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Year: 2015

City of Ottawa salutes local war veterans

November 4, 2015 – Ottawa marked the start of Veterans’ Week (November 5 to 11) with a candlelight tribute ceremony at the Canadian War Museum this evening, hosted by Mayor Jim Watson and the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence. The ceremony marked the first in a week of events offering residents the opportunity to recognize the contributions made by local veterans and to honour the sacrifice of…
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Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance announces local economic impact from hosting FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

November 5, 2015 – The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance released a report today indicating that Ottawa received $28.6 million in overall economic activity as a result of hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ in June. The report also indicated that Ottawa benefited from $5.8 million in direct GDP (Gross Domestic Product) impacts for the local economy as a result of the event. “Hosting this prestigious sporting event has elevated Ottawa’s international profile and…
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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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