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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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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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311 App accepts Graffiti Complaints

The City of Calgary has mobilized its service requests. We expanded our 311 services through 311 Calgary mobile app. With the App, you can connect with The City anytime, anywhere. Using the 311 Calgary mobile app to submit a service…

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