Welcome back to the workweek, Hamilton. Hope everyone had a great Canada Day.

Today is going to be another warm one, with a chance of showers. Might want to grab an umbrella.

If you’re looking to get gas this morning, the cheapest price in the area is 133.9 at the Amco at 859 Hwy 6 near 5th Concession West.

DayStarter Commute

Both the 6:55 a.m. and 7:13 a.m. trains out of union station this morning are delayed by just over five minutes.

Police are reporting these incidents:

  • Debris - Hwy403 WB at Hwy 52 (Ancaster) - report of debris on the highway. 6:40 a.m.
  • Debris QEW Toronto bound before the cutoff to Hwy403 - tire debris in the middle lanes. 7:15 a.m.

DayStarter weather

Today’s forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud, with a 30 per cent chance of showers late this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 30 km/h this afternoon. High 28 C. UV index 10 or very high.

Tonight’s forecast is for partly cloudy skies and a 30 per cent chance of showers early this evening. Clearing near midnight. Wind southwest 30 km/h becoming light this evening. Low 15 C.

Tomorrow’s outlook is for partly cloudy skies and a high of 21 C.

DayStarter Photo

Today’s image comes courtesy of Rob Porter on Twitter:

DayStarter City News

A “welcome to Hamilton” sign that had some councillors balking at its estimated $230,000 price tag might end up being cheaper than expected, says the businesswoman who has been pushing for the project.

In recent months, PR professional Laura Babcock has been working with city manager Chris Murray and inviting businesses and residents to give to the Welcome to Hamilton partner program. But those invitations to businesses have been suspended, Babcock says, now that the city has begun preliminary discussions with the Ministry of Transportation on the sign.

And organizers from It's Your Festival erected a $25,000 fence surrounding the festival at the core of the 30-hectare Gage Park. 

The six-foot-tall blue fence seals off the splash pad, and funnels people in through a limited number of entrances, right past a table with two volunteers soliciting donations. It's there to raise funds, and let festival goers know the four-day festival has a tight budget, organizers say.

DayStarter internet

And now, for a man with too much time on his hands: this guy built a squirrel obstacle course in his backyard, and filmed it at 5:30 a.m. Worth it for the commentary alone: