Police are investigating a series of on-line threats made against Carleton University this week-end. The initial investigation revealed that the threats are not credible and that there is no known risk to public safety. It is safe to attend the campus and it remains open. Many buildings were closed yesterday due to the statutory holiday. The Department of University Safety is aware of the current threats. They have been working with due diligence and are cooperating with the Ottawa Police Service investigative services. The investigation is on-going and now involves Intelligence Agencies. Due to the borderless nature of social media, some international partners have been notified and are assisting.
Fire crews were called to Blackburn Hamlet yesterday afternoon after reports of a fence on fire at 5 Northpark Drive that had spread to the wall of the garage. The fire then spread to the main part of the home and a second alarm was declared. Firefighters were quickly able to bring it under control and there were no injuries.
The newest red light camera in the city of Ottawa was unveiled yesterday. This is the 20th camera that this session of council committed to installing throughout the city and bringx the total number of red light cameras in Ottawa to 54. Last year, the cameras generated over $5 million for the city, helping to fund several local programs.
The will be two ground breaking ceremonies for the Rockland, and Bourget Fire Stations. In Rockland, on Tuesday May 29 at 7:00pm at 1550 Laurier Street. In Bourget on Thursday May 31 at 7:00pm as well at 2130 Laval Street. Residents are invited. Bourget and Rockland will finally be getting two new fire stations that will include additional bays to accommodate more ambulances.