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Coyotes – What to do if you see one

It is not at all uncommon to see coyotes in the city, especially in areas which are close to forested and agricultural areas.  At this time of year in particular, they do come into our more urban areas looking for food.  They will not harm humans but pets, especially smaller ones, may be vulnerable so […]

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Try it Free in May 2017

Three times the Try it! fun in May Ottawa – Ottawa residents are invited to take advantage of the Try it! program in May, when they can sample a variety of fitness opportunities at City recreation facilities, all for free. Simply visit a participating facility to set up your free membership access card. You then […]

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Ottawa Police Public Advisory

Public Advisory: Break & enters into sheds & garages FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 24, 2017   12:40pm  (Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Break & Enter Unit has started to see an increase in reports of break & enters into insecure sheds & garages.     With the arrival of warmer weather, the Ottawa Police Service Break & […]

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Increase of suspected drug overdose-related emergency department visits seen in Ottawa in past 72 hours

Ottawa – The Ottawa Overdose Prevention and Response Task Force (OPRTF) is alerting the public about an increase in suspected drug overdose-related emergency department visits in Ottawa in the last 72 hours – with 15 life-threatening or potentially life-threatening suspected cases reported over that time period (April 18 to April 20). The OPRTF monitors suspected […]

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River Ward Festivals 2017

River Ward hosts more festivals and special events than any other ward in Ottawa, outside of the downtown core. We are a vibrant community that is blessed with green space and the Rideau River. It is a natural attraction to many organizations to host their event within our community. These spring and summer festivals and […]

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City-wide open air fire ban in effect

Ottawa – Ottawa Fire Services is placing a city-wide fire ban into effect immediately to prevent the rapid spread of fire due to grass and brush fires. This ban will remain in place until conditions improve and the green grass starts to show through dead tall grass. Certain periods in the year create conditions that […]

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