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Transit system is premature

Transit system is premature

We appreciate the foresight of Cochrane’s mayor and council in their bid to provide public transit services to residents. However, we question the timing of Premier Stelmach’s Aug. 9 announcement made at the Spray Lakes recreation centre.
Irricana councillors exceed budget allowance

Irricana councillors exceed budget allowance

Although there are still four-and-a-half months left in the year, Irricana Town council has already exceeded its annual remuneration budget. Councillors receive compensation for travel to and time spent on committees and boards.
Calgary man found dead in Chestermere Lake

Calgary man found dead in Chestermere Lake

A Calgary man’s body was recovered Aug. 11 after he fell off a tube and drowned in Chestermere Lake five days earlier. The body was located at about 3 p.m. after dive teams from the RCMP’s “E” Division Underwater Recovery Team out of B.C.
Blow off some steam at Pioneer Acres

Blow off some steam at Pioneer Acres

If you are interested in the history of engines and the power of yesteryear, you’ll love the Blow Off Some Steam event at Pioneer Acres, Aug. 20 and 21.
Welding truck stolen in Balzac

Welding truck stolen in Balzac

Airdrie and Beiseker RCMP responded to a call of stolen welding truck at CrossIron Mills mall in Balzac, July 22. The truck was parked on CrossIron Boulevard and was taken between 3:40 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Irricana slo-pitch player looking for national title

Irricana slo-pitch player looking for national title

Karin Lowen is hoping to bring a national title home to Irricana and add to the community’s long-standing baseball legacy. She was a member of Team Alberta at the Women’s Canadian Slo-Pitch Championship just outside London, Ont., Aug. 9-13.
Province announces millions in funding for Cochrane transit

Province announces millions in funding for Cochrane transit

Cochrane and area residents will soon have another option for getting around, as the Town received a cash injection from the Province to provide public transit, Aug. 9. The Town will receive up to $6.
Glenbow Ranch Provincial park officially opens

Glenbow Ranch Provincial park officially opens

A number of dignitaries and politicians attended the official opening of Alberta’s newest provincial park, Aug. 9.
Bearspaw band elects new chief and council

Bearspaw band elects new chief and council

Bearspaw First Nation voters had their say in the band’s election, Aug. 9. Darcy Dixon will replace former Chief David Bearspaw, who was ousted following a federal court ruling when he failed to call an election last fall.
Initiative to help protect Bragg Creek from fires

Initiative to help protect Bragg Creek from fires

Residents in Bragg Creek are arguing an initiative to protect homes and businesses from potential wildfires will simply open the door for more logging in the area.
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