Where Did The Westboro Convent Go?

conventLes Soeurs de la Visitation convent is lurking behind a soon-to-be-completed condo.

The contentious Les Soeurs de la Visitation convent on Richmond Road in Westboro has rather close quarters.

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I Bike, I Vote, Cycling Group Says

Citizens For Safe Cycling has released its platform directed at the Oct. 27 municipal election.

The platform is below:

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NCC Board Meeting On Tuesday

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

Canada’s Capital Region — The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites members of the public and the media to attend its public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at the NCC’s headquarters.

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The Draft For Allan Hubley: Whopper Watch

Hubley

Hubley

No one is drafted to run in a federal riding.

Usually some party brass come forward to try to encourage a person to run and the leadership generally finds a way to get the person they want nominated. No great rising of the masses of Kanata is likely to demand that Kanata South Councillor Allan Hubley run federally. It’s usually a quiet dinner with a few executives.

Nevertheless here is Hubley pondering if he should run federally … just as he is running for council right now.

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You Can Vote By Proxy

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

Any elector who is unable to vote in the municipal election on October 27, or on any of the Advance Vote Days, can appoint a proxy to cast a ballot on his or her behalf, starting at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 12.  

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City Has Mickey Mouse Operation: Reader

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O’Brien

Great commenter Sheridan took on the pressing issue of whether Jim Watson is a better mayor than Larry O’Brien.

To best understand Sheridan’s comments, please read this post first: Why Watson Is Better Than Larry O’Brien.

Here’s Sheridan:

“Don’t you miss pictures like this one?” Yes, I certainly do, because those were the days when the Ottawa Senators reached the Stanley Cup finals:

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Be Prepared For Road Closures

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

The City of Ottawa reminds residents to plan ahead when travelling across the city by car, bike or transit. There are numerous activities taking place across the city this weekend as well as ongoing construction projects. Some activities will result in full or partial road closures.

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NCC CEO Wants LeBreton Developed Privately: Podcast

Kristmanson

Kristmanson

National Capital Commission CEO Mark Kristmanson dropped a blockbuster of an announcement at a speech to the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning.

Kristmanson floated the trial balloon that the NCC would soon be making a major announcement on the future of LeBreton Flats. As well, he talked of a major component of the project coming from the private sector.

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Carleton Gets $10-Million Gift

This is a release from Carleton University:

The Wesley and Mary Nicol Charitable Foundation kicked off the campaign Thursday to fund a new building for Carleton University’s acclaimed Sprott School of Business with a gift of $10 million.

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Restore Weekly Garbage Pickup: Darren Wood

This is a release from the mayoral campaign of Darren Wood:

At the first council meeting at which any real work is done (2nd council meeting) I would enact part one of my platform. Keeping my promise to do the three key things I have been asked by the people of Ottawa to do since I started campaigning for the job of mayor.

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NCC Wants Private Sector Input at LeBreton

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

“Through its ability to plan on a long-term horizon, its commitment to innovation, the quality of its assets and the nature of its activities, the NCC brings a unique promise of value for Canada’s capital,” said Dr. Mark Kristmanson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the National Capital Commission (NCC), this morning at the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce’s “Eggs n’ Icons” breakfast.

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Create Landmark At LeBreton: NCC CEO

nccThis is the relevant portion of the speech given Thursday by National Capital Commission CEO Mark Kristmanson at the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce concerning redevelopment of LeBreton Flats.

Kristmanson said an announcement, perhaps including private-sector participation, on LeBreton Flats could be coming soon:

One such opportunity is the creation of a new signature development on the LeBreton Flats, which is a top priority for our Minister and for the NCC’s Board of Directors.

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Harper Discovers Lost Franklin Ship

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Harper

Kudos to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

All this time we thought Harper was too busy to attend arts event, but now we know why. He was busy discovering the lost ships of Sir John Franklin in Canada’s far north. The exploration expedition became stranded in 1846 ending in the deaths of 129 men.

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Reader Questions Royal Reproduction

This Bulldog reader says the Royals should stop having babies so they would be less of a burden on the Canadian taxpayer:

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Stop Whining, Bulldog: Tweep

Well I’m outraged. So too is the Dawg Pack.

You see Twitter Tweep good_robyn says it is time for Ken Gray and his fellow whiners to start their chorus after the Citizen ran a story about the Ashcroft temporary lane way across Byron linear park in Westboro.

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Oops, Media List Released By City In Error

ottawa logoWell, there are going to be a lot of angry local journalists out there.

The City of Ottawa, through releasing its media call list, just gave away a mountain of stories journalists are working on related to city hall.

Here is the city’s apology:

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City Releases Media Contact List

This list was released by the City of Ottawa.

It appears to have been sent accidentally by the city communications department and lists the media activity with which the municipality has dealt.

The list appears to be a lot of bookkeeping for something that should just happen automatically. Why do all these media contacts have to be recorded? Appears to be very excessive.

Rather like a make-work project. Why does the city have to record all these interviews and the like?

Here is this very interesting list:

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Why Watson Is Better Than Larry O’Brien: Top 10 List

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Don’t you miss pictures like this one?

Ahh, you never thought you’d see this in print, but it’s true.

The Bulldog thinks Mayor Jim Watson is better than someone else at something. In this case, it’s former mayor Larry O’Brien.

Read on my good Dawg Pack with a new Top 10 list. Enjoy this one, Your Worship.

Here are 10 reasons why Mayor Jim Watson is better than former mayor Larry O’Brien.

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It’s All About Jim

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Watson

How about a few real solutions, Jim Watson.

Watson, to much fanfare, has allocated $2 million for affordable housing. Does the mayor care about affordable housing? Not with $2 million he doesn’t.

Think for a moment … $2 million will buy you how many houses in Ottawa. Seven maybe. Now there are thousands of Ottawans in need of affordable housing. This measure is not about putting a dent in the affordable housing problem, but making it look like Watson is doing something about it.

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Debate Canada’s Iraq Move

Should Canada’s deployment of advisers in Iraq be brought to the House for debate as the NDP feels?

Well of course.

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Big Announcement Coming At Carleton?

This is a release from Carleton University. This is a heads up sent to the city’s media:

Sept. 9, 2014

Carleton to Make Special Announcement about the University’s Future

Media are invited to attend a special announcement regarding Carleton University’s future on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.

When: Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at 11 a.m.

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Lees Avenue Gets New Bridge: Time Lapse

Oops. Lees Avenue no longer has a Highway 417 overpass.

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If you were wondering why you were held up in Highway 417 traffic on the weekend, it was because the Lees Avenue overpass was being replaced.

In these two videos, time-lapse photography shows just how this was done.

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Princess Royal To Come To Canada

This is a release from the Prime Minister’s Office:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today welcomed the news that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has accepted the invitation from the Government of Canada to undertake a Royal Tour in 2014.

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One Of Franklin’s Ships Found

This is a release from the Prime Minister’s Office:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to announce the discovery of one of the ships belonging to the ill-fated Franklin Expedition which was lost in 1846:

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City Wins Coliseum Appeal

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

Mayor and Members of Council,

I am writing to advise that, earlier today, the Ontario Superior Court issued its decision allowing the City of Ottawa’s appeal of the $2.24 million commercial arbitration award made in favour of Coliseum Inc. on February 5, 2014.  The Court has allowed the City’s appeal, set aside the arbitration decision and awarded legal costs to the City of Ottawa.  I have attached a copy of the Court’s public ruling, for your reference.

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