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Madely's Morning Minute - March 18

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Tuesday March 18, 2014


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5. Time to be pesky


Chris Neil says of tonight's crucial Ottawa Senators game against the New York Rangers: "We've got to show, like in the past, those 'Pesky Sens". With only 15 games left on the schedule, the Rangers are ahead of the Sens by seven points for the final wildcard playoff spot. Game time tonight at Canadian Tire Centre is 7:30 on TSN 1200 Radio and Sportsnet. Despite the last place finish and the second time in a row missing the playoff, 67's Owner Jeff Hunt is standing behind General Manager and Coach Chris Byrne, saying he will be back next year.


4. Cyberbullies under-reported


Zero tolerance policies at schools aimed at cyberbullying may be discouraging victims from reporting incidents. After a survey of 5,400 students across Canada found that teachers are far down the list of people that students consider turning to for help, researchers conclude that highly punitive school policies discourage kids from reporting. Complicating the issue, online bullying does not always break down into bully and victim. 39% of students from grades 4 to 11 reported they had been on both sides of bullying at some point, sometimes in retaliation for behavior toward them or to their friends.


3. Dog abuse charges


A 72-year-old Navan man has been charged after a dog was allegedly dragged on a rope behind a pickup truck Sunday night. At around 6:20pm, witnesses called 911 to report a dog being dragged on an eight foot rope attached to a truck's tow hitch. Police say it is unclear how fast the truck was going at the time, and they're not clear as to what may have led to this incident. Reached at his home, the man who has been charged said, "That dog was not towed behind the truck. That's all I got to tell ya."


2. More Malaysian jet questions


The Malaysian investigators have reversed themselves again, this time on when the missing jet's communications were disabled. The government withdrew its assertion that the ACARS communications system had already been disabled when the last voice communication "All right, goodnight" was heard by ground control. The new account appears to reopen the possibility that the aircraft was operating normally at that time and that the two communications systems, ACARS and the Transponder deactivated at the same time, not at separate points. Some experts say this elevates the theory there was some sort of complete electrical malfunction.


1. Russian sanctions laughable


Prime Minister Harper is due in Kyiv, Ukraine on Friday in a show of solidarity with the interim government. In the meantime, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister is laughing off sanctions being imposed by the West. He tweeted "Comrade @BarackObama" asking if "some prankster" came up with the list of 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials hit with economic and travel sanctions. Canada joined the United States in the stepped up sanctions.

Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:


7:10 - CFRA'S GETAWAY… TO HAWAII - 580 CFRA Getaways are back!  We're giving away trips for two to destinations around the globe. 
This CFRA Getaway takes a winner and their guest on a Hawaiian cruise, courtesy of Expedia CruiseShipCentres, Kanata, Norwegian Cruise Lines and WestJet! It's a 7 night cruise around the Hawaiian Islands with a Balcony Cabin, economy airfare for 2 from Ottawa and most meals are included!
Listen for your name. If you hear it, you have until 7:30 to call in and be eligible to win the Grand Prize.
And keep listening all day! Names will be called during Mark Sutcliffe's Chatroom in the 9 o'clock hour, Rick Gibbons' Home Page in the 2 o'clock hour and during Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition in 4 o'clock hour.
Contest closes Friday March 28th. The Grand Prize winner will be announced live on Madely in the Morning on Monday March 31st.


7:50 - The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada


7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:

  • A pair of tickets to the Ottawa-Gatineau International Autoshow. 3 levels. 7 pavilions. 29 manufacturers. And almost 300 vehicles. This Thursday to Sunday at the Ottawa Convention Centre.
  • A pair of Orchestra Level seats to see the progressive rock band, "Yes" at the National Arts Centre on March 30.
  • A pair of tickets to the REDBLACKS opening game! Don't miss the historic return of CFL football! Only chance to secure your seat for the home opener! Be the first to attend a game at TD Place! Can't-miss deal! Tickets available at


8:10 - Colonel Paul Prévost, former Commander of 3 Wing, Bagotville, Quebec (one of Canada's two fighter wings). Col Prévost is a CF-18 pilot and actually flew one of the fighters welcoming home his own 3 Wing personnel at the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.


8:40 - Canadian Press reporter Murray Brewster, who has just returned from Afghanistan


Coming up today on CFRA:


The Lowell Green Show - 10a-Noon --- It's a 2 hour cruise to the "Island of Sanity" each weekday morning as Lowell Green navigates listeners through to the real issues that are affecting Ottawa.

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