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Category: Health and Recreation

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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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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Celebrating its heritage and a new, green future, Lansdowne Park officially opens

Ottawa – After an intensive construction period, Lansdowne has its park. Mayor Jim Watson and Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko today officially opened the new Lansdowne Park, and were joined for the opening event by City Councillors, partners from the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), and many of the professionals, stakeholders and organizations who helped design and build the newest attraction in Ottawa’s parks system. “Exactly 13 months ago today we were breaking up the…
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Construction milestone for the Rink of Dreams

-UPDATE – Ottawa – Today, Mayor Jim Watson, Cyril Leeder, Ottawa Senators President and Danielle Robinson, President of the Sens Foundation, placed three pins in the Rink of Dreams before concrete was poured over the area. This is the next major milestone before the outdoor refrigerated rink opens at the end of January in time for the 2012 NHL All Star Game. The three pins – one from the City of Ottawa and two from…
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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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