Forget what you think you know about hackers, those mischievous computer nerds who live for the challenge of breaching the defences of computer networks. There’s a different kind of hacker: software programmers capable of breaking with traditi

OTTAWA, ONTARIO; April 28, 2017:  Invest Ottawa, lead economic development agency for the City of Ottawa, today applauded the Government of Ontario’s decision to invest $63 million in a centre that facilitates the commercialization of next generatio

The opening of the Confederation Light Rail station will lead the construction of residential homes along its route, according to a new study released Tuesday by RE/MAX. The real estate giant said in the study that it is seeing increased interest fr

After 24 years of allowing government bureaucrats to mingle with technology industry big-wigs, the annual Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) is suddenly facing an uncertain future. Immediately following the closing of the 2016 ev

Canada Revenue Agency is not one to meekly acquiesce in the face of decisions by other federal agencies. When the Canadian International Trade Tribunal last month ruled that the tax agency should re-do a $4.3 million-a-year contract it had signed fo

Ottawa police are investigating a suspicious fire that was set behind two businesses on Somerset Street around 3 a.m. on Wednesday. According to police, someone piled a bunch of garbage near a doorway behind 375 Somerset Street W., then set the pile

Mark Motors Group is thrilled to announce their new partnership with the Ottawa Senators, as they become the sponsor of the One-Way Valet at Club Bell.

When Canada Revenue Agency sought new bids last summer to do its translating, few expected the result. Masha Krupp Translation Group, the Canadian independent that had been handling the agency’s documents since 2004, was kicked out. And CLS Le
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Thinking about mom

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It’s hard to picture your mom or dad as people, and not just parents.
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The City of Ottawa has been named among the top employers in the National Capital Region for the sixth straight year. The municipality, which employs around 12,000 people, was included in an annual round up released by Mediacorp Canada Inc

Gas prices in Ottawa jumped as high as $1.20 per litre on Wednesday, as motorists prepared for road trips over the long Easter weekend to visit family and friends. According to Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation, there could be 14 per c
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AccelerateOTT 2017: Allan Wille

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Growing a business is not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, and time. But take a quick look around and you’ll find entrepreneurs and their successful startups all over the place—especially if you’re looking around Ottawa. AccelerateOT

The bad news is gas prices are expected to rise dramatically in time for the Easter weekend. The worse news is that, as Canadians and Americans get their boats, lawnmowers and ATVs out of storage, those prices are going to continue climbing right th

Niket Bajaj moved from India to Canada on Boxing Day in 2013. It was -20°C when he landed in Toronto, a big change from the scorching 35°C weather he left behind. Fast-forward to 2014, Niket was up one winter jacket, one degree in computer science,

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has ordered all of Canada’s cellular providers to implement wireless alert systems on their networks by April 2018. The announcement, which was released Thursday morning, is aimed

The National Capital Commission says Gatineau Park is responsible for $241.5 million in annual economic impact and 4,728 jobs in the region. The statistics were released as part of a new study that was revealed on Tuesday by the NCC.
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LCBO workers set strike vote date

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TORONTO — Liquor Control Board of Ontario staff represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union will be holding a strike vote on April 24 and 25. The union has long railed against the government’s move to sell beer, wine and ci
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AccelerateOTT 2017: Sean Sheppard

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When the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer, everyone gets excited. Not only does this mean retiring the winter clothes, but it’s also an opportunity to freshen up your business strategies.  Looking to give your biz a good spring cleani

Ford Motor Co. Canada announced it will spend as much as $337.9 million on a new research and development centre in Ottawa that will focus on developing self-driving vehicles. The new Innovation Centre plans to hire as many as 295 engineers, softwar

eSentire, Inc., the largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider, today announced it was awarded “Best Security Solution” in the 2017 U.S. Hedge Fund Technology Awards by HFM for the third year in a row.

Sixty Kanata North companies set up shop in the Brookstreet Hotel on Tuesday, hoping to attract interested candidates at the second Discover Technata tech expo and talent hunt.

Just days after announcing its annual earnings had soared 30 per cent, Ottawa’s Intouch Insight said Tuesday it has inked a three-year, $7-million extension to provide software and services to its largest customer through 2019.

Spring has sprung and along with robins and crocus blooms, Canadians are eagerly awaiting the legislation to create and govern the recreational cannabis market. In April, 2016, Health Minister Jane Philpott announced a deadline of “spring 2017” to b

Two Ottawa-area homeowners found themselves locked in bitter disputes with a home-appliance-rental company over its door-to-door sales. Man Guo and Diane Cousineau are accusing Ontario Safety Standards, which has offices in Ottawa and Toro

The 2017 federal budget’s fresh approach to procurement has received a nod of approval from the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance.