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Month: May 2017

My letter asking for a review of the proclamations and flag raising policies at the City of Ottawa

Rick O’Connor, CMO City Clerk and Solicitor Office of the City Clerk and Solicitor City of Ottawa   Mr. O’Connor, I would ask that you undertake an immediate and comprehensive review of the proclamations and flag raising policies at the City of Ottawa. I would ask that you provide your recommendations on any changes to these policies within a month. Jim Watson Mayor City of Ottawa

Glenn Mooney receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Osgoode Ward Councillor George Darouze presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award at City Council today to Glenn Mooney for his many years of service with Camp Quality, a national charitable organization devoted to providing free camp experiences and year-round programming for children with cancer. Glenn Mooney is Director of Camp Quality of Eastern Ontario and he and his wife Pam have been involved with the organization for over 18…
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Property tax deferral program for residents impacted by Ottawa area flooding

The Ottawa River is now seeing higher water levels over the past few weeks resulting from the snow melt from the northern areas of the Ottawa River and higher than average rainfall over the past month. This has resulted in significant flooding in the low-lying areas that are adjacent to the Ottawa River resulting in the flooding of some pathways and roadways. To date, about 310 homes in the City of Ottawa have been directly…
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Information sessions for Ottawa residents affected by spring flooding

The City of Ottawa will host information sessions for residents affected by the spring flooding. In attendance will be representatives from the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, Ottawa Public Health, the City of Ottawa’s Public Works and Environmental Services Department and the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs, which is responsible for the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians Program. Time and locations: Tuesday, May 9 1 – 2 p.m. Nepean Sportsplex, Hall C…
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My statement on the Province of Ontario’s announcement on reforming the Ontario correctional system

I strongly support the Province’s decision to start from scratch and build a new multi-purpose holistic correction facility in the City of Ottawa. I am pleased to see that the Province will be implementing a correctional services environment anchored in evidence-based decision-making, and will address how best to serve Ontario’s diverse inmate population. The new facility will be instrumental in the rehabilitation and reintegration of those individuals who are in the correctional system’s care and…
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