Monday, 23 June 2014

QTSR Summer Social / Fête d'été de QTSR

Here are a few photos of the successful first ever QTSR Summer Social event on Sunday, June 22.

Also, please complete a few questions to help us plan future events. Click here.


Friday, 20 June 2014

Ottawa Police Offer Online Reporting Option

Ottawa Police is providing citizens with a new way of reporting certain crimes through an online reporting system for very specific types of crimes:
*       Lost Vehicle License Plates
*       Theft (Under $5000)
*       Lost Property (Under $5000)
*       Mischief/Damage to Property (Under $5000)
*       Theft from Vehicle (Under $5000)
*       Traffic Complaints

Online reporting is not meant to replace other forms of reporting crime. If you are not comfortable reporting an incident online, you can still go to a police station or phone the Ottawa Police Call Centre at 613-236-1222
, ext. 7300.

Once you submit the online report, you will receive a temporary reference number. Approximately 24 hours later, you will be contacted with further information.

You should not file an report online if...
*       Threat or violence was used during the incident.
*       Evidence was left on the scene (bottle, bottle neck, blood, tools, or clothes).
*       Anyone saw the suspect as the crime was being committed.
*       The incident you are reporting did not happen in Ottawa.
*       You are NOT a resident of Canada.
*       You are reporting on behalf of a business.
*       If this is related to any kind of vandalism or graffiti that could be described as hate or gang motivated.

For more information on online reporting, please click on the link below.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Summer Social / Fête d'été

You're Invited to the QTSR Summer Social!
Sunday, June 22, 2-4pm
Kilreen Park, Southwood Avenue

Bring your lawn chair, picnic blanket, and sunscreen, and wear your best decorated hat for our Best Hat Contest! Prizes will be awarded to both kids and adults. Mix and mingle with neighbours and enjoy ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES, including:
• Card games, lawn games, and parachute games
• Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, and tug-of-war
• A scavenger hunt brought to you by FUN HAVEN
• Complimentary cold beverages and snacks
• Live music by Cadillac Rumble (50’s Rock & Roots)
• Prizes and give-aways from sponsors such as IKEA, Sonny's Bar & Grill, Lee Valley, and Chances R.

**In the case of rain, the event will take place 2:30-4:30 at the Barbara Ann Scott Arena in the Pinecrest Recreation Complex.**

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact

Vous êtes invité à la Fête d'été de QTSR!
Le dimanche, 22 juin, 14h00-16h00
Parc Kilreen, Avenue Southwood

Apportez votre chaise de jardin, couverture de pique-nique, et crème solaire, et portex votre meilleur chapeau décoré! Il y aura des prix pour adultes et enfants. Venez côtoyer des voisins et profitez des ACTIVITÉS POUR TOUS LES ÂGES:
• Jeux de cartes, de pelouse, et de parachute
• Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, et bras-de-fer
• Une chasse au trésor présenté par FUN HAVEN
• Boissons froides et collations à titre gracieux
• Musique par Cadillac Rumble (50's Rock & Roots)
• Prix et cadeaux des commanditaires tel que IKEA, Sonny's Bar & Grill, Lee Valley, Chances R.

**En cas de pluie, l’événement aura lieu de 14h30 à 16h30 à l’aréna Barbara Ann Scott au Complexe récréatif Pinecrest.**

Pour plus de renseignements, ou pour faire du bénévolat, écrivez-nous à

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Raccoons in the neighbourhood

QTSR residents may have noticed these guys in our neighbourhood. The Ottawa Humane Society gives tips on how to get along with our urban wildlife (click here).

Some tips for living with neighbourhood raccoons are:
  • Never feed raccoons.
  • Pick fruit as soon as it ripens.
  • Regularly pick up fallen birdseed.
  • Keep barbecues clean and covered when not in use.
  • Secure garbage in durable plastic containers with locking lids.
  • Store garbage indoors until collection day.
  • Keep compost in containers that keep raccoons out while allowing for ventilation.

Make your property unwelcoming
  • Block off potential access points to your attic, garage and other buildings.
  • Secure the perimeter of decks, sheds and crawl spaces.
  • Keep indoor pet food and any other food away from a pet door. Lock the pet door at night.
  • Install a chimney cap.
  • Trim branches near buildings to prevent easy access.
  • Complete home repairs in the autumn, so mother and young won't be trapped inside.
  • Use flashing lights, motion sensors and noise makers to deter raccoons.