Grocery bills going up

Get ready to dig deeper to buy food next year.

Researchers at Dalhousie University expect food prices will rise between 3% and 5%, about $420 for the average family. Meat, vegetables and seafood are expected to have the biggest increases with restaurant costs also expected to jump by 2% to 4%.

The study suggests two of the biggest factors for the hikes are the lower value of the loony and policies of Donald Trump, including the possible deportation of illegal, seasonal farm workers in the U-S.