5 Things You Need to Know Today: July 28, 2016

Today's top stories

Office Work Rivals Smoking In Causing Premature Deaths


(Photo by John Pablo Olmo via Flickr)

Scientists say working in an office is as bad as smoking, causing more deaths than obesity. But their study in The Lancet also says an hour of exercise will offset the risks. Read more here.


What We’d Look Like If We Were Designed To Survive A Car Crash

Graham 1

(Photo by Transport Accident Commission)

Meet Graham. He was designed to help people understand the importance of designing safer roadways. Read more here.


North Barrie Goes To The Movies

Cineplex North Barrie (COB)

We got a sneak peek last night at the new Cineplex complex in north Barrie. It has eight auditoriums and opens Friday!!! Read more here.


Officer Sentenced To 6 Years Jail Following Yatim Shooting Death


A sentencing today at a Toronto courtroom found Toronto Police Constable James Forcillo guilty of the attempted murder of Sammy Yatim,  shot on a Toronto streetcar. He was sentenced to six years behind bars. Read more here.


Barrie Boy Accused Of Pumping and Dashing


Think you can outsmart the cops? Think again. A 23-year-old has been charged following a series of gas-and-dashes. He was driving a vehicle without license plates. Read more here.


Main image via Yusuke Umezawa