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GRUp AGM is set for April 25, 2013

i Apr 9th No Comments by

We are happy to extend the invitation to all current members of Grass Roots Up Co-operative Ltd. as well as interested individuals.

Our AGM will be hosted at the Sunrise Merchantile, Tatamagouche, NS

Doors open at 7pm and the meeting will begin at 7:30pm


  • Welcome all New Members
  • Q & A
  • Update on GRUp’s Progress
  • Nominations and Elections of Directors
  • Sister/Brother Co-ops

We hope to see you there.  Nominations for directors will be accepted from the floor but we encourage you to please send these in advance to info@grassrootsupcoop.ca

Your board of Directors

Equity Tax Credit approved* for new investment in GRUp

i Feb 15th No Comments by

“Your Equity Tax Credit application has been approved. Attached is a copy of your Certificate of Registration. The original will be mailed.”   This was recently received in an email from Philip Hatheway, Policy Analyst,Taxation and Fiscal Policy, Nova Scotia Department of Finance.

Proceeds of this  Equity Tax Credit-ETC approved share offering of Grass Roots Up Co-Operative Limited  are to be used to purchase
a “maintained productive interest in a herd of grazing cattle” – the  “herd share”.

It is important to note
(1) Only NEW SHARE purchases by eligible investors qualify for the 35% tax credit . (Generally eligibility for rebate is  NS income tax filers, 19 and over who have paid income taxes in the last 3 years or will this year or the next 7years)
(2) The sole reason for investment must not be to get a tax rebate…if you qualify ETC  is a beneficial incentive.
(3) If share purchases ($1/share) are made before the first of March 2013 the NS Dept. of Finance mails out tax receipts for use with 2012 income tax filings.
Receipts for share purchases after that will be sent out for the 2013 tax year. 
(4) Please see the Department of Finance web site for full explanations. 
(5) and confirm with your tax advisor on 
    (a) whether you qualify 
    (b) comparison to charitable donations and 
    (c) the differences between  ETCs and other investments such as CEDIFs (we are not a CEDIF).

For details on membership and subscription please read the information about how to Join Us.

ETC Certification document for reference.

Food Miles for the family

i Jan 19th No Comments by

A great read from David Suzuki on how your family can learn about where food comes from.


Nourishing Our Children

i Jan 19th No Comments by

This is the best I have seen yet, the link is provided so as not to infringe on copy rights. Read the explanations too!!!