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Author: Livia Belcea

Budget 2019 builds a city with more affordable housing, better roads and sidewalks, expanded transit and safer communities

Ottawa – Draft Budget 2019, tabled today at City Council, is a prudent financial plan that ramps up investments to build more affordable housing, close Ottawa’s infrastructure gap, expand public transit service and enhance the safety of Ottawa’s communities. In 2019, the City is looking to invest $15 million to build more affordable housing for…
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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…
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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…
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New parking permit one more step toward making Ottawa a Music City

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa unveiled its new Musician and Artist Parking Permit today at Queen St. Fare, a new music venue and food hall. As owners of the permit, Queen St. Fare can loan it to musicians and artists, allowing them to load and unload their equipment worry-free when parked in a loading…
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Mayor Watson presents Order of Ottawa and Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson inducted 16 of Ottawa’s most outstanding residents into the Order of Ottawa during a ceremony this evening at Ottawa City Hall. Those inducted by Mayor Watson into the Order of Ottawa are: Julian Armour, Bernie Ashe, Graham Bird, Dr. Angela Cameron, Monique Doolittle-Romas, Marie-Claude Doucet, Barbara Farber, Emily Glossop, Elizabeth…
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Letter to Minister Mulroney regarding the economic statement made by Minister Fedeli,

November 21, 2018   The Honourable Caroline Mulroney, M.P.P. Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs 11th Floor, 720 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M7A 2S9   Dear Minister Mulroney, We closely followed the economic statement by the Minister of Finance, the Honourable Vic Fedeli, in which he announced the elimination of three positions of…
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Order of Ottawa inductees and Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recipient announced for 2018

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today announced the 16 residents who will be inducted into the Order of Ottawa this year, as well as the 2018 recipient of the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching. This year’s ceremony will take place at City Hall on November 22. Those who will be invested into the…
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Preferred proponent recommended to design new central library

Ottawa –– After a review of 33 submissions from architectural firms from around the world, and a shortlist of five finalists, the Evaluation Committee for the new joint facility shared by Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada has recommended entering into negotiations with the consortium of Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects, from…
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Paul W. Dewar receives the Key to the City

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson presented the Key to the City to Paul W. Dewar at a ceremony at City Hall this evening, in recognition and appreciation for his service and dedication to his community and country, and his significant contributions to education and youth empowerment. Mr. Dewar began his career as a teacher. He…
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Catherine Wilcox reçoit le Prix de bâtisseur de la Ville décerné par le maire

Le maire d’Ottawa et le conseiller du quartier Knoxdale-Merivale ont remis à Catherine Wilcox le Prix de bâtisseur de la Ville décerné par le maire lors de la réunion du Conseil d’aujourd’hui en reconnaissance de sa contribution à Ottawa au moyen de la musique et de la sensibilisation.   En 2008, Catherine Wilcox lançait le…
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