Happy Tuesday, Hamilton.

The roads are a little slick this morning from last nights rain, and it’s foggy in some parts of the city, too – best give yourself a little extra time getting where you need to go.

If you’re looking to gas up this morning, the cheapest spots are all on the Mountain at Pioneer or Global locations.

DayStarter Commute

GO Transit isn’t reporting any delays on lines going to and from Hamilton – but anyone heading to Toronto should remember the lane restrictions on the Gardiner are causing delays of 30 minutes or so on most trips.

Here are the issues police are flagging on the roads this morning:

  • Collision on Upper Gage Avenue. 8:54 a.m.
  • Collision on Hwy 403 EB at York is blocking the left lane. Injuries reported, ambulance enroute. 8:50 a.m.
  • Collision on West 5th Street and Tyrone Drive. 8:41 a.m.
  • Collision on the QEW Hamilton bound at Walkers. 6:30 a.m.
  • Traffic problems on Sulphur Springs Road and Lover’s Lane in Ancaster. 6:26 a.m.

DayStarter weather

Today’s forecast is calling for showers with a few thunderstorms ending early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. 40 per cent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Today’s high is 22 C.

It will become cloudy this evening with a few showers and risk of a thunderstorm overnight. Low 15 C. Expect rain through most of the week, but with double-digit temperatures.

DayStarter Photo

These magnolias outside city hall prove Spring is finally here:

DayStarter City News

Newly released figures indicate that tract of Hamilton has one of the highest per capita concentrations of registered sex offenders in the province and that there are 200 registered sex offenders living across the lower city. But that's not what defines neighbourhoods for lower-city residents who contend they are good places to live and argue the presence of convicted sex offenders isn’t high on their list of safety concerns.

The province has also set a date for the inquest into the death of Steve Mesic, a former steelworker shot and killed by Hamilton police officers last June.

The inquest will be June 2, nearly a year after Mesic was shot after a confrontation with police just behind his house. 

DayStarter internet

Nothing can keep this dog from playing fetch — not even being born blind. Kellar was originally trained to play ball with the commands "hot" and "cold". His owner later added "warmer," "passed it," "left" and "right." The process took about a week for the basic commands.