Mayor Watson’s statement following Ottawa’s first death related to COVID-19

“First and foremost, I would like to offer my most sincere condolences to the family of the resident who has passed away today. This is…


Ottawa City Council: March 25, 2020 - Mayor's Opening Remarks

"Good morning. I want to thank everyone for joining us today for City Council’s first virtual meeting. I want to recognize residents,…


COVID-19: Ottawa and Gatineau ask their residents to limit their interprovincial travel to essential trips

Earlier this morning, I sent a joint public service announcement with the Mayor of Gatineau, Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin: Ottawa and Gatineau…


UPDATE: COVID-19

Ottawa Public Health has become aware of a second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Ottawa. This case is unrelated to the first case confirmed…


UPDATE: COVID-19 in Ottawa

I've received the following letter from Dr. Vera Etches, the City of Ottawa's Chief Medical Officer of Health: Dear Mayor Watson and…


Ottawa Public Health Lyme disease program for 2019

As spring is finally arriving, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is resuming its Lyme disease program for 2019. While there are tremendous health…


Mayor Watson’s statement in response to LUMCO’s municipal services cuts concerns

Ottawa - This morning Mayor Watson and the Chair of the Ottawa Board of Health, Councillor Keith Egli, took part in a conference call with…


Celebrating its heritage and a new, green future, Lansdowne Park officially opens

Ottawa – After an intensive construction period, Lansdowne has its park. Mayor Jim Watson and Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko…


Construction milestone for the Rink of Dreams

-UPDATE - Ottawa - Today, Mayor Jim Watson, Cyril Leeder, Ottawa Senators President and Danielle Robinson, President of the Sens…