Good morning, Calgary! It's 1 C at 6 a.m. Here's what's happening in the city today.
It's already 1 C in the city and the day is expected to warm up to 5 C with winds from the northwest gusting up to 40 km/h.
Overnight there's a 30 per cent chance of flurries, with a low of – 1 C according to Environment Canada.
Another mild day is expected for tomorrow with a 30 per cent chance of flurries, and a high of 1 C.
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Corus Entertainment is buying the media division of Calgary-based Shaw Communications for $2.65 billion. The deal will help Shaw pay for its recently announced purchase of Wind Mobile. Shaw Media. It includes the Global Television network and 19 specialty channels including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada and Showcase. Both companies are controlled by the Shaw family. Shaw Communications will become a large shareholder in Corus as a result of the deal.
Alberta Health Services wants to set up a temporary parking lot for its employees near the Children's Hospital while major renovations get underway at the Foothills. The main parking lot in front of the Foothills needs to be replaced and another large surface lot will be used for the new cancer centre. The 1,200-stall temporary lot will be used for three years. Hospital employees will ride shuttle buses from the lot to the Foothills. The temporary lot will be built on land leased from the university.
Premier Rachel Notley is trying to reassure the energy sector about what's expected from the provincial royalty review. She says the sinking oil prices will be taken into account, and no one is going to see a royalty review that increases costs in the near future. Notley says the new framework will be out at the end of the month. On Tuesday, oil prices briefly dipped below $30 US a barrel.
A Calgary realtor says he's seen the number of foreclosures steadily climb in Calgary, with about a 30 per cent jump year over year. Kelly Kernick, who specializes in foreclosure property deals, says they're the unfortunate downside of an economy that's seen a lot of job losses in Alberta. But it's the type of climate that also attracts a lot of would be investors to the market, he says.
Ten thousand guns are listed as missing or stolen in our province, a number that continues to rise, and concern the RCMP. Marlin Degran, RCMP assistant commissioner says since 2012 there's been more than a 100 per cent increase in firearms reported stolen in RCMP jurisdictions in Alberta. The majority of guns recovered at crime scenes and drug busts were stolen, Degrand says. The force is asking the public to ensure firearms are stored properly, and if stolen, reported immediately.
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