5 Things You Need to Know: May 5, 2016

Today's top stories

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Firefighters battling the Fort McMurray wildfires say it’s like spitting on a campfire. 10 thousand hectares of land have been torched, more than 16-hundred structures have been destroyed. Read the latest updates here.

Image via Toby Reith, CBC News

 

High Grad Rates for Simcoe Catholic Students

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Are you smarter than a Simcoe County Catholic student; the grad rate at Simcoe Muskoka Catholic Schools is higher than the provincial average.

Today’s Emergency Preparedness Tip

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For some, lightning storms are fun to watch and listens, but they can be dangerous. Safety tips when lightning strikes and a special tool you should have in your glove box as we continue our series of special reports for Emergency Preparedness Week.

Investigation Into Friday’s Shooting Continues

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Barrie Police several ‘persons of interest’ in last Friday’s shooting on Edgehill Drive. Get the latest information on the shooting suspects still at large here.

Door-to-Door Mail Service Under Review

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A federal government committee starts another review today of door-to-door mail delivery – whether Canada post should be cutting it. A final report expected by the end of the summer.