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.
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... an incident where a Molotov cocktail was allegedly hurled against the Russian embassy in Ottawa ... The city of Ottawa has been vocal and visual about its support for Ukraine and has put up street signs that say "Free-Libre Ukraine" on streets in front of the Russian embassy.
According to local Ottawa media, Neilson did not submit a plea, but she will have another hearing later this month ...Canada’s draconian COVID measures were the catalyst for the FreedomConvoy, which took to the streets of Ottawa to demand an end to all mandates for three weeks in February.
A military display to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II included a 96-gun salute and a parade column through the streets of Ottawa on Monday as the Queen’s mourning ceremonies come to a close ....