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Month: August 2014

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 Centre, the Dave Smith Treatment Facility, Volunteer Ottawa, Rotary District 7040 and the Rotary Club of Nepean-Kanata have made a…
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Downtown truck tunnel study by Ontario and City starts

Ottawa – The Government of Ontario and the City of Ottawa have finalized an agreement to study a possible tunnel to address the problem of heavy inter-provincial truck traffic in downtown Ottawa. The Honourable Steven Del Duca, Ontario Transportation Minister, signed the agreement providing 50 per cent of the funding towards the study and a preferred proponent has been chosen by the City of Ottawa to carry out the work. The Province of Ontario and the…
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Premier Wynne, MP Galipeau and Mayor Watson tour progress of Confederation Line tunnel

Ottawa – Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Royal Galipeau, MP (Ottawa–Orléans) and Mayor Jim Watson toured the Confederation Line light rail transit (LRT) tunnel to witness the progress that has been made since mining began in October 2013. In the past ten months, the contractor, Rideau Transit Group, has excavated an equivalent of over 50 per cent of the tunnel volume, some 58,000 m3 (the equivalent of over 23 Olympic-sized pools) of the estimated 110,000 m3…
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New signs announce Ottawa’s cycling and pedestrian-friendly status

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Peter Hume, Chair of the City’s Planning Committee, today unveiled new signs to promote Ottawa’s award-winning status as a cycling and pedestrian-friendly city. “We are proud of the work we have done to achieve award-winning status as a cycling and pedestrian-friendly city,” said Mayor Watson. “These new signs, posted underneath existing ‘Welcome to Ottawa’ (population) signs, will help inform visitors of our accomplishments as we welcome them to our…
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