On this, the eve of the Liberal government’s fourth federal budget, a certain numbness has set in about the fortune being spent trying to fix broken technology projects. Budget after budget, finance minister Bill Morneau has shovelled hundreds

Quote from the CEO:  “I made Ringette Team Canada when I was 15 years old. I was the youngest on the team, I played goalie and I worked hard. After seeing me play, parents from around the region started contacting me and saying, “Hey, I&

The Ottawa Board of Trade wants the National Capital Commission to partner with Devcore Canderel DLS to transform LeBreton Flats with a grand vision, rather than seeing the federal agency hive off chunks for redevelopment. Ian Faris, president and C

Don't allow the use of 'ByWard Market' in the name of a new legal pot shop at 129 York Street, Ottawa Markets has asked Ontario's Alcohol and Gaming Commission

It’s a fact: we know that diverse companies breed better products, better service and more resilient businesses. And still, barriers to entry remain, and inequality persists, preserving cultures that perpetuate inequity in the workplace. This realit

David Raynor sat at the copper-topped bar of the Glue Pot Pub on a recent afternoon, reading a book and nursing a beer, one of the last he’ll have there. A retired university professor, Raynor only rediscovered the bar a few months ago, after a long

Don’t allow the use of ‘ByWard Market’ in the name of a new legal pot shop at 129 York Street, the corporation that manages Ottawa’s venerable market has asked the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. In a submission to

The national capital region’s jobless rate fell to 5.1 per cent cent in February from 5.2 per cent in January, thanks to a jump of 7,300 in net new jobs. The labour force, which includes those looking for work, increased by 6,600. Drilling dow

Celebrated author Michael Lewis put it best in his latest tome, The Fifth Risk: one of the biggest risks facing government today lies not in politics but in managing large projects. Failure to assess what could go wrong, and to install safeguards, w

The surprise is that Ottawa house and condo resale prices aren’t moving up faster. February data published this week by the Ottawa Real Estate Board showed just 2,413 residential listings at the end of February — down 20 per cent from a year e

Savvy entrepreneurs understand that a strong brand adds real value to a business. Whether you are starting a new business or building an existing one, the selection and protection of your brand’s trademarks are critical to success. Powerful brands h

On the face of it, this doesn’t look good. We’re not talking about the 35-per-cent jump in estimated costs for completing the first two phases of Ottawa’s (now) $4.7-billion light rail transit project, though that’s bad enoug

Ottawa’s Instant Brands Inc., maker of the popular Instant Pot, has agreed to a deal that will see it join houseware giant Corelle Brands LLC. Instant Brands, which is headquartered in Kanata and has four factories in China making its Instant

Whispers in the wind. It seems Trinity Development founder John Ruddy and partner Graham Bird are still very much interested in participating in the re-launch of the LeBreton Flats project. If that’s true, they will be very interested in the results

When a partnership as consequential as RendezVous LeBreton blows up, as it did Wednesday, the knock-on effects are many. No matter how the National Capital Commission proceeds from here, key players in the city will be paying for this failure for ye

So, here’s what we know. RendezVous LeBreton — the partnership between Trinity Development founder John Ruddy and Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk — is dead. And the National Capital Commission is firmly committed to moving ahead with its t

Canadian Tire is planning a new store at the Carlingwood Shopping Centre, with an eye on closing its outlet just 2.5 kilometres east on Carling Avenue. A spokesman for the company said moving west from Carling and Clyde Avenue to the intersection of

It seemed like loads of time. In mid-January the National Capital Commission granted the feuding Rendezvous LeBreton partners an extension until Feb. 28 to reach a deal on the 20-year, $4 billion project to redevelop LeBreton Flats. Turns out, there

When City of Ottawa procurement staff three years ago began evaluating builders for the second stage of the transformative light rail project, they had no idea the time frame would coincide with a political earthquake. SNC-Lavalin, the Montreal cons

Nine Ottawa stores belonging to Payless ShoeSource are expected to close in the next few months after the company filed for bankruptcy in the United States. Payless has 248 stores across Canada, and 2,500 stores in North America. The company said in

Fire & Flower, an Alberta-based chain of marijuana stores, plans to open a shop on York Street in the ByWard Market this spring. The chain has reached a deal with two of the Ontario pot-shop lottery winners to open stores in Eastern Ontario, sai

Quote from the CEO: “Being able to take an idea and turn it into a company is, for me, the greatest reward of being a CEO.” Lawyer turned CEO,  Bree Jamieson-Holloway made the decision to leave corporate law to launch her very own tech c

An Ottawa security and data analytics firm has been bought by a massive U.K. software company for an undisclosed amount. Interset, which has been a fixture of the national capital’s technology landscape for decades, will be acquired by Micro F

Something profoundly important is taking place in the region’s economic engine — and the shape of it could be discerned this week. The Ottawa area is finally acquiring the flagship corporations that have been so lacking since the disappearance

A lot was riding on Canopy Growth’s first (nearly) full quarter in which recreational pot was legal — we’re talking the three months ended Dec. 31. Anxious investors have been keen for evidence Canopy Growth really is the country’s