Mix 96-5 Fast Five – 5 Things to know before starting your day:
Grand Opening day for Ikea Halifax – the store will welcome its first customers through the doors at 9 AM and its reported that the lineup (which started last evening) is already estimated to be over 1500 people deep with the line looping around the building – which is as large as 4 football fields! Ikea Halifax is the most sustainable Ikea store in Canada. Police are asking people to carpool to the store if they’re going to check it out in the next few days.
Canadians Want Pot Brownies – A new study by Dalhousie University to gauge Canadians perception of recreational marijuana use as a food ingredient when its legalized next July shows 68% support the impending legalization and nearly half of all Canadians are willing to try edibles (pot-laced baked goods.)
Twitter Gets Longer – Starting today, Twitter has extended its character limit to 280 – doubling the length of 140 that had been in place since the company was founded in 2006.
Release Date for IT – The sequel to Stephen King’s IT has a release date. The movie – which has broken a nearly 50 year old record for highest grossing horror film of all time, will be released September 6, 2019. It will take place 27 years after the first when the Losers Club are all grown up and face IT once again.
Keeping Up with the Pregnant Kardashians – So only days after unconfirmed reports from family and friends that Kylie Jenner is pregnant, last night the internet blew up over new reports that older sister Khloe is pregnant too. The 33-year-old Kardashian sister and half-sister of Kylie is apparently expecting with her 26 year old boyfriend, Cleveland Cavaliers centre Tristan Thompson.
And that’s your Fast Five!