5 Things You Need to Know… Tuesday April 5, 2016

The Biggest News Stories Today

1. At Least 350 Canadians Named in Panama Papers Leak

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After 11.5 million records were leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, at least 350 Canadians will be under investigation for using foreign shell companies to evade taxes. This represents up to $7.8 billion in lost revenue for the Canadian government.

 

2. Shipping Container Houses Coming to Barrie?

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Barrie City Council will consider allowing builders to use worn out shipping containers in housing and other projects. They’re cheaper than prefab, available and fireproof. Watch for public meetings on this.

 

3. Council’s Letter to Laurentian

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Council is also sending a letter to Laurentian University with carbon copies going to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and MPP Anne Hoggarth asking that students be allowed to finish their programs before Laurentian packs up and leaves town. That, or provide financial compensation to help cover the costs of relocation

 

4. Steven Avery’s Lawyer Says There’s A New Murder Suspect

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With Season 2 on the horizon, Steven Avery’s lawyers have pointed to a new murder suspect; an Arizona man who Halbach phoned twice before she was killed. The suspect was imprisoned in 2015 for multiple sex crimes.

 

5. Text With 911

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Text with 911 is now available to Bradford and Innisfil residents. South Simcoe Police have set up the service for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired. Their cell phones need to be registered with their wireless carrier in order to use the service.