March 2016

Found 2 blog entries for March 2016.

Zombie Survivor is a to-die-for event that takes place every year at the Cochrane Ag Grounds and if you want to take advantage of Early Bird pricing, Friday, April 1 is your deadline.  And that’s nothing to do with April Fools.

The early bird discount is 25% off the regular registration fee of $80 a person for runners/walkers and $40 for folks who don’t want to run but would like to be volunteer zombies.  Both types of participants can join as a team.

What is Zombie Survivor?

Picture if you will thousands of people running for their lives – or deaths – in search of brains.  Participants will run through a mud-filled 5km course with various obstacles and objectives that they must meet with team members.   As a participant, you will have three

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In 2013, several families in Cochrane’s east end noticed that the hillside was crumbling somewhat behind their homes. Now, six families in Headlands, situated just south of Highway 1A, can breathe easier now that the town has voted to build a pile wall.

The slope of the hill began to shift three years ago and town council acted quickly to investigate the cause.  A geotechnical firm was hired and a slope assessment was undertaken by E2K Engineering to find the cause.  This was to determine if the slope itself was the problem or the “gabion” walls which were constructed by the development of Headlines.  This type of retaining wall is typically built on an angle facing towards the slope of a hill.

It was discovered that subsurface factors of an

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