5 Things You Need to Know Today: Monday, June 13, 2016

Today's top stories

University of Toronto on Lockdown


University of Toronto’s main campus is on lockdown after Toronto Police recieved two calls Monday Morning. One reported a masked man wearing all black entering the building. A second reported a man with a gun. Read more here.

Second Canadian Hostage Executed In The Philippines


After Trudeau’s refusal to pay the $16.6M ransom, captors have executed the final remaining hostage in the Philippines, Robert Hall. His family had put forth a $1.4M ransom offer which was rejected by the captors. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.


An Act Of Terror, An Act Of Hate

Orlando 2

Orlando families are still waiting for updates regarding the shooting, which left 50 dead and 53 wounded. The gunman, Omar Mateen, had expressed his hatred for gays, and called 911 to pledge allegiance to ISIS during the shooting. Read more here.


Fail To Remain Driver Sought In Barrie

Barrie Police Sign 1 (RK)

Police are asking for your help to identify a driver who crashed into a house on Timothy Lane and fled the scene. He is described as white, 20-25 years of age and between 5’10-6 feet with dark hair and a slim build. The driver was wearing a baseball hat and may have suffered facial injuries from the collision.


Women Now Make Up 40% of Wynne’s Cabinet 

Premier Kathleen Wynne

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has shuffled the deck midway through her first term. With this morning’s cabinet shuffle, women make up 40 per cent of her cabinet.  Four cabinet veterans resigned last week to make way for the new blood, including Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur, Seniors Minister Mario Sergio, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Ted McMeekin and Cabinet chair Jim Bradley.

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