Wednesday March 19, 2014
Madely's Top 5
5. Sens collapse
The Rangers dealt the Senators a crushing blow to their playoff hopes. The Sens gave up a devastating 8-4 loss with only 14 games remaining. The Rangers are 9 points ahead of the Sens for the final playoff spot in the East. The Habs spoiled Patrick Roy's first return to Montreal as head coach of the Avalanche with a 6-3 win. The Red Wings beat the Leafs 3-2.
4. More soldier suicides
Just as our remaining troops return home from Afghanistan, we learn two more soldiers who had served there have taken their own lives. 44-year-old Cpl. Alain Lacasse was found dead in his home Monday afternoon in Valcartier, Quebec. Near Pembroke, Master Cpl. Tyson Washburn was found dead on Saturday, also seeming to have taken his own life. He was from The 1st Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment in Pembroke.
3. Missing jet search hampered by secrecy
Military secrecy may be delaying the discovery of the whereabouts of the missing Malaysian jet. Malaysian and U.S. officials still believe the aircraft was deliberately diverted. Safety experts and diplomats say the investigation is being hampered by the reluctance of many countries to share intelligence from the military radar. They are also talking down the possibility that an electrical fire could have prompted the pilots to turn off the electronics before they succumbed to the fumes, which is subject to much online speculation.
2. Tense situation in Crimea
Pro-Russian activists, some of them armed, stormed a Ukranian naval base in the Crimean city of Sevastopol. Apparently no shots were fired and Russian flags are seen flying from buildings. Fears are growing of more widespread violence erupting in the aftermath of Russia's annexation. Canada, the U.S. and Europe are stepping up sanctions and calling the annexation illegal and a violation of international law.
1. Hold onto your wallets!
If your household income is over $150,000, prepare to pay! The Toronto Star says the Ontario Liberal government budget will increase your taxes by applying the wealth surtax which, up until now, is applied to households over $500,000. Meantime, 73-year-old Harper government cabinet minister, Joe Oliver, praised for his hard-driving energy and business smarts, will be tapped to replace retiring Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.
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.
7:55 - 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. This Thursday to Sunday at the Ottawa Convention Centre. www.autoshowottawa.com
- A pair of Orchestra Level seats to see the progressive rock band, "Yes" at the National Arts Centre on March 30.
A pair of tickets to the REDBLACKS opening game! Don't miss the historic return of CFL football! Only chance to secure your seat for the home opener! Be the first to attend a game at TD Place! Can't-miss deal! Tickets available at ottawaredblacks.com
8 - 9 - Don Martin, Host of CTV's Power Play
Coming up today on CFRA:
Late Night Counsell - 9p-11p --- Wednesday is Ask the Pastor Night, when John Counsell puts his 30+ years of pastoral experience to good use. It's open-line/open topic with a twist. The twist is that he answers, responds, and reacts to all questions, queries and opinions from a Biblical perspective.