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.
OTTAWA — Canada’s top military commander said he will “tweak” the vaccine mandate ... Eyre’s comments appear to contradict a draft copy of a revised vaccine policy obtained by the OttawaCitizen last month, which suggested vaccine requirements for military personnel would be lifted.
six projects targeting the need for affordable housing, migrant legal aid, agencies working with women and children in the criminal justice system and a program welcoming immigrants to OttawaCounty...The Women's ResourceCenter, aGrand Rapids-based nonprofit, received $25,000 for its "New Beginnings" program in the Ottawa County Jail.
He also added that while he agrees that the FreedomConvoy was a nuisance to some Ottawa residents, it is not up to the courts to try and control the political views of citizens ... Karimjee argued that Lich was a key “decision-maker” with plans to “gridlock” Ottawa during the Freedom Convoy.
In addition, I would love to create a citizens’ council to help leverage the amazingly smart and talented people of Ottawa county on important issues ... In addition, I would love to create a citizens’ council to help leverage the amazingly smart and talented people of Ottawa county on important issues.
Firefighters to the rescue of cat on a hot black roof in Ottawa's east end Back to video ... A concerned citizen contacted Ottawa Fire Services at about 8 a.m ... Ottawa Fire said it appeared the kitten had exited via an upstairs window, which had slid shut behind it ... A concerned citizen ...
An unprecedented number of concerned citizens in our community, over 1,000 people in OttawaCounty took time off of work to attend the County Commissioner meeting on a Tuesday afternoon to plead for freedom to make their own personal health choices and business decisions ... Each of these have citizen participation.
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – A parental rights advocate is challenging a longtime OttawaCounty commissioner in the Aug ... Our goal is to serve the residents of Ottawa County ... I believe strongly in the participation of the people with local government, and I will continue to encourage citizen engagement, just as I have as a co-founder of Ottawa Impact.