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Samia Hirani receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Alta Vista Ward Councillor Jean Cloutier presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Samia Hirani at City Council today in recognition of her dedication to volunteering and fundraising. Shortly after joining the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) as a volunteer guide, Samia Hirani expanded her volunteerism role to act as the…
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Amazon to Create More than 600 Full-Time Jobs in Ottawa

NEWS PROVIDED BY Amazon Canada New facility marks eighth fulfillment centre in Canada SEATTLE, July 10, 2018 /CNW/ – Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans for a new fulfillment centre in Ottawa, Ontario’s eastern suburb of Orléans. The 1-million square foot customer fulfillment facility is Amazon’s fifth in Ontario, creating more than 600 full-time jobs with benefits starting on day one. Amazon currently employs…
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Agnes Warda and June Girvan receive Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson, Knoxville-Merivale Ward Councillor Keith Elgi and Rideau-Vanier Ward Councillor Mathieu Fleury presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Agnes Warda and June Girvan at City Council today. Ms. Warda was recognized for her dedication to her community and community association while Ms. Girvan was recognized for her service to children, youth and…
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Graham Macmillan receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward Councillor Tobi Nussbaum presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Graham Macmillan at City Council today in recognition of his dedication to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO) and the Ottawa Senators Foundation. In 2017, Mr. Macmillan stepped down as board chair of the BGCO after a…
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Mayor Watson’s statement on the Provincial Election results

“I would like to congratulate Premier Designate Doug Ford for winning a majority of seats in the Ontario Legislature. I would like to thank Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberal Government for all that they have done for the City of Ottawa over the last 15 years. The Wynne Government has been a good…
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Responses to the Mayor’s Questionnaire for Provincial election local Candidates 2018

Click the links below to view each Party’s and candidates’ individual response Green Party of Ontario Candidate for Ottawa-Centre, Cherie Wong Party of Ontario Candidate for Carleton, Gordon Kubanek Green Party of Ontario Candidate for Ottawa-Vanier, Sheilagh McLean Responses from the Local Ontario Liberal Candidates Response from the Local Ontario NDP Candidates Response from Doug…
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Mary Ann Varley receives the City Builder Award

Mary Ann Varley was recognized for her community leadership in visual arts and cultural development. The City Builder Award was presented to her by Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor and Beacon Hill-Cyrville Councillor Tim Tierney on behalf of Mayor Jim Watson at yesterday’s Council meeting. Ms. Varley has volunteered with Arteast, a not-for-profit organization that helps its members develop…
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Mayor Watson seeks input on important City of Ottawa issues from local provincial candidates and party leaders

Today, Mayor Jim Watson issued a short questionnaire to local provincial candidates and their respective party leaders, seeking their input on important City of Ottawa related issues. All received responses will be posted on Mayor Watson’s website www.Jimwatsonottawa.ca, simultaneously, without editorial comment, on Monday, June 4. The intention of this respectful initiative is to ensure…
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Karen Taylor receives the City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and West Carleton-March Councillor Eli El-Chantiry recognized Karen Taylor for her long-standing community leadership in Fitzroy Harbour, especially during the 2017 spring flood response, by presenting her with the City Builder Award at today’s Council meeting. In her long-serving role as president of the Fitzroy Harbour Community Association, Ms. Taylor has been…
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City and LRT partners install last piece of rail of O-Train Confederation Line

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson was joined today by Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure and MPP for Ottawa West—Nepean, to secure the final piece of track on the O-Train Confederation Line. Participating dignitaries…
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