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.
Online hate remains on Ottawa's radar as global observers continue to question Facebook's role in tragedies ranging from the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand to deadly military violence directed at Myanmar's Rohingya minority, along with racist posts in Canada.
Mike HarringtonThe Buffalo News... Or not see ... There can be no longer be any sneering from fans (or media) at images of empty buildings in places like Florida, Carolina or Ottawa ... Longtime observers figure no more than 4,000 fans were in the house for any of the three preseason games, and the Oct ... The Sabres aren't alarmed by this ... Farms and families ... 26.
Mike Harrington... The same might be said for what we're about to see in the stands at KeyBank Center ... There can be no longer be any sneering from fans (or media) at images of empty buildings in places like Florida, Carolina or Ottawa ... Longtime observers figure no more than 4,000 fans were in the house for any of the three preseason games, and the Oct.
Officials in Canada’s northernmost capital have declared a local state of emergency after finding possible evidence of gasoline in the city’s tap water ... But the most recent test, done in Ottawa, found microbes in the water. Officials announced there was observed evidence of possible hydrocarbon contamination at the water treatment plant. ... Read more ... .
____. A zoologist, a nutritionist, a meteorologist and a sociolinguist walk into a taverna … ... Observing his fellows, the narrator, a self-described “older melancholic scribbler from Ottawa,” remarks, “I note with some embarrassment that the careers of all my fellows emerged from similar ironies ... We become what we are to escape what we were.” ... ____. .
In a special interview for Radio Bulgaria, the political scientist and lecturer at the University of the Canadian capital Ottawa, Prof. Ivaylo Gruev, offers his observations on what is happening in Bulgaria, albeit from a distance of over 7,000 kilometres. "I am afraid thatthe period of political turmoil will continue after the November 14 elections.
That day was observed on Thursday and Justin Trudeau’s official schedule stated he was having private meetings in Ottawa... In a statement datelined Ottawa and released by the prime minister’s office on Thursday, Justin Trudeau was quoted as saying it was a day “to reflect on the ...