Entries by Julia Cedar

Community Giving: Organization of the Month

Slocan River Streamkeepers is a non-profit society working towards protection + restoration of streams and riparian zones including wetlands on the Slocan River. Their goal is to improve public knowledge on these ecosystems through education, outreach, restoration, enhancement, monitoring, and research. Their efforts so far have included: 2 fish habitat enhancement projects 2 wetland restoration […]

True Local Spotlight! Treasure Life Flour Mills

Ben + Claudia are the owners + farmers of Treasure Life Flour Mills in Creston, BC. Organically growing heirloom varieties of wheat and oats requires incredible resilience and passion, not to mention the vast investments of time and money needed to source out ancient grains across the continent. On top of that, their milling processes […]

Meet Your New Wellness Manager!

Join us in welcoming Brooke Whitman-Roberts to your Co-op team. You may recognize her from Remedy’s RX where she served our community for 3 years. Brooke has worked in the health + wellness industry for 13 years, first as a personal trainer before immersing herself into the beautiful and complex world of nutrition, herbs + […]

Meet Your New Grocery Manager!

Join us in welcoming Byron Hope to your Co-op team! With an extensive management background and a passion for our Co-op values Byron brings a wide range of skills, experience, and energy to his role as the new head of the Grocery Department. Born in Zimbabwe, Byron grew up on a farm growing + milling […]

Meet Your New Store Manager!

Join us in welcoming Kyle Wilkinson to your Co-op team. You may recognize him from his time with Save-On-Foods over the last decade. With 20 years of experience in the grocery world, Kyle brings a wide range of skills and a passion for local food and community building that fits right in with our Co-op. […]

Celebrating 47 Years as Your Co-op

Happy 47th Birthday! Your Co-op turned 47 on June 24 2022! It’s astonishing to think that it had been 47 years since a small group of friends in the valley started a buying club to be able to cooperatively purchase their food. That group has grown over the decades, as has the home and team […]

community giving: organization of the month

June 2022 Recipient Neighbours United, formerly known as The West Kootenay EcoSociety, has a long and storied history here in our community, and as a Co-op member you have been among their strongest supporters. They are a non-profit, community-driven organization that works to bring together local residents to ensure we have clean air to breathe, […]

Freshly Baked Focaccia Anyone?

The only thing better than our house-baked focaccia is our house-baked focaccia topped with delicious organic veggies + herbs! In June 2022 we are introducing your café’s new lunch time favourite, topped focaccia. Baked fresh Monday-Friday and available from noon until it’s gone. Toppings rotate each day but the goodness is consistent straight across the […]

2022 Scholarship Winners

Each Spring, we offer Scholarships to all members and children of members. 2022 brought an unbelievable pool of applicants who blew us away with their dedication to this community through their educational aspirations. This made the decision process a very challenging one, but in the end we awarded a record $5000 worth of scholarships to […]