Good morning, Calgary! It's partly cloudy and 2 C at the airport at 8 a.m. Here's what's happening in the city today.
The warm temperatures will continue today in Calgary — it's already 2 C in the city, and we're expecting to reach a high of 9 C later this afternoon. The wind will be out of the west once again at 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h.
Overnight, the low will drop down to 2 C. Tomorrow, Environment Canada is forecasting a double-digit high of 10 C.
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Make sure to bring your sunglasses and top up your windshield washer fluid today!
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.
Calgary police say that despite their efforts, they are still responding to about one fentanyl overdose every day in this city. The statistics are still being compiled for 2015, but police project 300 people will have died from the drug, province wide. There were 120 fentanyl-related deaths in Alberta in 2014. Police provided an update on their response to fentanyl and other drugs to the Calgary Police Commission yesterday. They say their drug strategy is still under development, but so far it includes a large education component, treatment and research, as well as enforcement.
People who live near homes that have been abandoned and boarded up since the 2013 flood say they're ready for something to be done. The province announced in December it will demolish 17 vacant homes in Elbow Park, Rideau and Roxboro. Now it wants to hear from community members about what should be done with the lots until flood mitigation projects are complete. Local residents will be able to provide their input at a meeting with the Municipal Affairs Minister, the Mayor and others on Friday night. The province will put all of the feedback into a report that will be made public within a few weeks.
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