5 Things You Need To Know Today: May 6, 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. FORT MAC FIRE GROWS

The Fort Mac fire is out of control. It has grown to 85,000 hectares. That’s bigger than the city of Edmonton. Insurance experts say losses will be near $9 billion. We talked to Candice, a resident of Fort McMurray about her evacuation and the state of her home and business right now.

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2. RAPTORS WIN

The Raptors beat the Miami Heat in overtime to even the series. Game three is tomorrow.


 

3. SQUIRREL PROOF BINS

A wildlife expert says that damage caused to new green bins is the work of squirrels and not raccoons. The city will not replace them, — at a cost of $31 million, so an expert says you can try putting hot sauce on the bin as a deterrent. That’s gonna smell nice in the yard this summer.


 

4. SHOPPERS WEED MART

Loblaws president Galen Weston says that Loblaws and Shoppers Drug Mart are preparing to sell medicinal marijuana when its legalized. Pharmacists are currently being trained.


 

5. WEEKEND SUBWAY CLOSURE

Line 2 is closed from Bathurst to Jane tomorrow and Sunday.


 

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WEEKEND EVENTS:

There’s lots to do in Toronto this weekend. The Raptors and Jays are both in action. Canadian Music Week continues with bands playing all over the city and Captain American: Civil War opens in theatres.