Monday, 20 November 2017

Media Release from Ottawa Police Service - Shooting investigation on Monterey Drive

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 17, 2017    4:12pm

Shooting investigation on Monterey Drive

 (Ottawa) –On Friday, November 17, 2017, at 7:00am, Ottawa Police Service received 911 calls regarding a shooting taking place near and around the 50 to 100 block of Monterey Drive.  

Frontline officers attended the area and located a male in his 20s injured from a gunshot wound.  No suspect(s) were on scene.   A crime scene perimeter was established.   The male victim was transported to hospital with non life threatening injuries and was considered in stable conditions at hospital.   

Patrol officers and investigators continued in trying to locate suspect(s).   Later in the morning as this investigation moved forward, a male suspect was arrested.

Austin Riley EMMERSON, 18 of Ottawa, is facing charges of:

·         Attempt to commit an offence, Break and Enter      
·         Discharge firearm with intent
·         Careless use of firearm, weapon, prohibited device
·         Possession of a weapon
·         Unauthorized possession of a firearm
·         Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
·         Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
·         Pointing a firearm
·         Breach of Probation

To note that the victim of the gunshot wound in this case is also the person believed to be the person in possession of the firearm at the time of the offence.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police's Guns and Gangs Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050.  Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Update - Leslie Park shooting

On November 17th 2017 at approximately 07:00 hours  police responded to a call for service in the Monterey Rd area for an individual who sustained a gunshot injury. The injuries are not considered life threatening. An arrest has been made in this incident and a criminal investigation in underway.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

QTSR Community Association AGM / QTSR association communautaire assemblée Générale annuelle

QTSR Community Association AGM

When: Saturday, November 25th, 1:30-3:00
Where: Pinecrest Recreation Complex (2250 Torquay Ave.)

The Queensway Terrace South Ridgeview (QTSR) Community Association will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 25th from 1:30-3:00pm in the lounge of the Pinecrest Recreation Complex.

For more information or to submit nominations for our community association board, please contact us at  

All members of our community are invited to attend.

QTSR association communautaire assemblée Générale annuelle

Quand : le samedi 25 novembre, 13h30 – 15h00
Où : Complex récréatif Pinecrest (2250, avenue Torquay)

L’association communautaire Queensway Terrace South / Ridgeview (QTSR) tiendra notre assemblée générale annelle le samedi 25 novembre, 13h30 – 15h00 dans le salon du Complexe récréatif Pinecrest.

N’hésitez pas à communiquer avec nous pour obtenir plus de renseignements ou de présenter des candidates au conseil de l’association communautaire,à l’addresse

Tous les membres de notre communauté sont invités à participer.

Registration for the Planning Primer Heritage Elective

November 18 and 20, 2017 (Offered in English)

City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Festival Control Boardroom, First Floor   
9 a.m. to noon

November 27, 2017 (Offered in French)


City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Festival Control Boardroom, First Floor   
9 a.m. to noon

You can register for the course online until November 17, 2017. Seating is limited to 40 residents per session.

The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department offers the
Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.  The program is a series of half-day courses.  Please see our schedule for other Primer courses.The content of these Primer courses is the same as those offered in previous years.

Please send your questions to

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Bethany Baptist Church 1st annual Christmas Bazaar

When: December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm        
Where: Bethany Baptist Church,  382 Centrepointe Dr,  Nepean, ON K2G 6B3
Cost: Free   
Contact: Cia Savage 613-821-1761 (Evenings) Email

Bethany Baptist Church 1st annual Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9AM to 3PM

Free Admission
Vendors Wanted (see below)

Instructions for Vendors
To be a vendor at Bethany`s Christmas Bazaar, your application must be submitted no later than November 17, 2017, and contain the following:
  • Table rental fees (payable to Bethany Baptist Church)
    • Mail or drop-off cheques to Bethany Baptist Church (Attention: Cia Savage)
  • Photos/Description of craft/items being sold
  • Proof of Liability Insurance (minimum of 2 million)*
A Selection Committee will review all applications to make sure requirements are met.  Vendors will be chosen based on photographic representation/items being sold.  Those vendors chosen will be contacted by phone/email no later than November 20, 2017.
* Liability Insurance can be obtained through your insurance provider or you can call Mantha Insurance at (613)-746-1450. They are offering a special rate of $99.60 (tax inc).

Monday, 6 November 2017

Taxi coupons: A convenient alternative for some Para Transpo customers

Last year, nearly 2,000 Para Transpo customers purchased and used taxi coupons as a convenient alternative to Para Transpo.

Taxi coupons allow Para Transpo customers to take discounted taxi services. A book of the coupons can be purchased from Para Transpo for $24, but provides $40 worth of taxi fares; meaning that you are saving 40 per cent off the regular taxi fare.

Once you have purchased a taxi coupon book, you can reserve a ride at your convenience by contacting one of four participating taxi companies – Blue Line, Capital, De Ville and West-Way Taxi.

Coupon books have a selection of $1, $2 and $5 coupons, which are all accessible with the $1 coupon having a single hole punch, the $2 coupon having two hole punches and the $5 having none.  All coupons are accepted by the taxi driver at their face value. The taxi driver will not provide change from the coupons, and coupons cannot be used to provide tips; so, you will need to ensure that you have extra cash to pay any remaining balance or to cover a tip.

