5 Things You Need To Know Today: May 30, 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. LEBRON SHOUTS OUT TORONTO FANS

The Raptors may have lost the series against the Cavaliers but we beat them at twitter. The Raptors gained 80 thousand new followers and were mentioned 16% more often than the Cavs. Following Fridays game 6 loss…LeBron James had to say this about Raptors fans. Gives me goosebumps. So sweet.


 

2. BIKE MONTH

Expect to see a few more cyclists on the road today to kick off Bike Month. It’s bike to work day! There was a pancake breakfast at Nathan Phillips Square.


 

3. BE CAREFUL ON KIJIJI

The police are warning people who respond to online ads to be careful. A woman was drugged and sexually assaulted after responding to a Kijiji ad about a cat for sale. The police suggest you take a picture of the person you are meeting and if at all possible meet in a public place. If you love Bunz…there are Bunz safe trading zones at business all over the city.


 

4. CAPYBARAS CAN SURVIVE

The High Park Capybaras are still on the loose but zoo staff says they can survive for a while in the 400 acre park. High Park is a desirable habitat for the worlds largest rodent and they are confident the capybaras will find plenty to eat.


 

5. BACKLASH AFTER GORILLA SHOOTING

There is a social media backlash today after staff at the Cincinatti zoo shot and killed a 17 year old gorilla after a 4 year old boy fell into the enclosure. Many people online say the parents are to blame for not keeping a better eye on their kid. Zoo staff say it could have gotten very bad and they did what had to be done.


 

HONORABLE MENTION:


 

WHO IS IN FRONT?


We got another blue or gold dress situation on our hands. The picture of couple hugging on a sunny beach has everyone seeing something different. Who is in front…their heads say one thing and their feet another. To weigh in follow us on Twitter @indie88toronto.