Calgary news, weather and traffic for June 7

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

High of 30 C expected, heat warning remains in effect

Good morning, Calgary! It's clear and already 21 C at 8 a.m. Here's what's happening in your city this morning.

Weather

It'll be another hot day in Calgary with temperatures expected to break the 30 C mark. We're expecting to hit a high of 30 C this afternoon with the wind out of the east at 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h.

There is a 60 per cent chance of showers or thunderstorms later this afternoon.

Overnight, the low drops to 14 C. Tomorrow's forecast high is a little cooler at 26 C.

Traffic

Construction on the Ivor Strong Bridge is slowing traffic on Deerfoot Trail in both directions at the bridge. There are various lane closures and the speed limit has been lowered to 50 km/h.

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

Albertans may now legally seek a medically-assisted death. The province is following the standard of practice set out in the Carter decision. That allows consenting adults with a grievous or irremediable medical conditionto end their lives with the assistance of a doctor. Doctor Trevor Theman, the registrar for Alberta's College of Physicians and Surgeons, says that includes those suffering a primary mental illness, such as an irremediable depression, one that has not been successfully treated and for which the individual rejects whatever types of treatment might still be possible.

Just as the people of Fort McMurray have started settling back into their homes, another fire flared up in the city last night. An apartment building in the city's downtown core caught fire around 8 p.m. Fire officials say it was not related to the wildfire and no one was injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

An insect that has an appetite for pea crops is spreading in Alberta. Research scientist Hector Carcamo says the pea leaf weevil has been in Alberta since the mid-1990s. But it's never travelled this far before. Weevil's chew on faba bean and field pea crops. Carcamo says the insects can reduce yields by up to 17 per cent and that farmers should consider using an insecticide if 30 per cent of their crop is showing signs of damage. 

The Mustard Seed is sending out the call to Calgarians, asking fordonations of bottled water for its clients. The organization points out when the temperatures soar, homeless people are walking outside all day with all of their belongings on their backs. They say bottled water helps keep their clients safe. Donations can be dropped off at the Mustard Seed any day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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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