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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 YOUth Heroes initiative – a citywide campaign that empowers local youth to create positive social change in their communities. Osman…
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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 we welcome the long-term housing initiatives announced last year by the government, including the new National Housing Strategy, we need…
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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 names for the six O-Train Trillium Line train cars and the 34 O-Train Confederation Line train cars. The young winners…
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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 Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, along with Katherine Cotton, Chair of the Board of Governors for The Ottawa…
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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 are supported. As a feminist, she has leveraged her position and has gone above and beyond her job description to…
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