Ottawa Police Begin Investigation After Panda Game Two candidates for mayor release financial platforms and clean offices to support food banks
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Panda game effect
The impact of the post-Game Panda celebrations will continue this week. Because the Ottawa police investigated the so-called behavior. And the University of Ottawa looks to the future of competition.
Thousands of people gathered at Sandy Hill last Saturday night. Hours after Gee-Gees defeated Carleton Ravens at the annual Panda Game at TD Place.
“Many people in the crowd became opponents and enemies. and began to act illegally This includes harassing and throwing things at police,” police said in a statement.
“Police have collected video evidence of this activity. Citizens with video or photographic evidence of illegal activities are urged to contact the police.”
Authorities moved in to disperse large crowds in Sandy Hill after 9 p.m. on Saturday.
In total, seven people were arrested during the Panda Games celebration. including intoxication and public harassment Authorities also issued 88 tickets for open alcohol and 13 tickets worth $1,000 each for sound-related violations.
In a tweet on Sunday morning The University of Ottawa said it regrets the turmoil caused by the massive crowds in Sandy Hill and will “consult with our partners to check stocks and decide how to move forward with the Panda Games in future”
The tweet was deleted about an hour later.
A new statement on Twitter said: “We regret the disruption that large crowds caused our neighbors in certain Sandy Hill areas. We will now gather stocks with our partners and discuss the lessons learned.”
Mayor reveals financial plans
There are three weeks left in Ottawa’s municipal election campaign. Two candidates running for mayor will release their financial platforms.
Catherine McKenney said they would release a four-year financial platform on Thursday, while Mark Sutcliffe has said his platform will launch this week.
McKenney told Newstalk 580 CFRA’s Ottawa Now with Kristy Cameron that their financial plans will include a three percent property tax. The campaign pledges made by McKenney so far include a $250 million plan to build a 25-year cycling infrastructure funded by green bonds. Increase OC Transpo operations by 20 percent, free transit for drivers under 17 and fare suspension. A housing platform to end chronic homelessness and give Ottawa zero emissions by 2050 and end “expensive sprawl”.
Sutcliffe has yet to announce targets for raising property taxes during the campaign. His campaign pledges totaled $100 million over four years on the streets and corridors. Council members doubled their peacekeeping budget to $100,000 per ward. Frozen shipping for seniors cards, Equipass fees, and current youth shipping rates. Increase the police budget to an unspecified amount and reduce recreation fees by 10 percent and “looking to increase” the recreational programs offered by the city.
Ottawa residents head to the polls on Oct. 24.
Ottawa City Hall (File Photo)
The new wave of COVID-19 in Ottawa
All eyes are on the COVID-19 situation in Ottawa ahead of Thanksgiving weekend. Because public health officials saw that COVID-19 in the community increased
“Our monitoring metrics are showing that we are currently on the next wave of COVID-19,” Public Health Ottawa said Thursday.
“We are entering respiratory illness season. We expect the respiratory virus to spread.”
All Ottawa residents aged 18 and over are eligible for bivalent COVID-19 stimulants and will receive a bivalent vaccine when booking an appointment.
“This stimulant is an additional layer of protection. It gives your body more ways to fight COVID-19,” the health agency said.
Montfort Hospital bans visitors due to COVID-19 patients in the community increased
until further notice Visitors are not permitted to visit patients in the care unit at Montfort Hospital.
Quebecians head to the polls on Monday in provincial elections.
The poll shows that Francois Legault and Coalition Avenir Quebec are positioned to be the second-majority governments.
There are five rides across Gatineau and western Quebec. To enter the election, CAQ had three seats (Chapleau, Gatineau and Papineau), and the Quebec Liberal Party had two (Hull and Pontiac).
Mayor Watson cleans his office.
Mayor Jim Watson is cleaning his office. and hope to help the Ottawa Food Bank.
Watson is auctioning off some items from his office on Tuesday evening. As he prepares to leave Ottawa City Hall after serving three terms as mayor
Among the items to be auctioned in his Facebook post are Canadian baseball jerseys and bats, soccer jerseys and a Sens Mile road sign from the 2014-15 season.
The silent auction takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 5 PM to 7 PM at Jean Pigott Place in Ottawa City Hall. Admission is free.
Auction proceeds will go to Ottawa Food Bank, which reported the highest demand in nearly 40 years as the cost of consumer goods soared.
These are among the items that Mayor Jim Watson will auction at Ottawa City Hall on Oct. 4. (Facebook/Jim Watson)