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Jim Zang

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Illustration by Lama Azari

Have you heard the phrase ‘lock it and leave it’ used frequently when speaking of the advantages of condo living? Read more

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I’ve got to admit, since moving into my own condo, I’ve got plenty of spare time on my hands. And that’s a good thing. Read more

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Illustration by Lama Azari

I’ve been satisfying my grandparental urges by growing vegetables. Or, as I like to call them, my ‘veggie babies’. Read more

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So you dream of being a rock star, but you live in Airdrie. No worries mate! If the boys from Nickleback can come out of Hanna to make the big time, somehow Airdrie doesn’t seem like a huge stretch. Read more

Townsizing

To borrow a line from Forrest Gump, the local new home market is a bit “like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re going to get.” Read more

Townsizing

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ILLUSTRATION BY LAMA AZARI

I don’t like shopping. Never have. Whether it’s for clothing, a new car, even groceries — I am not a fan. Read more

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According to the most recent census, Cochrane has grown 5.9 per cent since the 2017 census and 11 per cent since 2016. Read more

News & Events

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ILLUSTRATION BY LAMA AZARI

Knock. Knock. I can barely hear the knocking on my door from my balcony, where I’m tending a rack of barbeque ribs. When I step back inside, it’s much clearer. Read more

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Illustration by Ainsley Ashby-Snyder

A lot of condo dwellers have cats. They’re relatively low maintenance compared to, say, a dog. Definitely better company than fish, and, some would say, most people. Meet Max, the condo cat. Read more

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Illustration by Ainsley Ashby-Snyder

There’s a lot to do when you move into a new condo. You've got to arrange payment of fees, get a parking pass, purchase insurance. I had to set up my electrical and cable/internet service. And track down some of the "perks" that may be included. Read more

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2018 will be a good year for the local housing industry — not just in Airdrie, but in neighbouring communities as well. Read more

News & Events

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Illustration by Ainsley Ashby-Snyder

I’ve written lots of stories about condo living, but mostly as told to me by others or, in some cases, just plain fiction. But, since January 20th, I’ve gained a whole new perspective. That’s the day I moved into my new condo — and so far, so good. Read more

Living

If there was a housing market slump in 2017, somebody forgot to tell Cochrane. In fact, local home buyers an builders teamed up and nearly doubled last years homes! Read more

Townsizing

“The world economy is currently undergoing synchronized expansion.” That’s the word from Craig Alexander, Chief Economist for the Conference Board of Canada. Read more

News & Events

The concept of community has always fascinated Bryan Helfenbaum. In fact, he was actually developing a cohousing project with other like-minded individuals. Read more

Condos

The Cochrane Legion’s plan to revitalize the cenotaph is moving along quickly, says David Usherwood, the first vice president for the Cochrane Legion. Read more

Townsizing

Fireside School is set to greet approximately 350 students when it opens this November. Read more

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Alberta Transportation approved GreenTrip funding for a local transit service this summer, allowing Cochrane to move forward with transit planning Read more

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It's early, but it's safe to say the Jayman BUILT Aquatic Centre is a success, as it welcomed over 20,000 visitors throughout August. Read more

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Cochrane’s municipal general election will be held on Monday, October 16, as will the rest of the municipal elections in Alberta. Read more

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