Tuesday April 08, 2014
Madely's Top 5
5. Canucks eliminated
The Vancouver Canucks will miss the National Hockey League playoffs for the first time in six years. Vancouver was shut out 3-0 by a 20-year-old goalie, John Gibson, playing his first NHL game with the visiting the Anaheim Ducks. The Ottawa Senators are on the road against the Islanders at 7 PM on TSN 1200 and Sportsnet. Detroit plays Buffalo while Columbus hosts Phoenix tonight. Even if the Senators score a regulation victory over the Islanders, all the Red Wings and Blue Jackets need is a single point to officially eliminate Ottawa from the playoff race. In basketball, Connecticut wins another NCAA title, 60–54 over Kentucky.
4. Former coach pleads guilty
Former Ottawa minor hockey and baseball coach, Kelly Jones, pleads guilty to sexual offenses against nine children over a span of two decades. The children ranged in age from 7 to 15 years old at the time of the assaults. Most were boys who played on the numerous baseball and hockey teams Jones coached from the 70s through the late 90s. Jones, who is now 58, invited players to his home where he showed them pornographic movies before luring them in sexual activity.
3. Rail crossing malfunctions continue
Despite Mayor Jim Watson's warning to VIA Rail that it must solve the problem of malfunctioning rail crossing lights in Ottawa, there were more problems yesterday. The lights malfunctioned at the Jockvale and Strandherd Road crossings Monday morning. The rail company said in an email that safety is it's number one concern, and said there was no traffic impact.
2. Black box search hits new snag
Search crews hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet have failed to relocate the faint sounds heard deep below the Indian Ocean. Time may have run out on the batteries in the devices. For the first time search crews are sending an unmanned submarine deep into the ocean to try to make a visual contact with possible wreckage.
1. Liberal landslide
The Quebec Liberals win a majority with 41.5% of the popular vote, pounding the P.Q. down to 25.4%. The seat count is Liberals 70, Parti Quebecois 30, Coalition Avenir Quebec 22, and Quebec Solidaire 3. Premier Pauline Marois, who was defeated in her own riding, has resigned, and the star candidate she recruited, media mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau, who won his seat, is her likely successor as party leader. Ironically, it is Peladeau who played the biggest role in the PQ defeat, having focused attention on the party's referendum agenda with his fist pumping declaration he was a sovereigntist the day he was introduced to voters.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - 580 CFRA'S GETAWAY TO AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND! Courtesy tripcentral.ca and Collette.
7:12 - Liberal MLA Maryse Gaudreault. She was re-elected in Hull for the fourth time.
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- Free registration for two people for adult recreational sports leagues at Carleton University. Sports include basketball, squash, ball hockey, soccer and ice hockey. Visit athletics.carleton.ca for more info.
8:10 - Until Friday May 16th you'll have the chance to win a BRAND NEW 2014 Porsche Boxster, courtesy of Mark Motors of Ottawa.
8:12 - Rheal Seguin, Globe and Mail's Quebec City political correspondent
8:40 - Ted Givins of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. He is the Manager of Recorders and Vehicle Performance, Engineering Branch. He will talk about an airplane's "black box".
8:50 - Aaron Rand, drive home show host at Montreal's #1 News Talk Radio station CJAD
Coming up today on CFRA:
The Lowell Green Show - 10a-Noon --- It's a 2 hour cruise to the "Island of Sanity" each weekday morning as Lowell Green navigates listeners through to the real issues that are affecting Ottawa.