• 2013 Food bank use persists in Ontario, report finds

    Ontario food bank use is down this year, but still above pre-recession levels, according to latest report. About 45 per cent of Canadians who rely on food banks live in Ontario, according to a new report being released Monday. And one-third of the 375,000 Ontarians who use a food bank every month are under age […]

  • Commentary: What is it we are waiting for?

    Social justice — a miracle for those in poverty — requires government and employers to act. I’m not big on waiting. I know people who are waiting for a miracle and I don’t even have the patience to wait for a bus. I busy myself until the very last minute and then dash out the […]

  • Holiday train coming this weekend

    Not far from Ottawa Street, people are getting ready to welcome the CP Holiday Train. It’s coming to Hamilton as part of its 15th anniversary celebration. The train will pull into Lawrence Road at around 4pm Saturday just across the street from Gage Park. Live music begins at 5, and includes performances by Canadian Music […]