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 City of Ottawa has been named among the top employers in the National Capital Region for the sixth straight year. The municipality, which employs around 12,000 people, was included in an annual round up released by Mediacorp Canada Inc

TORONTO - A settlement has been reached to end a lengthy battle over divvying up the US$7.3 billion raised in Nortel Networks Corp.'s bankruptcy liquidation.

Perhaps we should be a little insulted. There’s a section in Wednesday’s federal budget that highlights how a multitude of measures aimed at accelerating innovation are supposed to work. The government wants us to create innovation superclusters — “

The Ottawa businesswoman under investigation by the U.S. Treasury is no longer chair of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, according to a spokesman for the organization. Kenny Leon, who handles communications on behalf of the chamber, confirmed to the

The Orleans Star, a 30-year-old community newspaper, has been purchased by its former managing editor for an undisclosed sum. Fred Sherwin, a former editor and managing editor at the publication, announced the purchase from Transcontinental Med

Ottawa homeowners have been waiting many months for a sign that the country’s lopsided housing markets are set to return to equilibrium. They didn’t get one in January. While the benchmark price for single-family homes in Ottawa increase

The red spitting cobra produces venom that can blind you, but don’t worry, it’s safely behind glass in the Canadian Museum of Nature’s newest exhibition, Reptiles: Beautiful and Deadly. This is the largest travelling reptile exhibition in the world

Apple Inc. is continuing to pillage the automotive software expertise of Ottawa’s QNX Software Systems, quietly hiring the company’s co-founder and former chief executive Dan Dodge earlier this year, according to media reports. Bloomberg News has re

If you happen to go to a University of Ottawa photonics lab to check out an innovation aimed at helping blind people see and expect some futuristic gadget, you will be disappointed. The next step in retinal implants — also known as the “bionic eye”

A report by TransUnion says up to one million Canadian borrowers may not be able to absorb the increase in their monthly payments if interest rates rise by one full percentage point.
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LCBO workers set strike vote date

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TORONTO — Liquor Control Board of Ontario staff represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union will be holding a strike vote on April 24 and 25. The union has long railed against the government’s move to sell beer, wine and ci

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

The massive $360-million expansion of the CF Rideau Centre in downtown Ottawa officially opens to the public Wednesday after 36 months of construction. The opening of the transformed iconic shopping mall from its once aged and du

A glitzy $20-million convention centre opening next month near the airport won’t conflict with the nearby EY Centre, says the property’s manager.  A media tour Tuesday through the Infinity Convention Centre on Gibford Drive near

Almost seven months after being disbanded by their union, the 130 cab drivers who drove taxis under the Airport Taxi banner will be joining other fleets. The decision from the Ontario Labour Board, which was released earlier this week, brings closur

An entrepreneur from Rwanda who has a dream of operating the country’s first craft brewery is getting a big boost from one of Ottawa’s best-known beer brands. Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. has partnered with Josephine “Fina&

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

Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday it was cancelling plans for a new US$1.6 billion plant in Mexico, and will, instead, invest $700 million in an expansion of its facility in Flat Rock, Mich.

Cabela’s Inc. agreed to be bought by Bass Pro Shops in a $5.5 billion deal, handing a victory to the activist investor that had been pushing the outdoor-sports equipment retailer to put itself up for sale. The offer of $65.50 a share in cash represe
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The workspace condo: Scaled for growth

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Owners of small- and medium-sized businesses looking to buy decent workspace condo, with ample room for growth, know how difficult it is to find premises that offer everything they want for a price that will fit their budget. In fact, there simply i

The federal government says it will move full steam ahead on a 10-year national housing strategy that it promises will deal with everything from affordable dwellings to rental housing and skyrocketing housing prices. The initiative, announced in Jul
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Beau's Brewery to expand across Canada

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Beau’s All Natural Brewing has announced it will expand distribution across Canada beginning this week.  The local company is based out of Vankleek Hill, Ont., about an hour’s drive from downtown Ottawa. Beau’s beer, including its pop

Real Sports Bar & Grill in the ByWard Market abruptly shut its doors on Wednesday, with little more than a closed sign on its door. The well-known downtown bar on George Street is owned by Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which also own