Wednesday March 05, 2014
Madely's Top 5
5. Deadline day
The Sens lose 3 -1 to the Oilers, but we were able to get a good look at Edmonton forward Ales Hemsky, rumoured to be the most sought after player by Ottawa leading up to today's 3 pm trade deadline. Hemsky scored two goals in the Oilers' victory. The Sens are in Calgary tonight at 9:30 on TSN 1200 and Sportsnet. The biggest deal yesterday was the trade sending Roberto Luongo from Vancouver back to the Florida Panthers in a four player deal.
4. Emergency G7 meeting to be held
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says there could be an emergency G7 meeting within the next few days to deal with the Ukraine crisis. He told Parliament that Canada has suspended all joint military exercises with Russia, and compared Russia's moves to the Third Reich aggression and invoked Adolf Hitler's annexation of Austria in 1938 to describe Russia's seizure of the Crimea region to an invasion and occupation.
3. 'No Dump' advocates cry foul
Protestors of the Carp Road dump have accused the Ontario Environment Ministry of bias against them. They discovered emails through access to information requests dating back to 2011 and 2012 in which an environmental officer suggested some of the people were exaggerating or lying when they complained about bad smells coming from the landfill.
2. Bridge fiasco fault not found, yet
No one is being held responsible for the Airport Parkway bridge fiasco, at least not yet. City manager Kent Kirkpatrick told the city's finance committee yesterday that it could take a very long period of time before they can determine which of the assortment of people responsible for the project was responsible for the fact that it has gone way over budget and way over time. The bridge is three years behind schedule and $4.5 million over budget.
1. U of O student regrets his 'mistake'
The father of one of the University of Ottawa students who took part in a sexually violent Facebook conversation about the student federation's female leader is defending his son's character. Kingston Police Chief Gilles Larochelle, a former Ottawa police deputy chief, along with his wife Tessa, issued a statement in which he defended his son, acknowledging he made a 'mistake', but said he had been 'vilified' in social media. The statement added, "He regrets the hurt he has caused. We ask you to give him the chance to learn and make amends."
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - CFRA'S GETAWAY… TO HAWAII - 580 CFRA Getaways are back! We're giving away trips for two to destinations around the globe.
This CFRA Getaway takes a winner and their guest on a Hawaiian cruise, courtesy of Expedia CruiseShipCentres, Kanata, Norwegian Cruise Lines and WestJet! It's a 7 night cruise around the Hawaiian Islands with a Balcony Cabin, economy airfare for 2 from Ottawa and most meals are included!
Listen for your name. If you hear it, you have until 7:30 to call in and be eligible to win the Grand Prize.
And keep listening all day! Names will be called during Mark Sutcliffe's Chatroom in the 9 o'clock hour, Rick Gibbons' Home Page in the 2 o'clock hour and during Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition in 4 o'clock hour.
Contest closes Friday March 28th. The Grand Prize winner will be announced live on Madely in the Morning on Monday March 31st.
7:10 - Olivia Nixon, a volunteer with a coalition of community groups opposed to the Carp Road landfill expansion.
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A family four pack to any Ottawa 67s home game at the Canadian Tire Centre.
All of our winners this week will be entered to win:
- A 2-night weekend stay for 2 with breakfast in a king executive suite at the Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East! Enjoy great amenities and services including free parking plus the Bistro Restaurant.
8 - 9 - Don Martin, Host of CTV's Power Play
Coming up today on CFRA:
Late Night Counsell - 9p-11p --- Wednesday is Ask the Pastor Night, when John Counsell puts his 30+ years of pastoral experience to good use. It's open-line/open topic with a twist. The twist is that he answers, responds, and reacts to all questions, queries and opinions from a Biblical perspective.