Ottawa Police prepare for busy weekend

<p> Ottawa Police will be keeping an eye on long weekend visitors to the ByWard Market and Montreal Road areas.</p> <p> As part of their ongoing community safety initiatives this summer, police will be conducting enforcement activities in the two popular districts.</p> <p> Officers will conduct walk-throughs of several local bars to conduct compliance checks.</p> <p> Supt. Mark Ford says “the foot patrol-based enforcement initiatives are aimed at disruptive and illegal behaviours in key areas of the city.”</p> <p> So far this summer, 246 provincial offense notices and warnings have been issued for offenses like open alcohol, smoking marijuana and public intoxication.</p>