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Byward Market BearOne of my favourite things about living here in the National Capital Region is that I can drive for 15 minutes in almost any direction and find myself away from the concrete jungle and in nature.  Like many who live in the NCR, I enjoy a multitude of outdoor sports and recreational activities. 
Although the proximity to the natural world is one of the most attractive features of the region, it doesn’t come without consequence. Whether it is due to human encroachment...

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August 2018
What is a swarming, you ask? Simply stated, it is a robbery – a theft with violence – that involves at least two or more suspects applying force (or the implied threat of force) on a victim in order to steal their property. Swarmings are one of the most random crimes that police respond to and one of the more challenging to solve. 
They are also crimes of opportunity, meaning that a decision to commit a swarming is often spontaneous,...

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summer-boat-water-kids-lake-swim By Nicole Gorham-Elder, July 2018
This time of year, there’s nothing like cooling off on a hot summer day in the lake or pool. But what we forget is that water can be dangerous if you aren’t an experienced swimmer and sometimes, even if you are.
There are two incidents in my family that made us all have a healthy caution towards water.
I grew up on the tropical Island of Newfoundland and I lived in Trinity Bay before spending my early childhood in St...

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By Sgt. Mark Gatien June 2018
Let’s start on that day that you got a ticket. You’re upset and you ignore it, and don’t take any action to pay it or go to court to challenge it. 
You have 15 days to do either. If you don’t, between 15 and 30 days after the infraction was issued, your information gets sent to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO).  (French link: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/french/)
Upon them receiving it, they start...

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15 By Jackalyn Getz,  May 2018
Crime Stoppers has been in Ottawa for 33 years, but many people don’t know much about how it works.
The first Crime Stoppers program was started in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1976 following a fatal gas station robbery. Despite an intensive investigation, police had few leads to make an arrest. Investigators believed a re-enactment of the crime on television might lead to new information from the public.
They were right. Less...

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