An Artist’s Calling

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

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Teamwork by Design

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

Protecting Heritage & Environment in Old Ottawa East

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

James Wilson Morrice: A Gift of a Lifetime’s Work

  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

Ottawa Looks to Get a Jump on Opportunities in World’s Fastest-Growing Economy

A lot has happened since Ottawa established a sister-city relationship with Beijing back in 1999. The recently ratified Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement is just one example. The deal, signed in 2012, is a bilateral pact designed to encourage more foreign investment between Canada and China. “FIPA opens the door to more opportunities for … Continue reading Ottawa Looks to Get a Jump on Opportunities in World’s Fastest-Growing Economy