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Ottawa set to host 2022 CEBL Championship Weekend

Posted on 23 July 2021

OTTAWA -- The 2022 Canadian Elite Basketball League champions will be crowned in Ottawa next summer. The CEBL announced the Ottawa BlackJacks and the city of Ottawa have been awarded the rights to host the 2022 CEBL Championship Weekend at the Arena at TD Place from Aug. 17 to 21. "The celebration of basketball, music, and local culture will feature concerts, street festivals, the CEBL Awards Ga ...

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City of Ottawa appoints longtime public servant as new integrity commissioner

Posted on 23 July 2021

The City of Ottawa has appointed Karen Shepherd, a 30-year veteran of the federal public service who formerly served as lobbying commissioner, as the city's second ever integrity commissioner.  In a news release sent Friday, the city said Shepherd will take office on Sept. 1 for one year, with an option to renew for a five-year term. She will replace Robert Marleau, who has occupie ...

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Ottawa area athletes compete in the Olympics and empty spots at vaccination clinics: Five stories to watch this week

Posted on 23 July 2021

Empty appointment slots at Ottawa's COVID-19 vaccine clinics, council prepares for a summer break and Ottawa athletes set to take on the world at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at five stories to watch this week. WATCHING THE COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS All eyes will be on the COVID-19 case numbers this week, following a slight uptick in new cases in Ottawa over the weekend and ...

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Explore Ottawa: what to see and do in Canada's capital

Posted on 23 July 2021

With its imposing neo-Gothic buildings, heavy-hitting museums and political institutions Ottawa’s a place where serious business gets done. But it’s also a free-wheeling sunny summer city where you can dance your way around a raucous music scene, cycle through laid-back neighbourhoods and eat top Canadian cuisine on terraces overlooking the canal. Stuffy? You just haven’t got to know it yet ...

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Fitness and nutrition business InStep Health brings something new to Ottawa

Posted on 23 July 2021

A unique fitness and nutrition business that specializes in helping clients begin their journey of living a healthy and thriving lifestyle is now open in the Glebe. InStep Health specializes in personal training for up to 2 people in a private studio, as well as nutrition coaching. They also offer special classes that focus on stick mobility training. Co-owner Emilie Paradis is one of o ...

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COVID-19: No vaccination proof required as Ottawa reopens city rec facilities in Step 3

Posted on 23 July 2021

The City of Ottawa’s recreational facilities and other municipal services will begin gradually resuming on Friday as Ontario enters Step 3 of the provincial COVID-19 reopening plan. Starting Friday, July 16, weight and cardio rooms, fitness programs and indoor sport activities at select city facilities will reopen with capacity limits in place. Indoor swimming and aquafitness programs will reo ...

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COVID-19: 60% of eligible Ottawa residents are double vaccinated

Posted on 23 July 2021

Three out of every five Ottawans aged 12 and older are now inoculated with both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the end-of-week update from the local public health unit. Ottawa Public Health says 62 per cent of Ottawa adults are considered fully vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday. Some 553,045 Ottawa residents are now vaccinated with both doses, representing 5 ...

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Canada’s 1st lobbying czar to become City of Ottawa’s new integrity commissioner

Posted on 23 July 2021

The City of Ottawa has hired Karen Shepherd to replace outgoing integrity commissioner Robert Marleau, according to a memo sent Friday afternoon. City clerk Rick O’Connor said Shepherd will start the role on Sept. 1 for a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for a five-year term. Shepherd has worked for more than 30 years in the federal public service, “more than half of whic ...

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Ottawa home prices to rise 17% in final quarter of 2021, Royal LePage forecasts

Posted on 23 July 2021

Housing prices in Ottawa are expected to grow even more rapidly than first thought in the final months of 2021, outpacing the national average, according to a recent forecast from Royal LePage. The real estate services firm said Ottawa aggregate home prices in the fourth quarter of the year are expected to rise to $738,200, an increase of 17 per cent year-over-year. That’s up from Royal LePage ...

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Adam: A smart Ottawa real-estate deal by the NCC

Posted on 23 July 2021

The National Capital Commission has bought the British High Commission building for $25 million to convert into a new headquarters and save money on rent. As well, the NCC says, the purchase of the 60-year-old building brings one of the city’s landmarks into public ownership, in line with its mandate to secure properties of significant national interest along Confederation Boulevard. An order-i ...