Get 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. RAINBOW CN TOWER
Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Kathleen Wynne raised the Pride Flag at Queens Park yesterday. Toronto Pride Month started this week and for the first time ever, the Trans AND Pride flag are both up at City Hall. Last night the CN tower was lit up like a Rainbow. Pride Month wraps up with the parade on July 3rd.
— Carlin (@CarlinIndie88) June 2, 2016
2. BIKE LANE PARKING BLITZ
Toronto’s week long bike lane parking blitz is on and nearly 100 tickets are being handed out a day. The Right 2 Bike campaign will set you back $150 for parking in a bike lane.
— Cycle Toronto (@CycleToronto) May 31, 2016
3. ARGOS TAILGATING
The Toronto Argonauts announced that tailgating will be allowed at BMO Field this season. Fans can bring their own propane or charcoal bbqs to a licensed parking lot. You can’t bring booze but cold beers will be sold for only $4. The home opener is June 23rd.
— Toronto Argonauts (@TorontoArgos) June 2, 2016
4. MP HUNTER TOOTOO RESIGNS
Liberal MP Hunter Tootoo says he has hit a brick wall with his alcohol problem and that it is his reason for stepping down as the Mister of Fisheries. His cousin, NHL player Jordin Tootoo took to twitter to point out how brave it was for him to stand up and ask for help.
It takes blood sweat and tears to stand up and ask for help from a real man. @HunterTootoo admitting is the 1st step. You got this cuz.
— Jordin Tootoo (@Jtootoo22) June 1, 2016
5. BEER FLAVOURED SODASTREAM
Sodastream is launching a beer making home appliance. The Beer Bar by Sodastream makes one kind of beer called the Blondie. Its only currently available in Germany and Switzerland.
— KitchenBoy (@kitchenboy) June 1, 2016