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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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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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Watson’s Canada 2017 Fete: Top 10 List

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TOP 10 LISTThe City of Ottawa’s Canada 2017 celebration is being pushed harder by Mayor Jim Watson than a hawker at a medicine show.

Why this celebration comes just before the municipal election of 2018 and … well … you can piece this altogether from there.

So here they are: the Top 10 City of Ottawa events planned for 2017:

10. Canada 2017 Happy Tweet Seminar;

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CUPE 503’s Increase Almost Twice CPI

We’ve said this before on The Bulldog but given the recent decision of the arbitrator on CUPE 503’s wages, it is worth repeating.

The arbitrator awarded CUPE 503’s people almost two per cent over two years which is almost twice the level of the Canadian consumer price index.

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Watson Credible On Weed Joint

Mayor Jim Watson says he didn’t interfere in charging the BuzzOn weed-smoking establishment a $3,000 fine and having the doors closed on the place.

Your agent believes him.

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Arbitrator Awards Almost Two Per Cent To CUPE 503

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

Mayor and Members of Council:

I am writing to advise that the City has received the award of the Interest Arbitration Panel in respect of the collective agreement between the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa-Carleton Public Employees’ Union, C.U.P.E. Local 503, Inside/Outside bargaining unit (CUPE 503 I/O), which was released earlier this afternoon. The CUPE 503 I/O bargaining unit is the City’s largest and comprises approximately 6,300 members in almost all City departments.

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City To Take OMB To Court

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This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

The City of Ottawa is challenging an Ontario Municipal Board decision that, if leftunappealed, could create uncertainty about the authority of both the City’s Official Plan and local neighbourhood plans.

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Ottawa Ignores Heated Mailbox Issue

canadapostWhile College Councillor Rick Chiarelli and his staff get blasted by phone calls from angry residents who are finding Canada Post super mailbox locations chosen with little or no consultation in his ward, many municipalities are going to the courts to stop this action because of citizen concern and high costs.

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Severe Weather Warning Downgraded For Ottawa Area

Environment Canada has downgraded the weather warning for the Ottawa area.

The hashtag for it on Twitter is #onstorm. Report what you see to comments here at The Bulldog. The Bulldog is publishing storm-related tweets below.

The weather warning is below:

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Parkdale, ByWard Markets Open

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

Ottawa residents can now savour the homegrown flavours on offer in the ByWard and Parkdale markets. These outdoor marketshave opened for the season, offering local produce, seasonal plants, flowers, and more.

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Looking Back At The Old Met Store

When Ottawa’s Urbsite publishes a new post, it is always an event.

Great history, boffo photographs, it’s the best.

This time Urbsite turns its sights on the old downtown Metropolitan store.

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Release LRT Land Costs: Bulldog On CFRA

cfraRob Snow of CFRA’s Afternoon Edition and Ken Gray of The Bulldog discuss what’s going on at Ottawa City Hall with Mayor Jim Watson refusing to release expropriation costs along the light-rail line and now blocking release of the cost of connecting light-rail stations to nearby buildings.

The discussion on CFRA is below:

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WHOPPERWATCH

Mayor Jim Watson contends there’s been a “massive consultation process through the election” held last fall.

– Ottawa Citizen (the quote is Watson’s) on why such little debate on city strategic priorities


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The Two Sides Of Jim Watson

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Mayor Jim Watson has two sides.

There is the public Jim Watson who pats grandmothers and babies on the head, attends the omnipresent bake sales, creates media bites for his first skate on the Rideau Canal (one would argue that if he skated on the Rideau Canal in July … now that’s a story) and every other little thing he does and hands out awards to any person in town.

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Lansdowne: What’s Up With The Tickets?

Here’s what we saw before Lansdowne was constructed.


This week Michael Vickers sent along an email to The Bulldog concerned about the parking situation at Lansdowne.

Your agent asked him about why the interest?

Here is his excellent response:

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Lansdowne: It’s Uhhh … Unusual

Your agent visited the new Lansdowne last week and it was … different.

I hardly know where to start. Perhaps the stadium which is half-good.

The old part of the stadium, the one facing the shopping plaza, has never been very pretty. It didn’t get much prettier with the renovation. And the ice rink beneath the stands is one of the oddest venues anywhere … big seating on one side, very little on the other which would make sense if you are constructing an arena under football stands which they were.

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