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Oh Come On: Whopper Watch

The issue concerning a party hosted by Ashcroft Homes for Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs is not about criticizing tenants for living in condos. Not even close. Hobbs has made an issue of saying she is not tight with developers. Then … Continue reading

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Pols Should Appear To Be Independent

Some wise words from Katherine Graham of Carleton University on the practice of municipal politicians taking campaign donations from developers. Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs has stirred the pot on the issue be linking an election party to support from Ashcroft … Continue reading

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Hobbs Is Guilty Of Nothing

Has Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs done something illegal? Certainly not. Has she exercised bad judgment? Most certainly yes. Hobbs has the email address on an election party circular that looks as though it is from Ashcroft Homes. Ashcroft is building … Continue reading

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Calling Saudi Arabia

Sure The Bulldog picks up a page view or two every day from Britain or France or Singapore or the like. Perhaps ex-pat Ottawans in foreign lands. But here’s a new one for you. Your agent noticed 11 page views … Continue reading

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Hobbs RSVP Address Interesting

This is an invitation to a gathering being held by Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs. As pointed out by a Hintonburg tweep, the email address to RSVP for the party is interesting. Old west end community activist Randy Gordon sent the … Continue reading

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Kate And Jim, Together Again

Talk about the Odd Couple. A combination of signs in Kitchissippi. — Mayor Jim Watson and Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs are the closest of political allies. Unknown is if Watson believes she is a good councillor (though that’s what he’ll … Continue reading

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Hobbs And The Developers

This is an email from avid Bulldog reader Randy Gordon: At the Kitchissippi all Candidates meeting last week in Champlain Park, Councillor Katherine Hobbs started off by trying to dispel “rumours” that she was in the pocket of developers. I found this … Continue reading

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Whoa … An Endorsement Tweet

Twitter big-hitter DenVan is all tingly about the recent Kitchissippi Bulldog endorsement. Here’s his tweet below:

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Independent Bulldog Turns Two Today

Many thank you’s to the great readership and commenters on The Bulldog. Your support has kept The Bulldog healthy as this news site celebrates its second birthday as an independent entity. Freedom of speech is alive and well here. On Sept. … Continue reading

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Anybody But Hobbs In Kitchissippi

This is vintage Katherine Hobbs. The Kitchissippi councillor recently came out in support of a 12-storey mammoth condo project at Island Park Drive and Wellington Street. Just one problem. The community design plan, for which many city officials and community … Continue reading

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Byron Park Entrance Agreement Extended

This is an email sent to me by community activist Kevin O’Donnell concerning the temporary driveway across the Byron linear park from the Ashcroft development on the former lands of Les Soeurs de la Visitation convent. It is used by … Continue reading

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Katherine Hobbs In Trouble

Hey, the big guns on Twitter are happy with The Bulldog:

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Hobbs Exploits The Power Of The Pooch

We here at The Bulldog know how important it is to feature a cute puppy to garner attention. Why our whole site is named after the droop-lipped canine. So here at The Bulldog, we respect dogs. Apparently so does our … Continue reading

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You Built It Hobbs, You Fix It

Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs appears concerned about cut-through traffic in residential areas from main arterial roads. Perhaps Hobbs and city planners should have been concerned about this when they extremified the old west end with huge towers. Traffic problems are … Continue reading

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Mayor’s PR Machine Never Sleeps

So as the green-bin scandal whirled around Ottawa City Hall, what was our Mayor Jim Watson doing? What else? Handing out a plaque. Another grip-and-grin photo. Business as usual. The man is relentless. Why and Katie Hobbs was there. A … Continue reading

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Hobbs Touts Light-Rail Detour Change

Oh lookie here. What would be a holiday weekend in Ottawa be when absolutely no one is home (‘cept The Bulldog and a few shut-ins) without an emailed newsletter from the God, queen and empress of Kitchissippi Katie Hobbs. Hello … Continue reading

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Baltz Tackles Hobbs

Hintonburg community activist Jay Baltz takes on Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs in this email to The Bulldog. A mismatch to be sure: Saw your post on this (Hobbs Finds Bus Detour ‘Solutions’). Worse, maybe, than sending the announcement out on election … Continue reading

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Hobbs Finds Bus-Detour ‘Solutions’

So what is one of the most controversial topics in Ottawa at present? Why the bus detour down Scott Street made necessary because of light-rail construction down the Transitway. The neighbours are up in arms. So when does Kitchissippi Councillor … Continue reading

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Hobbs, Watson, Bloess: What Could Go Wrong?

That rare triple Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs, Mayor Jim Watson and Innes Councillor Rainer Bloess, will join Thursday to show Ottawans how to make suggestions for the city’s celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. The municipality has set aside $1 … Continue reading

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Urgent! Urgent! 2017 News

Here is the earth-shattering news Thursday on how to participate in Ottawa’s 2017 planning. This has occurred as advertised in a Bulldog previous post: Prior to this Sunday’s 2017 Ideas Forum, Mayor Jim Watson joined Councillors Rainer Bloess and Katherine Hobbs, … Continue reading

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No News? Why Here’s A Top 10 List

The summer news doldrums have started a bit early this year. Ottawa City Hall has the pulse rate of a rock. Why could it be because a municipal election is approaching? No news is good news when you want to … Continue reading

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Hobbs Should Get Condo Right

Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs has been telling anyone who will listen that if a 12-storey condo is not built on the northeast corner of Island Park Drive and Wellington Street, the land will remain a stagnant, undeveloped lot for years. … Continue reading

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A Rare Victory For Smart Planning

It has been a long time since The Bulldog has been able to write this, but congratulations to planning committee and its chairman Peter Hume. The members voted down a project at Island Park Drive and Wellington Street where the … Continue reading

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Planning Gets Tough In West End: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Ron Corbett, filling in for Rob Snow, and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss controversial planning issues in Wellington West on The Bulldog segment of the Afternoon Edition. The listen to the podcast of the broadcast, go to the player … Continue reading

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Hobbs Gets Planning Wrong

Claridge Homes got a legal opinion on a motion brought forth by Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs.  — As usual Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs did not think through the motion she presented to the city finance committee on Tuesday. Hobbs proposed … Continue reading

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