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Isabel Payne

Director of Operations

Isabel is the Director of Operations at Ottawa Life Magazine. She has a vast love of languages and is currently studying Thai and Italian. When not directing operations, Isabel can be found trying to bribe her canine BFF into posing for her camera or spending quality gaming time with her Xbox.
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Pawsome Rescue Events for November

Pawsome Rescue Events for November

After a long hiatus, OLM is excited to bring back our monthly calendar of all things rescue here in Ottawa. The capital has many hardworking and amazing rescues that do events all around the city in order to spread word about their work, and raise important funds for their animals. Be sure to check out [...]

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A Sensible Way to Say Goodbye to Your Pet

A Sensible Way to Say Goodbye to Your Pet

The death of a beloved pet is a difficult subject to deal with, no matter what your age is. When my dog, Lucky, passed away, the house felt empty and cold without his presence and the sight of any little white dog was enough to bring me to tears. A few months after his death, a little Betta fish named [...]

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Book Review: Rescued

Book Review: Rescued

Rescued by Peter Zheutlin Not all rescue stories follow the same "who rescued who" perspective, nor are they all sunshine and daisies. This is what author Peter Zheutlin aims to capture in his upcoming book, Rescued. In this book, a follow-up to his New York Times best-selling book, Rescue [...]

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Golf Goes to the Dogs at the 2nd Annual Just Fore Dogs Golf Tournament

Golf Goes to the Dogs at the 2nd Annual Just Fore Dogs Golf Tournament

On September 10th, 2017, the Cedarhill Golf & Country Club will be going to the dogs! The Just Fore Dogs Golf Tournament is back for it’s second year, raising much needed funds for homeless dogs in Ottawa. This year, proceeds will go towards helping two local rescues, Freedom Dog Rescue and [...]

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Celebrate the End of Summer with Flair with Our End of Summer Roundup!

Celebrate the End of Summer with Flair with Our End of Summer Roundup!

Summer may be coming to an end, but we want you to celebrate the last few days of August with flair! We’ve got a roundup featuring our favourite summer picks to help you soak up the last few rays of warm sun before Pumpkin Spice Latte season hits in full swing. Moscato Take your favourite [...]

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Finding Gobi: A Little Dog's Big Journey to Find a Family

Finding Gobi: A Little Dog's Big Journey to Find a Family

Images from Finding Gobi. I once heard a saying from the woman who volunteers with a local dog rescue that “you don’t choose the dog, the dog chooses you”. Whether it be a goofy smile through the cage door in a shelter, or a quick kiss on a hand during a meet and greet with a potential [...]

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Celestyal Cruises: The Authentic Cuba

Celestyal Cruises: The Authentic Cuba

Feature photo provided by Celestyal Cruises. Other photos taken by Isabel Payne. Celestyal’s onboard destination expert, Dr. Jorge Arocha, describes the Republic of Cuba as a pot of Ajico — a melting pot of many elements, peoples and cultures that formed the country into what it is today. [...]

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Step Outside With Kamik's Eco-friendly Footwear

Step Outside With Kamik's Eco-friendly Footwear

Photos provided by Kamik. Minutes away from the Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau airport in Montreal lays a Canadian jewel that has been polished to perfection for over 100 years. Many of you will recognize the iconic Inuksuk logo sewn onto our childhood boots as we thrashed and played through countless Canadian [...]

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Saving Those With No Voice: How One Organization is Saving the Lives of Thousands

Saving Those With No Voice: How One Organization is Saving the Lives of Thousands

Photos by Isabel Payne. Since before I could remember I’ve always had space in my heart for animals, with the biggest space reserved specifically for dogs. Having spent many of my childhood summers visiting family in Thailand, it always broke my heart to see so many dogs and cats living in deplorable [...]

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Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with Flair!

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with Flair!

2017 marks an amazing year to be Canadian! With the big 150th birthday bash coming up right around the corner, why not give your celebrations some extra oomph? We’ve got a roundup of some of the most spectacular products, some of them limited edition, that will help make July 1st extra extraordinary! [...]

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