Sharing the wealth: The thrill of the find turns thrifters into resellers
Ottawa is seeing a rise of consumers shopping for secondhand and preloved items, on social media and local markets.
PopX ’24 at Lansdowne draws collectors, vendors of all things popular culture
Geeks and vendors crowded into Lansdowne’s Horticulture Building recently to celebrate pop culture the PopX festival.
Valentine-themed market encouraged sustainable gift-giving for loved ones
613 Flea hosted its first market of the year on Feb. 10 — just days ahead of Valentine’s — and the event drew a variety of vendors and a large crowd of consumers to Lansdowne’s Aberdeen Pavilion. The market had been on hiatus since December following a series of Christmas sales, but the pre-Valentine’s bazaar marked a successful return as…
Winter Market offers welcome escape to ‘tropical oasis’ in Navan
A Navan greenhouse opened up its space to bring local vendors together with residents for a tropical interlude in January.
Ottawa’s sporadic winter skating season has some pondering change in business focus
In response to the fluctuating winter conditions in Ottawa, part-time staff adapt to the challenges of working at ice rinks, while businesses, including Capital Skates and Quick Cranks, reconsider their operational approaches.
Inflation has restaurants struggling to pay the bills as costs rise and consumers watch their wallets
The restaurant industry is struggling with rising costs, narrow profit margins and cost-conscious customers.
Senior’s struggle to get a paper phone bill points to barriers for illiterate Canadians
Telecom companies lack protocols for dealing with illiterate seniors, leaving them vulnerable and exposed to abuse.
Price is sending Ottawa couples to Gatineau for a new home, expert says
Prices of homes are affecting first-time home buyers and renters as Ottawa residents are looking to cut costs.
Cannabis prices are low, even though inflation is high
Unlike just about every product, the price of recreational cannabis is actually falling. Experts say it’s because of lower demand than expected and too many stores.
City council to consider approval of high-rise project despite concern it will cast shade on Experimental Farm research
The City of Ottawa’s Planning and Housing Committee has approved the proposal to build two high rise towers on Baseline Road, despite lack of direction from the federal government. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have raised concerns about potential shadowing over the farm.
Skincare business booming but rash of doubtful advice online making experts blush
The skincare industry has boomed over the past decade. In Canada, revenues for the sector are expected to exceed $2 billion U.S.