5 Things You Need to Know Today: July 8, 2016

Today's top stories

Astronomer Finds Planet With Multiple Suns


With a temperature of about 580C, astronomers have found a planet with not two, but three suns. Read more here. 


Two Mac’s Store Hold-Ups In Barrie


Armed with a handgun, two men are responsible for not one- but two- Mac’s holdups just after 6am on Thursday. Read more here.


Police And Transit Officers Shot, 5 Dead in Dallas

Five police and transit officers are dead, seven more wounded along with two civilians, attacked by snipers last night during demonstrations in Dallas against this week’s police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. Read more here. 


Barrie Historical Archive Getting Back On Their Feet After Plumbing Woes

Barrie Water Tower (COB) After flooding destroyed much of their material, the Barrie Historical Archive is asking for the communities help to get back on their feet. Read more here.  

First Canadian Male to Reach Grand Slam in Tennis


Canada’s Milos Raonic has become the first Canadian male to reach a Grand Slam tennis final. He beat Roger Federer in a semifinal match today at Wimbledon to advance to Sunday’s final against either Andy Murray or Tomas Berdych


Main image via THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Alastair Grant