5 Things You Need to Know Today: July 27, 2016

Today's top stories

Temperature Hikes And Extreme Weather “The New Normal”, Says WMO


Global warming happening even faster than expected. June marked the 14th straight month of record heat, and extreme weather events are expected to occur more frequently. Read more here.


OPP Call Wayhome Weekend A Success


OPP say that while they were a few calls this weekend, they were mostly minor. The traffic plan went off without a hitch, and it’s being considered a successful weekend overall. Read more here.


Now Hiring… Astronauts?!?


(Photo by Climate State via Flickr)

Canada Space Agency is looking to add two new Astronauts to their team. Do you have what it takes? Applications are due August 15th. Read more here.


Reagan Attacker To Be Released


He’s been in a mental health facility since 1981, but the now 61-year-old Reagan attacker will soon be released. Doctors say he no longer suffers from the mental illness that drove him to make the assassination attempt to impress actress Jodie Foster. Read more here.


Venezuelan Mom, Three Children, Studying At Georgian College

Yolanda Bethencourt family 2

With violence plaguing her son’s school in Venezuela, a mother and her two kids have recently re-located to Barrie, where they are all enrolled in Georgian College. Read more here.


photo: Yolanda Bethencourt, centre, with her children Miguel and Carolina via Georgian College