5 Things You Need to Know Today: August 22, 2016

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Infant Killed In Driveway Accident

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Heidi Bauman of Wellesley, Ontario was only 20-months-old when she was struck and killed by a minivan in a driveway in Flesherton on Sunday. Charges are not expected against the driver, a 61-year-old woman. Read more here.

A Third Of Americans Might Consider Voting For 3rd Party Candidate

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(Photo by John Eisenschenk via Flickr)

An ABC News/Washington Post poll found 37 per cent of voters will consider a 3rd party candidate – though many worry voting for a 3rd party  might mean their least preferred candidate wins the presidency. Read more here.


Germans Advised To Stockpile Food And Other Supplies


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In Germany, the government is planning to urge its citizens to stockpile a ten-day supply of food, water and other supplies in the event of a catastrophe or armed attack. It would be the first such request since the end of the Cold War. Read more here.


Hot Weather Making Us Cranky


Have you been a little more cranky this summer compared to last? A U.S. study has found high temperatures reduce people’s emotional well-being, cause greater fatigue and more negative emotions like sadness, stress and anger. Read more here.


Take Note: The season is over for lifeguards at Barrie beaches

Barrie Centennial Beach 1 (Dan)

Planning a day at the beach? Please note that Barrie lifeguards are no longer on duty. The buoy lines will remain in place until Labour Day.


Main image via Kelvyn Skee