Madely's Top 5
5. Blackhawks still alive!
The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in double overtime and now trail the series 3-2. Game 6 is tomorrow night at 9 in L.A. Tonight it's Game 6 between Montreal and New York at 8 o'clock with the Rangers leading the series 3-2. In the NBA, Indiana beat Miami and now trail the series 3-2. Game 6 is tomorrow night at 8:30. Tonight is Game 5 between Oklahoma and San Antonio, with the series tied at 2 games apiece. The Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay 3-2.
4. Fighting for work
The competitors to the F-35 stealth fighter jet are lobbying hard at the CANSEC weapons trade show taking place this week at Ottawa's EY Center. Lockheed Martin's rivals, Boeing, manufacturer of the Super Hornet F-18, Eurofighter, the British, German and Italian consortium that manufactures the Typhoon jet, and Dassault, the French manufacturer of the Rafale fighter jet, are all hoping the Harper government will back out of the F-35 project altogether after cost overruns and glitches that have driven the projected cost to over $44 billion over four decades.
3. Pothole problems
As we spend billions on the LRT project, city council gets a warning from the roads maintenance department that the pothole problem is growing worse on city streets and making driving conditions treacherous. It will require eight more asphalt repair units, at a total of $360,000 not counting personnel costs, to keep up with roadway patching. Last year the city repaired 193,224 potholes, compared to 178,263 in 2012.
2. Sex assaulter given 4 years
A former Ottawa Hospital security guard has been sentenced to four years in jail for sexually assaulting two female patients. 44-year-old Clinton Russell is expected to appeal. Investigators say they hope the ruling handed down yesterday will give more victims of sexual assaults the courage to come forward. The two victims were patients at the psychiatric ward of the Civic campus.
1. Campaign Trail
P.C. leader Tim Hudak is standing by his math and his promise that shrinking the bureaucracy, tackling hydro rates, and lowering taxes will help Ontario companies create one million jobs over the next 8 years. Critics are claiming Hudak has misinterpreted the Conference Board of Canada report, commissioned by the P.C.'s, by confusing the words 'person years of employment', with permanent jobs.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - Barry McLoughlin, President & CEO, McLoughlin Media
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest:
- A $50 City of Ottawa recreation gift certificate to help with your New Year's resolutions. Use it for fitness memberships, swimming lessons, dance classes and more. A listing of over 1000 courses and activities is available at ottawa.ca/recreation
- A twosome at the Metcalfe Golf Club - 9 & 18 hole courses. Call 613-821-3673 or visit metcalfegolf.com to book your tee time.
- A pair of tickets to an evening with the extraordinary Al Pacino on June 26th at the National Arts Centre. Tickets on sale starting at 10am today through ticketmaster.ca or at the NAC box office
8:40 - David Meltzer, Author, "Connected to Goodness: Manifest Everything You Desire in Business and Life"
Coming up today on CFRA:
Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition - 3p-6p --- Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition covers breaking news and updates you on what's developed in the stories you heard on the way to work this morning! From interesting short features and reporter de-briefings, to breaking business news updates, traveller's weather, interviews with newsmakers, and open phone segments to let you hear what your neighbours are saying about the biggest stories of the day.