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Year: 2014

Mayor’s City Builder Award – Patricia Tait

Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Eli El-Chantiry presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Patricia Tait today in recognition of her 20 years of community activism in West Carleton, notably her volunteer work with Ottawa Riverkeeper. Mrs. Tait has been an active volunteer for over 20 years helping to maintain the Morris Island Conservation Area,…
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Ottawa musicians invited to submit tunes for #ottmusik

Soon, anyone who is put on hold after dialing the City of Ottawa will hear local music while they wait. This is the goal of #ottmusik, a new City initiative launched by Mayor Jim Watson today with a call to local musicians. “#ottmusik offers a new platform for local musicians to introduce and share their…
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Airport Parkway bridge opening makes city more accessible, welcoming Primary tabs

Ottawa – Ottawa’s reputation as a walking- and cycling-friendly city got another boost today with the opening of the Airport Parkway Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge. Mayor Jim Watson and River Ward City Councillor Maria McRae officially opened the bridge, calling it an important link between communities on both sides of the parkway and a means to promote…
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Minister Baird, Mayor Watson agree to work together on light rail

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – John Baird, Minister Responsible for the National Capital Commission and Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean and His Worship, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson today issued the following statement: “Both the Government of Canada and the City of Ottawa have committed to taking the next 100 days to continue to work constructively along with the…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Carol Burrows

Mayor Jim Watson and Ward Councillor Peter Clark presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Carol Burrows today for her five decades of advocacy for seniors’ rights and continuing volunteer work to improve the quality of life of Ottawa’s seniors and older adults. Mrs. Burrows, at 78, is not spending her upper years in warmer…
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Ottawa to host 2017 Canadian Videogame Awards

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson announced today in an online video that Ottawa will host the Canadian Videogame Awards in 2017. “As Canada’s most-wired city, Ottawa is an ideal place to host the Canadian Videogame Awards,” said Mayor Watson. “In conjunction with the awards the City will also host a videogame championship. We will even project semi-final and…
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Honouring My Father unveiled at City Hall

Ottawa – In the days that followed the October 22 fatal shooting of Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial, Ottawa artist Katerina Mertikas searched for a way to express the grief shared by all Canadians and to somehow help Corporal Cirillo’s five-year-old son Marcus. She soon decided to do what she does best, and…
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Confederation Line among best rail/transit projects in the Americas

Ottawa – The Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) project has been presented the Silver Award for Best Rail/Transit Project in the Americas. The award was established by P3 bulletin – a magazine and website centred on public-private sector partnerships aimed at procuring, building and managing public infrastructure – and presented on October 23 in New York City.…
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Speech: Ottawa's Economic Outlook

(CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY) Thank you for joining us this morning. I always enjoy the opportunity to speak directly to the women and men who are helping drive Ottawa’s economy. And this week is a particularly special one because… On Sunday I returned with a 40 person delegation after a successful 8 day visit to Beijing…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Bill Robinson

Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Marianne Wilkinson presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Bill Robinson today, recognising his devotion to improving the lives of at-risk children and youth, and new Canadians, over the past 30 years. Mr. Robinson’s countless hours of volunteer work with the Michelle Heights Community House, the Pinecrest Queensway Community Health…
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