Madely's Top 5
5. Raptors are out
The Toronto Raptors had a chance to advance to the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs, but Kyle Lowrie's last-second shot was blocked by Paul Pearse of the Brooklyn Nets and they held on to a one-point victory, 104-103. The Nets won the series in seven games. In the NHL, Chicago beat Minnesota to lead the series 2-0 over the Wild. Pittsburgh evened up their series with New York 1-1 with a win last night. The L.A. Kings plays Anaheim in Game 2 tonight.
4. Soldier On
18 injured or ill Afghan veterans, and one civilian, have kicked off their "Soldier on Afghanistan Relay" from Trenton to Ottawa. They're carrying the last flag that flew as part of the Canadian mission in Afghanistan, and honouring their 158 fallen comrades. They arrive in Ottawa on Friday, the National Day of Honour, when a parade of veterans and current members of the Armed Forces will march from the War Museum to Parliament Hill. The parade will begin Friday at 12:30 accompanied by several Canadian Forces bands, and arrive at Parliament Hill at 1pm followed by two minutes of silence and a 21-gun salute.
3. Russia keeps pressing
More Russian-speaking regions of Ukraine appear to be slipping out of the Kiev government's control and into the hands of pro-Russian militants. On Sunday a mob stormed the police station in Odessa, freeing 67 pro-Russian militants just as Ukraine's Prime Minister was visiting the city to express condolences for dozens who died in Odessa Friday in street fighting and a horrific fire at a trade union building. Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk blamed Friday's deaths on what he called pro-Russian terrorists and blamed local police who he said could have prevented the rioting if they had done their jobs instead of concentrating on soliciting bribes at an outdoor market.
2. Campaigns begin
The three party leaders exchanged jabs at community events over the weekend in the kick off to the June 12th Ontario election. Premier Kathleen Wynne said Prime Minister Harper should move out of the way if he's not interested in partnering with Ontario on the pension plan. Tim Hudak spent the weekend explaining his million jobs platform saying there's a better Ontario coming. NDP leader Andrea Horwath said she triggered the election because she doesn't want to see the Liberals breaking more promises.
1. Knife attack
Ottawa Police have the husband in custody after a vicious knife attack on the man's wife and daughter in their family home late Saturday night near Ashton. Detectives were at the home all day yesterday looking for what's been described as a butcher knife. The woman suffered several cuts including deep serious lacerations, one on the back of her neck. While her daughter had a finger cut off, and nearly a second one. Police are only saying an arrest has been made and the public is not in danger. Police originally described it as an "honour attack".
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - 580 CFRA'S GETAWAY TO AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND! Courtesy tripcentral.ca and Collette.
7:20 - Minister of Defence, Rob Nicholson
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest:
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- A pair of tickets to the NAC orchestra performance of Mendelssohn’s Double on May 14th at the National Arts Centre. Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca and the NAC box office.
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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.
8-9 - John Robson, CFRA Commentator-at-Large, Columnist and University of Ottawa History Professor
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