Opening of Ball Diamonds and Sports Fields is delayed

The City of Ottawa is asking residents, rental contract holders and organizers of large public events to please stay off ball diamonds, sports fields and general turf areas at the City’s recreation centres and parks. Due to recent weather, the fields are extremely wet and could be damaged if used in their current condition.The City will...

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Increase of suspected drug overdose-related emergency department visits seen in Ottawa in past 72 hours

The Ottawa Overdose Prevention and Response Task Force (OPRTF) is alerting the public about an increase in suspected drug overdose-related emergency department visits in Ottawa in the last 72 hours – with 15 life-threatening or potentially life-threatening suspected cases reported over that time period (April 18 to April 20). 

The OPRTF...

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Take the scenic route on your next cycling adventure

Ottawa’s vast rural areas are great cycling destinations, criss-crossed by quiet country roads and a network of trails. We’ve mapped out some rural cycling routes that have a lot to offer for riders, including country stores, wineries, farms and markets, historic attractions, conservation areas, wildlife, fitness and more. The routes...

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City of Ottawa recognized nationally as top green employer

For the second consecutive year, the City of Ottawa has been recognized among Canada’s Greenest Employers based on an evaluation of its workplace environmental programs, according to a special feature published in today’s Globe and Mail. This award highlights the City’s commitment to environmentally-friendly programs and...

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Weekend closures on Lyon Street between Albert and Queen Streets

Crews will be working on a one block stretch of Lyon Street from Albert Street to Queen Street over the next two weekends to remove the steel plates and repave the road surface.

Work will begin on Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. and last until Monday, April 24 at 6 a.m. A second weekend of work will take place beginning Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. and...

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Nuisance mosquito control measures in Kanata North starts tomorrow

To control nuisance mosquito growth in Kanata North and the surrounding areas, larvicide will be applied throughout the summer, beginning with ground applications on April 21, and ending September 15.

The Kanata North Nuisance Mosquito Control Program deals with treating mosquito larvae in wetlands so they won’t hatch.

Contractors, hired by...

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Changes coming to York Street – home to Inspiration Village

From April 23 to 30, crews will begin installing more than 40 shipping containers along one block of York Street to create Ottawa 2017’s Inspiration Village. Temporary lane closures of 15 to 30 minutes may be required while the cranes and sea containers are brought to the site. The on-street parking spaces on York Street between Sussex Drive...

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Tributes, parodies and satire dominate What’s Happening in Ottawa this week

What’s Happening Ottawa provides the latest on theatre, music and outings for the entire family. Some shows sell out quickly, so be sure to look ahead at what’s happening in the coming weeks and your tickets early.

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The Comic Strippers, Centrepointe Theatres, Saturday, April 22

 

Napoléon VoyageShenkman Arts Centre Thursday,...

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OC Transpo launches Ready for Rail campaign

At today’s Transit Commission meeting, OC Transpo launched its Ready for Rail information and education campaign, which will help equip customers with the tools they need to take their new journey on the O-Train Confederation Line starting in 2018.

A report on the Ready for Rail campaign was received today by the Transit Commission. 

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Media invited to meet our very own World Champions at City Hall

Our very own Team Canada – Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney, Lisa Weagle, Cheryl Kreviazuk and coach, Adam Kingsbury – have returned victorious from the World Women’s Curling Championship in Beijing and will meet with fans at a special rally at City Hall on Tuesday, April 18.

Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Jody Mitic,...

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OC Transpo Spring Service Starts April 23

Starting Sunday, April 23, OC Transpo will introduce new route numbers for many routes as part of getting ready for the opening of the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018. Other spring service changes include adjusted schedules and seasonal reductions to reflect the lower demand for service. The Rack & Roll program also returns with bike racks...

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City of Ottawa named one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers

For the sixth consecutive year, the City of Ottawa has been named one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers, in a competition that recognizes the employers in the Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

The winners were selected by editors at Mediacorp and are featured in a...

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