Calgary news, weather and traffic for March 14
It's another windy day today with a high of 12 C in the forecast
Good morning, Calgary! It's partly cloudy and 0 C at 7 a.m. Here's what's happening in Calgary this morning.
The day starts out sunny, and then the clouds roll in around noon with a 60 per cent chance of flurries or rain showers late this afternoon. Winds will come from the west at 30 km/h gusting to 50. The high is expected to be 7 C.
Tonight there's a 60 per cent chance of flurries, with northwest winds at 30 km/h gusting to 50. The temperature will dip down to minus 4.
If you are travelling between Red Deer and Edmonton, there's heavy wet snow in the forecast.
For tomorrow, another day in the single digits is expected with a high of 5 C and a 30 per cent chance of flurries or rain showers in the morning and early in the afternoon.
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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.
A new survey of Canadians shows a country conflicted about the environment and the economy, especially when it comes to the oil and gas industry. For instance, 56 per cent say they are more worried about the economy than the environment. Yet EKOS pollster Frank Graves says the data also suggests more and more Canadians are committed to protecting the environment, even if it hurts certain industries.
It seems to be anyone's race in the upcoming Calgary-Greenway byelection. Voters in that riding go to the polls next week to fill the seat left by the late MLA Manmeet Bhullar. Bhullar died in a highway accident last November.
Yesterday about 350 area residents attended a candidates' debate. Recent polls show the riding is split nearly four ways among the PC, NDP, Wildrose and Liberal parties.
The trial begins today for three people accused of murdering Calgary father, Ryan Lane. The mother of Lane's child, Sheena Cuthill, her husband Tim Remple and his brother Willhelm each face a charge of first degree murder. Lane disappeared in February, 2012, but his body wasn't found for nine months. Police said at the time of the arrests that they believed Lane was killed over a custody dispute with Cuthill.
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