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Month: August 2016

New federal-provincial funding agreement makes 57 public transit projects possible in Ottawa

The governments of Canada and Ontario, as well as municipalities across Ontario are making investments that will help create jobs and grow the middle class now while building a strong foundation for a sustainable economic future. Catherine McKenna, Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Yasir Naqvi, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa Centre, and His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City…
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LED lights are saving the City energy and money

The City of Ottawa is in the process of converting 58,000 streetlights to Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology, an initiative that, upon completion, will save the City an estimated $6 million annually. The work is being done in partnership with Energy Ottawa, a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa. Under the agreement, Energy Ottawa will install and maintain the new light infrastructure over a six-year period. “I’m pleased to see the City of Ottawa and Energy Ottawa…
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Mayor Watson announces Cher and many more high-profile world leaders & celebrities attending 2016 One Young World Summit

Opening Ceremony to take place on Parliament Hill Ottawa, ON – Today, Mayor Jim Watson announced the high-profile names of world leaders from politics, entertainment, business and the community who will be attending the 2016 One Young World Summit taking place in Ottawa from September 28 to October 1, 2016. The Summit, which is considered the world’s premier global youth forum, will welcome 1,300 exceptional young leaders aged 18-30 from around the globe.  Attendees will…
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Mayor Jim Watson’s statement on the passing of the Hon. Mauril Bélanger, M.P. for Ottawa-Vanier

I was deeply saddened to hear of Mauril Bélanger’s passing. I have had the privilege of meeting Mauril on many occasions, both as a Member of Parliament representing Ottawa-Vanier, and when he was Chief of Staff to the Chair of the Regional Council of Ottawa-Carleton when I served on the Regional Council. I will remember Mauril as a kind, dedicated and passionate man who sought and achieved positive change through his relentless passion for human…
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Ottawa International Airport becomes Official Supporter of Ottawa 2017 celebrations

Major gateway to the city will be decked out in festive pageantry Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are proud to welcome the Ottawa International Airport as an Official Supporter of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations in the nation’s capital. The world class facility announced today a contribution of $1 million in support of Ottawa 2017. As part of the partnership, the Ottawa International Airport will…
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