Internet Safety Tips

Internet Safety Tips

By Diane Colley-Urquhart on Feb 2016

Did you know? There are an estimated 2.3 billion people online globally. There are over 4 billion "Google searches" per month in Canada. YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world. The Canadian Internet population is 28 million (Canada's population is about 35,065,065). YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world. 1000 Tweets go out every second. People across the world spend 11,416 years on Facebook every day. General Cyber Crime Prevention Tips Use strong passwords - a combination of letters, numbers and symbols Check your social media security settings - set them to "private" Secure[...]

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Shawnessy Land Development

Shawnessy Land Development

By Diane Colley-Urquhart on Feb 2016

This Spring, the 9.46 acre parcel of land situated immediately north of the Shawnessy Superstore and east of the LRT will soon be fenced off to the public to allow for land servicing construction. This stage of construction includes earthwork, installation of underground water utilities, and construction of a roadway and sidewalk to prepare for future development. The property is now zoned for mixed-use development which includes a combination of residential, office and commercial space. It is most commonly used in Transit Oriented Developments (TOD) to take advantage of the nearby transit service and reduce the need for personal motor[...]

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Fentanyl Kills Kids

Fentanyl Kills Kids

By Police Commissioner Diane Colley-Urquhart on Feb 2016

The street use of the narcotic fentanyl is a public health crisis in Calgary. It is killing and maiming our kids. In 2015, 90 people died from a fatal, unintentional overdose, after taking just one tablet of fentanyl in Calgary – that’s more than all the homicides and traffic fatalities in 2015 combined. Last year in Alberta, there were 272 overdose deaths involving fentanyl, up from more than 100 in 2014. Fentanyl is a synthetic narcotic 100 times more lethal than morphine, which makes it highly addictive. Illegal fentanyl is made in clandestine drug factories, cutting it with any number of[...]

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