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Stand Up For The Glebe, Jim Watson

Is this what Mayor Jim Watson and the people behind Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group envisaged when they opened and re-opened the various amusements at the former Lansdowne Park? Were they blind to the fact that residents of the Glebe … Continue reading

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Keep Your Urine To Yourself

Ah yes. Football and beer. A classic match. Except that even the best bladders cannot not withstand the onslaught of much malted beverage without exceeding their bladder PSI … emphasize the pee. So homeowners in the Glebe neighbourhood near TD … Continue reading

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Lansdowne Traffic: Worth Repeating

The problem with taking the bus to Lansdowne is that those vehicles are caught in the same traffic that drivers try to avoid by taking public transit. — Now that part of Lansdowne Park is about to open, the words … Continue reading

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Lansdowne Retail Mix Not Developers’ Fault

This is a City of Ottawa video on construction at Lansdowne Park last year. — Developers are not in the business of charity. They’re in the business of making money. That’s what they do naturally. Birds chirp, fish swim, developers … Continue reading

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Lansdowne Prepares To Open

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDCO) received a presentation and update on the opening and operation plans for the revitalized Lansdowne from City staff and the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment … Continue reading

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The Lansdowne Shuttle: Bulldog On CFRA

Pierre Bourque fills in for Rob Snow on the CFRA Afternoon Edition Bulldog segment this week. Bourque talks with The Bulldog’s Ken Gray about the traffic and parking situation surrounding Lansdowne Park. Gray wonders why the discussion about traffic problems … Continue reading

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Get Light Rail To Lansdowne

Ottawa’s light-rail line: A spur from the current route under construction could serve Lansdowne Park and the Glebe. — If the folks at Ottawa Sports and Entertainment really want to solve some of the transportation problems of getting tens of … Continue reading

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Here’s Where Lansdowne Stands

This is an internal update on the progress of the Lansdowne development sent to councillors and the mayor:

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Lansdowne Name Should Be Retained

According to this Facebook friend, there’s an easy method to keep the word ‘Lansdowne’ at historic Lansdowne Park:

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Lansdowne Isn’t Watson’s Project

Sheridan has been one of our best and most reliable commenters. This comment deserves bigger play. Here he looks at Mayor Jim Watson’s policy initiatives or lack of them. Feel free to debate and discuss his forthright comment: OSEG are … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Lansdowne Name

Despite its old grey looks, there was heritage at Lansdowne Park. — God bless the folks at Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group. They want to make some money. Good. They’re creating something of a falling-down city property at Lansdowne. No matter … Continue reading

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Is Council Independent? Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss party politics and civic government on Snow’s Afternoon Edition. The two also get into naming Lansdowne Park and Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group’s plans for the site on The Bulldog segment … Continue reading

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Show Good Manners At Lansdowne

Neighbours of the Lansdowne construction site are miserable with noise, dirt and vibrations. — If Mayor Jim Watson and planning committee chairman Peter Hume want to prove that decision-making at city hall is fair, best that construction on Lansdowne stay within the prescribed … Continue reading

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A Better Way For Lansdowne

This is a suggestion from Twitter on how the whole Lansdowne controversy could have been shortened:

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Lansdowne Needs Sports To Drive Visitors

Here is the key to marketing Lansdowne, according to Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group:

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Lansdowne Construction To Be Prequalified

The city wants to be able to have pre-qualified companies available to do work at Lansdowne. The City of Ottawa is pre-qualifying construction companies so that they will be immediately able to do work on the Lansdowne project. Here is … Continue reading

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Make My CFL Team The Bilingual Voyageurs

The Ottawa Black Bear. The beast makes a good lineman and he’d be a CFL non-import. The Ottawa Fighting RoastBeefs or the Black Bears don’t appeal to great friend of the Bulldogs Jean-Claude Dube. Frankly, I think JC should rethink the Fighting RoastBeefs. … Continue reading

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Try The CFL Black Bears Or The RoastBeefs

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d96WPi81qTQ] Oh the glory days of the Ottawa Rough Riders. What’s in a name? Word is out for the finalists of the name for the new Canadian Football League franchise. My advice (which costs nothing but even then OSEG’s Jeff Hunt might … Continue reading

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Lansdowne To See Kinder, Friendlier Construction

This is a release from the Glebe BIA: Ottawa, Ontario – November 20, 2012 – Disruption from the Lansdowne Park construction will be greatly reduced, thanks to a strong spirit of co-operation among the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Sports and … Continue reading

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Lansdowne’s Last Resort (Maybe)

The legal wheels keep turning on the Lansdowne project. Give John Martin credit where credit is due: he certainly cares about Lansdowne Park and the competitive bidding process.

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An Opinion On New Lansdowne Court Initiative

This is a Twitter response to the continuing legal problems at Lansdowne, restarted by the Lansdowne Park Conservancy and J.E. Martin. The LPC and J.E. Martin are trying to have the Lansdowne case heard at the Supreme Court of Canada:

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City Responds To New Lansdowne Legal Challenge: Internal Memo

This is a City of Ottawa internal document concerning the Lansdowne Conservancy’s attempt to have the Supreme Court hear the Lansdowne case:

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Lansdowne Group Tries Supreme Court Move

This is a letter from J.E. Martin concerning the Lansdowne project: Dear Ken, After careful deliberation an application to the Supreme Court will be presented by the Lansdowne Park Conservancy.

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Healing The Lansdowne Debate Damage

The city must work hard to heal the wounds of Lansdowne. So far, it doesn’t appear to understand that. On Thursday, the City of Ottawa issued this release concerning the handover the next phase of the Lansdowne project to Ottawa … Continue reading

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Watson Turns Over Lansdowne To OSEG Today

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Mayor Jim Watson will hand off the ball to Roger Greenberg, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) partner, to mark the closing of their partnership and begin construction at Lansdowne. Members … Continue reading

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