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5. REDBLACKS unveil uniforms
Ottawa’s CFL team is one step closer to game time with the unveiling of their uniforms. The REDBLACKS will sport black jerseys with red numbers for their home games, and for away games they’ll be wearing white jerseys with a black stripe down the side with black numbers. Game 3 goes to the Habs after they took down the Bruins 4-2 to lead the series 2-1. The Minnesota Wild shut out the Blackhawks 4-0, but the Hawks lead that series 2-1. Only one game tonight with Game 4 between the Rangers and the Penguins. The Blue Jays squeaked past the Phillies 6-5.
4. War on the horizon?
The German Foreign Minister warns Ukraine is only a few steps away from war. Germany is advising its citizens to leave the eastern regions of Ukraine. Canada is warning its citizens to avoid certain cities, but has not issued a travel advisory to the eastern regions. Canada's defense chief Gen. Tom Lawson confirms that the 600 Canadian military personnel deployed to Eastern Europe over the past month will stay there as part of the NATO build up at least through the end of the year.
3. Bus rage
A Blackburn Hamlet mother is so upset that the school bus driver dropped her six-year-old kindergartener off alone on a busy street she wants the driver fired. She's also angry over how the bus company has handled her complaint. On April 10 staff of the boys Innes Road day care center watched as the bus passed without stopping. The boy told his parents that the bus driver continued about 2 1/2 blocks, then finally pulled over on busy Innes Road and told him to get off. The boy recognized he was a block from his house and walked home.
2. Campaign promises
On the campaign trail leading up to the June 12 Ontario election NDP leader Andrea Horwath promised to increase the minimum wage from $11-$12 and cut small business taxes by 3% over the next two years. PC leader Tim Hudak said that Premier Kathleen Wynne is all over the place and lacks discipline to bring the province back to prosperity. He promised to cut taxes for all companies instead of cutting checks for a few in order to get the province back to work as part of his million jobs pitch. Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne continues to campaign for her Ontario pension plan, which she says would roughly double the maximum benefit of the Canada Pension Plan to $25,000 per year for retirees.
1. More girls kidnapped
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped eight more girls from a village in northeastern Nigeria. Local police say the girls are aged 12 to 15 and that they were taken by armed gunmen who came in two trucks they used to carry away the girls and looted livestock and food. U.S. President Barack Obama is promising the United States will do everything it can to help Nigeria find the nearly 300 teenage girls who were abducted from the school three weeks ago by an Islamist group.
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