Hamilton DayStarter: Everything you need to know Monday

Oskee wee wee, Hamilton! The Ticats are going to the Grey Cup! Time to party like it's 1999. All the news, weather and traffic you need for your Monday.

Oskee wee wee, Hamilton! The Ticats are going to the Grey Cup! Time to party like it's 1999.

(For those who are wondering, that was the last time the Ticats took the cup).

Any Hamiltonians travelling to Regina for the weekend? Let CBC Hamilton know! Send us pictures of your Grey Cup outfit via email to hamilton@cbc.ca or tweet us at @CBCHamilton.

Wind gusts around 1 a.m. this morning were up to 80 in Hamilton. Horizon Utilities reports the minor outage from Ottawa Street to Kenilworth Avenue, between Barton Street and Main Street area has been restored at 8:15 a.m.

Hydro One is also reporting a minor outage at Upper James and White Church Road. About 47 customers are affected there and crews are working right now to restore power.

In town, York Blvd towards downtown is moving slowly at 8:40 a.m. as is King Street from Victoria to Dundurn. Both John and James streets are moving slowing into the downtown core.

Here's a map of ongoing construction projects around the city that you might run into on your commute this morning.

A warm 7 C for your commute to work this morning, but that temperature will drop later today. The temperature is expected to go down to about 3 C by the afternoon. There is also a 40 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon.

Tonight, a chance of wet flurries and a low of zero degrees.

It's gonna be Ticats, Ticats, Ticats all week, Hamilton.

But last night, Hamilton musicians had their night at the Hamilton Music Awards. Monster Truck, a four-piece rock band currently touring Europe, took the top prize, Record of the Year. They also won Rock Record of the Year. Their moms were there to accept the award.

"First, the boys would like to thank their moms," Monster Truck moms said upon accepting one of their awards.

Harrison Kennedy was the big winner of the night, taking Male Vocalist of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award among several others. Congrats to all the nights' winners!

Adam Carter and I had the pleasure of presenting at the Hamilton Music Awards last night. These ladies – the Monster Truck moms – were the highlight of our evening. How cool are they? We got to chat with them backstage before heading out to present.

Cute animal Mondays are back with a cute kid making a cameo! There is no chance this video won't put a smile on your face. Even on a Monday morning.

Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene fame (one of my personal favourite Canadians bands) is at the Casbah tonight. Guaranteed to be an awesome show. Doors at 8 p.m., tickets $15.


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