Tag Archives: City of Ottawa

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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City, Via Rail Too Tired To Work

The scene last September at the Woodroffe Avenue Transitway-Via Rail crossing.   — Take two tired organizations and put them together at Woodroffe Avenue crossing of the OC Transpo Transitway and Via Rail and you get a collection of errors that … Continue reading

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Group Protests City Incursion Into Stony Swamp

This is a release from the Greenspace Alliance: The City of Ottawa is proposing to turn a 2-lane road through Stony Swamp, a Provincially Significant Wetland, into a 4-lane divided highway, and the National Capital Commission is allowing it to … Continue reading

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What Kirkpatrick’s Contract Tells Us

City manager Kent Kirkpatrick is a nice man heroically fighting through a major disability to perform his job. He deserves much credit for that. However during a month in which the Ontario Municipal Board tore a strip off the Ottawa … Continue reading

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131 Seniors Fall Through City Cracks: Reader

This is an email from Bulldog reader Earle Rheaume: Ken, Even after City Council approved and staff implemented policy changes in 2011, 131 low income seniors fell through the cracks and continue to be without appropriate services and benefits. City solicitor/clerk … Continue reading

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Windmill Releases Chaudiere Consultation

Windmill Developments has released the results of its Dec. 11 public consultations on its Chaudiere Islands project. The click on the hotkeyed document below:

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City Told To Make Transpo/Rail Crossings Safe

This is a City of Ottawa memo: Sent on behalf of M. Rick O’Connor, City Clerk and Solicitor Mayor, Chair Deans and Members of Council and the Transit Commission, I am writing to advise that, earlier today, the Employment and Social … Continue reading

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Ottawa Planning Lobby Revealed

Community activist Kevin O’Donnell (@ODonnell_K) has produced a fascinating interactive graph showing the lobbying of the City of Ottawa’s planning committee. The link to the graph is below:

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Are You Happy With The City? Bulldog Poll

Here is your chance to talk back to Ottawa City Hall. — Here is your opportunity to express your feelings about the City of Ottawa’s performance. Do you think the mayor, Ottawa City Council and city staff have been doing … Continue reading

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Jim Watson: More Management, Less Tweet

This is infuriating. Mayor Jim Watson is asking the review of the bridge fiasco (Which one? The Airport Parkway? Strandherd-Armstrong? Hazeldean Road?) to name names of city employees who made errors. Bulldog Ottawa will name some. Let’s start with Jim Watson. Why? … Continue reading

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An Unresponsive City: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss why the city isn’t listening to your concerns. The podcast for the Afternoon Edition Bulldog segment is below:

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City Considered Canal For ’70s Freeway

This comment perhaps reflects the depth of resentment among some residents about the lack of meaningful consultation between the city and its residents. This complaint comes from the history books. Still it is a fascinating bit of history: Hi Ken, … Continue reading

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Budget Stamped, Details Follow

This is a release from the City of Ottawa. Sorry for the paid-political-announcement-style lead-in to the facts: City Council has approved the Budget for 2014 that delivers a 1.9 per cent tax change – the lowest change in seven years, … Continue reading

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City Hall Compensation Probed

2014_compensation_backgrounder Here is at least part of the compensation information Kanata resident Peter J. Clark has been seeking. — Bulldog reader Peter J. Clark has done his budget homework on compensation at Ottawa City Hall. Hi Ken, The City has … Continue reading

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Internal City Memo: TMP Plans

This a letter and highlights package sent to Ottawa city councillors on Friday concerning future moves on the Transportation Master Plan:

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City Auditor General Woes: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow talks with Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray about the optics of hiring a new auditor general from within the ranks of Ottawa city staff. Recently a city panel picked deputy treasurer Ken Hughes to be the municipality’s new … Continue reading

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You Can Debate The City Budget

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The City of Ottawa’s 2014 draft budget was tabled on October 23. The public will have the opportunity to learn more about and comment on the proposed budget by attending one … Continue reading

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City Holds Budget Increase To 1.9 Per Cent

This is a release from the City of Ottawa. These are the city budget highlights: Today City Council tabled Draft Budget 2014, which delivers a stable financial plan that respects taxpayers’ expectations of its municipal government to live within its … Continue reading

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A Light-Rail Job Too Many

The Citizen’s Joanne Chianello writes a solid column on the problems on the deputy city manager Nancy Schepers side of city staff. Bulldog Ottawa has been banging away on this topic for awhile which, logically, has not been received well … Continue reading

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City Named In Top Employer Survey

This is a release from the City of Ottawa. No word if a rigorous survey of taxpayer attitudes toward the city was done: For the third consecutive year, the City of Ottawa has been named as one of the Top … Continue reading

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Bulldog Blacklist Officially Lifted

The news releases started streaming in on Thursday, a week after the City of Ottawa announced it was blacklisting Bulldog Ottawa from receiving communications department material. As well, phone calls were being answered and information was obtained from the city … Continue reading

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Ethics Of City Blacklist: Bulldog On CFRA

Rob Snow’s Afternoon Edition was instrumental in getting the ball rolling to stop the blacklisting of Bulldog Ottawa by the City of Ottawa. On Friday he had Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray on the CFRA show to discuss the issue:

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City Backs Down On Bulldog Blacklist

The City of Ottawa has relented and will put Bulldog Ottawa back on its email list for news releases. As well, the communications department will answer phone calls from the news site. Soon … no date has been sent … … Continue reading

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J-Source Takes On Bulldog Ottawa Blacklisting

J-Source.ca has examined the blacklisting of Bulldog Ottawa by the City of Ottawa. — One of the leading Canadian publications for journalism professionals has addressed the issue of the City of Ottawa communications department’s blacklisting of Bulldog Ottawa. J-Source.ca, The … Continue reading

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