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Ottawa’s City Council 2014 Draft Budget

Ottawa’s City Council has just tabled the 2014 Draft Budget, proposing a 1.9 per cent tax rate, the lowest in seven years. This Draft Budget proposes to continue support for the arts and culture through an additional $500,000 in the Renewed ... read more »

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Mayor wants more public money for major events

[] “We want to be even more aggressive in attracting major sporting and cultural and tourism events to Ottawa,” he (Mayor Watson) wrote during his monthly web chat with citizens on Tuesday afternoon.


University of Ottawa joins Capital BIXI family

[News Release]  August 21, 2013 — The National Capital Commission (NCC) is proud to welcome the University of Ottawa into the Capital BIXI family. Two stations of this self-service bike network have been installed on the University’s main ... read more »

Cars in the city core

Cars in the city core

[Ottawa Citizen] I wonder if the city's senior planning staff has any real experience with downtown neighbourhood parking. If not, I invite them to come and spend a week angling for street parking in my neighbourhood, which includes both Chinatown ... read more »

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SAW CITY DEBATES 3: Imagining the future of cultural spaces

Wednesday, August 28 at 7:30PM Club SAW (67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa) Free admission / Cash Bar Presented by Galerie SAW Gallery in partnership with the Council for the Arts in Ottawa PANELISTS: Victoria Frey (Executive Director, Portland ... read more »

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The ByWard Market is in crisis, and it needs a vision and a plan

[Ottawa Citizen] The future of ByWard Market is in crisis, at least according to a New York consultant hired to study how the heritage district is morphing from a historic farmers’ market to a restaurant and entertainment district. In a three-part ... read more »

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Canada’s foreign service strike hurting tourism, creating backlogs

[The Star] Foreign students withdrawing from programs. Tourists cancelling their trips. Foreigners not being able to visit their loved ones here — even in times of family emergencies. As a strike by foreign service workers drags on, ... read more »


The International Is Lighting a Spark in the Capital

[Press Release] Ottawa-ON: The International is sparking up Ottawa this summer with Latin Sparks, a unique block party taking place under the stars on Sparks Street. This exciting event is happening every last Saturday of the month for the ... read more »

International Triathlon Union

Public Invited to Compete in Open Race on World-Class Urban Course in Ottawa

Press Release [Market Wired] OTTAWA--(Marketwired - July 03, 2013) - The 2013 ITU (International Triathlon Union) Duathlon World Championships has partnered with Ottawa Tourism and TrojanOne Ltd. to present the Sens Shuffle, a 5km charity run ... read more »

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Celebrating in the capital

[EMC News] StaffeMC news -Free admission and outdoor concerts are just a few of the ways for Ottawa residents to celebrate downtown this Canada Day. The National Capital Commission will host its annual Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill ... read more »