Politics is many different things to different people.  Categorizing which article should go under the heading can be difficult.  As such, for this site, the Politics heading will primarily carry stories about municipal affairs, .i.e. Town Council Meetings, School or Library Board decisions or actions; as well as regional and district events that affect Cochrane.

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Councillor Seat Filled

Written by Scott Ulvstal on .

  The by-election to fill the councillor seat vacated by Robert Bawtinhimer will no longer take place on November 26.

  As only one name was put forward for nomination before the deadline, that person is awarded the position.

  On October 18, Reynald Brisson's nomination was certified.  Brisson will be sworn into office as councillor for Ward 2 on Tuesday October 23rd.

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Cochrane and FONOM Hold Another In Series of Public Meetings

Written by Press Release on .

Cochrane, Ontario – October 16, 2012: – While Northern Ontario has long been uncomfortable with policies developed in the South, that suit the South’s needs, being implemented in the North at the expense of the North’s needs, the recent onslaught of damaging provincial policy to the North has become unsustainable. The northern public have become frustrated and angry over the systematic attack by the Province on their way of life and their ability to survive as the unique and distinct people that they are. A quickly growing groundswell of resentment toward the Province related to a feeling of forced servitude on the North, has once again been ignited by another provincial onslaught of bad policies being forced upon people who feel like a lower class of Ontarian has been created just for them.

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Back to the Polls in November

Written by Scott Ulvstal on .

  When Robert Bawtinhimer stepped down on August 31 due to health issues, his seat within the Cochrane Town Council became open, which started the process for a mid term by-election.  This is the second by-election for this particular sitting of Council.  Shortly after the previous primary election in 2010, Christina Farquhar-Leigh stepped down and Fern Gravel was elected to take her place.

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Message from the Mayor

Written by Cochrane Mayor Peter Politis on .

  In light of the confusion on the great event that took place this past weekend that saw Cochrane and many of our youth trying to make a difference in the world, continue their efforts to garner attention around the cause of Polar Bear Awareness Week, I think it’s important for me to offer what clarity I can. Before I do though, let me first politely say that people having concerns or looking for insight, or even being disappointed in certain aspects, is a normal part of a democratic society. In doing so, I think it is reasonable to expect people to do so with courtesy and with having done their homework to ensure they are speaking factually beforehand.   Bringing good people who are simply trying to make a difference to tears over misrepresented statements and irresponsible comments should be below us as a society. As Cochranites, as northerners, I look forward to us rising above that kind of behavior.