Thursday March 27, 2014
Madely's Top 5
5. Sens coming home
The Senators return to the Canadian Tire Centre tomorrow to start a five-game home stand. They meet Chicago and are currently eight points back of Toronto and Detroit from a wildcard spot. Vancouver fans are a step closer to a wildcard after the Canucks took out the Minnesota Wild 5-2. The Raptors are one step closer to clinching a playoff berth for the first time in six years. The Raps edged the Celtics 99-90. However, the New York Knicks made sure Toronto coiuldn't celebrate just yet by downing Sacramento 107-99.
4. Sandy Hill wins!
A surprise flip-flop at Ottawa City Hall. Council has overturned the planning committee's approval of a private student housing development proposed for Sandy Hill. The zoning in the area allows for four-story high buildings, but the developer and planning committee agreed that this 630 student apartment building could go as high as nine stories. Local residents fought the development not on the basis of it being student housing, but because it was too high. They said it wasn't compatible with Sandy Hill’s heritage status.
3. Possible abduction attempt
Ottawa Police are investigating a possible abduction attempt of a child after school on Tuesday afternoon in Barrhaven. A young girl on her way home from the bus stop was approached by a white man in a rusty white truck, according to police. The man offered her candy and asked her to come inside the truck to get warm. Police say the girl refused and ran home to tell her parents and immediately called police. The incident occurred near Tamarack and Sutcliffe in Barrhaven's Longfields area around 3:15 Tuesday.
2. Assisted dying bill
The Harper Government is opposed to it, but a Conservative backbencher is bucking the party and introducing a private member’s bill on what he calls “assisted dying”, what most of us call assisted suicide. Manitoba MP Steven Fletcher, a quadriplegic since a moose crash in his vehicle in 1996, wants to decriminalize physician-assisted death for competent adults and make the process transparent. He says he understands what it’s like to suffer. Justice Minister Peter McKay says the Conservative government position against assisted dying is still intact and has no intention of raising the debate again.
1. PM to meet with Merkel
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is ratcheting up his talk against Vladimir Putin over the annexation of Crimea by Russia. Harper meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today in Berlin and is trying to convince the Germans that North America can make up Germany's energy needs by supplying liquefied natural gas to replace any gas not obtained from Russia. Harper says we simply cannot afford the risk of Europe going back to being a continent where people seized territory, where bigger military powers are prepared to invade their neighbors or carve off pieces.
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.
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A pair of orchestra level seats to see the progressive rock band, “YES” at the National Arts Centre on March 30.
- A pair of passes to see “Noah” at any Cineplex location while the movie is playing.
- A pair of tickets to the Savoy Society of Ottawa’s presentation of Gilbert & Gullivan’s Ruddygore, April 3-6th at Algonquin Commons Theatre. Tickets online at www.algonquinsa.ticketfly.com
8:10 - Your chance to win a BRAND NEW 2014 Porsche Boxster, courtesy of Mark Motors of Ottawa.
8:11 - Rob Johnston, Transportation Safety Board lead investigator for the OC Transpo/VIA Rail accident.
Coming up today on CFRA:
Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition - 3p-6p --- Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition covers breaking news and updates you on what's developed in the stories you heard on the way to work this morning! From interesting short features and reporter de-briefings, to breaking business news updates, traveller's weather, interviews with newsmakers, and open phone segments to let you hear what your neighbours are saying about the biggest stories of the day.