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.
1. PAY YOUR RESPECTS TO ROB FORD
The public can pay their respects to former mayor Rob Ford today and tomorrow. His body will lie in repose at City Hall. A public celebration of his life is also planned for Wednesday.
— Momin Qureshi (@Momin680NEWS) March 28, 2016
2. GHOMESHI VERDICT – MARCH OF SOLIDARITY
Hundreds marched in Vancouver yesterday to show solidarity with the women who accused Jian Ghomeshi of sexual assault. They carried signs that read “we believe you” and “we will not be silent.” Ghomeshi was found not guilty on Thursday of choking and sexual assault. In June, he faces 1 count of sexual assault that involves a former CBC co-worker.
— CTV Vancouver (@CTVVancouver) March 28, 2016
3. PAKISTAN EASTER BOMBING
70 people were killed in a massive suicide bombing in Pakistan. Christians observing Easter Sunday were targeted in Lahore. Three hundred people were injured.
Canada condemns the deplorable bombing in Lahore, Pakistan. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those killed or injured. #LahoreBlast
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 27, 2016
4. BABY BORN WITH FULL HEAD OF HAIR:
A baby born in San Francisco with a full of head of hair went viral on the weekend. The kid was compared to Will Ferrel’s famous character Ron Burgandy from Anchorman.
— Candice Indie88 (@Candice_Indie88) March 28, 2016
5. BATMAN V SUPERMAN
Despite terrible reviews, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice remained #1 at the box office and 6th on the list of top 10 movie openings of all time.