Emma Dykstra

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Broken Stone Winery — A family affair!

Broken Stone Winery — A family affair!

Broken Stone Winery is a small family owned winery located in the heart of the beautiful Prince Edward County. Founded in 2013, owners Tim and Micheline Kuepfer are dedicated to providing some of the tastiest wine, their specialties being in Pinot Noir and cool climate Vinifera grapes. Their journey [...]

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Traynor Family Vineyard — A hands-on approach to winemaking

Traynor Family Vineyard — A hands-on approach to winemaking

Traynor Family Vineyard is right in the heart of Prince Edward County, a quaint 5.5 acre vineyard at the corner of Danforth Road and Loyalist Parkway in Hillier, Ontario. But it wasn’t always this way. When Mike Traynor purchased the property in 2008, it was a frozen cornfield. Mike had been working [...]

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Whitewater Brewery Co. — Brewed by friends for friends

Whitewater Brewery Co. — Brewed by friends for friends

It all began with three good friends on an adventure. While kayaking and rafting in the Grand Canyon, the idea struck them around a campfire; why not create a sustainably brewed, locally sourced brewery at home in the Ottawa Valley. The friends went to work retrofitting an old dairy barn and spent two [...]

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KIN Vineyards — Local Carp winery is producing organic wines!

KIN Vineyards — Local Carp winery is producing organic wines!

Nestled along the Carp Ridge overlooking the Carp River lies KIN Vineyards, a special place with much to offer. The 47-acre property has 10 acres under vine, producing the finest pinot noir and chardonnay that the Ottawa Valley has to offer. Earlier this year, Ottawa lawyer Lorraine Mastersmith and [...]

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Discover Bistro Ristoro in Ottawa's ByWard Market

Discover Bistro Ristoro in Ottawa's ByWard Market

When Lidija and Vlado came to Canada three years ago, they planned to open a Mediterranean restaurant that would be unique, authentic, and refreshing. They have succeeded! “We new we wanted to be somewhere central. When we found this space in Ottawa's ByWard Market, we already had an idea [...]

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We are the champions of the world: uOttawa scores on the international sports stage

We are the champions of the world: uOttawa scores on the international sports stage

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees are international champions after winning the 2019 FISU University World Cup – Football! Ottawa toppled favourites in Brazil’s Paulista University, who conceded their first and only goal of the tournament on a Mikayla Morton header in the second minute. The [...]

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Miloš Rác’s “With Hope” Comes to Ottawa

Miloš Rác’s “With Hope” Comes to Ottawa

On November 7, The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Ottawa hosted artist Miloš Rác’s exhibit “With Hope”. The event was a beautiful evening of conversation, discovery, and reflection. Miloš Rác is a Slovak sculptor and a painter. His artistic life is a [...]

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How about a "Blues Christmas"?

How about a "Blues Christmas"?

Winter blues? How about "Blue's Christmas" instead? Christmas is just around the corner, and there’s no such thing as getting into the holiday spirit too early. Get into the Christmas spirit this season with Putumayo’s new album, Blues Christmas! “Christmas is generally [...]

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"Girls in Sports " scores as a great opportunity for young girls 

"Girls in Sports " scores as a great opportunity for young girls 

Nepean High School's CORE Leadership program does lots of things for Nepean High School. One of its central focus’ is empowering and equipping young people to make a positive difference in their communities. One of the ways that they’re doing that is through a new program, “Girls [...]

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The 3P Approach to Governance: The How-To Book on Improving Decision-Making in the Public Sector

The 3P Approach to Governance: The How-To Book on Improving Decision-Making in the Public Sector

The 3P Approach to Governance By: Bryan Shane and Patricia Lafferty 163 pages • ISBN 978-1773713045 Fix your public sector governance problem in a few easy steps! This new book by a pair of seasoned management consultants provides a step by step guide to reshaping public sector governance through [...]

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