5 Things You Need to Know Today: July 13, 2016

Today's top stories

Charges Laid Against Motorcycle Rider With 3 Year Old On Board

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A 55 year old Barrie man has been charged with Child Endangerment and Dangerous Driving after he was caught riding with a 3-year-old on board. Read more here.

Waypoint Addresses Union Concerns About Employee Safety


Waypoint has responded to an ad campaign launched on behalf of workers about conditions at the facility. Read more here.


Canada Revenue Scam Clogging OPP Phone Lines

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The OPP are receiving hundreds of calls a day from people who’ve been contacted by CRA scammers. Unless you’ve lost money in this manner the OPP would prefer you let the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre know you’ve received such a call.  Read more here.


What if your thoughts could be your computer and online password?

The BioSense lab at University of California thinks it may be onto something with this – a technology they call PassThoughts. They use a person’s brainwaves to identify them. The PassThought could be a song you sing in your mind – something that isn’t easily forgotten – and can achieve 99% accuracy for authentication. PassThoughts would be captured using a telephone like headset that detects electrical activity in your brain.


Burls Creek Special Events Permit Approved

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Township of Oro-Medonte Council has approved a Special Events Permit for 92-acres of land at Burl’s Creek Event Centre. In doing so, it also advised Burl’s Creek officials there will be heftier fines if bylaws breached. Residents attending a special council meeting today complained of excessive noise and breaches of bylaws last year. Others told council they felt events last year went well and had a positive economic impact on the community.