Hamilton DayStarter: Everything you need to know Wednesday

It's Wednesday! One day closer to the long weekend, Hamilton. 7 C to start your day with a high of 19 C on the way. Where do you keep your 70 packs of gum? Get ready for a morning laugh.

Happy Wednesday, Hamilton! You're almost there. Mid-week means the weekend is coming soon. And it's a long one!

7 C at 8 a.m. today and smooth sailing on Hamilton roads and highways (minus a bit of traffic on the QEW, according to the MTO).

Do you have 70 packs of gum? Or two turkey sandwiches? Where are you gonna put them? Ron Burgundy has an idea.

Will Farrell did 70 (70?) of these ads for Dodge. If you like Anchorman, you will find them hilarious.

Make some time on your lunch break today to join CBC Hamilton for a live audio chat with Enbridge about their proposal to reverse the oil flow of Line 9, that runs though Hamilton. Log on at noon to ask Graham White, a representative from Enbridge, questions about the proposal, integrity of the line and the National Energy Board hearings that began yesterday in Montreal. CBC Hamilton had Sarah Harmer on the line yesterday. You can listen to a replay of that conversation.

No issues to report on Hamilton roads. HSR is running on schedule, as is GO Transit from Hamilton to Toronto

However, if need to take the 11-Parkdale route, there is a detour all week because of CN Rail track repairs. Read about that detour.

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

A cool 7 C at 8 a.m. this morning, but the temperature is rising. A high of 19 C Wednesday. And sunny!

Clear skies overnight and a low of 7 C. Thursday will be much of the same.

Brian McHattie, Ward 1 councillor, has thrown his hat into the ring to become the city's next mayor. Reporter Samantha Craggs caught up with McHattie to talk about why he thinks he should be mayor. Give the interview a listen.

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

Hamilton by night. Lovely shot from @tansyko.

Here's another look at some 'city by night' beauty shots. Max Wilson, an Illinois photographer, spent two years documenting Chicago, the Windy City, by night. A breathtaking video of a city that's hard not to love.

Here's a bit of what Wilson wrote about his video:

"Windy City Nights is the result of a two year journey through Chicago at night. I started this timelapse project back in April of 2012 after getting inspired by a video I saw posted on Vimeo titled “We are Chicago” by Ross Gerbasi. The video contained several night timelapse sequences that were captured in Chicago. Just prior to this, I had been shooting timelapses and started practicing the art on a regular basis. I had been shooting a lot of sports photography since 2005 and just really started to enjoy the art of timelapse. I have always enjoyed the challenge of night time photography and long exposures. There is something about the lights at night and the passage of time that is really captivating and what better place to capture this than the City of Chicago. Chicago is a really unique city, it has great architecture, the Chicago River and is surrounded by Lake Michigan. There is so much happening all the time and the lights at night here are truly amazing."

Truly amazing is right.

If you're looking to fill some seats around your Thanksgiving table this weekend, you must check out this initiative. Share Thanksgiving matches Canadian families with newcomer families looking to experience a Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. It started last year in Toronto when 100 families hosted complete strangers at their dinner table to share a Canadian tradition. This year, organizers have expanded the initiative from coast to coast and today is the last day for families to sight up to host. If you're interested, visit Share Thanksgiving to be part of this wonderful initiative.


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