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Russ Mills Throws Roundhouse Right

First the senior federal minister for eastern Ontario, John Baird, shoots down Mayor Jim Watson’s proposal to alter the National Capital Commission, now the NCC chairman Russell Mills does the same in a rather stylish fashion.

Appears Mills has a journalism background. For example, from his statement:

We believe that the vital interests of local residents in their cities must be balanced with the national interest of all Canadians in their Capital. This has produced our great community and we believe it will do so in future.

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Peter Hume’s Sweet Spot: Whopper Watch



This from Ottawa Magazine on the proposed construction of a large condo at 233 Armstrong St.

The magazine is paraphrasing planning committee chairman Peter Hume.

The Alta Vista councillor is taking the planning process to an even more absurd level:

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Ottawa To Get One Casino, Province Rules



This is a letter from Mayor Jim Watson to Ottawa city councillors and senior city staff:

Dear Council Colleague,

When Council last met on July 17th, I indicated that I would engage with the Province of Ontario to clarify the Province’s and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s position with regards to the proposal that the OLG grandfather the Rideau Carleton Raceway as a gaming facility while creating a second gaming zone for the rest of Ottawa.

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Windmill Reveals Chaudiere Involvement


Chaudière Falls is one of Ottawa’s best-kept secrets due to lack of convenient public access.

Windmill Developments has confirmed it is the party interested in redeveloping the Chaudière Islands.

Its releases on the development are below. Click on the hotkeyed words below and allow Bulldog Ottawa to open a program on your computer to read them:

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Make The Developers Pay: Reader

A Centretown resident responded to the Bulldog Ottawa post, Planning, Centretown and City Hall In Question:

The residents and homeowners in Ottawa Centretown and the old core (pre-amalgamation) City of Ottawa (Centretown, Dalhousie/Preston Street area, Ottawa South, Sandy Hill, and now Westboro) need to wake up and become aware of what is happening to their neighbourhoods.

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City Concludes Equestrian Park Activities: Internal Document

This is City of Ottawa internal document:

Mayor and Members of Council

Dan Chenier General Manager / directeur général Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Services des parcs, des loisirs et de la culture Nepean National Equestrian Park- Update on Termination of City Operations

Date: 13 Novembre 2012

This memorandum will serve to update Members of Council on the termination of City operations at the Nepean National Equestrian Park (NNEP). At its meeting of July 11, 2012, Council approved a recommendation from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services that the City terminate operations and programming at the NNEP by December 31, 2012, including termination of the lease with the NCC for 401 Corkstown Road.

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Rockcliffe Parkway Lanes Open

This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The Rockcliffe Parkway lanes, in both directions, between the bottom of the escarpment east of Acacia Avenue and Lisgar Road, are reopened to traffic.

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Carleton, Algonquin Address Learning Disabilities

Carleton University Men’s Basketball coach Dave Smart will speak at Making the Cut.

This is a release from Carleton University:

Carleton University and Algonquin College are presenting “Make The CUT” (College University Transition).

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City Discovers Woodroffe Ave. Re-Opening

Just less than an hour after Bulldog Ottawa broke the story about Woodroffe Avenue re-opening, golly-wally the City of Ottawa issues a release saying that Woodroffe Avenue is re-opening.

Who would have guessed? Here’s the kinda news:

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Anybody Know Of A Hobbs Meeting On Light Rail?

Here is Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs saying thank you to the voters of her ward post-election.

This is an email exchange between two residents concerning Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs and light-rail transit that was forwarded to Bulldog Ottawa:

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Ottawa Casino In Doubt? Come On

The Bulldog broke this story on Oct. 23.

Now where did the Ottawa Sun find out Sunday that Ottawa’s casino might be in doubt?

Here maybe?

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Roger Guindon: uOttawa ‘Founding Father’ Dies

This is a release from the University of Ottawa:

Here is the statement issued by Allan Rock, President of the University of Ottawa, following the death of one of the University’s founders and key personalities, Father Roger Guindon, at the age of 92 years old:

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