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Breaks and enters
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Stop thief!Did you know that, in Canada, a break, enter and theft is recorded every three minutes? Here are a few tips that will discourage a burglar:

  • Burglars do not like well-lit areas that can be seen from the street or in the neighbourhood. Darkness sets in increasingly early at this time of year and a well-lit home could scare off burglars.
  • Keep a tidy backyard. Rakes, shovels, ladders and all such similar equipment could make it easier for burglars.
  • Take advantage of autumn to prune hedges and shrubs in order to clear doors and windows. These spots can easily become hiding places for burglars.
  • When placing your waste at curbside, do not leave the packaging of newly purchased goods in plain view. Instead, it is recommended that the packaging be cut up before disposal.

About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 292,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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