Category Archives: Police, Fire & Paramedics

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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“WHERE WORLDS COLLIDE”: How police are adapting to Stittsville’s growth

(PHOTO: Cst. Mike Dosdall of the Ottawa Police. He’s one of several officers who regularly patrol the Stittsville area. Photo by Devyn Barrie.)

Cst. Mike Dosdall pulled into Brown’s parking lot on a Sunday morning in early May. As he drove in, there was a cash register drawer sitting next to a Tim Horton’s coffee cup near the garden centre.

“Just leave the cash drawer in the middle of the parking lot,” he said, as he parked in an empty section.

“We’re in the underbelly of Stittsville,” he joked. Continue reading


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HAZMAT team responds to incident at Amberwood Golf Club pool

UPDATE: Statement from Amberwood Golf & Country Club:

This evening, June 23, there was a localized chemical reaction that caused toxic fumes at Amberwood, concerning management on site. The team evacuated the building as a precautionary measure and contacted the fire department. Five people were taken to hospital for further observations are are expecting to be just fine. There was no explosion or any other situation of note other than the fumes from the reaction.

The fire department called the Hazmat team, which has been checking the HVAC system and making sure that is operational.
We don’t yet know the status for the club for tomorrow (June 24) but will advise as soon as we do.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank the local Ottawa fire department for their assistance.

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(via Ottawa Fire Services)

54 Springbrook Dr / Amberwood Golf Club.

At 20:11 Ottawa Fire Dispatch received a 911 from the Amberwood Golf Club for a Hazmat where Acid (unknown) was Mixed with Chlorine. Continue reading


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Firefighters praise quick-thinking staff at retirement residence

(via Ottawa Fire Services)

Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) received a call from staff at 6:21 a.m. indicating that there was heavy smoke in a unit of a Retirement Residence.  Crews made their way to the 1300 block of Stittsville Main Street.

Upon their arrival, firefighters confirmed that evacuation of residents was already underway by staff.  Some firefighters were tasked to assist with the evacuation while others made their way to the fire unit.  Crews confirmed items had ignited in a microwave in a resident’s room which caused fire and ample amounts of smoke. Continue reading


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CBC: Teen survivor struggling with guilt after fatal crash

From CBC Ottawa:

Hours before a horrific car crash claimed the lives of her two best friends Sunday night, Sommer Foley’s parents told the 17-year-old to have fun swimming at a local quarry, but be home by 10 p.m.

Instead, the Stittsville teen was rushed to hospital, where she remains with serious injuries to her neck, arm and back, which was torn open in the crash. 

“She’s hanging in there, and every day she gets a little bit better,” said Cherie Dillon-Foley, who also said the grief of losing her friends has changed her daughter forever.

“She’s feeling guilty. She’s here and they’re not.” 

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Partying at the quarry owned by Thomas Cavanagh Construction on Jinkinson Road has been described as a popular pastime for Stittsville teens, and the Foley’s parents don’t blame that tradition.

Jeff Foley is more concerned about how the rampant speculation on social media might be affecting the families of the teens involved in the crash.. 

“That’s all got to stop,” he said. “Everybody gets twisted and confused … it’s garbage.”

Read the full article…


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