Wednesday April 23, 2014
Mark Sutcliffe fills in for Steve Madely
Madely's Top 5
5. MacLean apologizes
Ron MacLean is apologizing for comments he made during last night’s NHL playoff broadcast. MacLean said a French-speaking referee should not have been assigned to the game between Montreal and Tampa Bay. In Sunday’s Game 3, Lightning coach Jon Cooper said his team lost because of a bad call. The call was made by referee Francis Charron and some media in Tampa started raising questions about whether the Canadiens get favourable calls from Quebec referees. MacLean said during the intermission last night that Francois St. Laurent, another francophone Quebec referee, should not have been assigned to Game 4. He suggested the NHL assigned St. Laurent to the game to send a message to Tampa for complaining about officiating.
4. Sustainable living
It’s being promoted as the world’s most sustainable community. The plans for the former Domtar lands near the Chaudiere Falls were unveiled yesterday as Windmill Development Group submitted rezoning applications to the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau. If the billion-dollar project is approved, it would eventually be home to about 3,500 residents and another 3,500 people would work in the area. There would also be parks, restaurants, retail stores and a hotel. And the falls would be accessible for the first time in decades. A viewing platform would be built at the edge of the falls, with patios and restaurants located nearby. The project would take about 15 years to complete.
3. Russia boots Canadian diplomat
Russia has ordered a Canadian diplomat to leave the country. It’s the latest step in an ongoing diplomatic battle connected to Russia’s behaviour in Ukraine. Two weeks ago, Canada expelled a Russian military attaché. Canada has also refused to grant visas to some Russian diplomatic staff. Russia expelled another diplomat a few weeks ago. During a speech in Toronto yesterday, Russia’s ambassador to Canada blamed the Canadian government for initiating the sanctions, saying Russia was forced to apply its own sanctions in retaliation.
2. LRT frustrations
The chair of the city’s planning committee is raising concerns about the city’s light rail project. City councillor Peter Hume says details about the design and construction are constantly changing and the community isn’t being properly informed. Hume says decisions to close roads are made abruptly, some traffic management plans have been submitted after the fact and the Rideau Transit Group, which the city picked to deliver the project, is slow to respond to inquiries or share pertinent information. Some residents in his community have complained that concerns about noise and traffic associated with the construction have been ignored.
1. Murder in Orleans
An Orleans woman has been killed and her son has been arrested in connection with her death. Luce Lavertu was found in her home yesterday. Her throat had been slit. Hours later, police tackled a man on the lawn of another home. Chris Gobin, an 18-year-old student at St. Peter High School, was arrested. Friends say Gobin had recently fallen into a depression and had missed a lot of school recently. It’s the city’s second homicide of the year.
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 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird
7:40 - Mark’s Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A Free family pass for the Ottawa Train Expo at the EY Centre this Saturday or Sunday; doors open at 10 and the passes include admission for 2 adults and up to 3 children
- Free registration for two people for adult recreational sports leagues at Carleton University. Sports include basketball, squash, ball hockey, soccer and hockey. Visit athletics.carleton.ca for more info.
- Two passes to 'Activate' Ottawa 2014, Ottawa's Health and Fitness Expo at the EY Centre May 3rd and 4th.
All of our winners this week will be entered to win: A $300 gift certificate from J.A. Laporte Flowers & Nursery. J.A. Laporte, the door to every gardener's dream! 12-11 Old Montreal Road and online at laportegardens.com
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 - David Akin, National Bureau Chief, Sun Media
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.