Calgary news, weather and traffic for Jan. 12

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

It's a little slushy because it's warmed up slightly in the city

The sun rises over the backyard rink behind the CBC building in West Hillhurst. (David Gray/CBC)

Good morning, Calgary! It's  3 C at 7 a.m. Here's what's happening in the city today. 


The first January chinook has rolled in and it's warmed up the city and made the roads kind of slushy. We'll get to 4 C today, according to Environment Canada, and it'll be windy with west winds gusting up to 50 km/h this morning.

Skies will be clear overnight with a low of – 7 C.

Tomorrow will be a cloudy day with a high of 1 C expected. 


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 city council has unanimously passed a by-law requiring developers to pay the full cost of new water and sewer infrastructure. The off-site levy by-law means home builders will pick up the tab for water and waste-water infrastructure in the new developments they build. Up until now developers were subsidized with tax payer dollars. Mayor Naheed Nenshi says the by-law ends what he calls the 'sprawl subsidy'.

An Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission report from a couple of years ago reveals the Calgary Police had concerns about gang activity at the Ten Nightclub in 2013. The bar was the scene of a shooting early Sunday morning. The club had its liquor licence suspended in October 2013 following a fire that appeared to be related to drug activity. The AGLC report also indicated there have been two other shootings at Ten. In a hearing to get the liquor licence re-instated, an officer testified in the year and a half Ten had been open up to that point, police had been called to the club at least 90 times. The gang suppression team had identified a large number of groups inside who were associated with gang activity or organized crime.

Alberta's environment minister says the on-going slump in world oil prices is a tremendous concern for the government and for the province, and it underlines the need for Alberta to be less reliant on oil and gas. Shannon Phillips says the government is focussed on making Alberta's energy resources more palatable to the rest of the world and that means being more environmentally sustainable.  She was speaking at the opening of the Conference Board of Canada's annual oil and gas summit last night in Calgary.

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments today on whether an Alberta woman can sue the Alberta Energy Regulator. Jessica Ernst says hydraulic fracturing has so badly contaminated her well that the water can be set on fire. In an earlier ruling, an Alberta court turned down her suit. It cited immunity provisions in Alberta's Energy Resources Conservation Act that exempted Ernst from protection offered by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

On your radio

David Gray and Angela Knight host the Friday 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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