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Transition Planning for Farmers: Third-Party Facilitators Case Study

Transition Planning 3rd Party Case Study

Last updated: Apr. 14, 2022 
This case-study is a follow-up to the Transition Planning for Farmers: Third-Party Facilitators article. Multi-generational seed farm, value-added business transition a smooth process thanks to trained facilitator When Tom Greaves’s father-in-law, Calvin Pitura, first approached him with a job offer for a management position at Pitura Seed Service, Tom came back … Read more

Federal Budget Report 2022

Federal Budget Report 2022

Last updated: Apr. 12, 2022 
On April 7, 2022, Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland, tabled the federal 2022-23 budget. Budget 2022 entitled “A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable” focuses on three pillars: The Canadian People Budget 2022 outlines several actions aimed at stabilizing Canada’s turbulent housing market, … Read more

How to protect yourself against fake CRA scams and fraud

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Last updated: Apr. 11, 2022 
It seems we hear about victims of fake Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scams daily. Unfortunately, there are bad actors that take advantage of stressed out people (especially at tax time) who may not immediately recognize that they’re being scammed. In fact, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has reported that this year alone … Read more

Member Spotlight: Retina Recovery

Steve and Tracy Crewson Retina Recovery

Last updated: Apr. 10, 2022 
Meet Steve Crewson, retina surgery recovery coach For seven years, Steve Crewson dreamed about the possibility taking his web development ‘side business’ to the next level. In 2014, he finally took the plunge and left the security of his Canada Post job to work full-time in his own business. He had … Read more

New Brunswick Budget Report 2022

New Brunswick Budget Report 2022

Last updated: Apr. 6, 2022 
New Brunswick’s Finance and Treasury Board Minister, Ernie Steeves, delivered the province’s 2022 budget on March 22, 2022. This budget focuses on building a stronger economy and vibrant communities, while also improving health care and protecting vulnerable populations. The budget anticipates a surplus of $487.8 million for 2021-22, compared to the … Read more

Nova Scotia Budget Report 2022

Nova Scotia Budget Report 2022

Last updated: Apr. 5, 2022 
On March 29, 2022, Nova Scotia Minister of Finance and Treasury Board Allan MacMaster tabled the province’s fiscal 2022–23 budget. Nova Scotia Budget 2022, is focused on: Solutions for Healthcare: laying the foundation for mental health, improving access to primary care, and investing in long-term care Solutions for our Economy: housing, … Read more

An Introduction to Transition Planning for Farmers

Last updated: Mar. 31, 2022 
Transition planning is one item on a farmer’s to do list that often seems a little more difficult to strike a line through compared to the rest. No matter what the farm type, size or scale, the future is always calling and farmers must make a decision about it at some … Read more

Saskatchewan Budget Report 2022

2022 SK Budget Report

Last updated: Mar. 31, 2022 
Last week Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer tabled the province’s fiscal 2022-23 budget. Budget 2022 focuses on supporting the people of Saskatchewan by investing in healthcare, education, and childcare; building a strong Saskatchewan through investments in capital projects; and growing a strong economy. The government is forecasting the following deficits: $2.18 … Read more

Member Spotlight: Mid-West Refrigeration

MidWest Refrigeration Rae Scott

Last updated: Mar. 24, 2022 
Creating work-life balance while running a small business For refrigeration technician Rae Scott, starting a small business wasn’t about striking it rich, it was about making a decent living on his own terms, and creating that same opportunity for his employees. “It’s more the pride of ownership,” says Rae, owner of … Read more