5 Things You Need To Know Today: June 6, 2016

Today's New Highlights!

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. TORY TAKES ON TRAFFIC

Toronto has a new tool to fight traffic congestion. Traffic Assistant Personnel (officers) will be deployed at important intersections to direct traffic and manage pedestrian flow.


 

2. FIELD TRIP SUSPENDED

Thunderstorms yesterday afternoon forced the Field Trip music festival at Fort York to evacuated from 3:00 – 5:30pm. They changed the evening schedule but a few bands were still cancelled. This morning we talked to Neil Quinn from Jason Collett’s backing band (Zeus) about being on stage when the storm hit.


 

3. BAN ON ASSISTED DEATH LIFTED

Canada’s ban on assisted death is over. Starting today, terminal patients can ask doctors for help to die without a court order. While the ban is over, assisted death laws have not yet been approved. Doctors are currently operating in a legal grey area until Friday when the Senate votes on the law that the Liberals put forward last week.


 

4. MUHAMMAD ALI’S TORONTO CONNECTION

Well before his death, Muhammad Ali left his mark on Canadian sports history. Toronto’s George Chuvalo was credited for staying on his feet all 15 rounds in 2 separate fights against Ali. Muhammad Ali passed away at the age of 74 on the weekend.


 

5. CONTROVERSIAL X-MEN BILLBOARD

Fox has apologized for a billboard that featured Jennifer Lawrence’s superhero character, Mystique, being strangled by the male superhero, Apocalypse. Fox has pulled all X-Men promotional material featuring the image. They also say they would never condone violence against women.