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Residents Fight To Keep LRT Off Byron Park

This is a release from Neighbours For Smart Western Rail: Dear Neighbours, Let’s call a spade a spade. When the National Capital Commission (NCC) and others talk about using Rochester Field for the western light rail plan, that is simply … Continue reading

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Happy Retirement, Ms. Schepers

When someone dies or retires, media outlets try to find something good to say about even some of the most unusual characters. So The Bulldog would like to address the joyous occasion of deputy city manager Nancy Schepers impending retirement. Schepers … Continue reading

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Skippy To Mayor: What’s Happening To LRT?

Bulldog reader Skippy sent this email into The Bulldog to Mayor Jim Watson. In it he wonders if the mayor has heard anything about the 100-day moratorium on the route for the western light rail project and puts in a … Continue reading

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Who Was John Baird?

The Bulldog has been so busy getting the news into this site concerning former foreign minister John Baird that the Dawg has neglected opinion on him. That ends now but it will be difficult to say something original because a lot … Continue reading

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Light Rail Not Light: Reader

This is a letter from Bulldog reader and community activist Randy Gordon. Just click on the highlighted type below:

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Light Rail: Orgaworld On Steroids?

Regular readers of The Bulldog on tablets and desktops might have noticed that the Our Town feature in the top right-hand corner of the page has been usurped by an ominous hostage-taking. For the benefit of mobile readers who don’t … Continue reading

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Watson, Baird Invoke Cone Of Silence

John Baird and Jim Watson discuss LRT business under the cone of silence. — Maybe Randy Gordon needs a hobby? He has been peppering The Bulldog with an array of fun stuff. Maybe this is his hobby? Now the avid … Continue reading

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City To Consult On East LRT

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The City of Ottawa is looking for public feedback on its preferred alignment for the Confederation Line East Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension at a series of open houses in early … Continue reading

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Chianello’s Lost Perspective: Whopper Watch

“We’ve completely lost our perspective, waging a battle royale with the NCC for what amounts to a minor LRT route change while the permanent ruination of a superb 5,000-square-metre public space near Parliament Hill is going mostly unmentioned.” So writes Citizen scribe … Continue reading

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LRT Expropriation Figures Still Secret

The Bulldog has a new obsession … discovering what the City of Ottawa paid landowners for their expropriated properties in relation to the light-rail project. It’s hard to imagine why the city doesn’t simply release the figures, but it doesn’t. … Continue reading

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City Conducts Meatball LRT Planning

Anyone get the idea that the mammoth Phase 2 of Ottawa’s light-rail project is being put together on the back of an envelope? That absurd idea of putting rail down the Macdonald Parkway where few people live is just meatball … Continue reading

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Does God Oppose Western LRT Route?

Foreign Minister John Baird doesn’t like it. National Capital Commission chairman Russ Mills doesn’t like it. The local MP and MPP don’t like it. Former councillor and mayoral candidate Clive Doucet doesn’t like it. Top urban planners don’t like it. … Continue reading

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