5 Things You Need To Know Today: March 21, 2016

Today's News Highlights

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


The Federal budget is coming down tomorrow. Prime Minister Trudeau promised increased infrastructure funding and more affordable housing. Last month, the Finance Minister said the projected deficit was $18.4 billion.


2. Kidnapped baby Found

The three month old who was taken in a car jacking yesterday was found safe a few hours after the Amber Alert went out. The father says he was just running into the Flea Market near Albion and Highway 27 when the car was taken with the baby in the back seat. Police are still looking for a suspect.


3. Raptors Closing in On Playoffs

The Raptors are very close to making the playoffs. They beat Orlando yesterday and now trail the Eastern Conference leading the Cavaliers by one game.


4. Apple Announce New Devices Today

Apple is set to unveil three new devices, including a new iPhone today. The big Apple launch event takes place at 1pm EST. It’s rumored to be a “lite” version of the iPhone 6, similar to the iPhone 5C.


5. Earth Hour 2016

36,000 homes in Toronto participated in Earth Hour by turning off the lights this weekend. Toronto Hydro saw a 3.2 percent electricity dip between 8:30 and 9:30 PM Saturday.