Monday March 10, 2014
Madely's Top 5
5. Gold at Paralympics
Canada scores its first gold medal at the Sochi Paralympics. Brian McKeever and Erik Carleton of Canmore won the men’s 20 kilometre classic visually impaired race. That puts Canada at 6 medals total, 8th in the standings. Russia leads with 21 medals. The Senators return to the Canadian Tire Centre tonight at 7:30 against Nashville on TSN 1200 and TSN TV. The Carleton Ravens captured their record 10th national crown in 12 years defeating bitter arch rivals, the Ottawa Gee Gees 79-67.
4. Carleton U security staff strike
Security staff at Carleton University are on strike. After spending the weekend at the bargaining table, talks between the university and OPSEU Local 404, representing patrol service staff, have broken off. The union says this is the first strike for special constables at a Canadian university, and 50 security officers are on strike. Garda security guards have been hired on contract during the job action. The union representing 2500 contract instructors and teaching assistants has reached a tentative settlement with the university. The university says it will stay open, and regularly scheduled classes will continue even though there is a strike although picket lines will affect vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
3. Sun chief running for PQ
The head of Sun Media has resigned his post to run for the Parti Quebecois. Media baron Pierre Karl Peladeau had denied only a month ago that he would run as a sovereigntist. He had told the Chamber of Commerce in Levis, Quebec , “I will not be running in the election. I don't want to talk about it ad infinitum, but I won't be running.” Yesterday, Premier Pauline Marois introduced her star candidate in Saint-Jerome, Quebec, where Peladeau told the crowd, "I am a sovereigntist." He said he wants to "help give his three children a country that they can be proud of."
2. Protests in Russia and Crimea
Thousands of protesters in Independence Square in Kiev swear they will take up arms to oppose Russia's military takeover of Crimea. One of them said, “We want real democracy. We want clean government. We want an end to corruption. If Russia forces a fight upon us over these ideas, I am ready to fight back.” Thousands descended on the already crowded square over the weekend protesting the Russian military takeover of Crimea. Others march through the center of Kiev flying flags from around the world, many of them Canadian. There was a large counter demonstration in Crimea as thousands flooded into Lenin Square to show their support for rejoining Russia.
1. No sign of lost jet
Vietnamese aircraft may have spotted a piece of wreckage from the missing Malaysian jet but ships below have been unable to find it. One yellow object was retrieved in the South China Sea but it is not a life raft from the plane. Meantime, an oil slick has been found by Malaysian maritime officials but it could be from many sources. It is only speculation at this point as to whether the aircraft disintegrated at 35,000 feet, and if so, why. While many speak of possible terrorism there is confirmation this Boeing 777 bound from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing did undergo a major wing repair in 2012, leading to speculation about the possibility of structural failure. Two thirds of the 239 on board were Chinese, there were 38 passengers and crew from Malaysia, others come from Asia, Europe and North America, two are Canadian, three American.
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.
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Contest closes Friday March 28th. The Grand Prize winner will be announced live on Madely in the Morning on Monday March 31st.
7:12 - Security expert Michel Juneau-Katsuya former CSIS intelligence officer, President and CEO of The Northgate Group on the disappearance of Malaysian Airline Flight 370
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A pair of tickets to the Ottawa-Gatineau International Autoshow. 3 levels. 7 pavilions. 29 manufacturers. And almost 300 vehicles. March 20 - 23 at the Ottawa Convention Centre. www.autoshowottawa.com
- A pair of tickets from the NAC for its dance performance, Rodin/Claudel - March 27 to 29th.
8 – 9 - John Robson, CFRA Commentator-at-Large, Columnist and University of Ottawa History Professor
Coming up today on CFRA:
Mark Sutcliffe's Chatroom - 9-10am --- A one-hour, interactive and topical program hosted by Mark Sutcliffe that lets you communicate your point of view through e-mail, phone, and by Twitter!