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Month: June 2012

STEP to weigh in on drivers operating unsafe and heavy vehicles and impaired drivers

Ottawa – The City’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on unsafe heavy vehicles and impaired drivers during the month of July. Unsafe vehicles:  In 2010, 181 reportable collisions on Ottawa roadways involved unsafe vehicles – resulting in 58 injuries; six were life-threatening and two were fatalities. Causes of these collisions included defective brakes, steering, tires, lights, engine controls, trailer hitches, suspension, as well as obscured vision. The focus of this initiative will also…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – David Truemner

Mayor Jim Watson, with Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Katherine Hobbs and Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to David Truemner for his outstanding volunteerism and community service. Over the years, Mr. Truemner has given his time and energy and made significant contributions to the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, the Billings Estate National Historic Site, the Antique Automobile Club of Ottawa and Scouts Canada. He has been a mainstay at the…
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Community Champions create a lasting legacy by investing in our city

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s Community Champions program officially launched today, providing businesses, community groups and public-spirited individuals with an opportunity to become community partners by sponsoring City programs, services and facilities. “This new sponsorship program is a great way for our community leaders and entrepreneurs to get involved and give back to our city,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “It is also a win for Ottawa residents by reducing costs and helping to keep…
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Positive trends in crime and deaths on local roadways in 2011

Ottawa – The number of crimes against people, homicides and motor vehicle fatalities decreased in 2011, according to a report that will be presented to the Ottawa Police Services Board Monday night. The 2011 Crime, Police and Traffic Statistics Report also found that while calls for service to the Ottawa Police were up by about 1%, the overall level of reported crime fell by over two percent in 2011. “The report provides an overview of…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Patricia “Pat” Clark

Mayor Jim Watson today announced that the Mayor’s City Builder Award has been presented to Patricia “Pat” Clark for her outstanding contributions and devotion to her community. Mayor Watson and Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Councillor Tim Tierney presented Pat with the award at the Ottawa General Hospital Tuesday where she is undergoing treatment. A softball organizer in Pineview, Cyrville and Carson Grove, a member of the Gloucester Recreation Development Organization, and a board member of the…
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