Calgary news, weather and traffic for Jan. 21
Warmer weather expected with a high of 2 C in the forecast
Good morning, Calgary! It's –10 C at the airport at 7 a.m. Here's what's happening in the city today.
We're expecting warmer weather and a high of 2 C today. There's a 30 per cent chance of flurries later this morning, with clouds tapering off in the mid-afternoon and wind coming out of the southwest at 20 km/h.
Overnight, the temperature is expected to hold steady at around 2 C. Tomorrow will be an even warmer day with a high of 6 C in the forecast.
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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.
CBC News has learned Montreal mayor Denis Coderre will officially announce later this morning that he is against the proposed Energy East pipeline. The project would see TransCanada ship Alberta crude oil to New Brunswick, passing through several municipalities in Quebec. Coderre is expected to be joined by several other mayors as he makes his announcement today in Montreal. Laval Mayor Marc Demers has already come out against the project, saying it presents a safety risk to waterways, land, and drinking water. Several smaller municipalities have also come out in support of the project.
Ward 8 Coun. Evan Woolley wants city council to approve substantial tax relief for Calgary's small- and medium-sized businesses. He plans to bring forward a notice of motion on Monday for a $30 million business tax rebate in 2016, and an additional $30 million in 2017. Woolley proposes the city take money from its Fiscal Stability Reserve (the rainy day fund) to pay for the business tax rebate. He estimates the rebate will average out to about $2,400 per business over two years.
About 250 people registered for an information night Wednesday focusing on career development and transition at Mount Royal University. The response is linked to the continued waves of layoffs in the oil and gas sector in Calgary, says continuing education dean Charles Webber. In the last few months, MRU has seen a shift away from oil and gas courses and corporate training, he says. Wednesday's information session was the first of a series that's planned to help people who are looking for a career transition.
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