Monthly Archives: July 2013

NCC announces demands for western LRT – Metro 28 June 2013

The National Capital Commission’s board announced four conditions they want met before signing off on Ottawa City Hall’s western light rail extension plans Friday. http://metronews.ca/news/ottawa/722799/ncc-announces-demands-for-west-lrt-plan/ Note: In subsequent emails to Ottawa residents, the NCC only listed two conditions! On Jul … Continue reading

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Don’t have unlimited LRT dough Watson tells NCC

Ottawa Sun 18 July 2013 Maybe it’s time to take aside the Ottawa-based board members of the National Capital Commission and make it clear how much the city can spare for a western LRT extension, Mayor Jim Watson says. http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/07/18/dont-have-unlimited-lrt-dough-watson-tells-ncc

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NCC wants western LRT buried – Ottawa Sun 27 June 2013

The NCC seems unlikely to dig the western LRT if it isn’t buried. Deputy city manager Nancy Schepers appeared before the NCC board of directors Thursday seeking guidance as the city works towards a new proposal on the route of … Continue reading

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Is the City negotiating another condo tower at Cleary?

I thought followers of this blog might be interested in this email from the City which reinforces concerns some residents have that the City may be moving toward replacing the strip mall at Richmond and Cleary with a condo tower … Continue reading

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Dominion Transitway – Bus noise

This short (50 seconds) YouTube video shows just how noisy OC Transpo articulated buses are from the 10th floor of an adjacent apartment building. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XYvheWDP9sM

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Citizen editorial: Light rail standoff

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Ottawa Citizen It’s like a Mexican standoff, and truth be told, it is no way to plan a village, let alone the country’s capital. A defiant city transportation committee stuck to its guns Wednesday, voting unanimously … Continue reading

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City chooses collision course over LRT

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 By David Reevely, OTTAWA CITIZEN OTTAWA — The National Capital Commission will eventually come around to the city’s vision for a western extension of its light-rail system, city council’s transportation committee decided Wednesday. Of course, it … Continue reading

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