5 Things You Need to Know Today: June 30, 2016

Today's top stories

It’s Almost Canada Day!!!


What’s open, what’s closed and where are the fireworks? Click here to find out!

Postal Disruption Looms Large


There could be a strike or lockout at Canada Post come Sunday. Talks, which have been going on since December, have not been going well. Read more here.


Beach Advisories for Simcoe County, Muskoka, Haliburton

Barrie Centennial Beach 1 (Dan)

Before you hit the beach, be sure to check if any advisories have been posted. Get the full list here.

Summer Spending Down in Canada


(Photo by KMR Photography via Flickr)

CIBC survey finds Canadians will spend about 25% less on summer things this year compared to last; maxing out at around $1300 for trips and summer toys like barbecues and sports equipment.


Sign of the times…

The swimsuit competition at this year’s Miss Teen USA Pageant will be replaced with an athletic wear competition to celebrate women’s strength, confidence and beauty.