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Shaganappi Point 12th Avenue ARP

A draft version of the proposed amendments for the 12th Avenue ARP can be found here: Potential Amendments for CPC.pdf

This document must be reviewed and commented on by Monday, July 21 2014 at the latest.  Please send your feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the deadline.

 

West L R T Public Art - Community Workshop

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

For details, please read here.

Where: Westgate Community Hall - 4943 8 Avenue S.W.

When: Saturday, June 14, 2014

8:30 am: Registration with coffee & muffins

9 am to 12 pm: Workshop

Register at calgary.ca/publicart by June 12

Unusual activity at 2308 Soereign Cr.

Late night on May 23 a resident on Sovereign Cr. called the police because while she was watching TV and happened to look out her window, she observed a tall man wearing shorts and a hoodie walking really fast towards 2308 (which is empty).

The man then went in the yard and was walking around the house. The resident turned on the lights in her house and watched the man who, after noticing the lights started walking away. When the resident asked him if she could help him, he didn't respond, just took off.

The police are now cruising around here looking for him.

Calgary Police Service May Newsletter and new CRO

Police and communities working together

Did you know that every community in the city has a police officer who’s dedicated to helping resolve community safety and security issues? Since 1998, each of Calgary’s policing districts has designated several “community resource officers” who work with Calgarians every day to help keep this city safe.

How your community resource officers can help

Community resource officers, or CROs, are the Service’s ambassadors to businesses, residents and schools throughout the city. They focus on identifying and resolving issues of concern to everyone, such as vehicles speeding on certain streets, houses that may be a target for illegal activity, potential frauds aimed at businesses and parks that are being used as overnight gathering places.

One successful initiative is the Graffiti Awareness and Abatement Program, which involves the community, city bylaw services and police. It works to increase public awareness of graffiti and encourage Calgarians to record, report and remove graffiti.

The CROs provide a key point of contact for community policing initiatives and problem-solving. They monitor crime trends, traffic concerns and social issues within their zone. They also keep track of the crime issues that are of particular concern to residents.

How you can help

If you have a security or safety concern in your community, contact your local CRO. They’ll talk with you and other community members about solutions for crime that may already be happening and about proactive measures that you can take to prevent further crime.

The CROs can put you in touch with other city agencies, all of which can work together to come up with practical, effective solutions. They also offer community presentations to help residents, businesses, associations and schools learn more about issues such as Internet safety, drug use, house and vehicle security, and protecting yourself against identify theft.

Community involvement is an essential part of making our city the best it can be – your CROs can help, and so can you!

Contact your CRO

The new community resource officer in your area is Cst #4247 Steve Gallant. He works at the 2 District Office on 403-567-6200.

Vigilance - Courage - Pride

On your bike!

Stay safe and stay healthy

 

Cycling is an excellent way to get outdoors and get active  and it’s a great family activity. To keep you and your family safe, just follow these easy tips from the Calgary Police Service.

 

Wear a helmet

Alberta law requires anyone under the age of 18 to wear a helmet while operating a bicycle or riding in a bicycle seat. The Calgary Police Service recommends that everyone wear a helmet when engaged in activities such as cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading and the like. Parents are responsible for ensuring that anytime their children ride a bike, they are wearing a safety-approved cycling helmet that fits properly.

 

Follow the rules of the road

Cyclists must follow the same rules as drivers while riding on roadways, including obeying all traffic signs and signals. Make sure that you and your children follow these rules:

 

  • Children under 14 are allowed to ride their bikes on the sidewalk in Calgary, but all other cyclists must ride single file along with traffic on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Use the proper hand signals so that other vehicles will know where you’re going.
  • Take extra caution near busy intersections and at the entrances of alleys and driveways.
  • Red lights, stop signs and other traffic signs also apply to bicycles, so make sure that your children know what they mean.
  • Pedestrians always have the right-of-way over bicycles, whether they're on the sidewalk, on a path or at an intersection.
  • All bicycles are required by law to have a bell or horn to be used as a warning device: Always approach a pedestrian with caution and ring the bike's bell as a warning before passing.
  • Bicycles should be in good working condition, with proper safety equipment such as lights and reflectors.
  • Size your bike right: Your toes should touch the ground when you’re on the seat, and the bike should be easy to steer.

 

Enjoy Calgary’s pathways

Calgary’s pathways are open not only to cyclists, but are also for in-line skaters, pedestrians and runners  so it’s important to share the paths with everyone.

 

  • When entering a pathway, yield to users on the path, then move over and ride on the right.
  • Pass on the left and use an audible signal, such as a bell or horn, as a warning.
  • Obey all posted signs and markings along the pathway.

 

For more tips to stay safe while riding on your wheels, including skateboards and in-line skates, visit www.calgarypolice.ca and click on Traffic Safety.

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