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Anne Dion

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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The Company That’s Transforming Ottawa

The Company That’s Transforming Ottawa

There’s a new business in town and it’s changing the landscape of Ottawa media. You might not know their name but you’ve definitely seen their content. shared.com is an Ottawa-based company that specializes in creating original online content. If you’ve enjoyed a funny video or [...]

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Neighbourhood Spotlight: Sandy Hill

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Sandy Hill

Photos by Anne Dion Light Rail on the horizon, here at Ottawa Life we’ve decided to start a series where we break down each of Ottawa’s neighbourhoods. We’re profiling each area by price, transportation, and lifestyle. Whether you’re a young professional or a family-making [...]

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Ottawa Might Be the Best Place A Canadian Can Buy A House

Ottawa Might Be the Best Place A Canadian Can Buy A House

Every dinner party features a conversation about house pricing. 20-somethings are now apparently the “renting generation”, and it seems real estate pricing is spinning out of control. What else is new? Point2 Homes, however, has just released the results of a recent investigation that sheds [...]

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Neighbourhood Spotlight: Centretown

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Centretown

Introduction: The Ottawa landscape is changing. Soon Light Rail will link more people to more places, making house prices go up and transit times go down. Our downtown juggles politics, business, and culture, a balance which disperses the rest of our city into an eclectic collection of [...]

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Who Is Marijuana Legalization Really For?

Who Is Marijuana Legalization Really For?

The Liberal government’s eagerness to follow through with campaign promises might just have launched Canadians into the messiest policy undertaking we’ve seen in years. Since it’s introduction in the 2015 election campaign, the Liberal Party’s plan to legalize recreational [...]

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Gods in Parliament: Welcome or Weird?

Gods in Parliament: Welcome or Weird?

Photo by Peter Stockland Separation of Church and State is obviously necessary for a country who’s definition of freedom includes belief. Canada prides itself on being inclusive and open-minded, even though we don’t have a constitutional clause (like the United States does) telling Parliament [...]

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How to Survive Cold and Flu Season: with Bryce Wylde

How to Survive Cold and Flu Season: with Bryce Wylde

The leaves are changing and noses are running. It’s that time of year again when hand-washing becomes obsessive. Whether or not you get sick, cold and flu season can be a nightmare just trying to decipher what advice is best to follow. We sat down with Alternative Healthcare Clinician, Bryce Wylde, [...]

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RCMP FOUND GUILTY of Negligence in Moncton Shootings

RCMP FOUND GUILTY of Negligence in Moncton Shootings

Today, the RCMP was found guilty of negligence in the 2014 incident involving three RCMP officers: Cst. David Ross (32), Cst. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan (45), and Cst. Douglas James Larche (40) [pictured above]. On the 4th of June, 2014, in Moncton, New Brunswick, gunman Justin Bourque shot five RCMP [...]

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A Heartfelt Campaign

A Heartfelt Campaign

A little more than a year ago, Ottawa’s Montfort Hospital Foundation launched a campaign to raise $2.5 million for a machine that would change the lives of people in need. The goal of the campaign – appropriately called For You, Sweet Heart – is to purchase a CT scanner featuring [...]

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Our Home and Native Landscape

Our Home and Native Landscape

Jennifer Adomeit never planned on becoming an artist. The Canadian-born art enthusiast is an elementary school teacher whose artwork, to her great surprise, has found nation-wide fame. Adomeit grew up in Northern British Colombia with no Indigenous ancestry but surrounded by First Nations art and [...]

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