August 2016

Found 3 blog entries for August 2016.

Been looking to pick up a few games of the ancient sport of bocce? In Cochrane, bocce players gather by the Bow River Edge Campground, enjoying this relatively simple game that is very hard to master.

The popularity of this low impact sport has been steadily growing among Cochrane seniors.  The Seniors on the Bow group in the town organized a league when two residents of nearby Cremona were looking for local players.  Adeline and Bill Fedyk were looking for more people because they wanted to brush up on their skills so they could compete in tournaments at provincial and national levels.

It was people who curl during the winter who first stepped forward.  Once learning about the game, which is played on short grass on 60 by 12-foot bocce ball courts,

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Fed up with the issue of traffic congestion and other problems of a growing municipality, a Cochrane councillor has suggested freezing residential growth in the town north west of Calgary. Councillor Morgan Nagel proposed this extreme measure earlier in August; however, Mayor Ivan Brooker was quick to take issue with it.

The Cochrane Times reports that the Brooker called the idea “all bad”.

Without revenue from new homes there would be no new taxes, therefore existing taxes would rise. Without that new revenue stream, the Town would have to borrow money to repair current infrastructure. There would be no further interest from developers and any new businesses considering setting up shop in Cochrane would be scared away. The Mayor said halting

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Is your Cochrane home purchase a good idea?  If you’re looking for a deal breaker, it could be a professional home inspection.  You may be tempted to waive this inspection if you’re trying to put together a clean deal with few conditions, but the information you get from a thorough home inspection is worth its weight in gold.  A home inspection conducted by a professional is essential.  The entire home inspection industry is actually becoming specialized, catering to specific properties in a particular neighbourhood.  For example, historic homes, bungalows, homes close to rivers or properties with swimming pools, a well and septic system.

What does a home inspection entail?

First you want the services of a reputable inspector.  Your real estate

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