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Month: October 2015

Ottawa set to host spectacular JUNO Awards in 2017

Ottawa – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has selected Ottawa as the host city for the 2017 JUNO Awards. The JUNO Awards Broadcast will take place at the Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, April 2, 2017, following a week of musical celebrations in venues across the National Capital Region. Mayor Jim Watson, Co-Chair of the Ottawa 2017 Board of Directors, made the announcement at Mercury Lounge in the Byward Market, before…
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Transportation available to Max Keeping funeral

Ottawa – Three OC Transpo buses will be made available to take residents to the Canadian Tire Centre for a Celebration of Life for Max Keeping on Tuesday, October 13 on a first come, first-served basis. Buses will depart from the Lisgar Street entrance of Ottawa City Hall at 11 a.m. and return from the Canadian Tire Centre 15 minutes after the end of the ceremony. Max Keeping passed away on October 1. He leaves…
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Ottawa Tops List of Business-Friendly Cities in the Americas

OTTAWA – In a ceremony at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), held in Anchorage, Alaska Tuesday night, the city of Ottawa was awarded the title of most “Business Friendly” mid-sized city in North and South America.  On hand to receive the honour was Ottawa City Councillor Stephen Blais and Invest Ottawa Vice-President, Lana Legostaeva. Attended by over 1000 people, the IEDC conference includes the presentation of fDi Magazine’s American Cities of the Future Awards. These awards are the largest regional rankings…
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Federal leaders submit their answers to Mayor Watson’s local issues questionnaire

The responses by the federal parties to Mayor Jim Watson’s questionnaire are now available to be viewed online.

City mobilizes to help refugees of Syrian crisis

Mayor Jim Watson launches Refugee 613, United for Refugees at Public Forum Ottawa – Today, Mayor Jim Watson welcomed residents, local agencies, and subject-matter experts at City Hall to mobilize the community to help refugees of the Syrian crisis. The Mayor’s Public Forum on Syrian Refugee Resettlement Efforts saw the launch of Refugee 613, a short-term project in response to the global refugee crisis, and United for Refugees, a new fundraising initiative to support local…
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