Category Archives: Bulldog Ottawa

Andrew Cohen’s Edifice Complex

It’s always great to welcome back the great commenter Sheridan without whom The Bulldog wouldn’t be half as interesting. I should put him on retainer. Come to think of it, I should put me on retainer. Here the mighty Sheridan … Continue reading

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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. It’s the No. 1 way to remain current on insider political knowledge, journalism, trends and the latest gossip. Come back again and again. Politics and … Continue reading

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GREAT BIG CITY: Best In Urban, Planning, Design News

Love cities? Can’t get enough of them? Well if you are reading The Bulldog, we have a major focus on cities and that carries on in Great Big City. Great Big City features the latest, cutting-edge information in real-time on … Continue reading

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BULLDOG PEOPLE: All The Stars Come Out

What are all the beautiful people doing? You know … the showbiz types, the people that the public just can’t get enough of. Here’s a chance to find out. Bulldog People brings you the best in celebrity news from the best … Continue reading

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Run For Your Life On LRT, Jim Watson

That dull roar you hear in the distance is the sound of sensible shoes on pavement as old west end residents march on Ottawa City Hall carrying axes and scythes looking for the mayor. Run for your life, Jim Watson. … Continue reading

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City Website Returns

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Ottawa.ca has now been restored, however, there may be delays in refresh times for some internet service providers. We are confident that no corporate or resident information was compromised as a … Continue reading

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Warren Kinsella Still Punditing

I’m always surprised when some big important guy is caught reading The Bulldog. No I don’t mean Mayor Jim Watson, our loyalist reader. Nor former mayor Larry O’Brien who spits when he hears the two words Ken and Gray. O’Brien … Continue reading

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City Website Still Down

As of 7:52 a.m. Saturday morning, the City of Ottawa website (ottawa.ca) was still down. It looks as though it was hacked late Friday. No word on when it will be working again.

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City Of Ottawa Site Hacked

This is how the City of Ottawa Internet homepage looked last evening after hackers got at it. — It appears the City of Ottawa site has been hacked. Friday night it was only carrying a message saying the site had … Continue reading

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Byron Park In Jeopardy: Residents

This is a release from the Neighbours For Smart Western Rail: Dear Neighbours, Our community has been loud and clear about our commitment to protecting Byron Linear Park, the wonderful pedestrian artery of our community. Hundreds have spoken up about the negative … Continue reading

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We Did Right Things At Level Crossing: City

These are two releases from the City of Ottawa on the level-crossing controversy on lines north of Barrhaven. Click on the highlighted words to see them below:

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NCC Compromise Gets LRT Wrong Again

The correct route for Ottawa’s troubled light-rail line. Carling Avenue. — Doesn’t anybody at the City of Ottawa or the National Capital Commission get it? You put light rail through commercial, high-density residential or retail areas. Not through old areas … Continue reading

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NCC Proposes Rochester Field LRT

This is a release by the National Capital Commission: Following its Board meeting this week, the National Capital Commission (NCC) has requested that the City of Ottawa include the Rochester Field–Richmond Road alignment in its ongoing environmental assessment study for … Continue reading

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Big Stuff On Parkway Light Rail

Big stuff is happening this morning. I bet Mayor Jim Watson is on pins and needles. Here’s hoping the NCC recommends putting it somewhere other than the Macdonald Parkway and the city doesn’t slap it on the Byron Linear Park. … Continue reading

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The Mayor As Puppet

Mayor Jim Watson touting Movember. He never looked so life-like. — First the Bobbleheads, now The Puppet. Sounds a bit like a horror movie doesn’t it. The movie-makers tried to get some of the Watson Party councillors to participate in … Continue reading

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Why All The Watson?

People have been wondering about this. Why so much comment on His Worship? Well, he’s the only one speaking these days. Perhaps the other councillors have been cowed by his tactics. It would be nice if some of the other … Continue reading

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Say It Ain’t So, Warren Kinsella

Oh this is a travesty. The Bulldog uses a lot of posts from Liberal pundit Warren Kinsella’s blog. Now the rascal is considering running in the 2015 federal election. Eek. First we lose Katie Hobbs for material, now the ultimate … Continue reading

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Watson’s Baseball Folly

The Ottawa Champions have named their new manager, former Major League Baseball great Hal Lanier. You have to be a certain vintage to remember Lanier. That was my earliest vintage. Somehow the 18-34 age bracket might have missed him Good … Continue reading

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Get Real, Andrew Cohen

Someone really needs to tell Citizen columnist Andrew Cohen that $80 million is a lot of money. That’s how much money the federal government is throwing at the Canada Science and Technology Museum to repair it and bring it up … Continue reading

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Chaudiere Project A Go

This is a release from Windmill Development Group: Windmill Development Group has received the green light to proceed with its plans to transform the former Domtar lands into an accessible and breathtaking sustainability showpiece for the region. At their Council meeting … Continue reading

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Santa Parade To Disrupt Traffic

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Along with toys and goodies, Santa Claus may be delivering minor traffic disruptions on Saturday, November 22, starting at 11 a.m. during the 2014 Help Santa Toy Parade. The City of … Continue reading

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Bulldog Commenting Made Easier

We have rid The Bulldog of the dreaded captcha … you know, the funny letters you must fill in after you have commented to confirm you are not a spammer. That protects The Bulldog from being overwhelmed by automated spam. … Continue reading

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Gourlay Piles Up The Plaques

David Gourlay tweeted out this honour late Monday evening.  — It has been another great day for president David Gourlay of the Ottawa Champions Baseball Club. If you check the picture above, you will notice that Gourlay’s name is gracing … Continue reading

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The Order of Ottawa Spin

So on Monday at the bylaw factory on Laurier Avenue, the David Gourlay Order of Ottawa post on this city’s foremost news site named after a dog was the talk of the gathered politicos and public servants. From the highest … Continue reading

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Dave Smith Or Gourlay: You Be The Judge

Your agent did a little run-through on the recipients for Mayor Jim Watson’s Order of Ottawa (friends edition) and noticed a glaring omission. Dave Smith. The proprietor of the landmark Nate’s Deli, who has raised more than $100 million for … Continue reading

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