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Vimy Heroes Deserve Better: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Ron Corbett, filling in for Rob Snow, and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray discuss renaming the Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge and how the municipal election is unfolding. Gray says the bridge is too far away from downtown to honour the Vimy victory … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Choice For Mayor? Vote

The Bulldog adds The Phantom to the list of mayoral candidates. — Last week The Bulldog introduced you to The Phantom. That’s a high-profile Ottawan who is considering running for the mayor’s post or in the next federal election. The … Continue reading

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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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POLITICS JAM: Latest And Best Canadian Opinion

Politics Jam on Bulldog Canadian brings together the best Canadian columnists and opinion-makers all in one place and in real time. Come back again and again. It changes with new articles minute-by-minute. Politics Jam is below:

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CITY VOTE ’14

Here is a compendium of Bulldog Ottawa stories covering the Ottawa municipal election on Oct. 27:

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White Unveils Mayoral Platform

This is a release from mayoral candidate Robert White and contains his basic platform:

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Bulldog ‘A Worm-Like Hack:’ Candidate

This is a comment that mayoral candidate Robert White sent to The Bulldog last weekend: You don’t have editing standards, BULLDOG, you are just a censor.

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Phantom Candidate Still Waffles

Yes, there is a major candidate waiting in the wings to run against Mayor Jim Watson … maybe even two. The Bulldog has been calling this person the phantom candidate so let’s just settle on The Phantom as the name of … Continue reading

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Redblack Game Parking Restrictions

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The Ottawa REDBLACKS play their first home game at Lansdowne tonight at 7 p.m. Motorists are advised that parking restrictions are in place to ensure transit and emergency service operations. Restrictions … Continue reading

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Ottawa Lands Track Championships

This is a release from Athletics Canada: Athletics Canada announced today that the 2017 and 2018 Canadian Junior/Senior Track and Field Championships will be held in Ottawa, Ont. Athletics Canada, the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Tourism and the Ottawa Lions … Continue reading

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Ottawa’s Brutal Administration: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Ron Corbett, filling in for regular host Rob Snow, discusses with Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray what’s wrong with Ottawa City Hall administration as illustrated by the green-bin audit. To hear The Bulldog segment of the Afternoon Edition, use the … Continue reading

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Ottawans Must Demand Better Government

Too many things are going wrong at Ottawa City Hall. — The $8-million fiasco that is the result of the green-bin audit is part of a dreadful series of mistakes at Ottawa City Hall that is an embarrassment for public … Continue reading

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Watson’s Great Ottawa Sites: Top 10 List

Who needs the Grand Canyon when Ottawa has the Bruce Pit. — “It looks like our version of the Eiffel Tower right here in Riverside South. This is going to be a new landmark,” Mayor Jim Watson said at the Strandherd-Armstrong bridge … Continue reading

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Piled As High As The Bridge: Whopper Watch

Perhaps The Bulldog is not showing the right collegiality as illustrated on the Stepford Council, but isn’t incredible how high politicians can pile this stuff: “It looks like our version of the Eiffel Tower right here in Riverside South. This is going to … Continue reading

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Wylie New Public Works Chief

This is a City of Ottawa internal memo: I am very pleased to announce Kevin Wylie as the successful candidate in the competition for the General Manager of Public Works to replace Larry O’Keefe who will be retiring from the … Continue reading

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Watson, Council Share Green-Bin Blame

This news site has been saying repeatedly that a change is necessary in senior city staff. We said that after the three major new bridge problems, the faulty sinkhole inspection, the cave-in of the light-rail tunnel at Waller Street, or … Continue reading

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The Green-Bin Fiasco: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and The Bulldog’s Ken Gray take on the mess that was revealed by the green-bin audit. To hear the broadcast, go to the podcast player below:

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Organics Contract Generates $7M In Extra Costs

This is a release from the City of Ottawa auditor general’s office. Please click on the highlighted words below to see the AG’s release:

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Drop P3 For New Library

The Bulldog doesn’t think a need exists for a huge central library. Better to use the $70 million to turn the Ottawa Public Library into a virtual library where most materials can by downloaded rather than stored in stacks in large, … Continue reading

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Albion, Leitrim Paving To Finish In September

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Beginning on Wednesday, July 9, sections of Albion and Leitrim Roads will be resurfaced as part of the City’s renewal efforts to improve transportation in Riverside South–Leitrim.

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Library Has Edifice Complex

You see, there’s this thing called the Internet. Librarians should know this very well because so many of them in the corporate world have been replaced by Google. Cost structures are so tight nowadays in the private sector that libraries … Continue reading

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Staff Gave Faulty Info On Orgaworld Deal

Council was given inaccurate information and faulty methodology was used in framing the Orgaworld contract, audit committee chairman Rick Chiarelli said Monday. “Council could not make a good decision,” Chiarelli said as the controversial audit is due to be released … Continue reading

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Queen Street To Close For 3 Months

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Beginning July 7, Queen Street will be closed both directions between Metcalfe Street and Elgin Street to complete the Queen Street watermain replacement. The work is expected to last approximately three … Continue reading

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Watson’s Video Version Of His Campaign Whoppers

About 407 viewers have been treated to this Jim Watson campaign video on YouTube. Whadda guy.  — It is amazing how high you can pile fertilizer and no one is better in stacking that garden supplement that our Mayor Jim … Continue reading

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Ottawa Wins AMO Bidding

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Mayor Jim Watson is pleased to announce that Ottawa has won the bid to host the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) Conference from 2018 to 2020.  This is in addition to … Continue reading

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