Founder of Mildmay Town Crier Passes Away

John Hafermehl, founder and publisher of the Mildmay Town Crier passed away on May 10 at the age of 78.


Many community members remember him fondly.  He had a big heart and a passion for the little town and community of Mildmay. 


In an article written by Laura MacDuff and published by the Hanover Post, many reminisced memories of John. 


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Newspapers Canada's Annual Snapshot on Community Newspapers

How many community newspapers were there across Canada in 2012? How many copies were circulated each week? Newspapers Canada recently updated the annual Snapshot on Community Newspapers fact sheet, providing answers to these questions.


Snapshot 2012 features data on community newspaper circulation, readership, advertising, ownership and more. It provides an overview of the industry and highlights the strength of community newspapers.


OCNA Wants to Hear From You

Keep us posted with updates at your newspaper and we will share it with over 300 community newspapers across the province through NewsClips, the monthly publication of the OCNA or on our website. 


Feel free to tell us a little bit about new employees you've hired. Has someone at your paper recently retired?  Have you recently received recognition from the industry or your community? Have you done anything different - new special features or editions? 


Pictures say a thousand words and are always welcome. 

2013 CCNA Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to OCNA members who took home some hardware after the 2013 Canadian Community Newspaper Award winners were announced during the INK+BEYOND newspaper conference in Ottawa on May 2.


Below is a list of OCNA members who received awards:

TwoGreySuits: Exactly What Does HR Do Anyway?

This article is part of the TwoGreySuits "Employee Performance Management" Series and is offered by our partner, the TwoGreySuits HR Power Centre as a service to our members.


What exactly does HR do anyway? I pose this question because I know from many years of experience it is not at all clear to many people in business. It is interesting to see as consultants to management that very often even senior managers really do not have a good grasp on what an HR Mgmt. function can/should do in a business. In many cases, less seasoned or incompetent 'HR Professionals' have given the profession a poor name by exercising their 'power' to be the 'HR Police' in a business, essentially telling managers what they can and can't do when it comes to dealings with employees.


OCNA is currently in the planning stages for Queen's Park Day which will take place on September 25, 2013. 


Publishers and General Managers will be invited to meet with MPPs, senior civil servants and fellow publishers  at Queen's Park to discuss issues concerning our industry and show the provincial government how important newspapers are as a viable source of information. 


Meetings will be arranged with MPPs throughout the day. A Publishers' Reception will take place in the afternoon. 


Independent Publishers' Retreat Coming Soon!

Due to the success and great response of the Independent Publishers' Retreat  in November at Hockley Valley Resort last year, the OCNA is in planning mode again.


Mark your calendars for June 21 - 22 and join us in Stratford. 


Independent Publishers can look forward to social and networking opportunities, informative sessions, food and fun.


Stay tuned for registration and program information.  


Adobe Announces Shift to the Cloud

Adobe recently announced its shift to the cloud with a major update to Adobe® Creative Cloud the company's flagship offering for creatives. 


Extra Awards Open for Entries

The Extra Awards, coordinated by Newspapers Canada, honour the best advertising in newspapers media: print, online, mobile, events and more.


This awards program is open to any company/person involved in the creation or running of creative. This includes creative agencies, media agencies, advertisers and newspapers (dailies and communities). 


Entries will be accepted until Friday June 28, 2013


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