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MWCA AGM

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                                     Manordale-Woodvale Community Association

                                                         2015 Annual General Meeting

                                                           Monday November 9, 2015

                                                                            AGENDA

  1. Call to Order (7:00 PM)
  2. Welcome – Guests and Current Executive – Myles Egli
  3. President’s Report – Myles Egli
  4. Report from Councillor Keith Egli and Tara Blasioli – Sr Engineer, Infrastructure Projects from Planning and Infrastructure concerning the Sherry Lane project.
  5. Nancy Crump Manager, Annual Giving Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation — presentation about the Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit at Queensway Carleton Hospital
  6. Address from Community Police — Officer – Sue Wright – concerning crime in the area.
  7. Approval of the 2014 Minutes
  8. Approval of the amended constitution
  9. Election of Officers a) Request for additional nominations, b)List of names of candidates for the 2015/2016 MWCA Elected Executive
  10. Volunteer Award
  11. Financial Report – Mark Beauchamp – Treasurer
  12. Committee Reports — a) Facilities – Laurie Bown, b) Events Report – Myles Egli, c) Baseball – Myles Egli, d) Euchre – Jane Benco, e)Rink Report – Carol Miller, f) NROCRC – Carol Miller
  13. 2015/2016 MWCA Plans
  14. New Business
  15. Adjournment

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CRIME ALERT

 

Ottawa Police Services

 

 

Crime Alert

 

Issue:

Since August 5th there has been 4 reported break and enters in the Woodvale/Manordale community (Wolverton Cres and Charing Rd).  It appears suspects entered through unlocked shed/garage doors.

 

Suspects information:

No suspect information available

 

 

What can you do – Safety Tips:

  • Lock all doors and windows (including sheds, garages and fenced gates)
  • Install deadbolts locks on all exterior doors and other entrances into the home from the garage or basement. Install Charlie bar on sliding patio doors.
  • Use curtains on basement and garage windows to prevent others from shopping for goods.
  • Keep tools, ladders, garbage pails and other material locked away. These can be used by suspects to gain entry into your home
  • Keep bicycles, barbecues and lawnmowers and snow blowers securely stored.
  • Ensure you have adequate exterior lighting (consider installing motion lights)
  • Inform trusted neighbors or relative of your vacation plans and where you can be reached.  Leave a key with them so that they can check your home and pick up your mail
  • Leave your home with a lived-in-look.  Use automatic timers to turn on lights.
  • Report any suspicious people or activity in your neighborhood by calling 613-230-6211

 

 

The Greenbank CPC offers free home security inspections.  Please call if you would like more information about this service.

 

 

CONTACT:    

Cst Sue Wright

Greenbank Community Police Centre

Tel: 613-236-1222 ext. 2179

wrightse@Ottawapolice.ca 

twitter: @Greenbankcpc

 

Open Letter by Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau

January 7, 2015

 

 

Open Letter by Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau

 

We live in a safe city. However, as police, we recognize that there are fluctuations in crime to which we must be prepared to respond.

 

While reported crime is down, there has been an increase in targeted, street gang-related shootings. These incidents have taken place across the city, in various neighbourhoods, and with the common linkage being the illegal drug trade, the availability of hand guns, and the increased willingness of street gang members to use them.

 

I recognize the concern in the community about these shootings. There is always a threat that these targeted shootings can result in an innocent person being struck.

 

Preventing this activity, arresting the individuals responsible, and ensuring they are held accountable by the court system continues to be a top operational priority of the Ottawa Police.

 

But while the focus of the Ottawa Police is squarely on enforcement and proactive policing, we know that the solutions to this issue rest with the community at large. Those longer-term solutions include continued and increased police focus but also increased focus from community agencies who can assist in steering people away from, or out of, the gang lifestyle.

 

We are responding to these incidents with an increased enforcement strategy that will hold offenders accountable. We have doubled the number of investigators in our Guns and Gangs Unit and we have members in Patrol, Districts, and the Drug Unit focused on investigating, identifying, charging, and keeping close tabs on known gang associates and prolific offenders.

 

I am confident in the officers working to deal with this increase. They have been doing excellent work on this issue. In 2014 alone, 83 gang members and associates were arrested with hundreds of charges laid.

 

More than 50 crime guns were seized by Ottawa Police in 2014 and more than half of those were handguns. According to provincial statistics, about 60% of crime guns in Ontario are foreign-sourced and smuggled into Canada often originating in the United States. About 20% are domestically sourced and another 20% have no known origin.

 

Even after individuals are charged, our police work is often not done. In cases where individuals have been released on court conditions, our Direct Action Response Team officers conduct hundreds of compliance checks to ensure they are keeping to those conditions. In 2014, 29 street gang members or associates were found in breach of conditions and arrested.

 

About two years ago, we began a discussion on a city-wide gang strategy that includes enforcement but also supports and help for individuals and families vulnerable to the gang lifestyle.

 

Through our partnerships with Crime Prevention Ottawa, we are supporting the Ottawa Gang Strategy which is designed to help prevent or curtail future gang membership. For example, we are working with the Children’s Aid Society and community partners like the John Howard Society and You Turn to reach out to younger siblings of gang involved youth to break the cycle of violence in families.

 

The Youth Services Bureau is building a Trades Centre to offer training, employment possibilities and hope to youth involved with the law who are currently making money illegally but need new, realistic sources of income.

 

There have been hundreds of people involved in information sessions and relationship building exercises to develop a more positive understanding between the criminal justice system and immigrant communities.

