5 Things You Need to Know Today: June 3, 2016

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RECALL: Granola, Energy Bars and Sunflower Seeds

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Suspected listeria contamination is affected Quaker products. Get the list of what items you should be checking for here.

 

Clerk Hurt During Convenience Store Hold-Up in South Barrie

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Barrie Police search for two men following a hold-up at the Hasty Market at Mapleview and Marsellus. Read more here.

 

Japanese Boy Found Safe

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After being left near a bear-infested forest six days ago, a seven-year-old has been found safe. His parents left him at the side of the road as a punishment for throwing rocks at cars. Authorities are yet to say whether or not the parents will face charges.

 

‘Selfie’ Statues Irks Residents Of Texas Town

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Part of a collection donated from a local artist is being criticized. Locals say it promotes a narcissistic society. Read more here.

 

Soil From Vimy Ridge Arrives in Barrie Today

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An urn filled with soil from the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917 arrives in Barrie today with an OPP escort. The soil was collected from the battleground in France where many Canadian soldiers fought and died (many had been trained at Base Borden a year earlier). The soil will be incorporated next into a memorial wall at Base Borden marking the 100th anniversary of the base.