Feb. 9: Calgary weather, traffic and happenings

A look ahead to your day from the CBC Calgary newsroom.

Calgary Today: What you need to know

Good morning Calgary! Hope you had a great weekend — here's what's happening in Calgary this morning.

It'll be chilly today, with a high of –10 expected today. There is snow in the forecast (snow mixed with ice pellets, to be specific) but we aren't expecting it until the early afternoon. You can find full weather details here.

If you're in the southern part of the province, there are freezing rain warnings in effect from Cardston Co. all the way to the Saskatchewan border. Drive with caution if you're on the highways this morning.

The Eyeopener's Angela Knight is keeping an eye on traffic today — you can find her traffic tweets below.


The snow and ice pellets are expected to start falling around 1 p.m. in Calgary. Looking ahead to the long-range forecast, we'll see temperatures rise through the week — a high of –9 for Tuesday, –1 for Wednesday, and then up to 12 for Thursday.

Freezing rain warnings are currently in effect for Cardston, Fort Macleod, Magrath, Lethbridge, Taber, Milk River, Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Foremost, Medicine Hat, Bow Island and Suffield.

Morning commute

Follow along as Angela Knight tweets about the road conditions and traffic tie-ups below. On mobile? Click here.

If you have updates on the weather and the road conditions, give us a call at #1010, *1010, or 403-521-1010 (remember, only call when it's safe to do so.)

News headlines

The search for a missing Canadian soldier will resume today near Banff if weather permits. Sgt. Mark Salesse was on a training mission when he was buried in an avalanche on Friday.

One man is dead after a suspicious incident in the southwest early this morning. Calgary Police homicide investigators are on the scene in the 1500 block of 28th Avenue S.W. Another man is in custody but no charges have been laid.

A former conductor for CP Rail claims she wasn't properly trained to deal with the aftermath of a derailment that occurred in Banff in late December. Questions are being raised about whether railroads are providing enough training for conductors.

Calgary Southeast MP Jason Kenney is the new minister of national defence. The federal cabinet shuffle is expected to be formally announced later this morning.

On your radio

David Gray and Angela Knight host the Calgary Eyeopener this morning from 6 to 8:30 a.m. — 1010 AM and 99.1 FM in Calgary, and across Southern Alberta, on CBC Radio One. You can stream the show online here or use the CBC Radio app.

Calgary Today is a weekday roundup of news, weather and traffic that stays live from 6 a.m. to late morning. What would you like to see here to start your day? Email us at or contact us via Twitter @CBCCalgary.


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