Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit is looking for new details relating to the death of a 43-year-old man who apparently shot himself after receiving a call from police earlier this month.   The SIU said the incident occurred in the aft

The capital region jobless rate jumped to 5.7 per cent in May from 5.3 per cent in April, reflecting a net loss of 800 jobs combined with 3,200 new entrants. The biggest gainer by sector in the job market was wholesale and retail workers, with a net

Veteran Ottawa concert promoter Ken Craig joins the national company.

The average price for residential properties in Ottawa sold in May jumped 7.4 year over year to $436,600, the Ottawa Real Estate Board reported Friday.

The province’s plans to increase minimum wage to as much as $15 per hour by 2019 will see wages paid to entry level workers rise faster than they have in more than four decades. A Postmedia analysis of minimum wages paid to Ontario workers sin

Antoine Paquin, who died earlier this week, will forever be remembered as the computer systems engineer who introduced Ottawa's tech community to California's Silicon Valley.

Two years after Don Powell and a multitude of technology consultants were acquitted of 60 charges of rigging bids to win technology contracts with the federal government, Powell on Thursday launched a $30-million civil claim against government inves

First the good news. The region’s economy is expected to put on a good show this year in keeping with the spirit of the Canada 150 celebrations. The value of all goods and services produced in the capital this year should climb 2.3 per cent ex

BROCKVILLE — Nearly 500 jobs will be lost within three years after Procter and Gamble announced Thursday it will close its Brockville operations as early as 2020. Employees of the Brockville site were informed of the company’s decision at

Sure, it’s a little embarrassing to see empty seats at the Canadian Tire Centre when the Ottawa Senators are competing deep into May. The question is, is this something uniquely related to the 2016-’17 season? Or is there something more

Most people wouldn’t have bothered. For 20 years off and on, Lorne Goldenberg has been pressing the federal government to open up the business of fitness programs. He’s nearly ready to throw in the towel. The owner of Strength Tek Fitnes

With temperatures steadily climbing, we’re on the verge of peak patio season. To that end, there are dozens of top-notch microbreweries in and around the nation’s capital, and bars all over Ottawa are now proudly serving an assortment of
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Danny Saikaley, the founder and president of Mortgage Forces, an Ottawa-based broker that specializes in securing loans for members of the military, debunks mortgage myths he hears on a daily basis from his customers that don’t know the ins and outs

Share prices of Ottawa-based Shopify Inc., dipped slightly Friday on news the company plans to release 5.5 million new shares to the stock market. The new shares would increase the number of Shopify shares by about seven per cent, to about 96.9

When Michael Wernick emerged as the federal government’s top bureaucrat 16 months ago, he had little idea just how radically the job of clerk of the privy council was about to change. Usually the clerk’s emphasis is on policy, on providi

Less than two months after Invest Ottawa hired a new chief executive officer, the organization is in the process of hiring external consultants to help formulate a “strategic plan” to help guide the region’s lead economic deve

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is scrambling to notify thousands of Ontarians that they are victims of a data breach that has exposed the health card numbers, birth dates and homes addresses of at least 5,600 Ontarians. Anne-Marie

The National Capital Region’s jobless rate climbed to 5.3 per cent in April, from 5.1 per cent in March, due to a drop of 2,200 jobs. Public administration jobs in the capital were up for the 10th straight month, reaching 174,400 in April, com

Mitel Networks said Wednesday it will trim 10 per cent of its global workforce by yearend, a move the company’s CEO Rich McBee called a “proactive cost reduction.”   Mitel employed 3,300 people at yearend 2016, suggesting

Ottawa’s housing market strengthened in the favour of sellers in April as average prices for residential properties jumped 7.9 per cent year over year to $435,900. Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold nearly 1,500 properties in April,

Shopify easily outpaced forecasts for the first quarter as revenues surged 75 per cent year over year to $127.4 million (all figures U.S.). The Ottawa-based electronic commerce specialist also reported a lower than expected operating loss of $4.3 mi

Forget what you think you know about hackers, those mischievous computer nerds who live for the challenge of breaching the defences of computer networks. There’s a different kind of hacker: software programmers capable of breaking with traditi

The opening of the Confederation Light Rail station will lead the construction of residential homes along its route, according to a new study released Tuesday by RE/MAX. The real estate giant said in the study that it is seeing increased interest fr

After 24 years of allowing government bureaucrats to mingle with technology industry big-wigs, the annual Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) is suddenly facing an uncertain future. Immediately following the closing of the 2016 ev