Yearly Archives: 2012

Why the painted utility boxes around Calgary

Peter Bushe is a lateral thinker. Get this: when tasked with finding a way to clean the graffiti off of the city’s electrical and traffic signal boxes, he thought to himself, “Instead of rushing around to clean it up, why…

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Historic Lougheed House damaged: Graffiti sprayed on Beltline home

Just days after the death of former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed, staff at the historic home built by his grandparents are appalled that graffiti was sprayed on the much-loved building. Lougheed House was targeted sometime late Saturday or early Sunday.…

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Artists having a ball with utility boxes

Graffiti is a big problem in the city, and a headache for businesses and property owners.  Joe Gigantelli owns an automotive shop on 16 Ave.  “Every morning when we come by there’s always a little bit of graffiti on our…

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Co-ordination credited with containing graffiti; Joint unit with police, transit, bylaw gets results

Police are crediting a surge in charges against graffiti vandals to a joint investigative unit that has laid as many graffiti-related charges in the first couple months of 2012 as were laid in all of last year. About 156 charges…

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Community Alert – Ecstasy/PMMA

Eight Calgary overdose deaths have now been linked to PMMA sold as ecstasy. The Calgary Police Service and Alberta Health Services are warning about a new compound that has been found in drugs being sold as Ecstasy onCalgarystreets. The Office…

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Writing’s on the wall in graffiti cases

More than a 100 charges have been laid against aCalgaryman accused of dozens of graffiti incidents and police say it’s only a matter of time before others are nabbed. A two-month investigation led to the arrest of the 18-year-old in…

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Off-duty Calgary cop collars taggers while walking dog

Some say walking the dog is good for its owner’s health. But police Insp. Paul Stacey‘s recent early morning stroll with his pooches proved it can also help take a bite out of crime. Walking near a church in the…

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Graffiti Vandalism Brochure

A City of Calgary – Animal & Bylaw Services, Calgary Police Service and Calgary Crime Stoppers informational publication on Graffiti Vandalism in Calgary. Community Graffiti Management Brochure (Click to Open) Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This…

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