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The art of a criminal act: Police, artists at odds on graffiti

The building is quiet, cold, abandoned. Two street artists from the Calgary area have been scoping the place out for a week, long enough to be confident they can hang out here for hours unnoticed. If police come, there are…

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Cleaning Up Graffiti – CTV News Report

According to City of Calgary statistics more buildings, both homes and  businesses, are being tagged by graffiti artists. Martin Onon manages an apartment block in the Beltline for the past five  years.  His biggest problem isn’t chasing tenants for late…

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Partners in Crime Prevention Workshop Series – Managing Graffiti

The Partners in Crime Prevention Workshop series is geared towards helping both community association volunteers and area residents learn valuable inforamtion about crime prevention and safety topics relevant to their community. Managing Graffiti Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 7:00pm to…

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Calgary police get tough on prolific graffiti vandals

Calgary police get tough on prolific graffiti vandals By Michael Platt,Calgary Sun The rattle of the spray can, versus the click of the cuffs. In a year that saw graffiti tags staining everything from the Peace Bridge to the historic…

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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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