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Statement: Max Keeping

Ottawa has been blessed to have Max Keeping as an important part of its local family for as long as anyone can remember. As a journalist, he was a part of our dinner hour every night as he shared important stories of our city and our world. As a community leader, he worked tirelessly to raise funds to help children get healthy, stay positive, and reach their full potential. Max devoted every part of himself…
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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 funds for disaster relief around the world. Marie, who is 88 years young, moved to the 258-unit Clementine Towers seniors…
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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 federal government that is an active, constructive partner on the issues that matter most to local residents.” “In the years…
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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 proposal is great news and builds upon the hundreds of volunteers who manage community gardens across the city, and the…
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