Tag Archives: Ottawa

O’Brien Respected Democracy: Reader

Here is a Facebook post from reader Phillip Blancher:

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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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CITY VOTE ’14

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

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Maguire’s Electric Platform

Mayoral candidate Mike Maguire (hadn’t heard much from him lately … maybe he’s busy) sent over his hydro policy the other day so we’ll print it. Your friendly neighbourhood Bulldog has done the same for candidate Darren Wood and will … 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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Jim Watson: Yesterday’s Man

In newspapers at present, the edifices they built to hold massive presses, huge advertising and circulation departments and large reporting and editing teams are being dismantled. Why? Because small is in. Papers aren’t as profitable as they once were so … Continue reading

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Larry O’Brien Wants To Be My Friend

Has ex-mayor Larry O’Brien turned into Mr. Rogers? He wants to be nice.  — Has former mayor Larry O’Brien gone from swagger to being as nice as Mr. Rogers.

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‘Severe’ Lansdowne Traffic Problem: City Report

This is a City of Ottawa report presented to the National Capital Commission this week. The report was sent to The Bulldog by the NCC. In it, the city says there were: “Severe operational and potential safety constraints of combined … Continue reading

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Independent Bulldog Turns Two Today

Many thank you’s to the great readership and commenters on The Bulldog. Your support has kept The Bulldog healthy as this news site celebrates its second birthday as an independent entity. Freedom of speech is alive and well here. On Sept. … Continue reading

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Municipal Byelections Carry Real Costs

Apparently the issues raised in The Bulldog post on Kanata South Councillor Allan Hubley resonated around Ottawa City Hall, even on Sunday when the article was released. There has been some concern about Hubley making noises about running federally next … Continue reading

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Greenspace Alliance Queries Candidates

This is a release from the Greenspace Alliance: Municipal Election: Four Propositions The Greenspace Alliance today is sending a letter to each candidate registered for Ottawa’s October 27 municipal election, asking whether they support the following four propositions:

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Anybody But Hobbs In Kitchissippi

This is vintage Katherine Hobbs. The Kitchissippi councillor recently came out in support of a 12-storey mammoth condo project at Island Park Drive and Wellington Street. Just one problem. The community design plan, for which many city officials and community … Continue reading

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Where Did The Westboro Convent Go?

Les Soeurs de la Visitation convent is lurking behind a soon-to-be-completed condo. — The contentious Les Soeurs de la Visitation convent on Richmond Road in Westboro has rather close quarters.

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I Bike, I Vote, Cycling Group Says

Citizens For Safe Cycling has released its platform directed at the Oct. 27 municipal election. The platform is below:

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NCC Board Meeting On Tuesday

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: Canada’s Capital Region — The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites members of the public and the media to attend its public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at … Continue reading

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The Draft For Allan Hubley: Whopper Watch

No one is drafted to run in a federal riding. Usually some party brass come forward to try to encourage a person to run and the leadership generally finds a way to get the person they want nominated. No great rising … Continue reading

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You Can Vote By Proxy

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Any elector who is unable to vote in the municipal election on October 27, or on any of the Advance Vote Days, can appoint a proxy to cast a ballot on … Continue reading

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City Has Mickey Mouse Operation: Reader

Great commenter Sheridan took on the pressing issue of whether Jim Watson is a better mayor than Larry O’Brien. To best understand Sheridan’s comments, please read this post first: Why Watson Is Better Than Larry O’Brien. Here’s Sheridan: “Don’t you … Continue reading

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Be Prepared For Road Closures

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The City of Ottawa reminds residents to plan ahead when travelling across the city by car, bike or transit. There are numerous activities taking place across the city this weekend as … Continue reading

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NCC Wants Private Sector Input at LeBreton

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: “Through its ability to plan on a long-term horizon, its commitment to innovation, the quality of its assets and the nature of its activities, the NCC brings a unique promise of … Continue reading

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Oops, Media List Released By City In Error

Well, there are going to be a lot of angry local journalists out there. The City of Ottawa, through releasing its media call list, just gave away a mountain of stories journalists are working on related to city hall. Here … Continue reading

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Why Watson Is Better Than Larry O’Brien: Top 10 List

Don’t you miss pictures like this one? — Ahh, you never thought you’d see this in print, but it’s true. The Bulldog thinks Mayor Jim Watson is better than someone else at something. In this case, it’s former mayor Larry O’Brien. … Continue reading

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It’s All About Jim

How about a few real solutions, Jim Watson. Watson, to much fanfare, has allocated $2 million for affordable housing. Does the mayor care about affordable housing? Not with $2 million he doesn’t. Think for a moment … $2 million will … Continue reading

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Big Announcement Coming At Carleton?

This is a release from Carleton University. This is a heads up sent to the city’s media: Sept. 9, 2014 Carleton to Make Special Announcement about the University’s Future Media are invited to attend a special announcement regarding Carleton University’s … Continue reading

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Lees Avenue Gets New Bridge: Time Lapse

Oops. Lees Avenue no longer has a Highway 417 overpass.  — If you were wondering why you were held up in Highway 417 traffic on the weekend, it was because the Lees Avenue overpass was being replaced. In these two … Continue reading

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