• Forgotten homeless are our national shame

    Addiction and mental illness lead to lives of quiet desperation. The sun was out in full force when I pulled up to the Wesley Centre on Ferguson North last Saturday morning. The usual crowd had gathered, mostly dishevelled men in raggedy clothes, mostly smoking. A young woman stood to the side, rocking from one foot […]

  • Food drive nets 75,000 pounds

    On a cold wintery day, 89-year-old Hamiltonian David Watts stood at his accustomed spot helping to deliver the hundreds of pounds of food donations into St. Johnʼs Parish Hall. He has been helping out the Ancaster Food Drive for 22 years, since the event began, and he isnʼt stopping now. “I have been doing it […]

  • Challenges for Canadians with disability persist, including high poverty rates

    OTTAWA — Canadians with disabilities face ongoing challenges to their well-being, including barriers to language and communication, learning and training, and safety and security, says a new report. Four years after the federal government ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Canada released its first report on Tuesday into how […]