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Food co-operative plays matchmaker by linking local farmers with locavores

Good things grow in Oklahoma, including an idea that has inspired a co-op connecting Niagara's farmers with the region's locavores.

The brainchild of Yvette O. Plentai, project manager for the Niagara Agritourism Centre, and aptly named the Niagara Local Food Co-operative, it's a virtual market for anyone wanting to eat locally produced food.

"The whole issue is that farmers and people who have small business are so used to working 365 (days a year) that they don't come up for air and they can have problems with marketing," Plentai said.

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Kootenay Co-ops Rise to Carbon Challenge

(Nelson) Nelson lived up to its reputation as a "green" community and rolled in as one of the leading cities across the country in last week's National Commuter Challenge.

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Youth Pioneering Co-operation around the World

(Vancouver) On June 2 and 3, young people from around the world met to discuss how co-operatives can offer solutions to a sustainable future - and they did it without a single plane trip.

The annual Building Co-operative Futures youth conference was held simultaneously in Vancouver, Saskatoon, Guelph, Karachi (Pakistan) and Buenos Aires (Argentina) this year, linked together by video conference.

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The YES gets set to rock in 2008!

It's called The Yes and, it's more than just a summer camp - it's a spectacularly fun life changing experience. Supported by British Columbia's cooperatives and credit unions, The YES will bring out the leader and amazing kid in your teen.

You won't find any extreme sports or video games here, just a group of young people learning about themselves and discovering their hidden potential as people and citizens through self awareness, cooperation and communication.

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