Who’s the largest pot producer of them all? Canopy Growth Corp., the company headquartered in an old chocolate factory in Smiths Falls, had its perch at the top of the global cannabis trade shaken on Monday by two rivals who merged to form a f

An unexpected surge in new jobs in April pushed the capital region’s jobless rate down to 4.4 per cent, a level not seen in more than 30 years. This was down sharply from 4.8 per cent in March, Statistics Canada reported Friday. The drop in th

Perhaps it’s just a rumour, but it’s one that describes perfectly the journey undertaken lately by Ottawa real estate titan Minto Group. Bloomberg News reported Thursday that Minto is contemplating selling $200 million worth of shares th

At first glance Ottawa’s resale housing market seems remarkably calm. But appearances are deceiving. The Ottawa Real Estate Board reported Thursday that the average price for residential properties sold in April through the multiple listing se

Kinaxis and Mitel Networks have a lot in common. Both are software powerhouses and pioneers of Ottawa’s tech community. Each has undergone several profound metamorphoses to ensure survival. The two Kanata firms are today the city’s secon

Le Germain Hotel Ottawa is expected to open its doors to the public as early as May

When Randall’s Decor opened its first paint store on Bank Street in 1948, William Lyon Mackenzie King was prime minister, the current leader’s mother, Margaret Trudeau, was a newborn and a loaf of bread cost 14 cents. Back then, the tiny shop

Kanata-based Mitel will be taking its business private as it prepares for decisions that are sure to cause short-term pain, but should, ultimately, lead to long-term gains, according to the firm’s chief executive officer. Richard McBee, w

The jobless rate in the capital region tumbled to 4.8 per cent in March, from 5.1 per cent in February, reflecting the addition of 2,600 net new jobs while the labour force grew by just 400. It’s the lowest jobless rate in Ottawa-Gatineau sinc

What data do social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google know about you and why does it matter? It’s a question that’s become more relevant since the revelation that British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica may have mi

At the heart of the large contract lost last month by Le Groupe Conseil Bronson Consulting of Ottawa was a strange anomaly. Bronson and its partner, Cox & Kings Ltd., were prepared to charge nothing for the right to operate the government’

With the Ottawa Senators officially out of post-season contention, Ottawa-area bars and pubs are bracing for a bust in business this spring. The turn of events is a drastic one, given the major bump in business the team caused with its unexpected pl

Gatineau cannabis grower Hydropothecary Corp. has chosen Ottawa’s Shopify to help it sell cannabis over the Internet to patients with a prescription. The bilingual website will serve Hydropothecary’s medical customers, provide information

The governments of Canada, Ontario and Quebec are partnering with some of the world’s digital heavyweights to usher in the next generation of wireless technology. A $400-million public-private investment will create a corridor of 5G wireless test be

After years of battling side by side on the ice, he had their trust. So when Marc Brunet offered to bring friends in on a big investment opportunity, they lined up with cash in hand, they say. But now, years later, with their teammate facing charges

Motorists should avoid parts of downtown Ottawa on Saturday morning because of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and a two-mile race event. Most of the delays will be felt between 10 a.m. and roughly 1 p.m. The parade will start at city hall on Lau

The capital region added 2,500 net new jobs in February, helping to push down the local unemployment rate to 5.1 per cent compared to 5.2 per cent in January. The labour force, which includes people looking for work, grew a comparatively modest 1,50

Ottawa’s real-estate market is becoming so tight that many homeowners are refusing to put their properties up for sale until they can be assured they’ve got someplace else to go. “I’ve been in real estate since 2004,” s

Marie Boivin was sitting at a Starbucks a year and a half ago when she got a call from her accountant. “He said to me, ‘You have to turn on CNN,'” she recalled. “‘It’s bad. It’s really bad.'” Then-U.S.

The province’s ban on door-to-door sale of certain services and appliances came into effect Thursday. The ban, which has been long discussed by the Ontario government, comes after Ontarians have flooded the government’s consumer protecti

Mitel Networks chief executive officer Rich McBee said he is pushing the pause button on his seven-year acquisition strategy. “We now have critical mass,” he said Thursday during a conference call to detail his company’s fourth qua

Ottawa police are warning residents to be aware of the resurgence of a scam involving online offers of employment. Police said the fraud begins with the offer of employment from a questionable source on the Internet. Sometimes the employment offer i

Shopify handily beat consensus fourth quarter estimates for both revenue and earnings and provided better-than-expected guidance for 2018. The Ottawa-based e-commerce firm reported Thursday that revenues jumped 71 per cent year over year to $222.8 m

Smiths Falls marijuana producer Canopy Growth Corp. said Wednesday its third-quarter revenues jumped 123 per cent year over year to $21.7 million. That was below the consensus estimate of analysts who had been expecting revenues of $24.2 million acc

The news of a delay in the opening of the city’s $2.1-billion light rail project, which has now been pushed back to November, attracted a chorus of groans from downtown businesses on Tuesday, but many are prepared to simply tough it out for an