Friday February 07, 2014
Rick Gibbons in for Steve Madely
5. The Tonight show with ... queue the new guy!
He dominated late night television for more than two decades and last night Jay Leno capped a remarkable stint as the Tonight Show host. His departure marks a generational shift to a younger host in Jimmy Fallon and almost certainly a younger audience. Leno vowed that this time it really is the end. He has no desire to return as he did five years ago under an ill-fated handoff to Conan O'Brien.
4. Enbridge passes gas
Enbridge gas was left a little red faced yesterday after raising a stink in the city's west end. The gas company was conducting what's known as a controlled venting of one of its natural gas pipelines - which is a nice way of saying it was getting rid of a little gas. In the process, the company turned the air foul across much of the city. More than 200 people called in to the fire department to complain, many fearing a gas leak.
3. Did Hydro One get the message?
It's only been two days since Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin announced plans to investigate Hydro One for its lack of transparency and terrible customer service and already he likes what he sees. Marin tweeted last night that Hydro One's new transparency is "a good, positive step." He was referring to Hydro One President Carmine Marcello's visit to the utility's call and customer resolution centre to meet staff and listen in on calls.
2. Teacher faces sex charges
A drummer and local school teacher faces multiple sex charges against two young female victims from incidents alleged to have occurred 16 years. Phillip Nolan is an award winning music teacher who also gained public attention as a participant in a musical band called Herringbone. You may recognize the name of their lead singer and piano player - Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The PMO issued a press release yesterday saying the news was both shocking and disturbing.
1. Let the Games begin!
Get out the toque and maple leafs mitts and get ready for an old fashioned burst of Canadian pride as our athletes join participants from about 80 countries, including new entrants like Zimbabwe and Paraguay, for today's Opening Ceremonies of the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Hopefully, today attention will turn from terrorism and poorly functioning toilets to the athletes themselves. The Opening Ceremonies begin at 11 am local time.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - Majic 100's Morning Show Host Stuntman Stu in Sochi
7:40 - Rick's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. Today you could win:
- Dinner from Milano's - a large pizza, onion rings, zucchini sticks and a 2 litre bottle of pop!
- A family four pack to any Ottawa 67s home game at the Canadian Tire Centre.
- A $50 gift certificate from 'The Bistro' at the Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East. The Bistro offers a menu that's always a hit with healthy, delicious choices. Eat, drink, and connect at The Bistro.
8:10 - Weekend Entertainment Guide
8:20 - Shelley McLean looks at what's big at the box office in February
8:40 - Mark MacKinnon, Globe and Mail Correspondent in Sochi
Coming up today on CFRA:
Late Night Counsell --- 8p-11p --- John Counsell gets people talking! And he picks the perfect time to do it too. Just when most are turning in for the night, he's turning it up solving the problems of the world and having a ton of fun engaging the Capital Region in thought- provoking, entertaining conversation.