Happy Tuesday, Hamilton! It's more than cardigan weather this morning – just 5 C at 8 a.m. You might want to throw on a light jacket and wrap up in a scarf before heading out the door.
If you're longing for some warmth, that will happen later this week.
On your coffee break today, meet Nick Takticos, the 35-year-old Hamilton man who scored a huge jackpot. He won the Aug. 30 OLG Lotto Max jackpot for a cool $30 million. Takticos isn't about to make any rash decisions about spending his new cash, but he did retire.
Did anyone else hear that noise in the Durand neighbourhood around 6 a.m.? Police told CBC Hamilton officers checked out the area near the GO Station, but couldn't locate the source of the sound. Seems it was a train horn that was stuck for about ten minutes. How's that for an unscheduled wake up call?
Everything's running on schedule this Tuesday morning on HSR. On the GO, the Hamilton to Union train that was expected to arrive in Toronto at 8:15 a.m. was 11 minutes late because of signal problems at Bronte station.
If you're travelling Toronto-bound on the QEW, watch for a collision at Bronte Rd. blocking a lane - 7:38 a.m. The collision QEW Fort Erie-bound at Dorval Dr. is now clear, according to OPP. 9:00 a.m.
On Hamilton roads, a collision at Barton and Lincoln Streets (7:48 a.m.) and one near St. Joseph's Hospital (7:49 a.m.). On the Linc, Hamilton Police report a collision near the Garth Ave. exit. - 8:24 a.m.
Here's an ongoing map of construction around the city that might slow down your morning commute.
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A chilly 5 C first thing this morning. Time to bust out that light fall jacket.
The temperature climb to 17 C later on and it'll be sunny all day. A low of 8 C tonight.
Wednesday will be a bit warmer (cardigan weather opposed to jacket weather) with a high of 23 C.
Does Hamilton need more parking spots? That question will be up for discussion at the city planning committee today. City staff are expected to bring forward a report that says parking spots will become scarce and sought after, and the city will need hundreds more. Do you agree? Read about the report here.
Information about Hamilton's neighbourhoods is vanishing, according to another report by the Social Research and Planning Council of Hamilton. The city currently has 17 census tracts with missing data, and that means the appropriate policy choices and spending to best help those neighbourhoods might not happen. Read reporter Adam Carter's story here.
While you were sleeping last night, a massive feat was accomplished – the Costa Concordia was lifted upright. Check out this cool time-lapse, courtesy The Telegraph.
If you're a Hamilton history buff, make your way to Whitehern today for the opening of the exhibit, When We Were Young at Whitehearn. The exhibit, running until Nov. 10, chronicles the lives of the McQuesten children.