Anne Dion

Features Writer

Anne is in the final year of her undergraduate degree at McGill University studying Cultural Studies and Film, and enjoys living between Ottawa and Montreal. She is an acrylic and watercolour painter and occasionally sells her work. Anne's interests include journalism, yoga, and art in all its forms.
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Carving Space in The World’s Human Landscape

Carving Space in The World’s Human Landscape

Photo credit: Radhika Shastri Gone are the days of the traditional stuffy art scene. Indigenous and ethnic-minority art is making its presence known across the art and fashion world in a big way. Art can be a powerful medium to bring people together, to share deeper messages about culture and, in many [...]

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When Your Prescription is Pot: The ABC's of Cannabis

When Your Prescription is Pot: The ABC's of Cannabis

From hospice rooms to backyard parties, cannabis use is familiar to Canadians. For years, the cannabis plant has attracted a variety of public attitudes. Even though medical marijuana has been legal since 2001, many are still in the dark as to how it works, why it’s beneficial and whether it’s [...]

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The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sarah Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sarah Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World

“Sally Horner walked into the Woolworth’s on Broadway and Federal in Camden, New Jersey, to steal a five-cent notebook. […] She had no idea a simple act of shoplifting on a March afternoon in 1948 would destroy her life.” — Sarah Weinman, The Real Lolita A new book from [...]

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HEXO: A new horizon of high quality

HEXO: A new horizon of high quality

This series will unpack the ramifications and future of legalization of cannabis in Canada. We will answer lingering questions and concerns regarding distribution, healthcare, cultural promotion, regional obstructions, as well as recreational enjoyment. We view it as important for Canadians to be [...]

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Cannabis Across Canada: A province-by-province breakdown

Cannabis Across Canada: A province-by-province breakdown

On Oct. 17, recreational cannabis will be legalized for adult-use in Canada. While statistics show a promising step towards producing a safer product and a lowering of organized crime and overall drug use, the implementation of provincial legislation has been a difficult process. Provinces and territories [...]

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Fighting the tide of opioids

Fighting the tide of opioids

New numbers released by Health Canada this summer show that we have a long way to go before shaking the national opioid crisis. There were 3,987 opioid-related deaths in 2017, an increase of 34 per cent from 2016’s 2,978 deaths. 92 per cent of the deaths in 2017 were accidental, and 72 per cent [...]

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How Much House Can You Get in Ottawa?

How Much House Can You Get in Ottawa?

When you’re looking to buy a house, one of the first things to consider is of course the number of bedrooms you’ll need. Coming up with your budget is another obvious step, and the determining factor in your house hunt. The question then becomes how much space can you afford, and where? [...]

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The Great Escape: Wanderlust Festival 2018

The Great Escape: Wanderlust Festival 2018

Escape to one of the world’s largest yoga lifestyle events this August — whether you're a seasoned yogi, a music-lover, or a foodie looking for some zen, Wanderlust Festival is the adventure for you! From August 23rd to 26th, Wanderlust Festival will be returning to Tremblant, and [...]

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King is Dead, Long Live the King: The Political Cartoons of Josh Silburt

King is Dead, Long Live the King: The Political Cartoons of Josh Silburt

The irreverent tenor of Josh Silburt’s art echoes through the historic site that used to house former Prime Ministers Wilfred Laurier and Mackenzie King. Josh Silburt was a political cartoonist during the mid-20th century, and his work is currently exhibited in Laurier House (335 Laurier Avenue). [...]

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Tea Time in the Capital: Kusmi Comes to Ottawa

Tea Time in the Capital: Kusmi Comes to Ottawa

Photo courtesy of Kusmi Tea One of the world’s oldest and most richly-flavoured tea companies is here in Canada at last! Born in the same year as Canada’s confederation, Kusmi Tea is celebrating 150 years of quality by opening their first store in Ottawa! As of this week, you can explore [...]

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