5 Things You Need To Know Today: June 16, 2016

Today's News Highlights!

Candice-squareGet your quick news fix with “5 Things You Need to Know Today”, a daily feature that I’ll be posting on Indie88.com after the Morning Show. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest local and international stories buzzing today.
 

 

1. IN ALL OF US COMMAND

“O Canada” is now gender neutral. The third reading passed at the House of Commons yesterday so now the lyrics will be “In all of us command” instead of “in all thy sons command”. The bill still needs Senate approval.


 

2. GARDINER CONSTRUCTION

Gardiner construction will be done by June 25th. Mayor John Tory made the announcement yesterday. The eastbound lane closure from Strachan to Bathurst will be complete four months ahead of schedule.


 

3. COFFEE DOESN’T CAUSE CANCER

Coffee is no longer thought to cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. Coffee has dropped from possible carcinogen to unclassifiable because enough studies have not been done. They did however conclude that really hot beverages may lead to cancer.


 

4. 15 HOUR FILIBUSTER

In the US, a Democratic Senator waged a 15 hour filibuster demanding votes on gun control in light of what happened in Orlando. So basically, Senator Chris Murphy prolonged a speech to obstruct progress on the senate floor. He did this for 15 hours until 2:15am when he says he won commitments from a number of Republicans.


 

5. CONCERT PICTURES

Taking pictures at concerts might actually enhance the experience. The Centre for Mindful Studies found that if you are carefully framing a picture of someone on stage you are more likely to engage with what you’re looking at.

 

Honorable Mention

 

BORROW WIFI

The list of cool things you can borrow form the Toronto Library is about to get bigger. Google Canada announced that they will create a WiFi hotspot lending library for some of the city’s developing neighbourhoods.


 
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