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Co-op News for September 11, 2018

Vancouver community theatre — The Rio — is saved The owner of the Rio Theatre in Vancouver says the deal to buy out the property and save the venue on East Broadway has been completed. The deal went through after seven months of campaigning to keep the venue's doors open. "The overwhelming support from the [...]

By |2018-09-11T19:44:19+00:00September 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for September 4, 2018

Credit Unions accepting donations for wildfire help It’s now official—this summer, B.C. has had its worst wildfire season, ever. British Columbians are still facing massive wildfires that have triggered evacuations in several communities across the province. Urgent help is needed for individuals and families evacuated from their communities. In addition to making their own donations, [...]

By |2018-11-04T17:17:18+00:00September 4th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for August 28, 2018

Vancouver Food Bank launches Goodly social enterprise The Greater Vancouver Food Bank has launched Goodly Foods, a social enterprise addressing wasted food in B.C. Goodly Foods is a unique initiative that aims to develop a viable social enterprise repurposing surplus produce from local suppliers, while creating supportive community employment opportunities. The goal of the project [...]

By |2018-11-04T17:17:18+00:00August 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for August 21, 2018

Co-op activates relief fund for B.C.’s wildfire evacuees Wildfires continue to grow and spread across B.C. — and they have put thousands of people on evacuation orders, who must be ready to leave their homes on short notice. Emergency Support Services are now available in the communities of Burns Lake, Prince George, and Quesnel. And [...]

By |2018-08-21T20:19:58+00:00August 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for August 14, 2018

Replacing the Greyhound Bus might involve co-ops Community co-ops or a hybrid of private and public buses might be solutions to B.C.’s sudden Greyhound bus crunch, say transportation professionals and experts. Greyhound announced it is pulling out of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba by the end of October, leaving governments, passengers and local bus [...]

By |2018-11-04T17:17:18+00:00August 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for August 7, 2018

B.C. solar power industry—including co-ops—still bright despite regulatory changes B.C.'s solar power industry is looking on the bright side despite recent changes from BC Hydro designed to scale back growing surpluses of consumer-produced power. Greg Dueck, a solar consultant with Peace Energy Co-op in Dawson Creek, in northeastern B.C., said net zero power usage is [...]

By |2018-11-04T17:17:18+00:00August 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for July 17, 2018

News Community Land Trust opens 90 new co-op homes in Vancouver The Co-operative Housing Federation of BC and the Community Land Trust have launched Vancouver’s newest co-op housing development. A presentation centre on East Kent Avenue in South Vancouver is now open and accepting applications for the first 90 affordable homes in the Fraserview Housing [...]

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

Co-op News for June 19, 2018

Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund makes first investments The Canadian Co-operative Investment Fund has approved the first four investments from its $25 million fund. And a B.C. co-op is among those investments. The Kootenay Country Store Co-op in Nelson, B.C. moved to a new store in 2016. It added a new food services department and seating [...]

By |2018-06-19T19:59:22+00:00June 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for June 12, 2018

News Co-op Housing Federations meets in Victoria, celebrates 50th Over 700 housing co-op members and staff from across Canada met last week in Victoria for the 50th Annual Meeting of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada. Participants gathered at the Victoria Conference Centre to learn, network and celebrate the recent success of their four-year advocacy [...]

By |2018-06-12T20:11:22+00:00June 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Co-op News for June 5, 2018

News Vancouver Island pre-school co-op could be closing A rent increase from the local school district could force one of Western Canada’s oldest school houses — and a pre-school co-op — to close its doors. The Strawberry Vale Co-op Preschool currently pays $230 a month for its working space in Saanich, outside of Victoria. But [...]

By |2018-11-04T17:17:19+00:00June 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments