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Regional Contact

Visit the archives to watch videos from previous seasons of Regional Contact where Joel showcases more remarkable talents and personalities of people in and around the Ottawa region. 

Meet Joel Haslam

Joel is the longtime host and producer of Regional Contact on CTV News Ottawa, a segment which champions the stories of everyday people engaged in extraordinary and inspiring adventures.

Award Winning Journalism

RTDNA 2022 - Regional: Excellence in Sports Reporting

'Her Reasons to Fight' - She's a fierce and fearless mixed martial artist. Jo Maisonneuve's most recent opponent is cancer, and she's determined to knock it out of her life. 

RTDNA 2020 - International: Excellence in video

'Tomahawk Town' - The World Knife and Tomahawk throwing championships take place in the Ottawa Valley. CTV’s Joel Haslam is in Micksburg for the fun.

RTDNA 2018 - National: Excellence in Video

‘Aboard the Orion' - A vintage steamboat honours the memory of 4 fallen RCMP officers, while easing the pain of a former Mountie living with PTSD.

RTDNA 2017 - National: Dave Rogers award for Best Short Feature

The 'Next Picasso' - Meet the 12-year-old painter from Kingston, Ont. making waves in the art world.


CTV News Ottawa Top Stories

Trudeau nominates Ontario judge Michelle O'Bonsawin to Supreme Court

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nominated Ontario judge Michelle O’Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada on Friday. She is the first Indigenous person to be tapped to sit on Canada's top court and the appointment is being celebrated as filling an important role at the highest level of the country's justice system.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated Ontario judge Michelle O’Bonsawin to the Supreme Court of Canada. (Credit: University of Ottawa)