Good morning, Hamilton. Are you managing to get up and moving on this kind of dreary Monday? Best grab your umbrella — we’ll likely be facing showers throughout the day.
On the good news front, Ontario apple growers are rebounding after a disastrous 2012 harvest. After a terrible year, some farmers are seeing better crops than normal.
On the bad news front — syphilis is once again on the rise in Hamilton. It was nearly absent from the city just over a decade ago. A report on the rise will be discussed at today’s board of health meeting.
Here are the issues logged by police on Hamilton roadways this morning:
- A vehicle collision on Garner Road East. No other info is available. 7:15 a.m.
- A vehicle collision at Concession 6 and Kirwall Road. No other info is available. 7:24 a.m.
- A vehicle collision at Carlisle Road and Milburough Lane. No other info is available. 7:48 a.m.
- A vehicle collision on Lover's Lane. No other info is available. 7:55 a.m.
GO Transit hasn’t posted any delays on routes to and from Hamilton.
We have an ongoing map of construction around the city for commuters. Check it out below:
View Hamilton commute in a larger map
It’s going to be damp for the next little while. It’s cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of showers this morning and a few showers beginning this afternoon. Today’s high is 14 C.
Environment Canada is calling for mainly sunny skies tomorrow with a high of 9 C. But then it will be damp and rainy for the rest of the week. Keep an umbrella handy.
There’s a board of health meeting at city hall 1:30 p.m. today, where air quality, managing addictions, climate change actions and infectious diseases will be discussed.
Tonight’s school board meeting will likely centre around the contentious north end school site plans.
CBC Hamilton reporter Samantha Craggs will be at both. Follow her on Twitter @SamCraggsCBC for updates.
For a wrap of the day's national and international headlines, here's the CBC AM Express with World Report host David Common.
Today’s fall colours come courtesy of @HamiltonsBeauty. Enjoy those leaves while they last:
So these cows really, really like jazz:
Graeme Patterson: Secret Citadel is a major travelling solo exhibition, which is on at the Art Gallery of Hamilton right now. Patterson's detailed large scale sculptures of a mountain, houses, bunk beds and more each contain a miniature world.
The Mountain is one of those worlds. A wooden and fabric covered mountain links two miniature model houses, the childhood homes of Patterson and his young best friend, that the artist recreated from memory. Viewers can peer inside tiny windows to see the living room, kitchen and bedrooms all decorated as he remembers them from the 1980s.
Graeme Patterson: Secret Citadel is on view from October 19, 2013 through January 5, 2014.
Admission: AGH Members: free, adults, $10, students/seniors, $8, children (6-17), $4, under 5 years, free. The Art Gallery of Hamilton is located at 123 King Street West.