Hamilton Daystarter: Everything you need to know Thursday

Here's all your news, weather and traffic for Thursday, March 6.
Hamiltonians are waking up to -15 C, but above-zero temperatures are in store in the coming days. (CBC)

A break from this relentless winter is finally on the way, as we look forward to above-zero temperatures in the coming days. 

One lane of the Sherman Access between the Sherman Cut and Charlton Street will be closed today between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The restriction is to replace a street light pole. Traffic movement will be permitted in both directions, but drivers should expect minor delays. Hamilton police will also be on site to help direct traffic.

The east side of the Sherman Access will be unaffected. 

On the major highways:

  • Highway 401 westbound Express west of Renforth Drive: lane closures are in effect for another 4 hours for clean up (7:55 a.m.).

Today will be mainly sunny with a high of –4 C. With the sunshine, however, comes a UV index of 4 or moderate. For this value of the UV index, Environment Canada advises taking precaution by covering up and wearing a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, especially if you will be outside for 30 minutes or more.

Tonight will be clear with a low of –11 C. Temperatures are expected to rise to a balmy 3 C Friday morning as we get ready for the weekend. 

The National Energy Board is expected to release its decision on the Enbridge Line 9 proposal this afternoon. The controversial project proposes to reverse the flow and expand the capacity of the pipeline between southern Ontario and Montreal.

In city hall, a special council meeting will be held this morning to discuss the easement for the hydro lines at the Ancaster Lawn Bowling Club and Tennis Club. The city obtained a building permit to replace two club houses on the property at 291 Lodor St., Ancaster. The motion is moved by Coun. Lloyd Ferguson. The special council meeting will start at 9 a.m. at Council Chambers.  

Today is also the last day to suggest and vote on locations for the bike racks of Hamilton's upcoming bike share program. The city's cycling enthusiasts have already suggested over 90 locations, most of them are scattered throughout downtown Hamilton. 

If you'd like to have a bike share station near you, the deadline for public input is today. Click here for a detailed list of how you can vote and send your suggestions online, through an app, by phone or email, and in person. City planners would also like to hear your preferred routes so they can accommodate your travel plans.  

Hamilton Conservation Authority posted this breathtaking photo of the Tews Falls earlier this week. Do you think Tews would link up before the spring thaw? 

In a fast-paced, second-a-day video, Save The Children UK, an international children's charity, illustrates how a young girl's life gets turned upside-down by war. The ad campaign has already generated more than 3.6 million YouTube views after it was posted less than 24 hours ago.