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FULL LOCAL: Where Ottawa Comes First

FULL LOCALFull 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 Local. And because we have a lot of urbanism geeks on this site, the feed for Planetizen, the leading source of city planning and design, is also supplied here to make Ottawa a better place.

Full Local is below:

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Please Sir, I Want A Concierge, Too

ottawa logoLook … your agent needs a concierge.

Why I’m redeveloping my lot which is zoned for three storeys but I want 55 storeys. Surely we can work something out.

You know, we need intensification so I frankly don’t see the problem with putting a 55-storey tower in a residential area. And you don’t need visitor parking anymore so that’s a slam dunk. Why the city was ready to allow two towers at 335 Roosevelt in Westboro so what’s wrong with just one tower on my street. Like what is my street … chopped liver?

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YOUR COMMENTS: Ottawa’s Sound And The Fury

YOUR COMMENTSNow you have a voice.

Here are the latest comments on The Bulldog and Bulldog Canadian.

Let your opinions be heard. You can write your comments on the end of the appropriate post or use the comment box below. One way or the other, they’ll appear here within 30 minutes of being moderated.

The Bulldog believes in freedom of speech. Exercise it here. The latest comments to The Bulldog and Bulldog Canadian are below:

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Part of St. Joseph Blvd. Closed Until Sept.

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

A 700-metre portion of St. Joseph Boulevard, between Taylor Creek Drive and the Ottawa Road 174 eastbound on-ramp, will be closed to all traffic beginning Thursday, July 2 at 9 a.m. until mid-September.

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Give Shania Twain Promoters A Break

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Shania Twain

Pity the fans at Wesley Clover Parks. Pity Wesley Clover Parks.

First off, Wesley Clover Parks is the old reworked national equestrian complex in Nepean. Your agent kept looking at the Shania Twain ads for the concert last weekend and wondering what that is and where that is.

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Politicians Have Big Sense Of Entitlement

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Watson

This is a fine comment from excellent Bulldog contributor Ron Benn concerning Mayor Jim Watson’s tele-conference with the public:

There is a continuing sense of entitlement from the political “elites”, be it at a federal level (Senate expenses, advertising of Conservative programs using tax dollars …), provincial (advertising of Liberal programs using tax dollars) and at the municipal level (accepting contributions from developers and then adding costs within the planning department to reduce the costs borne by those same developers).

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This Wasted Money Is Brought To You By Jim Watson

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Watson

What a waste.

Mayor Jim Watson’s telephone town hall cost $10,000.

The Bulldog can hold the same kind of town hall at the cost of nothing.

We haven’t done it but we can hold a Twitter discussion at the cost of nothing. We haven’t done it because The Bulldog is open for comment business 24 hours a day. No so the mayor.

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Guess Who Is Ottawa’s Next Mayor?

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McKenney

Nominal Liberal Mayor Jim Watson and ultra-conservative Jan Harder might think again about their massively pro-development agenda at any cost.

They’re running against the political tide.

A Forum Research poll shows the NDP with a comfortable lead over the Tories and Liberals heading into the fall federal election.

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NCC Amends Victims Of Communism Memorial

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The before and after of the Victims of Communism Memorial.


This is a release from the National Capital Commission:

The National Capital Commission (NCC) Board of Directors received an update today on the design of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism. Subsequently, the Board gave federal land use approval for the decontamination of the site.

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Harder Brings Barrhaven Downtown: Whopper Watch

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“I think it’s a great fit.”

– Planning committee chairwoman Jan Harder on plopping a 27-storey brutalist tower into the Art Deco Medical Arts Building

Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder is bringing the same unique design style … that gave her ward its distinctive appearance … to the downtown core.

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Put Info, Teeth In Lobbyist Registry

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What does this submission tell the public about the point of the lobby? Nothing. Is the lobbyist registry just political window-dressing?

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Metro Takes On City Hall

metroSteve Collins has written a thoughtful article in Metro on the lack of a free flow of information at Ottawa City Hall … a long-standing problem.

It is refreshing to see this kind of work in Metro which often was a very successful summary of news but not a deep source of the day’s events. Metro appears to be becoming more serious and given the diminution of journalism over the past three or four years, this is very welcome.

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OC Transpo Makes Huge Route Changes

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

On Sunday, June 28, new OC Transpo summer schedules begin, along with route improvements and adjustments to routes travelling along a section of the Transitway, which will close between Blair and Hurdman Stations for construction of the O-Train Confederation Line.

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Ottawa Tourism Hosts Chinese Travel Group

This is a release from Ottawa Tourism:

Ottawa Tourism will host a 50-person group from China’s Guangdong Nanhu International Travel Service Co. on June 30 and July 1, the first time this company has included Canada Day on an Ottawa itinerary.

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