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Officers Responding to Complaints Regarding Off-Leash Dogs and Individuals impacted by homelessness in Area North of Centre Street Bridge.

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by Town of High River

05/08/2022

Community

Officers Responding to Complaints Regarding Off-Leash Dogs and Individuals impacted by homelessness in Area North of Centre Street Bridge.

HIGH RIVER – The Town of High River, on behalf of Protective Services and the local RCMP detachment, thanks residents for reporting concerns to our officers. Our teams are aware of the individuals residing along the river in the area north of Centre Street Bridge and are responding appropriately.

At this time, we ask residents to refrain from using the area of concern (highlighted in the map below) as it is privately owned property. Our staff are working with the property owner to potentially identify the area with signage.

While the Town owns a section of this land, it does not own all of it. We appreciate residents reporting your concerns to our officers, but we ask you always to stay off privately owned land.

Our teams are aware of the individuals impacted by homelessness and are taking appropriate actions to address the situation. The local RCMP detachment is working with Town Bylaw Officers and the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) team to respond to the situation.

The Town of High River reminds residents that having a dog off a leash outside a designated dog park is against the Good Neighbour Bylaw. Residents caught walking their dog without a leash in public areas will be subjected to fines as high as $200. To report an off-leash dog, please use the Report a Concern feature on highriver.ca.

Local RCMP, High River’s Protective Services team and FCSS thanks residents for reporting their concerns and maintaining the safety of our community. We also thank you for practicing kindness and compassion. Our team will continue to work closely with individuals to provide support and resources related to housing and homelessness.

The Town is a people-first community and prides itself in the areas and pathways we have created for High River residents. We ask residents and visitors to check our highriver.ca/maps and plan their outdoor adventures ahead of time.

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For more information, please contact:

Town of High River

403-652-2110

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