Originally from Scotland, Helen Morris arrived in Ottawa almost six years ago. She loves being able to bike to work in the summer and skate along the Rideau Canal to the office in the winter. Other interests include dark chocolate and Wensleydale Cheese. If you are heading down to Bluesfest tonight or tomorrow take a few moments […]
Joel Eastwood (Twitter) is entering his fourth year in journalism at Carleton University. Originally from Hamilton, Ont., Joel escaped to Ottawa at the first opportunity and is trying his darndest to blend in with the locals. Joel curls in the winter, complains about the heat in the summer and procrastinates all year round. For most […]
Melodie Cardin (Twitter) has lived in the National Capital Region since 2000. A 2007 graduate of Carleton University’s school of journalism, she’s now the manager of communications for a small project assisting Canadian researchers to collaborate internationally. The following views are her own. Thursday afternoon, smacking myself in the forehead for not having thought of […]
Larra Skye is a singer/songwriter from Toronto. She is a vegan, and lover of books and bicycles. Her album of original music, The World Disappears, was named the #1 bestselling independent jazz album of 2006 by HMV Canada. She’s now recording her second album in June, and is currently touring the Ottawa and Montreal area. Tell us a bit about […]
Jocelyn Wentland (blog/Twitter) hails from British Columbia, but is calling Ottawa home while she completes her Phd in Psychology (specializing in sexuality) at the University of Ottawa. Jocelyn’s research interests include casual sexual relationships, female sexuality, mate selection, the ‘technologized’ dating script, erotic photography, sex education, and women’s health. When Jocelyn isn’t sex researching, blogging, […]
Katherine Carter has lived in Ottawa for five years, and is the Community Relations Coordinator for the city’s Distress Centre. She is also the head of this year’s Festival of Chocolate. This week, Local Tourist Ottawa was lucky enough to have a short Q&A with her to learn a bit about this fundraiser. The […]
Mena G. is a fundraising consultant who moved to Ottawa in August 2010…and it all started because of a conversation in a British pub, with an old school friend and her Canadian husband. We were so delighted when my friend from her school days said she was coming home for a visit. She had moved […]
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