Energy

Royal flush: How the Maharaja saved this royal family’s jewels

Maharaja Gaj Singh II and his daughter, Princess Shivranjani Rajye, pictured in Toronto at a Royal Ontario Museum gala celebrating a new exhibit featuring the family’s treasures.Credit: Royal Ontario Museum Maharaja Gaj Singh II, head of the Rathore clan, the warrior caste that reigned over the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur in present-day Rajasthan, northwest India, for […]

Energy

Ottawa ready for its Hollywood North close-up as tight-knit film community thrives

A massive movie set under construction in an east-end Ottawa location as Penthouse North featuring Michael Keaton and Michelle Monaghan, is filmed. It’s quite likely that Ottawa will never be able to compete with Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver and their big-budget movie productions. But a feature film, shot this year in the nation’s capital and […]

Energy

Yielding to pressure: Alternative investments may offer returns, but have risks, too

By Arthur Salzer Many Canadian investors are unhappy with their investment portfolio returns. Generational lows in interest rates combined with the Canadian resource-heavy market being one of the world’s worst performers during the past five years has made it challenging to produce the necessary returns to fund people’s current consumption patterns and expected retirement lifestyles. […]