In early December, Invest Ottawa joined Premier Kathleen Wynne and a provincial business delegation on a five-day mission to China to meet with companies and explore opportunities for: R&D and business collaboration; Foreign direct investment (F

The privatization of Ontario’s largest power utility has left the province with a major blind spot: The public is no longer able to scrutinize millions of dollars consumers are paying for green energy.  It’s a situation that shows “nobody is mi

  Masha Krupp’s world imploded Sept. 27, 2016. That was the day the Ottawa entrepreneur learned her 25-year-old firm had lost half its revenues in a heartbeat. Canada Revenue Agency, for whom Masha Krupp Translation Group had been transla

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

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

The jobless rate in the Capital region remained steady in November at 5.8 per cent for third straight month. The number of jobs rose by 2,300, matched by a similar growth in the size of labour force. The biggest gainer by job sector in November in t

Canadians’ spending at “Black Friday” shopping events seems to have peaked, according to new spending data. Moneris, Canada’s largest processor of electronic payments, reports that year over year, shopping on Black Frida

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’

So what exactly were government officials being told before they pulled the trigger and launched the Phoenix pay system? In the wake of last week’s damning report by auditor general Michael Ferguson — who concluded the pay system is at risk of

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,

When the Toronto Argonauts and Calgary Stampeders clash at TD Place in Sunday’s Grey Cup, Eric Sommer intends to give the spectacle a pass. It was his company that built the distinctive wooden veil that adorns the stadium entrance. Seeing that

When Auditor General Michael Ferguson tables his latest report this Tuesday, much attention will focus on his analysis of the Phoenix pay system — in particular, whether the fixes being applied to this epic information technology disaster will actua

Marijuana producer Canopy Growth Corp. reported Tuesday that sales more than doubled in its fiscal second quarter. sales and a massive new investment with a beverage maker on Tuesday. The company, which is based in Smiths Falls and produces marijuan

On the face of it, Vanier’s status as one of the region’s least wealthy neighbourhoods makes little sense. The former city is just minutes from downtown and bounded by 150 acres of green space to the north and the Rideau River to the wes

eSentire, Inc., the largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider, today announced it was named one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ awards for the third consecutive year.

The great east-west divide in Ottawa’s resale housing market widened in October, according to the latest data compiled by the Ottawa Real Estate Board. The composite price for single-family homes across the city increased 7.1 per cent year-ove

The capital region jobless rate remained steady at 5.8 per cent in October over September, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The number of jobs was down1,200, while the labour force shrank by a similar amount. Nationally the unemployment rate was u

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.

Shopify’s share price sagged at much as 13 per cent in early morning trading Tuesday following the company’s posting of third-quarter financial results.  It finished the day at $128.26 on the TSX, down 8.5 per cent. Why such a steep

Shopify once again blew by analysts’ estimates as it posted record third quarter financial results. The e-commerce technology company on Tuesday recorded revenues of $171.5 million (all figures U.S.), up 72 per cent year over year. That exceed

After a brief pause, which allowed some development to happen at its flagship location, the Nordik Group is finally forging ahead with its plans for a Scandinavian Spa in Whitby, Ont. The company, which owns the massively popular Nordik

It was an unseasonably warm day in early November when an Ottawa police officer noticed the car. The silver Honda Civic was parked on a Vanier street, blocking traffic.         When the constable approached, the man inside w

In Ottawa’s tech sector, there are more jobs than people to fill them. In the Kanata North business park alone — once referred to as Silicon Valley North, at the height of the dot-com boom — there are today 3,000 unfilled positions. “Unemployment in

For most of the past 15 years — ever since Nortel began hemorrhaging jobs — the morning rush hour traffic in Kanata has largely been outbound, heading into downtown Ottawa or other parts of the region. Office buildings had floors of unused space. Th

Citron Research editor Andrew Left upped his attack against Ottawa’s software star Shopify on Wednesday by threatening to publish a second negative report about the company’s business. The brash short-seller, who earns money by betting a