Ottawa city council shows innovation ignorance

When are open markets not really open? What politician ever saw an issue he or she felt unworthy to comment on? These two questions were the underlying themes last week when a motion was brought to Ottawa city council to support the CRTC in its bid to force big telecoms to open up their fibre…

CMHC flags overbuilding problems in Ottawa housing market

The Canada Mortage and Housing Corporation says that overvaluation and overbuilding problems have worsened in several markets – including Ottawa – since the last quarter. “The evidence of overbuilding has increased since the previous assessment in Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, and Ottawa due to either higher vacancy rates, high inventory of new and unsold units, or…

Full audio: Q&A with LeBreton Flats bidders

Wednesday night at the Canadian War Museum, the developers behind the two bids to redevelop the LeBreton Flats faced the citizens of Ottawa and their questions on everything from arena distance from transit stops to the incorporation of skate parks in the design to potential bird deaths. If you didn’t get a chance to head…

Investors worry as top executives depart Twitter

An exodus of top Twitter Inc executives has raised concerns about the company’s plans to win more users. Media head Katie Jacobs Stanton, product head Kevin Weil, the head of the engineering division, Alex Roetter and HR head Brian “Skip” Schipper will all leave the company, Chief Executive Jack Dorsey tweeted on Sunday night.

Jason Toff, who heads Twitter’s video streaming service, Vine, also tweeted that he was also leaving Twitter to join Google to work on virtual reality. Dorsey’s tweet did not mention him.