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Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and representatives from Ottawa’s business, technology, tourism and education sectors are about to embark on the city’s largest-ever mission to China on October 12.“Our China mission furthers the commitment to our residents and business leaders to make our local market diversified and resilient” said Mayor Jim Watson. “China is an emerging market in today’s global-based economy. This provides an opportunity to showcase Ottawa as a dynamic, multicultural city for investment, education and tourism.”
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Mark Taylor, Chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee, Councillor Marianne Wilkinson, Chair of the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC) Board of Directors, Ward Councillor Peter Clark, and representatives of OCHC, took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning, to officially recognize the completion of the Carson’s Road affordable housing development.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Roger Greenberg, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) partner, Francis Pomerleau, Senior Vice President Pomerleau Inc, and Canadian Football League (CFL) Commissioner Mark Cohon were on-hand today to officially mark the completion of the concrete structure for Lansdowne’s new south side stands. Work will now shift to finishing the building’s interior.
Ottawa – All four lanes of Bronson Avenue, between Somerset Street and Laurier Avenue, will reopen Monday morning at 9 a.m., on budget and on schedule.OC Transpo Route 4 will also be fully reinstated Monday morning.Off peak lane closures may continue until December 2013 to complete minor landscaping and tree plantings.
Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson proclaimed Franco-Ontarian Day in Ottawa at a ceremony this morning to mark the 38th anniversary of the first raising of this emblem of the Franco-Ontarian community. Franco-Ontarian Flags were raised at 10 City locations but remain at half-mast to commemorate the victims of last week’s tragic collision between a train and a bus.
As most Ottawa residents know by now, there has been a tragic collision between an OC Transpo bus and a VIA Rail train which occurred at around 8:50 this morning. Emergency personnel are on the scene and have reported some fatalities as well as a number of persons injured. We join with all Members of Council in expressing our deepest condolences to all those who are affected by this terrible tragedy.

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