East Algoma OPP is investigating a sudden death in Elliot Lake after a 66 year old was found at a residence.  Foul play is not suspected and the OPP and coroner’s office are carrying out the investigation.

A funding announcement by Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund is scheduled for tomorrow for Manitoulin. MP Carol Hughes will be on hand with United Way Centraide North-East for the announcement, which will assist local organizations. The fund is a one-time investment to help community service organizations adapt, modernize, and build sustainability. The public is invited to the announcement, which will take place at 1pm at the Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands Public Library.

Four people were killed in a car crash early Tuesday on B.C.’s Highway 1. Authorities have identified the deceased as BC Wildfire Service sub-contractors who were travelling home after assisting with fire suppression efforts near Vanderhoof, in the Prince George Fire Centre. Police said the collision happened around 2 a.m, about 70 kilometres west of Kamloops. The crash was between a semi-tractor trailer and a Ford F-350 pickup truck. The semi caught on fire, but the driver was able to escape. All four occupants of the pickup were pronounced dead at the scene.

Thousands of people gathered in cities across the country yesterday for competing protests about the way schools instruct sexuality and gender identity and how teachers refer to transgender youth. Protesters accused schools of exposing young students to “gender ideology,” and said parents have the right to know whether their children are questioning their gender identity. Counter-demonstrators accused protesters of importing culture wars and trying to deny students important lessons about inclusion and respect for gender-diverse people.

92 year old Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as the chairman of Fox Corp and News Corp, ending a more than seven-decade career during which he created a media empire spanning from Australia to the United States. His son, Lachlan Murdoch, will become the sole chairman of News Corp and continue as the chair and CEO of Fox. The news comes just months after Murdoch scrapped a plan that would have reunited his media empire by merging Fox and News Corp. Murdoch, who has near-controlling stakes in both the companies, will be appointed chairman emeritus of both the companies.

In Sports:

In the Major Leagues, the Toronto Blue Jays had a 6-1 win over the Yankees in New York last night, making 5 wins in a row for the team. They will wrap up the series tonight, first pitch is at 7:05.  

In NFL News, 32 year old Quebec native Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has officially announced his retirement from professional football. Duvernay-Tardif played six NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2014 to 2019, and then parts of two seasons, in 2021 and 2022, with the New York Jets. He received his medical degree from McGill in 2018 and then opted out of the 2020 season to volunteer at a Quebec long-term care facility during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Duvernay-Tardif was one of five athletes recognized as “Sportsperson of the by Sports Illustrated in 2020.

In the NOJHL, the French River Rapids are in Sudbury tonight to face the Cubs, game starts at 7:05.