Another great thing about the using taxi coupons is that friends or family members may travel with you, up to the capacity of the taxi, at no extra charge.

If you would like more information about taxi coupons, please contact OC Transpo at 613-842-3670 (TTY 613-741-5280) or visit

Accessible pedestrian signals: A helpful tip 

All new traffic signals in the City of Ottawa are built to include Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS). APS use audible, tactile, vibro-tactile and visual signage methods to assist all pedestrians to safely cross streets. 

APS signals emit a steady and constant beeping sound, known as a locator tone to make the push button easier to find for people with low vision. The locater tone is calibrated so that it is heard only within a few steps from the crosswalk.

APS are activated similarly to any signalized intersection currently equipped with a push button. To activate, you simply press the raised tactile arrow button once and wait for the “WALK” signal to appear.

But, here is a helpful tip. If you would like the audible component on the APS to be activated, just hold down the raised tactile arrow button for at least three seconds. That will trigger a vibration and sound to inform you that the audible component has been triggered. Then, when the “WALK” signal appears, the push button with the raised arrow will vibrate, and you will hear an audible “Cuckoo” sound for north-south travel or a “Canadian Melody” sound for east-west travel. These sounds will tell you that pedestrians have the right of way and can safely cross the intersection.

For more information on our Accessible Pedestrian Signals, contact the City at 311 (TTY 613-580-2401) or visit  

Remember, you can request accessible formats of City public documents and we welcome your disability-related feedback on the accessibility of our services, programs and facilities through the following channels:

Saturday, 4 November 2017

City of Ottawa Recreation - 10 Ways to have the ultimate November in Ottawa

1. Get a group together to get fit for less 

If you're a part of a company, community group or team, our Corporate or Group Fitness membership can save you money just in time for the holidays! The City of Ottawa offers a 20% savings on CLASS A, All-Inclusive or One Option memberships for employees or members of participating Corporations and Groups.

Grab your book club, hockey team, or choir and join now. Contact us at for more information.

2. Start your Christmas shopping early

The 44th annual Nepean Sportsplex Christmas Craft Show is happening November 2 to 5! Find unique one-of-a-kind items, featuring over 140 talented artisans, artists and designers and their creations including clothing, jewellery, gourmet food and Christmas decorations. 

3. Get excited for a holiday workshop 

Show some love with a Sweet Hearts Workshop, or make impressive-to-wear Jewellery! Register for a winter break camp (pages 13-14) and have some fun with games, sports, crafts and skating!

Try your hand at Clay Wheel Workshop, Canvas and Cocktails, and Abstract Painting. Grab the family and do a Theatrical Make up Design Workshop. Change things up! 

4. Plan a party!

It's almost Christmas Party Season! Is your living room big enough for the staff holiday get-together? Don't panic! Check out our 20 featured facilities with rooms of many sizes, all across the City. Photos and video tours will help you find your ideal location. Our affordable and accessible spaces come with tables, chairs and parking. 

5. Jump, jive and wail at the City's Big Band Dances

Adults of all ages are invited to Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre to swing to the hits of the 40's and 50's. Join us for the Yuletide Ball on Thursday, December 1, featuring The Pharaohs. Tickets are $20 in advance or $24 at the door and include a light lunch. Cash bar available. Call 613-828-4313 for more information. 

6. Pretend like it's still summer, and ride the surf at the City's wave pools

Who cares if it's cold outside, the city's wave pools are indoors, offering the ultimate swim experience to beat those cold-weather blues.  Plunge through metre-high waves at three convenient locations - Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool, Splash Wave Pool on Ogilvie and the Ray Friel Recreation Complex in Orléans. Use our swim schedule search tool to find the next wave swim at the facility closest to you. 

7. Get social at our seniors' centres

The City of Ottawa's seniors' centres offer residents ages 50-plus the opportunity to participate in exceptional recreational programs and activities while being social and having fun. Specialized programs are designed to support healthy and active adult lifestyles.Come get a sense of our unique seniors' centre communities by calling your local facility to book a tour today. 

8. Become a volunteer or work with us

Become an Aquafitness Instructor

The City of Ottawa is seeking motivated and outgoing individuals to lead a range of aquatic fitness classes. Aquatic fitness instructors are in high demand not only in the City of Ottawa but across the country!
Are you:
  • Looking for a fun and rewarding part time job?
  • Love fitness, recreation health and wellness?
  • Looking for a part time job while your children are in school? 
  • A student seeking a fun and flexible part time job to save for post secondary?
If you answered yes to the above, then find out more about the benefits of joining our team!

The community outdoor rink program is recruiting!

Join the hundreds of community-based volunteers who devote their time to provide access to affordable winter recreational activity every year!

If you are a committed group or individual interested in operating or supporting a neighborhood outdoor rink for the 2016-17 season, please call 613-580-2590 or e-mail the Seasonal Recreation Office at for more information.

9. Youths can try something different

Ottawa youth have plenty to keep them busy - school, homework, extracurricular activities and social media. If you're fourteen years or older, why not try something different by grabbing a friend for a workout? All you have to do to claim your free fitness pass is to bring a piece of photo ID to your local facility - no appointment necessary. Try out any of the following:
  • weight and cardio rooms,
  • squash and racquet ball courts,
  • aquafitness classes,
  • indoor cycling classes,
  • public skating sessions, and 
  • group fitness classes 

10.Chat with us!