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On May 27th the East Algoma OPP received numerous calls in relation to vandalism to public and private property in Elliot Lake.  The first call was after someone confronted two males and a female causing damage to mailboxes on Taylor Boulevard. Throughout the day numerous separate mischief occurrences occurred including spray painted graffiti on bus stops, mailboxes, public parks property, fences and personal vehicles.  On May 28th police arrested three people.  Cody Major-Zawacki, 18 from Blind River as well as a 17-year old and 16-year old both from Elliot Lake are all facing charges.

The federal government is investing nearly $1 million into Greater Sudbury’s outreach services, in order to curb overdose deaths due to opioids.  Sudbury MP Viviane Lapointe on Monday announced more than $930,000 in funding for the Go-Give Project through Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program.  With this funding, the Go-Give Project will be able to increase its capacity, and extend the range and hours of service for its existing mobile outreach service. This includes distributing food, first aid and harm reduction supplies, such as naloxone kits and inhalation supplies. 

Danielle Smith is still the premier of Alberta, surviving a vigorous campaign and a tight vote Monday against NDP challenger Rachel Notley.  Unofficial results at midnight showed Smith’s United Conservative Party elected or leading in about 50 ridings to hold majority control of the province’s 87-seat legislature.  Smith acknowledged a fierce and well-funded challenge from the NDP. She appeared alone on stage and called Notley a “loyal Albertan who loves this province.”  She promised to earn the trust of Albertans, including the hundred of thousands who did not vote for her party.

An OPP officer and a school bus driver are dead after a violent crash north of Woodstsock around 7am Monday.  According to police, an unmarked police car and a school bus collided at the intersection and both drivers died as a result of their injuries.  The officer has been identified as Det. Const. Steven Torangeau with the Huron-Perth Community Street Crime Unit, Perth County OPP Detachment West Region. He was 35 years old.

Nine people were injured Monday evening when gunfire erupted along a beach boardwalk in Hollywood, Florida, sending people frantically running for cover along the crowded beach on Memorial Day.  Several of the victims were taken to a children’s hospital. However, authorities have not yet released the ages of the victims.  The nine victims included six adults and three children are all in stable condition.  A preliminary investigation shows that an altercation between two groups resulted in gunfire, police said. One person has been detained and another suspect is being still being sought.


In the NHL, William Karlsson, William Carrier and Jonathan Marchessault are finally getting another chance in the Stanley Cup final, after the first one that came so quick for the Vegas Golden Knights.  Karlsson scored two goals and had an assist while Carrier and Marchessault also scored for the Knights in a 6-0 rout Monday night over the Stars, who had extended the West final to six games after losing the first three.  Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Golden Knights and Florida Panthers is Saturday June 3rd at 8pm. 

And in the NBA, Eastern Conference finals Most Valuable Player Jimmy Butler scored 28 points, and Caleb Martin had 26 points and 10 rebounds to help the eighth-seeded Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 103-84 in Game 7 on Monday night and advance to the NBA Finals for the second time in four seasons.  A year after losing a seventh game to the Celtics, Miami recovered from blowing a 3-0 lead in the series and advanced to face the Western Conference champion Nuggets. Game 1 is Thursday night in Denver, where the top-seeded Nuggets have been waiting since sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers on May 22.

And in tennis, Denis Shapovalov exhaled visibly as he watched Brandon Nakashima’s return sail out of play.  Nakashima’s unforced error capped a 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 win for the mercurial Shapovalov on Monday in first-round action at the French Open.  The 24-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., was the only Canadian to emerge victorious form Monday’s play at Roland Garros after Felix Auger-Aliassime and Rebecca Marino were sent to early exits.  Shapovalov will meet Italy’s Matteo Arnaldi in the second round.

And in the auto racing world, Josef Newgarden celebrated his first Indianapolis 500 win Sunday night.  He cashed in Monday at the race’s annual victory dinner.  The two-time IndyCar champ earned a record $3.666 million for the biggest win of his career, an increase of more than $500,000 over last year’s race winner, Marcus Ericsson. Newgarden’s win also extended Team Penske’s record total to 19.