• Canadians using food banks remains near record highs

    The number of Canadians using food banks has fallen off slightly but still remains near record highs almost four years after the end of the economic recession. The annual study, conducted by Food Banks Canada, shows that during one snapshot month earlier this year, more than 833-thousand people relied on food handouts compared to 872-thousand […]

  • 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 […]