Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Kid Curfew: Alberta Town Says Children under 15 Have to Be off Streets at Night

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Kid Curfew: Alberta Town Says Children under 15 Have to Be off Streets at Night

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Alberta town sets up curfew for kids under 15

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BRUDERHEIM, Alta. - It's meant to cut down on teenage mischief after dark, but some residents and young people in an Edmonton-area town question whether a new kid curfew will make much difference.

Complaints about property damage and unsupervised children wandering around at night led to the bylaw in Bruderheim, a community of about 1,100.

No one younger than 15 is supposed to be in a public place between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The bylaw says the curfew is for the "health, safety and welfare of such young people."

Bruderheim Mayor Karl Hauch says the curfew was prompted by nuisance activities such as taking letters off buildings.

But one resident says there's nothing to do in the town, so kids will be kids, and one 16-year-old calls the curfew stupid. …

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