Douglas Colbeth never expected to be running Kinaxis for so long. “I’m in the 12th year of a three-year gig,” he joked following the conclusion of his firm’s annual shareholders’ meeting. The thing is, he still likes it. Colbeth, 59, took on the Kin

There were 2,300 fewer people without jobs in May in the national capital region, pushing the jobless rate down to 6.6 per cent compared with 6.9 per cent in April. However, the improvement was not a sign of strength in the local economy. Statistics

The dominoes keep falling in the long-running legal saga involving alleged bid rigging by computer services firms at multiple federal government departments. Crown prosecutor Denis Pilon on Tuesday stayed proceedings against the last five defendants

Shares in Shopify — Ottawa’s latest tech star — jumped out of the gate Thursday as demand for the stock vastly outstripped the 7.7 million shares made available by the e-commerce firm in its initial public offering. The share price hit $28.74 US in

Hydropothecary is the first Quebec firm — and the second local one — to be awarded a license to sell medical marijuana. The Gatineau firm, which had previously secured the right to produce medical pot, on Wednesday joined 18 other licens

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The high-tech industry is littered with examples of firms that briefly seized control of global markets worth billions of dollars – then either failed to adapt to hyper-growth or were blindsided by competitors who changed the game. Nevertheless, the

The number of new home starts fell dramatically in May compared with the same month a year ago, according to new statistics released by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. The national housing market watchdog said new home construction fell to 330 uni

Ottawa’s latest tech star — a burgeoning software empire called Shopify — is set to begin issuing shares to the public. The TSX and New York Stock Exchange Wednesday conditionally approved the listing of 7.7 million shares, which are being offered a

Photography chain Black’s will close all of its 59 stores in Canada — including six Ottawa locations — on Aug. 8 after 85 years in operation. Outlets will be shuttered at Place d’Orléans, Billings Bridge, Rideau Centre, Carlingwood Mall

A Montreal-based mining company has resumed exploratory drilling at Grand Calumet Island in the Pontiac region in hopes of finding commercially viable concentrations of the element palladium. Palladium, which is currently valued at around $950 per o

The Crown has elected not to appeal last month’s verdict in the long-running trial over alleged bid rigging by multiple Ottawa defendants. It has also dropped an earlier appeal against a directed verdict of not guilty for former defendant David Watt

A trendy Calgary-based restaurant is hoping to carry the success it’s seeing at Lansdowne Park to the corner of Nicholas Street and Rideau Street. The busy street corner, which has played host to a few different restaurants in recent year

The 23rd annual Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) will kick off Tuesday morning without a member of Parliament opening the event. Historically, the show — which was created as a venue to bring government power brokers and privat

Ottawa’s real estate market showed strong gains in September, marking the second straight month of increased sales for resale homes in the capital. According to the Ottawa Real Estate Board 1,244 residential properties were sold in September,

More than 500 Facebook users have so far signed up for an online black ribbon campaign in memory of the victims of Tuesday’s killings of three women in the Wilno area. To edit a Facebook profile picture to include the black ribbon, a Facebook

A plethora of unsold condominiums is cause for concern for the health of Ottawa’s housing market, especially since more units are set to flood the market in coming months, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. warned Thursday. The federal hous

DragonWave’s drive to recovery has hit a major speed bump. The Kanata-based wireless technology firm reported Tuesday that its next-generation product had developed “an unexpected problem,” discovered as it was being deployed in the network of an In

The jobless rate in the national capital region dropped slightly to 6.5 per cent in June from 6.6 per cent in May, mainly due to a decline in the size of the labour force. A look at the unadjusted numbers shows jobs were up about 5,000 overall, pace

Changes to two eastern OC Transpo stations caused no traffic delays this morning, thanks to extended alternate service from Lees station and lower holiday traffic volumes. The dedicated busway between Hurdman and Lees stations was clo

Post-election activity is credited in part for a jump in the number of resale homes sold in Ottawa during November despite previous warnings from housing watchdogs that the market may be poised for a slowdown. According to the Ottawa Real Estate Boa

Striking Capital Taxi drivers are to vote over the weekend on a new proposal from dispatch company Coventry Connections. Capital drivers have been without a contract for much of the summer after the drivers turned down Coventry’s last proposal

An Ottawa firefighter was rushed to hospital on Wednesday afternoon after falling more than three metres while battling a fire at a garage in Mechanicsville. The fire occurred shortly after 2 p.m. at Takaki Automotive, near the intersection of Somer

The official opening of Waller Street Brewing Inc. has been a long and arduous process for the brewery’s co-founder and head brewer Marc-Andre Chainey. The 30-year-old has been quietly toiling in the cramped confines of a 1868 heritage buildin

The Conservatives obviously like what they see in Canada Post president and CEO Deepak Chopra: his contract has been extended five years effective Feb. 1, 2016 at a salary of roughly $500,000 per year. Cabinet approved the deal in July – six months

Ottawa Valley darling Beaus All Natural Brewing Co. said it wanted to have 12 packs at the LCBO but wasn't selected for the trial.