OCOBIA in the News – articles up to March 2021

March 12, 2021 | Ottawa Business Journal:

Ottawa Board of Trade, BIA coalition team up on discount, delivery programs to boost local businesses

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November 16, 2020 | City waives 2021 patio fees, allows road closures in business zones to combat COVID-19’s economic impact | Capital Current

November 11, 2020 |Mayor called on to implement property tax relief for small businesses, but he’s not sold | Ottawa Citizen 

November 10, 2020 | Province to provide tax relief for struggling Ottawa businesses | Ottawa Matters  

November 5, 2020| Property taxes up 3% – money coming to Stittsville | Stittsville Central

November 5, 2020 | COVID-19: OPH reports new outbreaks, including two schools; Ontario reports 987 new cases | Ottawa Citizen

November 4, 2020 | Not perfect, but it’ll do: Ottawa Coalition of BIAs on business restriction changes | Ottawa Matters

November 4, 2020 | COVID-19: le milieu des affaires heureux de la réouverture des restaurants à Ottawa | le Droit

November 2, 2020 | Council looks to give restaurants, retailers a helping hand this winter | CBC News 

November 2, 2020 | City plans to help restaurants this winter with expanded patio options | CTV News

October 31, 2020 | Mayor hopes ‘made in Ottawa plan’ will let restaurants, gyms reopen early | CBC News 

October 31, 2020 | COVID 19: Etches hails ‘important progress’ in virus battle; Watson expects ‘made-in-Ottawa’ guidance on business regs next week

October 30, 2020 | ‘Validated:’ Ottawa coalition of BIAs on two per cent of COVID-19 cases linked to restaurants, bars | Ottawa Matters 

October 19, 2020 | Small Business Week 2020 Proclamation | City of Ottawa

October 18, 2020 | Sandy Hill blues: How local businesses are navigating COVID-19 | The Fulcrum

October 15, 2020 | Highest COVID-19 rate in Ontario? That’s on us, Ottawa | CBC

October 14, 2020 | What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct. 14 | CBC News

October 14, 2020 | All in a Day with Alan Neal – Oct. 14, 2020: Local BIAs wants evidence that going back to Stage 2 restrictions is necessary  (video)

October 14, 2020 | Why restaurants and not big box stores? Top doc answers questions about lockdowns | CTV News

October 14, 2020 | Restaurant closures: City of Ottawa wants to see provincial data | le Droit

October 14, 2020 | Ottawa health authorities agree with mandated closure of select businesses  | Ottawa Matters

October 14, 2020 | COVID-19: MacLeod says province won’t lift restrictions on restaurants, gyms for 28 days; 45 new cases in Ottawa | Ottawa Citizen

October 14, 2020 | COVID-19: Province boosts virus management, tracing staff; MacLeod says restrictions on restaurants, gyms will stay; 45 new cases in Ottawa | Ottawa Citizen

October 14, 2020 | Etches, Watson ask Ottawa residents not to go trick-or-treating on Halloween | Ottawa Citizen

October 14, 2020 | Officials ask Ottawa residents not to go trick-or-treating on Halloween | The Kingston Whig Standard | Ottawa Citizen

October 14, 2020 | CTV News Video Clip – Motion Supporting Local Businesses Expected Today | CTV

October 14, 2020 | Ottawa business coalition demanding province justify closures | CBC

October 13, 2020 | Up to 30 per cent of Ottawa businesses could close: Coalition of BIAs on latest COVID-19 restrictions | Ottawa Matters

October 13, 2020 | Restaurant restrictions criticized by Ottawa’s business community | le Droit

October 13, 2020 | Ottawa BIA group wants meeting with province to discuss COVID-19 restrictions | OBJ

October 13, 2020 | Coalition Of 6,200 Ottawa Businesses Demands Data From Province To Justify Closures | iHeart Radio

October 13, 2020 | Covid-19 In Ottawa: Fast Facts For Oct. 14, 2020 | iHeart Radio

October 10, 2020 | Watson endorses provincial decision to temporarily pinch Ottawa’s economy because of rising COVID-19 cases | Ottawa Citizen

October  2020      | OBJ Digital Edition | People on the Move | OBJ

August 30, 2020 | Advocates call for extension, revamping of commercial rent relief program | CBC

April 14, 2020 | Ottawa’s Business Leaders Issue Open Letter to Governments Calling for More Action to Help Companies Survive COVID-19 and Help Drive Economic Recovery

December 3, 2019 | Vanier merchants gain new voice on municipal issues

October 18, 2019 | Ottawa BIAs unite for bigger voice on city issues

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Ottawa Coalition of Business Improvement Areas is an advocate and influencer on issues and policies affecting the economic development and well-being of Ottawa BIAs – and the businesses they represent.

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