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M.E. and YOU: Cross at Marked Crosswalks

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 09:57 AM

The best place to cross the street is at a marked crosswalk

Marked crosswalks have higher visibility and have signs to show drivers pedestrians cross the road at this location. If a marked crosswalk isn’t available, then crossing at a street corner is the next safest choice.

Here are some safety tips for pedestrians:

  • Be Visible: Carry a light at night, wear bright or reflective clothing
  • Be Alert: Remove head phones and put your cell phone away – especially when crossing the street
  • Be Proactive: Always...

M.E. and YOU: Icy Sidewalks

Posted on Monday, March 06, 2023 02:54 PM

Every year around this time we experience snow and freeze/thaw cycles that can result in hazardous conditions on sidewalks.

The fort Saskatchewan Bylaw C17-22 S. 8(b)(iv) states all persons within the city owning, controlling or occupying property adjoining any sidewalk are responsible for removing and clearing away all snow, ice, dirt, debris or other material from the sidewalk within 48 hours of when the snow, ice, dirt, debris or other material covered it. Failure to keep your sidewalks...

M.E. and YOU: Obscured License Plates

Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2023 02:03 PM

We’d like to remind vehicle owners to regularly check their license plates to make sure they’re still attached, clearly visible and clean.

When a license plate can’t be read it’s a safety concern for both officers and other drivers. It may also mean someone is trying to hide their identity or the license plate information. Additionally, If a vehicle is being driven dangerously the police may not be able to track down the registered owner and prevent a serious collision.

License plates on...

M.E. and You: Barking Dogs

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 02:44 PM

Dogs bark, it’s what they do naturally, however it can become excessive if it persists for a long period of time. This can indicate an underlying issue that may need attending to.

Your dog could be barking out of frustration, or attention seeking if it:

  • Is left alone for extended periods of time
  • Does not have the proper environment to support their behavioural needs
  • Has insufficient outlets for their energy

Here are some recommendations for addressing your dog’s barking:

  • Use our amazing trail system...

M.E. and YOU: What's Considered Distracted Driving

Posted on Monday, February 06, 2023 11:43 AM

What's Considered Distracted Driving

Are you aware of what is considered distracted driving?

Distracted driving is anything that takes your attention away from driving, this includes activities done while stopped at a red light. The penalty for distracted driving in Alberta is a $300 fine and 3 demerit points.

Some examples of distracted driving are:

  • Using hand-held cell phones
  • Texting or emailing
  • Using electronic devices such as laptops, video games, cameras, video entertainment displays and MP3...