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Anna Jonas

Head of Social Media / Features Writer

Anna is an intern at Ottawa Life Magazine. A recent graduate of Dalhousie University, she intends on pursuing a career in publishing and writes for a number of blogs and websites across Canada and the United States. Anna is most likely to be seen planning her next trip abroad or researching the best new vegan haunts in Ottawa. In her down time, she enjoys good books and impromptu dance parties.

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OIFFA Gala Celebrates Indian Cinema

OIFFA Gala Celebrates Indian Cinema

Photos by Andre Gagne With 2017 marking Canada’s 150th birthday, cultural celebrations in the capital are at an all time high. This year is all about supporting the arts and recognizing diverse perspectives, creating a perfect backdrop for the launch of the Ottawa Indian Film Festival. [...]

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Matt & Nat Opens Rideau Centre Location

Matt & Nat Opens Rideau Centre Location

Despite the growing movements of veganism and environmental activism, it is uncommon to find companies that strike a balance in the relationship between the creation of their products and conserving their environment. While a few brands are hoping on the bandwagon, they are still few and far between. [...]

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Vegans of Ottawa – Pamela Tourigny

Vegans of Ottawa – Pamela Tourigny

Photos courtesy of Pamela Tourigny In this series, we chat with vegans from around the region to find out what it’s like to be plant-based in Ottawa, discovering tips and tricks for living a like a local - vegan style. Pamela Tourigny grew up on a Tweed, ON farm in the 1980s, and never [...]

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Vegans of Ottawa – Jacqueline Bogart

Vegans of Ottawa – Jacqueline Bogart

In this series, we chat with vegans from around the region to find out what it’s like to be plant-based in Ottawa, discovering tips and tricks for living a like a local - vegan style. Jacqueline Bogart just celebrated her one-year vegan anniversary in early February. Born and raised in Ottawa, [...]

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Ron Sexsmith Charms at National Arts Centre Performance

Ron Sexsmith Charms at National Arts Centre Performance

It’s always refreshing when a well-known artist with considerable talent strays from the norm, forgoing the bells and whistles of flashy lights or costume changes and making the music the center of attention instead of themselves. Even more so when said artist is self-effacing to a fault, which [...]

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Vegans of Ottawa – Marlee Martin

Vegans of Ottawa – Marlee Martin

In this series, we chat with vegans from around the region to find out what it’s like to be plant-based in Ottawa, discovering tips and tricks for living a like a local - vegan style. Marlee Martin, otherwise known as @thattallvegan on Instagram, is known for sharing daily doses of vegan food [...]

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Ottawa Murals – Top Areas to Scope Out Street Art

Ottawa Murals – Top Areas to Scope Out Street Art

Photos by Anna Jonas Street art has come a long way in the past few years. Once regarded with stigma, graffiti has since undergone a metamorphosis and is now frequently used as a trendy way to beautify public spaces. Former vandals are being commissioned to create murals in alleyways to celebrate [...]

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Vegans of Ottawa - Susan Macfarlane

Vegans of Ottawa - Susan Macfarlane

In this series, we chat with vegans from around the region to find out what it’s like to be plant-based in Ottawa, discovering tips and tricks for living a like a local - vegan style. Susan Macfarlane is no novice when it comes to veganism. Having been a vegan for about eight years, she is a [...]

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Nelligan Lawyers Force RCMP Settlement

Nelligan Lawyers Force RCMP Settlement

Years of legal battles recently came to a close as the RCMP and Staff Sgt. Caroline O’Farrell settled their dispute over accusations of sexual assault. Ottawa law firm Nelligan O'Brien Payne issued a news release this past Thursday reporting the settlement of the suit filed by O’Farrell [...]

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