HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURE
Town of Lamont Administration Office - will be closed December 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. and will re-open January 3, 2017.
Public Works Department - will be closed December 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., closed December 26, 27, & 30, 2016 and January 2, 2017.
Recreation Department - will be closed December 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., closed December 24, 25, & 31, 2016 and January 1, 2017.
There will be Public Skating December 26 from Noon - 4 p.m. Hot Chocolate will be available
There will be no interruption to Residential and Commercial garbage pick-up during the holidays
Reminder that 2017 Tax Installments are due January 1, 2017. Town of Lamont offers Automatic Withdrawal for your convenience, for more information please call the Town Office at 780-895-2010.
2017 Dogs Tags are due January 1, 2017
Christmas Tree Pickup will be January 17, 2017, please have your trees at the curb for collection.
Thank-you to the Light-up Committee and all the Volunteers who made the Winter Wonder Lights such a big success and a family fun filled day for all.
Shinny Friday Dec 9, 2016 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Shinny Saturday Dec 10, 2016 from Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Public Skate on Saturday Dec 10, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and
Sunday Dec 11, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Can you Spot the Difference?
Driving drunk or high is driving impaired. Whether you’re caught driving drunk or high, you will face the same consequences.
Impaired Driving FactsIn 2015, nearly half of all 24 hour licence suspensions in Alberta were due to drug impairment.
Across Canada, the Traffic Injury Research Foundation found that 40 per cent of drivers who died during 2012 tested positive for drugs.
A study by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, reports that cannabis creates performance deficits in many skills required to drive safely, such as tracking, reaction time, and concentration.
Studies of driving performance (both simulated and on-road) show increased likelihood to swerve, following distance, and speed as a function of cannabis use. Alberta is slightly above the national average for drugged driving at 41 per cent. 82 drivers killed in collisions during 2012 tested positive for drugs.
There is a common misunderstanding that driving after using cannabis is safer than driving after consuming alcohol.
Another misconception is about the police’s ability to detect impairment for drug use. Our goal is to debunk the myths around drug impaired driving.
Consequences of Drug Impaired Driving
Driving while impaired by drugs and refusing to comply with a demand for physical sobriety tests or to provide bodily fluid samples is a criminal offence.
Drivers who are pulled over on suspicion of drug impairment may be asked to complete a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, which checks for divided attention impairment. This test gives an officer reasonable and probable grounds to then ask for a drug recognition investigation.
For more information please contact your local police department or your Regional Traffic Safety Consultant Becky Oxton at 780-554-7218 or email@example.com