5 Things You Need to Know Today: August 23, 2016

Today's top stories

Barrie is getting a share in nearly $1.4B in federal transit funding

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Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Wynne met with Mayor Jeff Lehman at the Barrie Transit work yard to make the announcement today. The city will get just over $4 million for 13 new buses and 6 specialized buses for the fleet. Read more here.
 

Cost Of Licence Sticker Rising

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Six years ago a sticker cost $74, but as of September 1st it will cost you $120, up from the current $108. Read more here.
 

A ‘Sentimental Journey’ Back To World War II

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It’s old. It’s rickety. But it was in its prime during World War II. A restored B-17 Bomber is on display this week at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport. I was fortunate enough to get a ride in it Monday. Read more here.
 

Cyberbullies Likely To Be Close Friends

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A study of 800 students, in grades 8 through 12 has revealed some interesting things about cyberbullying. Girls are twice as likely to be victims as boys, and 17% reported they had experienced cyberbullying the week before the study was done. Read more here.
 

The Internet is 25 years old today

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Happy birthday to the world wide web! August 23, 1991 is when the public gained access to the world wide web for the first time.

Main image via Tim Patterson