Tag Archives: Katherine Hobbs

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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Hobbs Makes Twitter Waves

Here is some feedback on Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs from Twitter:

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Claridge Opposes Hobbs Brownfields Motion

This is a letter from Claridge Homes to the mayor and city councillors obtained by The Bulldog: From: Neil Malhotra Subject: Brownfields Date: May 5, 2014 at 4:23:44 PM EDT To:mayor and councillors  Claridge Homes is opposed to the motion … Continue reading

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How To Get Hobbs Elected

This used to happen to the late Kitchissippi Councillor Shawn Little during election campaigns. A large number of residents of the ward were unhappy with councillor’s work. So when municipal election campaigns began, a herd of candidates signed on to … Continue reading

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Hobbs, Again

The tweeps are back at it again. They’re still fuming about The Bulldog post What Is Hobbs’ Constituency? On Wednesday, the tweeps went wild about taxpayers paying the whole tab for brownfields cleanup a la Hobbs. So here are another couple … Continue reading

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Hobbs Strikes Again

Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs doesn’t understand the word ‘precedent’. First she wants to give the Mizrahi Developments project at 1445 and 1451 Wellington Street a precedent-setting 12-storey building exemption. The new Wellington West Community Design plan only allows for six … Continue reading

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Hobbs Raises A Stink

Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs is always good for a controversy. The Bulldog post What Is Hobbs’ Constituency? raised the blood pressure of a number of people on Twitter. To see the tweets on the topic. see below:

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Hobbs On Heavy Rotation

Isn’t it interesting that posts on The Bulldog concerning Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs are getting better readership than those of old political grandmaster Mayor Jim Watson. Perhaps even this gratuitous post you’re reading now.

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