Transportation minister Brian Mason can say what he wants but landowners impacted by the proposed Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (SR1) are sticking to their guns and will not willingly sell their land.
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With new bridges, restaurants and roads, the brisk pace of Cochrane’s growth is evident. However, the most clear sign that Cochrane has hit the big time may have arrived last week: residents can now order a frozen yogurt on an app, and have it delivered to their door. It’s all thanks to young Calgary entrepreneur Said Abunada and his delivery operation HungryEats. The business can be compared to Just Eat or Skip the Dishes, except, well, it’s the first one to actually operate in Cochrane. He launched it five years ago in Calgary.
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Included in Monday’s regular meeting of Cochrane town council was a debate in an effort to clarify requirements surrounding business licenses. Several oddities were discussed, including mobile vendors, cannabis retail and buskers. The majority of the town’s business license bylaw was put together in 2009. However, the town’s economic development manager Mike Korman told council on Monday that “administration has determined that a number of changes and additions were needed to provide better clarity and guidance to the public”
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Increasing the drawdown rate at TransAlta’s Ghost Reservoir is among the flood mitigation projects included in the latest round of making the Calgary area flood resilient as we head into the fifth anniversary of the 2013 flood that causes extensive damage along the outreaches of the Elbow and Bow rivers.
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The Home Quarter underwent many changes in its three decades of operation on Main Street. Whether it served the community as a burger n’ ice cream joint, a restaurant, a bakery or a mercantile retailer, one thing remained the same: when you thought of Cochrane, you thought of the Home Quarter.
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