#PeskySens DayApril 27th, 2013 WHEREAS, the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, with an injury plagued season, has shown that with enough hard work and determination, no team is ever out of contention; and WHEREAS,
A small business owner sets up a new shop in an Ottawa neighbourhood. They use their savings to put a down payment, to renovate the property and to make their store welcoming. In the front store window, which they clean every morning, they display their merchandise, with a hope to turn passersby into customers. This business owner works hard every day to make a living and stay afloat in uncertain economic times.
(This article appears in the April 2013 edition of Municipal World magazine)Municipal decision-makers – mayors, councillors and senior managers – are stewards of the public trust. Residents provide them with a certain amount of liberty to act on their behalf, to carry out their duties ethically, and to make decisions for the greater good.
After a year and a half of hard work and consultations, on March 6, 2013 we launched the City of Ottawa’s Older Adult Plan.In the fall of 2012 I hosted the Mayor’s Seniors Summit at City Hall. Informative and entertaining, it was a great day at City Hall but it was designed not as a one-off event but rather the first step in a dialogue with Ottawa’s seniors with the goal of making Ottawa a more senior-friendly city.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee has been an occasion for great celebration – all around the world. Everyone remembers the pageantry and fun that the Queen enjoyed at the official ceremonies in London last year.
As City Council enters its third year we can look back on years one and two and be proud of what we have accomplished. One file where I am particularly proud is the work we have done to make Ottawa a greener city. Some highlights include:
Like many in our city, I was happy to learn that the NHL lockout had ended, and we soon see our Ottawa Senators return to action. Hockey is a big part of who we are in Ottawa. Something has felt missing from this winter.
This is a bustling, happy time of the year for most people in Ottawa, whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa or Chanukah, or have other holiday traditions.Personally, I love the way that people gather with family, friends and colleagues in the closing weeks of the year.
Last week I was sent this amazing time-lapse video filmed in Ottawa that showcases our beautiful City. The creator is Mr. Dan Neutel and as you can see below he put a lot of work into this. Thanks Dan and well done!Home Again from Dan Neutel on Vimeo.