The sweeping changes to the labour market in Canada over the past 20 years is sparking an unprecedented use of food banks. Heather Kirby, general manager of Kawartha Lakes Food Source says, “The road to the door of a food bank is as different as there are stars in the sky. Housing, child care and transportation are expenses that must be a priority which moves food to the bottom of the list. These choices are nearly impossible to make.”
Brianna Callaghan travelled all the way from her home on Manitoulin Island to build her education profile.
She first worked on her undergraduate degree at Trent University, and then decided to get one of Fleming College’s premier diplomas in environmental technology, at Frost Campus in Lindsay.
It’s 8:40 am on the coldest day of fall so far this year. There should be scores of students entering Fleming College’s Frost Campus in Lindsay for classes.
Instead, a thin picket line of resolve has formed across the campus driveway and 2,000 students in Lindsay have been left out of class in a battle about job quality for college instructors. Keep Reading