There were some reports of snow yesterday night. Did you see it?

Well, it certainly didn't stick, at least in the downtown core. It's bright and sunny outside the CBC Hamilton office right now. But if you snapped an image, tweet it at us! @CBCHamilton is our Twitter handle.

You're in for a chilly walk to work. It's -5 C, but feels more like -10 C. A high of just 1 C today, so dress warm!

Guys. Guess what day it is? 11/12/13! Pretty cool, eh?

This is appropriate. Today is Chicken Soup for the Soul Day, so grab a cup of steamy hot soup to warm yourself on this chilly Tuesday.

DayStarter Commute

 QEW Toronto-bound over the Skyway Bridge is still slow at 8:30 a.m. The 403

The 403 from Garner Road to a bit past the Linc is slow.

In town, West 5th from Mohawk all the way down the access to the lower city is moving very slowly, as is James past King and Main. The Sherman and Jolley Cut accesses are also moving slowly into the lower city. King Street from Wentworth to Dundurn is also slow.

No issues to report on public transit this morning.

If you're driving downtown, Wilson street is closed at James to John for road repairs after a watermain break this hour. That portion of the street could be closed for a while. The city said they will provide an update on the closure soon.

Here's a map of ongoing construction projects around the city that might slow down your commute this morning.


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DayStarter weather

It's the coldest it's been so far this season! It's -5 C, but feels a bit more like -10 C. Bundle up!

Sunny with a bit of cloud today and a high of 1 C. Overnight, a 60 per cent chance of snow flurries and a low of -6 C.

The temperature will slowly inch up starting tomorrow with a high of 3 C.

DayStarter City News

The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board ratified their decision last night at a meeting to expropriate Scott Park, and demolish it to build a parking lot for a new, nearby high school.

Meeting at City Hall on Monday, trustees with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board voted 7-4 in favour of the motion, a key piece of the board’s plan to build a new high school at the current site of Parkview Secondary and King George schools. It could cost up to $4 million.

Filipino-Canadians in Hamilton are coming together to collect aid for their home country, ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan last Friday. The death toll climbed to 1,774. Read CBC Hamilton's story to find ways to help.

CBC Hamilton begins a special report today on drug use in the city. Hamilton has a prescription drug problem, and it’s getting dramatically worse, according to reports obtained by CBC Hamilton. Read the first of this three-part story.

Flu shot clinics resume today, and there are only three left. If you're still looking to get one, this week is the week to do it:

Nov. 12 — Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club gym, (45 Ellis Ave.), 2 to 6 p.m.
Nov. 13 — Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum hangar (9280 Airport Rd., Mount Hope), 2 to 6 p.m.
Nov. 14 — St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School cafeteria (200 Whitney Ave.), 3 to 7 p.m.

DayStarter Photo

For those wondering how progress on the Queen Street Hill is going, the city of Hamilton tweeted this photo yesterday. There are lines, people. That's a good sign.

DayStarter internet

Have an old Commodore 64 kicking around? It could be your next musical instrument (providing you aren't using it for video games anymore). James Houston and Julian Corrie decided to jig old floppy disks and aging computer monitors to "sing in unison." Cool video.

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How about the theatre on a Tuesday night? There are still tickets available for tonight's performance of Kim's Convenience, a comedy about the life of a Korean convenience store owner in Toronto's Regent Park. Performance starts at 8 p.m.