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A Burger King In The West Block: Whopper Watch

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“The mayors of Ottawa and Gatineau have asked for representation on the NCC’s board, which might help prevent future rubber-stamping.”

Citizen columnist Kate Heartfield

What the appointment of Mayor Jim Watson would do on the National Capital Commission board would be to bring the developer agenda to places such as the Macdonald Parkway.

Many Ottawa politicians are beholden to the development industry and the city’s planning department has gone native with developers. What developers want, the City of Ottawa wants. Planning committee chairwoman Jan Harder has never seen a developer she didn’t embrace.

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Should Pols Report To NCC? Whopper Watch

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“So we have the worst of both worlds: an unelected body nccdoing the bidding of (certain) politicians.”

Citizen columnist Kate Heartfield on the National Capital Commission

But isn’t this what politicians and public servants do?

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Showboat Starring Jim Watson: Whopper Watch

The unkind among us (me?) might accuse Mayor Jim Watson of showboating by thrusting himself into the federal campaign. If Watson needs help in the field of showboating (highly unlikely), here is the trailer to the musical Showboat. Think of Watson in the lead role.


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“I think this is a win-win. It helps the NCC better understand our local issues and aspirations and frustrations.”

Mayor Jim Watson on why he wants to be on the National Capital Commission board

What Watson means, translated into English is:

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Thank Goodness: NCC Serves Democracy

nccPerhaps we are supposed to be outraged that the National Capital Commission had no choice about approving the Memorial to the Victims of Communism near Parliament Hill.

One hopes not.

Crown corporation or not, the public service in all its forms serves at the behest of our elected officials. And we wouldn’t want it any other way. Remember … it’s a democracy.

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Would Poilievre Qualify For NCC Board?

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”These vacant positions required the most qualified and experienced individuals to ensure the National Capital Commission continues to represent all Canadians. I’m pleased they have taken up this challenge.”

– Pierre Poilievere, Conservative minister responsible for the NCC

So those traits are what required for new NCC board members.

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NCC Amends Victims Of Communism Memorial

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The before and after of the Victims of Communism Memorial.


This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The National Capital Commission (NCC) Board of Directors received an update today on the design of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism. Subsequently, the Board gave federal land use approval for the decontamination of the site.

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Coalition Crafts Letter To Oppose Monument

This is a letter sent by a coalition of opponents of the construction of the Victims of Communism Monument in Ottawa in the Parliamentary district of Ottawa:

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NCC To Hold Two Meetings In One

This is a release from the National Capital Commission.

One wonders if one of these meetings will discussion the victims of communism monument:

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‘Emergency Repairs’ Close Bridge: Internal Document

This is an internal City of Ottawa document obtained by The Bulldog:

To / Destinataire

Mayor and Members of Council

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NCC North Shore Workshop Wednesday Night

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites the public to participate in the second workshop on the development of the Ottawa River north shore improvement plan.

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Gatineau Park Gets Major Overhaul

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The section of the Gatineau Parkway north of Chemin du Lac-Meech will be closed starting Monday, June 15, 2015

Canada’s Capital Region — Plan ahead when travelling through Gatineau Park this summer. The National Capital Commission (NCC) will be starting major infrastructure renewal work on Monday, June 15, 2015.

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NCC Turns To Quebec For Inspiration

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites you to a conference on the theme of placemaking and capital identity, which will be presented by the Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec (CCNQ).

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NCC Unveils Draft Linear Waterfront Park Plan

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites you to attend a roaming workshop on the plan for the proposed Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway waterfront linear park. The proposed concept takes advantage of the spectacular corridor landscape and views, river heritage, ecology and experiences that reconnect people with the river.

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Stand Up To Gov’t On Monument: Padolsky

This is a letter to National Capital Commission design committee chairman Larry Beasley from noted Ottawa architect Barry Padolsky:

MEMORIAL TO THE VICTIMS OF COMMUNISM, OTTAWA

An open letter  to the NCC Advisory Committee on Planning Design and Realty (ACPDR) 

Dear  Chairman Beasley and ACPDR members,

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NCC Board OKs Buried Light Rail On Parkway

nccThis is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The Board of Directors of the National Capital Commission (NCC) approved today, at its public meeting, the “100-day agreement” to allow the City of Ottawa’s western light rail transit (LRT) extension to be fully buried under the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.

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NCC Board To Meet

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites the public and the media to attend its public Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the NCC’s headquarters.

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Plamondon Takes NCC Leave

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The National Capital Commission (NCC) confirms that Mr. Bob Plamondon will take a leave of absence to run as a candidate in the next federal election

Mr. Plamondon was appointed to the NCC’s Board on May 14, 2014 for a four-year term.

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Cross-Country Skiing Season Extended

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

With the colder spring temperatures and recent snowfalls, this year’s cross-country ski and snowshoe season in Gatineau Park, which usually ends on March 31, will continue until April 6.

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NCC Plans Capital Lighting

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites the public and the media to attend a workshop to assist in the development of an illumination plan for the core of Canada’s Capital.

This plan will create a holistic vision for nighttime illumination of both public and private buildings, as well as infrastructure and public art.

This presentation will also highlight UNESCO’s 2015 International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, which is raising awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health.

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LRT To Be Buried Along Macdonald Parkway

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This map provided by the NCC shows the route of the western extension of Ottawa’s light-rail project.

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

A Working Group comprised of representatives from the National Capital Commission (NCC) and the City of Ottawa has reached an agreement in principle that would allow the City’s western light rail transit (LRT) extension to be fully buried under the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. This integrated solution meets the NCC’s conditions and the City of Ottawa’s affordability requirements, while advancing the creation of a waterfront linear park.

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End Of 100-day Rail Consultation Nears

This is an email from Bulldog reader Sam Armstrong:

Dear Ken,

The John Baird-Jim Watson Nov. 27 joint press release indicated they would have 100 days of consultation regarding the second phase of LRT and route allocation as it pertains to National Capital Commission land.  My understanding given Nov 27 was the 331st day of 365 days in 2014, the 100th day of this agreement is March 7 or the 66th day of 2015.
 

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Harder On LeBreton: Top 10 List

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Ahh, planning committee chairwoman Jan Harder. Yes, Jan Harder.

Glebe residents weep when they hear that name.

For Harder has that suburban ethos. Build big things all over the place as long as everyone has a driveway, a garage, four lanes of open road and a backyard.

Doesn’t matter how it looks or how it affects neighbourhoods outside her beloved mecca of autos, Barrhaven. Global warming? Piffle.

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Lord Elgin Goes To Lord Elgin

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

Thursday, Dr. Mark Kristmanson, chief executive officer of the National Capital Commission (NCC), and David Smythe, general manager of Ottawa’s landmark Lord Elgin Hotel, unveiled a portrait of the 8th Earl of Elgin, who served as governor general from 1847 to 1854, and for whom the hotel was named. The portrait, on loan from the NCC’s Crown Collection of the official residences of Canada, now hangs in the hotel’s lobby.

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NCC Narrows LeBreton Bidders To Four

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is announcing today the proponents who will be invited to propose plans for the future of LeBreton Flats, one of the largest and most significant development sites in the core of Canada’s Capital.

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Big LeBreton News From NCC Today

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The media is invited to a press conference to announce the proponents who will be invited to develop detailed proposals for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats.

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