Two years ago, homeowners in the capital region could comfort themselves that record floods were a freak anomaly. Rainfall in the Ottawa River basin that April — all 159 millimetres of it —was the highest it had been in 125 years according to the Ot

It’s difficult to know which is more bizarre — the idea that SNC-Lavalin isn’t qualified technically to manage a piece of the second stage of the city’s light rail transit project, or that City of Ottawa officials won’t offer

Since he switched careers 14 years ago, David Berry — a former physical therapist with the Ottawa Rough Riders and Ottawa Senators — has been a top performer with Remax Absolute Realty. That makes him a pretty good source for assessing the state of

Much as Friday’s fire shocked him, Domenic Santaguida — co-owner of the heavily damaged Vittoria Trattoria restaurant in the ByWard Market — recognizes he is in some respects fortunate. “We’ve been in business for 27 years,”

It’s been one of the biggest surprises of the capital’s investment universe. A real estate investment trust by the name of Minto Apartment has seen the value of its equity outpace all but marijuana stocks since it began trading last July

The capital region’s jobless remained steady at 5.1 per cent in March compared to February despite the addition of 2,800 net new jobs, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The labour force, which includes people looking for work, increased about 3,000

Cindy Pokey was first in line at Hobo Recreational Cannabis Store Monday morning. “I’m here to buy pot,” said Pokey, 59. “It’s so clean, no garbage in it, no fentanyl. It’s absolutely wonderful.” Half a dozen people were lined up outside to wait for

The Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli, a linchpin West Wellington business that has catered to food lovers for 35 years, is to undergo a renovation this spring that will cut its 7,000-square-foot space in half. “We will be right-sizing … It̵

On this, the eve of the Liberal government’s fourth federal budget, a certain numbness has set in about the fortune being spent trying to fix broken technology projects. Budget after budget, finance minister Bill Morneau has shovelled hundreds

The Ottawa Board of Trade wants the National Capital Commission to partner with Devcore Canderel DLS to transform LeBreton Flats with a grand vision, rather than seeing the federal agency hive off chunks for redevelopment. Ian Faris, president and C

Don't allow the use of 'ByWard Market' in the name of a new legal pot shop at 129 York Street, Ottawa Markets has asked Ontario's Alcohol and Gaming Commission

David Raynor sat at the copper-topped bar of the Glue Pot Pub on a recent afternoon, reading a book and nursing a beer, one of the last he’ll have there. A retired university professor, Raynor only rediscovered the bar a few months ago, after a long

Don’t allow the use of ‘ByWard Market’ in the name of a new legal pot shop at 129 York Street, the corporation that manages Ottawa’s venerable market has asked the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. In a submission to

The national capital region’s jobless rate fell to 5.1 per cent cent in February from 5.2 per cent in January, thanks to a jump of 7,300 in net new jobs. The labour force, which includes those looking for work, increased by 6,600. Drilling dow

Celebrated author Michael Lewis put it best in his latest tome, The Fifth Risk: one of the biggest risks facing government today lies not in politics but in managing large projects. Failure to assess what could go wrong, and to install safeguards, w

The surprise is that Ottawa house and condo resale prices aren’t moving up faster. February data published this week by the Ottawa Real Estate Board showed just 2,413 residential listings at the end of February — down 20 per cent from a year e

On the face of it, this doesn’t look good. We’re not talking about the 35-per-cent jump in estimated costs for completing the first two phases of Ottawa’s (now) $4.7-billion light rail transit project, though that’s bad enoug

Ottawa’s Instant Brands Inc., maker of the popular Instant Pot, has agreed to a deal that will see it join houseware giant Corelle Brands LLC. Instant Brands, which is headquartered in Kanata and has four factories in China making its Instant

Whispers in the wind. It seems Trinity Development founder John Ruddy and partner Graham Bird are still very much interested in participating in the re-launch of the LeBreton Flats project. If that’s true, they will be very interested in the results

When a partnership as consequential as RendezVous LeBreton blows up, as it did Wednesday, the knock-on effects are many. No matter how the National Capital Commission proceeds from here, key players in the city will be paying for this failure for ye

So, here’s what we know. RendezVous LeBreton — the partnership between Trinity Development founder John Ruddy and Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk — is dead. And the National Capital Commission is firmly committed to moving ahead with its t

Canadian Tire is planning a new store at the Carlingwood Shopping Centre, with an eye on closing its outlet just 2.5 kilometres east on Carling Avenue. A spokesman for the company said moving west from Carling and Clyde Avenue to the intersection of

It seemed like loads of time. In mid-January the National Capital Commission granted the feuding Rendezvous LeBreton partners an extension until Feb. 28 to reach a deal on the 20-year, $4 billion project to redevelop LeBreton Flats. Turns out, there

When City of Ottawa procurement staff three years ago began evaluating builders for the second stage of the transformative light rail project, they had no idea the time frame would coincide with a political earthquake. SNC-Lavalin, the Montreal cons

Nine Ottawa stores belonging to Payless ShoeSource are expected to close in the next few months after the company filed for bankruptcy in the United States. Payless has 248 stores across Canada, and 2,500 stores in North America. The company said in