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Month: February 2018

Osman Naqvi receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Osman Naqvi was presented with the Mayor’s City Builder Award at today’s City Council meeting by Mayor Jim Watson, Gloucester-South Nepean Ward Councillor, Michael Qaqish and Bay Ward Councillor Mark Taylor. Osman Naqvi is a natural leader, social entrepreneur and youth empowerment advocate. He founded the Kiwanis Club of Barrhaven, and helped to create the…
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Mayor Jim Watson’s Statement following today’s tabling of the Government of Canada’s 2018-19 Budget

“Today’s federal budget is good news for the City of Ottawa and its residents, as it includes the necessary funding for us to proceed with the joint Central Library project with Library and Archives Canada. Like many municipalities across Canada, our social housing units have a maintenance backlog that needs to be addressed rapidly. Although…
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City unveils 40 winning names for O-Train vehicles

Today at Ben Franklin Place, Mayor Jim Watson, Transit Commission Chair Stephen Blais, Transportation Committee Chair Keith Egli, and Transportation Services General Manager John Manconi announced the Name the Trains Contest winning submissions and presented certificates to Ottawa’s next generation of O-Train riders. The certificates were presented to children and youth who submitted the chosen…
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Government of Canada leases federal land to The Ottawa Hospital for new Civic Campus

The Government of Canada is proud to play a role in this important initiative that will improve health care services to communities in the National Capital Region and augment world-class research. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Carla…
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Catherine Kelly receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Catherine Kelly was presented with the Mayor’s City Builder Award at today’s City Council meeting by Mayor Jim Watson and Capital Ward Councillor, David Chernushenko. As the Vice President Internal of Carleton University’s Student Association (CUSA), Catherine Kelly has worked hard to ensure that student council runs transparently and that all 300 clubs on campus…
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Ottawa’s music industry takes centre stage at the Sonicity Showcase

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Jeff Leiper, and members of the music industry celebrated Ottawa’s vibrant music community today at the Sonicity Showcase. In association with Megaphono, Ottawa’s annual music industry festival and conference, the Sonicity Showcase featured a preview of the Ottawa Music Strategy and officially launched Sonicity, a mobile app that offers…
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The Joint Transportation Working Group meets to establish its priorities

GATINEAU-OTTAWA – Convened by Mayors Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin and Jim Watson, the Joint Transportation Working Group held its first meeting today at Ottawa City Hall. Mayors Pedneaud-Jobin and Watson were accompanied by the chairs of their cities’ committees responsible for transportation issues, namely: Stephen Blais, Chair, Transit Commission, City of Ottawa Myriam Nadeau, Chair, Société de…
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City plans to expand and secure service for local restaurants

Ottawa – Opening a new restaurant is a lot of work. That’s why the City of Ottawa created the Business Ambassador Service (BAS) as a pilot project in 2013 to help restaurant owners get their new businesses up and running. In 2014, the BAS was nominated nationally for a Golden Scissors Award by the Canadian…
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New Law Ensuring Safe Access to Abortion Clinics Now in Effect

Ontario Protecting Women’s Right to Choose Starting today, all abortion clinics in Ontario will have safe access zones of 50 metres to protect the safety, security, health and privacy of women and health care providers. These changes are the result of legislation passed in 2017 to ensure women across the province can access abortion services…
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