5 Things You Need to Know Today: June 7, 2016

Today's top stories

City council gives tentative approval to new high school in south Barrie


The latest site plan, for 225 Prince William Way, has been tentatively approved by the Simcoe County District School Board. Read more here.


Terror threat in France thwarted


125 kilograms of TNT were among the items intended for terror purposes that French police recovered after arresting a Frenchman in the Ukraine. As many as 16 attacks were intended for the Euro 2016 Soccer Tournament.


Canadians opting for cheaper, less healthy foods


With cauliflower prices rising to $8 a head last winter, Canadians are giving up fruits and veggies for cheaper, and less healthy options. Read more here.

Lifeguards in Orillia issue challenge to Mayor

To raise awareness for drownings and water-related deaths, lifeguards in Orillia have issued a challenge to Mayor Clarke. Check it out here!


Mural encourages graffiti to stop graffiti


A Barrie Mac’s Convenience Store is getting a facelift. This project is aimed at reducing crime and beautifying the neighbourhood.


Main image via Moyan Brenn