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Watson Paints Himself Into LRT Corner

Mayor Jim Watson has painted himself into an expensive corner on western light rail. Watson thought he could bully the National Capital Commission into giving the city land on the Macdonald Parkway for high-speed light rail. Instead the NCC decided … Continue reading

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Baird, Watson Pledge To Work Together

This is a joint release from the office Foreign Minister John Baird and the City of Ottawa: John Baird, Minister Responsible for the National Capital Commission and Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean and His Worship, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson … 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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Watson Makes Biggest Mistake In Ottawa History

If the light-rail project is the largest undertaking in Ottawa history, then Mayor Jim Watson just made the largest mistake in municipal government history. One would think the mayor and city staff would have their ducks in order when dealing with … Continue reading

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Run For Your Life On LRT, Jim Watson

That dull roar you hear in the distance is the sound of sensible shoes on pavement as old west end residents march on Ottawa City Hall carrying axes and scythes looking for the mayor. Run for your life, Jim Watson. … Continue reading

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Byron Park In Jeopardy: Residents

This is a release from the Neighbours For Smart Western Rail: Dear Neighbours, Our community has been loud and clear about our commitment to protecting Byron Linear Park, the wonderful pedestrian artery of our community. Hundreds have spoken up about the negative … Continue reading

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NCC Compromise Gets LRT Wrong Again

The correct route for Ottawa’s troubled light-rail line. Carling Avenue. — Doesn’t anybody at the City of Ottawa or the National Capital Commission get it? You put light rail through commercial, high-density residential or retail areas. Not through old areas … 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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Feds Transfer Land For New Civic Campus

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: Today, John Baird, Member of Parliament for Ottawa West–Nepean and Minister responsible for the National Capital Commission (NCC); Dr. Mark Kristmanson, Chief Executive Officer of the NCC; and Dr. Jack Kitts, … 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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NCC Wants Private Sector Input at LeBreton

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: “Through its ability to plan on a long-term horizon, its commitment to innovation, the quality of its assets and the nature of its activities, the NCC brings a unique promise of … 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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Colonel By To Have Traffic Interruptions

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: Traffic on Colonel By Drive, between Bank Street and Hawthorne Street, and the Queen Elizabeth Driveway, between Bank Street and Laurier Avenue, will be reduced intermittently to one lane for short … Continue reading

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City Has NCC Double Standard

Frequent Bulldog contributor Randy Gordon compares the Scott Street detour issue with light rail on the Macdonald Parkway and finds an interesting difference: I find it very ironic that the City is applying for use of federal lands to get … 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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Fix 24 Sussex Drive

For Prime Minister Stephen Harper, politics is a constant preoccupation. It comes with the turf. But there is politics and practicality. Practicality dictates that when your house needs repairs, you fix it or those repair costs just get bigger and … Continue reading

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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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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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