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Canada in One City: sharing Ottawa’s stories with the world

Brand content playbooks now available for local marketers, communicators, and storytellers OTTAWA, June 14, 2019 — Following an event today hosted by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson to announce that Ottawa has reached the milestone of one million residents, Ottawa Tourism launched CanadaInOneCity.ca to share a new approach toward presenting Ottawa on the world stage, and to encourage people to enter a photo contest showcasing Ottawa’s dynamism. Since 2017, Ottawa Tourism and the City of Ottawa…
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The City of Ottawa has reached one million residents!

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson today celebrated a major milestone for the City of Ottawa. At an event with members of the community, Mayor Watson unveiled a new Welcome to Ottawa sign showing that our city has officially surpassed the one million population mark. This milestone puts Ottawa in a different league of big North American cities. Ottawa is the fourth Canadian city to reach a population of one million, after Toronto, Montreal and Calgary.…
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Janet Mason receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and West Carleton-March Ward Councillor Eli El-Chantiry presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Janet Mason at City Council today, in recognition of her dedication to nature conservancy. While working over 30 years in management positions within the defence and technology industries, Janet Mason has always found time for the environment. In the last several years, she has volunteered for several environmental groups and initiatives. She helped co-found the Friends of the…
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Declaration for the Termination of Emergency in the City of Ottawa

WHEREAS I, in response to already high-water levels and significant rainfall factors, declared a state of emergency within the City of Ottawa on April 25, 2019 under the authority of Section 4(1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act; AND WHEREAS the City of Ottawa and volunteers deployed approximately 1.5 million sandbags as peak water levels were reached on April 30/May 01 and again on May 13/14, 2019; AND WHEREAS recent recovery operations led…
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Sanchit and Riya Gupta receive Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Councillor Scott Moffatt presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Sanchit and Riya Gupta at City Council today, in recognition of their efforts to establish a sustainable food system and combat food waste. The Guptas established a chapter of MealCare, a non-profit organization that aims to combat food waste, in Ottawa. Working with local restaurants, university cafeterias and grocery stores, the Guptas take in surplus food, and,…
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