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Staff Gave Faulty Info On Orgaworld Deal

Council was given inaccurate information and faulty methodology was used in framing the Orgaworld contract, audit committee chairman Rick Chiarelli said Monday. “Council could not make a good decision,” Chiarelli said as the controversial audit is due to be released … Continue reading

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Will Lalonde Leave As Lion Or Lamb?

Keep Nov. 28 marked in your calendar. That’s when City of Ottawa auditor general Alain Lalonde presents his last audits before he rides off into the sunset of retirement. Audit committee chairman Rick Chiarelli says there will be a followup … Continue reading

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Orgaworld Negotiations Reach Critical Point

The long-delayed release of the Orgaworld audit should happen before the end of the year, audit committee chairman Rick Chiarelli says. That’s because the arbitration between the City of Ottawa and Orgaworld is reaching a critical point. Either an agreement … Continue reading

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Put An End To This Noise

Funny how Bulldog Ottawa missed this one. City staff wanted the ability to grant exemptions to the noise bylaw that keeps the construction din within reasonable limits. Staff wanted the ability to approve noise outside of reasonable limits. Our public … Continue reading

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Watson Goes AWOL On Blacklist

Interesting to see who stepped up on Ottawa City Council to defend Bulldog Ottawa against the city hall blacklisting of the news site. Those names? Councillors Rick Chiarelli, Diane Deans, Maria McRae and Diane Holmes. In fact, when Deans sent … Continue reading

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Why Is City Denying Councillor Baseball Bid?

OK, so Bulldog Ottawa called last week to see the Mandalay Baseball bid submitted to the City of Ottawa to lease Ottawa Stadium for a Double-A Eastern League franchise. So too did another city media organization and it was told … Continue reading

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Baseball Bid Could Go To The Lawyers

College Councillor Rick Chiarelli said he is considering asking for an independent legal opinion on the bidding process for Ottawa Stadium baseball rights. In particular, Chiarelli, a member of the city finance committee, said Thursday he was concerned that councillors … Continue reading

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Watson Compromises On Mary Pitt Naming

This is a release from the City of Ottawa in the form of a letter to councillors from the mayor’s chief of staff Serge Arpin: Dear Councillor, Last week, Mayor Watson suggested that his Office become involved in identifying an … Continue reading

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Light-Rail Proposals Must Be Audited

The Carling Avenue option for light rail has been studied privately twice. — The time has come for audit committee chairman Rick Chiarelli to become involved in the light-rail process. Chiarelli needs to ask city auditor general Alain Lalonde to conduct … Continue reading

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Sandcastle Drive Residents Want Parking Changes

This is an email exchange between Sandcastle Drive area residents and College Councillor Rick Chiarelli concerning parking: From: Barbara Anderson To: “Rick.Chiarelli@ottawa.ca” <Rick.Chiarelli@ottawa.ca> Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 8:33:03 PM Subject: Sandcastle Drive parking changes needed Mr. Chiarelli, As you … Continue reading

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City Council, Conclave Have Little In Common

The debate surrounding choosing a new pope appeared unusual to College Councillor Rick Chiarelli. Maybe the new transportation committee chairman was picked like this. Perhaps Bulldog Ottawa has been derelict in its duties of watching the always-humourous Rick Chiarelli write his … Continue reading

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The Collected Tweets Of Rick Chiarelli

In this episode, our councillor from College ward discusses hockey and rock ‘n’ roll:

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Chiarelli Finds New Name For CFL Franchise

You learn so much from reading College Councillor Rick Chiarelli’s tweets. First we discover that Rough Rider great Russ Jackson doesn’t really like the RedBlacks name for the new CFL franchise. Then the inimitable Chiarelli discovers a new name for the … Continue reading

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Centrepointe New Year’s Bash Inks ‘Over The Rainbow’ Star

This is a release from the office of College Councillor Rick Chiarelli: Councillor Rick Chiarelli has confirmed that CBC’s Over The Rainbow star Stephanie La Rochelle will perform “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” as part of a live Wizard Of Oz … Continue reading

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Get Ready For Rick Chiarelli’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

For those of you who enjoy a family atmosphere surrounding your New Year’s Eve celebration, the 20th-annual alcohol-free gathering is scheduled for Ben Franklin Place on Centrepointe Drive. It’s a gathering place for thousands to join in a safe environment. Here … Continue reading

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Whaaaat?

This is the slogan atop College Councillor Rick Chiarelli’s Twitter home:

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Light Rail: Where’s The Public?

College Councillor Rick Chiarelli held a mini-discussion on Twitter concerning the lack of attendance at the discussion of the light-rail project project at Ottawa City Hall. Here are the highlights: @rickchiarelli that’s easy; no one believes that you’ll listen to … Continue reading

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Rick Chiarelli’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Is Back

Every year on the various incarnations of Bulldogs, this post gets as many, if not more, page views as any other during the year. Don’t ask me to explain it. So gather together in front of the digitator Nepeanites and all you … Continue reading

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Nepean! Nepean! A Wonderful Place To Be In!

Oh that College Councillor Rick Chiarelli is a card. And shameless. And diplomatic. Here he is being shameless on Twitter on the Bulldog’s all-Twitter weekend. To see Mayor Jim Watson’s scrap on Twitter from Saturday, click here.

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Name CFL Team At Lansdowne ‘Ottawa Ruff Rogers’

College Councillor Rick Chiarelli was at Local Heroes watching the Grey Cup game when he tweeted this out about Minto’s Roger Greenberg:

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Next Year, Rick Chiarelli In A Tutu

This is conversation on Twitter with His Worship Jim Watson and College Councillor Rick Chiarelli concerning the councillors actions in a Santa Claus parade:

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Woodroffe Avenue Re-Opens

This is some of the best news west-end drivers have had in a long time. Woodroffe Avenue has re-opened. These tweets from College Councillor Rick Chiarelli:

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Stephen Harper, Retain That Trade Wall

The other Bulldogs are barking: On Bulldog Canadian, Prime Minister Stephen Harper needs to rethink his goal of free trade with India. Bulldog Business features a sneak preview of BlackBerry 10 by College Councillor Rick Chiarelli who has seen the … Continue reading

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Why Fox News Fails: Rick Chiarelli

College Councillor Rick Chiarelli, with his quick wit, was made for Twitter:

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@rickchiarelli Tackles Twitter

College Councillor Rick Chiarelli, still the funniest councillor (Peter Clark is second), is learning to Tweet. The horror ….

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