Calgary news, weather and traffic for Feb. 2
Groundhog Day forecast: chance of flurries, high of -2 C
Good morning, Calgary! It's mostly cloudy and –6 C at the airport at 8 a.m. Here's what's happening in the city today.
We're expecting a high of –2 C today for Groundhog Day, with a 30 per cent chance of flurries early this morning (yes, exactly the same forecast we saw yesterday 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 –11 C. Tomorrow, we're expecting sunshine with a high of –3 C.
We have mixed results so far from our Groundhog Day forecasters across North America. In Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil did not see a shadow, which is a sign of an early spring. However, in Ontario, Wiarton Willie did see a shadow — which is said to mean six more weeks of winter. We're still waiting for word from Alberta's own Balzac Billy, but be warned — a recent Canadian study found that Groundhog Day weather predictions are only correct 37 percent of the time.
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In the southwest, there is a collision on eastbound Bow Trail at Sarcee Trail, blocking the right hand lanes.
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.
Neighbours of a three-year-old boy whose body was found in his home Saturday night are in shock over the death. Sasha Moline, a neighbour, says three-year-old Isaiah lived alone with his mom, Fatim Bamba. Police were called to that home in Ranchlands on Saturday night. Isaiah was dead when they arrived. His mother was taken to hospital in non-life threatening condition. Police are investigating the death as "suspicious." An autopsy is still underway.
The bar that was the scene of a recent shooting has closed its doors. On January 10th, three men pulled up to the TEN nightclub in the Beltline and one got out of the car with a gun and shot into the front door. One man was injured in the shooting and two people were taken into custody. A post on TEN Nightclub's Facebook page says the decision to close was not easy, "but given the recent unfortunate events that unfolded at the venue, it was a decision that had to be made."
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley will shuffle her cabinet later today. It's the second shuffle since the government was elected. Political scientists are expecting Notley to expand her cabinet, and split up many of the dual portfolios which currently exist. The new ministers will be sworn in at 11 a.m. CBC will be livestreaming the ceremony.
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