Several Central Alberta school buses cancelled due to extreme cold

Brrrrrrr. Red Deer hit a new low this morning between 4 and 5 a.m. when the temperature dropped to minus 39.7 Celsius.

Brrrrrrr.

Red Deer hit a new low this morning between 4 and 5 a.m. when the temperature dropped to minus 39.7 Celsius.

The old record of minus 35.6 was set in 1926, according to a temperature log that goes back to 1909 for the city.

But Red Deer residents are not shivering alone, according to Environment Canada data.

Rocky Mountain House set a new record of minus 42.0 this morning, busting its record of minus 39.4 set in 1927.

Sundre hit minus 41.8, squeaking past minus 33.9 set in 2000.

Lacombe set cold weather records on both Sunday morning and today.

On Sunday, the temperature dropped to minus 37.3, breaking the previous record of 36.1 set in 1963. This morning it was minus 38.7, surpassing minus 35.6 set in 1927.

School jurisdictions are warning parents to ensure their children are dressed warmly.

All Red Deer Catholic’s rural buses are cancelled today, including for the towns of Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake, Innisfail, and Rocky Mountain House. However, its Red Deer buses are running.

Buses for Gateway Christian School, with Red Deer Public Schools, will not run today, but the school will be open.

All other Red Deer Public buses will run today and all its schools are open today.

Chinook’s Edge School Division cancelled all its buses, including those that run within towns.

Just Posted

WATCH: Every square tells a story: Edmonton expert is exploring Red Deer’s quilting history

Community members can bring in family heirloom quilts for documentation

Red Deer-area dads going through divorce are invited to Man Up

Support group formed to focus on positive activities, networking

Pine Lake shooter loses conviction appeal

Cory Lavallee sentenced in 2016 to nine years in prison for attempted murder

WATCH: Two weeks away from Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer

In just two weeks, Ponoka’s Shayna Weir will compete with the best… Continue reading

PHOTO: Chew On This! campaign draws attention to national poverty

Lunch bags were being handed out in front of The Hub downtown… Continue reading

Wickenheiser, Pegula reflect NHL’s trend toward diversity

BUFFALO, N.Y. — With a laugh, Kim Pegula’s competitive nature kicked in… Continue reading

Harry and Meghan bring rain to drought-stricken Outback town

DUBBO, Australia — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were jokingly thanked… Continue reading

TV Review: A Roseanne Barr-less ‘The Conners’ is a triumph

NEW YORK — Can there be a “Roseanne” without Roseanne? The answer… Continue reading

Canadian manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent in August: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent to… Continue reading

Brian Mulroney joins board of directors of New York-based pot company

NEW YORK — Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is joining the board… Continue reading

Canadians waking up to legalized cannabis: ‘My new dealer is the prime minister’

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Canadians across the country woke up to legalized… Continue reading

B.C. man accused of swimming naked in Toronto shark tank arrested in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Police have arrested a B.C. man who is… Continue reading

Most Read