Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-09-02

This week’s topics:

  • STEP in September – School bus & zone safety, seat belts.
  • Missing tulip – Found later on.

If you’re interested in helping out, see our Neighbourhood Watch Page.

– Alex

—– Forwarded Message —–
Subject: Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for September 2
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2019 11:11:05 -0400
From: Dawn Neilly <>

1. STEP in September

The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on school bus/school zone safety and vehicle occupant restraint during the month of September.

School Bus / School Zone Safety:

Between 2013 and 2017, there were 858 collisions resulting in 213 injuries involving school buses or occurring in school zones. There were no fatalities.

Vehicle Occupant Restraint:

Between 2013 and 2017, there were 207 collisions where the lack of or improper use of vehicle occupant restraints resulted in 15 fatalities and 325 injuries.

The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is a leading community partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Transportation Services Department committed to preventing or eliminating road deaths and serious injuries for all people in the City of Ottawa, through culture change, community engagement, and development of a sustainable safe transportation environment.

Also participating in the Safer Roads Ottawa Program are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sûreté du Québec, Department of National Defence’s Military Police and Gatineau Police Service to improve road safety for all residents of the national capital region.

Ottawa residents have identified traffic safety as a top priority. The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is committed to using available resources to make Ottawa roads safer for residents.

2. Missing tulip

Note from a neighbour:

hi dear neighbors
here is a poster we will be posting around the ‘hood to appeal to get our tulip back.
please pass it on to anyone who may have any info.

also, while casually talking to a man this eve at the pocket park, i learned that there was a recent breakin in our neighborhood, WHILE the person was home. i hope this person has filed a police report, but am not sure.
please be sure to lock your doors even when you are HOME!


[Metre tall tulip sculpture on a streetside park]
Liveable Bayswater (our neighbourhood volunteer organization), purchased this piece of Street Art from the Tulip Festival with donated community funds. It’s part of our “pocket park” at the corner of Beech and Bayswater. It’s meant for everyone to enjoy!

If you have information about our tulip sculpture, please email bayswatersocial@gmail.comor just return the tulip to the corner. A police report has been opened.

Subject: Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin follow-up
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2019 20:56:53 -0400
From: Dawn Neilly <>

“good morning, neighbors!

our Beloved TULIP has been returned! sadly, it is damaged and will need repair… so please: be mindful and don’t touch it ’til we have the proper repairs done!
thank you.

happy labour day, everyone 🙂
we never imagined how BELOVED such a work of art could be!!”

Tulip was found by
Cst. Dawn Neilly-Sylvestre| Badge #1520
Community Police Centre – 1064 Wellington St| 613-236-1222 × 5871| Ottawa Police Service