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Arrest Made After Watson Threatened

A man has been arrested following threat made to Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and OC Transpo.

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Do Nothing: City’s Best Option

Sometimes the city’s response to pressing problems is to do nothing. A strongly worded note to the City of Ottawa from Transport Canada after a bus slid under a railway gate at the Fallowfield Road level crossing got nothing. In … Continue reading

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Stop The Level-Crossing Danger

This is an excellent comment from avid Bulldog reader Ron Benn that was certainly worth playing up on the weekend: While grade-separate crossings along the Via tracks might be the solution (and I am not convinced that it is viable, … Continue reading

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Dead People Don’t Vote

One of Mayor Jim Watson’s favourite refrains when he doesn’t want to do something is: “There’s no money for that.” However in this case, Watson really might not have the money. People are talking $100 million for underpasses or overpasses … Continue reading

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It’s The Honesty, Stupid

According to city officials, nothing went wrong when an OC Transpo bus ended up with a railway crossing gate atop it on Fallowfield Road. Why there was a manager on the bus who said everything was fine. The city planned no … Continue reading

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Jim? Jim? Where Are You, Jim?

So you get an OC Transpo bus underneath a railway-crossing gate in the same area that six people were killed 14 months ago north of Barrhaven when an OC Transpo bus and a Via Rail train came into collision. So … Continue reading

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Jim Watson Should Resign

How many more people must die north of Barrhaven before OC Transpo discovers how to successfully navigate across a rail crossing? Six people were killed there 14 months ago in a horrific bus-train collision that made headlines around the world. People noticed this problem. … Continue reading

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‘A Threat To Safe Railway Operations Exists’

Below is a safety warning to the City of Ottawa after an OC Transpo bus stopped too far into the problem-plagued Fallowfield Road rail crossing. You’ll remember that six people died north of Barrhaven when an OC Transpo bus came into collision … Continue reading

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OC Transpo To Serve Tanger Outlets

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: New OC Transpo service to Tanger Outlets mall in Kanata will be available seven days a week. Currently, Route 96A is providing weekday service to Tanger Outlets every 30 minutes. Connections … Continue reading

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Was OC Transpo Driver Distracted Before Crash?

The scene of the tragic crash between a VIA train and an OC Transpo bus last September. — This is a release from the Transportation Safety Board on the crash of a VIA train and an OC Transpo bus north of … Continue reading

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City Responds To TSB Crash Documents

This is the City of Ottawa response to the crash of an OC Transpo bus with a VIA Rail train north of Barrhaven last year. Just click on the highlighted words below:

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Human Error Cited In O-Train Derailment

This is a release from OC Transpo. To read the release, click on the highlight words below:

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TSB Says Barrhaven Bus-Train Crash Probe ‘Ongoing’

The Transportation Safety Board says the investigation of last fall’s OC Transpo-Via Rail crash is still “ongoing”. No date has been set for release of the report and the TSB does not know if the study will be finished prior to … Continue reading

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O-Train Service To Be Interrupted

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: O-Train service will be replaced by bus Route 107 for four days this summer in order to complete the next stage of work required for the O-Train Expansion Project; the dates are … Continue reading

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City Drops Some Buses On Light-Rail Detour

This is a release from the City of Ottawa. It’s doubtful this will placate opponents in the effected neighbourhood, nor should it. OC Transpo will reduce the number of buses operating along the Scott/Albert Transitway detour by up to 18% … Continue reading

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Via Rail … Unbelievable

Bulldog Ottawa has run out of words to describe the incompetence of Via Rail in dealing with level-crossing signals on roads approaching Barrhaven. On Saturday four of six level-crossing to the South Urban Community went on fail safe mode for about … Continue reading

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Rail Crossing Politics: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Ron Corbett, filling in for Rob Snow on the Afternoon Edition, and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss the political machinations concerning the rail level crossing at Fallowfield where six people were killed last September in an OC Transpo bus-train … Continue reading

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Game, Set, Match: Watson On Rail

If Mayor Jim Watson’s idea was to deflect attention away from the misdeeds of OC Transpo at the Fallowfield level crossing, he has certainly succeeded. Twice now foreign minister and Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Baird, the senior minister for eastern … Continue reading

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Bus Detour Issue Gets Participatory Democracy

What is nice about the issue of buses on the Slater-Albert corridor is that residents and city officials are now talking. You will remember this plan was passed in the big light-rail vote and was not found by most people.

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Revenge Of The City Nerds

So our mayor Jim Watson is back on top of the Fallowfield signals question, again. You’ll remember that six people died there north of Barrhaven when an OC Transpo bus came into collision with a VIA Rail train last September. … Continue reading

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Buses Run Red Lights, Video Claims

This is an internal email from OC Transpo chief John Manconi to a number of councillors and upper management: Subject: OC Transpo Bus Operations As you aware, today we are in receipt of an anonymous e-mail containing a video of … Continue reading

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Watson Disputes VIA Signal Claim

This is a letter from Mayor Jim Watson:

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Watson Snatches Defeat From Jaws Of Victory

Oh Mayor Jim Watson won’t be happy with this. The Watsonator has been crowing about the faulty signals at level crossings on the VIA Rail line in south Ottawa. His Worship shifted the media and public focus from the four … Continue reading

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VIA Blames Transpo For Rail Crossing Incidents

This is a release from Via Rail: On Friday, April 25th and again last evening, April 28th, at approximately 19:00, an OC Transpo bus approaching a VIA Rail crossing failed to stop at the stop line although lights were flashing, … Continue reading

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Watson Can Declare Victory On Rail

If Mayor Jim Watson’s strategy was to deflect blame on irregularities at south Ottawa level crossings onto Via Rail, it worked. Watson was taking a PR beating recently when OC Transpo buses on four occasions ran flashing signals at the … Continue reading

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