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.
He was instrumental in the development of City Park (Faurot Park), built a business block on the southwest corner of Market and Elizabeth streets that still stands, served on a committee that aimed to mitigate OttawaRiver flooding after the great flood of 1913, was largely ...
Police stopped the suspects’ vehicle without incident early Tuesday, May 11, in OttawaCounty. ‘The driver was cooperative, police said ... NE ... The rear door was open ... at SharpeCars, 1010 28th Street SE ... in Ottawa County. Police are trying to determine if an attempted burglary at Joyology, 3769 of 28th Street SE, is related to the others ... intrusion alarm ... .
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Mystery road leads to questions for LouisianaStreet project. You won’t find Ottawa Street on any Buffalo road map, but the paper roadway could derail plans to turn the old barcalounger factory on Louisiana Street into offices and apartments.
Former Ottawa business lawyer Koby Smutylo was one of many entrepreneurs prepared for that auspicious day on Oct ... Superette is in the process of opening its third location in Toronto and its second location in Ottawa, in upscale Glebe near the corner of BankStreet and Fifth Avenue.
ASK Wellness Society is launching a new initiative aimed at cleaning up the city streets. Michael McDonald, a spokesperson for ASK Wellness, said their 20 Streets in 20 Days project involves small teams of the society’s staff and participants cleaning up trash from areas across Kamloops.
Paul Kiorkis, 37, of the 1400 block of Crain Street in Park Ridge, was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of a controlled substance at 2.57 a.m ... Baptist, 74, of the 4900 block of Carol Street in Skokie, was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and blood alcohol content more than .08 percent.
An OttawaCounty sheriff’s deputy was in the area of 48th Avenue and Pierce Street about 1.20 a.m ... At the same time, several people approached the deputy to report hearing shots fired, according to an Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department release ... The complex is at the southwest corner of 48th Avenue and Pierce Street.