5 Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday May 26, 2016

Today's top stories

PETITION TO AWARD GORD DOWNIE WITH ORDER OF CANADA GAINING STEAM

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(Photo by Moyia Pellow via Flickr)

Recognizing outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation, do you think Gord Downie deserves the Order of Canada? The petition on Change.Org is gaining steam with over 800 signatures. Read more here!

 

THREE BARRIE ROADS RANK AMONG WORST IN CAA CENTRAL REGION

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No roads from Simcoe County or Muskoka made the top ten list in the province– but the good news is Belleville and Toronto have it worse as far as road conditions go! Read more here.

 

STRONG STATEMENT AGAINST PAYING HOSTAGE RANSOMS EXPECTED AT G7

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(Photo by KMR Photography via Flickr)

An agreement among G7 nations is expected to stop paying hostage ransoms which go to support extremist groups. Read more here.

 

More Barrie Central Memories: Mayor Jeff Lehman

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Former NHL referee Ron Hoggarth and Mayor Jeff Lehman shared their Barrie Central Collegiate memories…. Listen here.

 

MICROSOFT BANNING ‘BAD’ PASSWORDS

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Microsoft is making it harder for hackers to get at your personal information. Read more here.