CCWG DIRECTOR ELECTIONS 2020

Written by CCWG Thursday, May 21, 2020

CCWG DIRECTOR ELECTIONS

The following Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited directors’ term of office will expire in 2020. Any shareholder interested in a director position is required to file a nomination ballot supported by three shareholders from the provincial sub district in which they reside, at least 60 days prior to the provincial shareholders meeting. Copies of our corporate bylaws, nomination ballots and shareholder lists are available upon request from the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited, Box 130, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 3P3. All nomination ballots must be received at Head Office by June 30, 2020.

L'ÉLECTION DES DIRECTEURS

La durée du mandat des directeurs de la Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited, notée ci-dessous, prendra fin en 2020. Tout actionnaire intéressé par un poste de direction est tenu de déposer un bulletin de mise en candidature soutenu par trois actionnaires du sous-district provincial dans lequel il réside, au moins 60 jours avant l'assemblée générale provinciale. Des copies de nos statuts sociaux et des...

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102nd Annual General Meeting

Written by CCWG Tuesday, May 19, 2020

2020

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING / AVIS DE L'ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE ANNUELLE

102nd Annual General Meeting of the  / la 102e l'assemblée générale annuelle de
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited 

The CCWG Board of Directors have made the difficult decision to cancel the physical AGM that was previously planned to take place on October 17, 2020 in Prince George, BC.

As an alternative the AGM will now be presented in a virtual format via Zoom.
Full details to be advised at a later date.

 

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Covid-19 Wool Market Update

Written by CCWG Monday, April 27, 2020

COVID-19 WOOL MARKET UPDATE

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major negative impact on the global wool market which has virtually come to a standstill. Numerous mills around the world are closed along with others involved in the wool supply chain. Most of the major wool producing countries with the exception of Australia have recently suspended wool auctions as steps are being taken to flatten the curve and control the virus on a worldwide basis. Global demand for raw wool was weak before Covid-19 restrictions were imposed for travel, social, and commerce. As a result wool trading conditions have continued to deteriorate or are non existent at the present time due to the high level of uncertainty that exists in the marketplace.

At CCWG we are still accepting wool at our branch and wool depot locations. Producers are encouraged to call ahead to book a wool delivery appointment. The Carleton Place wool grading facility continues to operate so that graded wool is ready for shipment when there is an opportunity to sell.  Wool will be accepted on a consignment basis only until further notice.  Initial...


CCWG & Coronavirus

Written by CCWG Thursday, March 19, 2020

CCWG and Coronavirus - update 

Dear Family, Friends, Loyal Customers and Staff,

We all know too well the effects that Covid-19 (Coronavirus) has had on 
our communities across the country and around the world. We have been closely monitoring statements from the national and provincial Chief Medical Officers and other Government officials and conducting our business operations accordingly.
 
Our company has already implemented significant steps to minimize the health and safety risks to both our staff, customers whilst still servicing customers. We have invoked social distancing policies as well as increased cleaning and sanitization of our facilities and equipment. We have also made available easy access to hygiene products at all of our locations.  
 
Customer access to our retail stores will be restricted. The Real Wool Shop will be closed effective immediately until further notice, but some staff will be retained to process phone and online orders. Phone orders can also be picked up at the branch locations. Online orders will continue to be shipped as per our...
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'Made to last': More than 100 years old, Canadian wool company thrives in changing knitting market

Written by Heather Barrett - CBC Tuesday, February 18, 2020

'Made to last': More than 100 years old, Canadian wool company thrives in changing knitting market

Briggs & Little survives by keeping its yarn and its business old school, natural and on a small scale

Heather Barrett · Posted: Feb 14, 2020 4:14 PM ET | Last Updated: February 14 
 
Mike Little, the fourth-generation owner-operator of Briggs & Little, with his sons John and C.J., who work on the factory floor.
From left to right: Mike Little, the fourth-generation owner-operator of Briggs & Little, with his sons John and C.J., who work on the factory floor. (Heather Barrett/CBC)
 
Briggs & Little's knitting yarn is a bit scratchy and has a faint whiff of its barnyard origins. 
 
But in today's...
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Canadian Sheep Identification Program Fees Increasing Today

Written by CSF Monday, February 3, 2020

Canadian Sheep Identification Program Fees Increasing Today 

 
For Immediate Release
Ottawa, ON (February 3, 2020) – Effective today, Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP) approved Shearwell tags are subject to program fee increases originally noted in the January 4, 2019, press release.  The earlier release noted that fee increases resulting from the ratification of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) and Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) would “take place over the course of the next two years, varying by tag type according to the terms of the agreement and as tag inventories are replenished”.
 
The most recent fee increase will affect Shearwell tags at retail outlets starting today, raising the base price of ASET Single tags by $0.10/tag and ASET Double tags by $0.10/pair.