A brewery, a bakery and a worker co-op are collaborating to reduce food waste in Montreal. Boomerang Co-op takes the spent grain from the brewery, which is usually trucked off to landfill or farms, and instead dries it and mills it into flour for use by the bakery. The flour is high in fibre, protein [...]
At Each For All we enjoy reaching out to other independent radio stations and sharing their stories. So it was a natural for producer Joshua Peterman to spend some time with Eric Tremblay, President and Brand Manager of Amherst Island Radio in Stella, Ontario, just west of Kingston. "Born in a barn" in 2006, CJAI [...]
One of the hardest aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been staying apart to stay safe. Seniors have borne the brunt of this "new normal" whether in care homes or living on their own as many have already lost loved ones and peers at this stage of their lives. That's what university student Hannah Crouse [...]
Seniors in O'Leary, Prince Edward Island are going to benefit from the efforts of their community to build a new state-of-the-art residence and run it as a co-operative. The 50-room facility, right in the heart of town, will give local seniors affordable housing, provide lots of programming for residents and community members and create much-needed [...]
For small, local farmers, gaining access to new markets can be the difference between mere subsistence and actually making a living growing food. And for consumers, having a safe, secure and local supply of fresh produce and other goods is vital, especially during this pandemic. Enter the Cape Breton Food Hub Co-operative connecting farmers and [...]
The Monashee Community Co-operative is a grocery store located in Lumby, B.C. It began in 2013 when some local residents collaborated to organize bulk buying of organic foods at a lower price than nearby Vernon. Since then, it's grown to become a vital hub for folks to purchase local, safe, organic, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO food [...]
Andrea Harris, the outgoing executive director of the BC Co-op Association, shares reflections on the co-op sector. And Corey Mohr, Community Development Coordinator, for NorWest Co-op Community Health shares their approach to community health during the pandemic.
Our 1st interview of 2021 is with Zoë Creighton, coordinator of the Upper Columbia Cooperative Council. Lots going on for co-ops in BC in 2021! Plus part 2 of our EFA 2020 review.
Join us in reflecting on an unprecedented year and the stories we've covered, from co-operative's response to the global pandemic to Canada’s iconic Mountain Equipment Co-op demutualizing.