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Dalton McGuinty receives the Key to the City

Mayor Jim Watson presented the Key to the City to Dalton McGuinty at a ceremony at City Hall this evening, in recognition of his staunch commitment and steadfast dedication to public service, with the distinction of being the first Member of Provincial Parliament representing Ottawa to serve as Premier of Ontario (2003-2013). During this time, he made education, health care, the environment and the economy his priorities.

Ottawa Public Health Lyme disease program for 2019

As spring is finally arriving, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is resuming its Lyme disease program for 2019. While there are tremendous health benefits to getting out and enjoying activities in the City’s many outdoor areas, it is important that residents be aware of the risks of Lyme disease, particularly if they are in areas suitable for ticks, e.g., wooded areas or areas with tall grasses. Key messages for the prevention of Lyme disease continue to…
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Al Tweddle receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Deputy Mayor Laura Dudas and Orléans Ward Councillor Matthew Luloff presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Al Tweddle at City Council today, in recognition of over 50 years of volunteering in his community. Al Tweddle has volunteered in his Orléans community for over 50 years. As one of the first residents of Queenswood Heights, he played a pivotal role in shaping the neighbourhood and he helped create several area parks, including Racine…
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Maureen McTeer receives the Key to the City

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson presented the Key to the City to Maureen McTeer at a ceremony at City Hall this evening, in recognition of her strong advocacy and support of gender equality in Canada, her commitment to the defence of women’s health, care, and reproductive rights, and her outstanding accomplishment as a best-selling author. Born in Ottawa and raised in Cumberland, Ms. McTeer is a distinguished lawyer and an adjunct professor of health law…
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Mayor Watson’s statement in response to LUMCO’s municipal services cuts concerns

Ottawa – This morning Mayor Watson and the Chair of the Ottawa Board of Health, Councillor Keith Egli, took part in a conference call with members of the Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) to discuss the impacts of the recent provincial Budget on municipalities. LUMCO has released the attached news release outlining their concerns with the cuts to public health and many other vital municipal services. “When the City is in a state…
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