A trendy Calgary-based restaurant is hoping to carry the success it’s seeing at Lansdowne Park to the corner of Nicholas Street and Rideau Street. The busy street corner, which has played host to a few different restaurants in recent year

First the good news. The region’s economy is expected to put on a good show this year in keeping with the spirit of the Canada 150 celebrations. The value of all goods and services produced in the capital this year should climb 2.3 per cent ex
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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

Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday it was cancelling plans for a new US$1.6 billion plant in Mexico, and will, instead, invest $700 million in an expansion of its facility in Flat Rock, Mich.

A glitzy $20-million convention centre opening next month near the airport won’t conflict with the nearby EY Centre, says the property’s manager.  A media tour Tuesday through the Infinity Convention Centre on Gibford Drive near

The Orleans Star, a 30-year-old community newspaper, has been purchased by its former managing editor for an undisclosed sum. Fred Sherwin, a former editor and managing editor at the publication, announced the purchase from Transcontinental Med

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

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.

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

The red spitting cobra produces venom that can blind you, but don’t worry, it’s safely behind glass in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s newest exhibition, Reptiles: Beautiful and Deadly. This is the largest travelling reptile exhibition in the world
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July employment in Ottawa

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When it comes to the job market, Ottawa and Gatineau have been moving in opposite directions. While the capital region’s overall jobless rate climbed to 5.9 per cent in June from 5.7 per cent in May despite the addition of 2,000 net new jobs,

Perhaps we should be a little insulted. There’s a section in Wednesday’s federal budget that highlights how a multitude of measures aimed at accelerating innovation are supposed to work. The government wants us to create innovation superclusters — “

Ottawa homeowners have been waiting many months for a sign that the country’s lopsided housing markets are set to return to equilibrium. They didn’t get one in January. While the benchmark price for single-family homes in Ottawa increase

Save 60 to 70 per cent off liquor store prices when you make your own wine at DeFalco's

Give Mitel CEO Rich McBee credit for patience. Nearly three years ago he made a play for California-based rival ShoreTel but withdrew Mitel’s $8.50-per-share offer when ShoreTel’s directors demanded more. Thursday morning he revealed Sho

The Ottawa businesswoman under investigation by the U.S. Treasury is no longer chair of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, according to a spokesman for the organization. Kenny Leon, who handles communications on behalf of the chamber, confirmed to the

If you happen to go to a University of Ottawa photonics lab to check out an innovation aimed at helping blind people see and expect some futuristic gadget, you will be disappointed. The next step in retinal implants — also known as the “bionic eye”

Cabela’s Inc. agreed to be bought by Bass Pro Shops in a $5.5 billion deal, handing a victory to the activist investor that had been pushing the outdoor-sports equipment retailer to put itself up for sale. The offer of $65.50 a share in cash represe

An entrepreneur from Rwanda who has a dream of operating the country’s first craft brewery is getting a big boost from one of Ottawa’s best-known beer brands. Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. has partnered with Josephine “Fina&

Ron Zambonini loved golf, so perhaps it was fitting that he spent his last day watching the final round of the British Open. The former chief executive of Cognos died Sunday evening, the victim of a lung cancer that had been discovered last year. He

TORONTO - A settlement has been reached to end a lengthy battle over divvying up the US$7.3 billion raised in Nortel Networks Corp.'s bankruptcy liquidation.

Mitel Networks said Wednesday it will trim 10 per cent of its global workforce by yearend, a move the company’s CEO Rich McBee called a “proactive cost reduction.”   Mitel employed 3,300 people at yearend 2016, suggesting

Real Sports Bar & Grill in the ByWard Market abruptly shut its doors on Wednesday, with little more than a closed sign on its door. The well-known downtown bar on George Street is owned by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which also own

  Save the date: The Big Fashion Sale by Quebec Designers will open its doors Oct. 6-8 at Hilton Lac-Leamy (close to the casino). Do not miss the shopping event and mecca of fashionistas! “With more than 70 attending designers, I am sure that v