The capital region’s job market has been on steroids of late. Employment levels jumped 12,600 in September compared to August — marking the third straight month in which job gains have exceeded 12,000. The result in September was an unemployment rat

The jobless rate in the capital region tumbled to 4.4 per cent in September, from 4.7 per cent in August, thanks to 12,600 net new jobs while labour force increased by 10,100. About 90 per cent of jobs and new entrants were in Ottawa, where the jobl

The legal fight over Eugene Melnyk’s alleged gambling debt appears to have taken on a life of its own. A Connecticut casino run by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority on Monday filed a revised complaint against Melnyk, seeking payment for debt

Maybe, just maybe, a slight cooling of Ottawa’s housing market is at hand. The average resale price for residential properties in September climbed 8.3 per cent year over year to $487,400 according to data published Wednesday by the Ottawa Rea

On the surface, there isn’t much to connect these four legal dramas. These were disparate proceedings involving unique circumstances and sets of facts. Each case featured different RCMP or Competition Bureau lead investigators. The same was true of

It’s become an annual ritual. Each September many of the world’s richest buyers of fibre-optic communications technology descend on Kanata for a preview of what the next three years will bring. The event, which ends mid-October, is calle

A lawyer representing Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk on Monday filed “one or more defences” in the strange case involving gambling expenses incurred two years ago at the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority in Connecticut. The casino fil

There was a flurry of movement in the capital region’s job market between July and August but by the time it was all done, not much had really changed. The jobless rate dropped a notch to 4.7 per cent from 4.8 per cent, despite the addition of 13,10

If you happen to be searching for a home in an established Ottawa neighbourhood, you won’t like these numbers. The Ottawa Real Estate Board revealed Thursday that average prices for residential properties in August jumped nearly 12 per cent ye

David Baird’s working life these days is consumed by legal minutiae. It began 17 months ago when the company he founded, Bronson Consulting, launched a $195-million lawsuit against the federal government over a lost contract involving the prov

Well, on the face of it this really doesn’t look good. Canopy Growth — the Smiths Falls cannabis products giant — reported a net loss of $1.3 billion on revenues of just $90.5 million for its first quarter ended June 30. But if you drill down

Minto Apartment REIT Monday reported revenues of $24.8 million for its second quarter ended June 30 — nearly 18 per cent above the forecast from 13 months ago when the trust launched its initial public offering on the TSX. The sharp rise reflected M

Not quite 40 days after Bruce Linton was unexpectedly dismissed as CEO of Canopy Growth Corp., uncertainty over the company’s next moves is undiminished. The big question is whether the firm’s most important investor — wine, beer and spi

The capital region’s jobless numbers tumbled sharply to 4.8 per cent in July compared to 5.6 per cent in June as Ottawa employers stepped up their hiring, Statistics Canada reported Friday. It’s the first time the unemployment rate has b

Perhaps it was just a matter of time given the industry’s momentum, but Ottawa’s resale housing market in July posted its second straight month of double-digit gains. Prices for residential homes averaged $487,300 last month, up 10.4 per

Kanata software star Kinaxis offered investors a less-than-spectacular financial snapshot Thursday evening. While the company reported a record $247.2 million backlog of orders, good for future business, the company’s second-quarter revenues i

The city says it will appeal a court decision that awarded a condo developer nearly $4.5 million after a judge ruled there was bad municipal intel about an important water pipe near the west-end construction site. Charlesfort Developments sued the c

At this point in its young history, Shopify just keeps rolling along. Ottawa’s e-commerce technology giant revealed Thursday it had exceeded second quarter revenue forecasts by a fair margin while operating losses were smaller than expected. I

Ottawa’s software gorilla Shopify has made so much noise in the past few years building a global business, it’s been easy to miss the rise of Kinaxis, another software star about to make a statement of its own. Kinaxis, which employs mor

Sixteen months after launching a $195-million lawsuit against the federal government over a lost contract, Bronson Consulting founder David Baird finds himself fully stripped of his security clearance, unable to pursue any but the most basic governm

Vars-based apollogreen has received the Health Canada licences it needs to starting using industrial-scale tissue culture to produce millions of starter plants for cannabis growers, the firm announced Thursday. The company will start work on a 5,000

The capital region’s tech scene has rarely seen anything like this. Shortly after Bruce Linton was sacked July 2 as CEO of Canopy Growth, the country’s biggest cannabis products firm, he mused about spending more time at Martello Technol

When it comes to light rail transit service, Kanata got left out. If stage two of LRT is completed on time, it will reach Moodie Drive in 2025. That’s still five kilometres to the east of Kanata. The third phase of LRT, just an unfunded concep

The Farm Boy grocery chain has swooped in to save an Ottawa favourite after its recent closure, promising to ensure the Rideau Bakery’s beloved products will remain available in the city. The Rideau Bakery, known for its signature rye bread, c

From the 23rd floor of Ottawa’s newest apartment complex at 100 Frontier Path Private, the east end of the city stretches in great green swatches towards Montreal, bisected neatly by Highway 417. Down below, Blair Station sits silent. It is th