Mary Lavelle took the general manager’s reigns at the Cortes Island Natural Food Co-op at the beginning of this year. She says she had big boots to fill after former general manager Eric Hargrave moved on after a nine year tenure.Continue reading Six months in: new Cortes Island Natural Food Co-op general manager finds consultation key
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In 2000, Tla’amin Nation and City of Powell River mayor Dave Formosa entered into a partnership to purchase about 4.1 acres of land in Lund. This area includes three harbours, two parking lots, a hotel and restaurant, general store, and a fuel dock. In 2016, just after treaty was signed, Tla’amin’s government bought out Formosa, and now owns all of the 4.1 acres.Continue reading Under First Nations Leadership, Businesses at the End of the Road Thrive
In 2020, Campbell River stores reported 275 cases of shoplifting to the RCMP. That is in a city, is the situation similar in more remote settings like Cortes Island?Continue reading Shoplifting in City and Country
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One of the advantages of virtual AGM is that people from Vancouver, Calgary, and select locations on both the West and East Coast can also attend. Most were in houses, but one was in a parked car and another on a sandy beach somewhere in Washington state. The Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island (FTCCIS) reviewed significant accomplishments of the past year at a ZOOM conference on Jan 23, 2021.Continue reading Significant Accomplishments reported By Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island
The pandemic inflicted deep financial wounds on some businesses; others prospered. Things looked pretty uncertain when the crisis reared its head last March but, as manager Eric Hargrave explains, 2020 is turning into the Cortes Natural Food Co-op’s best year ever.Continue reading The Cortes Natural Food Co-op’s best year ever – in terms of sales