What You Need to Know in Ottawa Today
- Israel and Hamas have reached a ceasefire deal brokered by Egypt. The open ended deal ends seven weeks of fighting following the deadliest war the two sides have fought in years, with more than 2200 killed, but it puts off the most difficult issues. One of those issues is whether Hamas gets to have a seaport and Israel continues to insist they don’t get a seaport until they put down their arms.
- Major crimes investigators are treating the discovery of a naked woman's body in the Rideau River near Carleton University as a possible homicide. No identification was found and it is not clear yet how long the body had been in the water.
- The bail hearing for the woman accused in an Ottawa love triangle slaying resumes today. The accused, Gurpreet Ronald, a 35-year-old mother of two, is jointly charged with Bhupinderpal Gill in the first degree murder of Gill’s wife Jagtar.
- With the OPP saying that distracted driving has now become the number one killer on the roads in Ontario, accounting for more deaths in 2013 than impaired or speed-related incidents, the government is promising to reintroduce increased distracted driving penalties. The legislation called for three demerit points for using handheld devices to text, email or talk while driving, with the maximum fine increased to $1000.
- Health news: A Toronto company working with scientists in North Carolina hopes to get hypoallergenic peanut products to stores in the near future. The company says this could be followed as well by products for gluten sensitive individuals.
- In business: John Brenner will look at Tim Hortons’ motivation to join Burger King, and how to make clickability online work for you in your stores
- In sports: Canadian Eugenie Bouchard won her first round match up at the U.S. Open in straight sets. The Blue Jays lost 11-7 to the Boston Red Sox in 11 innings. The Ottawa 67’s open up training camp this afternoon.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - Noah Browning, Reuters correspondent in Ramallah
7:20 - Ezra Levant, Ottawa Sun Columnist & Sun News Network TV Host
7:40 - What you Need to Know in Ottawa Today
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A $20 gift certificate to New York Fries to celebrate their 30th anniversary of fresh cut fries and poutine!
- A pair of tickets to see the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Carolina Railhawks on September 7th at TD Place!
8-9 - Mark Kennedy, Ottawa Citizen Parliamentary Bureau Chief
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.