Twelve year old creates a bubbling bath bomb business called ‘Izzy’s Fizzies’
At just 12 years old, Ottawa resident Isabella Bakie is learning what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur through her bath bomb company.
A crafter’s life: As winter sets in, Amanda Carrigan picks up her knitting needles
In a world mostly concerned with getting product to market quickly, there are some who still take the time to create something by hand. Spinners, knitters and textile crafters continue to create beautiful and unique mittens, scarves and sweaters for sale. Most crafters begin as a hobbyist before developing it into a business. Amanda Carrigan, a spinner, knitter and dyer…
Farmers’ Market faces uncertainty as winter season begins
With winter officially here, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market has made the move into Aberdeen Pavilion for the season. However, there may be other changes in the air for vendors.
‘Democratizing’ zero waste: Can waste-free living be for everyone?
From Vancouver to Ottawa, stores like NU Grocery are dispensing a variety of food and cleaning products free of plastic packaging in an effort to cut waste. But some are saying that a zero-waste lifestyle is a privilege not everyone in Ottawa can afford.
‘End in sight’ for businesses as main phase of Elgin Street construction winds down
With the Elgin St. construction coming to a close, business owners are surprisingly optimistic after a long battle with reduced road access.
Planned downtown bridge replacements may put local businesses at risk
Four bridges on Highway 417 need to replaced, putting the future of several local businesses in doubt.
Neighbours help neighbours at the HighJinx antique store
A small brick antique shop located on Kent St. seems to be a magnet for artifacts and oddities from across the city and around the world. It has also attracted something else…