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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The OttawaUniversity men’s basketball team has been fragile mentally this season, which has kept the Braves from being a consistent team. “Our guys are beat down mentally right now,” Ottawa coach Aaron Siebenthall said ... Ottawa was coming off two good performances, an upset of Southwestern and an overtime loss to McPherson ... I recruited these guys.
OttawaUniversity men’s bowling program is making waves on the national scene ... They ended up having colleges there looking to recruit kids and so I took the steps to join that recruitment process, eventually finding the college that I wanted to attend in Ottawa.” ....
The OttawaUniversity softball coaching staff is busy putting together its 2023 recruiting class. The LadyBraves added two high school standouts for the 2024 season. This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read ....
The United Nations agency says flexible work schedules can improve workers’ job satisfaction, performance and commitment to an organization – reducing recruitment costs and increasing productivity ... Anglican Diocese of Ottawa ... BGC Ottawa. BGC Ottawa serves 19 neighbourhoods.
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The OttawaUniversity softball team is off and running in its 2023 recruiting class. The LadyBraves added two two Kansas prep stars. This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read ....