City builder: Artist, entrepreneur Fiona Khaemba boasts diverse representation in fashion
Fiona Khaemba is an artist, entrepreneur and founder of Ayana Arts, an arts and apparel brand that highlights the work of Black artists.
City builder: Robert Hiltz is keeping citizens up to date with Ottawa Lookout
Robert Hiltz a local journalist and the co-founder of Ottawa Lookout.
Single-use plastics ban gets mixed reception among Ottawa’s small businesses
With the single-use plastics ban coming into effect in two months, Ottawa’s business owners have different perspectives on its effectiveness.
City builder: ‘Chef Joe’ blazing a culinary trail in Ottawa
Chef Joe Thottungal is a culinary trailblazer who has treated Ottawa to a range of Indian food experiences.
The ‘shoppertainment’ trap: As social media apps blur line between socializing and buying, the risks to users soar
Shopping online through social media platforms is expanding exponentially but it also carries serious risks, experts say.
Ottawa business coalition urges extension on COVID loans payback
Small businesses in Ottawa are hoping for an extension on the deadline for repayment of pandemic loans to the federal government.
Zellers returns with nostalgic flair to competitive Canadian discount retail market
HBC’s relaunch of the Zellers brand is a bid to compete in the discount retail market. Many Canadians will remember the store but some ask is nostalgia enough?
Ottawa post-secondary schools explore new rules to combat ChatGPT cheating
Post-secondary institutions in Ottawa are wrestling with what to do about the potential power of ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence that may allow students to submit work not their own.
City rejects multimillion-dollar tax break for airport hotel builder
City Council has rejected supporting a hotel development at the Ottawa International Airport with a tax break.
TikTok rocks: Social posts help retro record store reap rewards of vinyl resurgence
TikTok rocks the sales for Ottawa based record store.
Lights out: Ice storm forces always-open Kettlemans to close for a day
For thirty years, hungry Ottawans have relied on Kettlemans Bagel Co. for a 24/7 bite to eat. An ice storm Wednesday took that luxury away.
Robbed of its buzz by legalized pot, dreamy Crosstown Traffic butts out
Crosstown Traffic is a 1970s time capsule that captures the essence of the psychedelic rock era. The Bank Street store is also the ultimate haven for ex-rockers and marijuana enthusiasts in Ottawa. And at the end of March, three decades after it carved a unique niche in the capital’s retail landscape, Crosstown Traffic is closing its doors permanently. The Velvet…