OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL – JUNKYARD WINS BEST SHORT, ARRUGAS SELECTED BEST FEATURE

OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL – JUNKYARD WINS BEST SHORT, ARRUGAS SELECTED BEST FEATURE

CFN – The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) came to an end Sunday, with closing ceremonies held at the National Arts Centre. Organizers announced the winners of the official competition during the ceremonies. This year’s event, held September 19th-23rd, was a tremendous success with packed screenings, sold out workshops, high profile networking events such at the Television […]

Letter to the Editor – Liz Craik Not Happy with Ottawa Decision to Move Lily & her Kits – BEAVER

Letter to the Editor – Liz Craik Not Happy with Ottawa Decision to Move Lily & her Kits – BEAVER

Dear Editor,   Mayor Jim Watson, the City of Ottawa and the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) decided last week to ‘relocate’ Lily and her two kits, the beavers who had been residing at the Paul Lindsay Park Pond since last summer. This ‘relocation’ seems somewhat suspicious due to the clandestine nature of how it […]

Wild Life Demonstration to be Held in Ottawa After Resignation After Wildlife Strategy Plan Rejected – FRIDAY September 14, 2012

Wild Life Demonstration to be Held in Ottawa After Resignation After Wildlife Strategy Plan Rejected – FRIDAY September 14, 2012

  CFN – Wildlife organizations, appointed to help develop a Wildlife Strategy for Ottawa, have resigned in frustration, requesting that their organizations’ names be removed from any final document produced by the city.   Donna DuBreuil, president of the Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre (OCWC) said   “we regret having to make this decision because we were instrumental […]

Ottawa Couple You Tube Video on Epileptic Seizure Education Passes Million View Mark – by Russell Barth

Ottawa Couple You Tube Video on Epileptic Seizure Education Passes Million View Mark – by Russell Barth

CFN – In January of 2007, my wife Christine Lowe and I posted a video on Youtube of Christine having an epileptic seizure. We’d searched Youtube with the words “epilepsy”, “seizure”, “seize”, and so on, and found little of any real worth. Kids faking them for a laugh, flickering cartoons that can cause them, or […]

Did the Harper Government Order Plane Pulled Down Over Ottawa Because of Stephen Harper Hates Us Banner?

Did the Harper Government Order Plane Pulled Down Over Ottawa Because of Stephen Harper Hates Us Banner?

CFN – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) pulled a plane hired by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) back down to Rockcliffe Airport due to its political message on Saturday 1 September. The PSAC had hired a plane (image attached) to fly over Ottawa and Gatineau with a trailing banner which read, in French,   “StephenHarperNousDéteste.ca”, (Stephen Harper […]

Letter to the Editor Our national emblem, the beaver, not worth a dam in Ottawa! by Anita Utas

Letter to the Editor  Our national emblem, the beaver, not worth a dam in Ottawa! by Anita Utas

CFN – On Friday, June 29th, City of Ottawa workers destroyed the home of the two famous Stittsville beaver, Lily and Lucky. These are the same beaver that Mayor Watson, after a huge public outcry last year, saved from being being trapped and killed. That the City destroyed their home on the day leading up to […]

Karin Walkey Interviews Katie Gibbs at Death of Evidence Anti-Harper Government Rally on Parliament Hill

Karin Walkey Interviews Katie Gibbs at Death of Evidence Anti-Harper Government Rally on Parliament Hill

CFN – Katie Gibbs, the young PHD biology student from Ottawa University, is part of the dynamic tour de force behind the July 10, Death of Evidence Rally on Parliament Hill. Thousands of scientists and science supporters rallied to the cry to support science, evidence and our natural world, forming a long funeral march to […]

GIRL’S NIGHT OUT at the Zen Kitchen in Ottawa Ontario with Karin Walkey July 3, 2012

GIRL’S NIGHT OUT  at the Zen Kitchen in Ottawa Ontario with Karin Walkey July 3, 2012

CFN – My friend Eric Brunet, a professional firefighter. Together we visited and share our impressions of the Zen Kitchen at 634 Sommerset West, in Ottawa. Their hours of operation are: Dinner Tues-Sun from 5pm. Lunch Thurs and Fri 11:30-2pm. Saturday and Sunday brunch 10:00-2pm. THEME: Romantic Evening A balmy, hot summer Friday night – […]

June 21st 2012 Comedy Fundraiser for Mike MacDonald – HD VIDEO INTERVIEW

June 21st 2012 Comedy Fundraiser for Mike MacDonald – HD VIDEO INTERVIEW

CFN – The comic world is very special.  There’s a Brotherhood (and Sisterhood) and comics across Canada are pulling together to help Canadian Comic Mike MacDonald who’s struggling with Hepatitis C. Mike himself is hoping to be at 292 Elgin in Ottawa, but Comics across Canada will be performing to help raise funds for his […]

420 on Parliament Hill Sets Attendance Record by Russell Barth – April 20, 2012

420 on Parliament Hill Sets Attendance Record  by Russell Barth – April 20, 2012

CFN -As Ottawa’s (arguably) most publicly-known marijuana activist, I have been consistently embarrassed in the eyes of my fellow activists – both nationally and internationally – by Ottawa stoners’ propensity for splitting the 420 crowds into two. Year after year, half the participants were going to Parliament Hill, and half were going to nearby Major’s Hill […]

Soles4Souls Month in Ottawa Ontario – April 1st 2012 through April 30th 2012

Dymon Self Storage and Local Heroes are proud to announce a partnership with Soles4Souls Canada, the Canadian shoe charity. . From April 1st through April 30thDymon Self Storage, Local Heroesandparticipating sponsors across OTTAWA will be collecting gently worn shoes as part of our goal to collect 200,000 pairs of shoes in the month of April. This is in support of […]

Multicultural Night at Kailash Mital Theatre in Ottawa – March 2, 2012

Multicultural Night at Kailash Mital Theatre in Ottawa – March 2, 2012

CFN  – Multicultural Night by Malaysians at Carleton will be held at Kailash Mital Theatre on this Friday March 2nd from 7PM. . Muthamil Kala Mandram is very proud to be selected to represent our Century Old and Culturally Rich Tamil Heritage at the event, representing Tamil Language, Culture and Arts.  . We will be showcasing, two […]

Point of Order by Stéphane Groulx – Salvation Army Workers Under Paid? Striking Workers think so. February 16, 2012

Point of Order by Stéphane Groulx – Salvation Army Workers Under Paid? Striking Workers think so.  February 16, 2012

CFN – To some, the faith-based institution known as the Salvation Army of Canada is a provider of good food and a warm bed. They make available essential services to the most vulnerable in our communities. A little known fact about the Salvation Army is that it is actually the largest non-governmental provider of social […]

Point of Order by Stéphane Groulx – High Student Fees for College and University Lead to Classism – February 9, 2012

Point of Order by Stéphane Groulx – High Student Fees for College and University Lead to Classism – February 9, 2012

CFN–  On February 1st , students from across Canada gathered to take part in a collective protest against  the high cost of tuition fees. This protest is known as the National Student Day of Action and this year students in Ottawa and the surrounding area united on Parliament Hill; the location on which the protest […]