Isabel Payne

Features Writer

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 Howl-li-day Events for Animal Lovers

Pawsome Howl-li-day Events for Animal Lovers

December is a busy month for Ottawa's animal rescues! We've got a listing of all rescue events happening around town, including numerous opportunities for your furry friend to meet Santa! Prepping for 2018? There are three adorable calendars out that support local rescues: the Rescue Me 2018 [...]

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Give a Gift That Keeps on Giving with Plan International Canada

Give a Gift That Keeps on Giving with Plan International Canada

This holiday season, why not give a gift that keeps on giving? Plan International Canada is a not for profit charity focused on helping improve the quality of life for children, families, and communities in developing countries. Founded in 1937, it is one of the oldest international development organizations [...]

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OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for the Little Ones

OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for the Little Ones

The holidays are fast approaching and OLM wants to make sure that you're prepared for the gift-giving season! Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? We've got you covered with a roundup of some amazing products that they're bound to love! LambPOD Keep your little one warm [...]

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OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for Him

OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for Him

The holidays are fast approaching and OLM wants to make sure that you're prepared for the gift-giving season! Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? We've got you covered with a roundup of some amazing products that they're bound to love! Under Armour- UA Sportstyle Woven Bomber [...]

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OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for the Foodie

OLM Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gifts for the Foodie

The holidays are fast approaching and OLM wants to make sure that you're prepared for the gift-giving season! Got someone in your life who lives for food? We've got you covered with a roundup of some amazing foodie products that they're bound to love! Coca Cola The holiday season [...]

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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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