Ottawa-Gatineau Local Directory & Community Resources and Info

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Ottawa-Gatineau Local Information

Rideau Canal Locks above Dows Lake, with a Downtown View

Ottawa is a town with nature on its side. Three major rivers (the Ottawa, Ridean and the Gatineau) connect here,which caused the city to become important in the early fur and then timber trade. After the War of 1812, the Rideau Canal was built to connect Montreal and the Lower Saint Lawrence with Lake Ontario and Toronto, giving Ottawa a national strategic importance, which it has never lost.

Ottawa-Gatineau Local Government

Ottawa's new city hall

Ottawa has a centralized regional government, after amalgamating with the surrounding urban municipalities. Ottawa, as the seat of national government is home to the Prime Minister at 24 Sussex and to the Governor General at Rideau Hall. Ottawans take a strong and active role in all levels of government and its administration.

Here are all the email contacts for your elected politicians.

Ottawa-Gatineau Community Organizations

Canada Day Crowd on Parliament Hill

Local not-for-profits groups, sports leagues, churches and other religious organizations are welcome to add themselves to our FREE LISTINGS and post news, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Ottawa-Gatineau Community Photographs

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