit with your laptop, these cafés [...] Read More

TAKE A VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP TO COCHRANE FIRE STATION 151 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 video, pictures and text to take […]

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TAPESTRY CHURCH LAUNCHES FACEBOOK CONTEST TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES During the time of social distancing, Tapestry Church is launching a  #CochraneStrong contest to help the community to come together to help local businesses. Though a new public Facebook group, the contest encourages residents to practice social distancing and use online ordering, delivery and curbside pickup to [...] Read More

VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION Like most events right now, National Volunteer Week is a virtual celebration. Volunteers across Canada are recognized from April 19 to 25, during a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of volunteering across the country and in our community. Volunteer Canada’s website says “almost 13 million Canadian volunteers deserve […]

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SEE LOCAL SIGHTS ONSCREEN Staying inside to protect yourself and the community during COVID-19 is making some Cochranites miss the local scenery. That’s why the Town is working on a new resource to help you see our rolling hills and nearby mountains anytime. Watch Local is a new page on cochrane.ca with info and links […]

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VIRTUAL SHOWS A NEW WAY TO EXPERIENCE ART IN COCHRANE Artists are looking for new ways to connect with audiences in a time when gallery shows simply aren’t possible. Town of Cochrane Arts and Culture Programmer, Jola Muran, wanted to help. Jola works regularly with local artists on regular shows at the Cochrane RancheHouse and [...] Read More