What You Need to Know in Ottawa Today
- Ottawa Police are deepening their search for witnesses in the murder of a 21-year-old outside in Elgin Street bar Saturday. Jabeir Jemmie died from stab wounds after an altercation outside the Living Room bar shortly after he was kicked out by bouncers. Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Elgin and Frank Streets between 2:15 and 2:45 AM Saturday
- Foul play has been ruled out in the death of a 31-year-old woman whose naked body was found in the Rideau River near Carleton University on Tuesday.
- Two women are in custody after a disturbance on a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba was forced to return to Toronto's Pearson International Airport under a military escort on Wednesday evening. Sunwing V.P. Janine Chapman said the passengers had consumed a "significant quantity of their duty free alcohol purchase in the lavatory." She said they lit a cigarette, triggering the smoke alarm, and "proceeded to get into a physical altercation with each other and made a threat against the aircraft."
- Global News reports Luka Magnotta has been sending thank you notes to the writers of fan mail he gets as he while awaiting the start of his murder trial on September 8th.
- Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals is clueless on how much time is spent teaching math in the province's schools. She was questioned by reporters after the Education and Quality Accountability office released results of standardized testing that show only 54% of grade 6 students meet the math standard as of this year, a further decline from 61% in 2010.
- University of Ottawa President, Allan Rock, is on the defensive after accusations he hung the men's varsity hockey team out to dry by suspending the program as a whole. Rock says "widespread behavior that was disreputable" lead to the one season suspension, not just the allegations that led to sexual assault charges against two players.
- In Business: Gasoline prices could have been much higher over the summer, we were pretty lucky!
- In Sports: Canadian Milos Raonic plays his 2nd round match at the U.S. Open this afternoon. On the women’s side, Canadian Eugenie Bouchard also plays her 2nd round match this evening. The Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - Senator Bob Runciman
7:20 - David Gourlay, President, Miracle League
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!
8:10 - Paul Koring, Reporter, Globe & Mail
8:20 - Ian Lee, Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
8:40 - J.R. Edwards, Executive Director, Carleton University Ravens
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