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Samantha Lapierre

Features Writer

Samantha Lapierre is a writer with wanderlust living in Ottawa, ON. In her spare time she can be found watching WWE wrestling, eating fancy cheese, petting dogs and listening to Fleetwood Mac. Visit her website www.samanthalapierre.ca or tweet her @samanthamarg. Photo by David Emery.
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Building Krumpers Solar Blinds

Building Krumpers Solar Blinds

Photo by Paul Couvrette. Hair & makeup by Klava Z.  Diana Livshits knew she had found something special the moment she discovered the technology for Krumpers Solar Blinds. Livshits discovered the technology by sheer accident while visiting a friend in Windsor, Ontario. Livshits mentioned a problem [...]

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OPSEU Shines a Light on Inequality

OPSEU Shines a Light on Inequality

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) represents a diverse group of 130,000 public employees across Ontario. OPSEU empowers members to solve workplace problems. The union's expertise extends to collective bargaining and dispute resolution through to workplace health and safety and protection [...]

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Algonquin College is Igniting Passion

Algonquin College is Igniting Passion

On February 11th, Algonquin College launched the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or, IgniteAC. Students and college staff alike now have access to resources that have been designed to help them launch their businesses while studying or working at Algonquin.  Algonquin’s President and CEO [...]

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An Innovative Canada-China Partnership with Grandview PRC

canada-china friendship series by Samantha Lapierre Founded in 2012, Grandview PRC is an Ontario-based company that promotes trade, investment and project cooperation opportunities between Canadian companies and Chinese partners. In a few short years, Grandview has accomplished a lot and in the process [...]

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The Wow Factor

The Wow Factor

Photo by Alain Chan. LEESA FRANKLIN AND LEESHA CUNNINGHAM, OTTAWA OWNERS OF WOW 1 DAY PAINTING BEGAN THEIR ADVENTURE TOGETHER A MERE THREE-AND-A-HALF YEARS AGO. While watching Undercover Boss Canada, Franklin and Cunningham spotted a segment on WOW 1 DAY Painting, and it immediately caught their [...]

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Bringing The Warmth with Hubert's Fireplaces

Bringing The Warmth with Hubert's Fireplaces

Hubert's Fireplaces have been keeping Ottawans toasty since 1922. A family-run business spanning three generations, Hubert's delivers fireplace services to families and businesses with personable and trusted care. Hubert's has gas,wood and outdoor fireplaces as well as finishings to make your old or [...]

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Sweet Montreal

Sweet Montreal

Macaroons from Maison Christian Faure, photo courtesy of Maison Christian Faure. It’s a little known fact that Montreal is home to some of Canada’s best restaurants and chefs, including world-renowned chocolatiers and pastry makers. This is great news for anyone who, like me, has a giant sweet tooth. [...]

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Ottawa Legal

Ottawa Legal

Ottawa's Ten Most Astounding Legal Cases Controversial cases always make for controversial verdicts and help advance the debate about the role of the courts, lawyers, justice, the justice system and righteousness in our society. Ottawa has been home to many contentious cases over the past several [...]

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Joyce El-Khoury Opera Adventure

Joyce El-Khoury Opera Adventure

Photo by Fay Fox. Thankfully, Joyce El Khoury didn't follow her original game plan for life. With post-secondary dreams of becoming a nurse or a doctor, her parents advised her to think again.' Joyce, you should be singing. You have a voice, you have this musical talent. It would be a shame if you didn't [...]

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#OLMExplores - Wellington West

#OLMExplores - Wellington West

All photos by Samantha Lapierre What would you do if you were a tourist in Ottawa? As part of our #OLMExplores series, Ottawa Life Magazine writers have spent a day in the ByWard Market, on Parliament Hill and along Bank Street to see what makes each area tick. Now, with the help of Ottawa’s second-largest [...]

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