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Month: March 2012

Mayor’s City Builder Award – Mrs. Suzanne Doerge

Mayor Jim Watson, with Alta Vista Ward Councillor Peter Hume, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Mrs. Suzanne Doerge on behalf of the City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) for her leadership and commitment as director and the organization’s outstanding work towards promoting gender equality and creating a more inclusive city. CAWI is a collaborative group of women from diverse communities, organizations and academia working with municipal decision-makers to create a more inclusive…
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JUNO Host City Kick-Off Event

Ottawa – The Mayor of Ottawa, his Worship Jim Watson, in collaboration with National Capital Commission Chief Executive Officer, Marie Lemay, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Media Development Corporation and the 2012 JUNO Awards Host Committee would like to invite the public to attend the JUNO Host City Kick-Off Event. Join host and JUNO Award winner Measha Brueggergosman, along with special guests, for a live performance by 2012 JUNO Award nominees, Ottawa’s own Hollerado. Date: Wednesday…
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Police laid more than 2,300 charges for safety related offences during January and February

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) focused on four key areas during January and February 2012, resulting in 2,359 charges laid against motorists. Targeted enforcement theme Resulting charges January: – Following too close -72 – Stop sign violations -229 February: – Speeding -1688 – Red light running-370 The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is a leading community partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health…
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Distracted drivers and seat belt use the focus of STEP Program in March

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) is targeting distracted driving and appropriate seat belt and child safety restraint use this month as part of its ongoing commitment to keeping Ottawa’s roads safe. Distracted driving: Between 2008 and 2010, driver distraction was either fully or partially the cause of 6,129 traffic collisions in Ottawa.  The collisions resulted in nine deaths and 1,976 injuries (84 of them serious). Seat belt/child safety restraint use:…
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Mayor Watson congratulates new Chief of Police Charles Bordeleau

Ottawa – The Ottawa Police Services Board today announced the appointment of Deputy Chief Charles Bordeleau as the next Chief of Police for the City of Ottawa. “On behalf of City Council and the residents of Ottawa, I want to congratulate Chief-Designate Bordeleau on his appointment,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “The new Chief’s 28 years of policing service in our community makes him an ideal choice to help us maintain the safety and security that we…
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