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Six months in: new Cortes Island Natural Food Co-op general manager finds consultation key

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

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.

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Cortes Island Natural Food Co-op raises wages in a bid to retain and attract staff

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

As of June 1, British Columbia’s minimum wage is the highest in Canada at $15.65 per hour. Yet businesses in urban and rural communities are struggling to meet staffing needs; some of the hardest hit are the service, hospitality and retail sectors.

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New year, new general manager at the Cortes Food Co-op

CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

At the start of January, Mary Lavelle officially stepped into the position of general manager at the Cortes Natural Food Co-op.

The job had been vacant since last March, with the extra duties divided between two senior staff, Meg MacDonald and Carly Mersereau, who acted as interim store manager and interim deli manager, respectively.

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