5 Things You Need to Know: April 11, 2016

Today's Top Stories

  1. NDP’s Search for New Leader Begins


The federal NDP is now looking for a new leader after a majority delegates to the party’s weekend convention voted for a leadership review. Thomas Mulcair immediately announced his resignation as leader, but will stay on until a successor has been found. Read more about that here.


 2. Barrie Colts Playoffs Continues

Barrie Colts

The Barrie Colts are back in action tonight after an extended break, wrapping up an extended break after their game one victory over North Bay. Captain Michael Webster stopped by for a chat about the series. Check it out here.


3. Can Money By Happiness? Perhaps…


 Image via KMR Photography on Flickr.

Maybe money can buy happiness. Researchers at Cambridge University have found it depends on what you buy. They figured this out by comparing people’s personality traits to their spending habits. Read more about that here.


4. Innisfil Man Falls for Ticket Scam 5738398481_ae354c5b61_b

There was no happiness for an Innisfil man who forked out $700 for nine pairs of Blue Jays tickets on a buy-and-sell website. Sent the money via email money transfer. South Simcoe Police say the suspect’s email and telephone were deactivated shortly after the victim began asking where his tickets were. Police advise, when making online purchases, you make sure you have a valid item in your hand before offering any cash.


5. Batman Vs. Superman Loses #1 Spot  hqdefault

‘The Boss’ moved into the corner office at the weekend box office, shunting ‘Batman vs Superman’ to the two-spot. Zootopia was the third most popular ticket.