Calgary news, weather and traffic for March 10

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

Warm and windy today with a high of 15 C in the forecast

'Bloom' stands tall on Calgary's St. Patrick's Island. (Jason Ronald)

Good morning, Calgary! It's sunny and –2 C at 8 a.m. Here's what's happening in Calgary this morning.


It's a chinook day — we're expecting warm weather and strong winds in Calgary and throughout southern Alberta. Today's high is 15 C with strong winds out of the southwest at 40 km/h gusting to 60 km/h later this afternoon.

Overnight, the low will drop down to –1 C.

Looking ahead to the weekend, we're expecting the warm weather to continue with a high of 12 C on Friday and 16 C on Saturday.

There are wind warnings in effect for the southwestern corner of the province. Environment Canada is calling for westerly winds of 80 km/h gusting to 100 km/h in the Okotoks, Pincher Creek and Crowsnest Pass areas.


Due to an earlier rollover, 32nd Avenue remains closed between 9th Street N.E. and 36th Avenue N.E.

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

An employee at a southern Alberta naturopathic clinic says the mother of a gravely ill toddler asked for an immune system boost because she feared her son had viral meningitis. Lexie Vatamantold a Lethbridge jury Wednesday that she received a call from Collet Stephan in March 2012. Vataman says the mother told her she needed to build up her baby's inmmune system because she believed the child might have a form of meningitis. Vataman says she asked if Stephan had taken her son to a medical doctor. She said Collet replied that a friend who was a nurse was keeping an eye on him and he didn't have a fever. Collet and David Stephan have pleaded not guilty to failing to provide the necessaries of life to their 19-month-old son who died in March 2012.

The head of the Canadian Payday Loan Association saystougher regulations could end up making things worse for some Albertans. The province is proposing new legislation that would lower the rate of borrowing on payday loans. But Tony Irwin says that could put some lenders out of business and possibly drive people to more unscrupulous lenders.

The power is back on for 3,800 Enmax customers. Power was knocked outaround 5 p.m. Wednesday after an underground incident that shot a manhole cover into the air near 17th Avenue S.W. It took until 9:45 p.m. to get everyone's power back on. Enmax is still investigating but the company believes it could be related to a cable failure. No injuries were reported.

On your radio

David Gray and Angela Knight host the Thursday 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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