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Charles Gordon

Feb 15, 2017

Tennis comeback may get traction from Davis Cup

Most of the headlines that came out of the weekend of Davis Cup tennis in Ottawa dealt with the disqualification of a young...

Ottawa West News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Feb 08, 2017

Province puts brakes on road tolls

Sure, it’s kind of cheap fun to sit back and watch the city of Toronto fight with the Ontario provincial government. Too bad...

Ottawa West News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Feb 01, 2017

Let's keep an eye on the Byward Market

On the face of it, the Byward Market does not look like it needs saving.

Ottawa East News | 1 Comment | by Charles Gordon
Jan 25, 2017

School boards need to look at more than numbers

Schools are too important to be left to school boards. In particular, the survival of individual schools. A number of...

Ottawa East News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Jan 18, 2017

Ottawa: They like us! They really like us!

The world’s great cities don’t really care what the world thinks of them. Paris, New York — you can like them or not, as far...

Nepean Barrhaven News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Jan 11, 2017

Challenge for the new year: smart car meets dumb street

When you look at the early headlines of 2017 you can be forgiven for thinking that this year might not be much of an...

Orleans News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Dec 28, 2016

The year that was, and you’re welcome to it

January: Pick-and-pay system for cable television subscribers begins. It will completely fail to revolutionize television...

Kanata Kourier-Standard | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Dec 21, 2016

Let's offer a helping hand to others this winter

In our white collar society, where the normal challenge is slow WiFi or limited parking, we don’t get much of a chance to be...

Orleans News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Dec 14, 2016

Planning for new Civic campus a guessing game

It is no wonder that there has been so much passion over the proposed relocation of the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus. So...

Orleans News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Dec 02, 2016

Downside of hockey is no fun at all

I happened to be on the other side of the world recently, tuned into CNN for a glimpse of life back on our continent — in...

Nepean Barrhaven News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Dec 01, 2016

Photo radar could increase safety around schools

It looks like we might have another go at photo radar here in Ottawa

Nepean Barrhaven News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Dec 01, 2016

Ottawa sure loves its football

Many commentators have made the observation that the Grey Cup was held in the wrong place. Well, it’s in the right place...

Orleans News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Nov 30, 2016

Parking regulations make little sense

Warning: This column is definitely about First World problems. If you need to read about the troubles of people who are...

Orleans News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Nov 30, 2016

Self-driving us to distraction

Once again the self-driving car is in the news.

Orleans News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon
Jul 13, 2016

Piano at city hall a symbol of openness and inclusion

It's funny: just as I was thinking about writing something nice about the piano in the Ottawa City Hall lobby somebody wrote...

Nepean Barrhaven News | Add Comment | by Charles Gordon

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