Calgary news, weather and traffic for Feb. 9
Another double-digit high in the forecast for today
Good morning, Calgary! It's mainly clear and already 10 C at the airport at 5 a.m. Here's what's happening in the city today.
The mild February temperatures continue today with sunshine and a high of 13 C in the forecast. That's well above the normal high temperature for this time of year, and in fact, it's close to a record — the highest recorded temperature on a February 9th in Calgary was 14.4 C, recorded in 1926.
The wind will be out of the west at 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h.
Overnight, the low drops down to -2 C. Tomorrow, the weather is expected to be a bit cooler, with a high of 7 C expected.
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A woman in her 60s has died after being hit by a car. It happened last night in the 1800 block of Centre Street North around 6:30 Monday evening. The driver was a man in his early 70s. The victim was taken to hospital with multiple traumatic injuries including head injuries. Calgary police are still investigating but say at this point they don't believe alcohol was a factor in the collision.
City council has approved a plan which will lead to the redevelopment of the 60-year-old Kensington Legion. A developer will build the branch a new legion on their current site on Kensington Road. In exchange, the developer gets the rest of the land to build an eight-storey condo building with a retail base. Officials with the Kensington Legion suggest that this deal could set a precedent for other cash-strapped Legion branches across the country. They want to start construction on their new home this spring and open it later this year. If council had rejected this arrangement, Legion officials say the Legion would have closed and the land would have been sold.
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