Hamilton DayStarter: Everything you need to know Friday

Here's all your weather, traffic and news for Friday, Feb. 28.
CBC's weather centre predicts a high of around –13 C for Hamilton on Friday. (CBC)

Hear that, Hamilton? That is the sound of the breaking of another cold weather record.

At 7 a.m., temperatures at Hamilton International Airport dropped to around –22 C and felt like –28 with the wind chill.

The previous all-time low for Feb. 28 was ­–­19.8 C, recorded at the weather station, — which opened in 1959 — on that day in 1994. 

In sum, bundle up. 

The city is closing all but one lane on the New Mountain Road access on Friday for streetlight repairs. The access will be closed starting at 9 a.m., and the work is expected to conclude at 3 p.m. at the latest. 

GO Transit is experiencing delays on its Lakeshore West line that were sparked by the activation of a passenger assist alarm on a 6:32 a.m. Hamilton-Union trip and a door malfunction on another train.

Ontario Provincial Police are reporting the following collisions in the Hamilton area:

  • Hwy 403 EB approaching Aberdeen, Hamilton: Left lane is blocked, no injuries reported – 8:50 a.m.

It’s cold, but at least it’s sunny. Environment Canada calls for bright skies and a high of –10 C for Friday.

Temperatures are set to warm up somewhat over the weekend and then dip again into early next week.

A high of –1 C and periods of snow are in the forecast for Saturday and a high of –9 C and and a 40 per cent change of flurries are expected for Sunday.

CBC Hamilton is hosting a live chat with Laura Fortino, defenceman for Canada's Olympic gold medal-winning women's hockey team. Join us on today at 1 p.m. to ask Fortino your questions. Or send them in early by twitter to @CBCHamilton or by email to Hamilton@cbc.ca.

Travelling abroad, getting a good job and falling in love tend to be high on to-do list for twentysomethings. Getting cancer, on the hand, is not. On the site today is a feature about a Hamilton woman whose life was forever altered when she learned she had Stage Three ovarian cancer. Now, she’s speaking out about the lack of adequate screening measures to help catch the disease earlier.  

Dundas's Cam Goede captured a picture of duck doing their thing on the weekend. They don't seem to mind the cold. What's their secret?

Video directors continue to find compelling ways to use stop-motion animation. Case in point: Australian production outfit Oh Yeah Wow put together this breathtaking clip for Down Under folk rockers Paper Kites. The video for the song Young  is composed of a dizzying cycle of 4,000 photos of 350 faces. Try to look each person in the eye. It's moving stuff.