Expanded Green Bin Program would provide better service for residents

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa’s Green Bin Program could expand under a revised contract with Orgaworld Canada Ltd., according to a report…


Government funding supports a cleaner and healthier Ottawa River

Ottawa, Ontario— Infrastructure investments are vital to creating jobs, strengthening the middle class and building more inclusive and…


New signs announce Ottawa’s cycling and pedestrian-friendly status

Ottawa - Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Peter Hume, Chair of the City’s Planning Committee, today unveiled new signs to promote…


City of Ottawa first to receive gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community Award

Ottawa – Today the City of Ottawa had the honour of being the first city in the province to receive the gold-level Bicycle Friendly…


Mayor’s Remarks: Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa 25th Anniversary AGM

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. It’s my pleasure to be here today at the Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa annual general…


City Solid Waste Contract Shows $600K Surplus in 2011

Ottawa – The partnership between the City of Ottawa and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 503 continues to beat financial…


Mayor’s Speech: The Annual Chairs Breakfast with the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Good morning ladies and gentlemen, It’s my pleasure to be here with you here today. Please let me convey my…


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…


Proposed Water and Sewer Rate Increase Lowest in Eight Years

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Environment Committee Chair Maria McRae are pleased to announce the City’s 2011 draft water and wastewater…


City tables draft 2011 Budget under 2.5%

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Kent Kirkpatrick, City Manager, today presented a draft budget that proposes a tax increase of 2.45%,…