Cochrane history time now, and a town councillor who hit a snowbank while discussing the snowmobile bylaw in 1995. The September 16th edition of the Cochrane Times carried the story of Fern Perron trying to head off third reading of the new bylaw.
He said that earlier that day, he met with the snowmobile club’s past president, who wasn’t pleased with the sled ban on Lake Commando.
Here’s library archivist Ardis Proulx-Chedore reading from the article.
“Mayor (David) Hughes said ‘we have one councillor coming to the table at the eleventh hour with something new on the table, representing a club that has been at all the meetings so far.’”
“’ I have yet to leave a snowmobile meeting where the snowmobile club expressed the view they were dissatisfied with the solution,’ Hughes said. Councillor Robert Lafleur agreed. ‘There have been four meetings and everyone was in accordance with what was said.’”
Perron’s deferral request was denied.
The Cochrane Public Library’s archives go right back to the first days of Cochrane.