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Ottawa entrepreneur creates online shop for Canadian hot sauces

Ottawa entrepreneur creates online shop for Canadian hot sauces

Haicos Krijgsman says there are many similarities between the hot sauce and craft beer industries.
Elgin Street's Perfect Books creating room to breathe with property expansion

Elgin Street's Perfect Books creating room to breathe with property expansion

“Sales here have been growing for years but since COVID, our business jumped about 50 per cent,” says Jim Sherman.
Reconstruction plus pandemic forces Elgin Street gift shop to go virtual

Reconstruction plus pandemic forces Elgin Street gift shop to go virtual

Charlene Blaszczyk has experienced more challenges over the last five years than most retailers experience in a lifetime.
Ottawa bike messenger says job has taken on new meaning in last year

Ottawa bike messenger says job has taken on new meaning in last year

Jeff Valiquette has been a bike messenger for nearly 20 years, delivering everything from legal writs to late-night snacks.
Ottawa compounding pharmacies offer alternative to over-the-counter care

Ottawa compounding pharmacies offer alternative to over-the-counter care

While all pharmacists know the basics of compounding, those who work in big box drug stores don't have the time to make drugs anymore, explains Scott Watson of Watson's Pharmacy and Compounding Centre.
'I know the impact flowers have on people:' Ottawa artist launches online floral shop with social agenda

'I know the impact flowers have on people:' Ottawa artist launches online floral shop with social agenda

“The local flower movement is growing quickly,” says Kate Punnett.
Former med student continues quest to positively impact Ottawa organic farming industry

Former med student continues quest to positively impact Ottawa organic farming industry

“It's not that it's hard to make money in organic farming,” Jonathan Bruderlein of Ottawa Farm Fresh explains. “It's just really easy to not make money.”
Colourful vintage clothing a hot commodity in Ottawa following a 'long, grey year'

Colourful vintage clothing a hot commodity in Ottawa following a 'long, grey year'

Carol and Madison Kelly of Bellwethers Vintage say people are also looking for something nice to wear that costs less money.
April signals official start of ice cream season for Ottawa's The Merry Dairy

April signals official start of ice cream season for Ottawa's The Merry Dairy

Marlene Haley has been dishing out her frozen custard in the capital for almost ten years.
'Disproportionately busy:' Ottawa bike shops like Cycle Power selling as many as they can get

'Disproportionately busy:' Ottawa bike shops like Cycle Power selling as many as they can get

Ken Power and his crew are pedalling hard to keep customers on two wheels.
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