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Condos: Reason Behind Parkway Light Rail

Developers love those million-dollar views so they can sell condo units for high prices. — This is a response written by The Bulldog to a comment by DavidPJames on the post Maguire Rail Plan Flawed: Reader. Just thought it was … Continue reading

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Maguire Responds To Rail Critics

Mayoral candidate Mike Maguire joins the big debate on his rail position that is occurring on The Bulldog post “Maguire Rail Plan Flawed: Reader.” Hello All, My apologies for my late arrival to the debate and further apologies for the … Continue reading

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LRT Building Narrows Queen Street

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Beginning Wednesday, September 3, Queen Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Bay Street and Lyon Street to accommodate utility and hydro relocation work in advance of … Continue reading

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The Flaw In Light-Rail Funding: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and The Bulldog’s Ken Gray discuss light-rail funding, whether Ottawa is bike and pedestrian friendly and municipal binding arbitration. To listen to The Bulldog portion of Rob Snow’s Afternoon Edition, click on the podcast player below:

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Watson’s Big LRT Errors: Whopper Watch

Mayor Jim Watson needs federal funding for Phase 2 of the light-rail project. — Oh good grief. Mayor Jim Watson says Ottawa needs to get its LRT Phase 2 funding in order soon so that momentum can continue on light … Continue reading

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More Highway 417 Closures

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Starting Friday, July 25, Hwy 417 will be reduced to two lanes in each direction between Nicholas Street and the Hwy 417/174 split from Friday evening at 9 p.m. until Monday … Continue reading

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Watson’s Video Version Of His Campaign Whoppers

About 407 viewers have been treated to this Jim Watson campaign video on YouTube. Whadda guy.  — It is amazing how high you can pile fertilizer and no one is better in stacking that garden supplement that our Mayor Jim … 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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Maguire’s Cheesy Light-Rail Reply

Candidate Mike Maguire tells The Bulldog he likes his Whopper with cheese. — Mayoral candidate Mike Maguire, way out there in whopper land, still doesn’t get it. The would-be leader of the great City of Ottawa wants to use the existing rail … Continue reading

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Maguire Joins The Fold: Whopper Watch

And here we thought Whopper Watch was the private domain of Mayor Jim Watson and his trusty sidekick Katherine Hobbs. But don’t look now. Mayoral candidate Mike Maguire is stomping on the Watson-Hobbs turf. Here’s Maguire’s whopper:

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Watson Has Failed Public Transit

Commenter Sheridan is an important part of what we do here at The Bulldog. His cogent analysis of urban issues is one of the highlights of this publication. Here Sheridan examines public-transit funding, its sustainability and its impact on mayor … Continue reading

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Tweep Backs Bulldog On New LRT Route

The Bulldog has been touting a new rail route from the Lees or Hurdman light-rail stations that would require short tunnels to access the transit-challenged Lansdowne and Glebe areas. This Twitter tweep agrees:

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Bulldog Reader Takes On Mike Maguire

Frequent Bulldog contributor David disputes light-rail figures with mayor candidate Mike Maguire. Maguire’s criticism of The Bulldog, the post to which David’s criticism is directed, is here. David’s comment is below: I’d like to know why Mike Maguire is trying to inflate … Continue reading

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Maguire Takes On The Bulldog

Mayoral candidate Mike Maguire in this comment disputes light-rail costs with The Bulldog. To read the post to which Maguire refers, click here. A day late and a dollar short on this one Ken.

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City Has NCC Double Standard

Frequent Bulldog contributor Randy Gordon compares the Scott Street detour issue with light rail on the Macdonald Parkway and finds an interesting difference: I find it very ironic that the City is applying for use of federal lands to get … Continue reading

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Get Light Rail To Lansdowne

Ottawa’s light-rail line: A spur from the current route under construction could serve Lansdowne Park and the Glebe. — If the folks at Ottawa Sports and Entertainment really want to solve some of the transportation problems of getting tens of … 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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Watson Takes On Hudak: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray look at Mayor Jim Watson’s incursion into the Ontario election campaign. Snow asks on his Afternoon Edition if Watson had a good political week as a result of this action.

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What Do You Expect, Jim Watson? Whopper Watch

Now let’s see … just how eager is Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak to answer Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson’s quiz on municipally related questions? Not much. After all Watson was a two-time cabinet minister at Queen’s Park in the former … Continue reading

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City Drops Some Buses On Light-Rail Detour

This is a release from the City of Ottawa. It’s doubtful this will placate opponents in the effected neighbourhood, nor should it. OC Transpo will reduce the number of buses operating along the Scott/Albert Transitway detour by up to 18% … Continue reading

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Transit Doesn’t Solve Traffic Woes

Columnist Andrew Coyne misses the point on building mass transit. — The National Post’s Andrew Coyne hung a curve ball with his column on Wednesday concerning road tolls. Coyne says light rail or subways don’t solve traffic congestion. Well, perhaps. What … Continue reading

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Ontario Grits Back Ottawa Light Rail Phase 2

This is a release from the Ontario Liberal Party: Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Ottawa today to announce that a re-elected Liberal government will make the next phase of Ottawa’s light rail transit (LRT) project a provincial priority. Phase 2 … Continue reading

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City Staff Loves Its Worst Road

Carling Avenue has been chosen the seventh worst road in Ontario. — Just how much is the City of Ottawa wedded to roads … even bad roads? Quite a bit. For example, the Canadian Automobile Association branded Carling Avenue as … Continue reading

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Meeting To Improve Macdonald Parkway Green Space

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites the media to attend a workshop with community stakeholders on ways to enhance the green space along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.

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Ottawa Needs A Policy Mayor

Frequent Bulldog commenter Sheridan weighs in on the public forum created by Mayor Jim Watson to develop ideas for 2017 celebrations in Ottawa. To read the post to which Sheridan refers, click here: This is like Watson’s handling of the … Continue reading

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