DND disappointment

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Real estate values are soaring in some parts of the City, but Bells Corners and other neighbourhoods near DND headquarters on the Nortel site have been left behind.
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Nearby businesses are disappointed too that the DND effect has been overblown by shifty local politicians and real estate agents.
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Current Bells Corners home prices.
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Ottawa’s many school boards are competing hard for students. Fewer students = fewer tax subsidies and possible school closings.
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The public board has upped its advertising game but the Catholic board’s sign is better: a kindergarten kid would rather play with cardboard boxes than get water poured on his head.
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The old signs weren’t as slick.
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Franco-Ouest has room for a few more bussed-in students.
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School councils, a breeding ground for municipal politicians, can be nasty. Pushy parents and smug administrators often focus on their own narrow interests.
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Volunteers helped clear the Westclffe rinks.
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Waiting for the cold weather to return.
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The crashed-ice course is unique in Ottawa. And it’s free, unlike the Lac-Des-Loups skating trail.
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It’s been a challenging season for rink operators.
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Westcliffe opened Dec. 18 and has enjoyed good/excellent conditions most days since.
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Lynwood opened Jan. 7. Jean-Luc Cooke and the fake community association have a long record of mismanaging the rink contracts.
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Hockey Day in Bells Corners Sat. Feb. 18, 2017.
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Hiking in urban Bells Corners.
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Conditions vary.
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Sidewalks are usually cleared quickly after a storm.
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City plow in Lynwood Village.
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Blowing the snowbanks away to widen the roads for cars.
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Rick’s buddy Jay Tysick is still duking it out with Lisa MacLeod’s rural Conservative friends.
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Tysick is accusing Ghamari of being too friendly with the Liberals.
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What an ugly “racist” anti-democratic gong show!

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