Thursday March 13, 2014
Madely's Top 5
5. Successful skills night
The Ottawa Senators raised $50,000 for the Sens Foundation last night at the skills competition. Mika Zibanejad had a record hardest shot with a slap shot clocked at 106.0 mph! That broke the 2008 record set by Mike Fisher of 105.0 mph. The Sens resume play Saturday night in Montreal, and then return home Sunday to face Colorado. Rich Peverley of the Dallas Stars is out for the season this season, and his hockey future is uncertain. He will have surgery to regulate his heart rate after collapsing during a game Monday night.
4. P.Q./Liberal tie: poll
A new poll out from Radio-Canada and the polling organization CROP puts the PQ and the Liberals in a tie with 36% apiece. The pre-election call poll conducted by the same company had the PQ at 40% and the Liberals at 34%. Even these polls aren’t up to date as the story is still unfolding. This latest survey was taken 5 days ago, 1 day before Pierre Karl Peladeau became a star PQ candidate and many believe that he may raise the fortunes of the party by giving it some business credentials and of course it comes before Pauline Marois began musing publicly about a separate Quebec.
3. Attempt to save agriculture school
A last minute deal will preserve one of the two Eastern Ontario agriculture schools. The one at Alfred will be run as a French language agricultural school by La Cité collégiale of Ottawa and Collège Boréal in Sudbury. Meantime, no one has come forward at this point to keep the Kemptville campus open. Guelph University announced that it is out of running the two schools and will transfer their courses to campuses in Ridgetown and Guelph, Ontario, because it cannot to continue to spend nearly $7 million a year on two schools with what it called “stagnant” enrolments.
2. Level crossing study finally under way
Fully six months after the OC Transpo-VIA Rail train crash, the city is finally getting around to a full study of the transitway approaches to the level crossing. Deputy city manager Steve Kanellakos told council in a memo yesterday that the review will consider “the physical design, speed of the roadway, the operating characteristics of OC Transpo buses, the sight line to traffic signals and railway crossing signals, and other physical factors such as gradient and curvature of the Transitway” between the Nepean Sportsplex and the Fallowfield station. The city has already reduced the speed approaching the crossing and added signage.
1. Malaysia airliner still missing
Search aircraft sent to check the spot where Chinese satellite images showed possible debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner have found nothing, deflating the latest possible breakthrough in the six day search. Vietnamese, Malaysian and Philippine search planes have re-scoured the area of the South China Sea and found nothing. Meantime Malaysia Airlines is denying a report from the Wall Street Journal that claimed U.S. counter-terrorism experts are pouring over data automatically transmitted to the ground by the planes Rolls Royce jet engines. If the Wall Street Journal report about the existence of transmitted data is true, and that is a BIG if, the data supposedly indicates the plane was airborne for at least four hours after the transponders shut down and raises the possibility someone intentionally disabled the transponders to avoid detection and divert the jet.
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.
7:20 - Randal Blackwood, Vice President Financing and Consulting at the BDC, on how the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award helps entrepreneurs build business
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.
8:10 - Professor Piotr Dutkiewicz of the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) at Carleton University. Today from noon until 1:30 he will present Ukraine Crisis: Flashpoint Crimea - Impressions from a Visit to Moscow. Prof. Dutkiewicz has just returned from Moscow where he talked to leading policy-makers regarding recent events in Ukraine and Crimea. Prof. Dutkiewicz is a member of the Valdai Discussion Club which meets annually with the President of the Russian Federation.
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.