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Calgary Police had a ‘tumultuous’ year in 2021: chief – Calgary
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Calgary Police had a ‘tumultuous’ year in 2021: chief – Calgary

Calgary Police Service Chief Mark Neufeld said 2021 will go down as a “tumultuous” year in the history books, as he and the force’s senior leadership delivered their annual report to a city committee on Thursday. The city’s community development committee heard the police service faced many challenges over the last year, which began with the death of Sgt. Andrew Harnett.According to Neufeld, continued impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, a rise in violent crime, staffing issues and a heavier workload contributed to a significant decline in employee morale in 2021.“We really saw things start to turn back to pre-pandemic levels at a time when we had a tired and frustrated workforce,” Neufeld said.“Notwithstanding the challenges that we navigated during that period of time, our folks ...
‘Huge spike in interest’ brings new pump track for Calgary – Calgary
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‘Huge spike in interest’ brings new pump track for Calgary – Calgary

A nice chance to enjoy some new fun in the fall is on the way for a lot of young Calgarians. A new project has them on track for a wild ride.Parks Foundation Calgary (PFC)  is partnering with the City of Calgary to build a new pump track for riders of bicycles and scooters.“We’ve seen a huge spike in interest in pump tracks,” PFC’s Sheila Taylor said. “We hear every day that people want there to be more, and there’s a big gap — in that there wasn’t one on the north side of Calgary.” Read more: Inglewood Pump Track opens in Calgary for cyclists to enjoy That new track will go in just west of the Confederation Park golf course in northwest Calgary. Story continues below advertisement One of the people involved in designing the pro...