Travel concerns saw the World Council of Credit Unions (Woccu) cancel its Young Professional Exchange and Global Youth Summit, scheduled for the UK on 9-15 March. The Association of British Credit Unions (Abcul), which helped to organise the event, is proceeding with a modified programme for credit union professionals who have elected to still participate.
Meanwhile in Canada, outdoor equipment supplier Mountain Equipment Co-op has put a key a feature on hold at its new flagship store in Vancouver’s Olympic Village.
The state of the art, 33,000 sq ft, two-level store includes a climbing wall but this has been closed to the public.
“We’re just being extra safe here,” said spokesperson Andrew Sutherland said. “It’s a precautionary step. We’re thinking about the health of members and our staff.”