Wednesday March 12, 2014
Madely's Top 5
5. Sens Skills night
The Ottawa Senators do not play again until Saturday when they face the Habs in Montreal on Hockey Night in Canada. They’re home against Colorado on Sunday afternoon at 5:00. The Sens skill competition is tonight at 7 at the Canadian Tire Centre, preceded by a ten minute warmup starting at 6:40. In Sochi at the Paralympics, Canada’s Kimberly Joines wins a Silver medal in women’s slalom sitting and Brian McKeever and guide Graham Nishikawa won gold in the men’s 1km sprint. Meantime, a tragic ending for an OHL player, long troubled by depression, who became despondent after he was kicked off the Saginaw Spirit for partying and smoking marijuana. He told his girlfriend his life and his NHL dreams were over. Twenty-year-old Terry Trafford of Toronto, who played for the Spirit for four seasons, had been missing for the past week. His body was found in his pick-up truck at a Walmart parking lot in Saginaw yesterday.
4. Sex assault in the Glebe
There is another sexual assault, possibly linked to a serial predator whose composite sketch was recently released by Ottawa Police. This latest case, tentatively linked to three others, happened Friday evening in the Glebe. A woman walking in the area of Bank and First was approached and grabbed by a man. Although police say there is no information to positively link this incident to three other sex attacks attributed to one suspect, the victim of the Glebe sex assault identified her attacker as the person depicted in the police sketch.
3. Sinkhole cause determined
City council has been told the obvious: The Waller St. sinkhole was caused by "unanticipated soil conditions." Well isn’t that a surprise? The question that hasn’t been answered is why was adequate testing not done when the city decided in the first place it was going to go with a shallower route than originally planned in order to come in on budget? I refer you to the problems of the bridge over the Airport Parkway where an independent outside analyst said the city infrastructure department grossly underestimated the complexity of the project and pushed ahead with the project despite being told that their time frames were unrealistic. Is this what happened here too?
2. Barrhaven level crossing malfunctions
Yet again there is trouble with the level rail crossings in Barrhaven. Hours after VIA Rail repair crews supposedly fixed the warning signals of the Fallowfield Rd crossing, police responded to a call last night that the crossing lights and crossing bar were malfunctioning again. They were in ‘failsafe’, where they go to the down position. Earlier in the day VIA Rail’s maintenance contractor spent the morning and a couple of hours in the afternoon repairing the signals. They determined that the defective crossing controller was linked to a battery that wasn't grounded properly.
1. Missing airliner mystery deepens
Does anyone know what they're doing in the Malaysia aircraft investigation? This morning at a news conference, Malaysia’s defence minister denied reports that he had said yesterday the aircraft had been spotted on military radar well to the northwest of its departure point, and that its course should have taken it to the northeast and that it was way off course. There are also reports coming from the defense ministry that radar indicated the plane had changed direction, made almost a full 360 degree U-turn, and headed back across the Malaysian Peninsula and out to the Straits. The Malaysian military and government are not relinquishing the investigation to international civil aviation authorities. They’re insisting on conducting the investigation themselves.
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