Column: May 4, 2017

Making the right call

Ottawa Police have introduced a single telephone number in which to contact them for all non-emergency enquiries. Call 613-236-1222 to report incidents like vehicle theft to harassment complaints. Also, instead of having to find the proper extension to reach a desired party, their new automated system will connect you to the right section or person. For all emergency or life-threatening calls please continue to use 9-1-1.

Ottawa Police online crime reporting available

Via, residents can file complaints online – including thefts, damage to property, traffic complaints, drug complaints, fraud complaints, and hate crimes. Residents can also utilize the online service if they wish to add supplemental information to an existing report. An analyst will review it within 24 hours.

Top 60 Over 60

Join Lisa Taylor, a North American expert on the future of work and shifting demographics, and Helen Hirsh Spence, Founder of the Top 60 over 60, in a casual, interactive session and networking opportunity on May 9 at 6pm at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Councillors' Lounge, 2nd Floor. If you are retired, approaching retirement age, looking to build on your years of experience to inform your next career, or just interested in how the future of work is being redefined, add your voice to this conversation.
Light refreshments will be offered. Parking is free on the street and available underground. For more information, please go to Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at EventBrite.

Try it for free in May

Ottawa residents are invited to take advantage of the Try it! program in May, when they can sample a variety of fitness opportunities at City recreation facilities for three sessions for FREE. Most fitness centres are participating, so visit to find a facility near you.