5 Things You Need to Know Today: May 19, 2016

Today's top stories

1. Water Quality Gets a Thumbs Up

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Just in time for the long weekend… Everyone into the water! Beaches at Wasaga Beach, Barrie Marina get Blue Flag water quality certification. Read more here.

2. How Much to Curb Climate Change?


A new study by Toronto Star predicts that climate change will cost the average household $13 per moth. Read more here.


3. Veteran 60 Minutes Reporter Morley Safer Has Died

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Morley Shafer was 84 and spent over half a century telling stories. Read more here.


4. List Getting shorter for Canadian Woman on Banknote

Agnes MacPhail, Canada's first woman Member of Parliament in 1921, is shown in this undated photo. Women first won the right to run for the House of Commons in 1920 and the next year, Agnes McPhail became the first female MP. THE CANADIAN PRESS/files

Have you placed your vote yet to decide which Canadian woman will be the first to appear on a banknote? Read more here.


5. Barrie Police Home Safe Run is Today


3rd annual Home Safe Run is today, which aims to raise awareness of the police Vulnerable Persons registry and for Autism and Alzheimers programs in Simcoe County. Read more here.