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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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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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