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Update on Ottawa Police Response to Recent Shootings

Mr. Eli El-Chantiry, Chair, Ottawa Police Services Board I wanted to provide you with an update on some of the comments we are making to the community and media related to the recent shootings in Ottawa. As we have discussed, we are actively investigating eleven shootings since January 1 which have resulted in 6 victims, 2 of which have died.  The issue of gun violence is very concerning to us and we have members from…
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Mayor Jim Watson calls for increased protection measures for cyclists and pedestrians

Ottawa – On September 22, Mayor Jim Watson wrote to the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, to request that further research be conducted on truck side guards and other safety measures that would reduce fatal collisions between cyclists, pedestrians, and heavy trucks. Mayor Watson’s letter was sent following a meeting with key local cycling and pedestrian groups earlier this month, organized with the Chair of the City’s Transportation Committee, Councillor Keith Egli. Today, following…
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