Madely’s Top 5
5. Cup Final is set
The Los Angeles Kings are moving on to the Stanley Cup Final after beating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in overtime. They won the series 4-3. The Kings will play the Rangers for the Stanley Cup. Game 1 is Wednesday night at 8 in L.A. Canada’s Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard advanced to the quarter-finals of the French Open. The Ottawa REDBLACKS continued their training camp over the weekend at Carleton University. The league and its players still have not agreed on a new deal. The Blue Jays beat Kansas City 4-0.
4. No one left behind
U.S. President Barack Obama personally called the parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, to tell them their son, who has been held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for several years, had been freed from his captors. The President said his, "recovery is a reminder of America's unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield.” Obama did not say who America had exchanged for the sergeant.
3. Hide those tattoos!
It's not just in schools anymore. The dress code controversy has hit Ottawa's Convention Center. Three workers say they have been locked out of their jobs for refusing to cover up tattoos on their arms. They are fighting the policy as a matter of freedom of expression and human rights, and call the dispute a case of "workplace discrimination of body modification." Meantime, in Nova Scotia, a mom has gathered 7500 signatures on her petition in support of her daughter wearing short shorts to school.
2. Hit and run
Kemptville OPP are asking the public to help locate a silver or gray pickup truck with likely collision damage as they investigate the hit and run death of a male cyclist yesterday afternoon on Townline Road in Oxford Station. Police are temporarily withholding the name of the victim. Meantime, a man in his 20s is missing after his inflatable dinghy, launched at Britannia, was swept into the Deschenes Rapids on the Ottawa River.
1. Election trail
The Ontario Liberals are expressing concerns about vote splitting on the left of the political spectrum. Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne is warning that a vote for Andrea Horwath is a vote for Tim Hudak. The NDP, sensing momentum from recent polls, launched a new TV ad today presenting Horwath as a palatable option to Wynne. The P.C.’s are demanding that Wynne disclose all financial details of the downtown Toronto MaRS real estate bailout. The Liberals have some accusations of their own to make. At a Sunday reporters briefing they alleged Tim Hudak is copying the policies of "extreme far right, radical U.S. Republicans."
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