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.
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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Federal Employees And Retirees Raise $20.1 Million To Date To Support Their Communities

Federal Employees And Retirees Raise $20.1 Million To Date To Support Their Communities

On November 28 at the Canadian Museum of Nature, hundreds of federal employees and retirees celebrated the success to date of this year’s Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC), which raised $20.1 million in the National Capital Region. Thanks to these generous contributions, thousands [...]

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Kazakhstan: at the forefront of nuclear non-proliferation and peaceful uses of nuclear energy

Kazakhstan: at the forefront of nuclear non-proliferation and peaceful uses of nuclear energy

In our continuing series on Canada-Kazakhstan relations, we look at Kazakhstan’s expanding uranium mining sector and its position in the vanguard of middle-power countries supporting nuclear non-proliferation. The decision of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev in 1991 to eliminate the nuclear [...]

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An Exhibition of Photography by Asif Rehman

An Exhibition of Photography by Asif Rehman

Asif Rehman’s photography reveals that the label “Canadian Muslim” at best defines only a part of a person’s identity, and seeks to break down stereotypes held by Muslims and non-Muslims about what it means to be a Canadian Muslim. "In spite of differences that exist between [...]

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