Mark's Top 5
It’s a historic day for sports fans. The Ottawa REDBLACKS will play their first regular season game tonight in Winnipeg. The REDBLACKS are technically in first place in the east division because they’re the only team that hasn’t lost yet. And we have two Canadians in the semifinals at Wimbledon. Eugenie Bouchard will be playing today in the second women’s semifinal match against the runner up from the French Open, Simona Halep of Romania. Milos Raonic will play tomorrow against Roger Federer. To put it in perspective, the United States, Australia, France, Russia, the UK and Germany don’t have any players in the semifinals. Canada has two.
4. Giroux arrested in Ottawa
Ottawa Police initially wouldn’t confirm that the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers had been arrested on Canada Day. But then late yesterday afternoon the police accidentally emailed a document to the media that included information about his arrest and their strategy for how they would respond to media requests. Claude Giroux was arrested for allegedly grabbing a male police officer’s buttocks repeatedly while he was in a bar in the Byward Market. Giroux was escorted out and arrested in the parking lot next to the bar around 9 p.m. Giroux spent the night at the Ottawa police cellblock on Elgin Street before he was released without charge.
3. All too familiar
It’s becoming a familiar story. For the second time in 10 days, police are investigating after a man was shot in both legs. And once again, the victim is not cooperating. A man with gunshot wounds to both legs arrived at an Ottawa hospital early in the morning on Canada Day. Police are asking for the public’s help because he won’t say where the shooting took place or what happened. It’s the 17th shooting this year. On June 22, a man suffered bullet wounds in his upper thighs after a shooting in the Byward Market. He also refused to cooperate with police.
2. “Stay strong, Nathan”
The parents of a missing Calgary boy are pleading for their son to be reunited with his family. Nathan O’Brien’s parents made an emotional appeal at a news conference yesterday. Rod O’Brien, the five-year-old boy’s father, spoke directly to his missing son. Nathan and his maternal grandparents have been missing since Sunday night. Police have issued an Amber Alert and are asking for the public’s help. They say the disappearance may be suspicious and there were signs the boy and his grandparents did not leave voluntarily.
1. Ontario gets negative outlook
With a throne speech and a budget coming in the next two weeks, Ontario is getting a stern warning from a major bond rating agency. Moody’s has changed its outlook for Ontario to negative and is warning that it could lower the province’s credit rating if it doesn’t show progress in bringing the books into balance. Moody’s is concerned about the fact that the government appears on track to miss some of its interim targets for reducing the deficit. The government says it will balance the books within three years, but it will run a deficit this year that is far larger than was originally projected.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - TSN's Mark Masters at Wimbledon
7:40 - Mark's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A pair of tickets to see 'Driving Miss Daisy' next week at the Ottawa Little Theatre!
- A family four pack of tickets to the Canadian Museum of Nature. Check out the Creatures of the Light exhibit and explore Nature's Bioluminescence. Visit nature.ca
8:10 - Keith Leslie, Canadian Press Queen's Park Bureau
8:40 - Joe Reilly from Ottawa Bluesfest and the Ottawa Citizen's Chris Cobb author of "Ottawa Bluesfest, Celebrating 20 Years 1994-2014"
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.