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5 things you need to know this morning: Jan. 23, 2023

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Investigators search for answers after Monterey Park mass shooting

Investigators continue to search for answers, and a motive, after a mass shooting near Los Angeles claimed 10 lives this weekend. The suspect has been identified as Huu Can Tran, a 72-year-old man who took his own life once surrounded by police on Sunday.

2. Avalanche near Valemount kills one person

One person is dead after an avalanche near Valemount, located on the eastern border of BC. Police confirmed the fatality on Sunday, noting that the victim was the passenger on a snowmobile. The driver of the snowmobile was able to escape with their life. Avalanche Canada says this is the latest example of this year’s unstable snowpack.

3. Canadian Brooke Henderson wins 13th LPGA title

Brooke Henderson led from start to finish en route to her 13th LPGA title this weekend. She held the solo lead after all four rounds of the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions and finished with a four-shot victory at 16-under par on Sunday. The 25-year-old earned $225,000 for the win.

4. Police increasing presence in Ottawa as anniversary of Freedom Convoy approaches

Ottawa is bracing for potential events this coming weekend to mark the one-year anniversary of the Freedom Convoy protests that gripped the capital city last winter. That includes an increased police presence in the downtown core in the lead up to the weekend. Police said they remain committed to the safety and well-being of residents.

5. NFL playoffs down to 4 teams

After another weekend of NFL playoff action, the field vying for the Super Bowl is down to four teams. The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Cincinnati Bengals and the Philadelphia Eagles will go up against the San Francisco 49ers in the AFC and NFC Championship games next weekend, with a trip to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona on the line.

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