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5 things you need to know this morning: June 19, 2024

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Baseball legend Willie Mays dies at 93

Dynamic baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays, who had all-time great statistics and made arguably the most famous catch in MLB history in the 1954 World Series, has died. The legend passed away “peacefully and among loved ones” at the age of 93 on Tuesday, his son Michael Mays said.


2. Boy, 6, struck and killed by school bus north of Toronto

A tragic incident in Vaughan, north of Toronto, has claimed the life of a six-year-old boy this morning. Police said the child was struck by a school bus and killed.


3. Halifax brewery facing lawsuit over botched beer

A Halifax brewery called Think Brewing has been sued by Moncton-based Good Robot Brewing for allegedly screwing up the recipe for tens of thousands of cans of beer. Good Robot says their plans for a successful relaunch hinged on the beer, which was botched.


4. WestJet cancelling dozens of flights as mechanic strike looms

Unionized maintenance engineers at WestJet are preparing to go on strike and that has led to dozens of flight cancellations. The company said in a statement that it plans to cancel 40 flights, which would affect around 6,500 passengers.


5. Arrest made in connection to Toronto road rage incident

After footage of an apparent road rage incident that showed a person threatening another driver with a knife went viral, an arrest has been made. Police say 21-year-old Ajax resident Rishabh Barua was arrested shortly after the incident on Sunday.



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