5 Things You Need To Know Today: May 11, 2016

Today's News 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. GHOMESHI SPEAKS

Today Jian Ghomeshi signed a peace bond. The sexual assault charge has been withdrawn. He apologized to former CBC employee Kathryn Borel in court.


 

2. RAPTORS BACK AT HOME

It’s game 5 for the Raptors and Miami Heat tonight at the ACC. The series is tied at 2. It will be a warm night for fans watching the game in Jurassic Park. Game time is 8pm.


 

3. TICKS IN TORONTO

Ticks with Lyme disease have been found in four Toronto area parks. They include Morningside Park, Cedar Ridge Park, Rouge Park in Scarborough and part of Algonquin Island. Black legged ticks are the ones to be worried about.


 

4. DISTRACTED DRIVING BLITZ

Put your cell phones down. Toronto Police are kicking off a distracted driving blitz today. So far this year the cops have issued 3600 distracted driving tickets. Last year they gave out 12,000.


 

5. BEER LOVING PIG RESCUED

Alberta RCMP found an abandoned pot belly pig named Marshall after the Fort McMurray fire. The pig survived on a bowl on beer. The RCMP lured Marshall with some watermelon. He will be reunited with his family soon.