Pandemic puzzler: 2020 was a strange but prosperous year in Ottawa real estate
At the start of the pandemic a year ago, real estate sales were expected to suffer but in fact the Ottawa real estate market has continued to thrive.
Hope rekindled as skiing returns to recently reopened Ottawa-area hills
After what has been largely a lost year for many activities in the Ottawa region because of the pandemic, the recent return of downhill skiing has been an uplifting sign of hope being restored. The Ontario government allowed hills to re-open Feb.12, and the ski hills are hoping to make up for lost time. “If we can stay open through…
Pandemic at the market: Positivity keeps vendors going during uncertain times
Life during the pandemic has been difficult for everyone, including small business owners trying to stay open amidst the ever-changing rules.
For Esports, recognition is attracting players, viewers and more revenue to a growing and profitable industry
With the pandemic keeping many people at home, the world of video games and esports has conquered the attention of millions. Esports has not only become profitable for the entire industry but also for those wanting to pursue a career within the industry itself. Today video games are not just a networking activity but a regularly scheduled, profit-generating sport.
Canada’s updated zero-emission vehicle plan fails to go the extra mile, experts say
Although experts say that Canada’s new clean transportation plan is a good step forward, it doesn’t go far enough.
Students who joined GameStop investment craze take stock of their experience
Student investors reflect on their wins and losses from their GameStop investments.
Small business adjusting while building community
Small businesses have had to adjust because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A local Ottawa business called Oat Couture had to adapt in many different ways because of lockdown measures. This photo essay was produced in the fall of 2020 and gives an in-depth look at the changes that the business had to make.
COVID-19 causing wedding woes for brides, grooms and guests
Soon-to-be brides are struggling to plan their special day as the pandemic continues to thrive in Canada.
COVID consequences: Placed in the orange zone, Timmins hopes to go green soon
As 27 public health units transition out of lockdown measures into the Orange Zone, the northern community of Timmins hopes to return to Green Zone they achieved prior to lockdown.
Lookahead ’21: Little Italy businesses find pandemic silver lining through Invest Ottawa’s digital storefront program
The online platform Digital Main Street — in response to the pandemic — has helped local businesses through the public health crisis and will remain a legacy of the pandemic’s challenges.
Ottawa airport like a ‘ghost town,’ leaving businesses in precarious spot
Businesses in the Ottawa airport are temporarily changing course to deal with the financial effect of COVID-19.
Lookahead ’21: Carp corridor wants to tap into city’s water supply and spur more business on urban edge
The Carp corridor is thirsty for city water. The City of Ottawa has yet to extend the service to the stretch of road between Stittsville and Carp that’s home to Ottawa’s largest light industry park. Roddy Bolivar is the executive director of the area’s business improvement group and wants municipal water pipes in the corridor starting this year. “Municipal water…