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2020 Festival of Lights

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

Sponsored by Canadian Tire

The Town of Cochrane is excited to be hosting a Festival of Lights this year sponsored by Canadian Tire. We are asking residents and businesses to decorate their homes and buildings and submit them to our contest. All types of holiday decorations are welcome including lights, inflatables and snow sculptures.

Similar to the structure of our Winter Carnival Ice Sculpture Contest those interested in participating are asked to register online (at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Sx2_EWCjaU-UsT6tkYHXU7otkhxWmmVCgVDikrdVDmJUMFRHSTFYOERSS1kxSkpQQktBSjJGWUg0Qy4u) the link can be found on the Town of Cochrane website or Facebook Page.

Those interested are asked to register by December 3rd and submit a picture to Town Marketing Coordinator, Yvonne Lemieux via email (yvonne.lemieux@cochraneontario.com) by December 7th. Images of each entry will be posted on the Town of Cochrane Facebook page and official voting will be held on December 10th.

We would like to encourage the residents of Cochrane to take the time to drive or walk around town and see all of the entries as well.

We are excited to be sponsored by Canadian Tire and at this time we are looking for a secondary sponsor for prizes for our residential participates. Business will play for bragging rights.

We look forward to seeing the creativity and Christmas Spirit of our residents and businesses here in Cochrane.

2020 Santa Claus Parade

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

in partnership with the REC Board and Cochrane Crunch

The Town of Cochrane in partnership with the Recreation, Events and Culture Board (REC Board) and the Cochrane Crunch are beyond excited to be hosting the 2020 Santa Claus Parade this year. While this year has brought many challenges to our community we want to celebrate the holiday season together, just six feet apart.

This year’s parade will be hosted on Thursday December 10th and begin at 6:00pm. However, it will look a little different than previous parades. The parade route will wind around Lake Commando. Floats will line up on 5th Ave and the parade will start at 5th Ave and 3rd Street, turn left onto Railway Street, left onto 6th Ave, right onto 5th Street following the lake and right onto 12th Ave where it will finish at the corner of 12th Ave and Railway/3rd Street.

The Town, REC Board and Cochrane Crunch would like to stress the importance of spectators and float organizers following all health and safety guidelines from the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) and Ministry of Health. It is by following these guidelines that we are able to host this event and ensure the safety of our community.

We ask that all spectators stay in their vehicles while watching the parade this year. Each vehicle should only contain members of your household. For those participating in the parade we ask that they wear the appropriate PPE including masks and maintain social distancing wherever possible. To both those participating and attending the Santa Claus Parade we ask that you self-screen yourself and family at home before attending the parade. For anyone who should be isolating due to travel or potential exposure, we ask that you remain home for the safety of your fellow community members.

Anyone interested in joining the parade as a business or organization is asked to register online (at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Sx2_EWCjaU-UsT6tkYHXU7otkhxWmmVCgVDikrdVDmJUNVVXMzJFRjRISTdPUUROQTBWRkFNWFNGNi4u or shorturl.at/hitCL) the link can be found on the Town of Cochrane website or Facebook Page.

In lieu of individual floats handing out goodies or treats to spectators the Community Services Department will be taking donations for goodie bags prior to the Santa Claus Parade that can be dropped off at the Tim Horton Events Centre. These donations will need to be received no later than November 26th so that they can be properly stored and handled before creating the goodie bags to be handed out safely by volunteers of the Parade.

We know that this has been a difficult year for all and we look forward to extending some Christmas Cheer safely here in Cochrane.

PARKING AND SNOW REMOVAL FOR 2020-2021 WINTER SEASON

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

FOR THE WINTER PERIOD – A REMINDER OF PARKING AND SNOW REMOVAL RULES FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY

The Town of Cochrane would like to remind residents of the rules for parking and snow removal that apply throughout the town to ensure the safety of all.

From November 1st  and until April 30th  inclusively, on street parking is prohibited when snow removal and plowing events occur.

