Staying afloat: The trials and tribulations of opening a family business during the pandemic
Capital Current’s Leah Matthews describes what it was like when her family opened a business on the eve of the pandemic.
Canada should deter speculation by foreign-owned giants, reap grassroots growth through cannabis review
Three years after its legalization, Canada’s cannabis industry is being reviewed. The government should use this opportunity to encourage local growth.
Advocacy groups propose WiFi ‘mesh network’ pilot project to bridge digital divide, promote internet equity
Reports from local advocacy organizations say new community-based measures are needed to narrow the digital divide in Ottawa during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NCC conditionally approves plan by tour companies to open ‘Hill Docks’ on Ottawa River in 2022
Growing business: Ottawa-area farms experienced surge in demand for Christmas trees this year
Christmas trees were in high demand this holiday season, farm owners say
Ottawa Christmas Market returns some holiday cheer to Lansdowne Park
The Ottawa Christmas Market at Lansdowne Park brought warmth and Christmas spirit after a year off because of the pandemic.
Manotick’s One World Bazaar celebrates 40 years of supporting artisans from developing nations
The Old World Bazaar has been directly sourcing handcrafted goods from artisans in developing countries for 40 years and selling them in the Ottawa area out of an old barn.
Ottawa anti-poverty group leads Vanier rally calling for government to ‘criminalize’ high-interest lending
ACORN is calling on the Federal Government to lower loan interest rates and prevent agencies from practicing predatory and misleading lending.
The COVID-19 puzzle: Job seekers flock to some positions while others remain unfilled
While a local retail store booms with employee applications, other sectors are experiencing a candidate shortage.
‘Pride, Not Prejudice’ provides safe space for feminist vendors, progressive advocacy groups
Local Ottawa Business creates craft show for marginalized creators to showcase their work.