Good morning, #HamOnt! It's Friday! #TGIF!

A little fun on the last day of the work week. If you haven't seen Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake speak in hashtag yet, here it is. #amIlatetotheparty?

#soawesome #hilarious

We're in double-digits already today – 10 C at 8 a.m. We're expecting a sunny day, so make sure to spend some time outside! #lovefall #sunshine #sweaterweather

However, some folks in the Twittersphere are reporting some fog on the Mountain #drivesafe #hazy

Here's what you need for your Friday #almosttheweekend #just8hoursleft #sorrytothosewhohavetoworktomorrow

DayStarter Commute

All clear on GO Transit and HSR this Friday morning and no problems on local roads.

On the highways: 403 westbound at Aberdeen Avenue. A car and deer collision in the left lane.

A few travel notes for the weekend: Charlton Avenue West is closed Saturday between Bay and Caroline streets for water service maintenance from 8 a.m. to noon. HSR will detour 6-Aberdeen and 34-Upper Paradise routes for the morning.

And looking ahead to Monday, Queensdale Avenue from Upper Wentworth Street to Upper Sherman Avenue will be closed for construction, so think about an alternate route now. HSR will detour 22-Upper Ottawa route. This closure will last until the end of November, the city says.

Here's a map of ongoing road construction that might slow down your morning commute.


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DayStarter weather

A double-digit morning again in Hamilton! 10 C at 8 a.m., going up to 20 C later today. Expect sunshine all day. Not too shabby for a Friday. 9 C overnight.

Here's a lookahead to your weekend weather (it's looking good, so plan to be outside!): 23 C and sunny Saturday AND Sunday.

DayStarter City News

The big story on city streets this morning is the controversy happening with the HSR. City management say they are fixing a "broken" culture within the public transit unit after an arbitrator's report said a female transit employee was sexually harassed.

Read reporter Samantha Craggs' report here.

According to the report, former HSR manager Bill Richardson sent lewd emails to, insulted and inappropriately touched a female transit inspector over a three-year period. He was hired by Guelph Transit on Sept. 8, but was later fired. The city says they are looking into positive references given for Richardson.

DayStarter internet

We know it's an ad for Go Pro cameras, but this is the video everyone is watching online. Firefighter saves kitten. Here's your Friday dose of cute.

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If you're out and about in Hamilton today and hear beautiful music in an unusual spot, you should stop and take a moment to listen. It's probably McMaster University students performing a 'Concert in Motion' as part of university's year-long Spotlights on the Arts initiative. Hint: stroll into the lobby of city hall at noon to be serenaded by a guitar and flute.

It's a bluesy Friday in the Hammer today with Blue Explosion at Hamilton Place all day. In the theatre lobby the Blues Arts and Music festival (free admission) goes from 1-8 p.m. and an epic six-hour (whoa!) concert begins at 6 p.m. (this part is ticketed).

Or if you're in for a scare tonight, check out the Hamilton Dark History walk and learn about our mobsters and murders. Starts at 7 p.m. Meet outside the Bistro Parisian at 148 James St. S.

This weekend, a note for local foodies. Two Hamilton food trucks made the cut to appear on Eat St. and the tapings are on this Saturday and Sunday. Local grillin' truck Jonny Blonde is up first on Saturday, and Hamilton's resident veggie truck Karma CaMEALeon is up Sunday. Both services are at the parking lot at Main and Queen streets from 1-4 p.m. and are open to the public so Eat St. producers can capture every delicious moment and ask for reaction.

And one more thing: Ottawa Street BIA is holding their Sidewalk Sale all day Saturday (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.). It'll also be the last service for Hamilton's beloved food truck, The Big Chief.

Owner Josh Dockstator is going back to working with Aboriginal youth, but will continue The Big Chief as a catering service. Thanks, Josh!