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Maguire Says He Offers Choice For Mayor

This is a comment from mayoral candidate Mike Maguire concerning the post, Watson Wins PR War At Crash Site: I’m not sure how many people are still hoodwinked by this sort of politicking.

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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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Via To Test Level Crossings: Internal Memo

This is a City of Ottawa internal memo from Mayor Jim Watson Sent: April 17, 2014 3:32 PM To: ‘=City Council’ Cc: =Mayor’s Office; Kirkpatrick, Kent; Schepers, Nancy; Kanellakos, Steve; Manconi, John; O’Connor, M. Rick; ‘steve_delbosco@viarail.ca’

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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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CITY VOTE ’14

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

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Move Fast On Bus Safety Changes

Change comes slowly at Ottawa City Hall: Six months after the tragic OC Transpo-Via Rail bus-train collision that claimed the lives of six Ottawans, significant safety measures come to the Woodroffe Avenue Transitway line at Fallowfield where the mishap occurred. … Continue reading

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Homelessness Progress Slow: Report

This is a release from the Alliance To End Homelessness: The 10th annual Report Card on Ending Homelessness in Ottawa was released by the Alliance to End Homelessness (ATEH) Ottawa on April 15, 2014. For the third year in a … Continue reading

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Beware Of Wading Pools

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The City is asking residents to ensure that children are kept away from City wading pools located near a river.

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City Warns Of Flooding Danger

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: With the weather forecast over the next two days predicting heavy rainfall, the City is asking residents to take precautionary steps to protect their family and home from flooding.

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Gladstone Work Resumes

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Gladstone Avenue, between Bank Street and Metcalfe Street, will be closed to commuters as of 9 a.m. on Monday, April 14. This closure is necessary to complete rehabilitation work to replace … Continue reading

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Victoria Street Closed

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Victoria Street is now closed to replace an existing culvert. The work to replace the culvert is slated for completion in about two weeks.

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Culvert Woes Close Dilworth Road

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Dilworth Road is closed between Fourth Line Road and McCordick Road to replace an existing culvert. Work to place the culvert has begun today, and is slated to be completed in … Continue reading

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More Queensway Construction Woes

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Starting Sunday, April 13 until Thursday, April 17 there will be off-peak lane reductions on Highway 417 in both directions between Kent Street and the Highway 417/174 split and between Parkdale … Continue reading

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Formal Rail Boss Announcement

Here is the formal City of Ottawa announcement of the new rail director:

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Light-Rail Office Gets New Chief

This is an internal City of Ottawa document: Deputy city manager Nancy Schepers to Council: The purpose of this memo is to inform you that after an extensive and successful search, I am pleased to announce that Mr. Steven Cripps … Continue reading

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Via Rail In Action: Whopper Watch

The Flat Earth Society has invaded Via Rail. Despite the fact that many had seen the rail signals not working on Greenbank Road level crossing, Via Rail’s response was:

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Anderson Road Closed

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Anderson Road is closed between Ridge Road and Renaud Road to allow for construction to replace a culvert. It is expected that the road will reopen on Monday, April 14.

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Via To Slow Trains Through Ottawa

This is a release from the City of Ottawa that contains a release from Via Rail: To / Destinataire: Mayor and City Council From / Expéditeur: Kent Kirkpatrick, City Manager VIA Rail Crossings: Date: April 10, 2014 Please find attached a News Release … Continue reading

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City Raises $519,000 For UW

This is a release from the United Way: City employees were applauded by City Council after raising $519,007 for the United Way/Centraide of Ottawa through the 2013 Employee Campaign. The money was raised through pledge form donations, as well as … Continue reading

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Watson’s Much Ado About Nothing

This is vintage Jim Watson. Our brave mayor has started a controversy about cigarette butts outside drinking establishments. After all, he must have started it because it’s never been whispered as an issue or a solution proposed as public policy. … Continue reading

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Hobbs, Constituent Exchange Emails

Here is an email exchange between Bulldog reader Randy Gordon and Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs: From Hobbs (all correspondence was on April 7, 2014) Randy, I have not been contacted nor am I aware of any application for the 747 … Continue reading

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Watson Comes Up Short

Mayor Jim Watson has slapped $1 million down to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Now a million sounds like a lot. But in reality, it would only pay for about a quarter of the overrun on the Airport Parkway pedestrian bridge. … Continue reading

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Hobbs Gets Busy With Nothing

Ahhh, Katherine Hobbs. What are you doing? Is she solving the world hunger problem or making improvements to transit? Has she found a way to drill the light-rail tunnel faster? Or is she pondering infrastructure projects as a Kitchissippi councillor … Continue reading

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Senators’ Plight Has Good Side

The Bulldog would rather have the Ottawa Senators in the playoffs than out. But there are advantages to all this.

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What’s Closed For Easter

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The City of Ottawa would like to remind residents of the following schedule changes for Friday, April 18 (Good Friday), and Monday, April 21 (Easter Monday). Client services: · Ottawa City … Continue reading

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