Friday April 18, 2014
Madely's Top 5
Mark Sutcliffe fills in for Steve Madely
5. Police shoot, kill pitbull
Ottawa Police shot and killed a pitbull yesterday. Shortly before 4 pm, the police responded to a call to the area of Ogilvie and Montreal roads. Witnesses say the dog was attacking people. When officers arrived, there was a pitbull, who charged at them. One officer fired a gun, killing the dog. Police say the owner of the dog could face charges because the dog was running loose.
4. Military jets sent to Europe
Despite talk of a deal between Russia and the West, Canada is sending six fighter jets and 20 military officers to Eastern Europe. Prime Minister Harper announced the military deployments at National Defence Headquarters. He said recent actions by Russia are "a long-term, serious threat to global peace and security." Harper said he continues to be concerned about expansion and militarism under Vladimir Putin.
3. New warning in sex assaults
Police are warning that as many as 50 women could be facing major health concerns in connection with their sweeping investigation into an infantry soldier based in Petawawa. Yesterday, 31-year-old Derrick Gallagher faced 18 new charges. Police are saying there have been at least 18 victims. But they also suggest their investigation could go nationwide and there are more than 50 women they have yet to identify. OPP Sergeant Kristine Rae said there are health concerns for the women but wouldn't say what they are.
2. Public service cuts still to come
The federal government is on the verge of eliminating almost 9,000 additional civil service jobs over the next three years. The latest numbers from the Parliamentary Budget Office say more than 20,000 jobs have been eliminated since 2012 and another 8,900 cuts will come in by 2017. That will bring the number of federal public servants back down to the level of 2006, when the Conservatives took office.
1. "Shocked and devastated"
The father of Calgary murder suspect Matt de Grood says he and his family are shocked and devastated and will never recover from what has happened. Doug de Grood, who is an inspector and 33-year veteran of the Calgary police, was overcome with emotion and was shaking visibly as he read from a statement. He said he and his wife love their son unconditionally and he described Matt as a good kid who was getting ready to go to law school in the fall. But he also offered condolences to the families of the victims and said like them he and his wife are trying to make sense of what happened. Matt de Grood is charged with five counts of first-degree murder after the fatal stabbings at a house party earlier this week.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - 580 CFRA'S GETAWAY TO AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND! Courtesy tripcentral.ca and Collette.
7:12 - Sheri McCready. She ran in last year's Boston Marathon and will be back in Boston Monday to do it again.
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A pair of floor level seats to see Cher's "Dressed to Kill" concert at Canadian Tire Centre on April 26
8:10 - Until Friday May 16th you'll have the chance to win a BRAND NEW 2014 Porsche Boxster, courtesy of Mark Motors of Ottawa.
8:11 - Weekend Entertainment Guide
8:20 - Shelley McLean and TV Gord talk about Mad Men and The View
8:40 - Ottawa Fury head coach Marc Dos Santos and captain Richie Ryan.
Coming up today on CFRA:
Rick Gibbons Homepage - 1PM-3PM --- Rick Gibbons hosts a 2-hour caller and guest-driven open line show on the hottest topics of the day. A different take, a different opinion, and a great new addition to the CFRA daily lineup!