Ottawa – Construction of the O-Train Service Expansion Project has officially begun, as City staff commemorated the start of the service’s 18-week temporary shutdown.Mayor Jim Watson was joined by Councillor Diane Deans, Chair of the Transit Committee and John Manconi, General Manager of Transit Services at Carleton University O-Train station this afternoon.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Alta Vista Ward Councillor Peter Hume, today honoured Mr. Gilles LeVasseur with the Mayor’s City Builder Award recognizing his many philanthropic contributions to the City of Ottawa including the work he has done for Ontario’s Francophone community through his writings and volunteer work.
Ottawa – The preferred proposed route for the western extension of Ottawa’s light-rail service has been identified by the City of Ottawa after hearing community concerns over the possible loss of greenspace and disruption of west-end neighbourhoods.“The Richmond Underground proposal would protect the Byron Linear Park and keep LRT off the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, while giving neighbourhoods easy access to the Confederation Line,” 
Ottawa – Today, celebrations were held to recognize the 20th year of keeping the city clean through the Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital. Residents joined Mayor Jim Watson, Tim Hortons and City Councillors in celebrating the start of this year’s city-wide spring campaign, taking place April 15 to May 15.To kick off the campaign’s 20th year, a Harlem Shake video featuring Mayor Watson, Tim Hortons, and 40 Cleaning the Capital participants was debuted at the launch at Marion Dewar Plaza.