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5 things you need to know this morning: June 20, 2024

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

Five things you need to know

1. Wife of Toronto gunman says he wasn’t evil, but ‘broken’ by fraud dispute

The man who shot two people to death before turning the gun on himself in the Toronto area on Monday was not evil, his wife says. Alisa Pogorelovsky said he was “broken” by a fraud dispute with the two victims that had cost their family their life savings and house.


2. WestJet mechanics’ strike reportedly averted

After cancelling a number of flights in anticipation of a potential mechanics’ strike, WestJet and the union representing said mechanics will resume talks instead. Set to walk off the job as early as Thursday night, the mechanics’ union has rescinded its strike notice.


3. Parkour tourists damage UNESCO World Heritage site in Italy

A London-based parkour group is getting plenty of backlash after damaging a building in the Italian city of Matera. Matera has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993.


4. Report finds that extreme heat causes nearly 500 deaths a year in Quebec

A new report published by the National Institute for Scientific Research has found that high temperatures in the spring and summer months are linked to an estimated 470 deaths. Beyond the mortalities, it's also linked to 225 hospitalizations, 36,000 ER visits and 7,200 ambulance trips, which puts a strain on the province’s struggling healthcare system.


5. Marge Simpson’s likeness found in ancient Egyptian coffin

It’s been a long-running joke that The Simpsons has predicted countless events before they happened, even if some of them may be a bit of a stretch. Now, the internet is grappling with a different perspective as Marge Simpson’s likeness was discovered inside an ancient Egyptian coffin.



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