Happy Thursday, Hamilton. The wind has a bit of a chill to it this morning, so you might want to grab a windbreaker or sweater on the way out the door.

It should warm up nicely later today though – and there are no thunderstorms in the forecast for a change.

Looking to get gas this morning? The cheapest price in the area is 130.9 at the Global in Flamborough at 1294 Hwy 6 and 8th Concession Road East.

And did you know that in 1946, Canada’s first drive in movie theatre was open in Hamilton?

DayStarter Commute

GO Transit isn’t reporting delays on the Lakeshore West line, and the only delay on a bus connected to Hamilton is the Gardiner construction bottleneck in Toronto.

Here are the incidents police are reporting:

  • Traffic on the Sherman Access. 7:57 a.m.
  • Traffic on Eastport Drive. 7:26 a.m.
  • Collision – Hwy 403 EB at Mavis - on the left shoulder - no injuries. 7:15 a.m.
  • Traffic on the northbound Red Hill Valley Parkway ramp Northbound to Greenhill Eastbound. 7:09 a.m.
  • Collision - Hwy403 EB at Aberdeen - blocking the left lane - no injuries. 6:55 a.m.

DayStarter weather

It looks like we might finally string together a few days without a rainstorm. Today’s forecast is for mainly sunny skies with a high of 24 C. UV index 8 or very high. Tonight should be clear with a low of 13 C.

Friday’s outlook is great, at mainly sunny with a high of 25 C.

Saturday the forecast is calling for a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 28 C and a low of 13 C.

DayStarter Photo

Today’s photo comes courtesy of Instagram user Amie Electric:

DayStarter City News

Hamilton’s urban aboriginal people face multiple barriers to health care, significant rates of chronic disease and elevated emergency room visit levels compared to the rest of the city, according to a landmark study from St. Michael’s Hospital.

The findings illustrate stark disparities between urban First Nations individuals and the general population, researchers say. “Given the striking levels of poverty combined with poor access to housing and good food … this is affecting people’s health and well-being,” said Michelle Firestone, an associate scientist with St. Michael’s Hospital’s Centre for Research on Inner City Health.

And Hamilton is being considered as a potential site for a satellite athletes' village for the 2015 Pan Am Games.

But a year out from the competition, organizers have no deadline on when a decision will be made, and no estimate on how much it could cost taxpayers. 

At city hall today, we expect a board of health clean air report, and for the steel committee to receive correspondence from U.S. Steel. Reporter Samantha Craggs will be there, and you can follow along with her on Twitter.

DayStarter internet

This guy promised he'd shave his beard for his grandma's 100th birthday. You've never seen someone so happy to shave her grandson: