Ottawa police are warning residents to be aware of the resurgence of a scam involving online offers of employment. Police said the fraud begins with the offer of employment from a questionable source on the Internet. Sometimes the employment offer i

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

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

In an unexpected move, Shopify late Monday toughened the terms of its service agreement to prohibit the sale of many types of guns and ammunition. In so doing, the Ottawa firm has infuriated online retailers who relied on Shopify’s earlier pro

It was the day that everything changed for Mitel Networks, the catalyst at the heart of Kanata’s tech industry. On April 9, 2018, the directors of the 45 year-old firm — led by chairman and co-founder Terence Matthews — logged in one by one to

A Starbucks in Little Italy was on fire Friday night, in the Preston Square complex, at 347 Preston Street. Ottawa Fire Services were alerted to the fire by an alarm company and one 911 call reporting smoke in the kitchen area of the coffee shop. Wh

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

After years of battling side by side on the ice, he had their trust. So when Marc Brunet offered to bring friends in on a big investment opportunity, they lined up with cash in hand, they say. But now, years later, with their teammate facing charges
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A St. Paddy's Day Parade traffic alert

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Motorists should avoid parts of downtown Ottawa on Saturday morning because of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and a two-mile race event. Most of the delays will be felt between 10 a.m. and roughly 1 p.m. The parade will start at city hall on Lau

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

Shopify’s losses widened in the second quarter as the e-commerce specialist continued to invest heavily in its global rollout. However, the Ottawa firm also posted better-than-expected revenues. Shopify reported Tuesday that its net loss in th

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

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
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Le Germain Hotel Ottawa is expected to open its doors to the public as early as May

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

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

When Randall’s Decor opened its first paint store on Bank Street in 1948, William Lyon Mackenzie King was prime minister, the current leader’s mother, Margaret Trudeau, was a newborn and a loaf of bread cost 14 cents. Back then, the tiny shop

The jobless rate in the capital region tumbled to 4.8 per cent in March, from 5.1 per cent in February, reflecting the addition of 2,600 net new jobs while the labour force grew by just 400. It’s the lowest jobless rate in Ottawa-Gatineau sinc

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

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

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

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

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

Sandro “Sam” Giannetti was known as the quiet brother, the one who presided over Little Italy’s Preston Hardware with a smile and a ready contribution for any good cause. “He could never say ‘no’ to anyone, if a t