Ottawa – Today, Mayor Jim Watson announced that the City of Ottawa has reached an agreement in principle with Beacon Sports Capital Partners for a lease and renovation plan for the Ottawa Stadium. The new lease would take effect on January 1, 2013.Further, the City has been informed that Beacon Sports Capital Partners has reached an agreement in principle with the Eastern League to bring a double A team to Ottawa for the 2014 season.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Mathieu Fleury will be joined by a representative from Children and Youth Friendly Ottawa (CAYFO) and other community partners to announce the launch of a photo submission project as part of the upcoming Mayor’s Youth Summit.The event will also feature the unveiling of the Mayor’s Youth Summit campaign visual identity.Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012Time: 1:30 p.m.Photo opportunity at 1:40 p.m.Location: Operation Come Home,150 Gloucester Street
Ottawa – The City of Ottawa today launched its online Lobbyist Registry, a key component of the City’s Accountability Framework, as part of a continuing commitment to making municipal government more transparent and accountable to the public.
Ottawa – The City of Ottawa has appointed Robert Marleau as the City’s Integrity Commissioner effective immediately.The Integrity Commissioner, whose powers and duties are set out in the Municipal Act, 2001, will report directly to Council and oversee the City’s new Lobbyist Registry, which comes into effect on September 1, 2012.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, with Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Councillor Scott Moffatt, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Hannah Hempinstall for her dedicated volunteer service in the community.
Ottawa – As children head back to school, the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Police Service and Ottawa Public Health are reminding motorists to be cautious, drive safe and follow the rules of the road, especially near school zones and school buses.
Ottawa – At the Transit Commission meeting today, OC Transpo announced that the first of 75 new double-decker buses will begin service in October 2012. The introduction of the new fleet will provide lower operating costs and significant efficiencies, while creating a better experience for customers.
Ottawa – Traffic fatalities on Ottawa roads are at their lowest number in six years and traffic-related injuries have also declined, according to collision data released today.“Most of the serious injuries and deaths that occur on our roads are preventable – everyone needs to do their part,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “The City is always looking at ways we can make our roads safer for everyone, whether it is through engineering or education.”
The City of Ottawa and Tim Horton’s are launching the 7th annual Fall Cleaning the Capital Campaign. Residents of all ages are invited to participate.Register your cleanup project on or before September 14 to be eligible to win early bird prizes. Registration continues until October 15. Cleaning the Capital volunteers who submit their online cleanup reports by October 31 are also eligible to win one of many prizes donated by our generous sponsors.