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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