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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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Skating Season Starts This Weekend At The Rink Of Dreams

The Sens Rink of Dreams, located at Ottawa City Hall, will open for skating on Saturday, at noon. Weather permitting, the Sens Rink of Dreams will be open daily, from 6 am to 11 pm, until the end of the

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City Looking For Food Truck And Cart Vendors

Attention food truck vendors! The City has 22 on-street food spaces available in 2019. There are 10 cart spaces and 12 truck spaces available. If you’re interested, the list of available locations can be found on ottawa.ca. A volunteer street-food selection

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Cannabis Legalization – What You Need To Know

It is now officially legal in Canada for adults to possess, grow and consume recreational cannabis. The federal and Ontario governments have established laws in respect to the use, possession and sale of recreational cannabis. In Ontario, the minimum legal age

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Local Traffic Issues To Keep In Mind

It remains a busy construction season in the city.  Several areas from east to west are affected, which could have an impact on your plans to get around the city. Here’s the full rundown: Elgin Street: Hydro Ottawa work continues

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Final Advance Voting Day Is This Friday

One more opportunity this Friday to cast your ballots ahead of actual voting day in Ottawa’s municipal election.  Advance voting day is this Friday October 12th. Interested eligible voters can vote in their wards between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. 

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Advance Voting Gets Underway This Week

It’s almost that time!  Special advance voting in the municipal election takes place from Thursday October 4th to Sunday October 7th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eligible voters can cast their ballots at any of these six locations no

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Info Sessions For Those Affected By Tornadoes

The City of Ottawa will host information sessions starting Friday for residents affected by Friday’s tornado and windstorm. Here’s the complete list: For affected residents in the Gloucester-Southgate ward: Friday, September 28 5 to 7 pm – Greenboro Community Centre,

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City’s Latest Storm Recovery Update

The City of Ottawa would like to provide an update on the windstorm and tornado recovery efforts.   Volunteers   Thank you for the large community response to volunteer and help the residents affected by Friday’s tornado. If you want

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Update On City’s Storm Recovery Efforts

The City of Ottawa would like to provide an update on the windstorm and tornado recovery efforts. Traffic and transit: The City’s road network has returned to near normal operations. All traffic signals are now up and running, with the

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What To Do If You Have Storm Damage

If your home was affected by Friday’s tornado, the first thing you should do is contact your insurance company.  Most home and business insurance policies cover damage caused by a windstorm or tornado. If you’re a renter, contact the property

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