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Month: November 2014

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 safe and convenient cycle travel in the south end. “Beyond adding to Ottawa’s cycling infrastructure, this new bridge creates an…
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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 NCC toward a solution on this transit issue. “Moving forward, we have agreed to stay in close contact, meet on…
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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 climates and leisure pursuits. Rather, she continues to work with many Ottawa organizations that help and advocate for seniors. Her…
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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 final matches onto the exterior walls of several buildings in the city, making this an exciting addition to the growing…
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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 create art from the heart. This morning at Ottawa City Hall’s Heritage Building, Mayor Jim Watson and Mrs. Mertikas unveiled…
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