Hamilton DayStarter: Everything you need to know Wednesday

A traffic note for commuters: Wilson Street at James to Houghson is closed because of a watermain break. But no road rage, please. It's World Kindness Day. All the traffic, weather, news and dominos you need to get through your day in today's DayStarter.

A chilly Wednesday in Hamilton! -6 C to start your day, so bundle up! Going up to a high of 3 C later today.

In unfortunate traffic news, Wilson Street is still closed from James to Hughson street after a water main break yesterday. City crews are still out repairing the road and traffic is being diverted onto James Street from York Blvd.

November 13 is World Kindness Day, so please, go out and be kind to anyone and everyone you encounter.

All good on GO Transit and HSR this morning.

On local highways, the 403 Toronto-bound from Highway 6 South to all the way to Aldershot is moving slowly. The LINC from Garth to the 403 is also slow.

In town, we're starting to see some access routes down to the lower city move slower than normal, the West 5th access in particular, as well as the Jolley Cut. King Street from Victoria to James is slow.

Because of that road closure at Wilson Street, traffic along John Street in that area is heavy.

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

Another chilly day in Hamilton. - 6 C to start your day, going up to a high of 3 C later on.

We're expecting some flurries today, so snow lovers can rejoice!

Clear skies tonight and an overnight low of -1 C.

A warm-up will happen for the rest of the week and into the weekend. A high of 7 C tomorrow.

Police are asking for help after an overnight homicide on Riverdale Avenue in Stoney Creek. According to police, a man called 911 from the parking lot at Eastgate Square to report he had killed a woman around 11 p.m Tuesday night. The 35-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder. If anyone in the area has information, police ask to call Det. Benoit Thibodeau at 905.546.3926 of Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477.

A preliminary inquiry date is set for Tim Bosma's accused killers. Both Dellen Millard and Mark Smich will start their hearing Sept, 8 2014. Crown Attorney Craig Fraser said that is the first agreeable date for all parties. Millard and Smich appeared yesterday in a Hamilton court via video link from their detention centres.

CBC Hamilton's series on prescription drug use and abuse in Hamilton continues today. Staff Sgt. Paul Downey says use is fuelling crime in the city. Read the second part of reporter Adam Carter's stories.

City councillors will meet again tonight for a council meeting. To keep up to date on news, follow city hall reporter Samantha Craggs on Twitter, @SamCraggsCBC.

Just two more flu clinics left for the season:

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.

Hamilton's waterfalls are beautiful, aren't they? Here's a shot of Lower Glendale Falls by Mike Goodwin (@MGDigital).

So, I liked playing with dominoes when I was younger just as much as the next kid. And this is the type of thing every kid wanted to do with dominoes.

If you'd like to make a donation to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, the Filipino-Canadian community here in Hamilton is holding an open house at the Filipino Community Centre to meet local leaders and drop off monetary or donations of food and clothing. 1275 King Street East from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.


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