Order of Ottawa inductees and Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recipients honoured for 2022

On November 3, Mayor Jim Watson honoured 15 residents who were inducted into the Order of Ottawa this year, as well as the recipient of the…


Honouring our Veterans

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of my late father, Beverley Watson, who served with the Royal Regiment of Canada and…


Why the 2022 municipal election matters

Over the last twelve years, our nation’s capital has grown to be a vibrant and diverse city of a million people with so much to boast…


Trick or Treat with the Mayor!

I am pleased to invite you and your families to the annual Trick or Treat with the Mayor event, scheduled this year on Saturday, October…


Honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Friday, September 30 marks the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day provides an opportunity to bring awareness to the…


City unveils new Swim City program for 2023

Today, Mayor Jim Watson helped the City make a splash at the Minto Recreation Complex with the unveiling of Swim City – the new swimming…


END OF TERM AUCTION IN SUPPORT OF THE OTTAWA FOOD BANK

Dear friends, The end of this term of Council is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to clean up my office at City Hall. Over the…


James Duthie receives the Key to the City

Last night, Mayor Jim Watson presented the Key to the City to James Duthie in recognition of his tremendous accomplishments as a…


Wake Up! Campaign: Ottawa Fire Services will be knocking on doors this week

Firefighters from Ottawa Fire Services will visit homes across the city from September 12-19th checking to ensure smoke alarms and carbon…