Happy Tuesday, Hamilton. It might be the middle of July, but with the cool wind and rain, it feels a bit more like fall out there this morning. Grab a rain jacket on your way out the door.

The cheapest gas price in the area this morning is 129.9 at the Costco at 100 Legend Court near Golf Links Road in Ancaster.

DayStarter Commute

The Hamilton GO Centre 6:12 a.m. train to Union Station is delayed by just over five minutes this morning. Expect delays on the route 16 bus heading into Toronto too because of construction on the Gardiner Expressway.

Here are the issues police are reporting this morning:

  • QEW Toronto bound north of Burlington St, Hamilton: 3 vehicle collision on the left shoulder, ambulance enroute. 7:57 a.m.
  • Hwy 403 EB at Dundas St, Mississauga: Disabled vehicle blocking the left lane. 7:11 a.m.

DayStarter weather

Today’s forecast calls for a few showers ending this morning then mainly cloudy. Risk of a thunderstorm early this morning. Fog patches dissipating this morning. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. High 24 C. UV index 7 or high.

Then tonight expect a few clouds and a low of 13 C.

Wednesday will be relatively cool with a forecasted high of 17 C, with a 30 per cent chance of showers in the day.

DayStarter Photo

Today’s photo comes courtesy Kevin Marcano:

DayStarter City News

Amid ballooning security costs for the Pan Am Games, a group of law enforcement agencies are already working behind the scenes gathering intelligence and monitoring for any threats that could target the biggest sporting event to hit Hamilton in years.

And while that part of the security apparatus is invisible to the public, fans heading to the games here should expect a very visible security presence that will include a tight cordon around the stadium with metal detectors and the likelihood of video surveillance.

And housing prices continue to rise in Hamilton and in many Canadian cities, but here's why analysts caution that the federal government needs to take action to slow down an overheated market.

DayStarter internet

For anyone yearning for a vacation, here is some great underwater footage from a dive in Mermaids Kitchen, Wellington. Sure, you might not actually be there — but this is the next best thing.