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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.


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