Good morning, Calgary! It's 0 C at 6 a.m. Here's what's happening in the city today.
It's 0 C in the city and there's a chance of flurries in the forecast. Environment Canada says we'll get to 2 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 – 11 C.
Temperatures will be closer to normal tomorrow with a 30 per cent chance of flurries, and a high of – 11 C.
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The Calgary venture capitalist who spent years calling out Kevin O'Leary on Dragon's Den is firing back at him once more. Arlene Dickinson calls O'Leary "the Donald Trump of Canada," and says his offer to invest a million dollars in the oilpatch if Premier Rachel Notley resigns is not constructive. Dickenson says Notley "did not create the recession, she inherited the recession, and she's trying to implement the very platform that we elected her on."
As the city looks for housing for incoming Syrian families, the Midfield Mobile Home Park is being offered up as a solution. In the spring of 2014, residents were given notice the city-owned trailer park will be closing, and given more than three years to vacate. They were offered a lump sum payment of $10,000 for their trailer, plus money to move.
Now some residents on Midfield's board of directors are suggesting the park could be a good place to house Syrian families after the city has bought out owners at fair market value.
The Creekside Home and Garden retail store in Bragg Creek is the latest that's going out of business in the hamlet. Some residents say rents are high, traffic during the week is minimal and the community is still recovering from the flood in June 2013. Mark Kamachi, of the local chamber of commerce thinks retailers have to understand the needs of niche groups that use Bragg Creek to better serve them. The hamlet is being proactive to try to attract business spending thousands in a rebranding exercise that identified outdoor users as a target market
The Wildrose Party is calling on the NDP government to explore further wage freezes across the public service. Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced yesterday the province is freezing the salaries of about 7,000 managers and other non-unionized government employees for two years. The move is expected to save $28.5 million dollars a year. But Wildrose finance critic Derek Fildebrant argues that suspending pay increases only for non-unionized public employees isn't enough.
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