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City gets passing grade

If Calgary was a student and Calgarians were the parents, both would be celebrating a very good report card today.

After receiving almost all C’s last year, the city passed the third annual Vital Signs report with flying colours after improving in seven out of 12 areas and not receiving any lower grades, according to The Calgary Foundation.

The organization credits positive thinking by Calgarians during what was a tough economic year with the recession.

“Even in tough times they saw signs for good news,” said TCF vice-president of communications Kerry Longpre.

Over 1,700 citizens had their say on what is and isn’t working in the city. Most notably gave safety a much better grade.

Mayor Dave Bronconnier said the fact that Calgarians are feeling safer has a lot to do with the addition of 300 new police officers.

“Not only do Calgarians feel safer, but they are safer. I think the report says Calgarians love their city, but of course there is always room for improvement.”

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