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"All the Wild Horses" Depicts World's Toughest Horse Race

Five international riders from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Ireland and the UK race across Mongolia in the longest and toughest horse race on the planet — the 1,000 kilometre Mongol Derby — and…

This Week's Brew Crew is Brought to You by Jazz Hands

There is no crew that probably deserves caffeine more than this one. With competition and recital season just getting underway they are beyond busy. Thanks for having such great community spirit and…

Musicians Give Golden Performances at Band Festival

There were some golden performances by Cochrane High School (CHS) musicians during the recent Alberta International Band Festival in Calgary. Cochrane High's Gr. 10-12 Symphonic Band was recognized…

Long-time Elephant Keeper to Speak at Cochrane Ideas

By Andy Marshall Working with elephants will be the topic under discussion at the next meeting of Cochrane Ideas on Friday, Mar. 8, at the King Solomon Lodge 120 Centre Ave. It will start at 7 p.m.…

52 Stories: Amy Swedlo and Pam Moores

With this being the same week we celebrate International Women's Day, I thought why not shine the light on two amazing Cochrane women who exemplify strength, volunteerism, and positive role…

Inspiring Luncheon to Celebrate International Women's Day

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. For the second time, the Cochrane Public Library is sponsoring a special…

Cochrane Exposed: Photographer Laura Heagy

Cochrane’s, Laura Heagy is January’s photographer of the month after capturing a prairie windmill covered in hoar frost. As a long time resident of Cochrane, Heagy is certainly not new to the world…

T Buckley Bringing Acclaimed New Sound to St. Andy's Tonight

T Buckley strayed off the beaten path when recording his latest album and the choice is making him an inter-generational favourite. Released in October, "Miles We Put Behind" offers a more polished,…

Just a Few Spots Left for Family Day Hike

Family Day Monday is forecasted to be sunny and with a high of minus 6 and that's welcomed news for those taking part in first guided hike of 2019 in the Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. There are only…

Help Support the Cochrane Humane Society

Global Pet Foods is reaching out to the community at large to help them reach their $5000 goal in the 'Show Us Your Heart' campaign running until February 22nd. Christine and Fiona Sharman, co-owners…

Big Hill Haven Receives Generous Support

Members of the Big Hill Haven Board graciously accepted a cheque from Canlin Energy Corporation at the end of January. Annually, Canlin Energy is allocated money from their corporate budget to spend…

LIons All Heart With 2 Low Cost Valentine's Dances

The Cochrane Lions believe age is no factor when it comes to celebrating romance. With that in mind, they are hosting two Valentine's Dances at the Cochrane Lions Events Centre (CLEC), 109 5th Ave.…

Badgers in Spotlight at Feb. 19 Park Talk

The return of the badgers to the Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park last summer created a spark of excitement. Now there’s an opportunity to learn more about the short-legged mammal at an upcoming Park…

"Shoplifters" Explores How the Family Stands Up to Poverty

Poverty creates enormous societal boundaries but how does it impact the bonds that unite a family? In what many critics consider his most powerful film to date, acclaimed Japanese director Kore-eda…

Is it Too Late to Do Anything About Climate Change?

By Andy Marshall At its next meeting, Cochrane Ideas will explore the theme, "Climate change: Is it too late to do anything about it?" The discussion will take place on Friday, Feb. 8, at King…

UPDATE: Event, Games Postponed Due to Extreme Cold

UPDATE: Extreme cold weather has lead to the closure of Cochrane's RVS schools today. The event and basketball games have also been cancelled and will be rescheduled to a future date. When Cochrane…

Release Your Inner Superstar

If you like to belt out tunes in the shower or car, you may want to check out Cochrane's newest choir. Cool Choir isn't like your 'traditional' choir says, Jamie Serafi, Creative Director. "It's a…

Growing Women's Health Campaign Gives Back in a Big Way

A four-week campaign aimed at supporting women's health initiatives and organizations was extremely successful. Thanks to the support of patients, staff, and customers, Leithe Holowaty,…

Alberta is First Province to Debut DQ APP

Dairy Queen is becoming one of the next chain restaurants to launch a mobile app. Tim Morrison, Owner of Cochrane Dairy Queen says although the app was launched in the United States about a year ago…

Cochrane Exposed: Photographer Joanne Brown

Self-taught photographer, Joanne Brown has been capturing images since the time dropping off film for processing was the thing to do. Her love for capturing images of the great outdoors picked up…

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