Calgary news, weather and traffic for March 16
Flurries or rain likely today with a high of 6 C in the forecast
Good morning, Calgary! It's partly cloudy and 1 C at 8 a.m. Here's what's happening in Calgary this morning.
We're in for a mainly cloudy day today, with a 60 per cent chance of flurries or rain showers this afternoon. Winds will be from the west at 20 km/h, gusting to 40. The high is expected to reach 6 C.
Tonight, mainly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of flurries, winds from the northwest at 20 km/h gusting to 40 with the temperature dropping to —4 C.
For tomorrow, mainly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of flurries, winds from the northwest at 20 km/h gusting to 40. The high is expected to reach 1 C.
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Calgary Board of Education trustees have unanimously approved the first reading of its LGBTQ policies at a sparsely attended meeting Tuesday. Some parents say there should have been more public consultation and notice about the meeting beforehand. The new policies are intended to bring Calgary's public schools in line with the LGBTQ guidelines issued by the province in January, which include allowing students to wear clothes that reflect their gender identity and choose which washroom they use.
Calgary's mayor says he's still working out how he will privately raise donations to repay the city for covering his legal bill in a defamation lawsuit. That lawsuit was settled out of court. City council voted to pay Naheed Nenshi's bill but he has to pay the city back. Nenshi says he's not sure if there will be a maximum allowable donation or who will be able to donate.
Advance polls open today for the byelection in Calgary-Greenway. Voters are replacing the late PC MLA Manmeet Bhullar who died in an accident late last year. The advance polls open at 9 a.m. and will continue until Saturday. Election Day is March 22. More information about where the polls are located is on the Elections Alberta website.
CBC News has learned the man accused of stabbing two Canadian soldiers lived in Calgary at one time. The 27-year-old man is facing nine charges after two soldiers were attacked at a recruiting centre in Toronto on Monday. Sources in the Somali community say Ayanle Hussan Ali was a student at the University of Calgary. The sources say Ali moved back to Toronto where his his mental health deteriorated and was increasingly isolated. His lawyer says his client has no criminal record:
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