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Ottawa – Beginning in May, Ottawa will welcome 18 new and exciting food choices to the city's streets. Following on the City’s commitment to promote small business opportunities in the local community, these new trucks and carts will increase street food vendor options for residents and tourists alike.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Kanata North Councillor Marianne Wilkinson today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Ms. Sarah Dehler for her years of dedication to environmental protection and for her ability to educate and inspire residents, both young and old, about recycling, sustainability and many other environmental issues in the community.
Ottawa –Yesterday the City of Ottawa finalized the Project Agreement with Rideau Transit Group (RTG) to design, build, finance and maintain Ottawa’s new 12.5-kilometre Confederation Line Light Rail project as well as widen Highway 417 from Nicholas Street to Highway 174. Following a review of Rideau Transit Group’s proposal in December, Ottawa City Council voted unanimously to approve the project and to execute a project agreement with the Rideau Transit Group.
Ottawa – The City of Ottawa and the Major Events Office of Ottawa Tourism are pleased to announce that the 2013 Yonex International Badminton Challenge will take place in Ottawa this June.The event, sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), will be held at Carleton University from June 25 to 29. The local economic impact is estimated to be almost $1 million.
Ottawa – Residents can get online to have their say on the future of Ottawa with Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 – a city-wide review of land-use, transportation and infrastructure policies that feed into the City’s Official Plan, Transportation Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan and the Cycling and Pedestrian Plans.
I want to congratulate Kathleen Wynne on her election as leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and Ontario’s 25th premier. I worked with Ms. Wynne during my time as a Member of Provincial Parliament and Cabinet Minister. She was always someone who brought tact, skill and enthusiasm to her work, and I know she is passionate about building an even stronger Ontario. 
Ottawa – The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure and MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean with Mayor Jim Watson, Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre and Invest Ottawa Co-Chair Jeff Westeinde, today announced that the City of Ottawa will receive $15 million from the Province of Ontario to establish an “innovation complex” at the Bayview Yards site near Mechanicsville.
2013 – “A Year of Action” Ottawa – In this morning’s State of the City address, Mayor Jim Watson laid out priorities for the upcoming year, including several new arts, rural and environmental initiatives. “2012 was a year of decision-making and 2013 will be a year of action,” said Mayor Watson.

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