City’s approved sledding hills closed

The City of Ottawa has temporarily closed its 55 approved sledding hills due to the mild weather conditions and lack of snow, which have resulted in unsafe conditions for sledding. The City of Ottawa urges the public to keep personal safety in mind and to remain off the sledding hills until further notice. The hills will reopen once we receive some new snow and only after hill conditions are deemed safe.

Notification of the re-opening of the hills will be available on the City’s website at


The Ottawa Police Services Board is very pleased to announce that Charles Bordeleau, Deputy Chief of Operations responsible for patrol and district policing, has been selected as Ottawa’s next Chief of Police. The position became vacant with the departure of Vern White on February 20th following his appointment to the Senate of Canada. Chief-Designate Bordeleau takes over effective Monday, March 5, 2012; an official Change-of-Command ceremony will be held at a later date.
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Councillor Moffatt welcoming blind in-line skater visiting City Hall today

Mark DeMontis, a blind hockey player on a journey from Halifax to Toronto on in-line skates, will visit Ottawa City Hall on Friday.

Councillor Scott Moffatt will greet Mr. DeMontis upon arrival. The parents of Mr. DeMontis are also scheduled to attend.

Mr. DeMontis, through an initiative Courage Canada, is raising funds and awareness for learn-to-skate programs and hockey programs for Canadians who are blind or visually impaired.

Date: Friday, September 30
2 p.m.
Ottawa City Hall, Laurier Avenue entrance
110 Laurier Ave West

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