News Releases

Ottawa – Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson have officially agreed to the terms of their bet for the upcoming Grey Cup final in Winnipeg. The terms:1.    The losing city’s Mayor will wear the winning team’s jersey to a City Council meeting2.    The winning city’s Mayor will donate to the food bank of the losing city
BEIJING – Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Beijing Mayor Wang Anshun witnessed the signing of five agreements during the Ottawa delegation’s first full day in Beijing. The agreements mark a strengthened collaboration between the two cities that will lead to continued success for Ottawa businesses doing business in China.These agreements include:
Ottawa – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has selected Ottawa as the host city for the 2017 JUNO Awards. The JUNO Awards Broadcast will take place at the Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, April 2, 2017, following a week of musical celebrations in venues across the National Capital Region.
Ottawa – Three OC Transpo buses will be made available to take residents to the Canadian Tire Centre for a Celebration of Life for Max Keeping on Tuesday, October 13 on a first come, first-served basis.Buses will depart from the Lisgar Street entrance of Ottawa City Hall at 11 a.m. and return from the Canadian Tire Centre 15 minutes after the end of the ceremony.Max Keeping passed away on October 1. He leaves behind a community legacy that is ours to protect and build upon.
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.