Author Archives: Ken Gray

Charlie Farquharson Goes To Lansdowne

Charlie Farquharson, aka the late Don Harron, from the Hee Haw television program.  — The mighty Sheridan, commenter extraordinaire, brings us the late actor-writer Don Harron’s Charlie Farquharson who gives a bit of a travelogue on visiting the redeveloped Lansdowne for … Continue reading

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A Little Something for Baird, Watson

Avid Bulldog reader Randy Gordon certainly has the “cone of silence” imposed on the John Baird-Jim Watson A 100-day talks on an exit from the light-rail project on the mind. (To understand any of this, you need to read this … Continue reading

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FULL LOCAL: Latest Ottawa News

Full Local brings you the best in Ottawa news, information and opinion from the city’s news sites and blogs – all in real time. Full Local‘s content changes minute-by-minute. When there’s something happening in Ottawa, you’ll get it first in Full … Continue reading

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FULL CANADIAN: Breaking National News

Read Full Canadian for the latest, breaking national news from the best sources in the country. Full Canadian runs in real time so you get news as it happens. Full Canadian is below:

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POLITICS AND GOSSIP: The Latest On Everything

Read the cutting-edge information on politics, trends, gossip and most everything else on Politics and Gossip. And it runs in real time. Politics and Gossip is below:

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Harper Announces Anti-Terrorism Measures

This is a release from the Prime Minister’s Office: January 30, 2015 Richmond Hill, Ontario Introduction Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that the Government has introduced legislation to protect Canadians from the evolving threat of terrorism and keep our … Continue reading

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Rural Townships Protest Ottawa Meddling: Internal Document

This is an internal City of Ottawa document obtained by The Bulldog. The first document in highlighted type below is a letter sent by the United Townships of Head Clara and Maria to Premier Kathleen Wynne in protest of measures … Continue reading

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Kirkpatrick Gets Year And An Option

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Dear Council Colleague, I am writing to advise that, consistent with the mandate that was given by Council on December 3rd, 2014, to the two Deputy Mayors, Vice-Chair of the Finance … Continue reading

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New Ottawa Infill Zoning Ready

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: A proposed set of zoning changes to guide the scale of new low-rise housing development in the neighbourhoods inside the Greenbelt is now available for comment. Comments received before February 27, … Continue reading

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A Small Bit Of Political Genius

This from Twitter. Councillor Marianne Wilkinson retweets Mayor Jim Watson on the awarding of the municipal key to the city to former Ottawa Senator Daniel Alfredsson. — Credit where credit is due. Mayor Jim Watson sure knows how to grab a … Continue reading

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Watson Speech Reviewed

I guess the 2015 State of the City address must be discussed but it was quite lacklustre: 1. That said, it is amazing how Mayor Jim Watson can put lipstick on two pigs and make them sound like “momentum.” It’s … Continue reading

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Take Politics Out Of OC Transpo Crash

Mayor Jim Watson wants to build a memorial to the victims of the 2013 bus-train crash at a level crossing north of Barrhaven. This is not an issue that should be in the political arena, Your Worship. All the other … Continue reading

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WEB ADDICT: Enjoy The Odd And The Fun

Sometimes readers say The Bulldog is just way too serious. Other times, it’s not serious enough, according to critics. Well The Bulldog is taking a serious stand on this. We plan to be funny, odd, interesting and addictive. How? Check … Continue reading

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BULLDOG HOMES: The Best Info In The Field

Ottawans love their little bit of home ownership. So if you are looking for a new home or renovating the old homestead, Bulldog Homes is a good place to start. Check out the stories below:

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BULLDOG AUTO: The Best In Motoring News

Bulldog Auto provides you with a constant stream of content from the best motoring websites in the world. The best automotive journalism is below:

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Watson, Baird Invoke Cone Of Silence

John Baird and Jim Watson discuss LRT business under the cone of silence. — Maybe Randy Gordon needs a hobby? He has been peppering The Bulldog with an array of fun stuff. Maybe this is his hobby? Now the avid … Continue reading

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Commercial Plan Badly Flawed: Activist

This is a comment from Hintonburg community activist Jay Baltz on the place to rezone parts of residential area to commercial: The original goal of this study, which was to add zoning permission at specific properties to allow existing corner … Continue reading

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Snow Parking Ban Tonight

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Due to weather conditions, overnight parking restrictions are in effect tonight from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. across Ottawa. This overnight parking restriction will remain in effect until the City announces … Continue reading

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Detailed Weekend Winterlude Highlights

This is the list of events for this year’s first weekend of Winterlude from the Canadian Heritage Department: Canada’s Capital Region is ready to welcome residents and visitors to the 37th Winterlude, which will begin on Friday, January 30, 2015. Over … Continue reading

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Commercial Plan Threatens Our Neighbourhoods

Will residential neighbourhoods be ruined by legislation being considered by the City of Ottawa? — Oh brother, here we go again. The focus of Ottawa City Hall, both in its execution and the coverage of it, should not be on … Continue reading

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How About A Jug-Milk Store Next Door?

Some things to remember on bringing commercial to residential areas: 1. If this pilot project rolls out the satisfaction of city staff and council, what’s to say someone can’t put up a store in a residential area in Kanata, Barrhaven … Continue reading

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And One More Vital Point

Who wants to put small commercial into residential neighbourhoods? It’s a measure that could be the thin edge of the wedge to eventually getting highrises in century-old downtown neighbourhoods and maybe even the suburbs if this trend continues.

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What’s In Watson’s Speech

Avid Bulldog reader Randy Gordon sent this along email on Mayor Jim Watson’s state of the city speech. Gordon already knows what’s in it: Ok folks get ready for it.

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Text Of Mayor’s State Of The City Address

This is the text of Mayor Jim Watson’s State of the City address: Good morning. I want to wish all Members of Council a very Happy New Year. I hope you had a restful Christmas and holiday season. Because – … Continue reading

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Leave It To The Planning Department

The dream of quiet residential living still survives but the City of Ottawa is doing its best to end it. — Here is why people love their homes. This might come as news to city staff and a journalist or … Continue reading

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