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Month: September 2017

Mayor Watson’s statement on recent verbal abuse case in City Long Term Care home

I am appalled and furious with this news about elder abuse in one of our long term care homes. This behavior will not be tolerated and I am fully supportive of the immediate dismissals of those involved in this outrageous and callous behavior. I have asked staff to bring in a third party to review all aspects of our long term care residences and report back with all concerns and recommendations in a timely fashion.…
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Mìwàte: Illumination of Chaudière Falls to open on October 6

Media premiere October 5 Ottawa – The Ottawa 2017 Bureau, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are excited to announce that Mìwàte: Illumination of Chaudière Falls, will premiere the evening of Thursday, October 5 and officially open to the public on Friday, October 6 at 7 p.m. Created and produced by the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Moment Factory, in collaboration with the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn, and in consultation with representatives from local Métis and Inuit…
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Mayor Watson recognizes that now is the right opportunity to transform housing

Ottawa — As the federal government is’ expected to launch the National Housing Strategy (NHS) this fall, Mayor Jim Watson recognizes that it could be a once in a generation opportunity to transform affordable housing in Canada. “Safe, affordable housing is the bedrock of the liveable, sustainable and caring cities we aspire to build. Despite this, a million and half Canadian households are unable to find a home they can afford and nearly 235,000 individuals…
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Raffaela Plastino receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Riley Brockington recognized Raffaela Plastino’s commitment and dedication to the community by presenting her with the Mayor’s City Builder Award at today’s City Council meeting. Plastino and her family emigrated from Cleta, Italy in 1949. After landing in Halifax, they journeyed to Ottawa where they were welcomed by friends and family. Over the years, Rafaela has worked tirelessly for the Canadian Italian community and has always been ready to lend…
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Ottawa 2017 wins 8 prestigious international awards

Ottawa – Ottawa 2017, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, is thrilled to have received 8 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. The prizes were awarded last night during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony, held at the IFEA’s 62nd Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat, in Tucson, Arizona. “The Ottawa 2017 Bureau has done tremendous work this year…
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