Community News


Governor General to Deliver Opening Address at the Final Canada 150/2017 Starts Now Conference

[Media Advisory] His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver the opening address at the final Canada 150/2017 Starts Now Conference on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., at the Canadian War ... read more »


Preserving Canada’s Literary Heritage: STORYSAVE’s 11th CD preserves Canada’s Oral and Literary Heritage

[Press release] StorySave is a program of Storytellers of Canada / Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC) to preserve storytelling’s living contribution to Canada’s oral and literary heritage by recording the voices of elders from the Canadian ... read more »

Capital region

Mudd, Sweat & Tears, Teams up with Ottawa Tourism to Host Urban Obstacle Race in Canada’s Capital

[Ottawa Start] Ottawa, Ontario: On September 28, hundreds of tough-as-nails fitness fiends, runners and athletes will band together and ascend on the country’s capital to challenge some of Ottawa’s finest urban terrain and muddiest conditions ... read more »

City of Ottawa

New events bylaw risks more red tape at City Hall, councillor warns →

[Ottawa Sun] A new special events bylaw received support from council’s community and protective services committee Thursday, but one councillor thinks it will wrap City Hall in more red tape. The bylaw would cover all events where at least 500 ... read more »

Canadian Tire Family

Home of the Ottawa Senators renamed Canadian Tire Centre

[Press Release] Canadian Tire Family of Companies and Senators Sports & Entertainment join forces on a long-term partnership.   Enhanced community and grassroots activations will help get more kids in the game OTTAWA – Canadian Tire ... read more »


Ottawa welcomes the 14th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards

[Ottawa Start] The 14th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards Festival was officially launched today in the City of Ottawa by Mayor Jim Watson, Tim Progosh, President of the Canadian Comedy Foundation for Excellence, Yasir Naqvi, Member of Provincial ... read more »


International visits to capital region up this summer

[CTV News] New statistics say more international tourists are coming to canada's capital, also staying longer and spending more. Tourism officials said international visits at the Ottawa International Airport were up five per cent in June 2012 ... read more »


Lansdowne Park being eyed for a Comedy Hall of Fame

[ Ottawa Citizen] The president of the organization that hosts the Canadian Comedy Awards says a redeveloped Lansdowne Park would be a good place for a Comedy Hall of Fame.

Ottawa Lumière Festival

Heritage Home of Ottawa Lumière Festival Threatened by High Costs of City-mandated Retrofit

[Press Release] Heritage Home of Ottawa Lumière Festival Threatened by High Costs of City-mandated Retrofit The New Edinburgh Community and Arts Centre (NECTAR), (formerly the Crichton Cultural Community Centre (CCCC), is currently grappling ... read more »


Museum of Civilization CEO recognized for bringing integrated 911-service to Ottawa

[Ottawa Citizen] OTTAWA — Mark O’Neill says people are astounded when he tells them the first 911 service call in Ottawa was made in 1988, which was long after most major urban centres in North America had adopted similar programs.