Rosa Saba

Features Writer

Rosa Saba is a freelance journalist and digital editor based in Ottawa, Ontario. Her reporting interests include Canadian arts and culture, politics, and minority issues. Her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Centretown News, ArtsFile and more.
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Homewood Health — recognizing addiction as a mental health issue

Homewood Health — recognizing addiction as a mental health issue

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock National network of mental health and addiction treatment clinics Homewood Health has acquired another facility, this time in Montreal, called Homewood du Plateau. Homewood Health acquired half of the facility in 2014, and the 16-bed residence is now a fully-functional, [...]

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Reduce, Reuse, Reupholster

Reduce, Reuse, Reupholster

The business of upholstery is not often equated with stylish, modern home decor – it might in fact call to mind old heirloom couches or dusty wooden chairs cluttering up a garage. But antique furniture has become a popular way of adding personality to homes, and one Ottawa upholsterer has made [...]

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Jesse - An Opioid Addict's Story

Jesse - An Opioid Addict's Story

Photo credit: Karen Temple As frontline workers and policymakers continue to try and mitigate the opioid crisis in Canada, harm-reduction services have been popping up in major cities to address the rapid increase in overdoses due to fentanyl. Long-term recovery models are still dealing with [...]

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Health Canada Responds​​​​​​​ to the National Opioid Crisis

Health Canada Responds​​​​​​​ to the National Opioid Crisis

Ottawa Life Magazine contacted Health Canada to learn more about their response to the opioid crisis. Thierry Bélair, the Press Secretary to the The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, responded to our questions. What do you think the federal government has learned from [...]

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Inuit Art: Traditional Yet Contemporary

Inuit Art: Traditional Yet Contemporary

At the 2017 Venice Biennale, an exhibition which shows the best contemporary art from around the world, Inuit artist Kananginak Pootoogook’s work was displayed. It was a first for the Inuit art community. Inuit art has been popular internationally for decades, but this was the first time [...]

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Government Slow to Take Action on Opioid Crisis

Government Slow to Take Action on Opioid Crisis

The official numbers aren’t out yet, but the number of opioid-related deaths in Canada in 2017 is expected to have surpassed 4,000, reports the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). This is yet another significant increase in opioid-related deaths, up from a record 2,861 deaths in 2016. [...]

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