• Second Stoney Creek food bank planned

    An east end community group says a new food bank serving their Hamilton area could be operating within six months. Brendan Tait, the new chair of the community group, says formal discussions will begin “as soon as possible” with St. Matthew’s House to talk about establishing a new food bank for the east end. “Six […]

  • Why are Canadians not being told the truth about disease

    Living conditions sicken and kill us faster than lifestyle choices. It is now widely known, at least among the research and public health communities, that the primary factors that shape health are not the so-called “lifestyle” factors of diet, physical activity and tobacco use, but rather the living conditions — or social determinants of health […]

  • Banner putting names to female homelessness

    Prostitution, rape, violence, murder and suicide are just a few of the things that women endure as a result of homelessness. Yet more than 1,600 are turned away from shelters every year. That’s why the YWCA has organized a campaign to draw attention to the issue — one that measures 30 feet in length. As […]