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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.

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.

Plant and Curio’s new multi-use studio space opens Feb. 26

“Our goal is to be less dependent on suppliers and have more of our product made here, by us, as makers ourselves and as a business,” says Leslie MacDonald, founder/owner of Plant and Curio: Cutest Plant Shop (P&C). So when warehouse space at 1160B Heron Road became available, her idea for a multipurpose studio space materialized. Ottawa’s in for a new plant-themed treat.

Urban Retail Walks: Westboro and Wellington West

In this series, I’ve been writing about doing Urban Retail Walks through the winter of our pandemic discontent. This week I was going to tell you about a walk along the north part of Bank Street and across Sparks. But there seems to be something going on downtown, so we’ll leave that for another day. A walk down Richmond/Wellington in Westboro it is!