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

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is expected Wednesday to invest $40 million in CBN Nano Technologies — a two-year-old unit of Canadian Bank Note Co., the Ottawa manufacturer of polymer bills, passports and other security documents. The investment,

Given the shortage of house listings and price momentum of the past couple of years, it was perhaps inevitable that Ottawa’s housing resale market would bust out. It did so in June. While the benchmark price for single family homes jumped a ro

The capital region’s  jobless rate was steady at 5.4 per cent in June, same as May, despite jump of 4,700 net new jobs. The labour force, which includes those looking for work, increased by 4,400. Overall net jobs gain, non adjusted for season

From the moment Bruce Linton approached beer-wine-and-spirits giant Constellation Brands for investment money two years ago, he was running the risk he would one day lose control of his cannabis startup, Canopy Growth. But he saw no other choice. Li

You could tell being a lobbyist was no ordinary vocation for John Reid. Most of the time, until his sudden death June 24 at 69, he was having too much fun. Yes, part of it was because Reid was a policy wonk and an innovation geek. But there was more

More than 1,019 Ottawa-area homes have been taken off the rental market as a result of Airbnb and other home-sharing services, according to a study published by McGill University. The study titled, Short-term rentals in Canada, found that Airbnb and

This is the way it’s supposed to work when a city’s high-tech core is reaching critical mass. Thursday morning — a downtown Ottawa software startup — will unveil a $8.75 million equity investment. Nothing hugely unusual in thi

This is the way it’s supposed to work when a city’s high-tech core is reaching critical mass. Thursday morning — a downtown Ottawa software startup — will unveil a $8.75 million equity investment. Nothing hugely unusual in thi

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