Calgary news, weather and traffic for March 29

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

A sunny day expected with a high of 12 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.

Weather

We're expecting a sunny day today with a high of 12 C in the forecast. The wind will be out of the north at 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h.

Overnight, the low will drop down to 5 C.

Tomorrow, there's a 30 per cent chance of showers early in the morning and a high of 11 C.

Traffic

There is a collision on eastbound 16th Avenue approaching Centre Street N blocking the right hand lane. (updated at 7:45 a.m.)

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

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Calgary today for a roundtable discussion on employment insurance. The federal Liberals' first budget, which was tabled a week ago, included changes to the Employment Insurance program. Reforms included cutting waiting times for applicants to receive their first payment, and boosting benefits for regions of the country, including Calgary. Trudeau's agenda today includes the roundtable at the Kerby Centre and a visit to SAIT in the afternoon. 

Mount Royal University's provost hasabruptly left the school, just days after a public dispute over budgets. Staff were informed via email on Easter Monday of Kathy Shailer's departure. The faculty association sounded the alarm last Thursday, telling CBC the university's provost had directed eight departments to cut $4.3 million from their budgets. In a statement, university president David Docherty said Shailer's departure "is an entirely separate matter, unrelated to our annual budget planning," and that there would be no further comment on confidential personnel matters. A public budget meeting is being held on campus at 10 a.m. today.

A family in Calgary's South East hasfound their missing skateboard ramp. The ramp that belongs to Cindy Patola's 10 year old son disappeared from their Lake Chaparral home after someone posted a fake ad on Kijiji that said it was free for the taking. Patola has since been contacted by the people who took it, and it was returned last night.

On your radio

David Gray and Angela Knight host the Tuesday 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 cbc.ca/calgary or through the CBC Radio app.


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