Good morning, Calgary! It's partly cloudy and –3 C at 7 a.m. Here's what's happening in Calgary this morning.
It'll be another cool day today with cloudy conditions and a high of only 3 C expected. There's a 30 percent chance of snow and freezing drizzle this morning, turning to rain later this afternoon. Overnight, the low will drop down to –2 C.
Tomorrow, the weather should be a little warmer with a high of 9 C expected. The normal high for this time of year is 6.
There are currently freezing drizzle advisories in effect for southern Alberta, stretching from Waterton National Park to Cypress County.
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Voters in the riding of Calgary-Greenway go to the polls today to elect a new MLA. The byelection in the northeast Calgary riding was called after the sudden death of PC MLA Manmeet Bhullar in a highway accident late last year. The polls open at 9 a.m. today and close at 8 p.m. There are eight candidates on the ballot. You can find more information at the Elections Alberta website.
A lone snowshoer in Kananaskis Country has died in an avalanche. Avalanche Canada says it happened on Tent Ridge in on Sunday. Officials say the victim was not wearing a transceiver. The body was recovered by rescue crews yesterday. A report posted on Facebook by the Kananaskis County Public Safety Section says there was no previous avalanche activity in that area this season and it's believed this slide was human triggered. Officials are reminding people heading to the back country to check reports on snow conditions in the area.
A 10 year-old-boy is recovering from at least a broken leg after falling off a chairlift at Lake Louise. He was headed up the hill's main lift yesterday afternoon when he fell about 45 feet. It appears the restraining bar hadn't been put down, says Dan Markham, a spokesperson for the ski resort.
A proposal to turn an old northeast hotel into market and supported housing is before the development appeal board today. The Drop-In Centre's proposal is to revamp the former Quality Inn primarily to help people transitioning out of homelessness. It was rejected by city planners last fall. The Drop-In Centre has worked within the city's guidelines to create Centre 4800, says Debbie Newman, executive director. Thirty-seven of the units at Centre 4800 are earmarked for long-term supported housing, she says. The remaining 42 will be available for rent at market or near-market rates.
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