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Beach Season Begins This Weekend

Starting this weekend, lifeguards are on duty at most City outdoor pools and beaches. Mooney’s Bay Beach, Westboro Beach and Britannia Beach will open Saturday, June 15th. Petrie Island beach remains closed until further notice. Visit ottawa.ca or follow the

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Ottawa’s Population Reaches One Million-Weeks End

Mayor Jim Watson announced this morning that Ottawa’s population will join the one million club on Friday While saying “it’s symbolic in some respects”, Mayor Watson also said “it also brings us into the league of cities like Toronto and

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Volunteers Urgently Needed For Sandbag And Debris Removal

Beginning tomorrow (Saturday), volunteers of all abilities, age 12 and over, are urgently needed over the next two weeks for sandbag and debris removal at flood-affected properties in West Carleton, Bay and Cumberland. Work will take place between 9 AM

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City Of Ottawa Hosting Information Sessions For Flood Victims

A series of information sessions for flood victims is being held this this week. The sessions will provide information on safely returning to a flooded-out home, removing waste and debris, as well as applying for financial assistance. https://ottawa.ca/en/news/information-sessions-ottawa-residents-affected-spring-flooding-0? When and

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Ottawa Spring Flood 2019 by the Numbers

UPDATE: Tuesday, April 30 (Information included below is current as of 10 am on Tuesday, April 30) 10, 242 volunteers have helped at the three sites since Friday, April 19, with 1,586 volunteers helping on Monday, April 29 1,175,500 sandbags

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Figure Skater Patrick Chan Receives Keys To The City

Mayor Jim Watson presented the Key to the City to Patrick Chan at a ceremony at City Hall this morning, in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in Canadian, Olympic and international figure skating. Born in Ottawa, Patrick Chan was drawn

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City Of Ottawa Declares State Of Emergency-Flooding

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has declared a state of emergency as river levels continue to rise, threatening to surpass those reached during devastating flooding two years ago. Watson made the announcement during a news conference Thursday afternoon. River authorities are now

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Catch Basin Map – City Of Ottawa

Did you know the City of Ottawa has over 100,000 catch basins to provide drainage to our roadways and greenspaces?  As a critical component of the city storm collection system, keeping catch basins clear of debris (leaves, ice, snow, etc.)

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[Video] Ice-Chewing Sidewalk Plows Being Tested In City Of Ottawa Pilot Project

In a pilot project undertaken by the City of Ottawa, a new Blue Gryb rotating ice breaker can be seen chewing up a thick layer of ice on sidewalks in Blackburn Hamlet. As a spokesperson from the city explains, these specialized

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Report A Pothole Website

The state of many of the regions roads is deplorable this winter, due to a series of freeze-thaw cycles that have left numerous potholes just about everywhere. And it’s getting worse. As the potholes become larger, damaging your vehicle can

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City Prepping For Snowmageddon

With Environment Canada calling for up to 40cms of snow starting later today, 5cms today, 25-30cms overnight and an additional 5cms tomorrow, city crews are getting ready for it. City road crews are preparing to plow and salt roads and

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[Video] Second Annual Mayor For A Day Contest Now Open To Grades 9 to 12 Students

The second annual Mayor for a Day contest officially launches today. Do you think you have what it takes to work alongside Mayor Jim Watson? It’s not an easy job, but it will be a fun day that you’ll never

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Overnight Parking Ban

You wouldn’t think it needs to be said but sometimes a friendly reminder is good. Due to weather conditions, a winter overnight parking ban is in effect and this ban will remain in effect until the City announces it has

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Ottawa’s LRT Ready To Roll By The End Of April

At long last…the Confederation LRT Line will be handed over to the City of Ottawa at the end of March and should be ready to roll by the end of April. That’s according to new estimates provided by the consortium

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Lack Of Volunteers Threatening 14 Community Skating Rinks

The city is looking for volunteers to operate and maintain more than a dozen outdoor rinks scattered across Ottawa. City staff expects more than 250 community rinks will be up and running by January 7th, but as many as 14

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