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It Is National Cancer Survivors Month

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson proclaimed National Cancer Survivors Month in recognition of over one million cancer survivors living in Canada today. Watson signed the proclamation at City Hall in the presence of representatives of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network. The

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Walk For Dementia

When individuals receive a diagnosis of dementia, their lives change forever. So do the lives of their closest family members and friends, who often take on the role of caregiver. In the Ottawa and Renfrew County area, some 20,000 men

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Time Capsule Ceremony At City Hall Next Week

Something special happening at Ottawa City Hall early next week. A time capsule commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Canada will be entombed in the walls of City Hall by Mayor Watson and members of council following this year’s annual Heritage

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‘Mayor For A Day’ Opportunity For Local High School Students

Do you know any civic-minded high school students who’d like to sit in the Mayor’s chair for a day? Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, in conjunction with Youth Ottawa have just announced a ‘Mayor For A Day’ initiative. Applicants must be

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The Future Of Sparks Street? Have Your Say

The city is looking for your input on the future of Sparks Street. You’re invited to share your ideas and suggestions with The Mayor. The city wants hear from residents, business owners and community associations. Mayor Jim Watson will be

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Health Scare For The Mayor

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson is in recovery mode after having his appendix removed.  The Mayor was chairing the Budget 2018 portion of the Council meeting Wednesday but left quickly afterward as he was experiencing significant pain. He had the appendectomy

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It’s Santa Watson Again This Year :)

Santa, er, Mayor Jim Watson will once again host the Mayor’s 17th Annual Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 9 at Ottawa City Hall from 2 to 6pm, in support of the Ottawa Food Bank. Families are invited to celebrate the

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Our Mayor Is Still A Big Kid As He Trick Or Treats Too ;)

Ever wonder if your Mayor dresses up for Halloween and if so, what is his costume?  Well you’re in luck as you can find out by joining our Mayor Jim Watson this Saturday at Ottawa City Hall from 4 to

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Look Ma, No Hands!

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson was along for the ride during Thursday’s first on-street test of an autonomous vehicle in Canada. The self-driving car equipped with BlackBerry Q-N-X software with hit the road in the west end of the region yesterday.

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The Mayor’s Canada Celebration For Seniors

Jewel 98.5 is a proud sponsor of The Mayor’s Annual Canada Day Celebration for Seniors at The Aberdeen Pavilion.   Returning to the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park again this year, the sponsored event with Mayor Jim Watson, includes breakfast, served

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OC Transpo Employees Honoured

The city today recognized the actions of OC Transpo employees who in the last year helped residents in their moments of need. 16 OC Transpo employees were honoured today for their actions during 2016 as part of the City’s 27th

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Meet The World Champions Tomorrow

You have a chance to meet our very own Team Canada tomorrow with the likes of Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney, Lisa Weagle, Cheryl Kreviazuk and coach, Adam Kingsbury who have returned victorious from the World Women’s Curling Championship

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Family Day Skating Party

The best Mayor in the world, Jim Watson is inviting you to come down to the Family Day Skating Party on Monday at City Hall from 11-2pm during the final day of Winterlude 2017. The party will also feature favorite

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Top Five Reasons Why I Love Our Mayor

Where shall I begin with why I love our Mayor…..let’s see, number one, my first week in Ottawa in 1999, he was one of the first people I met when he was on his first round of being a Mayor….he

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New Murals Highlight Rideau Canal Heritage & History

Two new murals highlighting Ottawa’s history and the Capital’s connection with the Rideau Canal have been unveiled at the underpasses beneath the Laurier Avenue Bridge, on Queen Elizabeth Drive and on Colonel By Drive. Mayor Jim Watson was on hand

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