Barenaked Ladies take the stage at the NAC

The Barenaked Ladies played through old classics, shared new hits, and joked around with the crowd during their show at the National Arts Centre’s (NAC) Southam Hall on Nov. 29. The band was in town for the second-last Canadian date of their Fake Nudes Tour, to promote their 15th studio album, which was released on Nov. 17. In a previous interview with The Charlatan, keyboardist Kevin Hearn said he wrote more songs for the new album than he had on any other previous Barenaked Ladies record. “There was a stage of making our records where we sort of show our cards, so to speak, and show what we’ve been working on,” he said. “I just put everything on the table […]

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Welcome to Ground Zero: fighting the opioid crisis

The trailer sits nestled against the side of the old brick building next to the Shepherds of Good Hope on 256 King Edward Ave. It will soon become the safe haven that many injection drug users will turn to once the winter rolls around. The site will be the first government sanctioned and supervised injection site in Ottawa. The trailer will remain open 24-7 in hopes to fight the opioid crisis that has been gripping the country for years.  To fight the increase in opioid related overdoses, many organizations have taken it upon themselves to offer services to injection drug users seeking help. Ottawa Inner City Health (OICH) is the group that will be running the supervised injection site on […]

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Carleton students raise awareness for violence against men

The Ottawa Men’s Refuge, supported by fourth-year sociology students attending Carleton, hosted a panel discussion about domestic and sexual violence against men on Nov. 9. The event, titled “Coming Together In Conversation,” took place at the Heron Road Community Centre.   The Ottawa Men’s Refuge is an emerging service that will eventually allow men who are victims of domestic violence to call a hotline if they are experiencing a crisis. After the hotline is created, the group hopes to have collected enough funds to create a shelter for male victims.   “I believe anyone who has experienced violence deserves support,” said Matt Schaaf, of the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women’s I can MANifest Change Program, when he addressed the […]

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Students win $5,000 at first Innovation Jam

A group of nine students won $5,000 after pitching their “Complete Compost” idea at Ottawa’s first sustainability challenge Innovation Jam, held at Carleton on Nov. 9. The event was organized by Student Energy Carleton (SEC), the first Ontario chapter of an international organization that aims to develop sustainable energy alternatives to fossil fuels and foster innovation among university students. According to Roberto Chavez, SEC president, the idea of an Innovation Jam originated from an executive trip to Mexico to attend the Student Energy Summit in June. “We saw an Innovation Jam, and we thought ‘this is the coolest thing, this is what we are about.’ So we thought that the best way to start our year was to have one […]

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