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Year: 2013

Mayor’s City Builder Award – Ms. Karen Secord

Mayor Jim Watson and Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Katherine Hobbs today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Ms. Karen Secord for her outstanding community service to families and individuals who are assisted by the Parkdale Food Centre food bank. As coordinator of the Parkdale Food Centre, which is located in Mechanicsville, Ms. Secord has donated hundreds of hours of her time to enthusiastically transforming the facility into a multi-purpose food centre and neighbourhood food-education and…
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Budget 2014 approved with the lowest tax change in seven years

Ottawa – City Council has approved the Budget for 2014 that delivers a 1.9 per cent tax change – the lowest change in seven years, and below the 2 per cent cap directed by City Council on May 8, 2013. The budget respects taxpayers’ expectations that its municipal government live within its means, improve service delivery and invest strategically in initiatives that will help shape the community’s future. “The approval of Budget 2014 is a…
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City Council approves Arts Court redevelopment and Ottawa Art Gallery expansion

Ottawa – City Council today approved the Arts Court redevelopment and the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) expansion, marking the culmination of a longstanding vision for a municipal arts centre for the visual, performing, literary and media arts and for the revitalization of Ottawa’s downtown. The $34-million capital project will include:  – a new and larger Ottawa Art Gallery;  – a new 250-seat multi-purpose and film screening room within the new OAG space  – a new…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Guy Robitaille

Mayor Jim Watson and Alta Vista Ward Councillor Peter Hume today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Guy Robitaille for a lifetime of community service and service to his country, which began with his valorous leadership in battle while very seriously wounded, in Sicily in July 1943. Guy Robitaille, 93, was born in Lévis-Lauzon, Québec, in 1920. He and his seven siblings were orphaned in 1936, and soon after, at age…
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Mayor Watson announces support for proposed federal measures to improve transit operator safety

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today announced his support for Bill C-533, recently tabled by the Member of Parliament for Wascana, Honourable Ralph Goodale, as well as Bill C-402 presented by the Member of Parliament for Burnaby—New Westminster, Peter Julian. The bills are focused on addressing assaults on transit operators by amending the Criminal Code to make assault of on-duty transit operators an aggravating factor for sentencing purposes. Mayor Watson will work with Transit Commission…
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