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City secures funding to extend O-Train Trillium Line to the heart of Riverside South

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson was joined today by The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure and MPP for Ottawa West—Nepean, to announce provincial funding for the proposed O-Train Trillium Line extension from Earl Armstrong/Bowesville Station to Limebank Road as part of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The Province of Ontario is…
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Committee responds to long-term care reviews by recommending immediate $1.8 million for 35 new staff, critical equipment and technology upgrades

Ottawa –Today, the Audit Committee and the Community and Protective Services Committee each received independent reviews of the City’s long-term care homes. At the Audit Committee, Auditor General Ken Hughes presented a review of the management of medications and an investigation into the reporting of a 2017 incident at a long-term care home. At the Community…
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NEW OTTAWA ART GALLERY UNVEILS CONTEMPORARY BEACON IN HEART OF DOWNTOWN OTTAWA

Mayor Watson calls new gallery a “premier hub for our rich, vibrant and diverse Arts Community.” OTTAWA ON, APRIL 28, 2018 – Today the new Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) opened to the public, offering a new centre for culture in the city. The inauguration marks a significant moment for Ottawa’s cultural landscape and artistic community,…
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Tony Mariani receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Kanata South Ward Councillor Allan Hubley presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Tony Mariani at City Council today in recognition of his dedication to volunteerism, particularly for Ottawa’s Italian community. Mr. Mariani has been involved with organizing Italian Week in Ottawa since 1975, putting together a week-long program of events…
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The Right Honourable David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston receive the Key to the City

Ottawa – This evening, Mayor Jim Watson presented the Key to the City to The Right Honourable David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston, at a ceremony at City Hall. The Right Honourable David Johnston was recognized for an unwavering commitment to education, learning and innovation, youth, philanthropy and volunteerism, with the distinct honour of serving…
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City announces shortlist of five teams to design new central library

Ottawa – A new milestone has been achieved in the project to create a new Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada joint facility. A City of Ottawa Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process for professional design services, initiated in May of 2017, has resulted in the selection of five shortlisted teams from 33 submissions…
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Using a Presto card in Ottawa just got easier

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Transit Commission Chair Stephen Blais, Garry Griffin, Shoppers Drug Mart District Manager, and Annalise Czerny, PRESTO’s Executive Vice-President, were at a Shoppers Drug Mart in Barrhaven today to announce that Presto card services will be rolling out to retailers across Ottawa. Transit customers will be able to purchase monthly passes,…
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Dallas Greeley receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and River Ward Councillor, Riley Brockington, presented Dallas Greeley with the Mayor’s City Builder Award at today’s City Council meeting. Dallas Greeley first started volunteering with the Billings Estate National Historic Site tea room 12 years ago. Since then she has branched out to support City of Ottawa museums in other areas,…
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Mayor Watson announces the winners of the Mayor for a Day contest

Ottawa — Mayor Jim Watson announced today the winners of the first Mayor for a Day contest. Madison Richmire, a grade 10 student from A.Y. Jackson Secondary School, and Jackson Millenor, a grade 10 student from St. Peter Catholic High School, were selected for their exceptional and innovative ideas on how to make Ottawa a…
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Jacob Baylin receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Jacob Baylin was presented with the Mayor’s City Builder Award at today’s City Council meeting by Mayor Jim Watson and Bay Ward Councillor, Mark Taylor. Not many 16 year olds would think of donating their own money to a sports club. However, Jacob Baylin saw the financial challenges facing many families at the Bell Warriors…
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