5 Things You Need to Know: April 14, 2016

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Assisted Death Rules Defined

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The federal government will outline the guidelines today for assisted deaths in Canada; only ‘competent adults’ are likely to be eligible to start. Read more about that here.

 

Charges Laid on Bowmanville Zoo Owner

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The owner of the Bowmanville Zoo, east of Toronto, has been charged with animal cruelty related to a video o tiger training that emerged last fall; it appears as if a whip is being used. More info here.

 

RCMP Under Investigation

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Canada’s privacy commissioner is investigating the RCMP over possible use of a mass surveillance device to spy on Canadians; the technology mimics cell phone towers to intercept text and audio communication, as well as pinpoint a phone’s location

 

Catering For Our Four-Legged Friends

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Food trucks for dogs have become a ‘thing’ in Seattle – catering trucks specializing in treats for canines; still a rarity, dogless people occasionally misunderstand what’s going on and try to purchase something for themselves

 

Barrie Colts Leading Easter Conference Playoff Series

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The Barrie Colts can advance to the OHL Eastern Conference Final with a win tonight over the battalion in North Bay; they lead the series 3 games to none.