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Ottawa's own food delivery service driving local restaurants back into the black

Ottawa's own food delivery service driving local restaurants back into the black

Solving problems and building new businesses is something Darren Burrowes lives for.
Health and wellness retailer back in business after deemed non-essential during COVID lockdowns

Health and wellness retailer back in business after deemed non-essential during COVID lockdowns

Planet Botanix's Heather Garrod found it ironic that, at a time when her customers needed her business the most, she couldn't be there.
Ottawa's Madahoki Farm looking to create deep Indigenous cultural experience

Ottawa's Madahoki Farm looking to create deep Indigenous cultural experience

Trina Mather-Simard, producer of popular Indigenous festivals like Ottawa's Summer Solstice, wants to take cultural tourism to the next level.
One of the few Ottawa businesses to thrive during pandemic times, Pot and Pantry set to expand

One of the few Ottawa businesses to thrive during pandemic times, Pot and Pantry set to expand

When a neighbouring store on Elgin Street closed, Robin Coull saw her opportunity to grow her kitchenware business.
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.
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