Calgary news, weather and traffic for Feb. 26

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

The high will climb to 16 C today

A beaver takes a swim in February in Griffith Woods. (Tammy Yamkowy)

Good morning, Calgary! It's mainly clear and 7 C at the airport at 6 a.m. Here's what's happening in Calgary today.


It'll feel more like spring than winter in February today, with sunshine, west winds at 20 km/h gusting to 40, and a high of 16 C. The normal high for this time of year in Calgary is 1 C.

Overnight, the low will drop to 2 C.

Saturday, the clouds will roll in with a 30 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon. The winds will be from the northwest at 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the morning. The high is expected to be 7.

For Sunday, it'll be cloudy with 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

The provincial government has overturned its policy that it has no jurisdiction on landlord-tenant disputes in Alberta's national parks.Wayne Webster turned to the province last year when he didn't get his damage deposit back in Lake Louise. Service Alberta said it couldn't enforce the law in a national park.So Webster filed for a judicial review.His lawyer, Emmett Scrimshaw, says the government notified him this week that Service Alberta actually will help the man get back his damage deposit.

A group of paintless dent repair technicians claim they are owed $250,000 in wages from a Calgary company. But Dent Repair denies their claim. Some of the workers have tried to collect through the courts or through the labour board without much success, so now they're speaking out to warn other technicians.        

The conductor involved in a train derailment in Banff National Park in 2014, will soon be returning to the job. Stephanie Katelnikoff was fired after her train derailed. It was only her second trip as a conductor. Katelnikoff took her case to an arbitrator and won.The decision this month calls for her to get her job back and receive compensation from CP Rail for lost wages and benefits.

The Catholic Bishops of Alberta say they are deeply disappointed with the report by a special parliamentary committee on physician-assisted dying. The committee submitted 21 recommendations yesterday asking the federal government to immediately offer assisted dying to adults with "grievous and irremediable conditions." It also said mature minors should be offered the option eventually .Lorraine Turchansky, of the archdiocese of Edmonton, says the bishops are "very concerned about what might happen in Alberta hospitals or might happen to Alberta people and Alberta doctors."

On your radio

Jennifer Keene 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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