It’s easy to think you or your family would never fall victim to fraudsters, but the reality is scammers target everyone. Citizens from different backgrounds, ages, education, and income levels are sought out by fraudsters who are constantly changing their methods to attract potential victims. March is Fraud Prevention Month, which means the Calgary Police Service (CPS) will be working all month with various community partners to ensure Calgarians are armed with the tools and knowledge to protect themselves and their families from scams.
Did you know that it can take less than 30 seconds for someone to drive away with your car if you’ve left the keys in the ignition? That’s less time than it takes for you to walk back inside your house and pour your coffee into a travel mug! The warmth of the holiday season means enduring cold winter weather. Though it’s tempting to warm up your vehicle on chilly mornings, idling vehicles are targets for thieves. In the spirit of helping families and citizens stay safe this holiday season, I would like to share with you the risks of idling your car during the winter months.
With the upcoming legalization of cannabis, also known as marijuana, now is a great opportunity to get educated on the cannabis new laws and start having conversations with your children about marijuana. Under the new legislation, the minimum age for possession and consumption of cannabis is 18. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that your children won’t be exposed to the drug before reaching the legal age for possession and consumption of cannabis. According to Statistics Canada, almost 29 percent of teens aged 15 to 19 have used cannabis. And whether or not your children have already been directly exposed to it, chances are they’ve already heard about its legalization and likely have questions.
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