Council approves lowest tax rate in five years

Ottawa - City Council today approved the budget for 2012 with the lowest tax increase in five years – 2.39 per cent – in keeping with…


James Bartleman naming proposed for new Archives and Library Materials Centre

Ottawa - The Commemorative Naming Committee is recommending that the new City of Ottawa Archives and Library building be named the James…


Speech to the Tourism Industry Association of Canada Annual Conference

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I would like to welcome all of the delegates from across Canada to Ottawa and…


Mayor’s City Builder Award - John Higgins

Mayor Jim Watson, with Somerset Ward Councillor Diane Holmes, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to John Higgins for his…


Ecology Ottawa Annual Dinner: Address by Mayor Jim Watson

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Thank you for this opportunity to speak to you this evening. It’s my pleasure to be here today to talk directly…


Mayor’s City Builder Award - Phil Nguyen

Mayor Jim Watson, with West Carleton-March Ward Councillor Eli El-Chantiry, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Phil Nguyen…


Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame Opens at City Hall

Ottawa – Ottawa’s sports greats are once again proudly on display with the official opening of the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame at its new…


City of Ottawa salutes service personnel during National Veterans’ Week

Ottawa – National Veterans’ Week, November 5 to 11, affords Ottawa residents the opportunity to recognize the contributions made by local…