Dec 20

InterRent pushes renovations and upgrading

By Dustin Cook InterRent Properties Ltd., an Ottawa-based residential real estate investment trust (REIT), is in the latter stages of a repositioning, focusing on growth and expansion in Ottawa. The transitional strategy began when current CEO Mike McGahan joined the company in late 2009. Under McGahan, the company began to focus on a specific niche …

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Dec 20

ProntoForms-Max Szyc

By Max Szyc Mark Scott, VP Marketing for ProntoForms Corp., just returned to the mobile app developer’s Ottawa-based office after spending a week in sunny San Francisco. He met with various American partners such as Apple and ServiceMax to discuss strategic partnerships, saying that meetings like these are integral to advancing ProntoForms’ brand. “The majority of …

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Dec 20

Northern Graphite battles low prices

By Sima Shakeri There’s no sign of an end to the uncertainty facing Northern Graphite Corp. as the graphite industry continues to struggle with low prices. According to its most recent quarterly financial report, which was released on Oct. 31, little has changed for the company over the course of the past year. Northern, an …

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Dec 20

New name and image for Intouch

By Sydney LaRose From the brink of bankruptcy in the 2000s to the company’s highest second quarter revenue in 2016, Ottawa-based Intouch Insight Ltd. has seen some major changes. This year has been no exception. With a new brand, the data software and service company is heading into 2017 with a focused optimism for its …

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Dec 20

WiLAN looks to China

By Jolson Lim Ottawa-based patent licensing company WiLAN Inc. will finish 2016 on a mediocre note, with modest revenue figures and a stock price barely higher than it was 12 months ago. The company generated higher-than-expected net earnings in the first quarter of 2016 before sinking US$3.1 million into the red in the second quarter. …

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Dec 20

Espial dips toe in virtual reality waters

By Miguel Ramos The Ottawa-based tech company, which creates software for set-top boxes and smart TVs, is expanding into the fledgling virtual reality sector. “To us, virtual reality is the next screen we want to enable. It’s a user experience that adds new dimensions of depth and motion and there are some really interesting, creative …

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Dec 20

Shareholders grumble despite Thermal Energy success

By Luke Carroll Increased sales and foreign investments led Ottawa-based clean-tech company, Thermal Energy International Inc. (TSX-V: TMG) to bounce back from its worst fiscal year on record in 2015, to nearly doubling its revenue in 2016. “2016 was a very successful year for us, up significantly more than 2015. Although, 2015 wasn’t exactly a …

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Dec 20

New deal brings hope for Edgewater

By Scott Wheeler When Ottawa technology company Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. announced a distribution partnership on November 4 with Belgium technology distributor Optima Networks, the deal brought hope during tough financial times. “We’ve watched the trends and have identified the fastest growing issues in wireless networking are WiFi interference and wireless network congestion,” said Optima …

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Apr 18

Federal government seeks public’s opinion about banning microbeads in personal care products

If you are using a product that contains microbeads, the simple act of brushing your teeth and washing your face is causing the environment harm according to prominent scientists. Right now microbeads are not listed on Canada’s List of Toxic Substances, but Environment and Climate Change Canada is currently reviewing whether or not to ban …

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Apr 18

Saving money is not a myth

One common theme in personal finance literature is that saving money is not easy.  It seems like saving money is like exercise; you don’t always want to do it but it’s extremely rewarding. While some of my classmates dread the burden of student loans, I rejoice in the fact that after graduating I might never …

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