Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre

Here’s the cold hard truth: the weather in southern Alberta is unpredictable. And that’s on a good day. You can blame it on the mountains, our northern co-ordinates, our legendary Chinook winds, the high elevation we live at, and so on and so forth. And, for this reason, Albertans seem to love their indoor recreation…

Thanksgiving in Cochrane

It has been a difficult year for many of us, yet we can still count our blessings and give thanks for the bounty of the season and to the folks who make it happen. Salute to the growers Solstice Berry Farm Just north of Cochrane, family-owned and operated Solstice Berry Farm was started by Marsha…

Rad Road Rides Around Cochrane

Road Cycling When you’re itching for a ride (for me and many other cyclists, this is a daily occurrence!), you’ve got to choose wisely. Sure, a quick rip through your neighborhood can scratch the itch. But when you’ve got some time and need a real ride, the options tend to shrink. That is unless you’re…

Recharge with Evexia Travel

Evexia Travel Boutique In these challenging times, the travel and tourism industry has been hit mighty hard. But when I think of Evexia Travel, I am struck by a quote from HG Wells: “Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.” In the beginning Evexia Travel owner Julia Lutchman has been in the…

Join The Culture Club

We’ve waited a long time for a festive event so let’s start by celebrating Cochrane Culture Days, September 11th through the 13th at specially-created venues around town. The Cochrane Integrated Arts Society (CIAS) and Town of Cochrane Arts and Culture, with thanks to an Alberta Culture grant, have teamed up to show off our resident…

Fence & Post

Bursting onto Cochrane’s culinary scene in 2016, the Fence & Post on our main street continues to impress. In his commitment to support local producers, owner and chef, Chris Hartman embodies the definition of “farm to table.” It has served him – and our community – well. But there’s so much more to his story.…

What’s To Do On The Labour Day Long Weekend?

Summer has flashed past. Celebrate this weekend with an homage to your labours of the past few months. Head out to Fallen Timber Meadery on Saturday, September 5th (weather permitting) for another wild and wonderful “Pizza Day.” They will be selling their hand-crafted pies from noon to 5 p.m. – or until they run out…

Community Flatbread

New to the Cochrane culinary scene last November, Community Flatbread Co. really is all about community. When COVID-19 struck, restaurants were among the hardest hit businesses. But co-owners Rob Filby and Chef Ralf Wollmann weren’t going down without a fight. When the restaurant was shuttered back in March, they put their heads together to find…