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Calgary’s 311 site a shrine to petty complaints and beefs | People, Places and P

It’s a real-time shrine to how petty and helpless Calgary has become, as well as being highly amusing to read.

There’s the person asking the city to investigate an elaborate snow fort on Royal Oak Green N.W.: “While very cool and inventive I am concerned about the safety of the younger kids should the roof give way. Can you check this structure,” reads the request to 311.

“Poop,” succinctly states another complaint, sent with a photograph of a garbage bin overflowing with baggies full of, yes, poop.

Many are unenforceable gripes: “Black lab walking down 4A Street off leash like it ain’t no thing. Owner unresponsive to the suggestion that the dog should have a leash,” writes someone on 4A St. N.W., perhaps expecting a police helicopter to swoop in before the dog and owner can vanish. See link below

Calgary’s 311 site a shrine to petty complaints and beefs | People, Places and P.

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