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Marie McIntosh receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

August 26, 2015 – Mayor Jim Watson and Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award today to Marie McIntosh, recognizing more than 15 years of volunteer work improving the quality of life of seniors living at Clementine Towers, advocating for seniors residing in Ottawa Community Housing (OCH), and helping to raise…
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Ottawa and Gatineau mayors to ensure federal parties address local issues

OTTAWA – At a joint press conference today, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin outlined a three-point strategy to ensure local issues receive federal attention in the upcoming election. “You cannot have a strong Canada without a strong capital,” said Mayor Watson. “The future prosperity of Ottawa and Gatineau depends on a…
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Can you dig it? City to consider growing more community gardens

OTTAWA – Mayor Jim Watson today announced a proposal to allow for the creation of up to 20 new community gardens over the next four years. “Community gardens better utilize our public spaces and provide greater food security for residents,” said Mayor Watson. “Volunteer-managed gardens are playing an important community-building role across the city.” “This…
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Tourism In Your City

With summer upon us, Ottawa has sprung to life with innumerable festivals, events and attractions that take place city-wide. Ottawa is not only home to tremendous natural beauty, but as the nation’s capital there are many local and national sites of historic significance to enjoy. In fact, tourism is the third largest contributor to our…
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City of Ottawa and partners launch Stage 2 LRT funding request

Stage 2 LRT – Mayor’s Message from Ottawa Light Rail on Vimeo.   Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Council members, and representatives from Ottawa’s business, tourism and academic communities have united together to officially launch the City’s LRT Stage 2 funding request to the federal and provincial governments. The Stage 2 project will further reduce…
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Ottawa 2017 Poster Contest

With Canada’s 150th birthday fast approaching, we would like to invite students in Grades 1-12 from across the city to participate in a contest to create the official postcards for the Ottawa 2017 celebrations. These postcards will be sent to major cities across the country, to invite everyone to come to the Nation’s Capital to…
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Dr. Safaa Fouda receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa –Mayor Jim Watson and Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Councillor Tim Tierney presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award today to Dr. Safaa Fouda for her volunteer work in bringing together Canadians and new immigrants, as well as all kinds of faith groups, with the goal of promoting mutual understanding and compassion. Dr. Fouda is a pioneering…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Kerry MacLean

Mayor Jim Watson, along with Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Councillor Tim Tierney, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Kerry MacLean for his outstanding community service as high school coach, founder and President of the Maverick Volleyball Club. Mr. MacLean is recognized for his inspirational leadership of the Maverick Volleyball Club that he started in…
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2015 Budget Speech

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Good morning. It is my pleasure to provide some remarks as we table our first budget of the term. To begin, I would like to thank Members of Council again for their insight and input into the budget process. I appreciate you passing along your ward’s priorities on behalf of local…
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Mayor Watson looks ahead to a “Year of Momentum” in 2015 State of the City address

OTTAWA – At the first City Council meeting of the year today, Mayor Jim Watson provided a look ahead to significant projects and milestones in store for Ottawa in 2015. The annual State of the City address is an opportunity for the Mayor to provide an update on projects and priorities related to the City…
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