Police issue tickets for alcohol and excessive noise before Panda Game kicks off


Several people appear to have received tickets for drinking outdoors and excessive noise ahead of Saturday’s Panda Game kick-off.

Ottawa Police tweeted midday Saturday that they had « assisted @OttawaParamedic and issued over 20 open Provincial Offense Notices for liquor. »

By-law officers had also « issued a $1,000 excessive noise ticket on Chapel Street, » police said in the tweet.

However, the police later deleted the tweet. CBC contacted the force for an explanation.

Gee-Gees win big

The Ottawa Gee-Gees won this year’s edition of the annual football game against the Carleton Ravens by a score of 37-7.

After the Gee-Gees’ victory last year, thousands of people flocked to the Sandy Hill neighborhood near the University of Ottawa.

At some point last year, a vehicle was overturned and several people ended up facing a series of charges.

Ottawa police officers watch the crowd enter last year’s Panda Game between the Ottawa Gee-Gees and the Carleton Ravens. (Alexander Behne/Radio Canada)

City officials have warned that if people don’t behave well this year, the 2022 game could be the last.

The Ottawa Police Service had said it would increase its presence at the game, trying to keep the festivities from turning into chaos. They said they would have « zero tolerance » for disruptive parties.

Meanwhile, the city’s bylaws department has increased fines for violating noise rules to $1,000.

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