Grocery prices still high

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By Lauren Strapagiel

Things may be improving but be prepared to continue shelling out for pricey groceries.

Food prices were up by four per cent this August compared to last year, according to a report released by Statistics Canada on Thursday, Sept. 17.

Food prices were even worse earlier this summer with a 5.5 per cent increase in June and a five per cent increase in July over last year.

Second-year theatre production students Jenny Nikolova and Nirmala Jaboonana don’t seem to be bothered, and stopped by Metro to pick up lunch on Monday.

“It’s still cheaper than getting fast food,” said Nikolova, “that’s why we came here.”

Although prices are up, the trend appears to be downwards, so relief may be on the way.

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