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Month: August 2013

Mayor’s City Builder Award – retired Major Bill Berry

August 28, 2013 – Mayor Jim Watson and Ward Councillor Eli El-Chantiry, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to retired Major Bill Berry for his outstanding commitment serving with the Canadian Army and for his tireless community service and public advocacy. Major Berry began his military career at the age of 16, and served as a gunner in the 181st Light Anti-Aircraft Battery (Canadian Army Reserve) while attending Kemptville Agricultural College. His extensive military…
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City of Ottawa first to receive gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community Award

Ottawa – Today the City of Ottawa had the honour of being the first city in the province to receive the gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community Award by Share the Road Cycling Coalition, a cycling advocacy organization that works with Ontario municipalities to make their communities more bicycle-friendly. The award was presented to Mayor Jim Watson at the Annual Association of Municipalities Ontario conference. “The City of Ottawa and my Council colleagues are delighted to receive…
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