Buy your rainbow chard and eggplants at work

VICTORIA – They are the flying squad of fruits and vegetables. They swoop into churches and offices and perch on suburban street corners – one-person produce stands with a mission to bring local, organic ingredients to consumers. They are pocket markets, the brainchild of Food Roots, a Victoria-based distributor’s co-op. Leading the charge is Food … Continued

Lake Forest Co-op wants to have Youbou Lands business park, run marina, boat ramp

The Cowichan Lake Community Forest Cooperative is interested in acquiring the proposed business park at the old Youbou millsite, as well as managing the proposed marina and boat ramp. Pending rezoning approval, a spokesman for the owners of the property, Thomas Kreilein, said he’s interested in the idea. Lorne Scheffer, chairman of the Forest Co-op, … Continued

Coast Capital Savings receives national award

SURREY – Coast Capital Savings has been honoured with the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) Innovations in Co-operative Governance Award. The acknowledgement recognizes Coast Capital Savings for its strong governance practices and innovations, providing a model from which other credit unions and co-operatives may learn. "The CCA award recognizes our innovation and desire to engage in … Continued