If you really want to understand why traffic in Kanata has become such a chore for commuters, there’s a simple explanation. High-tech, and the firms that serve it, have been doing very, very well. Consider the recent experience of two very dif

Five years ago James Skippen, then chief executive of a patent-licensing pioneer called WiLAN, predicted his company’s revenues would more than double to $200 million by 2018. (All figures U.S.) The actual result says a lot about how quickly t

If it wasn’t apparent before, it sure was in May — typically the busiest month for Ottawa’s 3,000 plus realtors. Eleven of the hottest real estate districts in Ottawa last month tended to include portions along the proposed light rail tr

David Baird, the principal owner of Bronson Consulting, thought he knew his way around the federal government contracting scene. He’s learned the hard way the government does not like its decisions challenged. Nearly five years after he began

A Quebec-based franchisor of various brands has acquired Ottawa’s Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery for an undisclosed amount. The deal, announced Monday, will see a majority of the ownership of Big Rig shift to Montreal’s Foodtastic Inc. Bi

Ford Motor Co. has finally removed the shroud of secrecy surrounding its Ottawa offices, showcasing the soon-to-be-released 2020 Ford Explorer and using the new vehicle to explain all of the development the company is now performing in the nation

Access to public transit isn’t one of the major issues for prospective companies as they consider establishing a presence in the City of Ottawa, Invest Ottawa’s president and chief executive says. Michael Tremblay said that in Invest Ott

The capital region’s job market overall was remarkably steady in May. The jobless rate slipped marginally to 5.4 per cent from 5.5 per cent in April as employment levels remained level and the labour force, which includes people looking for wo

It still takes some getting used to, this idea that Ottawa has the country’s hottest housing market. That’s because for most of the past decade-and-a-half, the capital region’s real estate scene have been completely overshadowed by

The thing is, Tobi Lütke didn’t really expect to be here. “Not even close,” the co-founder and CEO of Shopify remarked on his way into his company’s annual shareholders’ meeting Wednesday at the Lord Elgin Hotel. When S

Something odd happened in the investing world last Christmas Eve. That was the day Shopify shares dipped below $118 per share on the New York Stock Exchange before beginning a stunning rise to nearly $282.43 Tuesday (all figures U.S.). The upshot: i

As water levels on the Ottawa River continue to drop, whitewater rafting companies are lobbying Transport Canada to lift the boat ban that has kept them off the river for nearly two weeks through their traditional season opener. “The ban has b

Inside the Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli, a 30-year neighbourhood institution with tiled floors and a wood-burning bagel oven, Mary Ellen Kot and Christine Libon are meeting for lunch. Both women have lived in Wellington West about as long as the Bagels

As Ottawa’s Wellington West district stares down its own rapidly-gentrifying reality, there are mainstreets across the country further along this path. From Vancouver to Montreal, communities have had to grapple with what happened to the neigh

Beau’s Brewing Co. is retooling its Vankleek Hill operation to deal with a market that is growing increasingly more competitive. Once a standout in beer aisles everywhere during the early days of the emergence of craft beer, Beau’s is no

The Ferguson Tree Centre outside of Kemptville will have to destroy more than three million trees because of the provincial government’s cancellation of the 50 Million Tree Program, the company’s chief executive said Friday. Ed Patchell said t

On a cold, dreary Saturday, dozens of volunteers are lined up near Fitzroy Harbour at a sand bagging station. The bags are for the residents of Moorhead Drive, where the Ottawa River has encircled many of the homes and cottages, and is sending shall

Shopify’s first-quarter revenue jumped a higher-than-expected 50 per cent to reach $321 million. Independent analysts had been expecting sales of $309 million. (All figures U.S.) It marked the 15th straight quarter the Ottawa-based e-commerce

PETAWAWA – Mayor Bob Sweet has declared an emergency in the town in light of the threat of increased flood water conditions in the town’s two major river systems. Members of the Town of Petawawa Emergency Control Group met at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon

On a recent Sunday morning at Kettleman’s Bagel Company in the Glebe, business was unrelenting. During the blur between breakfast and lunch, most of the eatery’s tables were filled with diners. The line-up of new arrivals, which stretche

Two years ago, homeowners in the capital region could comfort themselves that record floods were a freak anomaly. Rainfall in the Ottawa River basin that April — all 159 millimetres of it —was the highest it had been in 125 years according to the Ot

It’s difficult to know which is more bizarre — the idea that SNC-Lavalin isn’t qualified technically to manage a piece of the second stage of the city’s light rail transit project, or that City of Ottawa officials won’t offer

Since he switched careers 14 years ago, David Berry — a former physical therapist with the Ottawa Rough Riders and Ottawa Senators — has been a top performer with Remax Absolute Realty. That makes him a pretty good source for assessing the state of

Much as Friday’s fire shocked him, Domenic Santaguida — co-owner of the heavily damaged Vittoria Trattoria restaurant in the ByWard Market — recognizes he is in some respects fortunate. “We’ve been in business for 27 years,”

It’s been one of the biggest surprises of the capital’s investment universe. A real estate investment trust by the name of Minto Apartment has seen the value of its equity outpace all but marijuana stocks since it began trading last July