Tag Archives: Byron Avenue

Sorry, But It’s Time To Cut Senior City Salaries

The public should start looking at senior salaries at Ottawa City Hall. — Bulldog reader Doug took some time to send this along as a comment and many thanks for that. Still I disagree on his point: Doug says: April … Continue reading

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Forget Byron, Put Rail Down Carling: Reader

This Bulldog Ottawa reader says Byron light rail will cut the community in two. This very well-written email comes from a concerned Bulldog Ottawa reader who will be personally affected by the construction of western light rail: Hello Ken: I … Continue reading

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No Answer On Byron Light Rail

More than two weeks ago, Bulldog Ottawa asked Mayor Jim Watson where he would like to build western light rail. No answer. One would think the mayor is practising avoidance. City staff has already said publicly that it has eliminated … Continue reading

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Journalist Tweets Against Byron Light Rail

Journalist Jennifer Ditchburn sent this tweet along recently on her take concerning the city’s option of running western light rail down the Byron linear park. According to her Twitter ID, Ditchburn is a Canadian Press reporter on Parliament Hill and a … Continue reading

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Is He Juan Fremont Or King Dickie?

The tweep Juan Fremont is back on the hashtags. You’ll remember he was too good for Bulldog Ottawa. Funny … he sounds a lot like King Dickie from Bulldog times past.

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City Staff’s Light-Rail Strategy

Spent some time this week speaking with a veteran city hall observer and this person sees the city strategy on Byron versus Carling light rail as this:

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That Rumble You Hear Is The Byron Train

The perfect place for a high-speed light-rail line, according to staff, the Byron linear park. The impression I received on Tuesday night in a private conversation with a senior City of Ottawa planning official (before the enormous waste of time … Continue reading

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Tree Of Life Sculpture To Grace Westboro

Bulldog Ottawa would have preferred a sculpture of Newport owner Moe Atallah at this site, but this is very nice, too. This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Jennifer Stead is the winning artist of the public art … Continue reading

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An Offer To Debate Katherine Hobbs

Here is my response to Bulldog commenter John Wrigley about contacting Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs: I stood within one foot of her on Thursday night at the Order of Ottawa presentations and she didn’t say a word. I was in … Continue reading

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Anybody Know Of A Hobbs Meeting On Light Rail?

Here is Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs saying thank you to the voters of her ward post-election. This is an email exchange between two residents concerning Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs and light-rail transit that was forwarded to Bulldog Ottawa:

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We Await Light-Rail Word From Katherine Hobbs

This Bulldog Ottawa reader sent an email concerning my post on Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs’s vague position on light rail down the Byron linear park in her ward.

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Yoo-Hoo, Katherine Hobbs

Councillor Katherine Hobbs should get off her bike and drop us a line about the vital issue of light rail through her ward. Bulldog Ottawa asked politely for Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs’ position on the light rail down the Byron … Continue reading

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The Mystery Of Intensification (3)

Can anyone explain why the western light-rail proposal is being touted for the Byron linear park rather than Carling Avenue? Does it have anything to do with transportation at all?

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Heated Twitter Discussion On Light Rail, Wilkinson

Ottawa’s only commuter rail, the O-Train, keeps chuggin’ along. Here is how the discussion went on Wednesday on the KenGray Twitter page concerning a route for western light rail. In response to a letter of western rail activists, city transportation … Continue reading

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Builder Gets Temporary Access Across Byron Park

Here’s how construction looked at Les Soeurs de la Visitation convent a couple of weeks ago. To see a full gallery of shots on the construction, click here. The Byron linear park through the old west end certainly is taking … Continue reading

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Wilkinson Should Resign From Transportation Committee

It was bad enough that city staff sent to civic transportation committee a poorly researched document that essentially put the fix in for light-rail to be sent down the Byron linear park. Fortunately wiser heads prevailed with Mayor Jim Watson … Continue reading

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Wilkinson Rejects Carling Avenue Light Rail

Well, this didn’t take long. As soon as a coalition of residents asked for consultations on western light rail, transportation committee chairwoman Marianne Wilkinson rejected Carling Ave. as a route for the line, flying in the face of the local … Continue reading

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