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Month: May 2013

Bucket Brigade keeping downtown core clean

Ottawa – City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson today announced the official start of the City’s Bucket Brigade program during a media event at City Hall. The Bucket Brigade is a crew of summer students hired to reduce litter in downtown neighbourhoods that see an increase in both tourist and pedestrian traffic during the summer months. “Ottawa is a vibrant, beautiful city,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “As the weather gets warmer and we head outdoors,…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – the Majic 100 Morning Show hosts

Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Steve Desroches and Councillor Allan Hubley, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to the Majic 100 Morning Show hosts, Stu Schwartz, whom everyone knows as Stuntman Stu, Angie Poirier and Trisha Owens for their outstanding community service and public advocacy in raising awareness about bullying. Being a victim of bullying himself in high school, Stu knew only too well the effects that bullying can have on a young person. In…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Ms. Floralove Katz

Mayor Jim Watson and Ward Councillor Diane Holmes, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Ms. Floralove Katz for her outstanding community service, philanthropy, public advocacy, and her numerous contributions within the field of arts and culture. As a resident of Ottawa for forty-five years, Ms. Katz has contributed thousands of volunteer hours promoting arts and culture within our city and its surrounding regions. She has performed as a cellist in the Ottawa Symphony…
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City Council approves Accountability Framework

City Council has approved the remaining pieces of the City’s Accountability Framework, as recommended by the City’s Integrity Commissioner, Robert Marleau, continuing its commitment to making municipal government more transparent and accountable to the public. The Code of Conduct for Members of Council, Gifts Registry, Council Expense Policy and Community, Fundraising and Special Events Policy, in addition to the existing Public Disclosure of Office Expenses, Integrity Commissioner and Lobbyist Registry, constitute the most comprehensive set…
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