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Let's see if Freedom of Information would work in Cochrane

Let's see if Freedom of Information would work in Cochrane

Transparency is the buzz word today for politicians at many levels but does it also apply to the municipal level? The federal government and its bureaucrats pretty much dismiss any suggestion of transparency as a meaningless whim by a few voters, so
Five rules to follow when feeding your equines

Five rules to follow when feeding your equines

The inevitable has happened — our first snowfall of winter. It comes every year but is always a rude reminder of what is to come.
Transit numbers are in; now it's council's move

Transit numbers are in; now it's council's move

Transit timeline 2011 - 2012: Fall 2011 — council votes to move forward with transit between Cochrane and Calgary.
Partnering with their dreams: a healing salve of hope

Partnering with their dreams: a healing salve of hope

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams,” said the late Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and activist for social justice.
Cochrane woman's memoir relates experiences with MS

Cochrane woman's memoir relates experiences with MS

In January, I introduced you to Shelly Irmen, living in Cochrane with her husband, Scott and two young children, Lawson and Lucy. Shelly is a remarkable lady who took control of her MS in an unconventional way.
Maintaining proper etiquette an important part of the fishing experience

Maintaining proper etiquette an important part of the fishing experience

“Perhaps fishing is, for me, only an excuse to be near rivers.” Roderick L. Haig-Brown author of A River Never Sleeps.
Deep list of injuries not slowing Stamps down

Deep list of injuries not slowing Stamps down

If you have been watching the Calgary Stampeders in action this season, what you’ve witnessed is a mobile magic act. And an act that would stun even Penn and Teller in Las Vegas.
Concussions are serious and need to be treated

Concussions are serious and need to be treated

This year in May, I was playing lacrosse and got cross-checked in the back of my head, I was knocked out and figured I was okay. Then about four or five days later I went to play 3-on-3 hockey.
Cook Island Quest 100 was tough, but fruitful

Cook Island Quest 100 was tough, but fruitful

At 9 p.m. on Sept. 21 I was standing next to the No. “24” painted on a road, on the Island of Rarotonga in the Pacific Ocean. It was raining and I had 100 kilometres to run.
Busy, fun weekend in wee village by the Bow

Busy, fun weekend in wee village by the Bow

What a weekend. Last weekend there was something for everyone and it doesn’t get much better than that. Pennies of course, and outhouses and art and great photographs and music and old cars.
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