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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Ottawa's newest fine dining destination – Aiana Restaurant

Ottawa's newest fine dining destination – Aiana Restaurant

Ottawa’s downtown core has a new fine dining destination. Aiana Restaurant promises a memorable lunch or dinner with their balance of classic cooking techniques and innovative recipes. Due to COVID-19, Aiana Restaurant experienced many delays in the construction but the farm-to-table fine dining [...]

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Ottawa’s BLACKBOOK Lifestyle celebrates 10 years

Ottawa’s BLACKBOOK Lifestyle celebrates 10 years

Above: Partners Daniel Mackinnon and James Jefferson (RIGHT) of BLACKBOOK Lifestyles. PHOTO: JAMES PARK BLACKBOOK Lifestyle is a creative and innovative marketing, media, design, and events planning company. With an integrated approach to build a client’s profile and presence in their industry, [...]

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Get shopping and support local Ottawa artisans

Get shopping and support local Ottawa artisans

Ottawa Artisans introduces the largest online craft fair Craft fairs are simply fun. They are a popular way to support local artisans and the one-on-one with small vendors makes buying seasonal items, homemade delicacies, and that “Oh my, how cute is that” item for yourself so enjoyable. [...]

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Metro’s newest store opens in Kanata with a unique event

Metro’s newest store opens in Kanata with a unique event

Metro Eagleson Road officially opened its doors in the national capital region in Kanata on August 20. The 40,000 square foot location offers customers a wide variety of fresh and local products including Foodland Ontario produce, ready-made meals, Nescafe Coffee Bar, a pharmacy, and free electric vehicle [...]

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Check out Bangarang, a new, refreshing hard seltzer crafted in Ontario

Check out Bangarang, a new, refreshing hard seltzer crafted in Ontario

It’s the summer of seltzer and there is a new and delicious hard seltzer on the scene called Bangarang. Bangarang is a clear, low calorie and low sugar beverage available in three refreshing, all natural fruit flavours: Mango, Lemon-Lime, and Blue Raspberry. Bangarang is now exclusively available [...]

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SheBoot empowers female entrepreneurs and business owners

SheBoot empowers female entrepreneurs and business owners

SheBoot is a bootcamp whose goal is to empower and boost the morale of women from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures, while inspiring them to be proud and confident in themselves and their work. A key benefit of the program is that it connects them with some of the top founders and entrepreneurs [...]

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Walmart Canada introduces a new premium Rewards card

Walmart Canada introduces a new premium Rewards card

Walmart Rewards World Mastercard launched August 14, 2020 Walmart Canada introduces their new and improved rewards system, the first in 10 years! The Walmart Rewards World Mastercard is a great way to earn money on each purchase you make. Better than other premium rewards cards, The Walmart Rewards [...]

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Plus Guardian introduces an alternative to cloth face masks

Plus Guardian introduces an alternative to cloth face masks

Plus Guardian is an up and coming company dedicated to the manufacturing and selling of face masks and coverings. A go-to for many organizations and government bodies such as the City of Ottawa who have purchased over 20,000 reusable no-valve masks for their employees, Plus Guardian is approved and supported [...]

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The Bad Boy and the Tomboy

The Bad Boy and the Tomboy

The Bad Boy and the Tomboy Author: Nicole Nwosu ISBN: 9781989365335 Some love stories begin in all the wrong ways. The Story: Always comfortable being one of the guys, Macy Anderson is laser focused on only three things: studies, soccer, and a scholarship. Romance is the last thing on Macy’s [...]

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Compassionate Ottawa supports locals through the process of death and dying

Compassionate Ottawa supports locals through the process of death and dying

Compassionate Ottawa a local organization that is working to change the way we think about death and dying. Since 2016, they have been helping residents of the greater Ottawa area to be confident in managing their own grief while helping families to live well and to process grief and death in a healthy [...]

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