Whether it's a government shutdown or the seemingly endless revelations of misconduct, news about federal institutions is front page right now and the frustration people feel about our leaders and governments is tangible. I can commiserate. Politics and what it can do to change lives (for better or worse) is something that has fascinated me … Continue reading The Sweet Taste of Liberty
This is a thrilling moment for me. I feel like I’ve been planning, preparing, and especially hoping for the opportunity that is now here for my whole life. As a child, and then for my entire career over the past two and a half decades, I’ve been a storyteller. How that’s taken shape has changed … Continue reading Exciting things to come!
By Alexia Naidoo UDATE: Here is the letter Sophie Grégoire Trudeau sent to Lydia after reading my article: Lydia Pepin knew all along she had a creative impulse, but she didn’t make the leap to follow her passion until her mid-twenties. “Even as a child I was always drawing and painting. I was more interested in art than … Continue reading An Artist’s Calling
It’s a project nearly two years in the making, but the magic touch of a local design duo has taken a six-bedroom Manotick home to a new level of awesomeness. The renovation called upon the expertise of Laurie Jarvis from Unique Spaces and Lucie Cadieux from Cadieux Interiors. The designers first met when the homeowners … Continue reading Teamwork by Design
Greystone Village is a 26-acre development project in the heart of Old Ottawa East between the Rideau Canal and the Rideau River. Settlement in the area, which used to be called Archville, goes back almost 200 years to when the Catholic monastic community, Les Oeuvres Oblates de l’Ontario, built the main building on the Édifice … Continue reading Protecting Heritage & Environment in Old Ottawa East
It may be one of the most significant gifts in the history of the National Gallery of Canada: a collection of 50 works by one of the most celebrated names in Canadian art history, James Wilson Morrice (1865–1924). The benefactor, Ash Prakash, is a renowned author and collector of Canadian art, as well as … Continue reading James Wilson Morrice: A Gift of a Lifetime’s Work
After launching Canada’s biggest tech IPO in the past four years – not to mention the country’s largest software-as-a-service public offering ever – Kinaxis is an easy choice for Ottawa’s finance deal of the year. © Cole Burston Kinaxis CFO Richard Monkman Kinaxis, which has its headquarters and R&D operations in the capital, specializes in … Continue reading 100 Million Reasons to Smile: Ottawa’s Finance Deal of the Year