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THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

Submission to The National Capital Commission Richard W. Woodley Bridlewood, Kanata, Ontario June 21, 2013

I am providing this submission to the National Capital Commission (NCC) because I see the NCC as the Guardian of the Greenbelt while I see the City of Ottawa more as the guardian of roads and car drivers.

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THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

Submission to The National Capital Commission Richard W. Woodley Bridlewood, Kanata, Ontario June 21, 2013 I am providing this submission to the National Capital Commission (NCC) because I see the NCC as the Guardian of the Greenbelt while I see the C… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

Alberta Diary: Harper Tories cry havoc and let slip the wars of dogs!

Meow! Prime Minister Stephen and Patron of the War Animals Laureen Harper with their Military Intelligence advisor “Trinity.” Below: the GRU and CSIS lapel pins. Note the similarity of design. Coincidence? I think not! A Royal Canadian animal hat: Here be Dragoons. And below that: Modern elephant-mounted light artillery … so don’t give . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Harper Tories cry havoc and let slip the wars of dogs!

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Open Letter to the National Capital Commission re Lime Kiln Trail Fire

The fire near the Lime Kiln Trail has been described as a tragedy. Perhaps not. If houses or roads had been built on the land it certainly would be a tragedy that the forest would never recover from, though some would call it development or progress. But the forest will recover from the fire and, . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Open Letter to the National Capital Commission re Lime Kiln Trail Fire

Politics and its Discontents: A Tale of Two Cities

Yesterday, while my wife was in the store, I, the ever-dutiful chauffeur, waited patiently in the car, first listening to my favorite station, Jazz FM, and then tuning into the CBC news. A story about the impending closure of bookseller Nicholas Hoare’s Ottawa store caught my attention.

According to the story, the National Capital Commission, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Tale of Two Cities

Occupy Ottawa: “Whither Winterlude?”

It’s Day 11 of the “Winterlude” festival in Ottawa’s Confederation Park, and yet, criticism abounds. For many residents and visitors alike, it’s still unclear what the organizers’ demands are. There is no clear message or …Read More

THE FIFTH COLUMN: NCC "Grand" "Massive" Greenbelt Expansion More Wish List Than To Do List

According to the Ottawa Citizen: OTTAWA — The National Capital Commission brought forward a massive expansion Wednesday of the Greenbelt that will see the “emerald necklace” grow by 2,400 hectares in a bid to cement Ottawa’s reputation as one of the world’s greenest capitals.

(View Greenbelt expansion in a larger map)

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Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Ottawa issued eviction notice, vow to resist

Occupy Ottawa is under attack! The National Capital Commission (NCC) served the movement with a notice of eviction from Confederation Park earlier today. The peaceful Occupiers are required to vacate the park by mid night. But they’re …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: On Global Day of Action, Occupy Ottawa flexes underrated muscle

By Obert Madondo Even as the threat of eviction from Confederation Park looms larger, the Occupy Ottawa movement is getting stronger, says Arun Smith. Yesterday, the movement held simultaneous marches before four key Ottawa landmarks: …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Ottawa Pays Tribute to Late Vancouver Occupier Ashlie Gough

(Originally Published on Occupy Ottawa website) The Occupy Ottawa Movement observed a moment of silence before its General Assembly last night to commemorate the death of Vancouver Occupier, Ashlie Gough. The 23-year-old Victoria native died …Rea… . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Ottawa Pays Tribute to Late Vancouver Occupier Ashlie Gough

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The South March Highlands

Click here for everything you need to know about The South March HighlandsPlease click above for what is the best overview yet of the issues relating to The South March Highlands. . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The South March Highlands

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Richard’s GPS Trail Maps Website Updated

I have updated my Richard’s GPS Trail Maps website with:New overview map: Stony Swamp Conservation Area TrailsandRevised map: Old Quarry Trail System . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Richard’s GPS Trail Maps Website Updated

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Most Annoying Thing About Cycling in Ottawa: Postscript

I was riding the shared bike path along the Ottawa River today and across from the War Museum on the pathway I noticed three yellow dots similar to the three yellow dots on roadways that mark where cars can activate traffic lights( I have tried using t… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Most Annoying Thing About Cycling in Ottawa: Postscript

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Most Annoying Thing About Cycling in Ottawa

We all agree that Ottawa is a great place for cycling, but it is not perfect. Apart from the fact that the City of Ottawa and NCC have to do a better job of completing the system and linking their pathways together there is the problem of a lack of was… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Most Annoying Thing About Cycling in Ottawa

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Ottawa: Proud of It’s Municipal Water Supply and It’s Pathways – The Disconnect

Ottawa is very proud of the quality of it’s municipal drinking water supply and goes to great lengths to assure people they do not need to buy bottled water.Ottawa is also very proud of it’s shared recreational pathway system which, along with the NCCs… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Ottawa: Proud of It’s Municipal Water Supply and It’s Pathways – The Disconnect

THE FIFTH COLUMN: South March Highlands and Carp Hills – NCC Role in Protecting Natural Environment Lands: Beyond The Greenbelt

This post is also being sent via email to National Capital Commission CEO Marie Lemay ( Marie.Lemay@ncc-ccn.ca )click on map to enlargeThe National Capital Commission has recently published maps identifying natural environment lands within the National… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: South March Highlands and Carp Hills – NCC Role in Protecting Natural Environment Lands: Beyond The Greenbelt