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Here’s The Budget Timetable

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The City of Ottawa has finalized key dates for the 2015 budget timetable and multi-ward public consultations.

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It’s Official. City Committee Heads Set

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: City Council today approved the new team of individuals who will lead and serve on Ottawa’s committees and boards, and who will serve as Deputy Mayors for the 2014-2018 Term of … Continue reading

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Harder Gets Website Right: Worth Repeating

Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder last week certainly got the City of Ottawa website correct. The website is a nightmare for search. That search engine screams futility when it comes to the most basic requests for information. Mayor Jim Watson defends … Continue reading

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The Badly Flawed Governance Report

This is an email from avid Bulldog reader Andrew Zenner. Zenner has gone over the governance report with a fine-tooth comb: There are a number of issues in the massive 289-page Omnibus governance bill that is being brought to council … Continue reading

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Ottawa Plays Fiscal Shell Game

This is the excellent Bulldog commenter Sheridan on the post Do Nothing: City’s Best Option: Excellent analysis regarding Mayor Jim Watson’s spin on city spending. Watson often falls back on this retort: “how are we to pay for that?,” as if … Continue reading

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Municipality Updates Hacked City Site

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Over the weekend, there were issues with the City of Ottawa’s website, ottawa.ca. The website is currently online. There were no security breaches or loss of resident or City data. City … 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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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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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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City Seeks Committee Members

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Residents of Ottawa who are 18 years and over are invited to put their expertise and knowledge to work by becoming a volunteer member on one of the City’s committees or … Continue reading

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Kirkpatrick On Shooting, Lockdown

This is a City of Ottawa internal memo written by city manager Kent Kirkpatrick to staff and obtained by The Bulldog: Message to employees following downtown shooting Following the events that took place yesterday in Ottawa’s downtown core, I want … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Moffatt Gets Tough On Green-Bin Woes

When problems appeared at the Airport Parkway pedestrian bridge, there was much tub-thumping about how heads would roll because politicians and senior staff were so furious about what had happened. But somehow the aforementioned heads didn’t roll. Now with the … Continue reading

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Are You Happy With City Staff Performance? Vote

Now that we are finished evaluating Mayor Watson’s term in the previous post, there’s another little task below. How did you think city staff, from the top to bottom, performed? Despite the high profile of politicians, the real governing of … Continue reading

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City Pleads Guilty On Environmental Charge

This is a City of Ottawa internal document obtained by The Bulldog: Mayor Watson and Members of Council,   Further to my e-mail of January 8th, 2014 below, the purpose of this correspondence is to provide Council with an update … Continue reading

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Downtown Moves Wins Awards

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Downtown Moves, the plan for how people will move around Ottawa’s downtown core in the future, has won four awards from national, international and regional planning associations.

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Finally, Orgaworld Audit To Be Revealed

A suspicious person might say that news of the settlement in the contract arbitration between the City of Ottawa and Orgaworld would be something the city would want to trumpet. In fact, news of the settlement became apparent on Sunday … Continue reading

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City Creates Child-Care Registry

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Finding child care within the city of Ottawa just got easier with the introduction of a new online service where parents can access a centralized registry that makes it easy to … Continue reading

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Your Taxes Are Due

This is a release by the City of Ottawa: Ottawa property owners are reminded that the payment on the final property tax bill, which was mailed out in late May, is due on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

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City’s Airport Parkway Bridge Suit

This is the legal paperwork surrounding the City of Ottawa’s claim against WSP Canada, formerly Genivar, in regards to the Airport Parkway Bridge problems. Just click on the highlighted type below:

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Watson’s $1M Party: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Ron Corbett (filling in for regular Afternoon Edition host Rob Snow) and The Bulldog’s Ken Gray discuss Mayor Jim Watson’s $1 million ideas forum for the 2017 150th anniversary celebration marking Confederation. A million bucks ain’t a million bucks … Continue reading

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City Raises $519,000 For UW

This is a release from the United Way: City employees were applauded by City Council after raising $519,007 for the United Way/Centraide of Ottawa through the 2013 Employee Campaign. The money was raised through pledge form donations, as well as … Continue reading

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Reader Gets Laugh Over City Light-Rail Move

Facebook Bulldog reader Lee Bourdon has a straight-forward comment on light-rail down National Capital Commission parkways:

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