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Glebe High School Taste n'Tour Thurs. Feb. 11, 2016

glebe tnt 1Glebe High School is hosting a Taste N’Tour fundraising event on Thursady, February 11th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

There will be wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages served as well as appetizers from Vittoria Trattoria. There will be an historical tour of Glebe as well as music and art displays. While you tour the building you could run into the “Ghosts of Glebe Past”!

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Invitation to Federal Pre-Budget Consultations

Please join Catherine McKenna, MP for Ottawa Centre, and François-Philippe Champagne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, for pre-budget consultations on February 1, 2016. The purpose of the consultations is to look for ways to help grow our economy, ensure a thriving middle class, and make our community an even better place to call home. Your valuable insights will guide the Government’s work as it prepares the 2016 federal Budget.

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Ottawa South Refugee Sponsorship: Can You Help?

Maybe you've seen the coverage in the Citizen or on CBC news of the Ottawa South Committee for Refugee Sponsorship (OSCRS) and you're wondering if you can help out?

Check out the OSCRS blog for a list of things still needed to assist with the settlement of the family soon expected to arrive in Canada.

Sunnyside Wesleyan Church Seeks Arabic Translator, Donations for Syrian Refugee Family

Sunnyside Wesleyan Church BMcCUpdate: Jill Davis, who had been working with Sunnyside Weslyean Chruch's Refugee Sponsorship Team, sent an update on the Syrian Refugee family.

"We have been matched with a family," Davis wrote, "so we are getting excited to welcome them in 1-4 months. We found an apartment that seems to be the perfect fit."

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Workshop: Refugee Sponsorship 101

Refugee 613Do you want more information before committing to sponsoring a refugee from Syria or elsewhere? Do you need help forming a group?

Refugee 613, in partnership with the Coalition in Ottawa for Refugees and Ottawa City Councillor David Chernushenko, is hosting a neighborhood workshop on the basics of private refugee sponsorship.

You'll get an overview of the different pathways to sponsorship, a chance to talk to experienced sponsors about the process, and the opportunity to network with like-minded people in your ward.

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City Warns Residents of Phoney Sales Pitches

The City of Ottawa is warning residents to be vigilant of door-to-door salespeople making false claims about the quality of City drinking water.

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Donation Drive For Empathy House

Make this Christmas extra special by donating to our local agency called Empathy House. The women could certainly use your help. This year you can drop off your non-perishable food items or gift donation at the Old Ottawa South Community Centre (The Firehall).

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Changes to Permanent Signs By-Law

City of Ottawa residents are invited to provide input on a discussion paper regarding changes to the by-law that regulates permanent signs on private property. These signs identify buildings or properties, provide information about what businesses or services are available at particular locations, advertise goods or services or provide directional information.

The review will ensure the by-law accounts for emerging technologies and trends, and that signs meet three key objectives:

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City of Ottawa Budget 2016 Consultations

The city's budget for the new year has been tabled but there are still opportunities for you to offer input into the draft 2016 budget.

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