Tori McNeely

Web Editor & Social Media Coordinator

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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A new Caryl Baker collection has sprung just in time for spring

A new Caryl Baker collection has sprung just in time for spring

The worst of winter is behind us and things are finally beginning to warm up! What better way to channel your appreciation for warmer weather and brighter days than by trading in the dark, moody shades of makeup you've been wearing all winter for fun and flirty pigments? Look no further than Caryl [...]

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Overflow Brewing Company, a recipe for success

Overflow Brewing Company, a recipe for success

Photo credit: Sean Sisk Photography In 2010, while sitting in a cold rink watching their boys play hockey, Overflow Brewing Company co-founders Brad Fennell and Mitch Veilleux discovered they shared a strong appreciation for craft beer. During the countless hours spent in arenas and traveling to tournaments, [...]

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Safe Wings Ottawa Annual Display Raises Awareness for Bird Mortality in the City

Safe Wings Ottawa Annual Display Raises Awareness for Bird Mortality in the City

Every year, Safe Wings Ottawa creates an eye-opening display of birds that were killed by colliding with windows during the previous year. On Wednesday, March 20, Safe Wings will present the birds its volunteers collected in 2018. The 3,135 collisions documented represent 111 species, 5 of which are [...]

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Democracy Watch urges Commissioner Dion to delegate investigation to a provincial ethics commissioner

Democracy Watch urges Commissioner Dion to delegate investigation to a provincial ethics commissioner

Photo credit: Jean Gagnon Democracy Watch recently released the second letter it has sent to federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion calling on him to delegate an expanded inquiry into everyone named by Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould last Wednesday who may have tried [...]

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Fun Activities for a Lazy Sunday at Home

Fun Activities for a Lazy Sunday at Home

Photo credit: Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash When I am home with my friends or family, or even when I’m home alone on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I am always looking for new fun activities to try out. If you’re anything like me and are stuck on coming up with ideas for what to do with your [...]

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Public perceptions surrounding Abdirahman Abdi’s fatal encounter with Ottawa Police

Public perceptions surrounding Abdirahman Abdi’s fatal encounter with Ottawa Police

Constable Daniel Montsion’s judge-only trial for the death of Abdirahman Abdi resumes today after being postponed just three days in due to a “doctored” surveillance video. The Ottawa police officer was charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon following [...]

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

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

This Saturday, The Ottawa Art Gallery will add yet another exhibit to the Firestone Reverb, a series of exhibitions in which contemporary artists engage with the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art. Ottawa-based artist Jesse Stewart is an award winning percussionist, visual artist and instrument builder [...]

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Scott Helman on singing, songwriting and "Hang Ups"

Scott Helman on singing, songwriting and "Hang Ups"

On the heels of his European tour with Vance Joy and a headlining club tour of the Northeast United States, Juno-nominated Canadian singer-songwriter, Scott Helman, recently announced the dates for his upcoming headlining tour of Canada and Ottawa is one of them! Best known for his break-out hit “Bungalow” [...]

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The Tackies and The Town Cryers among the four bands to perform at first annual Musiclude 2019

The Tackies and The Town Cryers among the four bands to perform at first annual Musiclude 2019

Live music and legendary performers? Say no more! On Wednesday February 13th, Ottawa Life Magazine will host its first event of the new year in collaboration with Ottawa’s hottest new live music and entertainment venue, Overflow Brewery. From local music celebrities and state-of-the-art concert [...]

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Erik Guay attends Gatineau's Winterlude to introduce children to alpine skiing and snowboarding

Erik Guay attends Gatineau's Winterlude to introduce children to alpine skiing and snowboarding

With 10 more days to go, Winterlude is officially in full swing! Yesterday, festival goers at Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau received a special visit from recently retired decorated skier Erik Guay to launch the MySnow Experience - free ski and snowboard initiation activity for children aged from 5 [...]

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