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FULL LOCAL: Latest Ottawa News

Full Local brings you the best in Ottawa news, information and opinion from the city’s news sites and blogs – all in real time. Full Local‘s content changes minute-by-minute. When there’s something happening in Ottawa, you’ll get it first in Full … Continue reading

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The Bulldog Returns Aug. 12

The Bulldog will return on Tuesday, August 12. But to continue to be informed on municipal and national events, The Bulldog suggests you use the following news feeds on this site. They are constantly updated so you receive the latest … Continue reading

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131 Seniors Fall Through City Cracks: Reader

This is an email from Bulldog reader Earle Rheaume: Ken, Even after City Council approved and staff implemented policy changes in 2011, 131 low income seniors fell through the cracks and continue to be without appropriate services and benefits. City solicitor/clerk … Continue reading

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Plasma Hot-Air Gasification

Entrepreneur Rod Bryden’s departure from Plasco has fueled speculation surrounding the company and its waste deal with the City of Ottawa. — Here’s an interesting take from Ottawa Magazine on the difficulties surrounding the City of Ottawa’s dealings with Plasco. … Continue reading

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Mills A Class Act

Frequent Bulldog commenter Randy Gordon is back with his opinion on the Russell Mills-Jim Watson spat: Ken Good for Russell Mills to quickly rebuke the arrogance of Jim Watson’s attempt to basically get rid of the NCC.

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One More City Mistake

Here’s a Facebook reader’s take on the events surrounding Plasco and Rod Bryden leaving the company:

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Keep Up The Good Barriers, NCC

This is a message Bulldog Ottawa reader Bruce Webster sent to the NCC in response to Mayor Jim Watson’s letters to the NCC and the PMO:

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Facebook Friends Want New Mayor

These two Facebook friends say they want change at Ottawa City Hall:

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King Jimbo Finds A Knave

His Royal Majesty King Jimbo the XVI of Kitchissippi, ruler of all those who can be seen from the knoll at the end of Elgin Way and whose subjects include Stephen Harper, John Baird, Russell Mills and Kathleen Wynne, absolute … Continue reading

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Bryden Gone From Plasco

CFRA is reporting that Plasco board of directors chairman Rod Bryden will leave the company on Friday. In November Bryden was replaced as the company’s chief executive officer.

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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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Watson Insults Big Players Over NCC

The Palace of Versailles: We don’t know if it would be big enough to accommodate the huge ego of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. — Who does Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson think he is? Bulldog Ottawa has read overbearing, pretentious, stuffed-shirted … Continue reading

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Appeal Fails To Save Union Du Canada

This is an email sent to Bulldog Ottawa from Lowertown community activist M.S. Aubin: Chers collègues, chers amis et voisins, Please find attached a formal message from me regarding the outcomes of the recent OMB appeal affecting the Union du … Continue reading

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Get The Bus-Train Crossing Right

The scene after the tragic bus-train collision at Woodroffe Avenue north of Barrhaven. —  Something is wrong with the Via Rail level crossing at Woodroffe Avenue just north of Barrhaven. Obviously the alarm bells went off when six people were … Continue reading

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Moffatt, Reader Exchange Emails On Parking

This is an email exchange between Councillor Scott Moffatt and Bulldog reader Bruce Webster concerning on-street parking that was forwarded to this news site: Bruce Webster 23 Jan (5 days ago) To Scott City report about “parking and other concerns” … Continue reading

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Maguire Takes Mayoral Poll

The Bulldog mayoral poll shows one thing. Conservative Mike Maguire is, at least for the moment, the official opposition candidate to Mayor Jim Watson. That might change if a prominent contender comes to the fore, but right now he looks … Continue reading

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Here’s Your Winterlude Sked

Canadian Heritage, the new custodian of Winterlude after responsibility for the festival was transferred from the National Capital Commission, has released the first weekend schedule for the great gathering. Sharpen your skates. Click on the Winterlude link below:

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Bulldog To Own Campaign Debate

Ottawa City Hall’s heritage wing: Bulldog Ottawa encourages residents to take part in the election debate on this news site. — Many Ottawans are worried that no prominent resident will step forward to take on Mayor Jim Watson in the … Continue reading

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Who Would Make The Best Mayor? Vote

Bulldog Ottawa is running the first poll to sample opinion for the best candidate for Ottawa mayor. Now is your chance to express your opinion.

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Watson’s Electoral Death Wish

The Citizen’s Joanne Chianello takes an unusually strong stand on Mayor Jim Watson’s handling of the Scott-Albert Transitway bus detour issue: The tone that the mayor is taking with residents is surprising. For Watson to blame residents for not knowing … Continue reading

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Don’t Pay City Employees Too Much

A Bulldog Ottawa reader, Peter J. Clark, sent along this email concerning the Bulldog post Watson: The State of the Truth.

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Snow Dump Blocks O-Train

Please note: At 10:08 p.m. Friday, Bulldog Ottawa was informed that the tracks have been cleared and the O-Train is operating normally again. — This is a release from the City of Ottawa: O-Train Service A private snow removal company … Continue reading

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Where Are Highway 417′s Potholes?

Frequent Bulldog contributor Bruce Webster asks an intriguing question that perhaps some of the people in the Canine Nation know the answer: Ken: Why is it that the 401 417 do not suffer as badly from potholes as Ottawa streets?

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More Secret City Changes

Given the City of Ottawa’s horrible history of failed public consultations, it’s not surprising that changing the city’s urban design panel fell far under the public’s radar. No doubt it was meant to be that way. Sort of like when … Continue reading

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