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.
“We’ve been here before — just take care of business here,” coach Barry Trotz said ... We didn’t lose a series ... He leads the league with 11 goals in the postseason and his streak is the longest in the playoffs since Ottawa’s Martin Havlat also scored in six straight in 2006 ... Three observations following RB Ashton Hayes' verbal pledge to the Huskers. +2 ... .
“But the Chinese delegation observed strict discipline and, even though we were overseas, we couldn’t watch movies or entertainment shows ... One unlikely example presented itself right next to the embassy in Ottawa in the form of an elderly-care facility. After curiously observing ...
It is also a sign that something is terribly wrong ... “They were just out on an evening walk ... Family targeted ... A moment of silence was also observed on Monday in Parliament in the capital, Ottawa, where Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau described the deadly violence as “a terrorist attack motivated by hatred in the heart of one of our communities” ... .
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI - Police are investigating a breaking and entering incident ... Police asked anyone with information on the incident to call the sheriff’s office at (616) 738-4000, OttawaCountyCentralDispatch at (800) 249-0911 or SilentObserver at 1-877-88-SILENT.