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Madely's Morning Minute - March 21

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Friday March 21, 2014


Madely's Top 5


5. Hemsky's highlight


The crowd left last night's Sens/Lightning game happy, despite the Sens falling 5-4. Newly acquired right-winger, Ales Hemsky, scored an unbelievable highlight goal to tie the game at 3. The crowd went wild and chanted "Hemsky" (deservedly) a number of times afterwards. Rachel Homan's Ottawa rink is on fire at the Women's World Curling Championships. Homan's 10-1 rink will face Switzerland in today's playoff with the winner getting a bye to Sunday's gold-medal game.


4. Potholes return with a vengeance


City councillors are confirming, based on the calls they are receiving, and the stats from city staff, that Ottawa-area roads are in the worst condition in years. Councillor Doug Thompson calls it the worst condition he's ever seen. Gloucester-Southgate Councillor Diane Deans says they've repaired over 56,000 potholes so far. The problem is that the cold is forcing crews to use cold patches, which are only temporary fixes.


3. Transit safety steps


A 10-point plan to make transit stops safer at night has been announced. A survey showed that only 49% of women felt safe waiting for a bus at night, meaning 51% feel unsafe. As a result, transit staff and supervisors will begin offering foot patrols and escorts at Transitway stations. Maintenance staff will wear bright, identifiable uniforms, and lighting inside stations and some shelters will be improved. Overgrown vegetation will also be cleaned up.


2. Marois comes out flat


Federalists appear to have made more gains in the Quebec elections, after last night's debate. Liberal Leader, Philippe Couillard, brought up the referendum so often, according to the Globe and Mail's Sophie Cousineau, that observers lost count. He appeared to have come out the winner of the debate. The latest CROP-La Presse poll puts the Liberal Party slightly ahead of the PQ, but the lackluster performance of PQ leader Pauline Marois may give the federalists the edge.


1. No sign of jet debris


Australia's acting PM says nothing of significance has been spotted so far by search planes overlooking the area that satellites found what appeared to be debris from an aircraft. Five patrol planes were able to make it to that zone today, but found nothing. Even if they find the floating debris, it would have drifted for 2 weeks in some of the world's roughest, most wind-driven, remote sections of ocean. Basically, ships don't go through that area between Australia and Antarctica.


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.


7:55 - 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 - Weekend Entertainment Guide


8:20 - Shelley McLean looks at some big news on DISNEY sequels!


8:40 - Claire de Passille, show manager of this weekend's Ottawa Home and Garden Show at the EY Centre


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!


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