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Ottawa murder mystery theatre company forced to reinvent itself

Ottawa murder mystery theatre company forced to reinvent itself

When COVID forced theatres to close, Pete Dillon responded. "If the audience can't go to the theatre, we'll bring the theatre to them."
Ottawa couturier redesigning her career

Ottawa couturier redesigning her career

Farah Asnaashari has been designing and making bespoke clothes for women in Ottawa for nearly 30 years, but COVID pandemic lockdowns nearly put an end to that.
Spark Beer moving forward having only ever known business during pandemic times

Spark Beer moving forward having only ever known business during pandemic times

“We wanted to be different. That's how we are," says Andrea Gormley, owner of the Somerset Street West micro-brewpub.
Bank Street's Stella Luna Gelato Cafe enjoying bounce-back summer

Bank Street's Stella Luna Gelato Cafe enjoying bounce-back summer

“It was a life-and-death situation because this is the only income for three families,” says owner Tammy Giuliani.
'Being a dairy farmer wasn't for me:' Hybrid grapes help Navan's Jan-Daniel Etter establish winery

'Being a dairy farmer wasn't for me:' Hybrid grapes help Navan's Jan-Daniel Etter establish winery

For the last 20 or so years, more than a dozen artisanal wineries have taken root around the capital region, making eastern Ontario one of Canada's most northerly wine regions.
New consignment store successfully launches in Kanata amid pandemic challenges

New consignment store successfully launches in Kanata amid pandemic challenges

Stacey and Mark MacLellan, the store owner of Plato's Closet, are hopeful that the "thrifting" trend among the younger generation could help their new location be successful.
Metcalfe nursing student turns lockdown hobby into lucrative business

Metcalfe nursing student turns lockdown hobby into lucrative business

Three months after watching her first stained glass how-to video on YouTube, Allie Johnston launched Sunshine Stained Glass.
Auto Show Gatineau celebrates 30th anniversary

Auto Show Gatineau celebrates 30th anniversary

Auto Show Gatineau started as an add-on to the Aylmer Boat Show. A lot has changed since then.
Empty nester to salsa chef: How one local woman's popular-at-parties salsa became a grocery story sell out hit

Empty nester to salsa chef: How one local woman's popular-at-parties salsa became a grocery story sell out hit

Cheryl Wilcox created Mom's Homemade Salsa initially as something to serve her family at parties. It was so popular with friends, she's now selling all over the capital region.
Live theatre coming to Lansdowne with 'C-O-N-T-A-C-T'

Live theatre coming to Lansdowne with 'C-O-N-T-A-C-T'

The play, which asks its audience members to listen through their headphones in an outdoor setting, explores the psychological toll of social isolation.
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