Calgary news, weather and traffic for Jan. 19

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

A mild day expected with a 30 per cent chance of flurries and a high of -1 C

(Devin Heroux/CBC)

Good morning, Calgary! It's –2 C at the airport at 8 a.m. Here's what's happening in the city today. 


It's –5 C and mostly cloudy at the airport right now, with a high of –1 C expected. There's a 30 per cent chance of flurries later this morning, with more sunshine expected in the afternoon.

Overnight, the low will drop down to –10 C, with a 60 per cent chance of snow early tomorrow morning and a high of only –8 C in the forecast for Wednesday. The chinook is back after that for a few days.


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 police are investigating an early morning shooting in the 2700 block of 10th Avenue S.E. No one was injured but police got a call around 2:30 a.m MT from a woman saying she heard gunshots. Officers found a bullet hole in her home and determined it came from next door. They cleared the neighbouring home and two people were taken into custody. The investigation is still underway.

Some Chestermere residents are pushing back against a proposed 25 per cent hike in their monthly utility bills. Nearly 200 residents of Chestermere sounded off at city council last night. Chestermere Mayor Patricia Matthews says the previous rate was improperly calculated for the past three years, but officials only discovered the error late last year. She also says that the increase would not cover the losses incurred by the miscalculation — it would only help bring it closer to the going rate. Chestermere city council will make a final decision next month.

Westjet is suspending its service from Fort McMurray to Kelowna because of the crash in oil prices. Many workers used to fly in from Kelowna, but with so many jobs lost and oil now below $30 US a barrel, there isn't enough demand. The flight will be suspended starting February 15th.

On your radio

David Gray and Angela Knight host the Tuesday 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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