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. TRANSGENDER RIGHTS BILL
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will ensure that no transgender Canadian ever feels discriminated against. Today, Trudeau will introduce a transgender rights bill. It’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 16, 2016
2. RAPTORS GAME ONE
The Raptors are making history tonight. This is the first time ever that the NBA team has made it to the eastern conference final. Game 1 starts at 8:30 in Cleveland. Jurassic Park will be open here in Toronto if you want to watch the game with fans.
Jurassic Park 👏 https://t.co/l1gdVETjPn
— NBA TV (@NBATV) May 15, 2016
3. POT SHOP CLOSES
The marijuana dispensary Mayor Tory went to has closed. Kind Supply on King West says they look forward to participating in a regulated industry where patients come first. There are more than 100 illegal pot shops open in Toronto.
— KindSupplyDispensary (@kindsupplyTO) May 13, 2016
4. MORE BIKE LANES
Torontonians want more bike lanes. The latest poll shows that respondents would like to see the annual cycling budget increased to 4.8% from just 2.4%.
— Metro Toronto (@metrotoronto) May 16, 2016
5. THE TRUTH ABOUT UFO’S
Hillary Clinton has promised to reveal the truth about UFO’s. If elected president she will unseal documents about Area 51. The US presidential election will happen in November.
— The Progressive Mind (@Libertea2012) May 15, 2016
TWITTER 140 CHARACTER LIMIT
No need to celebrate when you post a perfect 140 character tweet with a link. In the next couple weeks Twitter will stop counting photos and links in the total character limit.
— Bloomberg (@business) May 16, 2016