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Welcome back to the work week, Hamilton. Have you shaken off that Turkey hangover yet? Has the gravy worn off?

Just before your last memories of Thanksgiving dinner fade, have a look at the Good Shepherd's secret recipe for Thanksgiving success.

Did you go to the Rockton World's fair? Click the listen button to your right to hear about an award-winning alpaca from this weekend's festivities.

And did you know more scooters were funded in Hamilton in the last 4 years than in Kitchener-Waterloo and Windsor combined? Check out our report on Hamilton’s scooters.

DayStarter Commute

A few collisions and delays on roads around Hamilton this morning:

  • A vehicle collision at Arvin Road at Green Road. No other info is available. 6:55 a.m.
  • The collision at the Hwy 6 southbound ramp to Hwy 403 eastbound has cleared. 7:15 a.m.
  • Hwy 403 eastbound at Waterdown Rd in Burlington: three vehicle collision blocking the two left lanes, ambulance is en route. The fire deptartment is blocking the left lane on the westbound side. 8:38 a.m.
  • Hamilton police are reporting traffic problems on Upper Wentworth Street. No other information is available. 8:24 a.m.
  • Police are reporting slowdowns on the Linc at Garth Street. No further information is available. 8:26 a.m.
  • There is a vehicle collision on Main Street West at Thorndale Street North. No other information is available. 8:57 a.m.
  • Collision at Queenston Road and Nash Road North. No other info is available. 9:24 a.m.

In Burlington, Harvester Road is still closed closed between Appleby and Burloak, cleaning up a spill from a fuel tanker rollover Sunday night.

No delays on GO trains or buses this morning.

We have an ongoing map of construction around the city for commuters. Check it out below:


View Hamilton commute in a larger map

DayStarter weather

Hamilton is still clinging to the last vestiges of warm weather, even though we’re well into October. Today’s high is 18 C and sunny, with a little cloud. If you’re leaving the house early, grab a coat — it’s only 7 C at 7:30 a.m.

That fog you might be seeing should burn off early this morning.

The rest of the week is looking gloomier, with rain and colder temperatures on the way. Showers are slated to start tonight and continue on until mid afternoon Wednesday. There’s a risk of a Thunderstorm Wednesday with a high of 18 C.

DayStarter City News

Another piece of Hamilton’s history is being discussed at city hall this morning. The heritage committee will discuss a designation request for Cathedral High School.

And after months of issues, the taxi industry is bringing its insurance concerns to planning committee. Reporter Samantha Craggs will be there. You can follow her on Twitter at @SamCraggsCBC.

For a wrap of the day's national and international headlines, here's the CBC AM Express with World Report host David Common.

DayStarter Photo

This morning’s photo comes courtesy of @CupcakeeTown. Anyone want a Rolling Stones cupcake? (We just hope the local bakery didn’t use the Stones as a flavor profile, too).

DayStarter internet

Marshall Miller does his best Schwarzenegger in this video. He jumps off this 486-foot bridge in Twin Falls Idaho and manages to land in a boat. Get to the chopper!

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Hamilton and Scourge Sunken Sunset: Images from the 2008 Underwater Survey is on now at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Capsized during a terrible storm in August 1813, War of 1812 era warships the Hamilton and Scourge now sit at the bottom of Lake Ontario. This exhibit uses coloured sonar images, which are part of the system used by the City of Hamilton to monitor the schooners’ condition, present the vessels in a unique light underwater.

You can see it today at the AGH from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.