Calgary news, weather and traffic for Jan. 6

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

Mix of sun and cloud, high of -12 C expected today

(Michael Gil/Flickr)

Good morning, Calgary! It's misty and –13 C but it feels like –20 C at 8 a.m. Here's what's happening in the city today. 

Weather

We're expecting a mix of sun and cloud and a high of –12 C. Overnight, the temperature will be steady at –12 C. 

Tomorrow, a couple of centimetres of snow is expected with a high of  –10 C. The normal high for this time of year is –3 C.

Traffic

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 former Governor of the Bank of Canada says this is absolutely the right time for Alberta to invest in capital. David Dodge, hired by the provincial government to give budget advice, says the government should reconsider charging for some of that public infrastructure, including bringing in toll roads. There are other benefits aside from more revenue, Dodge says.

A young Calgary activist is targeting Amazon for selling shirts which make fun of mental illness. Maggie Harder,14, is running a campaign to stop the stigma associated with mental illness. She says T-shirts on Amazon's website which poke fun at depression and suicide aren't helpful for people who've had those things touch their lives.

There's some good news from the RCMP on traffic stats over the holidays. The numbers show for Dec. 23 to Jan. 3 there was a general reduction in traffic accidents, with one fatality this year compared to five last year. The number of collisions involving injures dropped dramatically as well, and all impaired driving charges are also down.

On your radio

David Gray and Angela Knight host the Wednesday 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 cbc.ca/calgary or through the CBC Radio app.

This daily roundup of news, weather and traffic stays live from 6 a.m. to late morning. What would you like to see here to start your day? Email us at calgarynewstips@cbc.ca or contact us via Twitter @CBCCalgary. Would you like to see your photo in this space? We'd love to share your photos of Calgary and area! Send your photos to calgaryphotos@cbc.ca

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