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Watching television in Regina in the early 1970s meant a choice of three channels, and the signal quality depended on how you oriented your antenna. The number of available channels more than tripled in 1978 when Regina Cablevision Co-operative began broadcasting. Regina Cablevision Co-operative became Access Communications Co-operative in 2000.

Read more about the history of the “little co-op that could” which has grown to become one of Saskatchewan’s largest telecommunications companies.

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Thursday, 21 October 2021 22:02

7 Ways to Spot a Co-op Member

*GUEST POST* by Heather Hale.

This past Monday evening I had the honour of hosting the Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Awards ceremony. These awards highlight the amazing contributions that people involved in co-operatives and credit unions make to our province. It was a delight to celebrate the accomplishments of the recipients in the company of friends and colleagues. It also gave me an opportunity to “talk co-ops” which has been sorely lacking in my world over the last while.

So, to wrap up Co-op Week, here is my top seven list of “ways to spot a co-op member.”

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Saskatchewan is home to more than 850 co-operatives and credit unions operating in 24 sectors of the economy. Here is the third spotlight on one of our province’s diverse, community-focused co-op businesses.

 

When COVID-19 struck, La Ronge Child Care Co-operative (LRCCC) swiftly moved into action. While schools and other services were shutting down in the early days of the pandemic, the co-operative remained open and prioritized its child care spaces for workers in healthcare, policing and other essential services so they could continue to do their jobs.

What are their plans to grow, and whittle down a waiting list almost six pages long? Read on...

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Saskatchewan is home to more than 850 co-operatives and credit unions operating in 24 sectors of the economy. Here is the first spotlight on one of our province’s diverse, community-focused co-op businesses.

Did you know that Saskatchewan has a prehistoric "art gallery" almost in our own backyard? St. Victor Petroglyphs Provincial Historic Park is home to more than 360 petroglyphs (carvings). While the site is owned by Saskatchewan Parks, a co-operative is responsible for education, research and awareness building. 

Read on to learn more about the Friends of St. Victor Co-operative Ltd., how you can visit the site, and the best times to view the petroglyphs.

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