Fueling green energy in New Brunswick

After securing $215,000 in funding from ACOA, the Chaleur Green Energy Co-operative is ready to open a mill in Saint-Quentin, N.B. to begin making of hay pellets that can be used for everything from maple syrup production to animal bedding to watering plants. This story appears in the March/April 2013 issue of The Atlantic Co-operator. [Full story]

China at the top of the world

International pressure and foreign investment are giving China leverage in the Arctic. The August journey of the Snow Dragon icebreaker through the Arctic Circle from Asia to Europe under the guise of a scientific research mission, along with investment in Canadian and Scandinavian companies, have furthered China’s interest in the region on both international and …

Big Billy – The little handyman

If ya got kids, ya know they can do some pretty funny stuff sometimes, but I never seen anything like Brad and Betty’s son, Nick. He’s pushin’ three now, so ya can’t blame him, I guess. Seems like each kid got their own thing that only they do and nobody really knows why they do …

Big Billy – The key to snow removal

Whenever we get a whole bunch of snow and school gets cancelled, all of a sudden our house turns into a taxi stand. The minute we can wiggle the truck out of the snowbank in the driveway, Little Bill’s lookin’ for a ride to his girlfriend’s and Rosie’s lookin’ for a drive to her friend’s …

Big Billy – Something (black and) blue

My buddy Murph is somebody who gets stuff stuck in his craw pretty easy. Around Christmastime, Murph comes in the coffee shop one morning, and he got this look on his face. His eyebrows were scrunch up and his jaw jutted forward a little further, and we could tell somethin’ was stuck in his craw. [Read …

The importance of saving

Joel Inglis, an MBA student at Cape Breton University, is completing a six-month internship in Accra, Ghana, as part of the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) International Youth Internship Program. Inglis is working with young savings clubs to promote the credit union system and help develop financial responsibility skills at a young age. This story appears …