5 Things You Need to Know Today: May 24, 2016

Today's top stories

Sad News for the Tragically Hip

Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Read more here.


Mayor of Wasaga Speaks Out Following Deadly Weekend 

Wasaga Beach Main Beach

Long weekend fun turned deadly in Wasaga this weekend with two unrelated homicides, leaving an 18 year-old and a 23-year-old dead. The mayor has spoken out, expressing  his condolences and his plans to look for ways to prevent this type of incident from happening again.


Letting Baby Cry May Not Be a Bad Thing


(Photo by Eflon via Flickr)

Turns out letting your baby cry themselves to sleep doesn’t have any negative affects- and may even help them fall asleep sooner. Read more here.

Road Closures

ROADS - Closed

REMINDER: A stretch of Ferndale Drive in Barrie is closed for several months for upgrades. Read more here.


Air Egypt Update


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Forensics experts say human remains recovered from crash of Egypt Air jet last week suggest there may have been an explosion on board; 66 people, including two Canadians, were killed.

Main image via Moynia Moisner-Pellow