Tag Archives: Ottawa

Andrew Cohen’s Edifice Complex

It’s always great to welcome back the great commenter Sheridan without whom The Bulldog wouldn’t be half as interesting. I should put him on retainer. Come to think of it, I should put me on retainer. Here the mighty Sheridan … 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. There’s faster way of keeping informed quickly and in real time of the finest in Canadian opinion. The Bulldog brings … Continue reading

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Run For Your Life On LRT, Jim Watson

That dull roar you hear in the distance is the sound of sensible shoes on pavement as old west end residents march on Ottawa City Hall carrying axes and scythes looking for the mayor. Run for your life, Jim Watson. … Continue reading

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Byron Park In Jeopardy: Residents

This is a release from the Neighbours For Smart Western Rail: Dear Neighbours, Our community has been loud and clear about our commitment to protecting Byron Linear Park, the wonderful pedestrian artery of our community. Hundreds have spoken up about the negative … Continue reading

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NCC Compromise Gets LRT Wrong Again

The correct route for Ottawa’s troubled light-rail line. Carling Avenue. — Doesn’t anybody at the City of Ottawa or the National Capital Commission get it? You put light rail through commercial, high-density residential or retail areas. Not through old areas … Continue reading

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NCC Proposes Rochester Field LRT

This is a release by the National Capital Commission: Following its Board meeting this week, the National Capital Commission (NCC) has requested that the City of Ottawa include the Rochester Field–Richmond Road alignment in its ongoing environmental assessment study for … Continue reading

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Big Stuff On Parkway Light Rail

Big stuff is happening this morning. I bet Mayor Jim Watson is on pins and needles. Here’s hoping the NCC recommends putting it somewhere other than the Macdonald Parkway and the city doesn’t slap it on the Byron Linear Park. … Continue reading

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The Mayor As Puppet

Mayor Jim Watson touting Movember. He never looked so life-like. — First the Bobbleheads, now The Puppet. Sounds a bit like a horror movie doesn’t it. The movie-makers tried to get some of the Watson Party councillors to participate in … Continue reading

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Why All The Watson?

People have been wondering about this. Why so much comment on His Worship? Well, he’s the only one speaking these days. Perhaps the other councillors have been cowed by his tactics. It would be nice if some of the other … Continue reading

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Watson’s Baseball Folly

The Ottawa Champions have named their new manager, former Major League Baseball great Hal Lanier. You have to be a certain vintage to remember Lanier. That was my earliest vintage. Somehow the 18-34 age bracket might have missed him Good … Continue reading

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Santa Parade To Disrupt Traffic

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Along with toys and goodies, Santa Claus may be delivering minor traffic disruptions on Saturday, November 22, starting at 11 a.m. during the 2014 Help Santa Toy Parade. The City of … Continue reading

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Gourlay Piles Up The Plaques

David Gourlay tweeted out this honour late Monday evening.  — It has been another great day for president David Gourlay of the Ottawa Champions Baseball Club. If you check the picture above, you will notice that Gourlay’s name is gracing … Continue reading

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Watson’s Post-Vote Quips: Top 10 List

Now the story can be told. The Bulldog hid a microphone in a secret enclave deep in the bowels of Re-elect Jim Watson for Mayor 2014 headquarters. This is where all the great strategy was formulated to defeat would-be mayor Mike Maguire. … Continue reading

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Ottawa Watches Toronto UBER Case

This is a release from the City of Ottawa:

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Do You Like It LOUD?

Ottawa Magazine’s Anne DesBrisay goes to the restaurant Ace Mercado where all the noise doesn’t come from the kitchen: “There Goes the Neighbourhood” was the opening slogan of Ace Mercado, punctuated with cartoon dynamite booms. There went my ear drums … Continue reading

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Watson ‘Friend’ Gets Order Of Ottawa Nod

This from Twitter: Watson office staffer Danielle McGee (fourth from right in back row) and David Gourlay, Order of Ottawa recipient (third from right in back row). — Whither David Gourlay. In most everything, not only do you have to … Continue reading

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Ottawa’s Traffic Creep And Crawl

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Residents are advised of the following lane reductions and ramp closures on Highway 417 and Highway 174: Anticipated Lane Reductions During the week of November 17: There will be off-peak lane … Continue reading

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Where’s Katherine Hobbs?

Who is representing Kitchissippi for the last two weeks of council’s term? — So if Matthew Pearson of the Citizen is correct in his assumption on Twitter that Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs has left her office with her staff, who … Continue reading

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Stop The Level-Crossing Danger

This is an excellent comment from avid Bulldog reader Ron Benn that was certainly worth playing up on the weekend: While grade-separate crossings along the Via tracks might be the solution (and I am not convinced that it is viable, … Continue reading

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Dead People Don’t Vote

One of Mayor Jim Watson’s favourite refrains when he doesn’t want to do something is: “There’s no money for that.” However in this case, Watson really might not have the money. People are talking $100 million for underpasses or overpasses … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, NCC

This is a release from the National Capital Commission: The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites you to attend a panel discussion on the elements of creating a meaningful and successful lighting master plan. This Capital Urbanism Lab event aims to … Continue reading

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We’re No. 2 Behind Nunavut

An artist rendering of Ottawa’s award-winning light-rail project. — Yes, another award for the City of Ottawa. What’s novel about this is that it is the city receiving one instead of handing one out. The Nobel? The Giller? The Pulitzer? The … Continue reading

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Fire Chief Calls It Quits

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: After countless honours spanning an illustrious 35-year career, Ottawa Fire Services Chief, John deHooge, has announced he will retire on January 31, 2015. He has led the department since his appointment … Continue reading

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It’s The Honesty, Stupid

According to city officials, nothing went wrong when an OC Transpo bus ended up with a railway crossing gate atop it on Fallowfield Road. Why there was a manager on the bus who said everything was fine. The city planned no … Continue reading

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