When removing snow, please keep in mind that you must put it on your property to ensure everyone’s safety. The following are violations of the Town by-law:

  • Piling snow in a manner that obstructs the visibility of drivers, whether on public or private property;

  • Throwing snow within 1.5 m of a fire hydrant;

  • Throwing snow onto public property or onto the public right-of-way.

The time required to clear snow and spread abrasives on streets and sidewalks depends on weather conditions. Snow removal operations start when there is an average snowfall of approximately eight centimetres and are carried out in two stages: clearing and removal.

Clearing begins on major roads and streets close to schools and hospitals and then continues on smaller streets. These steps may be repeated, depending on the amount and duration of snowfall. Removal begins when snow has stopped falling and streets and sidewalks have been cleared. The length of the operation depends on the amount of the snowfall.

We will make every effort to ensure that both drivers and pedestrians can get around safely. Thank you in advance for complying with these rules so that we can remove snow quickly and efficiently throughout the Town.

To obtain further information, please contact the Municipal Office at (705) 272-4361. Afin d’obtenir de l’information en français, veuillez communiquer au (705) 272-4361.

WASTE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION NOTICE – NOVEMBER 11TH 2020

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

WASTE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION NOTICE – NOVEMBER 11TH 2020

Please be advised that regular Waste and Recycling Collection, which falls on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020, will be collected on an alternate day based on your location:

Hwy 652 and Hwy 11 South will be collected
Tuesday November 10th

Western Avenue to 9th Avenue will be collected
Thursday November 12th

If you need clarification, please contact us at 705-272-5086.

Thank you for your co-operation and patience.

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705-272-5086.

FOURNIER LANDFILL – CHANGE OF SERVICE HOURS

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

FOURNIER LANDFILL - CHANGE OF SERVICE HOURS

The Fournier Landfill site hours will change effective September 10th, 2020

The new hours of the landfill site will be:
Winter Hours (October 1st to March 31st) –  9:00 a.m.  to 4:00 p.m.
Summer Hours (April 1st to September 30th) –  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The landfill will continue to be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Please call or email Infrastructure Services for more information if you have questions about the new landfill operating hours.

(705)-272-5086
infrastructureservices@cochraneontario.com

REMINDER: Recycling is an effective way to reduce waste from entering the landfill. Everyone is encouraged to continue recycling and your commitment to recycling makes a difference in diverting waste from our landfill. Please remember to, wash all food residue out of containers and throw glass materials, plastic bags, black garbage bags and food waste in the garbage.

Landfill – Change to operating hours notice

RECYCLING NOTICE – Wednesday August 12th

THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

Recycling Notice

To the Attention of Cochrane Residents and Business Owners:

As of Wednesday, August 12th, 2020, the Town of Cochrane will resume recycling disposal at the Recycling Transfer Station at 92 Second Street (Infrastructure Services).  The Infrastructure Services office is closed, and the public will need to call our office at the number below prior to arrival. We will have an attendant open the gate and the load of recycling will be checked for contamination prior to disposal.

REMINDER!

Items such as wood pallets, chemical containers (DEF fluid, aerosol chemicals, antifreeze jugs), glass, plastic film, food, diapers, pails (including oil pails), hydraulic hoses, garbage (food waste, food in containers), clothing, and black garbage bags are not acceptable.

As of Monday August 17th, 2020, the Town of Cochrane will be conducting audits of recycling bins and will be turning away any bins that are contaminated. If you receive a  RED TAG on your bin this means that your bin contained unacceptable material and must be removed before it will be collected.

REMINDER!

Wash all food residue out of containers, throw glass materials in the garbage, and when in doubt, throw it out. Contamination in a load of recycling costs the Town (Taxpayers) money and may cause the load to be shipped to landfill instead of producing a recycled product. Also, place your bins two (2) feet apart in a suitable location (on roadside) for the waste and recycling truck to pick it up.

If you find a bright red tag on your bin, it could have been a result of contamination or the bins were improperly placed.

Please call or email Infrastructure Services for more information if you have questions about recycling materials.

(705)-272-5086

infrastructureservices@cochraneontario.com

Recycling Notice- August 2020

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