5 Things You Need to Know: April 26, 2016

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Simcoe County Makes Top 5

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Simcoe County has climbed into the top five of communities in Ontario diverting waste from landfill sites the diversion rate in the county is 59 per cent; the county is number one in terms of blue box recycling at 87 per cent.

 

Tom Hanks Not A Fan of The Donald

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Actor Tom Hanks not a fan of Donald trump and thinks even less of his chances of becoming President of the United States. He says that’ll happen “about the time when spaceships come down filled with dinosaurs in red capes.”

 

Pregnant Women Beware

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Canadian women may not be using popular acne medication Accutane properly. Researchers say it’s leading to pregnancy complications, miscarriages and birth defects.

 

Green Light Means Go

So, they have given up trying to get people to stop texting as they walk down the street in Augsberg Germany. Instead, they’ve started embedding traffic lights in the sidewalks so texters don’t have to look up to know the light is red.

 

Trudeau’s Vow to The Philippinesridsdell

Prime Minister Trudeau has vowed to help The Philippines government track down the militants responsible for the killing Monday of Canadian hostage John Ridsdel and still holding another Canadian, Robert Hall. Both taken captive last fall from a resort. Read more here.