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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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Help The Bulldog Be The Best

Look we’re not complaining here at Bulldog Ottawa and Bulldog Canadian.  But we would like a bit of help from you, the reader. Our pageview count has jumped from around 81,000 a week during the first half of last December … Continue reading

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The Bulldogs Top 120,000 Pageviews A Week

A great big thank you to all the people out there who follow Bulldog Ottawa and Bulldog Canadian.

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Ottawa Almost Lost Its Bulldog

Thank you for your patience on Wednesday as Bulldog Ottawa experienced terrible technical problems and was not operating for most the day. Your agent awoke in the morning to a site that had just disappeared from the ether. Apparently the … Continue reading

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We’re On Holidays, But We’re Not

First off, the best of the season from Bulldog Ottawa and Bulldog Canadian. We’re going on holiday until Jan. 6 but you can still get some of the Bulldog features to which you’ve become accustomed. All of our news and … Continue reading

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City Hall Defies The Public

Detours for light-rail construction didn’t get a fair public hearing. — Contrition. That’s something you don’t hear very often from the City of Ottawa. This from Nancy Schepers, the head of Ottawa’s light-rail project and deputy city manager, on the … Continue reading

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Reader Baffled By Hobbs’ LRT Response

This is an email exchange between avid Bulldog Ottawa reader Randy Gordon and Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs’ office concerning the propose Cleary light-rail station: Ken This a recent exchange I have had with Hobb’s office on the proposed new stations … Continue reading

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Huh, Katherine Hobbs?

Does anyone have the faintest idea what is going on here? This is a release, we think, from the inimitable Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs that landed in the Bulldog’s mailbox: I know my friends in the media weren’t all that impressed … Continue reading

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Rick Chiarelli’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

Ahhh, fireworks over Nepean. Is there anything finer? — Oh yes, it’s that time of year again. Get ready to stick this under the magnet on the fridge door. It’s time for College Councillor Rick Chiarelli’s Non-Alcoholic Rockin’ New Year’s … Continue reading

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Cisco Funding Was Right: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss the Ontario government’s funding incentives to bring Cisco jobs to Ottawa and the province as a whole. To hear the Bulldog segment on Snow’s Afternoon Edition, click on the podcast player below:

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Hobbs Plays Hardball

Well, there is one thing of which we can be certain with the surprising Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs. The councillor will be playing hardball with her new electoral opponent Jeff Leiper. Hobbs has already said she has money for an … Continue reading

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Does Ottawa Still Have A Baseball Deal?

Bulldog Ottawa is just throwing this out there, but consider it. If the Can-Am League, which the city has an agreement with for a franchise in 2015, is now operating as a division of the independent American Association because it … Continue reading

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What Jim Watson’s Parents Would Do

The always interesting @SouthMarch has an interesting proposition for Mayor Jim Watson in this tweet:

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uOttawa Profs Go To Experts Olympics

This is a release from the University of Ottawa: The Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) will welcome two of uOttawa’s very own experts, professors Benoit Séguin and Milena Parent, as lecturers for the Masters in Sports Administration (MSA) program.

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Don’t Send More Tax Money To Inept Cities

Cities need to get their management acts together before the province throws billions of dollars at them for transit improvements. — Bulldog Ottawa supports light rail and good transit. But entrusting the gong show that is Toronto politics and City … Continue reading

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Get OC Transpo Safety Right

Keeping our transit system safe isn’t about how many special constables Calgary or Edmonton has. It’s about how many we need. Does Ottawa require more constables because this city has more transit users? Or do more transit users mean more … Continue reading

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Lane Closure On Highway 174

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Beginning at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, the west bound left lane of Highway 174 near the Jeanne D’Arc Boulevard overpass will be closed. This lane closure will be in … Continue reading

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City Sledding Hills Open

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The City of Ottawa has opened its 56 approved sledding hills. Outdoors enthusiasts are invited to sled while weather and hill conditions permit, and to keep personal safety in mind while … Continue reading

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Readers Condemn City Hall: Bulldog Poll

Bulldog readers would like much better performance at Ottawa City Hall. — So how’s Ottawa City Hall doing? Well the readership of Bulldog Ottawa has spoken loudly. Readers voted overwhelmingly that the mayor, council and city staff should be doing … Continue reading

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Peter Hume’s Campaign Donations

Toronto has banned donations from developers and unions to civic political campaigns. Bulldog Ottawa has strongly advocated for a similar ban for the nation’s capital. But no such luck. Mayor Jim Watson has enacted a lot of governance legislation but … Continue reading

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Huge War Ice Sculpture To Be Built For Winterlude

This is a release from the Department of Canadian Heritage which has taken over administration of Winterlude from the National Capital Commission:

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Watson Reacts To Bus Detours: Top-10 List

Here are the top 10 things Mayor Jim Watson said when he heard residents wanted to debate $74-million in light-rail plan bus detours: 1. What would Larry O’Brien do? 2. Don’t bug me, I’m tweeting. 3. Funny, no one mentioned it … Continue reading

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So Where’s The Audit?

Bulldog Ottawa’s spies are usually frank, truthful, caring, open and inclusive with your agent. But on the withheld and completed Orgaworld audit, the last act of outgoing auditor general Alain Lalonde (a very good man, by the way), our sources are being … Continue reading

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Hobbs Has Westboro Rising

Avid Bulldog reader Randy Gordon looks at the current state of development in the old west end: Ho Ho Ho – Need More Dough I think I have now discovered how the City is trying to recoup its loses from … Continue reading

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Light-Rail Land Purchases: Internal City Memo

This is an internal email from the City of Ottawa obtained by Bulldog Ottawa. Deputy city manager Nancy Schepers outlines the progress of land sales for the light-rail project. However she does not say how much money has been spent … Continue reading

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