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

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 Salvation Army's first public consultation about its proposed homeless shelter for Vanier generated noisy opposition inside and outside the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre on Wednesday.

Give Mitel CEO Rich McBee credit for patience. Nearly three years ago he made a play for California-based rival ShoreTel but withdrew Mitel’s $8.50-per-share offer when ShoreTel’s directors demanded more. Thursday morning he revealed Sho

A former Ottawa technology star has dimmed after a series of business decisions failed to pan out. Once an inspiration to other Ottawa-area software firms, Fuel Industries recently found itself insolvent and has now been acquired by one of its credi

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.
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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

Ron Zambonini loved golf, so perhaps it was fitting that he spent his last day watching the final round of the British Open. The former chief executive of Cognos died Sunday evening, the victim of a lung cancer that had been discovered last year. He

It was a strange kind of quarter for Mitel, the telecommunications software company chaired by Terence Matthews. The Kanata firm on Thursday reported third-quarter revenues of $241.5 million, up three per cent year over year.  (All figures U.S.

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

Save 60 to 70 per cent off liquor store prices when you make your own wine at DeFalco's
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July employment in Ottawa

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When it comes to the job market, Ottawa and Gatineau have been moving in opposite directions. While the capital region’s overall jobless rate climbed to 5.9 per cent in June from 5.7 per cent in May despite the addition of 2,000 net new jobs,

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 capital region’s job market showed little movement in September as the jobless rate declined to 5.8 per cent from 5.9 per cent in August, Statistics Canada reported Friday. While the number of jobs dropped 1,300, the size of the labour for

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

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

This is what a green gold rush looks like. On Thursday, CannaRoyalty Corp. of Ottawa began trading on the alternative Canadian Securities Exchange with a market value of $130 million-plus.  This is impressive considering that CannaRoyalty is no

Ottawa paramedics say a 39-year-old woman suffered severe trauma when her motorcycle crashed into a ditch near Greely just before midnight on Tuesday. Emergency responders arrived at the scene near the intersection of Stagecoach Road and Empire Grov

Given its rapid sales trajectory it was only a matter of time Shopify would outgrow its state-of-the-art headquarters building at 150 Elgin St. That 170,000-square-foot facility was outfitted just three years ago. But last week Shopify Inc. signed a

Consumer spending for the final three months of 2016 seems to suggest that Ontarians are becoming financially fatigued, a signal that the economy could sputter early in 2017. The trend is similar here in Ottawa, according to local experts, who

Residential house price patterns in metropolitan Gatineau varied sharply from west to east during the second quarter, the Quebec Federation of Real Estate Boards reported this week. While the average sale price of a single-family home climbed 7 per

The Quebec government announced Thursday morning it is increasing the minimum wage to $11.25 an hour.  Labour Minister Dominique Vien made the announcement Thursday morning at the National Assembly. The minimum salary is currently $10.75. Thursday’s