Column: Mar. 19, 2015

Report potholes

With the mild spring weather, it’s routine for potholes to appear, especially with freeze-and-thaw conditions. Rain and mild temperatures following a stretch of sub-zero conditions creates stress on the asphalt road surface which can then form potholes. City crews are currently repairing potholes and residents are encouraged to report potholes using the ServiceOttawa gateway at or by calling 311.

Fun in Carp for the Men and Ladies!

The Carp Agricultural Society is once again hosting their popular Men’s and Ladies’ Nights events in April. Tickets are available at the Carp Fair office or by calling 613-839-2172 Full event details are noted on

  • Carp Men’s Night: Men can enjoy a night out with the guys at Carp Men’s Night which is happening April 2 at the Carp Agricultural Hall. Cocktails at 6pm and dinner at 7pm. Dinner will be served by AJ’s and the guest speaker is Mike Wlotzki from Make a Wish.
  • Carp Ladies’ Night:  This year’s event is being held on April 24 at W. Ernskine Johnston Arena with a theme of “Viva Las Ladies’ Night in Carp.” Guests will have the opportunity to do some fun gambling, while enjoying vendors, dancing and dinner catered by AJ’s. Cocktails are at 6pm with dinner served at 7pm.

Neighbourhood Watch

Residents of Willola Beach in Fitzroy Harbour are the latest community to set up a Neighbourhood Watch program.

Neighbourhood Watch helps neighbours watch out for each other. It aims to get citizens involved in discouraging and preventing crime at the local level. Your neighbours know who you are, what type of car you drive and may be the first to notice a suspicious person at your door or window. By getting to know those around you, you'll be well-positioned to recognize someone or something that's suspicious.

To find out if a Neighbourhood Watch exists in your neighbourhood or to start a new one, contact our Community Police Centre by calling 613-236-1222 x2982. They can provide more detailed information, basic start-up assistance and resources. The Community Police Office is located at the West Carleton Community Complex, 5670 Carp Road.