Callaghan: LeBreton bids offer two distinct visions

The anticipation building up to last week’s unveiling of the two proposals for the redevelopment of LeBreton was so high that some people couldn’t even wait to react. Literally, some pundits, and even politicians (who should know better) were prejudging the bids based solely on cryptic detail-free leaks and a mountain of assumptions. When the…

Facebook, Uber among recent government lobbying registrants

Tech giant Facebook and controversial ride-sharing company Uber are among the companies and other organizations that have recently registered to lobby the Canadian federal government. Facebook is looking to discuss the Privacy Act and how it pertains to social media. Why it feels the need to connect now is unclear – after running afoul of…

Police name Cobden Road murder victim

Ottawa Police major crime investigators are trying to locate a suspect in a homicide at an Ottawa restaurant Sunday night. The shooting, which left one man dead and another seriously injured, took place shortly before 5:30 p.m. at the 1100 block of Cobden Road. The first victim died at the scene and the second remains…

Man arrested on Norberry Crescent after scuffle with police

A 30-year-old man has been charged with several firearms and drug-related offences along with causing a disturbance, mischief and resisting arrest after a scuffle with police. At 9 p.m. Sunday night, Ottawa Police responded to a call in the 2000 block of Norberry Crescent, and were confronted by a man who was threatening to shoot…

Hintonburg businesses help launch Heart Month

Local business owners joined Deputy Mayor Bob Monette and Boom 99.7 DJ Dylan Black at the Record Centre in Hintonburg Saturday morning to kick off a fundraising effort for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. February is Heart Month, and 11 Hintonburg-area businesses have signed on to sell $2 paper hearts in support of the cause.…

Million-dollar ticket sold in Ottawa

Nobody won the $60 million LOTTO MAX jackpot Friday night, but Ottawa does appear to have a new millionaire in its midst. Five Maxmillion prizes were awarded in Friday night’s draw, including one here in the nation’s capital. The four other winning locations in Ontario were Toronto, Hamilton, Cambridge and Kitchener. Tickets? Check ’em if…

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…

Is Erik Karlsson getting tired of the Ottawa Senators?

There are two ways to interpret Senators captain Erik Karlsson’s comments after the Ottawa Senators’ disappointing loss to the Buffalo Sabres at Canadian Tire Centre Tuesday night. Speaking with reporters after the game, Karlsson uttered the dreaded ‘B word’ in trying to explain why his team didn’t manage to pull out a victory against the…

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…

Police seek public’s help to identify Manotick armed robber

Ottawa police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect in two armed robberies in the region earlier this month. On Jan. 17, at approximately 10:30 p.m., a man entered a convenience store on Manotick Main Street, put on a black balaclava and pulled a knife on the cashier. The employee refused to hand…

Senators fall to Sabres in Lehner’s return

All eyes were on Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner as he made his return to the Canadian Tire Centre, but it was teammate Jack Eichel who stole the show. Eichel scored twice as the Sabres overcame 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to defeat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 Tuesday night. Evander Kane had the other Sabres goal,…

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.

Numbers, markets and Stanley Cup predictions

Well, with the summer dragging on and NHL training camp still weeks away, it’s about the time the hockey Mediaverse starts getting desperate for that sweet, sweet #content. That can only mean one thing: It’s Stanley Cup prediction time! The Hockey News typically kicks off prediction season with its annual yearbook, and this week it…