What You Need to Know in Ottawa Today
- Another controversy as students head to universities and colleges. This time it's at Western University in London, Ontario. The school newspaper there, the Gazette, is being removed from campus for advice it wrote aimed at first-year students. The article about drinking, drugs and sex included an orientation week drinking game as well as detailing different drugs students would encounter at Western.
- The latest horrific video from ISIS shows at least 150 Syrian soldiers being marched through the desert to their deaths by firing squad. The startling footage ends with a vast pile of bodies. The Syrian soldiers, Shia Muslims, were captured when ISIS overran an airbase last week.
- Two young Calgary brothers are the latest Canadians confirmed to have joined ISIS terrorist fighters in Syria and Iraq. Gregory and Collin Gordon adopted the names Abdul Malik and Khalid after recently converting to Islam. They once shared an apartment in the same Calgary high-rise that housed three other young Calgary men who were killed fighting with ISIS.
- Another stabbing in the city last night. This one in Hintonburg in the area of Parkdale and Armstrong near the Carleton Tavern. A 56-year-old man was taken to the Civic in serious condition.
- Ottawa Police have released photos of three persons of interest in the ongoing investigation of the Saturday morning stabbing murder of 21-year-old Jabeir Jemmie on Elgin St. The three are not suspects but they're asking for the public's help in identifying them for interviews.
- Canadian jets are moving closer to Russian territory as the Ukraine conflict heats up. Four of the six CF-18s that Canada sent to Eastern Europe earlier this year have arrived in Lithuania. They will begin protecting air space over Lithuania, as well as Latvia and Estonia, next week, working alongside jets from Portugal, Germany and Belgium.
- In business: Holt Renfrew is leaving Ottawa after 78 years in business here, and Air Canada suspends non-stop service for the winter from Ottawa to Germany
- In sports: The Ottawa REDBLACKS play the Alouettes in Montreal tonight. Kick-off at 7:30. Canadians Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard both advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open. The Ottawa Fury FC play host to the Tampa Bay Rowdies tomorrow night at TD Place. Kick-off at 7pm.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - Cst. TJ Jellinek, Ottawa Police Services, East District Traffic/Impaired Driving Prevention
7:20 - Pete Karageorgos, Director, Consumer & Industry Relations at Insurance Bureau of Canada
7:40 - What you Need to Know in Ottawa Today
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A $20 gift certificate to New York Fries to celebrate their 30th anniversary of fresh cut fries and poutine!
- A pair of tickets to see the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Carolina Railhawks on September 7th at TD Place!
8:10 - Weekend Entertainment Guide
8:20 - Guy Leblanc, President, Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival
8:40 - Sean Fitzpatrick, Communications Officer, English Theatre, National Arts Centre
Coming up today on CFRA:
Rick Gibbons Homepage - 1PM-3PM --- Rick Gibbons hosts a 2-hour caller and guest-driven open line show on the hottest topics of the day. A different take, a different opinion, and a great addition to the CFRA daily lineup!
Today’s Lunch Bunch lineup:
Today on Rick Gibbons’ Lunch Bunch, Rick is joined by CFRA’s John Counsell and municipal candidate for Bay ward, Alex Cullen.