Hamilton Daystarter: Everything you need to know Friday
Will she or won’t?
That’s the question on the minds of voters across Ontario, who are wondering, in the wake of Thursday's budget announcement, whether provincial NDP leader and Hamilton Centre MPP Andrea Horwath, is going to pull the plug on the minority Liberal government.
Keep posted to CBC Hamilton throughout the day on Friday to follow new developments and to read more local reaction to the Grits’ plans for the province.
GO Transit isn’t reporting any major delays on its train and bus routes running in and out of Hamilton on Friday morning.
Ontario Provincial Police have reported the following collisions on Hamilton-area highways:
- Fort Erie-bound QEW ramp at Fruitland Rd, Stoney Creek: three-vehicle collision, no injuries, 8:26 a.m.
- Eastbound Highway 403 before Main St., Hamilton: two-vehicle collision blocking the right lane, fire crews and ambulance dispatched, 6:43 a.m.
The lowest gas prices in Hamilton, according to Hamiltongasprices.com, can be found at the Costco at 100 Legend Ct. near Golf Links Rd., where regular gas was selling for 128.9 cents per litre on Friday morning.
Clouds and a 40 per cent chance of showers are expected for the day. Environment Canada forecasts a high of 12 C. A low of 6 C is in store for the overnight period.
Expect at least a bit of rain this weekend. A few showers beginning in the morning and a high of 12 C are in the forecast for the day. Clouds and a 40 per cent chance of showers are expected for Sunday.
What do think about the Ontario Liberal government’s budget announcement from Thursday? The reaction among Hamilton commentators is certainly mixed, with some saying that the minority Grits aren’t being clear enough with their intentions for a future rapid transit project in Hamilton.
In the wake of reports on how public garbage collectors in Hamilton put in fewer hours than their private counterparts, the city is looking at speeding up the installation of GPS systems in all of its waste collection vehicles to track what's really going on.
Hamilton is abuzz with celebrity excitement, with British actors Charlie Hunnam and Tom Hiddleston in town to shoot the horror film Crimson Peak. Here are few starstruck locals who took selfies (or posed for pictures taken by someone else — you know, the old way) with Hunnam, best known for his role on TV's Sons of Anarchy.
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