Tori McNeely

Web Editor & Features Writers

Tori is a recent Carleton University graduate with a Honours Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies. She interned for Ottawa Life throughout the summer of 2017 and has since returned to join the team full time. When she's not at the office she can be found exploring the city, discovering new playlists on Spotify or trying out new recipes.

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts this Friday!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts this Friday!

Shop new arrivals on sale? Sign me up! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - the retailer’s biggest sale event of the year - launches Friday, July 19th with a better-than-ever selection of brand new arrivals from brands like Smythe, rag & bone, FRAME Denim, Madewell, Nike and more! “Anniversary [...]

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Krackers Katering serves customers and community with their value-added business model

Krackers Katering serves customers and community with their value-added business model

“Great food for the greater good” - that is what Krackers Katering promises their customers and boy do they deliver on that promise! Founded in 1999 as Causeway Work Centre’s first social enterprise, Krackers Katering was created with a mission to provide people with barriers to employment, [...]

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Black Fly Beverage Company is all the buzz

Black Fly Beverage Company is all the buzz

Photo: Black Fly Beverage Company Co-founders Cathy Siskind-Kelly and Rob Kelly Starting a business is one of the hardest things to do. Tapping into the beverage market is an even harder task. But not for Cathy Siskind-Kelly and Rob Kelly, co-founders of Black Fly Beverage Company and possibly one [...]

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Ottawa Dental Society has you covered at Ribfest 2019

Ottawa Dental Society has you covered at Ribfest 2019

Photo credit: Sparks Street Every summer, Ottawa hosts a handful of amazing food festivals from poutine to Asian food to mac and cheese. If BBQ ribs and chicken doesn’t scream summer, then I don’t know what does. This Friday through until Sunday, Sparks Street will be lined with award-winning [...]

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Art meets activism in Jesse Stewart's exhibit at the Ottawa Art Gallery

Art meets activism in Jesse Stewart's exhibit at the Ottawa Art Gallery

Ottawa-based artist Jesse Stewart is an award winning percussionist, visual artist and instrument builder whose audio-visual installation-based work crosses disciplinary boundaries, exploring the link between the visual and the sonic arts. Jesse Stewart: Icebreaking examines the role of industry on [...]

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Twelve environmental organizations call on the Canadian government to add plastics to toxic substances list

Twelve environmental organizations call on the Canadian government to add plastics to toxic substances list

Plastic pollution could without a doubt be one of the biggest environmental scourges of our time. Governments, not-profits, businesses and individuals alike have been working at national and sub-national levels to curb the consumption of single use plastic. Twelve leading ocean conservancy and environmental [...]

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From audience member to actor, Ottawa Fringe Festival welcomes The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World to the stage

From audience member to actor, Ottawa Fringe Festival welcomes The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World to the stage

Photo credit: M. Innes Since 1997, the Ottawa Fringe Festival has continued to provide a stage for the performing arts, accessible to artists and audience members alike. Ottawa Fringe Festival is Ottawa’s largest theatre festival where artists of the event keep 100% of their ticket sales. Fifty-four [...]

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Ottawa-based start-up, GenM, serves as silver lining for post-grad workforce

Ottawa-based start-up, GenM, serves as silver lining for post-grad workforce

If you’ve been searching for a job for any serious amount of time, then you understand how difficult a process it is. Recent graduates often feel helpless when applying to jobs, falling victim to the irony that in order to get a job you need experience, but to get experience you need a job. What [...]

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Ottawa-based interior home decorator, Saree Parry, wins 1st place at international contest for luxury room design

Ottawa-based interior home decorator, Saree Parry, wins 1st place at international contest for luxury room design

Sophisticated. Multifunctional. Upscale. These are just a few of the ways in which people have described spaces designed by Saree Parry. Now, you can add international award-winning to that list too! This past May, Saree Parry of Saree Parry Design based in Ottawa, was presented with the 1st place award [...]

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Hope for Canada’s highly-skilled energy workers

Hope for Canada’s highly-skilled energy workers

Photo credit: Shutterstock Alberta, traditionally one of the richest provinces in Canada, now has among the highest unemployment rates and one of the weakest economies in the country. In his victory speech, newly elected Alberta UPC Leader Jason Kenney vowed to get the province back to work and get [...]

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