5 Things You Need to Know: July 21, 2016

Today's Top Stories

Risk Of Heat Illnesses High Today


We hope you drank lots of water! Extreme heat is putting people at risk- especially the young or elderly. Read more here.

Cooling Centres

Hot AC

(Photo by Michael Gil via Flickr)

From libraries to YMCA’s and even malls, here are places people without AC can go to escape the heat. Get the full list here.

Springwater Firefighters Needed Backup Near Elmvale

Springwater Fire Truck

A structure fire is never something you want to deal with, even less so in 30+ degree weather. But that’s just what happened in Springwater this morning. Listen here.


Sleepy Driver Charged Following North-end Barrie Crash

Barrie Police HQ 1 (Dan)

A 21-year-old has been charged for careless driving. Police say he fell asleep and drove off the road at Georgian Drive this morning at 7:00am. Passengers suffered minor injuries. Read more here.


Are Your Smoke Alarms In Place? Are They Working?


More concern raised about non-use and improper use of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms after this week’s townhouse fire on Owen Street in Barrie. Read more here.

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