Centre helps kids in Cloverdale (Quebec) community

| Community, Youth |

Marie Schaap-Cawlishaw helps Sami Bolombe with his homework. In the background, La Corde staff member Andrea Gariepy is tutoring Chika Okereke. A new initiative in the Cloverdale community of Pierrefonds aims to nourish the bodies and minds of underprivileged kids. La Corde Cloverdale Community Project, founded by Montreal Youth Unlimited [MYU] in partnership with World … Continued

Cinnamon buns with grandma

| Business, Community |

REGINA — Baker Michelle Haines says she knows at least one way towards a more satisfying and healthy life — spending time in the kitchen with a grandma. It doesn’t even have to be one’s own grandma. Haines spent Thursday morning learning the cinnamon bun recipe that 93-year-old Mary Rink used while working at the … Continued

Farmers’ market awaits its rainmakers

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Citizens have plopped down almost three-quarters of a million dollars of their retirement money to invest in a new harbour-side home for the Halifax Farmers’ Market, bringing the structure one step closer to realization. But while organizers are optimistic, some of the government funds needed to move forward with the project remain unsecured and each … Continued

CCA Honours Leaders in Co-op Governance; Coast Capital, MEC

Winnipeg — Four Canadian co-ops were recognized for their innovations in co-operative governance today during the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA), in Winnipeg. “In 2007, a CCA Good Governance Committee was tasked with the dual objectives of overseeing the development of governance indicators that measure effective, distinctive, and innovative co-operative governance … Continued

Filmmakers co-op calls on aspiring screen writers

The New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative is calling on area residents to get their creative juices flowing. In lieu of Fredericton being named a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2009, the co-op, celebrating its 30th anniversary next year, is encouraging the public to submit short scripts until July 25 regarding what makes Fredericton a cultural capital. … Continued

Eat closer to home

Starting today, eating local foods will be easier than ever in Sudbury after the grand opening of the Eat Local Sudbury Co-operative store at 11 a. m. at Market Square. The goal of the co-operative is to only carry local produce, defined as food grown or raised within 150 miles of Sudbury. "What we’re hearing … Continued

Innovative Art Co-op Scores Tax Victory for All Commercial Non-profit Co-ops

Under the leadership of its Co-Chair, Sid Gould, InsideArt Cooperative has been successful in stating its case to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that this non-profit cooperative is not subject to the payment of corporate tax on its net income. InsideArt was counseled by an accountant specialized in co-op taxation that it must file a … Continued