The Community Safety and Transportation team work hard to not only investigate and report any safety, traffic and transportation issues affecting Blackburn Hamlet, but they also organize events, including the annual Bike Rodeo that is essential for teaching our youth to ride their bicycles safely.

    Published in The BANAR, August 2023 Don Kelly, BCA Safety In June, Brad Hampson and Don Kelly (on behalf of the BCA) met with the City of Ottawa’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) regarding the development of an emergency preparedness plan for Blackburn Hamlet. In consideration of recent weather events the OEM has recognized that … Read more
  • Youth and adult bike events a success
    Published in The BANAR, August 2023 Robert Bellizzi, BCA Transportation The Youth Bike Rodeo was held on Saturday, May 13, at the Good Shepherd School. Over 40 children from across Blackburn Hamlet participated in the youth bike event, which was organized by the BCA. Children and parents learned how helmets are to be put on … Read more
  • Safeguarding Your Home Presentation
    On the evening of June 8, 2023, the Ottawa Police Service gave a presentation to interested community members on the topic of Safeguarding Your Home.  For those who missed the event, we have posted the Presentation Slides and the Ontario Home Security Audit Guide.
  • Road safety is a shared responsibility / La sûreté routière
    Don Kelly, BCA Safety With the change of season and warm weather, more riders will be commuting on our paths, trails, and roadways. The rules of the road apply to all users, and motorists are urged to exercise more care around vulnerable road users, including pedestrians. SAFETY TIPS FROM THE OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE Motorists Be … Read more
  • Keeping Ottawa Connected
    The recent Ottawa Hydro presentation to the Blackburn Hamlet Community regarding their work to improve the resiliency of the electrical grid as well as remind community members to be prepared for unexpected outages – especially after major storms – is now live on our Youtube Channel. For more information, visit the new Emergency Preparedness resources … Read more
  • The bicycle corner / Le coin vélo
    Robert Bellizzi The BCA is holding a Youth Bicycle Rodeo event in the Hamlet on Saturday, May 13, from 9-12 am. The exact location will be provided at a later date. The event is designed to introduce young bike enthusiasts, aged 6-10, to proper bike-riding techniques. The focus will be on having participants learn how … Read more

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