Get your quick daily news fix with “5 Things You Need to Know Today,” a new feature that I’ll be posting on Indie88.com after The Morning After. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest local and international stories buzzing today.
1. TRUDEAU’S FIRST BUDGET
The Federal budget is coming down tomorrow. Prime Minister Trudeau promised increased infrastructure funding and more affordable housing. Last month, the Finance Minister said the projected deficit was $18.4 billion.
Tweeting about #EarthHour is one thing. Tuesday, we'll put words into action with a budget that builds a clean economy for Canada.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 20, 2016
2. Kidnapped baby Found
The three month old who was taken in a car jacking yesterday was found safe a few hours after the Amber Alert went out. The father says he was just running into the Flea Market near Albion and Highway 27 when the car was taken with the baby in the back seat. Police are still looking for a suspect.
AMBER ALERT – UPDATE
The baby has been located safe and with the vehicle. Thank You to the media and the public for your help! ^cb
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) March 20, 2016
3. Raptors Closing in On Playoffs
The Raptors are very close to making the playoffs. They beat Orlando yesterday and now trail the Eastern Conference leading the Cavaliers by one game.
Some of the best pics from yesterday's win over Orlando. #WeTheNorth
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) March 21, 2016
4. Apple Announce New Devices Today
Apple is set to unveil three new devices, including a new iPhone today. The big Apple launch event takes place at 1pm EST. It’s rumored to be a “lite” version of the iPhone 6, similar to the iPhone 5C.
— Peter McCarthy (@petermccarthy) March 21, 2016
5. Earth Hour 2016
36,000 homes in Toronto participated in Earth Hour by turning off the lights this weekend. Toronto Hydro saw a 3.2 percent electricity dip between 8:30 and 9:30 PM Saturday.
— CBC Toronto (@CBCToronto) March 20, 2016