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Month: October 2011

2011 Ottawa Book Awards and Prix du livre d’Ottawa winners announced

Ottawa – Three local writers shared the spotlight tonight as winners of the City of Ottawa’s prestigious Book Awards. The ceremony took place at Library and Archives Canada. “With these awards, we proudly celebrate Ottawa’s remarkable writers who continue to inspire readers at home and abroad”, said Mayor Jim Watson. “We are pleased to add this year’s outstanding winning books to an impressive list of past winners.” Each award is worth $7,500 and is presented for…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Coralie Lalonde

Mayor Jim Watson, with Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Councillor Scott Moffatt, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Coralie Lalonde for her outstanding volunteer work in the community. Passionate about supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders, Ms.Lalonde is co-founder, board member, former chair and volunteer organizer of the Tech Venture Challenge, sparking entrepreneurial spirit among post-secondary students in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario by encouraging them to act on ideas, providing mentorship with successful…
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Trick-or-Treat with Mayor Jim Watson in support of the Baby Supply Cupboard

Ottawa – On Saturday, October 29, 2011, join Mayor Jim Watson at Ottawa City Hall from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for the Mayor’s fifth annual Halloween party in support of the Ottawa Food Bank’s Baby Supply Cupboard. It’s a trick-or-treating event for the whole family that’s so much fun, it’s scary! “This event is a great way to get into the spirit of Halloween while providing much-needed assistance to those less fortunate in our community,”…
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Budget 2012: Learn about it and have your say

This year the City of Ottawa tabled a spending plan for 2012 that will keep Ottawa on a course that is sustainable for the long-term. Following on the solid fiscal framework Council put in place last year, Budget 2012 proposes a tax increase of just 2.39 per cent – the lowest rate in 5 years. We deliver this modest tax plan while continuing to make the ambitious changes we need to strengthen our finances, assets and…
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2012 Budget Address by Mayor Jim Watson

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Today we begin Budget 2012 I want to thank Council, once again, for allowing me the privilege of working with our City Manager to build this budget and to provide this introduction to our work. The tabling of the Budget is the single most important step forward we take together each year. It is the annual opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made. It is our chance to set…
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