Rise in reported hate crimes prompts Ottawa police to revive specialized unit
The Ottawa Police Service has revamped its hate crimes unit due to a recent increase in hate motivated activity in the past year.
Ottawa’s Street Resilience Project is flipping ideas about youth crime prevention on their head
Ottawa’s Street Resilience Project launched in August and is geared toward young men aged 16-29. It takes an alternative, trauma-informed approach to understanding youth gang involvement.
Will CCTV cameras make Byward Market safer?
Debate about proposed CCTV in ByWard Market
Shelter space shrinking as violence against women rises
Shelters for Violence Against women in Ottawa are dealing with overcrowding because instances of violence against women have increased while the amount of shelters has decreased drastically.
Ottawa Police research measures to reduce gun violence
The Ottawa Police Services Board has launched a search for ideas about the best way to prevent gun violence on the city’s streets
Ottawa police to increase presence in ByWard Market
Ottawa police to increase presence in ByWard Market, Downtown Rideau, and Vanier areas.
Ottawa’s first interfaith safety forum held to address increase in hate crimes
Ottawa Police Service (OPS) held their first forum on interfaith safety on June 18, following several hate-motivated crimes in the city.
Lowering the bar: Even in the #MeToo age, female servers fear speaking out about harassment
Female bartenders and servers in Ottawa struggle to hold onto jobs in a workplace where excessive drinking and sexual harassment are considered just part of the job. Many bartenders are now demanding change and to hold managers accountable.
Organizations work to help elderly romance scam victims
March is Fraud Prevention Month, and various organizations are working to reduce senior vulnerability to romance scams through advice and education.
Many Canadians turning to cheaper, illegal cannabis, study finds
A new study from Statistics Canada says that it is more expensive to buy cannabis from the government compared to the black market.
Distracted driving still a concern despite new penalties, Ottawa Police say
One hundred and twenty tickets were issues as of Jan. 20, and police say they are doubtful they will see a decline over the rest of the year.
Women accused of committing quarter of crimes in Canada, Statistics Canada reports
Statistics Canada report reveals information about crimes committed by women.