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Year: 2016

Vehicle testing marks next big milestone for O-Train Confederation Line

Ottawa – A major milestone in the O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) project was celebrated today as the first light rail vehicle (LRV) assembled in Ottawa began testing on the track between Blair and Cyrville stations. Vehicle testing along the alignment from Blair Station to Tunney’s Pasture will continue until the launch of the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018. David McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet…
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Statement by the Federal National Capital Region Government Caucus, the Ottawa Provincial Government Caucus and the Mayor of the City of Ottawa

A better location for the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital – the former Sir John Carling Building site December 2, 2016 – On Thursday, November 24, the NCC approved a staff recommendation to offer Tunney’s Pasture to The Ottawa Hospital as the site of the future Civic Campus. On Tuesday, November 29, the Board of Governors of The Ottawa Hospital announced its decision to not support the recommendation of the Tunney’s Pasture property, citing…
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Submissions now open for JUNOfest 2017

JUNO Week’s two-night music festival invites Canadian artists from all genres to apply. TORONTO, ON — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that artist submissions for JUNOfest, presented by CBCMusic.ca are now open. The annual musical festival will showcase performances by top Canadian acts in venues across Ottawa on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 as part of JUNO Week 2017. Artists interested in participating in JUNOfest can apply between…
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Debbie Heuchert receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

November 23, 2016 – Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor and West Carleton-March Ward Councillor Eli El-Chantiry presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Debbie Heuchert at today’s City Council meeting. Debbie volunteers in many areas of the community including coaching recreational soccer and helping to manage the Starlight Synchronized Skating Team. She sits on the executive boards of the West Carleton Minor Hockey Association and the West Carleton Skating Club where she takes on responsibilities above and…
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Mayor Jim Watson’s statement on recent anti-Semitic acts in the City of Ottawa

I am proud to serve as Mayor of a tolerant, progressive and inclusive community. Ottawa is a city of many diverse cultures and beliefs, all of which we embrace. I strongly condemn the actions of those who would seek to weaken our commitment to our shared values. And I strongly condemn this very hateful anti-Semitic act – it has no place in the city of Ottawa.