Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Two 13-year-old girls have been charged with assault with a weapon after a stabbing incident north of Toronto Saturday night. Police were called to a fast-food restaurant around 8 pm for reports of a disturbance involving a group of youths. Before officers could arrive, a fight ensued and a teenaged girl was stabbed, allegedly by the 13-year-olds. The victim reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
— CTV Toronto (@CTVToronto) September 18, 2023
Clean-up has begun in Atlantic Canada in the wake of post-tropical storm Lee, which was a hurricane over open waters before downgrading as it made landfall over the weekend. Tens of thousands lost power in Halifax and the storm caused plenty of property damage, but there were no reported injuries or loss of life.
Mike Babcock’s tenure as Columbus Blue Jackets coach was brief. The club announced Sunday that Babcock had resigned from his position before being behind the bench for a game amid a controversy that surfaced last week. He’s alleged to have violated players’ privacy by asking to see photos on their phones, which was first brought to the surface by Paul Bissonnette and the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast.
The $8-million gamble that was hiring Mike Babcock blew up in the Blue Jackets' red face Sunday.@lukefoxjukebox looks at how all the drama unfolded and how the mistake has thrust the team into scramble mode ahead of an important season.— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) September 18, 2023
Members of Parliament are returning to the House of Commons today after their summer break. Housing and food prices are at the top of their mind, and it’s expected that there will be some heated debates in Ottawa surrounding those issues, along with bail reform, gun restrictions and climate change.
One person has been detained in connection to the murder of a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, who was shot to death in his patrol car over the weekend. Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, 30, was shot Saturday while on duty at an intersection near the sheriff’s station in Palmdale. He had gotten engaged just four days earlier.
A Los Angeles Sheriff's deputy was "ambushed" and killed Saturday night while in his patrol car by an unknown suspect.— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 17, 2023
Authorities suspect the deputy was targeted simply because "he was in uniform." https://t.co/QRC1J90mIg
Thumbnail photo courtesy of Pam Lovelace.