5 Things You Need to Know: April 22, 2016

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World Leaders Meet for Earth Day


It is Earth Day. World leaders are in New York City signing the Paris Climate Change Accord, designed to ensure countries keep their emission reduction commitments. Canada’s commitment is a 30 per cent reduction by 2030.


Community Clean Up Events Across Our Region


Residents of Barrie and Collingwood are in spring cleaning mode this weekend. Spring Into Clean days run through the weekend in Barrie; today is Community Clean-Up Day in Collingwood. For more information, click here.


When It Comes to Weightloss, “Helpful” Advice May Not Be So Helpful After All


A Florida study suggests nagging kids about their weight may backfire; that it may cause those kids to gain weight. Second study found getting out of your chair for 71 minutes a day can help trim your waistline. Read more here.



The World Lights Up Purple for Prince… Cause of Death Still TBD


Sports stadiums across North America were lit up in purple Thursday night, thousands attended impromptu street parties in tribute to Prince, who died Thursday at age 57. An autopsy will be conducted today to determine a cause of death.


Game 2 of OHL Eastern Conference Playoffs This Saturday


Barrie Colts allowed 3 goals in 68 seconds in the third period and lost Game 1 of the OHL Eastern Conference Final to Niagara by a score of 3-2. Game 2 is Saturday night at BMC