Calgary news, weather and traffic for March 24

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

High of 7 C today, risk of thunderstorms this afternoon

The Calgary Tower looms large over the city's downtown core. (Monty Kruger/CBC)

Good morning, Calgary! It's overcast and 2 C at 7 a.m. Here's what's happening in Calgary this morning.


We're expecting a cloudy day today with a few showers beginning later this afternoon and a high of 7 C in the forecast. There's a risk of a thunderstorm later this afternoon as well. The wind will be from the north at 20 km/h. 

Overnight, the low drops down to -2 C. Tomorrow, we should see similar conditions for Good Friday with showers in the forecast and a high of 7 C expected.


If you see anything happening on Calgary roads or southern Alberta highways, you can give Calgary Eyeopener traffic reporter Vickie Chase a call at #1010, *1010 or 403-521-1010. You can also send a tweet to @CalgaryCommute.

News headlines

The body of a former Calgary woman and her climbing partner have been found on Scotland's Ben Nevis mountain. Rachel Slater, whose family still lives in Calgary, and Tim Newton have been missing since February. Bad weather hampered earlier attempts to find them. Lochaber Mountain Rescue has posted on its Facebook page that two bodies were found yesterday. BBC Scotland says police have confirmed they have been identified as Slater and Newton.

Avalanche Canada and Kananaskis Public Safety have issued avalanche warnings for Kananskis and the mountain parks. They're warning backcountry enthusiasts to stay in sheltered areas away from overhead avalanche terrain. Jeremy McKenzie with Kananaskis Public Safety says the warning is coming because of the long weekend. McKenzie says he's seen "very large" avalanches every day for the last week. 

The lawyer for the Alberta parents charged in the death of their 18-month-old son says they thought he had a cold or the flu. The toddler's parents, David and Collet Stephan, formerly of Glenwood, Alta., are charged with failing to provide the necessities of life for Ezekiel.

An environmental impact study for a controversialflood mitigation project in Springbank west of Calgary is getting underway, the province announced on Wednesday. The Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir was approved last fall as a way to protect Calgary from the kind of flooding that ravaged the city in 2013.

On your radio

Jennifer Keene and Vickie Chase 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 — tune in at 1010 AM, 99.1 FM, online at or through the CBC Radio app.

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