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OWBA Bringing Future Proof Program to Local Businesses

OWBA Bringing Future Proof Program to Local Businesses

We’re extremely proud to be working with Invest Ottawa and Digital Main Street to bring the Future Proof program to our local businesses. The program helps shops, restaurants, skilled trades companies, and home-based artisans increase online sales and build more...

Signs on Private Property By-law

Signs on Private Property By-law

The City is in the process of reviewing the Permanent Signs on Private Property By-law to identify necessary changes to address anomalies, clarify regulations and to correct inconsistencies. This is of particular interest to rural small businesses and farms, many...

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Ward Boundary Survey Results from OWBA

Ward Boundary Survey Results from OWBA

Thank you to the many Osgoode Ward residents (and others) who responded to our survey regarding the new ward boundaries being proposed by the City of Ottawa. A clear majority were opposed to the options being considered by City Council - all include the amalgamation...

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Your Help is Needed – Ward Boundary Review

Your Help is Needed – Ward Boundary Review

Please take a few minutes to respond to this survey before Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Osgoode Ward 20 feedback is critical as the City enters the final Stage of Public Consultation on Ward Boundary Review, scheduled to close Friday, September 25, 2020. Complete our...

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Ward Boundary Review Proposes Major Changes to Osgoode Ward

Ward Boundary Review Proposes Major Changes to Osgoode Ward

The Ottawa Ward Boundary Review 2020 is meant to establish boundaries that can be used in at least three municipal elections (2022, 2026 and 2030) and, perhaps, a fourth municipal election in 2034. Based on direction from City Council, an independent, third-party...

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Rural Tourism Campaign to Promote Local Businesses

Rural Tourism Campaign to Promote Local Businesses

The Rural Cycling & Tourism Campaign encouraging Ottawa residents to get out of the urban and suburban centres and visit local rural attractions. One of the promotions is a contest to discover Ottawa's Rural Communities and you can win cash simply for describing your...

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Reopening Workshop for Rural Businesses and Agricultural

Reopening Workshop for Rural Businesses and Agricultural

Ottawa Public Health, in partnership with the Ottawa Board of Trade, is hosting a Business Reopening Workshop specifically geared towards rural and agricultural businesses. The workshop will be hosted July 9th at 1pm on Zoom and will include a short presentation by...

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Ottawa’s Solid Waste Master Plan

Ottawa’s Solid Waste Master Plan

The City has completed the first phase of its Solid Waste Master Plan, a 30-year plan that will guide how it manages solid waste. This report provides an overview of waste management in Ottawa and explains what we have been doing in phase one. It also highlights...

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Virtual Town Hall Meetings with Carleton MPP Goldie Ghamari

Virtual Town Hall Meetings with Carleton MPP Goldie Ghamari

On Tuesday May 5, 2020 Goldie Ghamari is hosting a number of virtual town hall meetings. Please join one or more of these virtual Carleton Conversation meetings. The province is looking for your feedback on the impact of Covid-19 on Agriculture, Tourism & Hospitality,...

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Agri-Food Open for E-Business

Agri-Food Open for E-Business

The Governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting the agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sectors to capture online e-business opportunities that will help create new, expanded or enhanced markets and open new retail channels to help generate new revenue...

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Clean Water Grants for Rural Landowners

Clean Water Grants for Rural Landowners

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority would like to promote voluntary grants programs that can potentially help businesses get financial and technical assistance for their next project, while also contributing to a healthier environment. Grants will be provided to...

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COVID-19 Employment Law Helpline

COVID-19 Employment Law Helpline

We are seeing more and more companies pitching in to support other businesses and individuals during the pandemic. Neligan Law has established a free employment helpline. The helpline is designed to provide quick answers, and information related to all areas of...

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Information Line Now Open For Impacted Businesses

Information Line Now Open For Impacted Businesses

The province has launched a toll-free line to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province's recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces. Businesses who have questions about how emergency measures impact their business or...

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