Tori McNeely

Web Editor & Features Writers

Tori is a recent Carleton University graduate with a Honours Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies. She interned for Ottawa Life throughout the summer of 2017 and has since returned to join the team full time. When she's not at the office she can be found exploring the city, discovering new playlists on Spotify or trying out new recipes.

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Hope for Canada’s highly-skilled energy workers

Hope for Canada’s highly-skilled energy workers

Photo credit: Shutterstock Alberta, traditionally one of the richest provinces in Canada, now has among the highest unemployment rates and one of the weakest economies in the country. In his victory speech, newly elected Alberta UPC Leader Jason Kenney vowed to get the province back to work and get [...]

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Wiisag Corporation: A local cannabis company with a global mission

Wiisag Corporation: A local cannabis company with a global mission

Indigenous peoples throughout North America have long harvested, traded and smoked a wide variety of plants for recreational, medicinal and ceremonial purposes. Many Indigenous communities see the legalization of the cannabis industry in Canada as a chance for future prosperity. Wiisag Corporation, [...]

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72 hours in Nashville: What to see, do, and eat

72 hours in Nashville: What to see, do, and eat

All photos courtesy of Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. Introduction Downtown Nashville, known to many as Music City, is full of things to see and do. In just 3 days you can immerse yourself in the multifaceted music scene, experience world-class art, sample some of the city's finest [...]

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Jim Cuddy releases toe-tapping new music video for upcoming album Countrywide Soul

Jim Cuddy releases toe-tapping new music video for upcoming album Countrywide Soul

In anticipation of his upcoming album Countrywide Soul, Jim Cuddy has released the music video for the album's toe-tapping first single, “Back Here Again." Directed by Stephen Hughes, the split-screen music video blends together performances of each member of The Jim Cuddy Band shot in [...]

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Ottawa Classical Choir Presents Rossini's "Petite messe solennelle"

Ottawa Classical Choir Presents Rossini's "Petite messe solennelle"

On May 18th the Ottawa Classical Choir, under the direction of Maestro Michel Brousseau and in association with the Société philharmonique du nouveau monde, presents Petite messe solennelle by Gioachino Rossini. The Italian composer, known for embellished melodies and animated ensembles, [...]

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Evening in the Maritimes celebrates 25th anniversary with remarkable night of East Coast hospitality and generosity

Evening in the Maritimes celebrates 25th anniversary with remarkable night of East Coast hospitality and generosity

Photo courtesy of Citizen Advocacy The stage is being set for Evening in the Maritimes' magnificent Silver Anniversary on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, another remarkable night of the hospitality and generosity of the East Coast. Evening in the Maritimes is Ottawa's Premier East Coast Kitchen Party, [...]

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Rover study shows 74% of Canadian pet owners factor their furry friends into financial decisions

Rover study shows 74% of Canadian pet owners factor their furry friends into financial decisions

"Dogs are man's best friend" isn't just a saying! As of late, pet owners are proving they love their pets as much, if not more, than humans - and we're here for it! In fact, 50 per cent of cat people and 76 per cent of dog people would prefer to spend time with their pets over other [...]

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Art meets activism in Jesse Stewart's exhibit at the Ottawa Art Gallery

Art meets activism in Jesse Stewart's exhibit at the Ottawa Art Gallery

Ottawa-based artist Jesse Stewart is an award winning percussionist, visual artist and instrument builder whose audio-visual installation-based work crosses disciplinary boundaries, exploring the link between the visual and the sonic arts. Jesse Stewart: Icebreaking examines the role of industry on [...]

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Belt and Road Initiative: 10 need-to-know facts

Belt and Road Initiative: 10 need-to-know facts

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is Chinese President Xi’s signature foreign policy plan and is one of the most ambitious infrastructure and investment efforts in history. The BRI began in 2013 to boost trade through investment in ports, power plants and other infrastructure in more than [...]

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Steven Page to perform his politically-charged pop album, Discipline, at the NAC

Steven Page to perform his politically-charged pop album, Discipline, at the NAC

(Photo credit: David Bergman) On the heels of 35 U.S. headlining dates and 2 U.K tours, Canadian rock legend Steven Page is kicking off his first cross-Canada tour in none other than our nation's capital! On Wednesday, May 1, Steven will perform his latest album Discipline: Heal Thyself Part 2 [...]

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