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Month: January 2018

Albert Tang receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Albert Tang was presented with the Mayor’s City Builder Award at today’s City Council meeting by Mayor Jim Watson and Gloucester-Southgate Ward Councillor, Diane Deans. Albert Tang came from Hong Kong to Canada over 40 years ago as a young man trying to build a future in the country he loved. He worked very hard as a waiter in restaurants until he started his own restaurant on Somerset Street, integrating well with a successful business.…
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Mayor Jim Watson’s 2018 State of the City Address

State of the City Address Mayor Jim Watson Wednesday, January 31 The beginning of a New Year always brings with it the opportunity to look back and acknowledge what we have accomplished as a City and as a Council. It’s an exercise I enjoy going through, because it reminds us of the memorable events that have helped define our city in the last year, and gives us an opportunity to remember how our community came…
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Update on Ottawa Police Response to Recent Shootings

Mr. Eli El-Chantiry, Chair, Ottawa Police Services Board I wanted to provide you with an update on some of the comments we are making to the community and media related to the recent shootings in Ottawa. As we have discussed, we are actively investigating eleven shootings since January 1 which have resulted in 6 victims, 2 of which have died.  The issue of gun violence is very concerning to us and we have members from…
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Mayor Watson to attend Strong Cities Workshop and USCM Meeting in Washington, DC

Ottawa — Mayor Jim Watson will attend and speak at the Strong Cities Workshop and United States Conference of Mayors on January 24 in Washington, DC, and participate in the launch of the Public-Private Partnership Task Force Against Hate alongside an international delegation of experts and Mayors from across the U.S., UK, Canada and Germany. The Strong Cities Workshop is organized by Strong Cities Network and the German Marshall Fund of the United States to address…
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Statement from Mayor Watson and Mayor Pedneaud-Jobin on the announcement by Amazon

Statement from Mayor Watson and Mayor Pedneaud-Jobin on the announcement by Amazon “Although we are disappointed with the news this morning that the Ottawa-Gatineau HQ2 proposal did not make the shortlist, we are proud of the way our two cities and the community came together to put forward a competitive bid that showcased the best that the National Capital Region has to offer. A number of community leaders and economic development partners worked tirelessly over…
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