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.


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.

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