Anyone who’s ever lived in Cochrane knows all about public utilities being controlled by the town.  Water, telephone, even electricity at one time.

During this week’s examination of local history, we learn of a move in 1937 by Coun. C.S. Giles to include milk in that.

Cochrane Public Library archivist Ardis Proulx-Chedore reads from the front page of the Northland Post from January 14th.

“Councillor Giles would have the town install pasteurizing machinery in the old creamery building and operate the plant along the same lines as the town’s electric and water supply.”

“No definite proposal was advanced at Monday’s meeting by Councillor Giles, but when certain information comes to hand, he will have a definite and clear-cut proposal.”

The article also noted that Coun. Giles was actively promoting establishing a farmers’ cooperative.

Cochrane’s history is at your fingertips in the library’s archives department, as long as you carry a library card.