Daily digest: five things you need to know

Pamela Anderson and Morrissey. (Screenshot)

Pamela Anderson and Morrissey. (Screenshot)

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Here’s a roundup of news and other tidbits to get you started today.

1. Couple loses, finds $50M winning ticket

Hakeem Norisu and wife Abiola Hakeem claim their $50-million Lotto Max prize at the OLG offices in Toronto on Monday, June 2, 2014. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

A seriously lucky Brampton, Ont., couple claimed their $50-million Lotto Max jackpot Monday.

They had lost the winning ticket for about two months, but it was later found by a good Samaritan in their church parish, allowing them to claim the big prize.

They have no immediate plans for the money.

2. ‘Female’ hurricanes kill more people, study says

A new study suggests that people unconsciously take storms with female names less seriously, resulting in more deaths.

According to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, even if you factor in storm strength, Atlantic hurricanes with female names caused five times more deaths than those with male names.

The study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday.


3. Pamela Anderson, Morrissey team up

Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson appears in a new video for singer and fellow animal rights activist Morrissey.

The video is for his spoken word piece, Earth Is the Loneliest Planet.



4. Take this Stanley Cup quiz

Chicago Blackhawks centre Dave Bolland celebrates with the Stanley Cup during a rally in Chicago in this June 28, 2013, file photo.

The Kings-Rangers' Game 1 is not until tomorrow night, but in the meantime here’s a little Stanley Cup quiz to tide you over during this NHL lull.


5. Ontario election debate tonight

For the first time in this election, all three leaders of Ontario’s major political parties will formally face off on the issues tonight.

The debate, which is being hosted by TVO’s Steve Paikin and aired by CBC, begins at 6:30 p.m. (ET).

Follow along in our live coverage tonight, and tomorrow on Canoe.ca we'll be hosting a live chat where you can weigh in on what you thought of the debate.


BONUS: Happy birthday, SkyDome

Toronto's SkyDome, now called the Rogers Centre, was officially opened with a concert 25 years ago today.

The home of the Blue Jays and the Argonauts took about 2.5 years to build. Here's how it went down.

- With files from Reuters and QMI Agency


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