Calgary news, weather and traffic for March 11

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

It's another windy day today with a high of 12 C in the forecast

It's been a mild winter in Calgary. No boots required today. (Evelyne Asselin/CBC)

Good morning, Calgary! It's sunny and 3 C at 6 a.m. Here's what's happening in Calgary this morning.


It's windy today — we're expecting winds from the southwest gusting up to 40 km/h and then shifting to southeast, gusting to 50 km/h. It'll be pretty warm, with a high of 12 C.

Tonight it'll be windy again, and the temperature will drop to 3 C.

For the weekend, clouds will roll in, with winds from the southwest gusting up to 60 km/h and a high of 15 C expected.

On Sunday, the forecast calls for a high of 12 C during the day.


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

There won't be any charges following allegations of assault and threats at the last public information session on the southwest transitway.Police say they couldn't uncover enough evidence that something criminal occurred at the meeting on February 23rd. A group opposed to the transitway called, "Ready to Engage" is demanding the mayor apologize for saying they were the ones involved in the bad behaviour. But Naheed Nenshi says he has nothing further to say

Premier Rachel Notley is rejecting criticism of the NDP's decision to open what it calls an outreach office in northeast Calgary.The office opened in January. The Wildrose Party is accusing the NDP of using it to help the government with this month's byelection in the near-by Calgary-Greenway riding.

A fire advisory is in effect for much of southern Alberta, outside of Calgary, because of dry conditions. The MD of Rockyview has been busy battling grass fires for a few weeks now, which the fire chief says is a little earlier than usual this year. Randy Smith says most of them were caused by people.

The mild weather forecast means the Calgary Zoo has called off the wildly popular penguin walks for the remainder of the season. Thousands of visitors turned out to watch the Zoo's tuxedoed ambassadors strut their stuff, including king penguin chick Nero, who experienced the walk with the other birds for the first time. All of the penguins will remain ensconced in the chill of the Penguin Plunge exhibit until January of next year. 

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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