Hamilton Daystarter: Everything you need to know Tuesday

Here's all your news, weather and traffic for Tuesday, March 11.
Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. (CBC)

Yes, it’s relatively warm outside, but don’t kid yourself: spring isn’t here just yet.

Brace for another blast of winter that’s set to roll into Hamilton overnight.

But the real pounding is expected begin on Wednesday. Environment Canada predicts that around 10 cm of snow will fall on the city. Winds around 40 km/h, gusting up 70 km/h, will no doubt limit visibility. And temperatures are expected to fall to –9 C on Wednesday afternoon.

It all sounds like bad news. But it’s nothing that Hamiltonians, especially after the wild weather this winter, can’t handle. 

The Ontario Provincial Police is reporting the following collisions on Hamilton-area highways:

  • QEW Fort Erie-bound on the upside of the Burlington Skyway: Disabled vehicle on the right shoulder, tow truck on scene — 8:10 a.m

  • Hwy 6 NB at Concession 11, Freelton: Single vehicle into the right ditch, no injuries — 7 a.m. 

GO Transit says there are no major delays on its Lakeshore West train and bus routes on Tuesday morning. 

Did we mention that winter’s back? After Wednesday’s snowstorm, which is expected to foist 10 cm of snow and blowing snow on the city, temperatures are set to drop to a chilly –16 C, far below seasonal values.

Environment Canada says a mix of sun and cloud and a high of –8 C are in the forecast for Thursday. (Doesn’t that sound like good shovelling weather?)

Did a Tasers save a life in a police foot chase in Hamilton’s east end? On Saturday night, police were able to apprehend a suspect in a series of stabbings at an apartment complex in the city’s Parkdale neighbourhood after using Tasers in an attempt to subdue him. One advocate, a man whose would-be son-in-law died in a police shooting, believes conductive energy weapons may have prevented a fatality.

A Hamilton official who heads up a city committee on oil and gas pipelines says the National Energy Board took “a responsible route” in its approval of the planned flow reversal of Enbridge’s Line 9B pipeline. The national energy regulator gave the go-ahead for the project on the condition that Enbridge adhere to a list of 30 strict safety rules. 


Hamilton's industrial north end can look eerily beautiful, especially at night. Here's a moody shot of from Instagram user BartoszScheller:

Most record players play music written on cuts of wax. German artist Bartholomäus Traubeck has created a one that reads cuts of lumber instead. He hooked up a record player to a computer. A program interprets the information the record player reads from the rings on the tree trunk and turns it into creepy, jaunty arpeggios. Is it music? Sure. Is it enjoyable? We'll leave that up to you.