Partners for Safety on Halloween, and Cannabis and Impaired Driving

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Dear Ward 4 Residents,

Partners for Safety patrolling on Halloween night

Halloween should be spooky – not scary. The Calgary Partners for Safety have been patrolling the streets on Halloween night for more than 20 years to keep your little ghouls and goblins safe while they trick-or-treat! From 6:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. on October 31, more than 600 vehicles will be on Calgary’s streets providing high-visibility assistance for anyone enjoying Halloween fun.

Coordinated by Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Partners for Safety include the Calgary Police Service, Emergency Medical Services, Calgary Fire Department, Calgary Transit, Calgary Community Standards, Calgary Public Safety Communications (911), and Global Calgary. Any child experiencing a problem can go to any one of these partners for help.

Between regular emergency calls, the Calgary Police Service and Emergency Medical Services will have units patrolling residential neighborhoods. The Calgary Fire Department will also have vehicles on patrol, and fire stations will be open as a safe place for trick-or-treaters to ask for help if they need it.

Calgary Transit’s buses and CTrains are in the community day and night providing essential transit services. On Halloween, if trick-or-treaters need help, they can approach any transit vehicle they spot. Bus and CTrain operators have radios and can contact the appropriate emergency personnel if needed.

For more tips on having a fun and safe Halloween, visit calgary.ca/halloweensafety.

Impaired driving is impaired driving, no matter the substance

Driving while impaired by cannabis is dangerous and against the law. Visit Calgary.ca and search ‘impaired driving’ for information about cannabis-impaired driving, including:

  • how impaired drivers are detected
  • criminal penalties for impaired drivers per blood concentration levels of cannabis or alcohol
  • what to do if you suspect a driver is impaired

Links for more information:

Have a Wonderful October,

Councillor Sean Chu, Ward4