Another winter day in Hamilton. It's -11 C (double minus digits!) for your walk to work this morning. It is a bit nippy, so bundle up.

Happy Hannukah to all celebrating! If you have photos from you first night of lights, please share with CBC Hamilton. Tweet to @CBCHamilton.

And to our American friends, have a great Thanksgiving. Enjoy turkey and pumpkin pie and stuffing and sweet potatoes with marshmallows and veggies and mmmm. That all sounds pretty good. Can we have a second Thanksgiving here?

Tune into the CBC News Network this morning for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York City (the one with all the big balloon floats!) We'll air highlights throughout the morning.

DayStarter Commute

On local highways, no serious hold-ups. The Skyway Bridge Toronto-bound is moving slowly at 8:45 a.m.

In town, King Street East is slow from Gage to Queen streets. Main Street West is slow from the 403 to Wentworth Street.

James Street is slow from the base of the West 5th access to York Blvd. both ways.

The Kenilworth access is moving slowly, but other accesses are moving along.

On the mountain, Mohawk Road is moving slowly both ways between Upper Ottawa and Garth streets.

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

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DayStarter weather

It's in the minus double digits this morning! -11 C to start your day, going up to a high of -3 C later on. We're expecting flurries! Minor flurries during the day, picking up in the evening and after midnight.

A low of -12 C overnight.

Tomorrow is expected to be about the same temperature as today and sunny – should be beautiful.

DayStarter City News

The city of Hamilton is investigating banning banners on highways overpasses. This, after an anti-abortion group draped graphic images of bloody fetuses over several LINC overpasses.

At city council last night, councillors directed staff to put together a report on a bylaw that would regulate the use of overpasses for displays of any kind.

Also in city news, Hamilton taxpayers often end up paying more than their fair share in liability damages when someone sues the city. And now council is asking the province to help stop it by amending the Negligence Act. That means the city wouldn't end up paying out the lion's share in situations when it's found to have only a sliver of liability, which isn't the case now.

A day after Hamilton Police announced three arrests in a post-9/11 arson that destroyed a Hindu Temple, the cultural communities in the city are ready to move on, and reflect on the silver lining.

Reporter John Rieti speaks to community leaders about why the Sept. 15, 2001 fire at the Hindu Samaj Temple was a cultural turning point.

DayStarter Photo

A lovely winter shot courtesy of Kristen C (@gorfsis)!

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Need a little bounce in your step this morning? Check out this video. Musician Michael Thurber and friends tell the history of the bass in 45 songs and nine basses in just over eight minutes. It's great getting-ready-for-the-day music!

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With the winter weather certainly here, I'm sure you've busted out all your winter coats. Have one that you won't be wearing this season? Donate it to someone in need? The Hamilton Back Clinic's 9th annual Winter Coat Drive is on from now until Feb.1. You can drop coats off at the clinic, 1600 Rymal Road East. For the second year, Dr. Anthony Lombardi's clinic will donate a $1 for every donated coat to the Hamilton General Hospital's Burn Unit for patient care. For more information, call the clinic at 905.692.4222  or email