5 Things You Need To Know Today: May 16, 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. RAPTORS BREAK FRANCHISE HISTORY

For the first time ever, The Raptors are off to the NBA Eastern Conference Final. The Raptors beat the Heat 116-89. They will meet the Cavaliers in Cleveland for Game 1 tomorrow.


 

2. JOEY BATS PUNCHED IN FACE

Joey “Bats” Bautista got punched in the face during yesterdays loss to the Rangers.

It all started when Texas pitcher Matt Bush hit Bautista in the arm. After getting hit, Bautista slid hard into 2nd baseman roughened Odor. They started pushing and shoving then Odor punched him in the face which led to a bench clearing brawl. It’s assumed the punch was in retaliation for the bat flip during playoffs last season.


 

3. CRACKDOWN ON POT SHOPS

It’s like the Wild Wild West out there for pot shops and there is a lot of talk about Mayor John Tory cracking down on dispensaries.

Here’s how he plans to do it: City officials could hit owners with fines for operating without a license and violating zoning bylaws. Worst case scenario, owners get charged with drug trafficking. Even though the Feds plan to legalize, there’s no firm time line.


 

4. DRAKE ON SNL

Drake hosted Saturday Night Live on the weekend. Highlights included a Canadian character named Jared playing Black Jeopardy. Drake was also the musical guest.


 

5. FRANCE MOVES TO BAN AFTER WORK EMAILS

France might ban after work emails. Lower parliament passed a bill that would prevent employers from sending messages to workers after hours. The bill still has to go to Senate for approval.


 

HONOURABLE MENTION


 

TORONTO MOST DIVERSE


According to BBC Radio, Toronto is the most diverse city in the world. 51% of residents are born outside of Canada and Toronto is home to 230 different nationalities.