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 […]

Point of Order by Stéphane Groulx – Canadian’s right to consume digital content for personal use in jeopardy under bill C-11

Point of Order by Stéphane  Groulx – Canadian’s right to consume digital content for personal use in jeopardy under bill C-11

CFN –  Some people have noticed that CFN really wants to play a role in helping young people become more active in politics and find their voice. What I like to do is find politically active young people and share our platform with them.   And that’s where Stéphane  Groulx enters.  We are proud to create […]

Ottawa to Host 2013 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship – January 9, 2012

Ottawa to Host 2013 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship – January 9, 2012

CFN – The Canadian Curling Association today announced that the 2013 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship will take place March 24-31 at the RA Centre in Ottawa. The RA Centre is honoured to be chosen to host this very prestigious event for the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship, said Rick Baker, Host Committee Co-Chair and the RA Centre¹s Chief Executive Officer […]

Sigma Chi Fraternity at University of Ottawa’s TOYS 4 JOY Help Santa Bring Christmas to Kids with Cancer – November 14, 2011

Sigma Chi Fraternity at University of Ottawa’s TOYS 4 JOY Help Santa Bring Christmas to Kids with Cancer – November 14, 2011

Donate $5.00 (or more) today!   The  Story   The goal of our Toys 4 Joy fundraising campaign is to make a difference in the lives of others by enhancing the holiday experience for children and youths living with cancer. Throughout our lives thus far, we have been taught that we can choose our life path, that […]

CANADIAN EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA BEGINS IN OTTAWA – Café Ex Returns Featuring Winnipeg’s Heidi Phillips – October 28, 2011

CANADIAN EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA BEGINS IN OTTAWA –  Café Ex Returns Featuring Winnipeg’s Heidi Phillips – October 28, 2011

CFN – The Canadian Film Institute’s interactive program entitled Café Ex presents its premiere guest artist of the season, Heidi Phillips on October 28th at Club SAW. The series features Canadian experimental cinema, with filmmakers presenting their work and engaging in extensive discussions with audience members for a “pay-what-you-can” admission. Heidi Phillips sifts and searches […]

Couponing with Carine – Finding Deals From Ottawa to Cornwall! October 22, 2011

Couponing with Carine – Finding Deals From Ottawa to Cornwall! October 22, 2011

CFN –Anyone who watches reality television is well aware of the newest craze.  Move over Jackass step aside the Kardasians, because stays at home Middle American mothers are the newest reality television craze.Extreme Couponing is TLC’s newest reality show showing everyday Mom’s pilling there carts with hundred’s (and sometimes Thousands) of dollars of groceries and […]

An Anonymous Ode to Jamie Hubley and the evils of Homophobia & Bullying – October 21, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

An Anonymous Ode to Jamie Hubley and the evils of Homophobia & Bullying – October 21, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

CFN –   The following submission was submitted to us on the grounds that we would not disclose the name of its author.  Even in this day and age old fears linger.   Is this the society we truly want for ourselves and our children? . The tragic death of 15-year-old Jamie Hubley of Ottawa […]

Feast of Fields – Sunday September 11, 2011 – Canada Agriculture Museum – Ottawa Ontario

Feast of Fields – Sunday September 11, 2011 – Canada Agriculture Museum – Ottawa Ontario

Sunday, September 11, 2011 Canada Agriculture Museum (The Central Experimental Farm) Ottawa ON – Feast of Fields is an annual event during which local farmers and chefs from the greater Ottawa region team up to create an original and organic feast for the public. On Sunday, September 11, 2011 Canadian Organic Growers – Ottawa Chapter will once […]

Ontario expands Ottawa Heart Institute access to state-of-the-art cardiac care for families in the Ottawa region. August 24, 2011

Ontario expands  Ottawa Heart Institute access to state-of-the-art cardiac care for families in the Ottawa region. August 24, 2011

Ottawa ON – Premier Dalton McGuinty was at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute today to announce plans for a major expansion and renovation of the Cardiac Life Support Services. Six new cardiac intensive care unit beds, an additional operating room and other improvements will help reduce wait times and ensure more people have access to the services they need […]

Systematic Discrimination: What It’s Like Living With A Medical Marijuana License – Opinion by Russell Barth – August 2, 2011

Systematic Discrimination: What It’s Like Living With A Medical Marijuana License – Opinion by Russell Barth – August 2, 2011

Ottawa ON – I would rather have one than not, but living with a Medical Marijuana License from Health Canada has been a bit of a nightmare. For my wife and I, it has been a stressful and humiliating experience on more than one occasion. The fact that we have to carry “Special Papers” with […]

The Dead Zone Concert review by Dominic Bisonette – July 20, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

The Dead Zone Concert review by Dominic Bisonette – July 20, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – On june 24th I found myself at Babylon’s in Ottawa waiting for a band to walk on stage. At approximately 9:25pm when The Dead Zone was done their first song, I had fallen in love with punk again.   The 2 opening bands, Black Market Candy and Fore Stroke warmed up the waiting […]