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Month: June 2013

Mayor’s City Builder Award – the Brothers Dubé (Quinn, Jan and Liam)

Mayor Jim Watson and Ward Councillor Rainer Bloess today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to the Brothers Dubé (Quinn, Jan and Liam) for their success in the music industry, philanthropy, and inspiring young people to change the world through their creativity and passion. Quinn, Jan, and Liam began their musical journey in 2006 at the early ages of six, eight, and 10 years old when their mother developed cancer. As a way to lift…
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Council approves 2014 budget process

City Council today approved the 2014 proposed budget process and timetable to develop draft operating and capital budgets for the City of Ottawa. “This approved process and timetable is a roadmap to help us meet our budget targets while ensuring an informed and transparent process that will engage citizens and be respectful of their dollars,” said Mayor Jim Watson. The 2014 budget process will commence immediately with on-line and social media consultation opportunities for residents…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Mark O’Neill

Mayor Jim Watson and Ward Councillor Doug Thompson today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Mark O’Neill for his outstanding community service and public advocacy leading to the implementation of the 911 universal emergency phone number, the advanced-care paramedic system and the adoption of mandatory CPR training in local schools. June 22, 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of 911 service in Ottawa and the National Capital Region. Before that date, residents had to navigate…
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Blog: Progress at the new Lansdowne

After decades of indecision and conflict, one thing residents keep telling me is that it is great to finally see Lansdowne moving forward! If you look at the site, you see several cranes up and hundreds of construction workers hard at work. I check in on the project about once a week, whether it is by driving by on my way to an event or visiting my parents who live across the street. When the…
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City Hall heats up with summer activities

Ottawa – Ottawa City Hall’s Marion Dewar Plaza is the place to be this summer with free weekly programs and special events for every taste and interest, morning noon and night.   “Whether it is the winter or the summer, inside or outside, we are making City Hall a real people place,” said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. “This summer will feature some great new attractions for residents of all ages.”   “The schedule of activities…
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