Category Archives: Police, Fire & Paramedics

Family displaced after fire on Woodwind Crescent in Fringewood South

UPDATE (November 19): A Facebook group has been started to co-ordinate efforts to help the family. You can access it via https://www.facebook.com/groups/712667012259705/


(via Ottawa Fire Services)

Ottawa Fire Services received a 911 call reporting smoke showing at 27 Woodwind Crescent shortly after 2:30pm. Upon arrival firefighters confirmed flames showing on the exterior back side of the single family bungalow and declared a working fire at 2:40pm. The family had evacuated safely from the home. Continue reading


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Firefighters quickly extinguish fire originating in kitchen of Arcadia home

(via Ottawa Fire Services)

Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) received a 911 call at 2:18 p.m. reporting a fire in a kitchen at 200 Clonrush Way in the Huntmar Drive and Campeau Drive area of Kanata.

The caller indicated that everyone had safely evacuated the home. The first OFS crew on scene did confirm heavy black smoke coming from the side of the building. A working fire was declared at that time. Firefighters engaged in a rapid fire attack while other crews began a search of the residence. The fire was confirmed under control at 2:35 p.m. A loss stopped was confirmed at 2:51 p.m. Continue reading


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Yield when you see a green light coming your way

(press release via City of Ottawa)

The City of Ottawa would like to remind motorists that vehicles with green flashing lights are being driven by volunteer firefighters who are responding to a call. As a courtesy, all road users are asked to allow these vehicles to pass quickly and safely.

Ottawa’s rural communities are served by 470 volunteer firefighters. Through the Green Light program, volunteer firefighters are equipped with green flashing lights for their personal vehicles. When you see a green light flashing from a driver’s vehicle, it means the driver is a volunteer firefighter responding to an emergency. Continue reading


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Stittsville company’s invention deployed in downtown bike safety pilot

(An invention from Stittsville’s SmartCone Technologies is being deployed as part of a pilot project on O’Connor street in downtown Ottawa. Here’s a press release from Ottawa Police Services about the project.)

Safer Roads Ottawa and the Ottawa Police Service have launched a new cyclist detection system on the O’Connor bike lanes at the corner of Waverley.

Safer Roads Ottawa engaged with SmartCone Technologies Incorporated, a local start-up company in Stittsville, to implement their innovative prototype sensor technology on O’Connor Street.  Continue reading


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NOTEBOOK: Carp-Hazeldean collision stats, 2011-2015

(ABOVE: Collision at Carp and Hazeldean on September 25, 2017. Photo via Wendy Wright / @wrightofwayCFRA)

Stittsville Councillor Shad Qadri says he’s asked the city’s traffic department to review resident concerns about the Carp-Hazeldean intersection.  But if you read between the lines, it doesn’t look like this intersection is dangerous enough to warrant any immediate changes.

In his weekly newsletter published on Thursday, Qadri shared the most recent collision data available from 2015.  The Carp-Hazeldean intersection had 10 reported collisions, ranking it 167th on the list of intersections with the most reported incidents. (By comparison, the intersection of Hunt Club and Riverside was the worst in the city with 60 collisions.) Continue reading


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Police search for damaged sedan after Highway 7 hit and run

Did you hear sirens racing down Hazeldean Road towards Highway 7 this morning around breakfast?  They were heading to the scene of a vehicle rollover on Highway 7 near the Hazeldean intersection.

O.P.P. are now searching for a second car believed to have fled the scene.  Here’s a report from the Ottawa Sun:

Ottawa OPP officers are looking for a sedan with a crushed driver’s side panel after a motorist fled a crash that sent another vehicle flying into the ditch on Hwy. 7 Wednesday morning.

The crash happened at about 7:04 a.m. at Hazeldean Road when two westbound vehicles collided.

One vehicle was sent into the centre median, rolling several times.

The driver was taken to the hospital in Ottawa with injuries that aren’t believed to be life-threatening.

The suspect vehicle is described as a silver or blue late model four-door with damage all along the driver’s side. It was last seen heading towards Carleton Place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Steven Stewart at 613-270-9171.


