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Month: September 2016

New Federal Homelessness Funding Available for Municipalities

News release from Municipal Advocacy Solutions. September 30, 2016 — Housing has been in the news a lot lately. Whether it is high home prices, families who require safe, affordable housing, or the consultations being led by CMHC on a National Housing Strategy, there is a lot to talk about. Just today, FCM’s Big City Mayor’s Caucus released 7 ways to help fix the housing crisis affecting the Country. You can read that article here.…
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Angela Hewitt to perform at the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson is proud to announce that internationally acclaimed pianist Angela Hewitt is the feature performer at the inaugural Mayor’s Gala for the Arts, which will take place on on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park. Angela Hewitt is one of the world’s leading pianists and recipient of numerous awards and honorary distinctions. As an Ottawa native, Angela spent her formative years in the Nation’s Capital…
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Mayor Jim Watson calls for increased protection measures for cyclists and pedestrians

Ottawa – On September 22, Mayor Jim Watson wrote to the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, to request that further research be conducted on truck side guards and other safety measures that would reduce fatal collisions between cyclists, pedestrians, and heavy trucks. Mayor Watson’s letter was sent following a meeting with key local cycling and pedestrian groups earlier this month, organized with the Chair of the City’s Transportation Committee, Councillor Keith Egli. Today, following…
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Ottawa 2017 Honoured with Prestigious International Awards

September 26th, 2016 – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are thrilled to have received nine (9) awards from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA). The awards recognize excellence and creativity in promotional materials produced by festivals and events around the world. “This is a terrific endorsement of the excellent work that the Ottawa 2017 Bureau has done so far to prepare for our city’s celebrations of…
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Giuseppe Nicastro receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

September 28, 2016 – Mayor Jim Watson and River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Giuseppe Nicastro at today’s City Council meeting. One of Ottawa’s finest entrepreneurs, Mr. Nicastro is highly respected for both his business acumen and his community benevolence. He has strong convictions in building a robust Italian-Canadian community in Ottawa, and has become the go-to person for organizations seeking support and assistance. As Board Director at the Villa…
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