 

We are also looking at ways to address gaps in supports such as the need for support for offenders who come out of jail with the gang lifestyle as their only perceived option.

 

A great amount of work still needs to be done and our officers are committed to the task of protecting community safety.

 

Ottawa Police Services

Police seek man who offered candy to child in Manordale

 

BY , OTTAWA SUN

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Manordale Public School - Man offers candy to kids
Ottawa Police want to find this man after a man went onto the Manordale school property and offered candy to a child on Nov. 25. (OTTAWA POLICE Submitted image)

Cops are hunting for a creep who went onto elementary school grounds and offered a young child some candy.

Police have a photo of a suspect from the incident at Manordale Public School on Nov. 25.

Investigators say shortly after 8 a.m., a man went into the schoolyard and offered one of the children some candy. He was spotted by school staff who didn’t manage to identify him, but were able to snap a few photos.

He’s described as white with a dark, tanned complexion, between 25- and 35-years old with a medium build, short dark hair and a dark beard.

At the time, he was wearing dark track pants, a white coat and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Andrew McAnany at 613-236-1222 ext. 8797. Anonymous Crime Stoppers tips can be made at 613-233-847 7(TIPS) or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.

CANADA REVENUE and UTILITIES SCAM

NEWS RELEASE/

COMMUNIQUÉ      Executive Services

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474, rue Elgin Street

Ottawa, Ontario

Tel./tél. 613-236-1222

Fax:  613-760-8064

www.OttawaPolice.ca

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 25, 2014   4:00pm

 

Canada Revenue and Utilities scam on the rise in Ottawa

 

(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Section has seen an increase

in reports of the Canada Revenue /utilities scam.

 

The scam involves victims receiving phone calls from persons identifying

themselves as Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) employees.  They inform the victims

that they owe the government money for back taxes and indicate to them that

payment must be made immediately or they will be arrested.

 

Victims are directed to go to the nearest store and purchase “Visa Pay Power

Cards” in various amounts.  Once purchased, the victims are contacted again and

asked for the card number and the security codes for payment of their “debt”.

The suspects then access the cards and withdraw the funds purchased by the

victim.

 

An alternate variation of the scam is a person calling and indicating that an

immediate payment is required for hydro/water or the utility will be

disconnected forthwith.  Payment is again requested via the Visa Pay Power

Cards.

 

“The public should be suspicious of any phone calls demanding immediate payment

via this method of payment,” said Sgt. Mitch Proteau, Fraud Section, Ottawa

Police Service.  “The Ottawa Police recommends that any person contacted about

an unpaid bill should contact the utility (or CRA) using the publicly available

telephone number to verify their account status and the legitimacy of the call

they received.”

 

Anyone with information regarding this type of fraud is asked to call Ottawa

Police Fraud Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5162.  Anonymous tips can be

submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477(TIPS), toll free at

1-800-222-8477 or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.

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CONTACT:

Fraud Section

Sgt. Mitch Proteau

Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5162

@OttawaPolice

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ALL VALUABLES REMOVED CAMPAIGN

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The Holiday Season is the perfect time for

“All Valuables Removed” Campaign tips

 

(Ottawa)— Tomorrow, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) will be

launching its annual crime prevention program “Lock It OR Lose It” to encourage

drivers to take precautions to protect their vehicles and vehicle contents from

theft, as the Holiday Season approaches.

 

Did you know that theft from vehicles increase dramatically during this popular

shopping time of the year?  As you shop for items in stores, would-be-thieves

shop for items in your vehicle.

 

The Ottawa Police Service’s equivalent crime prevention program “All Valuables

Removed” Campaign tips can help you ensure your gifts are not the target of

would-be-thieves.

 

You can place an “All Valuables Removed” warning card in your window to help

deter thieves. These cards – designed to be displayed by vehicle owners on the

inside of the driver’s side window – are letting would-be-thieves know not to

bother searching your vehicle and alerting others to take the same precautions.

 

During this initiative, Community Police Centre Officers will be at the

following locations on Thursday, November 27th distributing the cards and

instructing people on the best―and worst―ways to keep valuables out of view in

their vehicle:

 

•       West Division: Bayshore Shopping Centre, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

•       Central Division: St. Laurent Shopping Centre, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

•       East Division: Billings Bridge Shopping Centre, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Tips & Hints

 

•       Remove valuables and shopping bags from view. This includes loose change

and electronic devices such as IPods, cell phones and GPS navigation systems.

•       Never leave your vehicle running and unattended.

•       Close windows and lock the doors.

•       Never leave your car or house keys in your vehicle.

•       Park in well lit areas with pedestrian traffic.

•       When returning to your vehicle carrying bags, place them in trunk, and

then drive away to a different parking spot if shopping is not completed.

Thieves notice unattended vehicles that have new purchases for them to take.

 

Pop quiz:

 

The Question:

Thefts from vehicles are a citywide crime trend. From the scenarios below, which

vehicle is at risk?

a)      An unlocked vehicle with a GPS on the dash.

b)      A locked vehicle with a wallet sitting on the passenger seat.

c)      A locked vehicle parked on a poorly lit street with minimal pedestrian

traffic.

d)      They are all at risk.

 

The Answer:

•       The right answer is D. Thefts from vehicles are a crime of opportunity

and can happen anywhere, and at any time. It is therefore important to take as

many preventative measures as possible to try and safeguard yourself from

becoming a victim.

 

“All Valuables Removed” Warning cards are available at Community Police Centres,

Ottawa Police stations’ Information Desks, and by request at

pia@ottawapolice.ca<mailto:pia@ottawapolice.ca>.