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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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OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Nuka

OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Nuka

It’s time for OLM’s Pet of the Week again and this week we want you to meet a tough little dude called Nuka. Nuka is a domestic-shorthaired kitty who is approximately one-year-old. He is currently up for adoption with Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue. This playful fellow first came into the rescue [...]

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This Year, Don’t Let Another Easter Bunny Suffer

This Year, Don’t Let Another Easter Bunny Suffer

Each year just after Easter, animal shelters and rabbit rescues get flooded with unwanted and abandoned rabbits. These are just the lucky ones. Every year, despite all the warnings online, people gift live rabbits or chickens at Easter, thinking it’s a fun and whimsical gift to give to their kids [...]

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Take a Leap into the World of Video Games at PAX East 2017

Take a Leap into the World of Video Games at PAX East 2017

Photos taken by Isabel Payne. Logo belongs to PAX East. Each year, tens of thousands of gaming fans descend upon Boston for a weekend of sublime overindulgence on all things video games. What began in 2004 as a smallish convention in Bellevue, Washington dedicated towards gaming, has blown up over [...]

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OLM Pet of the Week- Meet George

OLM Pet of the Week- Meet George

It’s time for this week’s Pet of the Week, where we feature adoptable animals in Ottawa, and this week we’re excited to introduce you to George! This sweet boy is a 1.5-year-old Husky/Shepherd mix who is looking for a forever home with the help of Freedom Dog Rescue. George is a [...]

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Wearable Tech Made Just for Mom

Wearable Tech Made Just for Mom

Expectant mothers, this one is for you! The Parent + Baby Smartband by Project Nursey is here to make life as a mom a whole lot easier. This simple device straps onto your wrist, and connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and holds a huge amount of information right at your finger tips! Say goodbye [...]

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#OLMGamer Dives Back into Thedas in Dragon Age: Inquisition

#OLMGamer Dives Back into Thedas in Dragon Age: Inquisition

In-game screenshots taken by Isabel Payne on Xbox One. All rights belong to Bioware. After recently re-starting the Dragon Age: Inquisition campaign, I felt compelled to write about how much I adore this series as a whole, despite the third game being released almost three years ago. The Dragon Age [...]

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OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Cricket

OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Cricket

It’s time for this week’s OLM Pet of the Week feature, where we feature an adoptable pet in Ottawa who is looking for a forever home. This week we want you to meet this cute little nugget, Cricket, who is up for adoption with Cat Rescue Network. Cricket is the last kitten born of a rescued [...]

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Paw-sitively Fun March Rescue Events!

Paw-sitively Fun March Rescue Events!

Each month, animal rescues in Ottawa host various events to raise funds to help animals in need. We’ve rounded up some of the many events happening around Ottawa where you can meet adoptable pets and the organization supporting them, peruse handmade goods, and donate to a good cause. Are we missing [...]

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OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Dante

OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Dante

Cover image by Martine Menard, used with permission of Under My Wing Pug Rescue. It’s time for this week’s OLM Pet of the Week and this week we want you to meet the adorable Dante, a 4.5 year-old Pug/French Bulldog mix who is looking for a forever home in Ottawa! Dante is available for [...]

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OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Toby

OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Toby

Meet Toby, a 5-year-old Sharpei mix who is this week’s OLM Pet of the Week! Toby is cute as a button and is up for adoption with Freedom Dog Rescue! This sweet boy is a big snugglebug and loves to cuddle with his people. He is very playful and is completely obsessed with his squeaky toys! Toby [...]

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