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Month: November 2013

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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