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Driver extracted from rollover at Eagleson and Fallowfield

From Ottawa Fire Services:

17:48 Ottawa Fire Services received a call from Ottawa Police Services reporting a single vehicle rollover at this intersection

Upon arrival confirmed vehicle was on its’ side with lone occupant of the vehicle was trapped

Extrication began at 17:58
Person was extricated at 18:11
Person extricated now in care of Ottawa Paramedic Service

 


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Kanata councillor hosts meeting about recent gun incidents, October 2

Via Marianne Wilksinson, city councillor for Kanata North:

I have organized a public information meeting for Monday, October 2nd, at 7:00pm, at the Mlacak Centre (2500 Campeau Drive). Join me and representatives from Ottawa Police Service to hear more about the recent incidents that occurred in Kanata North, provide input and ask questions. A volunteer from the Neighbourhood Watch Program will share information on setting up a program in your community.

Public information meeting October 2


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COMMENT: Fix the Carp-Hazeldean intersection

(ABOVE: Photo via Wendy Wright / @wrightofwayCFRA)

Yet another collision at the intersection of Carp Road and Hazeldean Road, and residents are again calling for safety fixes at the intersection.

Is there any reason to believe the City will respond any differently this time?

Continue reading


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Ottawa Fire extricate man from vehicle rollover on Huntley Road near Fallowfield

UPDATE: CTV News reports that a 36-year-old man is being treated for possible spinal injuries.

Via Ottawa Fire Services:

05:41 Ottawa Fire Services received a call from Ottawa Police Services reporting a single vehicle MVC with single occupant trapped. The vehicle rolled over and was leaning against a fence. Continue reading


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Overnight fire at auto shop may have been arson, police investigate

Firefighters responded to a multi-vehicle fire at Stittsville Automotive on Neil Avenue (near Carp Road) overnight. Police are investigating the fire for possible arson.

Via CBC Ottawa: “At about 3 a.m., firefighters were called to a fire at a commercial garage on Neil Avenue in Stittsville. Crews managed to put the fire out quickly. Damage is estimated at about $50,000. Investigators believe the fire was deliberately set, and the investigation is now in the hands of the arson unit.”


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LINKED: British military officer wounded in Kanata drive-by

UPDATE, September 15: CBC reports that more than a dozen rounds were fired out of a white Jeep Cherokee in a drive-by shooting early Thursday morning, and Ottawa police are asking for the public’s help to find the vehicle. Read more…

From CBC Ottawa:

A British military officer visiting Ottawa to participate in a military shooting competition was injured in a drive-by shooting at the Kanata Centrum Shopping Centre early Thursday morning, Military Police say.

Ottawa police were called to a parking lot off Roland Michener Drive, near the Crazy Horse bar, just after 2 a.m. Thursday.

A 28-year-old man suffered a serious gunshot wound in the leg, Ottawa police said. Paramedics took him to hospital, where he was listed in stable condition later Thursday morning.

A 22-year-old man also suffered a minor gunshot injury, Ottawa police said.

Both shooting victims were not the intended targets, Ottawa police said in a tweet Thursday afternoon.

Read the full story…

 


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Suspects sought in Kanata North home invasion

(via Ottawa police)

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating a recent home invasion and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the two suspects responsible.

On September 11, 2017, at approximately 10:50 am, two male suspects attended an address situated along the 100 block of Westover Crescent in the Arcadia neighbourhood near Tanger Outlets. The suspects were dressed in construction-style clothing and rang the doorbell at the address. When the lone female occupant opened the door, the duo forced their way into the residence. The suspects were armed with handguns. While one suspect controlled the victim, the second suspect searched the premises. The suspects left after obtaining only a couple of women’s handbags. The occupant was uninjured. It is unclear at this time if the residence was specifically targeted. The suspects walked away in a northbound direction and may have had a vehicle parked nearby. Continue reading


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No injuries in small fire on Cardevco Road

(This information is via Ottawa Paramedics Service.  Cardevco Road is near the intersection of Carp Road and Richardson Side Road, and most of the businesses are industrial.)

At 16:42, Ottawa Fire Services received a call from the alarm company reporting alarms at 132 Cardevco Road. Upon arrival, crews reported a haze of smoke in the building and declared a working fire. The fire was brought under control by 17:14.

No injuries have been reported at this time. An Ottawa Fire Investigator has been dispatched to the scene. No dollar loss has been reported at this time.


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