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Is Chianello A Watson Cheerleader? Reader

The great Bulldog commenter Ron Benn served up a good one on the Joanne Chianello issue that ran on Friday. Here’s Benn’s comment: As an outsider to the craft of journalism, I am loathe to criticize someone for a lack of … Continue reading

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More On Chianello

The discussion of columnist Joanne Chianello’s work continues … this time on Twitter:

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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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The Capital’s Forgotten Plan: Padolsky Essay

— Architect Barry Padolsky should be declared a heritage site or some such thing for the interesting and sometimes odd bits of history he unearths. Padolsky is one of the great natural resources in the community. What would Ottawa do without … Continue reading

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NIMBYism Revisited

Here’s another take on NIMBYism, this one from Wolf Illing, sent to The Bulldog  by email: NIMBYism is often just a random reflex response to much more serious issues associated with rezoning, issues that need a lot more attention than … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Secretaries Shuffled

This is a release from the Prime Minister’s Office: Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that three parliamentary secretaries have received new assignments.

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Consultations Set For Widened Airport Parkway

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The City of Ottawa initiated a study and is seeking public input to develop recommendations for the widening of the Airport Parkway between Brookfield Road and the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, … Continue reading

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Westboro No More

Now in this post, your agent is using Westboro in the broadest sense … perhaps correctly meaning the old west end but much more recognizable as Westboro to people from Orleans or Barrhaven. So stand down Hintonburgers. — Why does … Continue reading

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LRT Expropriation Figures Still Secret

The Bulldog has a new obsession … discovering what the City of Ottawa paid landowners for their expropriated properties in relation to the light-rail project. It’s hard to imagine why the city doesn’t simply release the figures, but it doesn’t. … Continue reading

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NIMBY is a slur word

Here are more comments on NIMBY as a planning term: Robert Roberts says: January 19, 2015 at 5:29 PM Citizens would like to feel that city hall is on their side. It is not. Citizen concerns are dismissed as NIMBYism.

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Should NIMBY Be Used In Planning Debates? Bulldog Poll

Last weekend the topic of NIMBYism was thoroughly discussed on The Bulldog. But here’s an opportunity to express your views concerning the term used on people who live near to major projects and don’t want them. Cast your vote: Should the … Continue reading

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Does God Oppose Western LRT Route?

Foreign Minister John Baird doesn’t like it. National Capital Commission chairman Russ Mills doesn’t like it. The local MP and MPP don’t like it. Former councillor and mayoral candidate Clive Doucet doesn’t like it. Top urban planners don’t like it. … Continue reading

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LRT Runs On City Land?

Will J. Kootch on Facebook asks this interesting question by way of Facebook and your friendly neighbourhood Bulldog.

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City Seeks Residential Rezoning

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The City of Ottawa is undertaking a zoning review to determine appropriate locations for new, local commercial zones within residential neighbourhoods, and is seeking public input at an upcoming meeting on … Continue reading

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Make Taxis More Competitive

Ottawa City Hall should be examining the public’s reasons behind its love affair with the Uber taxi system. In other words, is Ottawa’s traditional cab system uncompetitive? The public embracing Uber tells your agent that something is wrong. That the … Continue reading

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Frostbite Warning Issued

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has issued a Frostbite Warning to ensure people take appropriate precautions before going outside and to encourage homeless people to seek indoor shelter from the cold. This … Continue reading

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Sheriff Watson Comes To Town: Toppy 10 List

Oh thar’s gangs out thar but they’ve a-met thar match. Sheriff Jim’s a-come a-town. All those bad guys are a-runnin’ for da Gatyno Hills ’cause they know thar’s no reasonin’ with da Sheriff once he gets up a-head-uh steam. Pity da poor varmint who stand … Continue reading

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Totally Awesome, Tim Tierney

Sorry to centre you out here Tim Tierney but your tweet was sent to me by Twitter to encourage me to participate on the social medium.

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Guns, Gangs And Pablum

When I see announcements such as this one, it’s really disappointing. We have a serious problem with guns and gangs in the city so Mayor Jim Watson meets police chief Charles Bordeleau (with much publicity) to discuss the problem. What … Continue reading

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How Much Did LRT Expropriations Cost?

While we’ve been on the subject of light rail (on Tuesday), we here at your friendly neighbourhood Bulldog have been wondering why the city hasn’t released the cost of expropriating downtown lands for the aforementioned project. Say, the cost of … Continue reading

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The State Of Light Rail: Botched

An artist’s conception of Ottawa’s new light-rail project. —  We’ve discussed for some time the problems surrounding Ottawa’s misguided light-rail line … the largest project in municipal history. It is a thorough and complete botch for $2.1 billion.

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Has Ottawa Experienced A Crime Explosion?

Is violence getting worse in Ottawa or has the media so few resources now that easy-to-get police news is dominating the agenda?

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Scum In Overbrook

When one thinks of Ottawa, one remembers the legions of good people out there prepared to help. In contrast, it’s hard to imagine there are people who would perpetrate an act such as this. On Jan. 6, a developmentally challenged … Continue reading

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O-Train To Close For Six Days

Here’s a city release on the O-Train that we never got in because I was somewhere in the Caribbean. It was released on Dec. 23. It deals with some changes in the line. The document is below. Just click on … Continue reading

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Why Do We Live Here?

The Bulldog’s paws a few days ago pointing out to somewhere in the Caribbean from a ship deck and a lounge chair. Ah, can’t wait for minus 30. — OK, so look. A bit more than a week ago your … Continue reading

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