Madely's Top 5
5. Penguins in control
The Pittsburgh Penguins took a 3-1 lead in their series with the Rangers after a 4-2 win over New York. Tonight on the ice, the Habs look to go up 3-1 in their series versus the Boston Bruin with the puck drop at 7:30. Also in action tonight is Game 3 between the Anaheim Ducks against the Los Angeles Kings. Game time at 10pm. On the night he received his MVP award, Kevin Durant led the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 112-101 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers to even their series at 1 apiece. The Indiana Pacers also evened their series up 1-1 with a win last night against the Washington Wizards. Tonight it’s the Brooklyn Nets in Miami to take on the Heat, and then it’s the Portland Trailblazers in San Antonio to take on the Spurs. In baseball, the Blue Jays crushed the Phillies 10-0 and play host again to Philadelphia tonight at 7:07.
4. Scott gets a fence
Councillor Diane Holmes says getting a fence erected along Scott Street when it is widened from 4 to 6 lanes to accommodate thousands of OC Transpo buses is not a big win, but she and residents will take it. The fence will be a buffer between the sidewalk and the bus lanes being added to the street to accommodate busses removed from the transit way when it is closed for LRT construction.
3. "I will tell him I love him”
The father of Christopher Gobin, the 18-year-old accused of murdering his mother, Luce Lavertu, in their Orleans home last month, says "I will tell him I love him" when he’s finally allowed to visit his son his for the first time since his arrest. The teenager’s sister and grandmother will also be allowed to see him. Friends say Christopher had been plagued by depression in the weeks leading up to the killing. His father Jacques Gobin confirmed that to reporters yesterday.
2. Anti-abortion advocates need not apply
Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau says abortion opponents are not welcome to run for the Liberals in the 2015 elections. He said would-be Liberal candidates who are anti-abortion will be flagged and barred from the nomination process. He told reporters, "It is not for any government to legislate what a woman chooses to do with her body." Trudeau said, "The existing MPs ... will be respected to a certain extent in their choices, but our position as a party is we do not reopen that debate.”
1. Nigerian violence continues
At least 125 people were killed in the latest big Islamist attack in Nigeria. Gunmen sprayed automatic gunfire into the market area of Gamboru, a town in the northeast near the Cameroon border. Witnesses say the gunman surrounded the town before dawn then fired randomly into the market area. The gunmen then marched into the town, burning houses and slitting people’s throats. Trailers loaded with cows and grains in the market were also burned. With the body count now at 125 dead, police say there may be more bodies beyond the town in the bush or in the rows of charred houses.
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