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

Today's top stories

Bear Watching in Barrie


A bear entered a residential area in South Barrie. Police responded to the call, but the search was cancelled after the bear was seen entering a forested area. Read more here.

Outrage After Shooting of Gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo

A 17-year-old Gorilla was shot to deal at the Cincinnati Zoo after a child fell into the enclosure. A petition with over 2,000 signatures so far condemns the decision made by the Zoo and the Cincinnati police. The gorilla appeared to be protecting the child. Read more here.


Barrie Transit Changes

Barrie Transit

Increased service has been added to Barrie Transit to accommodate shift workers and make more train connections. See the revised schedule here.


Revenue Canada Scam Heats Up Again
Phone Call - flickr

Canada Revenue scam is back. Police are reminding residents that they do not collect money on behalf of the CRA. Kool FM News Anchor Brett Glover recorded a call he received from a scammer, demanding cash and making threats. Listen here.


Wynne Addresses Residential School Brutalities

Premier Kathleen Wynne

Premier Kathleen Wynne apologized today on behalf of the Government of Ontario for the brutalities committed for generations at residential schools and the continued harm this abuse has caused to Indigenous cultures, communities, families and individuals. The province released an action plan today — developed working closely with Indigenous partners — that will help Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples move forward in a spirit of reconciliation.