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Ottawa – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), along with their broadcast partner CTV, announced today that the City of Ottawa will host THE 2012 JUNO AWARDS and JUNO Week events and festivities, March 26 – April 1, 2012. “This is great news for our City and for our tourism and hospitality sectors in particular,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “The JUNO Awards not only bring visitors to our hotels and restaurants, they also…
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Mayor’s Address on Transit

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Today, I am very pleased to talk about the results of some dedicated work done over the last few months to deliver light rail transit in Ottawa.Putting Ottawa on a financially stable footing has been a key priority for me and our new Council since we were first elected 8 months ago. This meant ending the excessive property tax and transit fare increases that taxpayers have faced in recent years. We…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Mohamed Sofa

Mayor Jim Watson and Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Councillor Tim Tierney today presented Mohamed Sofa with the Mayor’s City Builder Award at the City Council meeting. Mr. Sofa is a respected community activist and community builder who has had a significant positive impact through engagement in his neighbourhood by identifying needs and seeking positive solutions. He is a strong role model for youth in the west end of Ottawa and started volunteering and helping neighbourhood youth…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Mr. John Gooch

Mayor Jim Watson, with Kanata South Councillor Allan Hubley, today presented Mr. John Gooch with the Mayor’s City Builder Award at the City Council meeting. Mr. Gooch, 86, who served in the British Army from 1942 to 1947 and emigrated to Canada in 1957, moved to Kanata in 1966 and has been deeply involved in volunteer activities for several decades. As an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 638 in Kanata, John was…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Mrs. Linda Graupner

Mayor Jim Watson presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Mrs. Linda Graupner who is a dedicated volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa. Over the past decade, Mrs. Graupner has been matched with two Little Sisters. Her association extends to past involvement on the program committee and more recently as a participant with the Holiday Hamper Program and Council for Advancement, the organization’s fundraising arm. In addition, she is currently working on a program…
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