Calgary news, weather and traffic for Feb. 18

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

Showers in the forecast today with high of 7 C

Looking over a sea of Calgary brown on Nosehill Park, looking towards downtown. (davebloggs007/Creative Commons)

Good morning, Calgary! It's mostly cloudy and -2 C at the airport at 8 a.m. Here's what's happening in Calgary today.


We're expecting overcast skies today with showers beginning early this afternoon and a high of 7 C. The showers are expected to continue overnight and through to tomorrow morning. Overnight, the low will drop to 2 C.

Tomorrow, we're expecting a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 8 C.


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

Emergency crews are responding to a train derailment in Inglewood. It happened at 15th Street and 19th Avenue S.E. Three empty cars have left the track and are on their sides. There is a car carrying sulphur material but it is upright and doesn't pose a threat. There is a downed power line on scene and crews are working to de-energize the line and restore power to the area.

One man is dead following a crash near Fish Creek Park this morning. It happened just after 6:30 a.m. at 37th Street and 130th Avenue S.W. EMS says the crash was between a pickup truck and a small car. The driver of the car died at the scene. Other people involved in the collision reportedly fled the scene. Police are now looking for those people.

​Ward 6 Coun. Richard Pootmans says he plans to raise the issue of fluoride in the city's water with council again. This comes after a study from the University of Calgary found child tooth decay worsened after the city stopped fluoridating the water supply five years ago. Pootmans was one of only three on city council who voted against the decision. He says bringing the issue back will require a change in tactics and may need to involve the provincial government.

A report by TransUnion shows Alberta now has the second highest auto loan delinquency rate in the country. The number of Albertans who are 60 days or more behind on their vehicle loans and leases jumped by 35 per cent in just one year. TransUnion expects more Albertans will default on their auto loans as their Employment Insurance benefits expire.

On your radio

David Gray and Angela Knight host the Thursday 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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