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Month: June 2017

Christo Bilukidi receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Gloucester-South Nepean Ward Councillor Michael Qaqish and Alta Vista Ward Councillor Jean Cloutier  presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award at City Council today to Christo Bilukidi. Christo Bilukidi was born in Angola and lived in France and Brazil before his family settled in Ottawa. He attended and played football for Georgia State University on a scholarship, and later played in the National Football League for the Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals and…
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City of Ottawa secures funding for Stage 2 LRT

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson was pleased to welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the Belfast Yard Maintenance and Storage Facility today, where the Government of Canada announced its financial support for the Stage 2 LRT project. The federal government has pledged to contribute up to $1.09 billion in total eligible costs to Stage 2 through their long term plan, Investing in Canada. This is in addition to the over $67 million the federal government…
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Kontinuum to open on July 16

Tickets to the free underground journey through time available tomorrow at noon Sneak peek and media premiere July 15 Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are excited to announce that Kontinuum: An Underground Journey Through Time will premiere the evening of Saturday, July 15 and officially open to the public on Sunday, July 16 at 10 am. Created and produced by the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Moment Factory, this…
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Ottawa Police Chorus receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, West Carleton-March Councillor Eli El-Chantiry, and Somerset Ward Councillor Catherine McKenney presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award at City Council today to the Ottawa Police Chorus for their contributions to the community since 1972 and for enhancing the image of the Ottawa Police Service through song. Chorus Manager Barbara Duggan accepted the award on behalf of the 43 members who sing in four-part harmony, and Musical Director Geoffrey Linklater addressed…
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All City of Ottawa fire trucks now equipped with Naloxone

For some time now, the City of Ottawa has been facing a serious public health crisis in relation to the misuse and overdose of opioid drugs. We have been working hard with our first responders to improve the availability of naloxone in our emergency vehicles, as we know that access to naloxone can save lives. Today, we marked a significant milestone in the City’s efforts to provide access to naloxone to our first responders. Firefighters at all 45…
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