Monthly Archives February 2015

Home Security

Home security inspections allow community members to take an active role in making their homes less susceptible to criminal activity. Based on proven crime prevention principles, residents learn how to make their homes safer. At your request, police representatives visit your home (house, condo, apartment, etc.) to provide a safety audit -assessing ways to make your home safer. The audit is based on a checklist, and participants are provided with a booklet that identifies safety improvements, crime prevention tips and promotes other crime prevention initiatives offered by the Police Service. Contact your local community Police Centre to schedule.
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Homebuyers undeterred by January cold

Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 627 residential properties in January through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® system, compared with 587 in January 2014, an increase of 6.8 per cent. The five year average for January sales is 633. The average sale price of residential properties, including condominiums, sold in January in the Ottawa area was $348,617, an increase of 0.5 percent over January 2014. The average sale price for a condominium-class property was $250,406, a decrease of 5.8 per cent over January 2014. While average sale price information can be useful in establishing trends over time, it
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Power Outage Information at your Fingertips

Hydro Ottawa recently launched a power outage map on their website. Now, you can access power outage information by visiting in addition to calling their outage reporting line at 613-738-0188.
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