“Free The Falls.”
The multi-purpose Rideau Canal … the soul of Ottawa.
Toronto Star columnist Christopher Hume has devoted a series of articles to the 10 things he dislikes about Toronto.
So we here at The Bulldog were so appalled by Hume’s negativity that we decided to hold off on the 10 bad things about Ottawa … until Wednesday.
Today we are all sweetness and light and will discuss our 10 favourite things about Ottawa:
Ottawa, February 24, 2015 – Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited Corp. (TSX:DRM), today announced details of one of Canada’s largest urban renewal master-planned projects, the revitalization of the industrial lands on the Chaudière and Albert Islands, and the downtown Gatineau riverfront.
Bulldog reader and community activist Randy Gordon was eager to see this letter posted on his take on the usefulness of the Prince of Wales Bridge.
Who am I to argue?
It appears that a city proposal to convert a 135-year-old rail bridge, the Prince of Wales bridge, linking Ottawa and Gatineau into a pedestrian and cycling crossing has disappeared from the city’s website. Gee it was even mentioned in the mayor’s State of the City address last week.
This is a release from Canadian Heritage. It features the program for 2015 Winterlude:
The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today unveiled the official program for Winterlude 2015.
Winterlude will run from January 30 to February 16, 2015, with festivities taking place at three official sites: Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau and the Rideau Canal Skateway and Confederation Park in Ottawa. A wide range of activities will also be presented by partners at other venues around Canada’s Capital Region.
This is a release from Windmill Development Group:
Windmill Development Group has received the green light to proceed with its plans to transform the former Domtar lands into an accessible and breathtaking sustainability showpiece for the region.
At their Council meeting Tuesday evening, Ville de Gatineau councillors unanimously approved Windmill’s redevelopment plans for the brownfield site, which straddles Chaudière and Albert Islands and the adjacent riverfront in downtown Gatineau. Ottawa City Council approved Windmill’s plans onOctober 8th.
“We couldn’t be happier with the Council’s reaction to our proposal,” said Rodney Wilts, Partner, Windmill Development Group. “We’ve been very encouraged by the support from the Council and planning staff.”
This is a release from the National Capital Commission:
From October 27th to October 30th, motorists can expect localized lane closures on the Champlain Bridge between 9 am and 3 pm, due to regular maintenance and HOV sign replacement work. Flag persons and cones will be in place to direct traffic.
The National Capital Commission (NCC) urges motorists to exercise caution and to respect working crews, and obey signage and flag persons at the site.
People such as Mayor Jim Watson and local Liberal MP and cabinet minister Madeleine Meilleur effectively killed such a bridge option at Kettle Island and are studying a truck tunnel through downtown which, of course, will never fly.