Calgary news, weather and traffic for Feb. 16
It'll be windy later today and still mild in the Calgary forecast
Good morning, Calgary! It's partly cloudy and –4 C in the city at 6 a.m. Here's what's happening in Calgary today.
We're in for a mix of sun and cloud with an expected high of 9 C today. West winds will gust up to 50 km/h later this morning.
Overnight, the temperature will drop to –3 C.
Then for Wednesday, increasing cloud with a 60 per cent chance of showers late in the afternoon. Winds will come from the southeast at 20 km/h in the afternoon. The high is expected to be 5 C. Check out the forecast for the rest of the week here.
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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.
The price of oil isn't going to recover anytime soon, according to a decision Tuesday morning. Saudi Arabia and Russia, the world's two largest crude producers, have agreed to freeze output at January levels. That means the world continues to have more supply than demand. While analysts say the decision makes a recovery in the future easier, it is likely to keep prices low for the months ahead.
A cultural diversity advocate says Calgary still has a way to go to improve its tolerance of other cultures, after more racial slurs were spray painted in the city over the weekend. A junior high school in the southeast has since cleaned off the messages telling Syrians to go home. In another graffiti incident at the Tuscany LRT station two months ago, two men connected with that crime will be back in court today. Iman Bukhar with the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation says this proves more awareness is needed.
The number of people staying the night at the Calgary Drop-In Centre has decreased and officials believe the higher rental vacancy rate could be a factor. The shelter has seen about 50 fewer overnight clients last month compared to January of last year. Melva Thomson, who is one of them, says since the downturn her housing search has become a lot easier.
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