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Month: January 2019

City of Ottawa named one of the top employers – locally and nationally

The City of Ottawa has been recognized as one of the best employers in Canada and the Ottawa-Gatineau region. The City ranked 20th in Forbes Media’s Canada’s Best Employers list and it was also named one of the the National Capital Region’s Top Employers. The National Capital Region’s Top Employers is an annual competition where the editors at Mediacorp evaluate and select the region’s top workplaces, according to eight criteria. The City of Ottawa was…
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Greg Thurlow receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Osgoode Councillor George Darouze presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Greg Thurlow at City Council today, in recognition of his volunteering and community service. Greg Thurlow has been a true community builder in Osgoode for the past decade. Mr. Thurlow has been a member of the Osgoode Village Community Association for seven years, including two as its president. During this time, he helped organize the annual Santa Claus parade and…
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2019 State of the City Address

With another eventful and productive year under our belt, the State of the City Address presents us with the opportunity to look back on what we have accomplished as a City. But the beginning of a new Term of Council is a particular occasion to take a forward-looking view and acknowledge the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for our city. And there are a number of important projects waiting for us this term: the…
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Elgin Street – Let’s support our businesses!

As you know, the Elgin Street Renewal project officially began yesterday. This project includes a road closure of Elgin Street from Somerset to Catherine streets for this first phase of construction. While the street may be closed to vehicular traffic, Elgin is walkable and central, so it’s easy to continue to visit your favourite restaurants, shops and services in the heart of Centretown.  I’m excited to share that businesses along Elgin Street have come together…
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