5 Things You Need to Know Today: August 23, 2016

Today's top stories

Barrie is getting a share in nearly $1.4B in federal transit funding

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Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Wynne met with Mayor Jeff Lehman at the Barrie Transit work yard to make the announcement today. The city will get just over $4 million for 13 new buses and 6 specialized buses for the fleet. Read more here.

Cost Of Licence Sticker Rising

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Six years ago a sticker cost $74, but as of September 1st it will cost you $120, up from the current $108. Read more here.

A ‘Sentimental Journey’ Back To World War II


It’s old. It’s rickety. But it was in its prime during World War II. A restored B-17 Bomber is on display this week at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport. I was fortunate enough to get a ride in it Monday. Read more here.

Cyberbullies Likely To Be Close Friends

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A study of 800 students, in grades 8 through 12 has revealed some interesting things about cyberbullying. Girls are twice as likely to be victims as boys, and 17% reported they had experienced cyberbullying the week before the study was done. Read more here.

The Internet is 25 years old today


Happy birthday to the world wide web! August 23, 1991 is when the public gained access to the world wide web for the first time.

Main image via Tim Patterson