• All aboard for Great Big Sea, Natalie MacMaster

    The CP holiday train will be rolling into Hamilton Saturday night, bringing free East Coast entertainment for all the good boys and girls. The train — a beloved 15-year tradition for families across the country — will pull in to Lawrence Road (opposite Gage Park) around 4 p.m. Saturday with live music beginning at 5 […]

  • Need for food is doubled in Hamilton during holiday season

    The need for food from Hamilton food banks doubles during the holiday season and the charities are gearing up to meet that demand. “There’s a huge spike,” said Joanne Santucci, executive director of Hamilton Food Share. “Usually there are around 17,000 people that cross the threshold to a food bank every month and when it […]

  • Federal budget surpluses should go to fight poverty

    OTTAWA – Ottawa should funnel predicted multi-billion-dollar budget surpluses into helping Canadians who are struggling to make ends meet, an anti-poverty coalition said in a report released Tuesday. Campaign 2000 said while there has been a slight drop in the country’s child poverty rate since the 2008-2009 recession, 967,000 children and their families are still […]