• U.S. Steel announces shutdown

    Coke ovens will remain in operation; only non-union jobs affected. Hopes that Hamilton’s U.S. Steel blast furnaces will fire up again have burned out, along with more than a century of steel production at the plant. The announcement Tuesday that U.S. Steel will permanently cease making iron and steel in Hamilton has been feared since […]

  • Christmas is coming

    Halloween is still a week away, but food banks are already preparing for the holiday hamper season. While Hamilton Community News and its advertisers are partnering with Hamilton Food Share for a month-long food drive to assist families in need, Food Share and its member agencies are also gearing up to help those in need […]

  • Need is quite deep within the community

    Food bank demand is up 10 per cent over pre-recession rates. March is typically “the hunger snapshot” month for Hamilton Food Share, and this year’s version wasn’t a pretty picture, even if numbers were down slightly from 2012. A total of 7,420 families relied on food banks in March, 500 of them for the first […]