Calgary news, weather and traffic for Feb. 19

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

Showers in the forecast this morning with high of 6 C

A gorgeous sunny day in Calgary gave many the opportunity to head outside. (Devin Heroux/CBC)

Good morning, Calgary! It's mostly cloudy and 2 C at the airport at 7 a.m. Here's what's happening in Calgary today.

Weather

This morning, there's a 60 per cent chance of showers or flurries in the forecast and some gusting winds. It's expected to turn into a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon with a high of 6 C. Overnight, it will be cloudy with a low of -1 C.

Tomorrow, the warm-ish weather continues with some clouds and a high of 4 C.

Traffic

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

Calgary's next municipal election won't be held until October of next year, but Greg Miller officially launched his campaign to run for city councillor last night. Miller hopes his early start in Ward 4 will help him unseat incumbent Sean Chu. Thirteen of 15 council members have already registered as potential candidates, which allows them to raise money for the 2017 civic election.

Two Calgary high schools are adding psychologists to their staff to help address students' growing mental health needs. They will work part-time at both Sir Winston Churchill and Western Canada high schools, helping students cope with everything from the stress of exams to getting into university. School officials say the psychologists will also be beneficial to kids whose families are struggling financially.

And AHS is looking for its seventh CEO in eight years. Liberal MLA David Swann says he's not surprised no one wants to take on the controversial role, despite its $500,000 a year salary. "It's a very human organization that has over time devolved into hard feelings, lack of clarity, mutual blame for problems and lack of confidence in leadership. It's a very tough job," he says.

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 cbc.ca/calgary or through the CBC Radio app.


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