December 2015 Newsletter
Happy Holidays Ward 14!
Earn your wings as a Snow Angel
If there is one thing that is more in the spirit of the season than being compassionate, that one thing has to be shovelling snow. Being a snow angel for someone in your community covers both of those things.
A snow angel is someone who shovels their neighbour’s walkway without the thought of reward. At the City we do our best to take care of clearing the snow from the roads, but there is only so much that we can do. Helping a neighbour with their walkway will brighten their day, and make the pathway safe for everyone.
As you shovel your walk this winter take a few extra minutes to clear a neighbour’s too. It will make a huge difference, especially to people who have limited ability to do it themselves.
To learn more about the program or to find out about recognizing a Snow Angel, visit calgary.ca/snowangels.
Calgary Police Service’s Vulnerable Person Database
The fact that some people are not able to shovel their walkways for themselves is a fact that is often overlooked. But the fact that some people may need special attention in an emergency is something that the Calgary Police can’t afford to overlook.
The Calgary Police Service has created a database where people can register if they have a physical, mental, or medical condition that means they may require special attention in an emergency. If you are a vulnerable person or care for a vulnerable person, then I urge you to contact them with your information. Your privacy will be protected and the information you provide will only be used by the police, fire, and EMS to help you or your loved one when you are in danger. You can register by visiting www.calgarypolice.ca and searching “Vulnerable Persons”. More information can also be found by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theft Prevention Tip
From the Chief, to the constables; I get to speak with many police officers in my job. You might think that when they mention crime in Calgary it is about gangs or drugs. Those are part of it, but the real secret to fighting crime is something much less glamorous than the mob and undercover work. The real secret is: LOCK YOUR DOORS
Whether it is a house or a car, an unlocked door is the most popular way for a burglar to get in. So please lock your doors—and don’t keep your garage door opener in your car - because nothing would ruin the holiday season like a preventable theft.
For all you transit-takers in Ward 14, I have a message you have been waiting for: The four-car CTrains are coming! There are coming gradually, but they are coming. As I write this in the cusp of October/November, there are two four-car trains running on the red line. 60 new cars will be steadily added to the system starting this year. They will be added until we reach full four-car CTrain service, but I hope just a few four-car trains will satisfy your appetite for now.
Have a very happy holiday, an amazing New Year, and drive safely - Councillor Peter Demong