Tuesday, October 17, 2017

City warns residents to be cautious of hidden hazards below floodwaters

Ottawa – The City urges residents to be cautious as hidden hazards may lie beneath the floodwaters. Some of these hazards could include debris carried downstream and deposited at a new location – such as residential areas, parks and pathways.

Some of the hazards include:

  • Natural wood
  • Pieces of fencing and docks
  • Glass and construction...

Red Cross is now registering Ottawa residents who are impacted by the flood

Ottawa – At the request of the City of Ottawa, Red Cross is now registering individuals and families in Ottawa who were impacted by the flood, including Cumberland, Constance Bay, Fitzroy Harbour, Dunrobin, MacLarens Landing, Britannia, Belltown, and Crystal Bay. 

This registration is an important piece to help identify the needs of...

Official opening of redesigned ByWard Market George Street Plaza

Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Mathieu Fleury of Rideau Vanier Ward, along with community members, will officially open the redesigned ByWard Market George Street Plaza.

Date: Friday, May 12

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location: ByWard Market George Street Plaza, 55 ByWard Market Square

Parking: At nearby ByWard Market parking garages or on-street parking


Lane closure on Bank Street from Lamira Street to Billings Bridge

Bank Street northbound will be reduced to one lane of traffic from Lamira Street to Billings Bridge starting Thursday, May 11 at 9 a.m. The lane closure is required to allow City crews to conduct emergency repair work. The work is expected to continue until Saturday, May 13.

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Construction officially begins on the Jim Tubman Chevrolet SENS RINK

At a ceremony held today, Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Jean Cloutier, Alta Vista Ward, celebrated the beginning of work on the new the multi-purpose, year-round outdoor covered refrigerated rink at the Canterbury Recreation Complex. Representatives from project sponsors Jim Tubman Chevrolet, the Ottawa Senators Foundation and the Canterbury...

Council gets update on flooding and will consider tax deferrals for affected homeowners

City Council today received an update from Mayor Jim Watson, City Manager Steve Kanellakos and General Manager Anthony Di Monte on the current state of the flooding situation in Ottawa and the City’s response. 

Council voted to approve a motion directing staff to come forward with a report for the next Finance and Economic Development...

Glenn Mooney receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Mayor Jim Watson and Osgoode Ward Councillor George Darouze presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award at City Council today to Glenn Mooney for his many years of service with Camp Quality, a national charitable organization devoted to providing free camp experiences and year-round programming for children with cancer.

Glenn Mooney is Director...

Algonquin College to receive Key to the City of Ottawa

Mayor Jim Watson will present the Key to the City to Algonquin College at City Hall on Thursday May 11, in recognition of 50 years of transforming hopes and dreams into lifelong success.

Date: Thursday May 11, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m. (A reception will follow at 8:20 p.m. – by invitation only)

Location: Ottawa City Hall, Andrew Haydon Hall, 110...

City to set up information centres in affected areas to assist residents with flood...

The City is setting up information and facilitation centres in four locations to assist impacted residents. The centres will open on Wednesday, May 10. City staff will be available to provide information to residents to facilitate recovery efforts and will be able to connect them with the resources and assistance they require.


  • Community...

Committee hears about efforts to protect rural waterways

The City’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee today received the 2016 Annual Report for the Ottawa Rural Clean Water Program, which provides grants to farmers and other rural property owners for projects that protect Ottawa’s streams, rivers, wetlands and groundwater.

Of the 74 projects approved in 2016, 43 were completed in 2016....

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