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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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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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 [...]

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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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Meliá Hotels International's Small Steps and Big Leaps in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

Meliá Hotels International's Small Steps and Big Leaps in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

Photos by David Massy A huge portion of pollution today happens in the form of plastic waste. The fragments we discard fill our landfills, wash up on our shores, and impact the animals that live in almost every biome. We need to start making more large-scale innovations if we want to see the changes [...]

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Highlights from a Night of Educational Success: Broadview’s Family Dance

Highlights from a Night of Educational Success: Broadview’s Family Dance

Education rarely gets the fanfare it deserves, but last week’s Family Dance at Broadview Public School proved how important fair and accessible education is to the people of Ottawa. Broadview’s School Council hosted a fundraiser on Thursday, May 31st to raise money for their sister school [...]

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Fluevogs For Therapy Dogs

Fluevogs For Therapy Dogs

Ottawa’s cutest volunteers are teaming up with a Canadian designer legend for a night as unique as every Fluevog shoe. From 5-10pm on June 9th, shop at John Fluevog Shoes and 50% of your purchase will go to Ottawa Therapy Dogs, an awesome charity. With local craft beer tasters courtesy of Flora [...]

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Neighbourhood Spotlight: Westboro

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Westboro

With 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 nest-builder, we’re [...]

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Top Second-Home Destinations for Canadians

Top Second-Home Destinations for Canadians

Few countries know winter as well as Canada does, and few of us don’t often dream of escaping the cold. Every year, more and more Canadians are investing in winter homes, and as the baby boomers retire, the number of snowbirds settling in the south increases. Whether we’re just dreaming or [...]

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