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Back to Basics - Is Your Backpack a Pain in the Neck?

You've just finished buying new school clothes and loaded up on all the supplies. Now it's time to buy a backpack.

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Icy Spring Dangers

There’s only one absolute when it comes to safety around ice: just stay off.

As spring approaches and the days get longer and the sun gets warmer, children are intrigued by melting snow and ice and the attractive rivulets of water that run over and under the winter build-up.  That intrigue and curiosity can lead youngsters to larger and more dangerous flows of spring water – Calgary’s rivers, canals and lakes.  As the ice melts and breaks up along our waterways, please use the opportunity to educate your children about the dangers of ice, and supervise them closely.

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Police Update

The Calgary Police Service regularly conducts community surveys to determine what issues are most important to Calgarians and to ensure police programs reflect community needs and expectations. The 2000 community survey revealed the following issues as the top policing priorities for citizens:

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Babysitting Safety

When my children were young, my wife and I hired a babysitter when we planned a night out. As parents, we took precautions – the same precautions taken by parents today. Parents tell the babysitter where they are going, when they will return, and leave a number where they can be reached. They lock the windows and doors and place the snacks on the kitchen counter. Parents remind the babysitter to call them if there are any problems and to call the police if there is an emergency.

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