A former Ottawa technology star has dimmed after a series of business decisions failed to pan out. Once an inspiration to other Ottawa-area software firms, Fuel Industries recently found itself insolvent and has now been acquired by one of its credi

Tighter mortgage rules, which become effective on New Year’s Day, may be driving up the cost of buying a house in Ottawa. Prices for single family homes jumped 7.3 per cent year over year in November to reach $403,500, the Ottawa Real Estate B
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A St. Paddy's Day Parade traffic alert

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Motorists should avoid parts of downtown Ottawa on Saturday morning because of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and a two-mile race event. Most of the delays will be felt between 10 a.m. and roughly 1 p.m. The parade will start at city hall on Lau

When is an exemption not an exemption? It seems like such a silly question. Yet, after a recent exchange with Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly and her staff, it may be a question worth addressing. Speaking to a crowd of more than 500 members

The capital region’s job market showed little movement in September as the jobless rate declined to 5.8 per cent from 5.9 per cent in August, Statistics Canada reported Friday. While the number of jobs dropped 1,300, the size of the labour for

It was the day that everything changed for Mitel Networks, the catalyst at the heart of Kanata’s tech industry. On April 9, 2018, the directors of the 45 year-old firm — led by chairman and co-founder Terence Matthews — logged in one by one to

Ottawa police are warning residents to be aware of the resurgence of a scam involving online offers of employment. Police said the fraud begins with the offer of employment from a questionable source on the Internet. Sometimes the employment offer i

A Starbucks in Little Italy was on fire Friday night, in the Preston Square complex, at 347 Preston Street. Ottawa Fire Services were alerted to the fire by an alarm company and one 911 call reporting smoke in the kitchen area of the coffee shop. Wh

The Salvation Army's first public consultation about its proposed homeless shelter for Vanier generated noisy opposition inside and outside the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre on Wednesday.
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Le Germain Hotel Ottawa is expected to open its doors to the public as early as May

After years of battling side by side on the ice, he had their trust. So when Marc Brunet offered to bring friends in on a big investment opportunity, they lined up with cash in hand, they say. But now, years later, with their teammate facing charges

It was a strange kind of quarter for Mitel, the telecommunications software company chaired by Terence Matthews. The Kanata firm on Thursday reported third-quarter revenues of $241.5 million, up three per cent year over year.  (All figures U.S.

Ottawa’s real-estate market split in two in January as the number of residential properties sold actually slipped year over year while there was a surge in the sale of condominiums. Perhaps not surprisingly, prices in the two sectors diverged.

Still stumped about what to get the tech-lover in your life? After meticulously sorting through the plethora of tech toys on offer this year, we’ve put together a list of suggestions that should dazzle young and old fans of technology alike. The gif

Shopify’s losses widened in the second quarter as the e-commerce specialist continued to invest heavily in its global rollout. However, the Ottawa firm also posted better-than-expected revenues. Shopify reported Tuesday that its net loss in th

Perhaps it was just a matter of time, given the huge risks. But when Diablo Technologies filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, it was still something of a surprise. Just 16 months ago, the Ottawa-based memory technology specialist had pocketed th

In an unexpected move, Shopify late Monday toughened the terms of its service agreement to prohibit the sale of many types of guns and ammunition. In so doing, the Ottawa firm has infuriated online retailers who relied on Shopify’s earlier pro

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The jobless rate in the capital region tumbled to 4.8 per cent in March, from 5.1 per cent in February, reflecting the addition of 2,600 net new jobs while the labour force grew by just 400. It’s the lowest jobless rate in Ottawa-Gatineau sinc

When Randall’s Decor opened its first paint store on Bank Street in 1948, William Lyon Mackenzie King was prime minister, the current leader’s mother, Margaret Trudeau, was a newborn and a loaf of bread cost 14 cents. Back then, the tiny shop

Canada Post was forced to hire as many as 3,000 additional seasonal staff this year to deal with a, record breaking, 20 per cent increase in packages over the Holiday Shopping season. According to the shipping company, more than one million parcels

A new DNA testing device made in Ottawa can cut the time it takes to test for legionnaires’ disease from more than a week to 45 minutes. Spartan Bioscience Inc., with headquarters on Baseline Road, said this will allow owners of office towers,

We really are different. That’s the clear message from the 2016 census, which has been published in stages this year concluding with Wednesday’s assessment of education, labour, commuting patterns and language of work. To date, we’

Sandro “Sam” Giannetti was known as the quiet brother, the one who presided over Little Italy’s Preston Hardware with a smile and a ready contribution for any good cause. “He could never say ‘no’ to anyone, if a t

It seems every serious tech company is doing it — Apple, Google, Nvidia, LinkedIn and, soon, Amazon. They’re building, or have already built, vast new operations centres that celebrate the companies’ brands and provide unique working spa