Something profoundly important is taking place in the region’s economic engine — and the shape of it could be discerned this week. The Ottawa area is finally acquiring the flagship corporations that have been so lacking since the disappearance

Whether you have a project in mind, are looking for inspiration or just simply something to do over the weekend, show manager Robert Johnstone contends, that the upcoming Ottawa Home and Remodelling Show  (January 17-20) is an event that’s “interact

The city says it will appeal a court decision that awarded a condo developer nearly $4.5 million after a judge ruled there was bad municipal intel about an important water pipe near the west-end construction site. Charlesfort Developments sued the c

For the better part of two years, John Criswick was in constant pain. “There were times when I was completely immobilized,” the Ottawa entrepreneur says. “I wouldn’t know from day to day how it was going to feel.” His m

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — No one saw it coming, not even Bruce Linton or Chuck Rifici, the politically astute entrepreneurs who launched Canopy Growth, the marijuana juggernaut responsible for Smiths Falls’ unexpected resurgence. Five years ago, Li

A tornado struck their house, and a terrible thing it was. But nothing like the hurricane that has swept their lives. Nicole Lowden, an Ottawa paramedic, is outside the crisis centre at West Carleton Secondary School, finally eating something after

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

Five years ago James Skippen, then chief executive of a patent-licensing pioneer called WiLAN, predicted his company’s revenues would more than double to $200 million by 2018. (All figures U.S.) The actual result says a lot about how quickly t

Every good mediator understands there are times when warring parties simply aren’t ready to deal. So it was in 2012 and 2013 when former Ontario chief justice Warren Winkler spent nearly a year off and on meeting with Nortel’s main credi

Access to public transit isn’t one of the major issues for prospective companies as they consider establishing a presence in the City of Ottawa, Invest Ottawa’s president and chief executive says. Michael Tremblay said that in Invest Ott

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 Farm Boy grocery chain has swooped in to save an Ottawa favourite after its recent closure, promising to ensure the Rideau Bakery’s beloved products will remain available in the city. The Rideau Bakery, known for its signature rye bread, c

John Ruddy and Trinity Development are seeking more than $1 billion in damages from Ottawa Senators owners Eugene Melnyk and Capital Sports Management Inc., a subsidiary of the NHL hockey team. The Tuesday legal filing, which includes a statement of

The modern face of farming in this region is changing. In the first of a multi-part series, this paper looks at the evolution underway in agriculture and how it’s changing our rural and urban communities. On Saturday: Urban farmers. When the f

Shopify handily topped expectations Thursday when it reported third quarter revenues of $270.1 million, up 58 per cent from $171.5 million during the same period a year earlier, and significantly ahead of the consensus estimate of $255 million. (All

On a cold, dreary Saturday, dozens of volunteers are lined up near Fitzroy Harbour at a sand bagging station. The bags are for the residents of Moorhead Drive, where the Ottawa River has encircled many of the homes and cottages, and is sending shall

Chuck Rifici and Bruce Linton briefly found common cause when the marijuana industry launched, but relations fractured under the pressure of building Tweed Marijuana at warp speed. Linton and his allies on the board of directors sacked Rifici, who i

If you really want to understand why traffic in Kanata has become such a chore for commuters, there’s a simple explanation. High-tech, and the firms that serve it, have been doing very, very well. Consider the recent experience of two very dif

This is the way it’s supposed to work when a city’s high-tech core is reaching critical mass. Thursday morning Fellow.app — a downtown Ottawa software startup — will unveil a $8.75 million equity investment. Nothing hugely unusual in thi

It’s the big question at the heart of the $700-million lawsuit launched Nov. 23 by Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. Why would Trinity Development founder John Ruddy — the target of that suit and one of the city’s most experienced rea

It was a startling omission. For half an hour last Thursday, board members of the National Capital Commission spoke in favour of a resolution that would give RendezVous LeBreton’s two main partners — Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk and Tri

When available residential listings fall 20 per cent year over year — as they did last month in Ottawa — you would expect a fairly significant rise in the price of properties sold. Instead, average prices edged up just 1.5 per cent to $432,800 compa

The terrifying thing about tornadoes is their randomness, with disproportionately few suffering the brunt of the pain. So it was in the capital region Friday when mere hundreds of households — out of more than half a million across the region — were

Beside a wall of his Gatineau warehouse, J.R. Chardon keeps more than 9,000 wine glasses. Neatly boxed and stacked, the glasses are the property of the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival. But Chardon has had them for more than a year, since the end of th

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