Ottawa – Ottawa’s reputation as a walking- and cycling-friendly city got another boost today with the start of construction on a new pedestrian and cycling bridge. Spanning the Rideau River, the new link will connect Donald Street in the east with Strathcona Park and Somerset Street in the west. Mayor Jim Watson was joined by Councillor Keith Egli, Chair of City Council’s Transportation Committee, as well as Councillors Mathieu Fleury and Peter Clark to break ground on the project.
Ottawa – Young people, aged 18 to 30, from 196 countries around the world will be coming to Ottawa in 2016 for the One Young World international youth conference.Ottawa was announced as the winning city this morning by One Young World organizers from London, England, which was also livestreamed to a large contingent who were anxiously awaiting the results at the Ottawa Convention Centre.  Ottawa was the only western city amongst four finalists, which included Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Kobe, Japan.
Ottawa – Today, the Harper Government, the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa celebrated the opening of the new Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge. This new bridge, which spans the Rideau River between River Road and Prince of Wales Drive, provides new transit, traffic, cycling and pedestrian connections between the Riverside South and Barrhaven communities.
Ottawa - Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Katherine Hobbs presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Catherine Burns today for her outstanding contribution to culture in Ottawa through her work as a founder and builder of the traditional-song and contra dance community over the past 25 years.