Alarm Raised Over Food Prices In Remote Areas

Monday, February 09, 2009 at 14:42



The CEO for the Saskatchewan chapter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation says the government should directly subsidize the cost of healthy food in isolated communities.


Lucy Fuller says the foundation has found that healthy foods get more expensive the further north you go, and they’re also difficult to find on some reserves in other parts of the province.


But Fuller says the foundation’s researchers were able to locate pop, chips and cookies in every location they went.


The cost of a four-litre jug of milk in Fond du Lac is $15.49 today, while the same jug costs $4.69 in Prince Albert.