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Marie Waine

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Marie Waine is a recent graduate of Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication. She is passionate about discovering Ottawa’s arts and entertainment scene so she can share it with the rest of the community. Fashion, food, health – you name it and Marie is there! marie@ottawalife.com
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Let’s Go on an Adventure

Let’s Go on an Adventure

Canada is a big place. If you’ve ever travelled to Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto or Montreal, you know there is a vast amount of culture that makes each city unique. The same can be said for all of the smaller towns across the country. The only difference is you probably haven’t had an opportunity [...]

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A Delicious Weekend in Barbados

A Delicious Weekend in Barbados

The sky is clear and the sun is shining. Is there a better way to start off the weekend in beautiful Barbados? The answer is yes—and it happens when I am handed a rum punch upon entering the Radisson Aquatica Beach Resort. Get ready to unwind by lounging poolside or walking along the beach, both steps [...]

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Doors Open Ontario Hits Ottawa

Doors Open Ontario Hits Ottawa

The word ‘heritage’ has been a regular part of my vocabulary since the age of five. I grew up in Markham Heritage Estates, a neighbourhood in Markham, Ontario, dedicated to preserving heritage houses. I call an 1871 Gothic Revival farmhouse ‘home,’ even though my friends say it resembles more [...]

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Advocating for Equity

Advocating for Equity

OPSEU’s Provincial Women’s Committee continues to focus on the struggle for women and wage equality. For women like Sue McKenna, OPSEU is helping to end gender discrimination. You are a female working a job alongside many male counterparts. You work on similar daily tasks and have the same hours. [...]

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Let's Get Crafty

Let's Get Crafty

Patio season is upon us. There’s no better way to enjoy it than with a cold one from a local craft beer maker. The craft beer industry is incredibly trendy right now, and for good reason. Ontario breweries are creating a diverse marketplace of flavours to savour. There are currently over 100 craft [...]

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FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ --The Countdown Is On

FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ --The Countdown Is On

Above: 2015 Cyprus Women's Cup Canada v England 11 March 2015, Larnaka, CYP GSZ Stadium.  ©CanadaSoccer / by Ville Vuorinen. Canada WNT starting XI | Front: Christine Sinclair, Ashley Lawrence, Erin, McLeod, Desiree Scott, Josée Bélanger. Back: Rhian Wilkinson, Melissa Tancredi, Kadeisha Buchanan, [...]

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Building Outside the Box

Building Outside the Box

After hours of walking through the furniture store, picking out pieces you like, loading them into your car and heaving them into your house, would you say you are excited about following the directions and building your new desk/closet/shelving unit? Julian of Outside the Box Thank goodness Outside [...]

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The Next Generation of Website Development: QuickSilk

The Next Generation of Website Development: QuickSilk

Have you ever tried to build a blog or a website for yourself or your company? At first the sites you’ve always heard of for “easy” website building seem like a good idea. But after 30 minutes of clicking around, you begin to understand the limitations and realize there is very little you can do [...]

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Self Renovation -- Weight Loss Success Story

Self Renovation -- Weight Loss Success Story

Angie Prudhomme loves food. Unfortunately, it is not the type of food that stabilizes your blood sugar levels and contributes to good heart health. However, the 36-year-old also loves herself. Two years ago, Prudhomme looked in the mirror and decided it was time for a major lifestyle makeover. At 270 [...]

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IBEW PROFILE: Rick Wallace

IBEW PROFILE: Rick Wallace

Rick Wallace is a construction and maintenance coordinator with Hydro Ottawa. Over the last 34 years, Wallace has been working in a career he loves and cannot imagine doing anything else. He says the best part about his job is being able to work outside with a great team that takes pride in getting a [...]

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