Category Archives: Neighbourhood Watch

Weekly bulletins from our neighbourhood police department.

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-08-12

This week’s topics:

  • STEP in August – Pedestrians and Roundabouts.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-07-29

This week’s topics:

  • Warning: distraction thefts
  • Switchboard service reinstated
  • Strategic Direction approved

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-07-08

This week’s topics:

  • Hometown Heroes challenge – Rappelling race.
  • STEP in July – Cycling, distracted driving.
  • Protect your vehicle – Thefts using a remote key signal amplifier.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-06-24

This week’s topics:

  • OPS 2018 Annual Report – Statistics are up.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-06-17

This week’s topics:

  • 529 Garage: new sponsor – Bike registry help from Safer Roads Ottawa.
  • Reducing thefts from vehicles – Tips.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-06-10

This week’s topics:

  • STEP in June – Speeding and Construction zones.
  • “Constable Scarecrow” – Cardboard (metal) cut-out of a local officer with a radar gun.
  • Community Equity Council – Police response to racist graffiti.

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Wolf Sighting

This is an advisory to raise awareness of a potential risk to smaller animals and maybe even children.

Description of a sighting on Saturday May 18 provided by a homeowner along Clearview Ave and Patricia Ave, which backs onto the Champlain Woods:

…you mentioned seeing a wolf-like creature in the NCC woods behind our property.
Any skepticism I may have had back then disappeared Saturday evening when [we] both saw what I’m almost certain was a wolf walking the fence line. Much larger and heavier than a coyote (which we often see at our golf club) and certainly not a dog. Perhaps a mix of some sort but definitely a predator from the way it moved through the brush.
The entire area back there is flooded right now and impassable to foot traffic but I wonder if we shouldn’t create some awareness of the risk to smaller animals and maybe even children?

If you happen to see a wolf or other danger, please email info to champlainpark@gmail.com

P.S. Deer were seen in the woods last week. And years ago during a dry summer a family of black bears came across the river from the Gatineau Hills and wandered around Tunney’s Pasture. So we could easily see other wildlife in the neighbourhood.