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$20M Equestrian Park Goes Multi-Purpose

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: Following the signing of a long-term lease between the National Capital Commission (NCC) and the Wesley Clover Foundation, Wesley Clover Parks is being announced as a $20-million initiative to redevelop the … Continue reading

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Find Third Way For Fireworks

The summer fireworks festival needs trees removed to improve sight lines. — Putting the annual summer fireworks festival on the Ottawa River near the Parliament Buildings is an outstanding idea. The location gives the festival outstanding visibility in one of … Continue reading

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NCC Board To Meet

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites members of the public and the media to attend its public Board of Directors, meeting as well as its 13th annual public meeting. The two … Continue reading

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NCC To Consult On Capital Lands

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites the public to take part in a consultation on the development of the first Capital Urban Lands Master Plan, to be held on March 25 … Continue reading

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Parkways No Place For Light Rail

Like it or not, the various NCC parkways across town have become commuter routes. In fact, they are vital links in an Ottawa where traffic is becoming a terrible monster. So inevitably, the parkways will continue to provide car access. … Continue reading

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Lane Closures Planned On Macdonald Parkway

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: Sections of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway will be temporarily closed in both directions to improve the safety of two overpass railings of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. These … Continue reading

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Group Protests City Incursion Into Stony Swamp

This is a release from the Greenspace Alliance: The City of Ottawa is proposing to turn a 2-lane road through Stony Swamp, a Provincially Significant Wetland, into a 4-lane divided highway, and the National Capital Commission is allowing it to … Continue reading

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NCC Kristmanson’s Modest Fast Start

The National Capital Commission would like to animate the Ottawa River shoreline. — So here is something Ottawa City Hall could learn from the so-called anti-democratic National Capital Commission. Listening and acting on what it hears.

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Will New NCC CEO Succeed? Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Ron Corbett (filling in for regular host Rob Snow) and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss the choice of Mark Kristmanson as chief executive officer of the National Capital Commission on the Afternoon Edition. To hear the Bulldog segment of … Continue reading

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Be Civil To NCC, Watson: Maguire

Bulldog Ottawa is happy to welcome the comments of declared mayoral candidate Mike Maguire. This news site is more than willing to print a reasonable number of comments from prominent mayoral candidates, even Mayor Jim Watson. We’d never blacklist any … Continue reading

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NCC Seeks Ottawa River Shoreline Projects

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: Through a request for expressions of interest process, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is seeking innovative proposals for pilot projects that will enliven and bring more vitality to public spaces along … Continue reading

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New NCC Chief A Peculiar Choice

Something appears a little odd about the appointment of Mark Kristmanson as the National Capital Commission’s new CEO. Kristmanson has been responsible for many of the ceremonial parts of the National Capital Commission since he joined the Crown corporation in 2004. … Continue reading

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NCC Used As Scapegoat

This is a response to a Facebook status from a Bulldog Ottawa reader:

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Kristmanson Gets NCC CEO Post

This is a joint release from the National Capital Commission and the Department of Foreign Affairs: Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, the minister responsible for the National Capital Commission, today announced the appointment of Mark Kristmanson as chief executive officer … Continue reading

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Baird To Make NCC Statement

This is a release from the Department of Foreign Affairs: Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will make an announcement regarding the National Capital Commission (NCC) on February 3, 2014.

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NCC Should Have Higher Standard: Academic

Academic Barry Wellar weighs in on the question of National Capital Commission board member Robert Tennant’s objectivity in this email to Bulldog Ottawa: Mr. Russell Mills, Chairman, and Directors National Capital Commission Re: NCC director’s LRT ties under scrutiny – … Continue reading

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What Now, NCC? Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow discusses National Capital Commission reform with Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray on Snow’s Afternoon Edition. To listen to broadcast, use the podcast player below:

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City Gets Blast From NCC On Light Rail

Bulldog Ottawa reader Randy Gordon sent along two emails on the National Capital Commission board meeting that addressed light rail along the Macdonald Parkway: Ken The City really got blasted today by the NCC on the Western Light Rail Extension … Continue reading

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Western LRT On NCC Meeting Agenda

Bulldog Ottawa reader Randy Gordon sent along this email concerning the upcoming National Capital Commission board meeting: Ken It should be interesting to see what the NCC says tomorrow on the Western Extension of the light rail.

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Weather Closes Rideau Canal Skateway

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: Since 5:45am today, the Rideau Canal Skateway has been temporarily closed because of adverse weather conditions and their negative impact on the ice.

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NCC Board Approves New Greenbelt Master Plan

This is a series of releases from the National Capital Commission. PDFs of details on the master plan are below: Today, the Board of Directors of the National Capital Commission (NCC) approved the master plan to strengthen the National Capital … Continue reading

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A Prime Ministerial Pavilion On Sussex

The former Canada and the World Pavilion has some high-end neighbours. — Here we go again. It’s time to find a use for the Canada and the World Pavilion, an issue that comes around every five years or so. The … Continue reading

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Put An End To Parkway Rail Now NCC

This is an email to Bulldog Ottawa from community activist Randy Gordon. Gordon is calling for the National Capital Commission at its next meeting to say a final no to the City of Ottawa proposal to put light rail down … Continue reading

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NCC Board Meets Tuesday

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

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NCC Director Steps Down After Inquiry Mention

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: National Capital Commission (NCC) Chair, Russell Mills, has announced this afternoon that Mr. François Paulhus has temporarily stepped down from the NCC’s Board of Directors effective immediately.

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