Madely's Top 5
5. Habs stay alive!
The Montreal Canadiens live to see another day. They beat the New York Rangers 7-4 and now trail the series 3-2. Game 6 is tomorrow night at 8 in New York. Tonight it's Game 5 between Los Angeles and Chicago at 8 O'clock with L.A. leading the series 3-1. In the NBA, Oklahoma beat San Antonio and evened up their series at 2 games apiece. Game 5 is tomorrow night at 9. Tonight is Game 5 between Miami and Indiana at 8:30 with the Heat leading 3-1. Talks are set to resume between the CFL and the CFL Players' Association today. Training camps are supposed to start on the weekend.
4. Ukraine violence
More than 50 rebels have been killed in the biggest Ukrainian government assault, according to Kiev. Ukrainian aircraft and military paratroopers killed the pro-Russian rebels in an assault that raged into a second day, just after the newly-elected president vowed to crush the revolt in the east of Ukraine once and for all. This throws a challenge to Russian president Vladimir Putin who has said he reserves the right to defend Russian speakers under threat.
3. Facebook heroes
Four Facebook friends in Trois Rivieres, Quebec are being credited with the recovery of a kidnapped baby. The three women and a man decided to search for a red car seen leaving a city Hospital after a 6 pound newborn was stolen from her mother by a woman dressed in red scrubs. When the security camera image of a woman was issued by police one of the searchers recognized her former next-door neighbor in the photo. Police were called and they broke down the front door of the suspected apartment and located the baby within a matter of seconds.
2. Costs go up and up
Higher gas prices and higher prices for beef and pork are here to stay, according to experts. Gas price guru Dan McTeague says except for occasional price drops on some weekends, gas prices will remain high because of what he calls "monopolyland." Meantime, Kevin Greer, an agriculture issues expert in Guelph, says cost increases in certain premium cuts of beef and pork by 10% to 20% over the past year is part of a North American trend.
1. Sign vandals caught
Ottawa Police have announced the arrest of two teenagers in connection with the destruction of at least some of the election signs in Ottawa. An 18-year-old and a 19-year-old were charged with public mischief and released after several signs were set on fire along Southmore Dr and McCarthy Rd. Meantime, a lively Ottawa South candidates, focused on the P.C. promise to trim 100,000 public-sector jobs, saw PC candidate Matt Young accuse his opponents of fear mongering and misinformation. Liberal incumbent John Fraser claimed jobs that will disappear would be those of nurses, personal support healthcare workers and school employees. NDP candidate Bronwyn Funiciello charged that the plan would increase class sizes, reduce the number of educational assistants, as well as paramedics and firefighters.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:20 - Chris McGarvey, Executive Director, Education Foundation of Ottawa & Jonathan Bodden, Director, Ottawa Senators Foundation - Longest Day of Play
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest:
- A $50 City of Ottawa recreation gift certificate to help with your New Year's resolutions. Use it for fitness memberships, swimming lessons, dance classes and more. A listing of over 1000 courses and activities is available at ottawa.ca/recreation
- A twosome at the Metcalfe Golf Club - 9 & 18 hole courses. Call 613-821-3673 or visit metcalfegolf.com to book your tee time.
- A pair of tickets to an evening with the extraordinary Al Pacino on June 26th at the National Arts Centre. Tickets on sale starting at 10am on May 29th through ticketmaster.ca or at the NAC box office
8-9 - Don Martin, Host of CTV News Channel'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.