Tag Archives: Kitchissippi

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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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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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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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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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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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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Hobbs Fails Another Test

Relations between the Hintonburg Community Association and Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs have declined to such an extent that the association will conduct its own safety check of a bicycle path rerouted due to light-rail construction. The Women’s Initiative for Safer … Continue reading

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Hobbs, Constituent Exchange Emails

Here is an email exchange between Bulldog reader Randy Gordon and Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs: From Hobbs (all correspondence was on April 7, 2014) Randy, I have not been contacted nor am I aware of any application for the 747 … Continue reading

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Hobbs Gets Busy With Nothing

Ahhh, Katherine Hobbs. What are you doing? Is she solving the world hunger problem or making improvements to transit? Has she found a way to drill the light-rail tunnel faster? Or is she pondering infrastructure projects as a Kitchissippi councillor … Continue reading

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Why Hobbs Gets Silent Treatment

Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs says she’s getting the silent treatment from planning staff after she backed a tower at Island Park Drive and Wellington Street that was three to six storeys above the guidelines for the community design plan. The … Continue reading

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Hobbs On Guard For Thee: Whopper Watch

Here is the headline on Councillor Katherine Hobbs’ newsletter entitled Our Kitchissippi (which should really be called Her Kitchissippi). Protecting Our Neighbourhoods by Drawing a Line – a ‘Neighbourhood Line’ And here is the explanation of this noble protection from … Continue reading

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Hobbs: It’s Scott Detour, That’s That

For all you people who had hoped to speak to our city hall mandarins about the Scott Street detours and instead had to protest on a frigid, windy street corner in Kitchissippi, all your efforts have come to naught. Kitchissippi … Continue reading

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Hobbs Post Generates Fierce Debate

This week Bulldog Ottawa readers had a blast debating whether residents should boycott development public meetings. Your agent says they are just dog-and-pony shows where people go through the motions of listening to resident and then do what they please. … Continue reading

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A Hobbs Dog-And-Pony Show

For those of you who think these dog-and-pony shows mean anything (Bulldog Ottawa is boycotting them until the municipal election after the abysmal performance of city hall on the Scott Street detour), you should go. Needless to say, people don’t … Continue reading

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Hobbs And The Spirit Of Taking

Who would have thought Bulldog Ottawa was on Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs’ Christmas card list, but it is the season of miracles. Ms. Hobbs fired along her electronic card to the humble Bulldog along with a list of her accomplishments … Continue reading

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