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Year: 2018

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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Ottawa welcomes 2018 National Taekwondo Championships

Ottawa – Ottawa’s reputation as a premiere destination for major sporting events continues to grow with the announcement that the city will host the 2018 National Taekwondo Championships. The championships will take place from February 15 to 18 at the EY Centre, and will determine which athletes will represent Canada at this year’s Pan Am Taekwondo Championships, the World Taekwondo Junior Championships and the Youth Olympic Games. Ottawa’s successful bid to host the national sporting…
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Register now to attend the Mayor’s Town Hall on the future of Sparks Street

Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Catherine McKenney want to know what residents think about the future of Sparks Street, and invite you to join them for an opportunity to share ideas and suggestions. What do you think the City should consider as it develops a plan to revitalize the Sparks Street pedestrian mall?Register now(link is external) for the Town Hall meeting, where you will have the chance to share your ideas with Mayor Watson and…
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