Canadian Jewish News to Close

On Friday, April 19, the board of director of the Canadian Jewish News arrived at the decision to cease publication of its print edition in two months and will publish a digital edition only.


The CJN was founded roughly 42 years ago, and has served the Jewish People in Canada, Isreal and in all its habitations with weekly editions in both Toronto and Montreal.


Unfortunately, the paper was experiencing difficulty with industry changes and decreased advertising. 


Chuck Nau: 'Best of the Best'

By Chuck Nau
Murray & Nau, Inc.


As a referee, I had numerous opportunities to observe some of the best of the best athletic teams. These teams typically have been coached in a highly focused, disciplined, and supportive environment. Surprisingly, even in today's quickly changing and evolving retail climate, these same principles apply to the world of sales and marketing. 


NewsClips - OCNA's Monthly Publication


Check out the latest issue of NewsClips here


This issue is jam packed with great news items from our members. Photos from our recent Spring Convention and BNC Awards Gala are showcased on multiple pages. In addition to association news, you can find articles on human resource, business and advertising.


We hope you enjoy!


Newspapers Canada INK+BEYOND Conference Registration

INK+BEYOND 2013, Canada's national newspaper conference is taking place in Ottawa on May 1-3. Take advantage of discounted pricing and register before Friday, April 5.


The full conference features numerous international speakers, educational workshops, national award recognition ceremonies and networking opportunities. 


Duplicate BNC Plaque Orders

BNC Award winners interested in purchasing duplicate plaques for staff should contact Karen Shardlow at or 905-639-8720 x 232. Each additional plaque will cost $35. Please have your orders in no later than Tuesday, April 30.

Better Newspaper Competition Photos

BNC Award Winner Photos are now available online under the Members section of our web site. Please note: you must be logged in as a member to access them.


They can be found under the 'Better Newspaper Awards' tab in the 2013 BNC folder. 


Thanks to everyone who attended our Spring Convention on Friday March 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan. 


Congratulations to all the winners of the BNC Awards. 


Better Newspaper Competition Results

OCNA is proud to recognize the outstanding quality of work produced each week by our member newspapers and showcase it to readers and advertisers.

Listed below are the winners of the Better Newspaper Competition as announced during the BNC Awards Gala on Friday March 22, 2013. 


Check out the BNC Results Book at  

Sudbury Northern Life Streaming Live Video News

Sudbury Northern Life is covering LIVE NEWS as it happens with video coverage on their web site.


It's now Wednesday afternoon and there's a major fire in town. 


Registered Users receive notification of breaking news and can see it immediately. 


Visit to see it in action.


Release of Digital Media Study

The Digital Media Study report, was conducted and prepared by Borrell Associates on behalf of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association. This report contains useful information for all community newspaper publishers.


Andrew Martin, who coordinated the study, will be making a presentation on the results at the OCNA Spring Convention on Friday March 22, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vaughan. 


2012 Junior Citizen Award Recipients Recognized


On Friday March 8, twelve outstanding youth were recognized in front of family and friends for their community involvements at the 32nd annual  Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awarrds ceremony held at Queen's Park in Toronto. During the ceremony, each recipient was presented with their award from the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. 


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