5 Things You Need to Know Today: August 26, 2016

Today's top stories

UPDATE: Dine n Dash Suspects Caught; have returned to settle bill

Barrie Police New Cruiser (COB)

Justice was served for the waitress from the Locker Room stuck with a $100 bill after a dine-and-dash. Two of the suspects were arrested and charged with Fraudulently Obtaining Food, and returned to the restaurant to pay the bill. Three others remain outstanding. Read more here.

RCMP Musical Ride Featured At Barrie Fair

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The Musical Ride takes place at 11:30am and 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday at the Barrie fair. it is free with your admission to the grounds. Read more here.

Stephen Harper Riding Off Into The Sunset


A former Prime Minister is hanging up his hat. MP Stephen Harper tweeted out a video this morning, announcing that he’d be stepping down from his roll as MP for Calgary Heritage. Read more here.

Last Ditch Effort This Weekend To Avert Postal Disruption


A federal mediator is stepping in to try to sort out the postal dispute before end of day Sunday. Still, she said Canadians need to be prepared for a potential wok stoppage come Monday.  Read more here.

Is THIS The Colonel’s Secret Recipe?


A photo of a handwritten note stuck in a scrapbook held by Colonel Sanders’ nephew has been printed in the Chicago Tribune. On it, is an 11-spice blend including salt, thyme, basil and white pepper. Read more here.