Carrot on a stick

After winning $115,000 in start-up funding from the Aviva Community Fund, the Community Carrot Co-operative in Halifax is working to find a location for a new co-operative grocery store in the city’s north end. This story with the co-op’s chair, Norman Greenberg, was published in the March/April 2013 issue of The Atlantic Co-operator.  [Full story]

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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 …

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 …

Fuel to the Fire

Israel’s discovery of massive reserves of natural gas under the Mediterranean Sea presents at least as many problems as opportunities. While the reserves could provide Israel with energy for the next 150 years, territorial disputes and volatile relationships with neighbouring countries will be difficult to overcome. This story appears in the Winter 2013 issue of The Global …