Madely's Top 5
5. Kings need to show up
Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final goes tonight at 8 in New York. Los Angeles leads series 2-0. The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of the NBA Finals to even up the series at 1 game apiece. Game 3 is tomorrow night at 9 in Miami. The Blue Jays lost 5-0 to St. Louis. Rafael Nadal won his 9th French Open title and 5th in a row by defeating Novak Djokovic yesterday. Australia's Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull won the F-1 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal yesterday.
4. Praise for Harper
Visiting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Ottawa for a quick visit today has heaped praise on his host, Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Abbott calls Harper "a beacon" for conservative political leaders around, and "an exemplar of a contemporary, centre-right prime minister." In a wrap-up interview after the G7 meetings and 70th anniversary D-Day commemorations, Harper again used strong language to describe Vladimir Putin's actions and said Canada will continue to consider permanently stationing Canadian Forces members in Eastern Europe.
3. Campaign trail
The Liberals have unveiled their new advertising plan for the final days of the Ontario election campaign leading up to Thursday's vote. The newest campaign ad tells viewers that Tim Hudak will wreak havoc on the province's social safety net and says only Kathleen Wynne can stop him. NDP leader, Andrea Horwath, is telling voters, "You don't have to pick between corrupt and crazy." Tim Hudak accused Wynne of trying to scare voters and said, "you'll see the Liberals trying to frighten you about our plan because they don't want to talk about their record."
2. Another helicopter prison break
There's been another helicopter prison escape in Quebec. Just over a year after two men broke out of a Quebec jail with a hijacked helicopter, three inmates escaped from the Orsainville detention center just north of Quebec City. The three all have connections to the Hells Angels. They were arrested during a 2010 police operation that netted $900,000 cash, a helicopter, a fixed wing aircraft, and large cache of weapons. Police have still not found the helicopter and are conducting an intensive manhunt for the men.
1. Taken too soon
Ottawa Police say they have persons of interest and will continue interviews with students from two Ottawa high schools after Saturday morning's post-prom event fatal stabbing near the Byward Market. Two young men were stabbed, one was treated and released, but an 18-year-old known to his friends as a 'gentle giant', Brandon Volpi, died from a stab wound to his chest and a slash across his throat. Brandon had recently been accepted into the police foundation program at Algonquin College and was to start there in the fall.
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