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Bark Voyage takes local dogs on fun adventures

“Walking these dogs, even if it’s just for an hour makes me feel like they are all mine in a small way. The bond we create is so special and important to me,” says Karina Dos Reis-Baeta. At just 22, this recent Algonquin College veterinary technician grad’s dog-walking business is flourishing, with many loyal clients and countless happy paws.

KJ Forman reinvents their artistic vision with Luck and Lavender Studio

“While I love and adore my previous name, outing myself to strangers who ask for my brand name has unfortunately caused me to feel unsafe on several occasions,” says  KJ Forman, a queer, non-binary feminist artist who formerly created under the name Lucky Little Queer. They say they have “personally changed a lot” since 2016, and things stopped fitting. The creation of their new Luck and Lavender studio matched the different person they had become, empowering Forman to go “wherever I decide to go” from here.

Wardrobe Refresh: 11 of Ottawa’s best vintage and consignment shops

It’s that time of year again when we Canadians leave hibernation to make the most of the sun and warmer weather. It is also at this time that many of us look into our closets and feel the need for a refresh. Luckily, Ottawa has many consignment and vintage spots where we can freshen up our wardrobes in an efficient, fun, and, most importantly, sustainable way.