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NCC Studies Ecological Urbanism

This is a release from the National Capital Commission. No word yet if Mayor Jim Watson has been invited to discuss scrub land along the Macdonald Parkway: The National Capital Commission (NCC), in partnership with the Embassy of France, invites … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Parkway LRT: Whopper Watch

Mayor Jim Watson feels slighted by the National Capital Commission because he claims the NCC had plans to meet with the city to discuss progress on the Macdonald Parkway light-rail line in January. But the NCC made the decision early. Instead … Continue reading

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The Bully Is Bested

As in war, in politics the first casualty is the truth. Further to The Bulldog’s call Tuesday for Mayor Jim Watson’s resignation, the City of Ottawa tried to bully the National Capital Commission into surrendering its land on the Macdonald Parkway … Continue reading

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NCC Proposes Rochester Field LRT

This is a release by the National Capital Commission: Following its Board meeting this week, the National Capital Commission (NCC) has requested that the City of Ottawa include the Rochester Field–Richmond Road alignment in its ongoing environmental assessment study for … Continue reading

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Big Stuff On Parkway Light Rail

Big stuff is happening this morning. I bet Mayor Jim Watson is on pins and needles. Here’s hoping the NCC recommends putting it somewhere other than the Macdonald Parkway and the city doesn’t slap it on the Byron Linear Park. … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, NCC

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites you to attend a panel discussion on the elements of creating a meaningful and successful lighting master plan. This Capital Urbanism Lab event aims to … Continue reading

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Our Hospitals Deserve Light Rail

Ottawa experienced a wonderful day on Monday. That’s because one of our greatest institutions (maybe the greatest institution … yes Your Worship, even more than Lansdowne that was begun in former mayor Larry O’Brien’s term) in our city is about … Continue reading

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A New Location For The Civic? Maybe

Now let’s ponder this release for a moment. The National Capital Commission’s major role in the community is being the custodian of large amounts of federal land. Foreign Minister John Baird isn’t taking time from his day to announce a … Continue reading

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Let’s Animate Ottawa: Cohen

The National Capital Commission and Citizen columnist Andrew Cohen would like to “animate” Ottawa’s waterways. Sounds like something Walt Disney might do. Would it go something like the above?  — Citizen columnist Andrew Cohen (otherwise known as the chairman of … Continue reading

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‘Severe’ Lansdowne Traffic Problem: City Report

This is a City of Ottawa report presented to the National Capital Commission this week. The report was sent to The Bulldog by the NCC. In it, the city says there were: “Severe operational and potential safety constraints of combined … Continue reading

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NCC Board Meeting On Tuesday

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: Canada’s Capital Region — The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites members of the public and the media to attend its public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at … Continue reading

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NCC CEO Wants LeBreton Developed Privately: Podcast

National Capital Commission CEO Mark Kristmanson dropped a blockbuster of an announcement at a speech to the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning. Kristmanson floated the trial balloon that the NCC would soon be making a major announcement on the … Continue reading

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Create Landmark At LeBreton: NCC CEO

This is the relevant portion of the speech given Thursday by National Capital Commission CEO Mark Kristmanson at the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce concerning redevelopment of LeBreton Flats. Kristmanson said an announcement, perhaps including private-sector participation, on LeBreton Flats could be … Continue reading

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Rockcliffe Road Becomes Cartier Parkway

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: Today, Mr. Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Orléans, and Dr. Mark Kristmanson, the National Capital Commission’s (NCC) Chief Executive Officer, announced the renaming of the Rockcliffe Parkway to the Sir … Continue reading

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Champlain Bridge Lane To Close

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: On Friday, August 15, from 10 am to 2 pm, motorists can expect delays on the Champlain Bridge, as the centre lane for high occupancy vehicles (HOV) will be closed.

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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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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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The Latest On NCC Flooding

This is the last update from the NCC concerning flooding on its land: The National Capital Commission (NCC) wishes to advise the public to exercise caution at a number of waterfront locations in the National Capital Region because of rising … Continue reading

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NCC CEO To Speak At Meeting

This is a release from the Dalhousie Community Association: What: The Dalhousie Community Association (DCA) will hold its annual general meeting, featuring a presentation by Dr. Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the National Capital Commission.

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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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