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Year: 2011

Construction milestone for the Rink of Dreams

-UPDATE – Ottawa – Today, Mayor Jim Watson, Cyril Leeder, Ottawa Senators President and Danielle Robinson, President of the Sens Foundation, placed three pins in the Rink of Dreams before concrete was poured over the area. This is the next major milestone before the outdoor refrigerated rink opens at the end of January in time for the 2012 NHL All Star Game. The three pins – one from the City of Ottawa and two from…
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Public Works Department implements $1 million in savings

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Steve Kanellakos, Deputy City Manager of City Operations, along with CUPE 503 President, Brian Madden, and CIPP Executive Director, Sheila Stanislawski, are recognizing staff from the Public Works Department for their participation in ServiceOttawa’s Service Improvement Initiative. “The City of Ottawa is committed to improving services for our residents while staying focused on the bottom line,” said Mayor Watson. “The ideas that staff brought forward have generated an annual…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Fran Squire

Mayor Jim Watson, with Gloucester-Southgate Ward Councillor Diane Deans, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Fran Squire for her outstanding volunteer work, fundraising and contributions to the community. Ms. Squire has worked with the Parkinson Society Ottawa for seven years on the Board of Directors as Chair and as Vice-Chair of Parkinson Society Canada for six years. She has also served as editor of the Parkinson’s newsletter, which is distributed across Canada and…
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Curtains rise on bigger and better Centrepointe Theatres

Ottawa – John Baird, Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean, along with the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean and His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, participated in an official ceremony today to recognize the successful completion of thousands of infrastructure projects across Ontario that have received federal and provincial funding through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. The event also marked the recent…
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Council approves lowest tax rate in five years

Ottawa – City Council today approved the budget for 2012 with the lowest tax increase in five years – 2.39 per cent – in keeping with the guidelines set by Council last year. Budget 2012 will allow the City to proceed with much needed city-building infrastructure projects. Ottawa on the Move will see roadwork and bridge repair, sidewalk upgrades, sewer and culvert improvements and cycling infrastructure investment across the length and breadth of Ottawa. The…
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