Life in Cochrane

Welcome Spring 2023

In 2023, the official first day of spring is Monday, March 20. This date marks the “spring equinox” in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox across the globe) occurs when the Sun crosses the celestial equator going south to north. The amount of daylight had been increasing each day after the winter solstice, after the spring equinox, many places will experience more daylight than darkness in each 24-hour day. The amount of…

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Trespassing and Thefts in the Neighbourhood

Many neighbours woke up Saturday, March 11th to signs of trespassing and theft in the neighbourhood. Tracks in the snow showed that an individual hopped over fences in backyards. A few sheds were broken into but multiple sources said that nothing appeared to be stolen. Unfortunately, the individual entered one house on Bow Meadows Drive through the backdoor. The individual entered the house through the back, sliding patio door. He searched through drawers in the…

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17th, on the anniversary of the death of St. Patrick. The Irish have observed this as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. As this holiday falls within the Christian holiday of lent, prohibitions on consumption of meat were waived so people could dance, drink, and feast! Sanit Patrick, who lived during the 5th century, is the patron saint of Ireland. He was kidnapped and brought to…

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Daylight Savings Time

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to Spring Forward. Here are some tips to adapt to Daylight Savings Time. Daylight Savings time marks the time of year where we “spring ahead” one hour. Sunday, March 12th, 2023 marks the start of Daylight Savings Time. This transition from Standard Time was first enacted to conserve energy and shift the timing of activities to match more daylight during evening hours. This does however impact our…

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