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.
Advertisement 2. Story continues below ... Advertisement 3 ... Put simply, the fairy dust approach in Ottawa (and Washington, D.C.) is empowering some of the worst countries on the planet while punishing liberal democracies and their citizens. Today, the pragmatism that guided previous Liberal governments is almost completely absent in Ottawa ... .
The Federation of Citizens Associations represents 70 community groups in Ottawa. We often find ourselves embroiled in planning issues of the day, whether it be large (city of Ottawa OfficialPlan) or small (a rezoning in a local neighbourhood) ...Alex Cullen is President of the Federation of Citizens Associations in Ottawa.
Each tract, comprised of roughly 4,000 citizens, identifies the places disproportionately impacted by environmental threats ... Citizens can explore the tool and offer comment through May 16 ... He is a citizen of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians who grew up on the Peshawbestown reservation.
Alberta's top court said Tuesday that the federal government's environmental impact law is unconstitutional and Ottawa almost immediately announced its plan to appeal ... "We seem to have the Court of Appeal imposing a judicial threshold for how much harm (Ottawa) has to tolerate.".
According to a recent OttawaCitizen report, data gathered by Steffan Watkins shows the King Air spy plane was spotted on multiple occasions ... As reported in the Ottawa Citizen, Watkins said that as the plane in question could have been flying anywhere in the area on those days, ...
Dawkins was diagnosed with breast cancer three years later ...Reconstructive surgery followed ... However, Ross said that's an unacceptable substitute for the "courage of politicians" to take action in a province that treats firefighters like "second-class citizens.". "Ultimately, fires don't burn differently in Gatineau compared to Ottawa ... .