Ottawa - Ottawa has been named the host city for the 2013 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Duathlon Championships with weekend festivities starting Thursday, August 8 and culminating with race day on Saturday, August 10. Ottawa will welcome 1,000 athletes and many visitors from around the world for this exciting event.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Ward Councillor Jan Harder today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Chris Hughes for his many years of outstanding community service and volunteerism.Mayor Watson highlighted Mr. Hughes’ service to Christie Lake Kids, a local charitable organization founded in 1922 that supports, challenges, nurtures, develops skills and creates opportunities for economically disadvantaged children and youth in Ottawa.
Ottawa – The Laurier Avenue segregated bike lanes, Ontario’s first in a downtown location, will become a permanent feature of the city’s cycling network, Council decided today.Over the course of the pilot project, which began in July 2012, the number of cyclists who travel along Laurier Avenue West tripled. Since opening, there have been more than 740,000 trips made along the lanes, with daily cycling volumes during peak season surpassing 2,500 cyclists on some days.
Ottawa - OC Transpo is the best option for travelling to Canada Day festivities downtown and across the city, with free service all day on OC Transpo bus routes and Para Transpo. A special holiday schedule will operate on July 1, with additional service during the day and after the fireworks. Thousands of free Park & Ride spaces
Ottawa – His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa and Councillor Diane Deans, Chair of the Transit Commission celebrated the arrival of six new diesel electric trains to service Ottawa’s O-Train Line from Greenboro to Bayview.“Today’s O-Train delivery marks another step forward in our City’s investment in improved transit and mobility,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “These trains will boost service on a critical transit link from downtown to Ottawa’s south end.”
City Council today approved the 2014 proposed budget process and timetable to develop draft operating and capital budgets for the City of Ottawa.“This approved process and timetable is a roadmap to help us meet our budget targets while ensuring an informed and transparent process that will engage citizens and be respectful of their dollars,” said Mayor Jim Watson.