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Month: August 2011

Students build on Youth Futures success

Ottawa – Today the City of Ottawa, the University of Ottawa and Ottawa Community Housing recognized the accomplishments of 50 students from the Youth Futures program at a graduation ceremony held at the University of Ottawa. The students participated in an exciting bilingual 15-week program offering leadership training, summer employment and post-secondary workshops. The program provided a taste of campus life for low-income students from families who have never attended college or university. “I am very proud of…
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Council approves community’s vision for Rideau Street Primary tabs

Ottawa – City Council today approved the community’s Rideau Street Vision Statement and Guiding Principles that will help to inform ongoing and future development in the area from Mackenzie Avenue to the Cummings Bridge. “We want Rideau Street to be a world-class, cosmopolitan ‘high street’ in the heart of the city,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “We are eager to work with local business and residents to create a rich mix of urban activities and cultural expression…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Lionel Laurin of Orléans

Mayor Jim Watson today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Lionel Laurin of Orléans for his dedication and contribution to many volunteer activities in the city over the years. Since the 1960s, Lionel Laurin has dedicated himself to volunteer efforts in support of many causes within the community. He worked in conjunction with CFRA and local schools to raise literacy awareness and support the establishment of libraries in the north. He has assisted in…
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Chinatown Gateway project receives prestigious award

Ottawa – The Chinatown Gateway Arch on Somerset Street, a unique “twin-city” project with Beijing, China, was recently named Public Works 2011 Project of the Year in the Structures category by the American Public Works Association (APWA). This project was completed in October 2010 with funding from three levels of government and the strong support of the local community, individuals and the Chinatown Business Improvement Association (BIA). “This award is a wonderful tribute to all the exceptional people who…
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