5 Things You Need to Know Today: August 16, 2016

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Flood Outlook Due To Heavy Rainfall Expected

John Proctor

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Authority officials ask that everyone exercise caution around all bodies of water. With 40-60 millimeters of rain expected in some area, flooding may occur in low lying areas although no major flooding is anticipated. Read more here.

Class Action Suit Claims Prison Inmate Rights Violated Due To Lengthy Lockdowns

Dave Nakayama

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A class action suit has been launched on behalf of prison inmates in Ontario, over lockdowns due to lack of staffing. The suit alleges the lockdowns – which can last for days, even weeks – are causing physical and psychological issues for the inmates. Read more here.

July Hottest Month – Ever


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Record-high temperatures around the world mean July was the hottest month… Ever. El Nino part of the reason for this, also man-made global warming according to climate scientists. Read more here.

Doctors Reject New Services Agreement With Province


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Ontario Doctors say they will not be pawns in what they consider the systematic dismantling of Ontario’s health care system, calling the government’s actions reckless.Read more here.

A Not So Wonderful Day In The Neigbourhood


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A Michigan couple has filed a class action suit against Pokemon Go’s creator alleging the game has turned their neighbourhood into a nightmare with blocked driveways and people trespassing on their lawns.Read more here.