Category: Shop Cochrane

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 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
UNCHARTERED TERRITORY - THE RISE OF THE PARENT-TEACHER Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the Town of Cochrane has been working to keep essential services operating, our residents informed, and local businesses supported. There are many stories in the community showing how neighbours are helping each other and how businesses are evolving to meet residents’ needs. Another [...] Read More
MOVIE HOUSE HOSTS DRIVE-THROUGH FOOD DRIVE SUPPORTING THE COCHRANE ACTIVETTES FOOD BANK The Cochrane Movie House helped support the community with kindness and popcorn last week. Staff and volunteers collected donations March 28 for the Cochrane Activettes Food Bank to help with their pandemic response. Business has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, said Hal [...] Read More
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 and Business Development manager Mike Korman says the goal of [...] Read More
SEND SOMEONE A LONG DISTANCE HUG WITH A CANDY CARE PACKAGE Like many other shops on Cochrane’s Historic Main Street, Horse Creek Candy & Gifts is adjusting their business model slightly during these trying times, in hopes of staying afloat. They’ve moved to delivery and curbside pickup to continue serving Cochranites. The good news is [...] Read More
LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURES LIFE AT A DISTANCE DURING COVID-19 Local photographer Bill Marsh has taken to the streets in hopes of photographing families during the COVID-19 pandemic. With social distancing in mind, families posed from their windows, porches and front yards as he snapped their pictures with a long lens. In one shot, a family [...] Read More
SUPPORTING LOCAL WHILE IN QUARANTINE When Cochrane resident Carley O'Kane and her husband returned from a trip to the United States recently, they got the news they would have to self-isolate for 14 days. She was worried about getting supplies at first — the fridge was empty after being away — and they usually shop [...] Read More
We always hear how important it is to shop local and support small businesses. Now more than ever that statement rings true. The COVID-19 public health crisis will create incredibly difficult financial challenges to our locally owned and operated stores, services, and restaurants. We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines of to government and health [...] Read More