• Number of Canadians using food banks still near record levels, study says

    OTTAWA — 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 by Food Banks Canada, scheduled for release Tuesday, shows that more than 833,000 people relied on food handouts during one snapshot month earlier […]

  • 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 […]