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. FINAL TRAGICALLY HIP SHOW
If you couldn’t get tickets for the Tragically Hip this summer. The CBC will be broadcasting their final show at the K Rock Centre in The Hips hometown of Kingston on August 20th. It is sure to be an emotional night since Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The new Tragically Hip album Man Machine Poem is out today.
— CBC News (@CBCNews) June 17, 2016
2. WEEKEND EVENTS/SUBWAY CLOSURE
There is lots to do this Fathers Day weekend in Toronto. NXNE takes over the Portlands with Ghostface Killah tonight and Father John Misty tomorrow. BBQ Fest is on at Woodbine Beach. Taste of Little Italy takes over College Street. Great Heart Festival is on at Trinity Bellwoods and the 28th annual Dragon Boat Festival is happening at Centre Island on Lake Ontario. There is also a weekend subway closure on line 1 from St Clair West to Downsview tomorrow and Sunday.
Cigarettes are to festivals what cigarettes are to prison life
— FARMER JAH MISERY (@fatherjohnmisty) June 3, 2016
3. ANTI ISLAMAPHOBIA
Anti Islamaphobia ads in the city are getting a lot of attention. The city sponsored ads feature a white man telling a woman wearing a headscarf to go back from where she came. She responds with “Where…North York?”
OH EM GEE! Bus ads in Toronto! My city! The city of my heart! pic.twitter.com/WYQc20FA0i
— [roopa cheema] (@RadRoopa) June 15, 2016
4. DISTRACTED DRIVING
#PutThePhoneDown is trending. The Province released a startling PSA about the dangers of distracted driving.
— Kathleen Wynne (@Kathleen_Wynne) June 16, 2016
5. I’M HAVING A BABY
Today was my last day waking up at the crack of dawn for a little while as I start maternity leave today! I’m terrified but truly can’t wait to meet my son. Thanks so much for reading the 5 Things daily. Talk to you in 2017. Much love, Candice.
Last 430am alarm morning selfie before maternity leave. I get to sleep in till the little one comes. Yay! pic.twitter.com/VNHOwJitSN
— Candice Indie88 (@Candice_Indie88) June 17, 2016