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Month: April 2012

City Solid Waste Contract Shows $600K Surplus in 2011

Ottawa – The partnership between the City of Ottawa and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 503 continues to beat financial targets and resulted in a $600,582 operating surplus in 2011 for its solid waste collection operations. “We continue to be proud of the savings achieved for taxpayers through the hard work of the City and its labour union partners,” Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said. “We value the strong working relationship we have with CUPE…
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Traffic enforcement to focus on red light running and stop sign violations in May

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) is keeping a close eye in May on motorists who run red lights and those who don’t fully comply with stop signs as part of its ongoing commitment to keeping Ottawa’s roads safe. Red Light Running Red light running is a serious issue on Ottawa roadways.  In 2010 alone, 764 reportable collisions occurred due to drivers failing to stop for red lights.  These collisions resulted…
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Planning Summit: Mayor Jim Watson’s Remarks

Check Against Delivery *** Good morning, It’s my pleasure to welcome you here this morning to our Planning Summit. Today is the first step in the right direction. Here in this room we have a diverse group of people: community and business leaders, developers, government stakeholders and everyday residents who want to be part of the solution. And I say ‘solution’ because we need to be frank: Planning in Ottawa   needs to be fixed…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Diana Majury

Mayor Jim Watson, with Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Diana Majury for her selfless contributions and dedication to the community. Diana has been on the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa volunteering her time, energy, experience and commitment to this charitable organization for the past six years. She is currently serving as Vice-President and is also the organization’s representative on the Board of…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Jeanine and Dean Otto

Mayor Jim Watson, with Barrhaven Ward Councillor Jan Harder, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Jeanine and Dean Otto for their selfless contributions to the community. The Ottos never expected or wanted to be in the spotlight but tragically, and with no warning, their five-year-old daughter Maddy went from being perfectly healthy on Sunday, July 15, 2007 to passing away two days later after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Maddy spent…
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