Peterborough Police Issue Special Letter To Public From Chief Murray Rodd Regarding Shooting In Ottawa

UPDATE No. 2: The soldier killed has been identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. R.I.P.

UPDATE: Tragic news, the soldier shot on Parliament Hill has died...

A just released media release from police regarding the shootings in Ottawa today...

"The Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service is aware of the current situation unfolding in Ottawa.
 
Our officers are trained and ready to be deployed at a moment’s notice to any given emergency situation. Our Service also has an Emergency Response Team to provide a heightened level of response depending on the situation.
 
We have plans regarding events such as these, the details of which are confidential.
 
We want to ensure our community and the citizens that we serve that we are ready to deal with emergency situations as they occur.
 
We work closely with our colleagues provincially, nationally and internationally with respect to sharing of information and matters of intelligence and potential threats to national interest.
 
At this time, no threat to public safety in Peterborough has been identified. However, citizens should always remain vigilant when it comes to their personal safety.
 
As with any situation, concerned citizens should contact their local police service and describe the activities or behaviours that they are witnessing.
 
We remain vigilant at all times.
 
Chief Murray Rodd"

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UPDATED: Here is video from the shooting in the Parliament Building..

Stay Strong Ottawa

Stay Strong Ottawa

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Fraud Alert: Ontario Energy Group Rep Replaces Elderly Person's Working Furnace With New One Of Lesser Value

Peterborough Police have issued a Fraud Alert regarding an Ontario Energy Group representative. On September 30th, a Ontario Energy Group representative approached an elderly victim at his King George Street home. The representative from the company was able to convince the victim to let him into his home and inspect his furnace. The rep then advised the victim that his furnace was not up to code and that he had to purchase a new furnace immediately. The victim’s furnace was only 10 years old while the average life span of a furnace can be anywhere from 16 to 25 years. The company then removed the victim’s furnace and replaced it with a newer model but a model of significantly lesser value. Anyone who has been approached by Ontario Energy Group representatives in the last few months is asked to call Constable Patricia Shaw at 705-876-1122 ext. 214.  (Note: Ontario Energy Group is a "legit" company, but "the issue is that they use 'strong arm tactics' so it is fair to say their sales tactics are not legit," police tell us.)

Police remind citizens of the following...
 
• If someone comes to your door, ask to see some identification showing their name and company they work for. You do not have to let them in, and they must leave if you ask them to.
Door to door sales people can use high pressure tactics and can be aggressive in nature, and consumers may find themselves in a situation where they purchase a product or sign up for a service they neither need nor want.
• Remember: Even businesses that are licensed could still try to scam you by acting dishonestly.
• Before you decide to pay any money, if you are interested in what a door-to-door salesperson has to offer, take the time to find out about their business and their offer.
• Don’t be rushed into making a decision, there is often a limited time offer where you need to commit to a purchase or service.
Do not sign a contract that you do not understand, have not fully read or that has blank spaces.
Ask the sale representative to leave their brochure or business card and you can contact them at a later date if interested.
• In Ontario, Consumers have a 10 day cooling off period where a contract that was signed in their home can be cancelled (for any reason).
• Always get independent advice if an offer involves money, personal information, time or commitment.

***If you spot a scam or have been scammed, get help. Contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501, the Competition Bureau at 1-800-348-5358 or Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service at 705-876-1122.

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There Is An Epic House Decorated As A Pirate Ship On Shirley Ave.

This is a gem of a Halloween House on Shirley Avenue in Peterborough. Email us your local Halloween pictures to tips@ptbocanada.com!

Photo via @TVCPTBO on Twitter

Photo via @TVCPTBO on Twitter

Photo via Alana Callan on Instagram...

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Students From Peterborough, England Are Here Building A Sundial At Fleming College

Peterborough, England students at work (photo courtesy Laura Copeland)

Peterborough, England students at work (photo courtesy Laura Copeland)

A neat project is happening this week near the main entrance of Fleming College, as six students and three staff from Peterborough Regional College (PRC) in Peterborough, England, are building a drystone sundial...

photo courtesy Laura Copeland

photo courtesy Laura Copeland

The PRC students and staff are participating in a one-week course through the Haliburton School of The Arts at the Sutherland Campus in Peterborough, and are taking the Dry Stone Structures course taught by John Shaw Rimmington (pictured in fluorescent coat above and below). Throughout the week, the students will learn about creating dry stone structures by building a dry stone stacked sundial near the main entrance of the college (in the middle of the roundabout).

photo courtesy Laura Copeland

photo courtesy Laura Copeland

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