May 25, 2023

By: Chris McLeod


5 Things You Need To Know

May 25th is the 145th day of the year. There are 220 days remaining until the end of the year.

Today is Community Living Chatham-Kent Day at Boston Pizza.

Dine in, take out or delivery – 10% of all sales will be donated to Community Living.

May is Community Living Month in Ontario.

Tonight is Trivia Night at Sons of Kent in support of Rise House International.

Cost is $20 per person at the door. Trivia begins at 7pm with some awesome prizes to be won.

Tina Turner died yesterday at her home in Switzerland, after a long illness. She was 83 years old.

Tina rose to fame in the 1960s as part of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, with her husband Ike Turner.

After escaping Ike’s abuse in 1976, she did what she had to do to survive, before her solo career took off with her 1984 album Private Dancer, featuring the hits What’s Love Got to Do with It, Better Be Good to Me, and the title track.

Tina sold 200 million albums and won eight Grammys. At 56, she was hired as the face/legs of a $20 million campaign for Hanes pantyhose.

Tina credited her legendary stamina to exercise, eating well, and never smoking, drinking, or doing drugs.

The Florida Panthers are off to the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Panthers eliminated the Carolina Hurricanes in four straight games to advance. The winning goal in last nights clincher was scored with 4 seconds left. After just getting into the playoffs, Florida has booted the top ranked Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and now the Hurricanes. Tilbury raised Brandon Montour has been a big part of the Panthers success.

This will be Florida’s first Stanley Cup Final in 27 years, they were swept by Colorado in 1996, their only other trip to the final.

The Panthers will play the Vegas Golden Knights or the Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup Final. Vegas leads that series 3-0, game 4 is tonight.

France is the first country in the world to ban domestic flights where cities are linked by train with travel time of two and a half hours or less.

This is being done to fight climate change. It means that flights between Paris, Nantes, Bordeaux and Lyons will be shut down.

To put it in perspective, flights between Toronto and Hamilton, as well as between Kitchener and Waterloo would be banned if this were adopted in Canada.

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