Tue. May 17th, 2022

OTTAWA-The fallout from Panda-monium in Sandy Hill, a massive fire at a Kanata development destroys 12 townhouses, and the dog Ellie is home to Thanksgiving.

CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at the top five stories on our site this week

The post-Panda Game festivities in the Sandy Hill neighborhood of Ottawa ended with partygoers taking over a street, turning over a vehicle, a trail of garbage and damaging the university’s reputation.

Mayor Jim Watson said he was “absolutely disgusted” by the events in Sandy Hill after the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees’ victory over Carleton University in the annual Panda Game at TD Place on October 2.

Ottawa police said 2,000 people descended on Russell Avenue hours after the fight, a car overturned and one person was assaulted. Seven people were taken to hospital.

“My understanding is that there was no serious activity going on at 9 o’clock, the police started moving some of their reinforcements out, and unfortunately that was when social media lit up and people said there was going to be Russell Avenue. and obviously thousands showed up, “Watson said.

Coun. Mathieu Fleury, who represents the Sandy Hill area, said police made a mistake when they closed Russell Avenue as people began to gather.

“From my perspective, it started a problem that made it possible to take over the sidewalk and street of more than 2,000 students,” he told CTV News. “Then apparently hooligans took over.”

On Monday, police released photos of people they wanted to talk to who attended the street party.

Late Thursday, police reported two Ottawa men and a man from Halliburton, Ont. had been accused of accident and released new pictures of people they wanted to talk to.

On Friday, the University of Ottawa Students’ Union apologized for the damage caused in Sandy Hill and promised to work with community, university and municipal leaders to find solutions to future Panda Game events.

Panda games

Twelve townhouses under construction in Kanata were destroyed by a massive fire this week.

The damage is estimated at $ 6 million after the fire in the Connections in Kanata development at Mattamy Homes on Wednesday night near the Canadian Tire Center.

Ottawa fire received several 911 calls at. 18:07 and reported a fire in homes under construction on Culdaff Road near Palladium Drive. Smoke from the fire could be seen in Westboro and Barrhaven.

The units were unoccupied at the time of the fire and windows and doors had not been installed.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Kanata brand

More than $ 1 million worth of illegal cannabis products were seized from a home in Kanata and a building in Carleton Place.

Four Ottawa residents face drug charges in connection with the seizures.

Ontario Provincial Police said this week that searches of an industrial facility on Emily Street in Carleton Place and a home on Huntsman Crescent in Kanata uncovered more than 700 cannabis plants and 88 kilos of processed cannabis, OPP said Monday.

Seizure of cannabis

A committee in the city of Ottawa gave the green light to install photo radar cameras in 15 new school zones over the next 15 months.

The Transport Committee approved a staff recommendation to expand the automated speed management program to 15 new locations by the end of 2022.

“The 15 areas were ranked based on feedback from schools based on traffic surveys,” Coun said. Tim Tierney, Chairman of the Committee on Transport. “We just do not pick them wild. There is a lot of science behind.”

If the full council agrees with the plan, the 15 new cameras will be installed in the following locations:

  • Tenth line from Amiens Street to Des Epinettes Avenue (near Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School)

  • Bearbrook Road from Centerpark Drive to Innes Road (near Good Shepherd Catholic School and Emily Carr Middle School)

  • Greenbank Road from Jockvale Road to Half Moon Bay (near St. Joseph High School)

  • Kanata Avenue from Goulbourn Forced Road to Walden Drive (near All Saints High School)

  • Abbott Street East from Moss Hill Trail to Shea Road (near Sacred Heart High School)

  • Stittsville Main Street from Bandelier Way to Hazeldean Road (near St. Stephen School)

  • Woodroffe Avenue from Georgina Drive to Highway 417 (near D. Roy Kennedy Public School)

  • Greenbank Road from Harrison Street to Banner Road (near Sir Robert Borden High School)

  • St. Laurent Boulevard from Noranda Avenue to Clarke Avenue (near Queen Elizabeth Public School)

  • Fisher Avenue from Deer Park Road to Kintyre Private (near St. Pius X Elementary School and High School)

  • Alta Vista Drive from Ayers Avenue to Ridgemont Avenue (near Charles H. Hulse Public School and Ridgemont High School)

  • Crestway Drive from Oldfield Street to Hathaway Drive (near St. Andrew School)

  • Chapman Mills runs from Beatrice Drive to Meadgate Gate (near St. Emily School, Jean-Robert Gauthier Elementary School, and Chapman Mills Public School)

  • Abbeyhill Drive from Aldburn Place to Sherwood Street (near AY Jackson Secondary School)

  • Bridgestone Drive from Sunnybrooke Drive to Granite Court (near Maurice-Lapointe Public Elementary School)

Photo radar nips 11,000 Ottawa drivers

A woman in Ottawa has been reunited with her dog, a week after it was kidnapped from a parked car in Westboro.

Charlotte Hannington posted a photo of her with Ellie on Sunday afternoon, saying her dog is now “safe.”

“Really hungry, but will not be long,” Hannington said of how Ellie felt.

The 14-year-old toy Manchester Terrier was stolen from Hannington’s car while on Sunday, September 26, making a quick trip inside the Real Canadian Superstore on Richmond Road.

Ellie

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