5 Things You Need to Know Today: July 29, 2016

Today's top stories

Kempenfest 2016 – A Little Smaller, But Just As Big

Due to construction on the waterfront, there are fewer vendors this year. But considering the sunny forecast and great lineup of bands (starting with Lighthouse presented by Rock95 tonight) , it will be better than ever! Listen here for more info.

Province to Merge Cap-And-Trade Fees With Delivery Costs on Hydro Bills

Hydro Poles Power Lines

If you’re looking for a little clarity on your hydro bill, you’re going to have to look harder.  Opposition members are calling the “Cap-And-Trade” system a cash grab, and are saying that Liberals are trying to bury the evidence by not including a separate entry on your bill. Read more here.

Mystery of the Flickering Star Solved After Over Four Decades

A 40 year old mystery has finally been solved. Turns out a star which flickers every 1.97 seconds is actually two! Read more here.

Civic Holiday – What’s Open and Closed


Most grocery stores and 404 LCBO’s will be open on Monday, but child care centers, libraries and government offices will be closed. Get the full listing here.

Fire danger ratings for Simcoe County, Muskoka


Planning on having a fire this weekend? Before you do, please check here to make sure it is safe (and legal!) to do so in your area.