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Ottawa Board of Health invites comments on 2012 Draft Budget

Ottawa – The Draft 2012 Budget for the Ottawa Board of Health was tabled at the Sept. 19 meeting of the Board. The Board invites comments on the draft budget, which can be found online at ottawa.ca. The budget is scheduled to be approved at a special meeting of the Board on Oct. 17. “We want to hear from residents, community groups and businesses across the city about this budget and the strategic direction of Ottawa Public Health…
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Zero per cent fare hike as taxi union withdraws increase request

Ottawa – The Community and Protective Services Committee is recommending a zero per cent increase in taxi fares this year to Council, following the withdrawal of a request from CAW Local 1688 Ontario Taxi Union for a 10 per cent meter increase. Recognizing the economic impact of a fare increase on taxi users, CAW Local 1688 Ontario Taxi Union rescinded its request at the Community and Protective Services Committee Thursday. A staff report recommended a 2.5…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Maurice Bilodeau

Mayor Jim Watson, with Alta Vista Ward Councillor Peter Hume, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Maurice Bilodeau for his volunteer activities and selfless contributions in Ottawa. Now 85, and a veteran of Second World War combat duty in Europe, Maurice returned to Holland in 1995 to commemorate the thousands of young Canadian soldiers who never returned home. He was surprised by the avid interest that many young Dutch students expressed in the…
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Mayor Watson welcomes annual AG report

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today welcomed the release of the 2010 Annual Report from the Office of the Auditor General. “Transparency and accountability are key priorities for me and Council, as reflected in our creation of a separate Audit Sub-Committee,” said Mayor Watson. “Alain Lalonde and his staff perform a valuable service each year for taxpayers and I look forward to a high level of cooperation between management, the Auditor General and the Audit Sub-Committee…
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Mayor Watson welcomes annual AG report

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today welcomed the release of the 2010 Annual Report from the Office of the Auditor General. “Transparency and accountability are key priorities for me and Council, as reflected in our creation of a separate Audit Sub-Committee,” said Mayor Watson. “Alain Lalonde and his staff perform a valuable service each year for taxpayers and I look forward to a high level of cooperation between management, the Auditor General and the Audit Sub-Committee…
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