5 Things You Need to Know Today: Friday May 13, 2016

Today's top stories

Big Financial Boost for Advanced Cardiac Care at RVH

040421-N-8090G-001 Atlantic Ocean (Apr. 21, 2004) - Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Flowers administers chest compressions to a simulated cardiac arrest victim during drills aboard the conventional powered aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). Kennedy is completing final Carrier Qualifications (CQ) prior to her upcoming scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Nicholas Garrett. (RELEASED)

Top tier cardiac care at RVH is $9.1M closer today; the provincial health minister stopped at RVH today. Read more here.

North Barrie Fire Suspicious


An overnight fire at a north Barrie construction site is suspicious. No one was hurt, but an investigation to determine the cause of the fire is underway. Read more here.


Finally! Sidewalks Coming to (Some) Streets in Innisfil

Some pitiful patches of pavement in Innisfil will get some much-needed attention this summer, with pathways being added to some streets to make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians. To find out which streets are being improved, click here.

Nine raids, 11 Arrests in Major Drug Investigation


A six month investigation by OPP, Barrie Police and South Simcoe police has come to a close. Half a million dollars worth of drugs and Read more here.

It is Blame Someone Else Day!


Also known as as a compulsive liar’s dream day! It falls on the first Friday the 13th of each year. It started in Michigan in 1982 when Anne Moeller’s alarm clock failed to go off, and she was late for numerous appointments. According to the legend,  she spent the day blaming others and making excuses for her tardiness.