Canada 150

Harvey Chartrand

Editor Emeritus

Harvey F. Chartrand is a features writer at Ottawa Life Magazine. Harvey’s stories have appeared in numerous publications including Cinema Retro, Filmfax, the National Post, the Jerusalem Post, and The Globe and Mail. Harvey is a true movie-enthusiast and has interviewed several film celebrities.
of 10

A 28-Year Partnership Lights the Way

A 28-Year Partnership Lights the Way

The First annual United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Canada) Day was launched by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) on December 2, 2013 to highlight the incredible 28-yearlong fundraising partnership between the two organizations. UFCW Canada is the country’s leading and most [...]

Read full story

Canada-Kazakhstan Bilateral Relations Flourish

Kazakhstan and Canada established diplomatic relations in 1992. The 20th anniversary of this historic event saw a significant strengthening of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in 2012, through highlevel exchanges, inter-parliamentary contacts and enhanced trade and economic ties. Bilateral [...]

Read full story

Accreditation Canada: Highlights from the 2012 Annual Report

Accreditation Canada: Highlights from the 2012 Annual Report

In 2012, Accreditation Canada's many collaborations with healthcare organizations included the development of a comprehensive report on medication reconciliation and efforts to improve patient and staff safety. Since 2005, Accreditation Canada has worked with many partner organizations and stakeholders [...]

Read full story

Canada Health Infoway: Better Health Through Digital Technology

Canada Health Infoway: Better Health Through Digital Technology

Better Health Together through new technology. That’s what it’s all about. An important trend in health care these days is patient-centred care and convenience. The idea is that in a world driven by technological innovation, patients should be able to securely access their full medical records online. [...]

Read full story

Pulitzer Prize Finalist Detroit by Lisa D’amour

Pulitzer Prize Finalist Detroit  by Lisa D’amour

In a "first ring" suburb outside a midsize American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who’ve moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control, shattering the fragile hold that newly unemployed Ben and burgeoning alcoholic [...]

Read full story

Ottawa to Ring in the New Year Scottish Style

Ottawa to Ring in the New Year Scottish Style

The people of Ottawa will have another chance to get their Celt on this New Year’s Eve. After the success of last year’s first-ever Scottish Hogmanay at Ottawa City Hall, the Scottish Society of Ottawa has announced it will host another free downtown party on December 31, presented by TD. This year’s [...]

Read full story

Ottawa student from Kevin O'Leary's alma mater wins "Future Dragon Fund"

Ottawa student from Kevin O'Leary's alma mater wins "Future Dragon Fund"

Wanted to share a bit of fun DRAGONS' DEN news with you. The most recent winner of the Future Dragon Fund Contest is 17-year-old student Grace Noël of Ottawa. Coincidentally, the grade 12 student is currently attending Nepean High School – Kevin O'Leary's alma mater!  The Future Dragon Fund Contest [...]

Read full story

Yasir Naqvi: Let's Get This Done!

Yasir Naqvi: Let's Get This Done!

An interview with the Liberal MPP for Ottawa Centre and Ontario Minister of Labour A first generation Canadian, Naqvi arrived in Canada in 1988 after the Pakistani government imprisoned his father for leading a pro-democracy march. Naqvi was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in October [...]

Read full story

Kathleen Battle to perform in Ottawa for a very special Christmas concert

Kathleen Battle to perform in Ottawa for a very special Christmas concert

Soprano Kathleen Battle one of the supreme musicians of our time will be performing in Ottawa on Saturday, December 21st with the Chamber Players of Canada as part of their annual Christmas concert. All proceeds from the Christmas with Kathleen Battle concert will be contributed to the Children's Hospital [...]

Read full story

Canadian Athletes and a Look at Canada's 2014 Olympic Men's hockey team

Canadian Athletes and a Look at Canada's 2014 Olympic Men's hockey team

I can't wait for Men's Olympic Hockey to start. Will there be another Crosby dream moment or will the Russians take it this year? Canadians look forward to the Olympics to watch many winter sports but in the end the juggernaut is the Olympic Men's hockey team and the most anticipated games are men's [...]

Read full story
of 10