Good morning, Calgary! It's mainly clear and –8 C at the airport at 8 a.m. Here's what's happening in Calgary today.
We're expecting cooler temperatures today, with sunshine and a high of 2 C in the forecast. (The normal high for this time of year is 1 C.)
Overnight, the low will drop to –5 C.
For the rest of the week, we'll return to double-digit highs, with a high of 10 C expected on Thursday and a high of 17 C in the forecast for Friday.
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Eastbound Glenmore Trail near Deerfoot Trail is once again fully open after lane closures earlier this morning. (updated at 7:55 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.
Dozens of angry residents in the southwest are firing back at the city over the proposed Southwest Transitway. At a meeting last night, residents complained about what they call a "lack of consultation," as well as the cost and design of the project. The line will link southwest communities to Mount Royal University and downtown with a bus rapid transit service. The project will cost at least $40 million, but city officials say that figure will likely be higher, depending on the final design.
Encana Corp. says it's planning a further 20 per cent reduction in its workforce as it works to achieve up to $250 million in additional cost savings this year, beyond what had previously been announced. Details on how many jobs will be affected and when they'll happen weren't immediately available.The Calgary-based oil and gas producer announced the cuts with its fourth-quarter financial report, which included a $612 million net loss or 72 cents per share — mostly the result of asset write downs and other non-operating items.
More grim news is expected this afternoon when Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci delivers the province's third quarter fiscal update. In his first-quarter update last August, Ceci was already projecting Alberta's deficit could balloon up to $6.5 billion if the price of oil continued to fall. Economists are now projecting a deficit of up to $8 billion. Ceci has yet to set a date to unveil the 2016 budget, but it's expected in March.
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