Category Archives: City News

Humans become books at your local library: CBC Ottawa, the Ottawa Public Library and the Bibliothèque municipale de Gatineau host 4th Human Library

OTTAWA – On Saturday, February 21st, the Human Library returns to Ottawa and for the first time, expands to Gatineau. A medical marijuana user. A sex worker. A person living with Asperger’s. Real people and real conversations will break down barriers at four branches across Ottawa and Gatineau for the 4th annual Human Library. During…
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Mock-up of Ottawa’s new light rail vehicle now on display

Ottawa – Today, Mayor Jim Watson was joined by Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Orléans and Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca to unveil the future of transit in Ottawa - a full-sized mock-up of the Alstom Citadis Spirit light rail vehicle that will be used on the O-Train Confederation Line, the backbone of…
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Councillor Tim Tierney is the new Chair of the Ottawa Public Library Board

OTTAWA – This evening, Councillor Tim Tierney was elected as the new Chair of the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Board, and André Bergeron was elected as Vice-Chair. The new Board was appointed earlier today at City Hall. Five members of the public and four City Councillors now constitute the 2015-2018 OPL Board. Councillors Tim Tierney and Marianne Wilkinson…
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Travel smart to Winterlude activities at Lansdowne and City Hall

Ottawa – Winterlude is an exciting time to be in Canada’s capital, and the City of Ottawa is proud to be an official partner of this annual festival. Activities run every weekend from January 30 to February 16, and many of those activities can be found at City facilities. Looking for convenient ways to visit…
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