La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins celebrated at Mayor’s Francophone breakfast

Mayor Jim Watson will host members of Ottawa’s Francophone community at a breakfast on Friday, March 24, at City Hall for the 11th Annual Francophone Rendezvous with the Mayor.

The event will celebrate La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins, and the new life given to this hub of Francophone culture following the complete reconstruction of...

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How you can help protect Ottawa’s drinking water

Protecting drinking water starts at the source.

Did you know that many things we do in our homes and on our properties directly affect local water quality? Water treatment and testing ensure that Ottawa’s tap water is safe to drink, but the groundwater aquifers and rivers that supply the water can become stressed over time. Sometimes...

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Michel Picard receives the Key to the City of Ottawa

This evening, Mayor Jim Watson presented the Key to the City to Mr. Michel Picard at a ceremony at City Hall.

Mr. Picard has served the Ottawa-Gatineau community throughout 41 years of his distinguished 45-year career in communications, television and radio broadcasting, as a celebrated voice of the Francophone news scene and a committed supporter...

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Michel Picard to receive the prestigious Key to the City of Ottawa

Tonight Mayor Jim Watson will recognize the celebrated voice of Ottawa’s Francophone news scene, Michel Picard, by presenting him with the Key to the City, Ottawa’s highest honour.

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International Francophonie Day is a great day to commemorate our admiration and respect for Mr. Picard, who has been a fixture of French-language...

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Michel Picard to receive Key to the City of Ottawa

Mayor Jim Watson will present the Key to the City to Mr. Michel Picard at City Hall next week, in recognition of his illustrious and distinguished career in broadcasting and his dedication to Ottawa’s Francophone community.

Date: Monday, March 20, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Andrew S. Haydon Hall, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

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Queen Street, between Kent Street and Lyon Street, closed beginning Monday

Queen Street will be closed between Lyon Street and Kent Street beginning Monday, March 20 at 6 a.m., due to construction work. Local vehicle access will be maintained. The closure is expected to be in place until the end of June.

Pedestrian access will not be affected by the construction and access to businesses will be maintained. Vehicles will...

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Southbound Waller, between Daly and Mackenzie, will be closed beginning Friday

The southbound lanes of Waller Street will be closed from Daly Ave to the Mackenzie King Bridge, starting on the evening of Friday, March 17. The closure will facilitate the installation of a portable crane that will be used to disassemble the tower crane at 2 Daly Avenue. These lane closures will be in place until late evening on Sunday, March...

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Five reasons to register for a fitness class

There are many motivations to get healthy, strong and fit, and maybe ten times as many ways to get there. There are hundreds of fitness classes available at City of Ottawa facilities this spring and summer, and here are just a few reasons why you might want to check them out.

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1. Biking season

Most of us haven’t been on a bicycle since the snow...

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Early birds can register now for GLAD Cleaning the Capital

The City of Ottawa is pleased to announce the annual GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign will take place from April 15 to May 15. Early-bird registration is now available.

Registration is quick and easy:

  • Go to ottawa.ca/clean, or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) to register for the cleanup. The interactive map on our website will show you which...

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Stanley Cup parties and other things happening in Ottawa this week

What’s happening Ottawa provides the latest on theatre, music and outings for the entire family.

March Break

It’s not too late to sign up for some March Break activities at:

You can come by for a day or visit every day.

 

Stanley Cup Events

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