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1 suspect in custody after hateful graffiti spree in Calgary train station

By Erika Tucker Online Reporter Global News CALGARY – Police said Wednesday one man is in custody related to a racist graffiti spree that targeted Calgary’s Tuscany CTrain station Thursday night. Investigators called it a hate-motivated crime, and released photos…

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Calgary Police release photos of suspects in alleged anti-refugee graffiti

CTVNews.ca Published Tuesday, December 8, 2015 4:47PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, December 8, 2015 10:20PM EST Calgary police are searching for two men in connection to an alleged hate crime, involving anti-refugee graffiti on the city’s light-rail transit platforms and…

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Understanding Graffiti – Translated Documents

The Federation of Calgary Communities in partnership with Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association has added Tip Sheets regarding Graffiti Vandalism in the following Languages: English Simplified Chinese Punjabi Russian Farsi German Spanish Hindi Ukrainian Korean Vietnamese For a list of all ofthe…

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Police, transit respond to spate of bus shelter vandalism

Calgary mischief-makers apparently ignored a new campaign designed to curb bus shelter vandalism after 35 of the glass shelters were smashed over the weekend. The crime spree began Friday, just a week after Calgary Transit announced plans to step up…

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34 instances of graffiti vandalism found in Brentwood

CALGARY – Police are investigating after fences, garages, vehicles and walls in Brentwood were spray-painted with graffiti on Thursday. Investigators say at least 34 instances of tagging were recorded in the northwest community. The vandalism was of everything from images…

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Calgary’s ‘Up The Wall’ graffiti program for teens ends due to lack of participants

Up The Wall, a program launched last spring aimed at encouraging teenage graffiti vandals to use their artistic skills for good instead of crime, will cease operations due to a lack of participants, city councillors heard Wednesday. Arpana Gajjar with…

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Calgary graffiti reporting up thanks to tweaks in 311 system

The City of Calgary is noticing a rampant game of tag when it comes to reporting graffiti, and representatives from 311 think three key factors are helping clean up crews scrub away public scribbles faster. A heat map provided by…

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Calgary Catholic school spray-painted with gang graffiti

CALGARY – Police are looking for suspects after gang symbols were found spray-painted on a Calgary Catholic school. Over the weekend, walls and windows at John Costello School were covered with graffiti depicting the name of a notoriously violent international…

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War memorial defaced as vandals target Kensington

A Calgary artist whose mural has repeatedly been targeted by vandals isn’t sure he has the will to rework the damaged artwork. Daniel J. Kirk returned from working on a public art project in Fort McMurray this week to find…

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New penalty for teens caught painting graffiti in Calgary: Art class

Calgary teenagers caught spraying graffiti will now be given an ultimatum: a $1,000 fine, or a weekly arts program. Calgary police are launching a two-year pilot project next week through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary. Up the Wall…

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