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Today, Mistral Venture Partners announced the close of their first round of venture capital funding. Originally set to close at $10 million, managing director Code Cubitt, is pleased to announce that this round was oversubscribed. The Fund’s overall target is $35 million. Mistral is the first new fund to close in Ottawa in over a decade and brings a breath of fresh air to Ottawa’s cash-starved startup community.
Ottawa - OC Transpo is pleased to announce that free transit service will be available on New Year’s Eve to all residents after 8 p.m. This city-wide campaign is provided through a partnership between OC Transpo, the City’s Safer Roads Ottawa program, Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) North & East Ontario and the Ottawa Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). “Once again Ottawa residents have access to a world class transit service, free of charge, on New Year’s Eve,” said Mayor Jim Watson.
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Mayor Jim Watson and Deputy Mayor Steve Desroches officially named the Findlay Creek Community Park as Diamond Jubilee Park, commemorating the 60th year of the monarchy of Queen Elizabeth II. The name was unveiled at today’s special name commemoration at City Hall.
9 Mayor Jim Watson and the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean, today unveiled Ottawa’s host city composite emblem for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015TM following an unveiling of the official emblem in Vancouver that was broadcast live on TSN. Ottawa is one of six Canadian cites that will host the international event expected to attract tourists and soccer enthusiasts from around the world.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, together with Premier Dalton McGuinty and Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Orléans, were on hand this morning for the announcement that City staff will be recommending to Council that the international consortium known as the Rideau Transit Group be awarded the contract to design, build, finance and maintain the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) project, which includes the building and financing of the Highway 417 widening project from the Nicholas Street on ramp to the split with Highway 174.

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