Tag Archives: Ottawa

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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Happy Holidays

Your friendly neighbourhood Bulldog hasn’t had a holiday in far too long. So it’s time for a break. The Bulldog will be back with some new features and its old bite on Jan. 5. And for those of you who can’t … Continue reading

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Young Leaves Mayor’s Office: Internal Document

This is an internal memo from Mayor Jim Watson: Dear Council colleagues,   I am writing to provide you with an overview of the key members of my staff who will be available to assist you throughout the term. I … Continue reading

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Cullen Condemns Choice Of Committee Chairs

Former Bay ward councillor Alex Cullen takes on a couple of committee postings coming out Wednesday’s council meeting in this email to The Bulldog. Watson’s list of City Council Committee Chairs shows clever politicking – no surprise here. But two … Continue reading

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Budget Increase Is Really A Whopper

Ottawa City Council has approved a two-per-cent increase in spending for the upcoming budget. When one hears two per cent, the natural tendency is to say that’s a mighty small increase. Why those councillors must be really on the job to keep … Continue reading

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ABSTRAKT Wins For Monument Design

This is a release from Canadian Heritage: The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, are pleased to announce that the design … Continue reading

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NAC To Get $110 Million Facelift

This is a release from Canadian Heritage: Ottawa – The Honourable John Baird, Member of Parliament (Ottawa West–Nepean), and the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced that the Government of Canada will invest $110.5 … Continue reading

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Snow Brings City Parking Restrictions

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: The first winter overnight parking restriction is in effect tonight from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. across Ottawa. This overnight parking restriction will remain in effect until the City announces it … Continue reading

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Sussex Drive To Reopen

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: On Saturday, December 13, Sussex Drive will fully reopen to two lanes in each direction, between St. Patrick Street and King Edward Avenue. All four lanes of traffic will remain open … Continue reading

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Open Letter To Baird On Light Rail

This is an open letter to Foreign Minister John Baird from The Bulldog: Dear Mr. Baird: As the minister responsible for the National Capital Commission, you have said publicly you do not want the city’s light-rail line to be built … Continue reading

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Toronto Transparent, Ottawa Not

This is an email sent to The Bulldog from avid reader Kathleen Allen: Why can’t Ottawa be this transparent.

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Winterlude Schedule Unveiled

This is a release from Canadian Heritage. It features the program for 2015 Winterlude: The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today unveiled the official program for Winterlude 2015. Winterlude will run from January 30 to … Continue reading

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Ramp Closures Continue On Hwy. 417

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Construction of the Highway 417 Expansion project will continue over the winter months, however motorists and transit users can expect reduced traffic impacts.

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Newbies Perform Well At Council

Jonathan Mark takes a critical look at the first day of Ottawa City Council. First day of our new Council, and I was on hand at Ottawa City Hall. Not a great start. Trying to get into the underground parking … Continue reading

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Council, Media Need New Priorities

Where did political priorities go and what happened to mature news judgment in this city? Does anyone really care if councillors accept $30 or $100 of trinkets from residents? Do we care if councillors exceed their trinket limit by, say, $20? … Continue reading

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Council 1, Mayor 0

So what have we learned from the first three days of Ottawa’s new council? Mayor Jim Watson continues to be Jim Watson. That is: image is everything, utility places second to what’s right, he loves power (even to the detriment … Continue reading

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Watson Frugal? Sure: Whopper Watch

So Mayor Jim Watson wants to be frugal. Actually he just wants to appear frugal. Image is everything with His Worship. At Monday’s swearing-in ceremony for the new Ottawa City Council, Watson brought out the old saw that because Tim … Continue reading

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Top Chefs Cook For Charity

This is a press release: Ottawa’s top chefs invite Ottawa food lovers to gather on Dec. 16 for Chef Bites, a fundraiser to create an emergency fund to support Ottawa restaurant industry staff in need. Two Ottawa women with a … Continue reading

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Fight Power Grab, Rick Chiarelli: Reader

This is an email from community activist and Bulldog reader Ron Benn to College Councillor Rick Chiarelli: Councillor Chiarelli, I am extremely disappointed in the mayor, and you know that I do not hold him in high esteem, for introducing … Continue reading

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The Badly Flawed Governance Report

This is an email from avid Bulldog reader Andrew Zenner. Zenner has gone over the governance report with a fine-tooth comb: There are a number of issues in the massive 289-page Omnibus governance bill that is being brought to council … Continue reading

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Food Drive Celebrates 30 Years

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: An Ottawa holiday tradition continues this weekend when our community’s spirit of giving and sharing hops on board for the 2014 OC Transpo/Loblaw Annual Christmas Food Drive. This annual event is … Continue reading

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Don’t Ram Through Governance Legislation (1)

This is bad. This is really bad. If you thought the consultation on consultations would never amount to a more cooperative city government, well unlikely as that was, it’s a lock now. As of  Sunday at 10 a.m., the city … Continue reading

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Serious Problems With Governance Report (2)

Let’s look for some reasons why certain people at Ottawa City Hall would like the governance report steamrolled through council. This from the report: That the Mayor be given delegated authority to conduct performance reviews, authorize salary adjustments within the Council-approved … Continue reading

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Governance Report ‘Underhanded': Reader (3)

This is a comment from Bulldog reader Sheridan: This is truly amazing and underhanded. We just had a municipal election in which there was no mention of the need for new governance legislation. Indeed, the leading election issues were: a … Continue reading

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