TGIF, Hamilton! You made it to Friday... even with all this heavy news.

It's a bit chilly for your commute this morning, just 0 C, so bundle up. A high of 6 C later today and we might see some rain, so be prepared.

Shout out to all the Hamiltonians who won awards last night at the Annual Urban Architecture and Design awards. Our building, 118 James Street North, took one of the top awards for overall excellence in Urban Design. Thank you Their + Curran architects and Paul Squissato Construction for giving us a great place to work!

DayStarter Commute

On the roads, a collision is causing some back up on QEW Toronto-bound at Bronte road, the OPP reports.

On local streets, some back-up at 8:00 a.m. down the West 5th and Jolley Cut accesses into the lower city. King Street East from Victoria to Queen is moving slowly. Otherwise, the roads are looking pretty good this morning.

Here's an ongoing map of construction around the city that might slow you down.


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DayStarter weather

It's zero degrees (I think that's the first time I've said that this fall!) to start your morning today, going up to a high of 6 C.

Later today, we might see some rain or wet flurries, depending on where you are in the city, so be prepared for that. A low of 1 C overnight.

Here's your weekend weather. Saturday is looking pretty miserable. A high of 9 C and raining.

Sunday is looking much better. Sunny and a high of 7 C.

DayStarter City News

CBC Hamilton's Work Week concludes today with a look at what life was like inside the steel industry. Walter Furlan, a former steel worker, shares his family's story: multi-generations working in Hamilton's steel mills.

If you missed it, check out the replay of our chat yesterday with Sara Mayo, a social planner who has new research showing Hamilton has the second most dangerous streets for cyclists and pedestrians. Is there an intersection or roadway that you think isn't safe for pedestrians and cyclists? Email or tweet us a photo: hamilton@cbc.ca or @CBCHamilton.

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SNOW in Hamilton. Here's proof. Waqqar Azeem snapped this photo early Friday morning.

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"That map doesn't have South Sudan on it." Have you ever heard a 5-year-old say that? Take a look at this cute geography wiz. Arden Hayes made a late night talk show appearance last night.

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Parles-tu fran├žais? Theatre de l'Atelier 83 is holding a discussion tonight on francophone culture in Hamilton. That's at 6:30 at 627 Main Street East. Email theatredelatelier83@gmail.com for more details.

Want to get a head start on holiday shopping? Check out Craft Mart, running tonight from 6-11 p.m. and tomorrow 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at James Street North. You might find the perfect gift for a loved one (or yourself...) at this hip craft and design market.

Tony Bennett is playing the Hamilton Convention Centre tonight. If you're looking for a last-minute ticket, head to the Carmen's Box Office at 1520 Stone Church Road East or call phone at 905 387 0007.

Elect More Women conference, hosted by the YWCA, is on tomorrow from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. If you're interested in tools to have your voice heard in year leading up to the next municipal election, you can still get tickets here.

And of course, it's Art Crawl tonight. Head to James Street North for some gallery hopping and good food.