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October 2, 2005 - CIBC Run for the Cure 2005
CIBC Run for the Cure 2005
Team ran their butts off this year, raising money for CICB's Run for The Cure. Three cheers for all who participated - Heather, Jen, Jason, Trevor, Martha, Holly, Kristina, Dave, Kevin, Nora, and Steve! We all had a great time! More photos are available here.

March 2, 2005 - Max Keeping Bowlathon 2005
Max Keeping Bowlathon 2005 "GutterJacks" Team raised money for The Max Keeping Foundation and bowled their asses off. Thanks to everyone who participated and raised money!


Feb 10, 2005 - Submission to CBC
CBC LOGO Well, we just HAD to submit something to CBC's Stand and Deliver contest... why not, eh? Be listening to CBC Radio March 14-18 to see if our submission made it into the finals. We have our fingers crossed...

Dec 24, 2004 - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Santa We want to wish our readership and everyone else who made a success story in 2004 a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Please join us for another satirical-filled year in 2005!

Dec 10, 2004 - The Hammer Raises over $1000 for the Shepards of Good Hope
The Hammer was able to raise over $1000 for the Shepards of Good Hope, which in turn provides over 500 Christmas dinners for Ottawa's homeless.
Thanks to Matthew Firth, Tim's Myth, Zapods and everyone who contributed to the cause!

Nov 25, 2004 - The Hammer Christmas Extravaganza! A benefit for the homeless
Our brother Kevin got us together to raise money for the Shepards of Good Hope - lets pay for Christmas dinner for Ottawa's homeless.

Oct 3, 2004 - Run for the Cure - $800 Raised!
Run for the Cure 2004 The Hammer Team got off their asses and ran in the 2004 CIBC Run for the Cure.

We raised over $800 for breast cancer research. Thanks to everyone who joined up to run and all those who donated to the cause!!

June 10, 2004 - Judging Bartenders
CheersOne of the McGraw brothers will be judging a Dr. McGillicuddy's "Are You What The Doctor Ordered?" bartender competition at The Great Canadian Cabin in Ottawa. Visit our friends at for information and photos.

May 31, 2004 - The Hammer News Network Broadcasts on CKCU FM
CKCUAfter meeting Alanna MacDougall (CKCU Monday Special Blend) at a party and enjoying several bottles of tequila, Alanna was happy to start playing HNN segments on Monday mornings on CKCU. Thanks Alanna!!!

April 4, 2004 - New Javascript Headline Service
We have just added a new service to help you stay on top of the latest headlines at The Hammer. Check out the Javascript News Headline script that you can plug into your website in a matter of seconds.

February 20, 2004 - Satire Publishing Lecture
Buford getting the crows goingBuford and Dave McGraw have been visiting "Encounters with Canada" giving prospective journalism students a fresh perspective on media streams.

October 2st, 2003
Buford McGraw talks with Jim Richards on CFRB Newtalk Toronto this Friday night. Tune in!

June 6th, 2003 - team raises over $1200 for Christie Lake Camp for Kids
The Hammer's Great Canadian RowersThe Hammer participated in The 8th Annual Enbridge Canoe for Kids and raised money to send underprivileged kids to camp. Here are some photos!

May 3rd, 2003
Listen to the CBC interview here
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May 2nd, 2003, 12:30pm CBC One
**UPDATED** Tune into CBC's Ontario Today with Dave Stephens as we discuss The Hammer, airing Friday May 2nd at 12:30pm
Listen Live, either on CBC one or through there web site.

April 3rd, 2003
Check out this Saturday's Globe and Mail(April 5th,2003) for comments from The Hammer on war satire.

March 4th, 2003
Buford and David are giving a lecture on Saticial Jounalism at Encounters with Canada on March 12th.

December 8th, 2002
The Micro edition of The Hammer ( has been re-built and works pretty darn well! Pick up your cell phone or palms and start browsing.
For those with headline based websites, our headline feed is located at or
The new website has been put off until January. We've got to test all the crazy new features it has!

November 6th, 2002
"The Hammer" merchandise will be coming out for the Christmas season. Toques, shirts and Caps are on the menu so far. will be releasing a new version of the website in December...
...stay tuned for a few surprises!

February 15th, 2002
We have introduced an RDF/RSS Feed for those who would like to make use of our headlines.
The Hammer Radio is in the process of final touch-ups and mixdown... I bet you can't wait!!

January 7th, 2002
The Hammer Radio kicks off with glowing reviews... Check Out the Radio Stream

December 7th, 2001
The Micro Hammer is here - Point your wireless device to and get WAPPY! The Real News, current Story headlines and The Glebite are featured. 100% WAP, 100% Unnecessary and 100% Fun!

November 23, 2001
Check out! They were featured in SHIFT magazine on their top 20 list. Congrats on a job well done!  

November 12, 2001
The Hammer was featured as The Site of the Week at Visit their great website:

November 9, 2001
Issue 13 is released with features:

  • The Great Canadian Rotation: Upload your photo and be face-to-face with other Great Canadians
  • Reader's comments are visable on each page
  • The "Real News??" Section is born. Real news headlines with a Hammer twist.

October 29th, 2001
The Hammer was featured in The Ottawa Citizen and The Montreal Gazette.

September 9th 2001
Tim Warmington drives "The Hammer Mobile" at the Cornwall Speedways "Fireball Enduro" 100 Lap Race. Ninety-five cars started, a half-dozen crossed the finish line. See Pictures HERE

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