Category Archives: Ottawa Citizen

Stories written for the Ottawa Citizen newspaper.

Deadline nears for complaints about hog farm

I pitched this story about potential intensive livestock operation opening in Cumberland to the Citizen, which published it in the City section on Dec. 17, 2001. Deadline nears for complaints about hog farm Residents of Cumberland Ward have just a … Continue reading

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Tree Climbing Adventures – the world from a fresh perspective

I ptiched this story to the Ottawa Citizen where it was published in the Business Section on July 3, 1999 as “Arborists Branch Out.” It was picked up by the National Post and published in its Life Section as “The … Continue reading

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Giant Tiger roars loud in the discount jungle

I was contracted by the Ottawa Citizen to write a series of profiles about prominent Ottawa business people. This article profiles Giant Tiger founder Gordon Reid. He’s quiet, genial and soft-spoken, but Giant Tiger founder Gordon Reid has a competitive … Continue reading

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Factory Farm Not Welcome in Sarsfield

  This story written for the Ottawa Citizen tells about resistance to a factory farm proposed for the town of Sarsfield. Factory Farm Not Welcome in Sarsfield Residents living in Ottawa’s Cumberland Ward have just a few more days to … Continue reading

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Tree Climbing Adventures

My story  about a unique high-rise sport and the young entrepreneurs who own it was featured prominently in the Citizen business pages. TREE CLIMBING ADVENTURE GIVES YOU THE VIEW FROM THE TOP By Laurie McBurney Diversify, diversify, diversify is the … Continue reading

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Few could match E.B. Eddy

I was contracted by the Ottawa Citizen to write a series of profiles about prominent Ottawa business people. This article profiles pulp and paper manufacturer E.B. Eddy. Few could match E.B. Eddy Of the early great business leaders of the national capital … Continue reading

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‘Mr. Ottawa’ just wanted a place to live

I was contracted by the Ottawa Citizen to write a series of profiles about prominent Ottawa business people. This article profiles Regional Realty founder Len Potechin. ‘Mr. Ottawa’ just wanted a place to live By Laurie McBurney It’s difficult to … Continue reading

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