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Sofia Donato

Sofia Donato

Features Writer

Sofia Donato is a journalism student at Carleton University in OttawaWhen she's not writing, you can find her teaching at her karate dojo or playing with her dog, Leia.

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The Rice Straw is an eco-friendly replacement to plastics

The Rice Straw is an eco-friendly replacement to plastics

Canadian distribution company, EcoSmart Supply Co., kicked off the summer with a most innovative product — The Rice Straw. Designed with the environment in mind, the straw will help reduce the use of unnecessary plastics. Made from 100 per cent natural ingredients, both organic and biodegradable, [...]

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How to overcome the mental obstacles of a life-long illness

How to overcome the mental obstacles of a life-long illness

Title: Beating The Odds: 11 Lessons to Overcome a Health Crisis and Lead a More Resilient Life Author: Chris Macleod Page count: 141 ISBN: 978 1 7775753 0 4 Chris Macleod, a fierce advocate for patients in need of life-sustaining medications and treatments, and founder of the not for profit organization, [...]

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Ottawa Bylaw and Transport Canada won’t do anything for family that fears for safety

Ottawa Bylaw and Transport Canada won’t do anything for family that fears for safety

ABOVE: The Hauser family fear for their safety on their own property when the Phelan RC Flying Club members are out flying their drones. Across the street from a local RC flying club, the Hauser family lives in constant fear for the safety of their young daughter. The Phelan RC Flying Club has been [...]

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How Canadians are embracing their culture through food

How Canadians are embracing their culture through food

A recent survey reveals that 67 per cent of Canadians connect with their heritage through traditional recipes. Almost half are concerned family history will be forgotten if recipes aren't passed down. The Leger Marketing survey was conducted in response to the upcoming Food Day Canada on behalf of [...]

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Canadians with diabetes may be eligible for continuous glucose monitoring

Canadians with diabetes may be eligible for continuous glucose monitoring

Dexcom, a trailblazer in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), has announced that people suffering from type 1 diabetes, above the age of 2, may now receive provincial coverage for the Dexcom G6 CGM. The company is providing insurance covered CGM systems to select Canadian provinces. Dexcom manufactures [...]

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Best Green Hedges — growing in spite of the pandemic

Best Green Hedges — growing in spite of the pandemic

Best Green Hedges, a leader in Ottawa’s landscaping industry, is thriving despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has had to adapt to the new government regulations but, with the support of their dedicated team and loyal clients, Best Green Hedges continues to run smoothly. “I'm continually [...]

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Glen Foster: “Woke heads are going to explode”

Glen Foster: “Woke heads are going to explode”

Glen Foster, a Canadian comedian, known for his mostly clean humour and astute observations of the world, released Unchecked on May 25, 2021. The album is available for purchase online and on streaming services such as Spotify, Itunes and Apple Music. The title, represents the boxes people are placed [...]

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Mer Bleue Bog: Ottawa’s best kept secret

Mer Bleue Bog: Ottawa’s best kept secret

Photos: Sofia Donato The stay-at-home order has been lifted and while you wait for things to reopen consider heading to the east end to check out one of Ottawa’s hidden gems, Mer Bleue Bog. Located in Ottawa’s Greenbelt, Mer Bleue Bog is a 3,500-hectare conservation area. Over 7,000-years-old, [...]

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Check out Ottawa’s hidden gem, Petrie Island

Check out Ottawa’s hidden gem, Petrie Island

Photos: Sofia Donato Summer is just around the corner and the weather is warming up, head to Ottawa’s east end and check out Petrie Island. The public beach is perfect for families or anyone who wants to get away from screens and spend the day outside. The beaches were first formed 12,000 years [...]

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Introducing Catherine Clark, the host of Her-Spective

Introducing Catherine Clark, the host of Her-Spective

Photo: Michelle Valberg The world around us is constantly evolving. With the help of journalists from across the country, Canadians stay informed of the events occurring around them. To highlight the motivating, courageous, and diverse voices of women in Canadian media, Invest Ottawa and Syntax Strategic [...]

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