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 historical novel God’s Zoo is now available in English

The historical novel God’s Zoo is now available in English

Title: God’s Zoo Author: Pablo Urbanyi Published by: Guernica Editions ISBN13: 9781771835701 ISBN10: 1771835702 Translated from Spanish by Natalia Hero Author and long-time resident of Ottawa, Pablo Urbanyi's best-selling Spanish novel God’s Zoo has been released in English. The Story: [...]

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Finish This Sentence tells a moving story of self healing and forgiveness

Finish This Sentence tells a moving story of self healing and forgiveness

Finish This Sentence Author: Leslie Roach ISBN: 978-1-77415-026-9 Paperback: 104 pages Finish This Sentence is a moving collection of poems telling a story of racism and the lengthy journey of healing. Published in October 2020, the poems follow the themes of hope, anger, and self-forgiveness, while [...]

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Everyone is invited to a Zoom birthday party for Landon Pearson

Everyone is invited to a Zoom birthday party for Landon Pearson

Above: The Honourable Landon Pearson speaks at The Landon Pearson Centre on National Child Day, November, 2015 (PHOTO: THE LANDON PEARSON CENTRE, CARLETON UNIVERSITY) The Honourable Landon Pearson has played an important role in Canada’s history, especially through her long-time advocacy work [...]

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Oat & Mill non-dairy ice cream is looking towards a more sustainable future

Oat & Mill non-dairy ice cream is looking towards a more sustainable future

Over the past decade, there has been a rise in the popularity of non-dairy products, including desserts. As many people are lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy, there is often a shortage of non-dairy products that do not sacrifice the great flavour. Introducing Oat & Mill, a dairy-free and vegan [...]

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Blue Door at your Door – A blues music broadcast event in support of the Ottawa Mission

Blue Door at your Door – A blues music broadcast event in support of the Ottawa Mission

Above: Blue Door at your Door features a star-studded line-up, including the legendary Downchild Blues Band. Blue Door at your Door presented by Caivan Communities is a special television broadcast in support of the life-changing programs of The Ottawa Mission, featuring some of Canada’s top [...]

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Introducing The Shad Pad — an innovative approach to fighting gender inequality

Introducing The Shad Pad — an innovative approach to fighting gender inequality

Above: One winning team of Shad2020's on-line program will build and fly their experiment on a future flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket. When thinking about gender equality, one rarely thinks of space exploration, let alone menstruation in space. One group of Canadian students looked [...]

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Ruby announces their newest Mississauga location

Ruby announces their newest Mississauga location

Leading ecommerce fulfillment company Ruby Has has announced their Canadian expansion plans for the year. The company, which has five locations in the U.S., has said their Toronto location will be moved to a larger facility in Mississauga that represents a 300 per cent increase in Ruby Has’ Canadian [...]

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Orthodontist clinics have reopened — what your next visit will look like

Orthodontist clinics have reopened — what your next visit will look like

Over the past six months, many Canadians have experienced increased anxiety and stress as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. For orthodontic patients looking to get their treatments back on track, COVID-19-related closures have meant that some have had to wait for treatment maintenance, non-critical [...]

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Pumpkinferno, FrightFest and more: Halloween in Ottawa 2020

Pumpkinferno, FrightFest and more: Halloween in Ottawa 2020

There’s nothing quite like the Halloween season in Ottawa. It’s one of our favourite holidays here in the capital and one that we take ghoulishly seriously. Throughout the city, you’ll find spooky events at every turn with jack-o-lanterns lighting the way. As well as exciting events [...]

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New Canada Starts grant aims to support entrepreneurs

New Canada Starts grant aims to support entrepreneurs

Launching a new business can be a difficult task, but with help it can also be a very rewarding experience. In the midst of COVID-19, new business owners are facing many more challenges than ever before. Though it can be a struggle, opening a business during a pandemic is not impossible. By addressing [...]

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