Friday February 28, 2014
Madely's Top 5
5. Sens hammered by Red Wings
The Ottawa Senators sunk further from a playoff spot last night with a 6-1 drubbing from Detroit. Robin Lehner allowed all 6 goals in 15 shots and was pulled at 5:04 of the 2nd period, replaced by Binghamton's Andrew Hammond, who on his first NHL appearance, faced 9 shots and did not allow a goal. Sens are 5 points behind Detroit for the final wildcard playoff spot. They kick off a road trip with the Heritage Classic at B.C. Place 4pm Sunday in Vancouver.
4. Russia has been warned
The U.S. is warning Russia against any kind of provocations, but there certainly have been a couple attributed to militiamen in Ukraine. Dozens of armed men in Russian-marked military uniforms occupied an airport in the capital of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region early today. They later left after finding no Ukrainian troops had landed.
3. Marois comes bearing gifts
Quebec Premier Pauline Marois, in her first visit to Gatineau since being elected in 2012, announced (not because an election is coming, of course) $14.4-million to expand the Gatineau Hospital's neonatal unit, $770,000 for the city's heritage action plan, and $26.5-million to help the city build a new arena for the Gatineau Olympiques.
2. Missing teen
A 17-year-old boy has gone missing in Kanata and Ottawa Police are seeking the public's assistance. Donovan Birtch was last seen at about 9 o'clock last night in the Springwater Drive and Steeplechase Drive area of Kanata. Police believe he may still be there or in the Bells Corners area. He is described as a white male, approximately 5-foot-8 and 120 lbs. He has shaggy brown hair and no facial hair.
1. Ontario whiteouts
A wall of snow caused major whiteouts across a huge swath of southern Ontario. The whiteouts are being blamed for a 96-vehicle collision on Highway 400 south of Barrie. There were several injuries, none of them life threatening. The chain reaction crash occurred as drivers found themselves totally blinded in slippery conditions when the snow squall moved from Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. One person was killed and several others injured in a pair of 30-vehicle pileups on Highway 402 near Hamilton.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird, live from Kiev, Ukraine
7:15 - Globe and Mail's Mark MacKinnon in Ukraine
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. Today you could win:
- Dinner from Milano Pizzeria - a large pizza, onion rings, zucchini sticks and a 2 litre bottle of pop!
- A family four pack to any Ottawa 67s home game at the Canadian Tire Centre.
- Two tickets to see Monty Python’s “Spamalot” presented by the Orpheus Musical Theatre, March 7-16 at Centrepointe theatre
8:10 - Weekend Entertainment Guide
8:20 - Shelley McLean on the 'Downton Abbey' exhibit
8:40 - Grand Prize Draw for CFRA'S GETAWAY TO ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND!!!
8:45 - E-Talk Host Lainey from Hollywood!
Coming up today on CFRA:
Rick Gibbons Homepage - 1PM-3PM --- Rick Gibbons hosts a 2-hour caller and guest-driven open line show on the hottest topics of the day. A different take, a different opinion, and a great new addition to the CFRA daily lineup!
Today's Lunch Bunch
Today on Rick Gibbons' Lunch Bunch, Rick is joined by Sun Media's Anthony Furey, and Ottawa Sun City Hall Reporter, Jon Willing.