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Rasha Yacob receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Gloucester-Southgate Ward Councillor Diane Deans presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Rasha Yacob at City Council today, in recognition of her efforts to make her community welcoming and safe. Known to many in Albion-Heatherington as Auntie Rasha, Ms. Yacob has tirelessly volunteered to improve the community over the past eight years. She leads many initiatives including BBQs, potlucks, community gardens and Cuts for Kids, a program that gives[…]

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Seniors can ride OC Transpo at no-charge on Sundays!

I am proud to honour another yet campaign promise: as of July 7, OC transpo service on Sundays will be at no-charge for seniors, in addition to no-charge Wednesdays.

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Flora Footbridge completed ahead of schedule, to open this weekend

Ottawa – Residents can plan for a brand-new way to walk or bike across the Rideau Canal starting this weekend, as the Flora Footbridge is set to open ahead of schedule. Later this week, this new pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the canal will be open to the public, connecting Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East to Fifth Avenue at Queen Elizabeth Drive in the Glebe. The good news was shared today at an event[…]

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Rohit Saxena receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Gloucester-South Nepean Ward Councillor Carol Anne Meehan presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Rohit Saxena at City Council today, in recognition of his volunteer contributions to the Ottawa Humane Society. Since 2010, Rohit Saxena has volunteered as the official photographer for the Ottawa Humane Society. Mr. Saxena’s photography brings out the personality and individuality of each sheltered animal, showcasing them to would-be adopters and helping them find their[…]

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Ronald F. Caza receives Key to the City of Ottawa

Mayor Jim Watson presented the Key to the City to Ronald F. Caza at a ceremony at City Hall this evening, in recognition of his illustrious and distinguished legal career and his dedication to Ottawa’s francophone community. Born in Chelmsford Ontario, Ronald Caza came to Ottawa to study Law at the University of Ottawa. He never left, working at various firms in Ottawa throughout his career before starting his own boutique firm, Caza Saikaley s.r.l./LLP.[…]

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Canada in One City: sharing Ottawa’s stories with the world

Brand content playbooks now available for local marketers, communicators, and storytellers OTTAWA, June 14, 2019 — Following an event today hosted by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson to announce that Ottawa has reached the milestone of one million residents, Ottawa Tourism launched CanadaInOneCity.ca to share a new approach toward presenting Ottawa on the world stage, and to encourage people to enter a photo contest showcasing Ottawa’s dynamism. Since 2017, Ottawa Tourism and the City of Ottawa[…]

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