5 things to know on Monday, February 15, 2016
Published Monday, February 15, 2016 6:30AM EST
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Here are the five things you need to know this Monday: a Quebec police officer was killed in the line of duty; the federal government is wrapping up consultations ahead of the missing and murdered indigenous women inquiry; a homophobic slur written on a Valentine's Day card is being investigated; the Western Conference beat the Eastern Conference in the NBA all-star game; and several Canadians are in the running for Grammys being handed out tonight.
1. Killed in the line of duty: Quebec provincial police have identified the officer who was shot and killed in Lac-Simon as 26-year-old Thierry Leroux. He had been on the police force for six months. The alleged shooter, who was also found dead, left behind a Facebook message in French with an apology to friends.
2. March for women: Sombre marches were held across Canada Sunday to remember the country's missing and murdered indigenous women. It's been more than 20 years since the first Women's Memorial March was held in Vancouver. This year's rally comes as the government wraps up consultations with communities ahead of an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.
3. Slur investigated: An Edmonton business that sells party supplies says it is investigating after an employee at one of its store posted a photo of a Valentine for him that was defaced with a homophobic slur.
4. All-Star: Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and earned game MVP honours in leading the Western Conference to a 196-173 victory over the East in the 65th NBA all-star game on Sunday in Toronto. Rapper Drake helped kick off the game with player introductions and Sting performed his classic hits during the halftime show.
5. Grammys: The Grammys are being held tonight with several Canadians in the running for major awards. The Weeknd, Drake and Justin Bieber are among the Canuck artists with more than 20 combined nominations. To get you prepared, here’s a rundown of the seven things to expect at this year’s show.