5 Things You Need to Know Today: August 25, 2016

Today's top stories

Widespread Quake Destruction In Italy, Myanmar


Archetectural gems from as far back as the 10th century have been obliterated, following earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar. The death toll in Italy hit 159 and workers continue to search through the rubble. Read more here.

Faulty Tray Mechanism Leads To Stroller Recall


Another stroller recall announced by Health Canada. Safety 1st  Step n Go Travel Systems Strollers owners, read more here.

Filling A Need For Knapsacks – Back To School

School Supplies

Labour of love underway for Chris Russell at Pie Wood Fired Pizza. What started four years ago with the idea of maybe filling 200 backpacks has blossomed with support from businesses in the community. This year, he’s stuffing 1400! Find out how you can help here.


Ontario Working to Close The Gender Gap

Queen's Park

Statistics Canada says the current gender wage gap in Ontario ranges from 14 – 26%.  The final report from the Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee has been released, and is being used to guide new equal opportunity policies. Read more here. 

163rd Barrie Fair Is Here


RCMP Musical Ride is among the events you can look forward to at the 163rd Annual Barrie Fair. Click here for more information.


Image via Mike Licht