It's Monday! A calm, cool walk to start your work week today, Hamilton.

How was your weekend? Did you go to the Ancaster Fair? Did you check out a Localicious restaurant? Maybe a film at the World Film Festival? There was lots to do around the city this weekend, despite Saturday's rain.

Remember: it's the first Monday of Fall so grab a cardigan and a scarf on your way out the door. A high of 15 C today. If you haven't put your summer clothes away for the year yet, you might want to think about doing that this week. We're pretty confident you won't need them 'til next summer.

Any Breaking Bad fans in the house? The show was the big winner at last night's Emmy awards, grabbing the Best Drama before the night wrapped up. I was personally rooting for The Newsroom and House of Cards all night, but Breaking Bad is good, too.

The news story to watch today: Blackberry. The company announced Friday another 4,500 jobs cuts and the future of the Waterloo tech giant is uncertain.

DayStarter Commute

White Church Road in Glanbrook is closed this morning because of a fire investigation between Ferris and Miles roads.

On the QEW Fort Erie-bound, a two-vehicle collision and wood debris is blocking the two right lanes and shoulder. 9:06 a.m.

The a four-vehicle collision blocking the centre lane at Brant St. in Burlington QEW Fort Erie-bound is now clear, the OPP reports. 9:00 a.m.

HSR is running on schedule, as well. If local public transit is important to you, think about attending a public meeting tonight about proposed changes to the  7-Locke and 8-York bus routes. That's at 7 p.m. at the Erskine Presbyterian Church at 19 Pearl Street North.

Here's an on-going map of construction projects that may effect your travel plans to and from work.


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It's the first Monday of fall, folks! 8 C on your walk to work this morning, going up to a high of 15 C later today with cloudy skies.

Tonight, a low of just 2 C and a risk of ... frost!

Tuesday will be sunny and warmer. We're expecting a high of 19 C and temperatures in the low 20s for the remainder of the week.

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If you missed this story last week, it's a must-read today. Leo Johnson is a refugee from Liberia who arrived in Canada during a civil war. He developed a love of libraries, and now is raising $2 million to build the Liberian Learning Centre in his home country. McMaster University vice-president Roger Trull is helping him out.

Read reporter Cory Ruf's profile of Johnson here.

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A nice little round-up of what happened at the Ancaster Fair this weekend from Kate (@bradshawk87): fun rides, cute baby animals, demolition derby.

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We normally like to show cute animal videos on Monday but in honour of the Ancaster Fair, here's some demolition derby!

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A number of interesting films screening at the World Film Festival today. Check out the schedule here.