5 Things You Need to Know Today: August 12, 2016

Today's top stories

Child Left In Vehicle In Barrie Parking Lot


A 23-month old was left in a vehicle outside the Sobey’s parking lot yesterday. A passerby heard cries and managed to free them from the car and attend to them until paramRead more here.


Hot Nights May Be More Dangerous Than Hot Days

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Nightime temperatures, in recent years, have increased at a faster rate that daytime highs. Without night time for your body to recuperate from extreme heat, heath experts warn that hot nights could be even more dangerous than days. Read more here.


Local Hospitals Win Big At Hockey Night in Simcoe County


Thanks to everyone who came out to support this great event, which raised over $200,000 for local hospitals! Read more here.


Canadian Women Continue to Rock, with Medal for Rowing

After disappointment in London, when they didn’t qualify for the finals, Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee placed second in the lighweight women’s double skulls at Rio 2016.

Beach Advisories – 2 more Simcoe County beaches posted 

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All the beach closures and advisories you need to be aware of before hitting the water. Get the full list here.

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