Calgary news, weather and traffic for Feb. 1

Here's what you need to know as you head out for your morning commute in Calgary.

Monday forecast: Chance of flurries, High: -2 C

The sun rises in a burst of colour in Calgary. (Evelyne Asselin/CBC)

Good morning, Calgary! It's mostly cloudy and –4 C at the airport at 5 a.m. Here's what's happening in the city today.


We're expecting a high of –2 C today for the first day of February, with a 30 per cent chance of flurries early this morning. The clouds should break in the afternoon and we should see a mix of sun and cloud as the evening approaches. Check out the forecast for the weekhere.

Overnight, the low will drop to –8 C. Tomorrow, we're expecting similar conditions with a high of –2 C.


In the southeast, there is a collision on westbound Glenmore Trail approaching Blackfoot Trail. Traffic is backing up to Ogden Road/Shepard Road. It's also affecting the merge from southbound Deerfoot Trail to westbound Glenmore Trail.

There's also a collision on southbound Deerfoot Trail at the Calf Robe Bridge. Traffic is backing up towards 17th Avenue S.E. (updated at 8:25 a.m.)

If you see anything happening on Calgary roads or southern Alberta highways, you can give Calgary Eyeopener traffic reporter Angela Knight a call at #1010, *1010 or 403-521-1010. You can also send a tweet to @CalgaryCommute.

News headlines

A Calgary-area woman is outraged after her dying father was punched in the face by another patient during a stay at Foothills Hospital. Donna Hengerer's 77 year-old father has terminal brain cancer and is in his the final days. According to Henniger, the offending patient was allowed to remain on the same floor as her dad following the incident. Alberta Health Services won't say what specific action was taken in this case, citing patient confidentiality, but a spokesperson says there are protocols in place to handle aggressive patients.

EMS officials say a Calgary driver probably had some type of medical event before setting off a chain of collisions. It happened Sunday in the 100 block of 43rd Avenue N.W. Emergency officials responded to a call that a vehicle had struck one parked car, whichled to a chain reaction collision where four other vehicles were struck. Paramedics assessed the driver, a man in his 70s, and took him to hospital in potentially life threatening condition. The other vehicles were unoccupied. 

Tonight's Black Sabbath show at the Scotiabank Saddledome has been cancelled. The heavy metal group, currently on their farewell tour, was forced to cancel their two Alberta shows after lead singer Ozzy Osbourne was diagnosed with a case of what the band calls "extreme sinusitis." The show will be rescheduled and tickets for tonight's show will be honoured on the new date.

On your radio

David Gray and Angela Knight host the Monday morning edition of the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. They'll have all your news, weather, traffic, sports and business throughout the morning — you can tune in at 1010 AM, 99.1 FM, online at or through the CBC Radio app.

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