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City Professionals Get Just Less Than 2% Over 3 Years

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

Mayor and Members of Council,

I am writing further to my earlier memo of May 20th, 2015, on the subject of the release of the CUPE 503 Inside/Outside interest arbitration award, in which I noted that the City was awaiting arbitration decisions in respect of the CUPE 503 (Part-Time Recreation and Culture), CUPE 503 (Aquatics) and Civic Institute of Professional Personnel collective agreements.

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City Opens Splash Pads

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

The City of Ottawa has opened the majority of its splash pads that will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through to September. To view splash pad locations, visit ottawa.ca.

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City Seeks Parking-Spots Feedback

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

Residents are invited to review a new discussion paper on proposed changes to the City By-law that sets out the minimum number of parking spots to be included in new developments or in existing buildings applying for change of use.

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Changes Recommended At Rail Crossing: Report

This is the report by Human Factors consultants prepared for the City of Ottawa concerning the Fallowfield Road-Via Rail level crossing.

It was written in response to Transport Canada safety concerns at the crossing.

The report is below:

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Debt: Mr. Two Per Cent No More

The Ottawa Sun has reported that the city’s debt is expected to triple over the decade based on projections for the end of this year.

The Bulldog had previously reported that the municipal debt had risen 21 per cent over the first two years of Mayor Jim Watson’s administration.

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City Reaches Deal With Plasco

This is a release from the City of Ottawa|:

Mayor and Members of Council,

This e-mail is a follow-up to my memorandum of April 23rd, 2015, regarding the status of a settlement with Plasco related to the $300,000 decommissioning security for its Demonstration Facility.  As referenced at Council earlier this morning, this will confirm that the City has now reached a settlement with Plasco and the Bank of Nova Scotia on the above-noted matter.

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ATU Membership Rejects City Contract Pact

This is an internal City of Ottawa document obtained by The Bulldog:

I am writing to provide an update on the tentative agreement reached between the City and ATU 279 bargaining teams for a renewal of their collective agreement. The President of ATU 279 has advised that the membership has rejected the tentative agreement, following a voting process that was completed earlier this evening.

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Influence Peddling At City Hall

This from Facebook on the failure of Ottawa City Council to ask the province for jurisdiction to deal with municipal corporate and union campaign contributions:

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City, Transit Union Reach Pact

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

Mayor Watson has asked me to inform you that, last night, the bargaining teams for the City of Ottawa and the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 279 (ATU 279), reached a tentative agreement for the early extension of their collective agreement, which would otherwise expire on March 31st, 2016.

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Wow, Ottawa Goes Existential


First on the agenda at FEDCO, a rather fundamental question.

Finance and Economic Development Committee appears to be getting into the realm of existential.

Above is the weekly email release from the city communications department on meeting times and a bit on agendas.

First on the runway for the committee is a question we’ve all asked at one time or another in a municipal kind of way: “Why Ottawa?”

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Team Says No To Early Sens Mile

go sens goThis is a release from the Ottawa Senators:

Dear Councillor,

Ottawa Senators President Cyril Leeder has reached out to Mayor Jim Watson and to Councillor Rick Chiarelli, thanking Ottawa City Council for its support for the team’s strong push to post-season play but asking that implementation of the Red Mile be deferred until after the Sens clinch a playoff spot – a tradition the Senators would like to maintain.

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The Miracle City Press Release

Who doesn’t believe in miracles?

Well I was skeptical about them until I saw this press release from Ottawa City Hall.

Here is a feel-good press release without a councillor or His Worship extolling the virtues of this and that. A miracle to be sure.

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City To Get Tough On E-Cigarettes

This is a release from city clerk and solicitor Rick O’Connor:

Mayor Watson, Chair Blais, Councillors and Members of the Transit Commission,

I am writing in respect of recent media reports regarding the use of e-cigarettes and “vaping” on OC Transpo buses and other City property.

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Auditor General To Report March 12

This is a release from the city’s auditor general’s office:

The Auditor General of the City of Ottawa, Ken Hughes, will table his annual report on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

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LRT To Be Buried Along Macdonald Parkway

light rail

This map provided by the NCC shows the route of the western extension of Ottawa’s light-rail project.

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

A Working Group comprised of representatives from the National Capital Commission (NCC) and the City of Ottawa has reached an agreement in principle that would allow the City’s western light rail transit (LRT) extension to be fully buried under the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. This integrated solution meets the NCC’s conditions and the City of Ottawa’s affordability requirements, while advancing the creation of a waterfront linear park.

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Freeze Cuts Water To 128 Properties

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

Sent on behalf of Dixon Weir, P.Eng., General Manager, Environmental Services

Dear Mayor Watson and Members of Council:

Please find attached a situational update on the City’s ongoing response to the frozen water service issue.

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