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Vote could be a sign of safety

Emergency responders may soon have a more accurate way of locating callers throughout Calgary as city council gets set to vote on a new pilot project.

Emergency responders may soon have a more accurate way of locating callers throughout Calgary as city council gets set to vote on a new pilot project.

Council will vote today on a pilot project that would put signage throughout Fish Creek Provincial Park, along Elbow River and in the city centre.

“One of the things we have the most challenge with at times is determining where someone is calling from, particularly when they’re away from their homes,” said manager of public safety communications Steve Dongworth.

Ald. Gael MacLeod, who sits on the Community and Protective Services committee, said she would support the initiative.

“It’s a small investment with the potential for significant social and human benefits,” she said.

As someone who uses the park three to four times a week, Carol Lloyd said she doesn’t feel comfortable walking alone.

“These pathways, especially at this time of year, can be quite lonely and so you’re not guaranteed to see anyone.”

Lloyd said the signage would help her to feel more secure.

 
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