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Co-op News for November 27, 2018

City of Vancouver calls for non-profit housing boost The City of Vancouver is encouraging the B.C. government to explore options for transitioning private rental homes into non-profit or co-op ownership, as one way to solve the housing affordability crisis. The idea was among recommendations made in a letter from a senior Vancouver official to the [...]

By |2018-11-28T18:18:41+00:00November 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for November 20, 2018

Arctic Co-op reassures residents following fire The Arctic Co-op is providing reassurance to the community of Iqualuit following a fire that hit that a major grocery store in the town, in Canada’s Nunavut Territory. Since the fire, the whole co-op network has been using its collective capacity for procurement, logistics and staffing to ensure that [...]

By |2018-12-08T15:25:15+00:00November 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for November 13, 2018

B.C government moves ahead with 4,900 new rental homes The B.C. government today said help is on the way for people in 42 communities as the province moves forward with more than 4,900 new affordable mixed-income rental homes as part of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund. The new homes are designed to address the [...]

By |2018-11-13T19:19:48+00:00November 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for November 6, 2018

Coast Capital becomes B.C.’s first federal credit union Coast Capital Savings has been given approval by the federal Minister of Finance to become a federal credit union, effective November 1, 2018. The approval follows an extensive review, which assessed Coast Capital’s ability and readiness to meet the standards of a federally-regulated financial institution. Coast Capital [...]

By |2018-11-06T20:12:26+00:00November 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for October 30, 2018

Community Land Trust and City of Vancouver break ground on 140 units of co-op housing Last week, Thom Armstrong of the Community Land Trust and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson announced the groundbreaking for 140 new units of affordable co-op housing through the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency. The new homes will be built on land on [...]

By |2018-10-30T19:45:14+00:00October 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for October 23, 2018

Columbia Valley Credit Union votes for a strike Following bargaining between B.C.’s Columbia Valley Credit Union and the USW union local, the two parties have reached an impasse. After meeting with the membership in Golden, B.C., a 100 per cent strike vote was returned in an overwhelming mandate to the union local. The issues at [...]

By |2018-11-04T17:17:18+00:00October 23rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for October 16, 2018

It’s co-op week! This week is co-op week, and it’s a great opportunity to get together and celebrate the diversity and potential of co-ops and credit unions across British Columbia. There are plenty of events happening throughout the week that you can take part in to learn more about the sector—and have fun at the [...]

By |2018-10-16T19:23:58+00:00October 16th, 2018|Staff Bio|0 Comments

Co-op News for October 9, 2018

Time running out for housing co-ops, says Vancouver mayoral candidate Independent Vancouver mayoral candidate Shauna Sylvester has delivered a petition to Mayor Gregor Robertson’s office, calling for the city of Vancouver to renew existing co-op leases, which are long overdue for renegotiation. The city has created a very precarious position for those living in co-ops [...]

By |2018-11-04T17:17:18+00:00October 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for September 25, 2018

Vancouver’s Brave Co-op wins the Opioid Tech Challenge A Vancouver co-op working on technology to combat the opioid overdose crisis has recently won a major award. Brave Technology Co-op won the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge, and with it came a $200,000 prize. Brave Technology is creating a digital supervised consumption platform where drug users can [...]

By |2018-09-25T19:41:38+00:00September 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for September 18, 2018

Glorious Organics takes a co-operative approach to farming in Langley Many consumers know that “organic” fruits and vegetables means the food has been grown without the use of pesticides and chemicals. But the word has deeper significance for the six members of Glorious Organics, in the Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver. For starters, the farmers [...]

By |2018-11-04T17:17:18+00:00September 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments