Founded in 1826 as Bytown, and incorporated as "Ottawa" in 1855, the city has evolved into a political and technological centre of Canada. Its original boundaries were expanded through numerous minor annexations and were ultimately replaced by a new city incorporation and major amalgamation in 2001 which significantly increased its land area. The city name "Ottawa" was chosen in reference to the Ottawa River nearby, which is a word derived from the Algonquin wordOdawa, meaning "to trade".
The John Hossack House was a "station" on the Underground Railroad, and Ottawa was a major stop because of its rail, road, and river transportation. Citizens in the city were active within the abolitionist movement. Ottawa was the site of a famous 1859 extrication of a runaway slave named Jim Gray from a courthouse by prominent civic leaders of the time. Three of the civic leaders, John Hossack, Dr. Joseph Stout and James Stout, later stood trial in Chicago for violating the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
National Night Out returns to the Ottawa community with a different look Tuesday night ... “National Night Out promotes awareness, safety and neighborhood partnerships to showcase the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement,” Ottawa Police ChiefAdam Weingartner said.
... they were always going to move in lockstep when the time came to reopen it, Ottawa's envoy to Washington said Friday ... decision to extend the travel limits came just two days after Ottawa declared fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents would be allowed back Aug.
When Hunter McGee is on top of his golf game, he’s tough to beat. Advertisement. Story continues below. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below ... On Sunday, he won his second straight title in the OttawaCitizenGolf Championship’s OpenDivision ... McGee won last year’s event at 12-over ... Try refreshing your browser, or ... .
OTTAWA (REUTERS) - Canada will start allowing fully-vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents into the country on Aug 9 for non-essential travel as the threat from the Covid-19 pandemic fades, Ottawa said on Monday (July 19).
The larger issue raised by the federal-Saskatchewan dispute is that under the Trudeau government, there is a hodge-podge of different and little-understood carbon pricing schemes across the country, in which the provinces and their citizens are being treated differently by Ottawa.
The City of Ottawa has posted signs saying that businesses on the street are open during construction ... Given Ottawa’s love of revitalization, is it time to consider a similar program? ... A former columnist with the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun, Corbett was also the third editor of Ottawa BusinessJournal.
What we are watching in Canada ... BARRIE, Ont ... --- ... OTTAWA — The federal government is aiming to allow fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents into Canada again by as early as mid-August, Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau said late Thursday ... citizens and permanent residents into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel." ... --- ... --- ... ... .
Martell, a 26-year-old tribal citizen of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, said she grew up on the “Pow-wow trail,” first attending when she was only 8 days old ... In a recent public announcement, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians canceled ...
After Meng’s arrest, China froze diplomatic and trade relations with Canada and accused Ottawa of violating the human rights of one of its citizens. Beijing also detained two Canadian citizens – former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor – on allegations of endangering China’s national security.