BEIJING, CHINA – Mayor Jim Watson signed an “Exchange and Co-operation Agreement” with Beijing, China at a meeting with Beijing Mayor Wang Anshun earlier today. While Mayor Watson first signed Ottawa’s sister city agreement in 1999, this stronger agreement establishes key common goals in business, trade, investment, culture, education, tourism and municipal administration.
Ottawa – Royal Galipeau, MP for Ottawa–Orléans and Bob Chiarelli, MPP for Ottawa West–Nepean joined Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and city councillors to mark the commencement of tunnel construction for the Confederation Line Light Rail Transit system, a historic moment for the nation’s capital.
Ottawa – Ottawa’s future development will be driven by an affordable, balanced transportation plan that includes a second stage of rail projects extending to the east, west and south. This plan, dubbed Stage 2, would add 35 kilometres of new rail and 19 new stations that would reduce travel times, improve productivity, attract new riders and contain costs.
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 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, 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.