Posted on Friday, June 09, 2017 03:15 AM
By Carol Macpherson, June 2017
Ontario's first transportation systems weren't anything like the highways we see today. Indigenous people travelled using the vast waterways; canoeing them in summer and walking across the ice in winter. This system was so practical that people like explorers and military men who came to this land followed suit.
By the early 1800s, roadways were needed to open new areas for settlement, provide the military the means to move from place to place and to cultivate...
Posted on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 07:15 AM
By Lysia Filotas, May 2017 (with records from 'The History of the Ottawa Police' by Gilles Larochelle)
It's hard to believe, but the city of Ottawa in its many forms, has been around for longer than Canada has been a country. Our community was actually established in 1855, a full dozen years before confederation.
In celebration of our country's birthday, we will be taking a 'then and now' look at various aspects of policing, starting with a brief history.
One hundred and fifty years ago, the Ottawa...
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 09:30 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 12, 2016 3:30pm
(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Central Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating a shooting in the 0-100 block of Chesterton Drive.
On December 12, 2016, at approximately 2:30am, the Ottawa Police received several calls about shots fired in the Chesterton Drive area. Patrol officers responded to the area and found evidence that shots had been fired through a door.
A bullet grazed one occupant of the unit, who received minor...
Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2016 03:00 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 11, 2016 8:00am
(Ottawa) – August 11th marks the third anniversary of the fatal hit and run of Michael Morlang on Frank Kenny Road, in Ottawa.
The Ottawa Police Service is still looking for information that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible, per the April 1st $25,000 Reward.
A handful of tips have been received by Ottawa Police since the reward was announced early April; however Collision Unit investigators are still...
Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2016 11:00 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 7, 2016 3:00pm
(Ottawa)— Summer weather means there is an increase in road construction, as well as different types of road users like cyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians out on our local streets.
Safer Roads Ottawa partners want to remind drivers that, by law, cyclists can take the full lane when a vehicle is unable to pass without leaving at least one (1) metre of space between the car and the cyclist.
Cyclists can take the whole lane when...