(Ottawa)—This week and next, children will be returning to school and many will be bussing, walking and riding their bikes to their destinations.
The Ottawa Police Service reminds motorists and pedestrians to be aware of the increase of children and youth on city streets. As school begins, please consider the following safety tips:
- Reduce speeds in school zones and be ready to stop at any time. Children do not always notice oncoming traffic;
- Obey school bus signals;
- Watch for pedestrian crossovers, know how they work and obey them when in use;
- Walk on available sidewalks;
- Always cross at intersections, looking and listening for traffic and walk across only when road is clear and safe to do so;
- Follow adult crossing guards, student crossing patrols and school bus operator’s signals; and,
- Always wear a helmet when riding a bike and walk your bike across a roadway.
Drivers are responsible for stopping in both directions, if on a road without a median, when they see a school bus stopped with its lights flashing. Fines for not obeying this law range from $400 to $2,000 and six demerit points.
September is School Bus/School Zone safety and Vehicle Occupant Restraint awareness month with the Safer Roads Ottawa Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP).
For more safety tips, go to Back to School Safety.
Please see the links below for the Bateman Park Plans.
Please send any questions or comments to Jeanette Krabicka Jeannette.Krabicka@ottawa.ca.
2017 Community Safety Awards
Call for Nominations
Help us identify and celebrate our community safety leaders. Crime Prevention Ottawa is calling for nominations for the 9th annual Community Safety Awards. The awards honour individuals, groups and programs making a contribution to the safety of our community.
Crime prevention leaders represent all ages and walks of life, including volunteers and staff with many different kinds of organizations. They include groups of dedicated individuals working to build community pride or address crime and safety issues in their neighbourhoods.
Nominees are being sought for the following award categories:
- Leadership Award
- Business Award
- Youth Leadership Award
- Enforcement Professional Award
- City Employee Award
- Volunteer Award
- Volunteer Program Award
- Community Program Award
The nomination form, criteria and frequently asked questions can be found at: www.crimepreventionottawa.ca. The deadline for submissions is October 3, 2017. Please take the time to recognize a person, group or program that is making a difference by submitting a nomination.
The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. at Ottawa City Hall. Save the date!
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August 15, 2017 – The City of Ottawa is pleased to announce the annual GLAD Cleaning the Capital fall campaign will take place from September 15 to October 15. Early bird registration is now available.
Registration is quick and easy:
- Go to ottawa.ca/clean, or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) to register for the cleanup. The interactive map on our website will show you which locations have already been claimed, allow you to register your own project site and choose the cleanup supplies that you need.
- Select a location such as a park, ravine, shoreline, bus stop, pathway or any public area that requires litter pickup or graffiti removal.
Volunteers who register their cleanup project before September 14 have a chance to win one of many early bird prizes donated by our generous sponsors. Volunteers who submit a final cleanup report by October 31 will be eligible for more prizes.
GLAD Cleaning the Capital is a city-wide event that brings together neighbours, communities and friends to help keep Ottawa clean and green! Last year alone, 72,000 volunteers collected more than 58,182 kilograms of litter from 1,300 projects.
This is a great opportunity for families and friends to work together on community cleanup projects that help make Ottawa clean, green, graffiti-free and litter-free. Cleaning the Capital is also an excellent way for high school students to earn their community volunteer hours.
ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE
Deer Park Road from Fisher Avenue to Forest Park Road
Dynes Road and Prince of Wales Drive
Integrated Road, Sewer, and Watermain Construction
Construction work for the Dynes Road and Prince of Wales Drive Reconstruction Project is now underway. Part of this project includes the installation of a large diameter trunk storm sewer, as well as replacing the existing sanitary sewer and watermain and roadway reconstruction.
Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the contractor, Ottawa Greenbelt Construction Limited, to complete the work.
Why: The road closure is required to facilitate the installation of the sewer and watermain within the intersection, to accommodate the Contractor’s equipment, for protection of existing utilities, and for the safety of the workers and the public.
When: The intersection closure is scheduled to be in-place from Monday, August 28 to Friday, September 22, 2017.
Where: Deer Park Road between Fisher Avenue and Forest Park will be closed to vehicular and bicycle traffic.
Access to the Community
During the road closure, residents on Deer Park Road can access their community from Meadowlands Drive or Baseline Road. A safe and accessible path of travel for all pedestrians will be maintained through and/or around the construction site.
During construction, on-street parking will be restricted on Deer Park Road within the vicinity of the construction area.
The Contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until the work is entirely complete. The Contractor will take every precaution necessary to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family and/or operation of your business, but as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the work, such as delays and traffic detours when travelling through the construction zone, noise, dust and vibration. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.
Accessibility is an important consideration for the City. If you require special accommodations, please contact the undersigned. Provisions in the contract have been made in order to ensure Para Transpo vehicles are able to access the apartment buildings within the limits of this project.
To obtain any additional information on this project, please contact the City’s Project Manager.
City of Ottawa Project Manager:
Franco Bonanno, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 21775
Darrin Alberty, P.Eng.
Greenbelt Construction Limited
5151 Albion Road
Ottawa, ON K1X 0A5
Jason Bettez, P.Eng., M.Eng.
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited
864 Lady Ellen Place
Ottawa, ON K1Z 5M2
City of Ottawa On-Site Representative:
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, please call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1.
cc: Councillor Riley Brockington, Ward 16 – River
Councillor Keith Egli, Ward 9 – Knoxdale-Merivale
Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request, at the following link: www.ottawa.ca/accessibleformat
FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTION
Fisher Avenue at Dynes Avenue/ Deer Park road will be closed from Friday August 25th at 7 PM until Monday August 28th at 6 AM
August 1, 2017 – The Recreation eGuide and Mon Cyberguide francophone des loisirs for fall and winter programs are now available online at ottawa.ca. Choose from a wide variety of activities for all ages, including swimming lessons, fitness classes, general-interest courses, sports and instruction in the arts.
- Registration for swimming and aquafitness classes begins online and by phone (613-580-2588) on Monday, August 14 at 9 p.m. and in person at City recreation facilities on Tuesday, August 15 during regular business hours.
- Registration for all other classes begins online and by phone (613-580-2588) on Wednesday, August 16 at 9 p.m. and in person at City recreation facilities on Thursday, August 17 during regular business hours.
To register online or by phone you will require a client barcode and family PIN numbers. High volumes of online registrants are expected throughout the first week of registration, particularly the first evening, which could result in a longer registration experience than usual.
Residents who do not have access to the Internet are encouraged to visit City recreation centres or libraries with public Internet access. They can also visit any Client Service Centre or where customer service staff can help with registration. Some community centres may provide printed brochures for their local activities.
Check out the link below for the Ward 9 2015-206 Crime Trends!