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Free Cycling Information in Barrhaven

May 23, 2012 -- As part of Bike to Work Month, EnviroCentre has organized a series of free presentations on commuter cycling throughout the city of Ottawa. The next presentation is this Thursday (May 24) in Barrhaven.

PDF icon What: FREE commuter cycling presentation, with a focus on safety (taught by a certified CAN-BIKE instructor)
When: Thursday, May 24, 7pm-8pm
Where: Ruth E. Dickinson branch, Ottawa Public Library, 100 Malvern Dr.
Barrhaven, ON (next to Walter Baker Sports Centre)

PDF icon Quoi: Présentation sur le vélo en ville, gratuite et destinée pour le public (enseigné par un moniteur certifié de CAN-BIKE)
Quand: Jeudi, 24 mai (19h à 20h)
Où: Succursale Ruth E. Dickinson, Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa, 100, rue Malvern
Barrhaven (ON)


Ottawa Victim Services logo

Dear Community Association,

As you may already know, Victim Assistance Services of Ottawa-Carleton has recently changed names and we are now known as Ottawa Victim Services. Ottawa Victim Services provides emotional support, practical assistance, referrals and advocacy to individuals who have been victimized as a result of a crime or tragic circumstance, without judgment in order to lessen the impact of victimization.

Support for individuals who have been victimized as a result of crime or tragic circumstance is provided by professional staff and trained volunteers by telephone, on-scene and in our victim service's office. Clients can access our services through referrals from community service agencies, the Police or self referrals. Some examples of what our agency can assist members of your community with include accompaniment to appointments and to retrieve personal belongings with Police support, safety planning, funeral arrangements, filling out forms, accessing financial supports as well as emotional support and advocacy.

Our contact information remains the same and we can be reached by phone at 613-238-2762. Our after hours pager number is 613-566-1777 and should only be used by referring agencies and the Police. Our new website is www.ovs-svo.com. If you require any further information or want to request a presentation of our services, please feel free to give the office a call at 613-238-2762.


L'association communautaire,

Comme vous pouvez déjà le constater, les Services d'Aide aux Victimes d'Ottawa-Carleton a récemment changé de nom et nous sommes maintenant connus en tant que les Services aux Victimes d'Ottawa. Les Services aux Victimes d'Ottawa (SVO) fournit un soutien émotionnel, une assistance pratique, des recommandations et une défense des intérêts aux individus qui ont été victimes de crime ou de circonstance tragique, sans jugement afin d'alléger l'impact d'être une victime

Le soutien des individus, qui ont été des victimes en raison d'un crime ou de circonstance tragique, est fourni par le personnel professionnel et les bénévoles qualifiés par téléphone, sur-scène et dans notre bureau de services aux victimes. Les clients peuvent accéder à nos services par des recommandations des agences de service à la communauté, de la police ou de soi-même. Quelques exemples des services auxquelles notre agence peut aider membres de ton communaute avec incluent l'accompagnement aux rendez-vous et pour récupérer les objets personnels avec l'appui de la police, un plan de sécurité, les arrangements funèbres, l'aide avec le remplissage des formulaires, l'accès à l'aide financière ainsi que le soutien émotionnel et la défense des intérêts.

Notre information de contact demeure la même et nous pouvons être atteints par téléphone au 613-238-2762. Notre téléavertisseur après nos heures d'ouverture est 613-566-1777 et devrait seulement être utilisé par les agences de recommandations et la police. Notre nouveau site Web est www.ovs-svo.com. Si vous avez besoin de toute autre information ou vous voulez une présentation de nos services, sentez-vous libre de nous contacter au 613-238-2762.

June, 2009


Information Regarding Coyotes

Feb 16, 2008 -- There has been some concern recently about coyotes in the area. The City of Ottawa has has provided us with the following information regarding coyotes:

  • Coyotes do not pose a threat to humans. They have been coexisting with humans, particularly in agricultural areas where many small rodents and other food live, for many, many years.
  • It has been a very difficult winter for coyotes so far -- one of the worst in the last 10-15 years or so -- causing them to move closer to human habitation in search of food and resulting in increased sightings.
  • If you have seen a coyote, do not panic or approach the animal.
  • Residents should animal proof their property -- contain refuse properly, refrain from leaving pets and pet food outdoors, keep pets under control and supervised, etc. -- to discourage hungry coyotes.
  • Trapping and relocation are not viable options, and should certainly not be attempted by the general public for many reasons including safety.
  • The attached fact sheets and link below provide more detailed information.
MS Word Icon Dealing With Problem Wildlife   [ French version ]
MS Word Icon How_to_Deal_with_Coyotes   [ French version ]

Additionally, you may want to check out this web site:
http://www.audubonportland.org/livingwithwildlife/brochures/coyotes