Thursday March 06, 2014
Madely's Top 5
5. The new Sen
Former Edmonton Oiler Ales Hemsky made his Sens debut in Calgary last night, fresh from Tuesday's two goals against Ottawa in Edmonton. It didn't help save the Sens from a 4-1 loss to the Flames. Hemsky was acquired for a third and fifth round draft pick and Edmonton will pick up half of his $5.5 million salary this season. The Sens retained Chris Phillips with a two-year $5 million extension. The Sens play next in Winnipeg Saturday afternoon at 3. Ottawa remains three points behind Detroit in the wild card race after the Red Wings loss to the Devils, however Detroit has a game in hand.
4. Referendum in Crimea
A referendum on the status of Crimea will be held March 16, according to the region's deputy prime minister. Crimeans in Ukraine will be asked to decide if they want an autonomous republic that would stay part of Ukraine or join Russia. The Russians, in the meantime, have secured almost every transportation corridor leading in and out of Crimea.
3. Quebec in election mode
A Quebec independence referendum is the last thing the incumbent P.Q. government wants to talk about as the campaign for the April 7th election gets underway. Within hours of the election call, all three main party leaders staked out their turf. Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard accused Ms. Marois of trying to hide her true agenda of creating winning conditions for an independence vote. Marois avoided questions and met with workers outside the Alcoa aluminum smelter in Deschambault.
2. Allan Rock set to speak
After two days of silence on the issue, University of Ottawa President Allan Rock is set to hold a news conference at 10 this morning on the U of O campus. Questions are being raised over the three week delay between an alleged sexual assault incident involving members of the Gee Gee's men's hockey team and a complaint being brought to the attention of Thunder Bay Police. An external review is being conducted for the university administration to determine whether there was an effort by team members or officials who might have known something to keep the information quiet.
1. Measles in Ottawa
Public health officials confirm a case of measles in Ottawa. This is the first reported case of measles since 2011. A student at St. Stephen Catholic School in Stittsville, who had not been immunized, apparently picked up the infection during a recent visit to the Philippines. There are no other reported cases in Ottawa, but public health officials have listed a number of areas where people might have been exposed.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - CFRA'S GETAWAY… TO HAWAII - 580 CFRA Getaways are back! We're giving away trips for two to destinations around the globe.
This CFRA Getaway takes a winner and their guest on a Hawaiian cruise, courtesy of Expedia CruiseShipCentres, Kanata, Norwegian Cruise Lines and WestJet! It's a 7 night cruise around the Hawaiian Islands with a Balcony Cabin, economy airfare for 2 from Ottawa and most meals are included!
Listen for your name. If you hear it, you have until 7:30 to call in and be eligible to win the Grand Prize.
And keep listening all day! Names will be called during Mark Sutcliffe's Chatroom in the 9 o'clock hour, Rick Gibbons' Home Page in the 2 o'clock hour and during Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition in 4 o'clock hour.
Contest closes Friday March 28th. The Grand Prize winner will be announced live on Madely in the Morning on Monday March 31st.
7:10 - Rheal Seguin, Globe and Mail' s Quebec City political correspondent, covering the PQ campaign for the April 7th election.
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A family four pack to any Ottawa 67s home game at the Canadian Tire Centre.
All of our winners this week will be entered to win:
- A 2-night weekend stay for 2 with breakfast in a king executive suite at the Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East! Enjoy great amenities and services including free parking plus the Bistro Restaurant.
8:20 - Major Simon Cote, Director of the Canada Army Run. Registration opens this morning at 9:00! The Run is on September 21.
8:40 - Rabbi Reuven Bulka. His new book is "Old Ideas for New Times".
Coming up today on CFRA:
Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition - 3p-6p --- Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition covers breaking news and updates you on what's developed in the stories you heard on the way to work this morning! From interesting short features and reporter de-briefings, to breaking business news updates, traveller's weather, interviews with newsmakers, and open phone segments to let you hear what your neighbours are saying about the biggest stories of the day.