Hamilton Daystarter Thursday: Weather, traffic and more

Here's your news, weather and traffic for Thursday, May 29.
A mix of sun and cloud is set to settle in midday. (CBC)

There are two weeks — yes, a mere 14 days — left until the provincial election.

If you haven’t tuned in yet to what the leaders are promising, check out the CBC’s Ontario Votes 2014 page for the latest news and analysis.

And to see how your views line up with the policies of the major parties in the running, take the CBC’s Vote Compass tool for a spin. You might be surprised what you find out. 

Happy voting! 

GO Transit isn’t reporting any major delays on its train and bus lines running in and out of the Hamilton area.

Hamilton police say a northbound lane of Sanford Avenue North between Barton and Bristol is closed for an investigation. 

Ontario Provincial Police are reporting the following collisions on highways in the Hamilton area:

  • Toronto-bound QEW before Appleby Line, Burlington: three- vehicle collision on the left shoulder, no injuries, 8:53 a.m.
  • Toronto-bound QEW at Burloak Road, Oakville: two-vehicle collision blocking the right lane, no injuries, 7:54 a.m.

Hamilton saw a cloudy start to the day. According to Environment Canada, a mix of sun and cloud is expected to settle in near noon. A high of 19 C is in the forecast for the day, with a high of 15 C expected at the lakefront.

Partly cloudy skies are in store for Thursday evening, expected to clear near midnight.

Friday is set to be a sunny one. Environment Canada calls for a high of 23 C for the day. A high of 18 C is expected for areas nearest to the lake.

This weekend promises to be a gem. Sunny skies and highs around 23 C are in the forecast for both Saturday and Sunday. 

Council chambers at Hamilton City Hall was the site of a heated exchange on Wednesday night, one that saw a local developer ushered out of the room by security. Victor Veri tried to speak at council protest a decision to give a heritage designation to a property he is working on.

And in case you missed it: The village of Freelton is under a temporary boil water advisory, after a lab test result indicated bacterial contamination in a water sample collected from the Freelton water tower on May 27.

As one of her latest Instagram photos shows, photographer Kat Lamb sure has an eye for the sleek and symmetrical.

What's more fun than playing Jenga? Playing Jenga with a feline. A YouTube video of a cat name Moe doing just that has garnered 1.4 million views since it was posted on May 12