Good morning, Hamilton! It's 9 C at 8 a.m. this Wednesday morning. We're expecting sunshine all day.

Today, the country is having a thought-provoking, important but uncomfortable conversation on dying with dignity.

It's not a new discussion, rather one that has been ongoing and troubling for a long time. But yesterday, an important voice was added. The family of Dr. Donald Low, who played a crucial role helping Toronto through the SARS crisis, released a video with his perspective on doctor-assisted suicide. Low died of brain cancer on Sept. 18. He says in his video he wished physicians who do not believe in assisted suicide spent 24 hours in his body, and urges Canada to consider ways to die with dignity.

Watch Dr. Low's video and share your thoughts with us in the comments section below, via email to hamilton@cbc.ca or on Twitter to @CBCHamilton.

DayStarter Commute

No service disruptions on HSR or GO Transit, and all is clear so far on roads.

OPP is reporting a collision QEW westbound, east of Brant St. blocking the middle lane, causing serious delays. 8:15 a.m.

A reminder that Upper Mount Albion Road is permanently closed to car traffic as of yesterday for infrastructure improvements. The closure includes Mud Street West to the north, Upper Centennial Parkway to the east, south of Rymal Road East and Pritchard Road to the west. The city recommends drivers use Pritchard Road as an alternative.

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


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DayStarter weather

It's warmer this morning than we've felt all week; 9 C at 8 a.m. We can expect a high of 21 C and sunny today. A low of 7 C overnight.

Moving towards the week's end, temperatures will be stable around 20 C and sunny, so plan to get outside!

DayStarter City News

Hamilton city council meets tonight at 5 p.m. On deck for discussion, use of tasers within the police force, licensing landlords and parking downtown.

Reporter Samanthan Craggs will be at the meeting tonight. You can follow her on Twitter at @SamCraggsCBC.

DayStarter Photo

Fall is in the air! Here's a lovely photo of blue skies and changing leaves from Kim MacDonald (@KMacTWN). Get out for a walk, Hamilton!

DayStarter internet

Thank you, Internet, for possibly leaking what Team Canada's Olympic hockey jerseys will look like. And thank you, Scott Regehr (CBC Radio's sport broadcaster) for sending it out on Twitter. What do you think, Hamilton?

DayStarter check this out

Theatre goers, you have a new play to check out in Hamilton. Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap starts today at Theatre Aquarius. Check out the theatre's website for tickets and details.