Social Issues

Online fraud and scams, including cyber threats like phishing, are costing Canadians a lot of money. Accordin to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, in 2022 there were 70,878 reports of fraud in Canada with over $530 million stolen. Image by Andrew Martin from Pixabay

Tips on avoiding popular online scams

Eleanor Dunn offers a primer on cybercrime

Picture this. You’re swiping through Facebook Marketplace, hoping to see if anything on sale is of interest to you. You… Continue reading “Tips on avoiding popular online scams”

The new approach of "emergent curriculum" allows children's interests to guide their own learning. Photo: MPCC

Partnerships help educators meets the needs of all children

Grant allows purchase of new toys

MPCC’s Before and After-School in Manor Park strives to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for all children. We would… Continue reading “Partnerships help educators meets the needs of all children”

Jairius Mangondo receives a gift from Santa at the Yule Manor Co-op Christmas celebration held December 17 2023. Photo: Doug Banks

Yule Manor Co-op holiday celebration prevails

A Yule Manor Co-op holiday tradition continued this year, thanks to quick-thinking from staff at the Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource… Continue reading “Yule Manor Co-op holiday celebration prevails”

Shop With Your Hero participant Ottawa Police Services Sgt. Stephen Plummer was among the first responders who brought kids on a ride in a police cruiser for some holiday shopping at the St. Laurent Shopping Centre. Photo supplied

Local children shop with cops

The Vanier Social Pediatric Hub, a Vanier Community Services Centre program, was happy to organize the second edition of the… Continue reading “Local children shop with cops”

The gated dead end on Hemlock Rd. offers a safe option to park for the night. Since Claude’s story became widely reported in the media, posts have been planted along the south side of the road, possibly as a deterrent for other vehicles. Photo: Doug Banks

Car homeless move on, but they aren’t going away

Leigh Adamson has a lot to say about the man who was living in his broken-down car at the east… Continue reading “Car homeless move on, but they aren’t going away”

Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre Executive Director Sebastian Gaissert and Food Bank Director Patricia Lau are hoping the community comes through with more donations druing what is, for many, a difficult holiday season. Photo supplied

Local food bank needs more holiday donations

Sebastian Gaissert , executive director of the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre, asks for more donations in the face of rising costs of living

The impact and reach of Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC)’s services in our community have flourished thanks to the unwavering… Continue reading “Local food bank needs more holiday donations”

Manor Park Community Council Chair Mark Smith

Open house unveils new MPCC child care centre

Manor Park Community Council Chair Mark Smith casts an eye at upcoming community events

Hi Manor Park! I am thrilled to share an update on: Open House: A resounding success The Open House held… Continue reading “Open house unveils new MPCC child care centre”