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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…

Get Lubed For a Great Cause

A local automotive shop that supports a number of events and initiatives is hosting a fundraiser to help out a Cochrane Family. Erol's Automotive along with Cochrane Napa Auto Parts and Castrol…

Alliance Church's Alpha Course Starts Jan. 20

The Cochrane Alliance Church is inviting people to come to explore and discuss life’s big questions from a Christian perspective by participating in their Alpha Course that begins Jan. 20. In a…

Lacrosse Team Becomes a Community Builder in "The Grizzlies"

In 1998, first-time teacher Russ Sheppard accepted a position in the remote hamlet of Kugluktuk, Nunavut, 600 km north of Yellowknife. What he discovered was a remote arctic community that offering…

Hardy to Speak on the Fabulous History of Women in Cochrane

By Andy Marshall For its first session of the New Year, Cochrane Ideas discussion group plans to celebrate the significant contribution of women to Cochrane's development over the years. "The…

Generous Christmas Giving is a Bow Valley High Tradition

Bow Valley High students and staff continue their amazing Christmas giving tradition. This year they provided five families with Christmas gifts and enough food to last several months. (Photo…

VIDEO: A Magical Evening in the Spirit of Christmas

The Cochrane Music Society presented a magically evening of Christmas music, Dec. 19, that was complemented by the Canadian premiere of a piece by a Canadian composer. About 270 people attended the…

U10 Ringette Team Helps Spread the Christmas Spirit

By Trent Leinenweber The holiday season can be the toughest time of the year. We are lucky to be born and/or live in a First World country and although our issues are real, we sometimes forget to put…

Great Raffles, Fun Moments Ahead at St. Tim's Charity Game

Momentum continues to build to the annual St. Timothy High School Charity Hockey Game on Friday, Dec. 21 at the Cochrane Arena. This 5th annual event is not only a great school and community affair;…

A Spirited Christmas Concert Awaits You on Dec. 18

An exuberating evening of fun and entertainment designed to spread the spirit of the season is upon us, thanks to the ensembles of the Cochrane Music Society. On Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the Bow Valley…

Cochrane Exposed: November's Photographer Hendrik Böesch

This month I will be highlighting photographer Hendrik Böesch for winning the November wildlife challenge. A self-taught photographer, Hendrik, shares while he has always had an interest in…

Junior Curling Rocks in Cochrane

by Lark Balmer Cochrane Curling Club Have your kids tried out some team sports but haven’t found one that’s quite right? They may want to consider curling? The Cochrane Curling Club is proud to offer…

Medical Hope Front and Centre at Cochrane Ideas, Dec. 14

By Andy Marshall Cochrane Ideas plans a discussion on a topic of medical hope for its Friday, Dec. 14, event at King Solomon Lodge, 120 Centre Ave. It will start at 7 p.m. Dr. Mark Hamilton, a…

Student Achievement Celebrated at Bow Valley High

Bow Valley High School celebrated roughly 200 students earlier in November at the 17th annual Bow Valley Academic Awards Assembly. Handing out a number of bursaries, scholarships, and course awards,…

Martin Parnell Launches Last Book in Marathon Trilogy

This Wednesday evening (November 21), Martin Parnell will be doing a short presentation and book signing of his latest novel 'The Secret Marathon'. Martin Parnell, aka 'Marathon Man' is known as an…

Cochrane Exposed: Photographer Jacquie Matechuk

Every month we will highlight one of our town's fantastic photographers to learn about their history, what inspires them, improvements they want to make, and advice they would give others. This month…

Disturbing Secrets Revealed in Three Identical Strangers

In 1980, through a series of coincidences, two complete strangers—19-year-olds Robert Shafran and Edward Galland — made the astonishing discovery that they were identical twins. They had been…

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