Consultations Set For Widened Airport Parkway

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

The City of Ottawa initiated a study and is seeking public input to develop recommendations for the widening of the Airport Parkway between Brookfield Road and the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, and the widening of Lester Road from the Airport Parkway to Bank Street.

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Westboro No More

Hobbs

Hobbs

Now in this post, your agent is using Westboro in the broadest sense … perhaps correctly meaning the old west end but much more recognizable as Westboro to people from Orleans or Barrhaven. So stand down Hintonburgers.

Why does Westboro keep being abused?

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LRT Expropriation Figures Still Secret

The Bulldog has a new obsession … discovering what the City of Ottawa paid landowners for their expropriated properties in relation to the light-rail project.

It’s hard to imagine why the city doesn’t simply release the figures, but it doesn’t.

The idea that if one guy got that then another guy will want that too doesn’t wash. Most real estate people can tell you within about $30,000 what a particular property is worth.

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NIMBY’s A Bad Word: Bulldog Poll Results

bulldog pollDon’t be sayin’ no NIMBY ’round here.

That’s what the Dawg Pact said in Tuesday’s poll.

NIMBY is a word that should not be raised in planning talk, according to Bulldog readers.

For the poll results, see below:

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City Conducts Meatball LRT Planning

Watson

Watson

Anyone get the idea that the mammoth Phase 2 of Ottawa’s light-rail project is being put together on the back of an envelope?

That absurd idea of putting rail down the Macdonald Parkway where few people live is just meatball planning because of the 100-day detente between Minister John Baird (who is charge of the National Capital Commission) and Mayor Jim Watson?

That proper planning with consultations and detailed study has just been thrown out the window?

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NIMBY is a slur word

Here are more comments on NIMBY as a planning term:

Robert Roberts says:

January 19, 2015 at 5:29 PM

Citizens would like to feel that city hall is on their side. It is not. Citizen concerns are dismissed as NIMBYism.

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Canada’s UN Role In Iraq: Whopper Watch

The Citizen’s David Pugliese writes a brilliant article on Tuesday concerning Canadian Forces boots on the ground in Iraq.

Canadian commandos have been engaged in ground fighting despite the Conservative government saying we wouldn’t get involved in such a way.

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Should NIMBY Be Used In Planning Debates? Bulldog Poll

bulldog pollLast weekend the topic of NIMBYism was thoroughly discussed on The Bulldog.

But here’s an opportunity to express your views concerning the term used on people who live near to major projects and don’t want them.

Cast your vote: Should the acronym NYMBY be used in planning debates? And if you want to expand on your position, use the comment box at the bottom of the post.

You get one vote:

You can vote below:

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Fast Decries Buy America Restrictions

This is a release issued by Minister of International Trade Ed Fast

When you see measures such as this, it makes you wonder what’s the point of having a free-trade deal with the U.S.:

“On behalf of hard-working Canadians and businesses that are being harmed by protectionist U.S. Buy America legislation that imposes U.S. content requirements on a project at the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, we are disappointed by the State of Alaska’s decision not to seek a waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding these provisions.

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Don’t Cut Doctor Fees: Lawyer

Lawyer Bill Hunter is concerned about physicians pay cuts. Hunter addresses the issue with Liberal MPP Marie-France Lalonde:

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Does God Oppose Western LRT Route?

train200Foreign Minister John Baird doesn’t like it. National Capital Commission chairman Russ Mills doesn’t like it. The local MP and MPP don’t like it. Former councillor and mayoral candidate Clive Doucet doesn’t like it. Top urban planners don’t like it. And thousands of west-enders don’t like it.

Now a major church doesn’t like it and, with that, does that mean God doesn’t like it? After all, she is about the last person to be consulted on this issue.

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LRT Runs On City Land?

Will J. Kootch on Facebook asks this interesting question by way of Facebook and your friendly neighbourhood Bulldog.

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City Seeks Residential Rezoning

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

The City of Ottawa is undertaking a zoning review to determine appropriate locations for new, local commercial zones within residential neighbourhoods, and is seeking public input at an upcoming meeting on the proposed zoning regulations and the rezoning sites in six wards.

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NCC Board To Meet Tuesday

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites the public and the media to attend its public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at the NCC’s headquarters.

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Chianello On LRT: Whopper Watch

light railCitizen scribe Joanne Chianello weighed in on the troubled Ottawa light-rail project in a disjointed column on Saturday.

Here is one of the worst parts of the piece:

“But the light-rail system doesn’t just need money — it needs support from us, and a willingness to compromise. Few transit systems are perfect, and our LRT won’t be either, whether it’s a station that should have been here rather than there, or trees saved along the parkway versus trees on the Byron linear park. It will not be possible to please everyone.”

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John Baird’s Bad Day In Palestine

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird had shoes and eggs thrown at him after he met with Palestinian officials on Sunday.

Not your typical day in Ottawa West-Nepean.

The Guardian has video of the incident.

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Don Harron Remembered: Video

Actor, comedian and playwright Don Harron has died at age 90 of cancer.

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The Worst City Bylaws

lawIn the U.S. at least and certainly not overwhelmingly, residents have more faith in their municipal governments that any other level of government.

Sometimes that faith is unfounded.

Here are some of the worst municipal bylaws of the past year:

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Make Taxis More Competitive

New York taxis

New York taxis

Ottawa City Hall should be examining the public’s reasons behind its love affair with the Uber taxi system.

In other words, is Ottawa’s traditional cab system uncompetitive?

The public embracing Uber tells your agent that something is wrong. That the public is sick of paying high cab fares.

Here’s an example.

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Why Pipeline Projects Are Vital: Quotable

Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford has got it.

The Keystone XL pipeline controversy shows that Canada cannot rely on the U.S. to ship its oil.

To add to this argument with shale oil, the U.S. will soon become self-sufficient in energy and could become a major exporter of oil and natural gas. That means the U.S. will be a major competitor rather than a consumer of petroleum products.

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Frostbite Warning Issued

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has issued a Frostbite Warning to ensure people take appropriate precautions before going outside and to encourage homeless people to seek indoor shelter from the cold. This warning is in effect from overnight Friday January 16, 2015 until Saturday January 17, 2015.

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Saudi Flogging Concerns Canada

This is a release from the Department of Foreign Affairs:

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued the following statement regarding the punishment of 1,000 lashes and a 10-year prison sentence for a Saudi blogger:

“Canada is deeply concerned by the public flogging of Raif Badawi. This punishment is a violation of human dignity and freedom of expression, and we call for clemency in this case.

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Sheriff Watson Comes To Town: Toppy 10 List

Sheriff Jim

Sheriff Jim

Oh thar’s gangs out thar but they’ve a-met thar match. Sheriff Jim’s a-come a-town.

All those bad guys are a-runnin’ for da Gatyno Hills ’cause they know thar’s no reasonin’ with da Sheriff once he gets up a-head-uh steam.

Pity da poor varmint who stand ‘tween da Sheriff and justice. Lak’ standin’ ‘tween Mike Duffy and yer tasty viddles. Nevarr knew what hit ya.

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Totally Awesome, Tim Tierney

Sorry to centre you out here Tim Tierney but your tweet was sent to me by Twitter to encourage me to participate on the social medium.

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Baird Off To Israel, West Bank

This is a release from foreign affairs:

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that he will travel to Israel and the West Bank, where he will meet with senior government officials in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ramallah.

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