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Patrick Chan receives Key to the City

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson presented the Key to the City to Patrick Chan at a ceremony at City Hall this morning, in recognition of Mr. Chan’s outstanding accomplishments in Canadian, Olympic and international figure skating. Born in Ottawa, Mr. Chan was drawn to sports at a young age. Though he was interested in several sports, Mr. Chan eventually turned to skating, becoming the most decorated male figure skater in Canadian history. A 10-time Canadian…
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City of Ottawa and East-West Connectors (EWC) reach financial close on Stage 2 Confederation Line East and West Extensions

Ottawa – Today, the City of Ottawa and East-West Connectors (EWC) reached financial close on the Stage 2 Confederation Line Extension Project. Stage 2 will extend the O-Train network farther south, east, and west, adding 44 kilometres of new rail and 24 new stations. On March 6, Ottawa City Council approved EWC to design, build and finance the Stage 2 Confederation Line East and West extensions and TransitNEXT to design, build, finance and maintain the…
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Declaration of Emergency in the City of Ottawa

WHEREAS rising water levels along the Ottawa River and other waterways in the City of Ottawa pose an ongoing threat to the property, health and safety of nearby residents; AND WHEREAS flood levels are currently forecasted to exceed the levels that caused significant damage to numerous properties in the City of Ottawa in 2017; AND WHEREAS Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement earlier today forecasting a further 25mm to 30mm of rain in and…
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Richard and Brian Cooper (The Cooper Brothers) receive Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Jeff Leiper presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Richard and Brian Cooper (The Cooper Brothers) at City Council today, in recognition of their charity work and contributions to Ottawa’s music scene. Formed in 1974, The Cooper Brothers were one of Ottawa’s best-known bands of the late 70s with their song, The Dream Never Dies, charting in Canada and the United States. Richard and Brian Cooper…
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Statement by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson following today’s tabling of the Province of Ontario’s 2019 Budget

ʺToday’s provincial budget outlines the Province’s commitment to reducing its deficit, while maintaining key provincial programs and services. The City of Ottawa is delighted that the Province announced on March 22 its commitment to provide $1.208 billion to build Ottawa’s Stage 2 LRT – making it possible for the largest infrastructure project in the City’s history to proceed. Yesterday’s announcement by the Premier of a $28.5 billion expansion of the City of Toronto’s public transit…
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