We hope you'll join us at the first ever Carlington Cup neighbourhood shinny hockey tournament. If you want to play, there's room for you. Sign up here or just show up. If you want to cheer, we'll have snacks, hot drinks and lots of activities for your whole family. There'll be a skills competition, kids games and lots more.
The point is really about getting outside and meeting your neighbours. It's about cheering for your favourite team of local scrappers. It's about taking pride in our neighbourhood and showing everyone that we care about Carlington.
Time: 1pm-4pm (right after the Alexander Winter Carnival, which runs all morning)
Location: Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Street
A 19 year-old male has been charged after a taxi driver was assaulted and robbed just before midnight on Jan. 7.
According to Ottawa Police, a taxi driver picked up a lone person on Michele Drive at about 11:40 p.m. The driver took the passenger to the area around Carling Avenue and Island Park Drive, when the driver was assaulted by the passenger and had a small quantity of cash taken. The passenger fled on foot, and Ottawa Paramedic Service transported the driver to hospital for treatment of facial injuries. The victim was treated and released.
The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit conducted an investigation and a suspect was arrested on Jan. 13 in relation to the robbery.
The man has been charged with one count of robbery, assault causing bodily harm and breach of undertaking. He will appear in court on Feb. 16
Anyone with information with respect to this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.
As for the tournament itself, there's still time to register to play on January 28th. You can sign up a team or register as an individual to be placed as part of a friendly neighbourhood squad. It doesn't matter if you're good, average or novice--all skill levels are welcome. The idea here is really all about getting people out for a great day.
Councillor McRae provided the CCA executive with a January report in advance of our recent General meeting. Upcoming events have been added to our community calendar. You can read the entire update below.
At our January general meeting, Crime Prevention Ottawa's Michael Justinich spoke about ways communities like Carlington can work to make their streets safer. It was a great presentation and an opportunity for the 30 or so community members in attendance to ask questions and get informed about steps we can all take to make Carlington even safer.
It starts with simple things like reporting graffiti when you see it, keeping an eye out for suspicious behaviour, joining your community association or your local Neighbourhood Watch and being aware of your environment.
Carlington residents can also take practical steps, like applying for a home security inspection, provided by the Ottawa Police Service. At your request, police representatives visit your home (house, condo, apartment, etc.) to provide a safety audit - assessing ways to make your home safer.
The session was a reminder that taking steps to secure our community is as much our responsibility as that of the City or the police. By taking steps to push back against crime, vandalism and by doing simple things to demonstrate we care about our community, we can make Carlington a cleaner, safe place.
In that spirit, we've posted information to help Carlington residents report suspicious activity, graffiti and criminal activity. Click here to learn how to report and who to call.
Please join us this Tuesday for the Carlington Community Association’s general meeting. Tuesday’s meeting will feature an exchange on crime prevention featuring Nancy Worsfold,Executive Director at Crime Prevention Ottawa.
Date: Tuesday January 10, 2012
Location: Alexander Community Centre (960 Silver Street)
The meeting will also be a great opportunity to hear the latest about what's happening in your community, including the Carlington Cup; the CCA's first annual neighbourhood shinny hockey tournament.