Category: Lifestyle

Aguadilla 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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#COCHRANESAYSTHANKS TO OUR SENIORS! Seniors in Cochrane make a big difference every day. They’re highly engaged and involved in our community, whether they are spending time volunteering, supporting their families and friends, or being a great resource for our community. This week – Alberta Seniors’ Week – is an occasion to say thank you and [...] Read More
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
READY, SET, GARDEN! For many, gardening is the outdoor version of baking. It’s creative, physical, can involve the whole family and end up with some very satisfying results. Many people get their gardens started on the May long weekend: planting a veggie garden, buying curbside from local garden centres and taking a walk in nature [...] 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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CELEBRATING COCHRANE'S YOUTH We have all been thrust into a new environment. COVID-19 has made new terms like physical distancing and self-isolation common, and made many of us feel anxious about our health. But even as young people face unprecedented difficulties and uncharted paths, they are finding purpose in this moment of crisis, and inspiring [...] Read More
FRIDAY NIGHT? PIZZA NIGHT! For as long as I can remember, Friday night meant pizza night. It started when I was young, and the tradition continues today with my own family. Even through the pandemic, family pizza night is a favourite and we look forward to it every week. Throw in a movie and it’s [...] Read More
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

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 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