News Releases

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa released the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) Environmental Assessment and Functional Design Report today, as part of the agenda for the June 29 meeting of the Finance and Economic Development Committee. The report details the functional design of the east, west and south LRT extensions, and confirms that Stage 2 remains within the City of Ottawa’s affordability model.
Ottawa – Residents are invited to a one-hour budget primer session on June 24, offering a look at how the City of Ottawa spends and how the annual municipal budget is put together.City Treasurer Marian Simulik and Deputy City Treasurer
May 27, 2015 – Mayor Jim Watson, Rideau-Vanier Ward Councillor Mathieu Fleury and Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Councillor Tim Tierney presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award today to Marie-Eve Chainey for her tireless work raising public awareness and funds to help people living with chronic kidney disease.
May 13, 2015 – Mayor Jim Watson and Alta Vista Ward Councillor Jean Cloutier presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award today to Daniel McCarthy for his dedication to the mission of Scouting and to enhancing Ottawa’s southeast as a healthy, caring community.Over the past 20 years, Mr. McCarthy has been a leader of Beaver, Cub, Scout and Venturer troops with the 101st  Ottawa Scouting Group at St. Aidan’s Church in Elmvale Acres, as well as a Group Commissioner for 13 years.
Mayor Jim Watson is inviting Ottawa students in Grades 1 to 12 to create the official postcards for the Ottawa 2017 celebrations. Mayor Watson was joined by Ottawa 2017 Co-chairs, Councillors Jean Cloutier and Mathieu Fleury, to officially launch the city-wide competition today at Featherston Drive Public School in Alta Vista Ward. “Ottawa 2017 is not just a celebration of our past,” Mayor Watson explained to Ms. Davies’ Grade 4 class. “It is a celebration of our future.
Mayor Jim Watson and Osgoode Ward Councillor George Darouze presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Mitch Kurylowicz today in recognition of his volunteer work with Free the Children, the world’s largest organization of kids helping kids, and his four years to date of fundraising to build a boys’ secondary school in rural Kenya.