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 police released a statement Feb ... The federal government has said that tow companies were unwilling to move the big rigs choking Ottawa's downtown streets, and invoking the Emergencies Act gave police powers to compel them to help ... Tamara Lich, one of the protest leaders, and Ottawa MayorJim Watson exchanged letters on Feb.
Trudeau wanted a fight with the unruly crowd who had occupied the streets outside of Parliament in late January and early February and there was no way he’d let a negotiated settlement get in the way of that ... This is the group he denounced as racists and misogynists before they ever set foot in Ottawa.
Advertisement 2. Story continues below. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below ...Try refreshing your browser, or ... One of the documents reveals that a national security adviser told federal officials that there was a “potential for a breakthrough” with the convoy that might have seen blocked Ottawa streets be re-opened ... .
Ottawa’s TaggartGroup of ... The deal follows a series of other recent high-profile office transactions in Ottawa, including the separate sales of a pair of downtown office towers on Cumberland and Metcalfe streets that changed hands for a combined total of nearly $60 million.
Commuters face slowdowns on several roads in Ottawa this weekend, as all eastbound and westbound lanes of Hwy. 417 are closed between Metcalfe Street and Carling/KirkwoodAvenues for the replacement of the Booth Street Bridge... .
After two summers of pandemic restrictions, Capital Pride is preparing for a major return to Ottawa streets in few weeks, and volunteers are still needed. However, executive director TobyWhitfield says organizers are prepared for the 2022 festival ... .
There are four locations in Ottawa, two in Toronto and yes very soon in Montreal right across the street from the Bell Centre... Ottawa’s seafood masters, Whalesbone restaurant group, opened a brand-new high-end steakhouse in September 2021 in a 130-year-old heritage building that previously housed a pub on downtown Ottawa’s ElginStreet.