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Winter Vehicle Safety From the Calgary Police Service

Did you know that it can take less than 30 seconds for someone to drive away with your car if you’ve left the keys in the ignition? That’s less time than it takes for you to walk back inside your house and pour your coffee into a travel mug! The warmth of the holiday season means enduring cold winter weather. Though it’s tempting to warm up your vehicle on chilly mornings, idling vehicles are targets for thieves. In the spirit of helping families and citizens stay safe this holiday season, I would like to share with you the risks of idling your car during the winter months.

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Calgary Police Service: Kids and Cannabis

With the upcoming legalization of cannabis, also known as marijuana, now is a great opportunity to get educated on the cannabis new laws and start having conversations with your children about marijuana. Under the new legislation, the minimum age for possession and consumption of cannabis is 18. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that your children won’t be exposed to the drug before reaching the legal age for possession and consumption of cannabis. According to Statistics Canada, almost 29 percent of teens aged 15 to 19 have used cannabis. And whether or not your children have already been directly exposed to it, chances are they’ve already heard about its legalization and likely have questions.

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Get Out and Play the Summer Safe Way!

No more pencils, no more books! School might be out for summer, but did you know that your child continues to learn all year-round through play? The season’s sunny days and warm weather are great for exploring and playing together outside, but don’t let sunburns and bug bites turn your summer into a bummer. Check out these tips to help keep your family comfortable and safe! 

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Is Your Family Fraud-Aware?

You may think your family is immune from being victimized by fraudsters; however, that may not always be the case. Scammers target citizens from all different backgrounds, ages, and income levels and are constantly changing the methods they are using to scam citizens. Your friends, neighbors, parents, siblings, and even children could be targeted as they start to get identification cards and bank accounts.

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