Friday April 04, 2014
Madely's Top 5
5. Playoffs a pipe dream
The Sens' road to the playoffs is even steeper. Columbus shut out Philadelphia 2-0, moving to 7 points ahead of Ottawa for eighth in the East. Ottawa hosts Montreal tonight at 7 and then travel to New York to play the Rangers tomorrow night. Both games on TSN 1200 radio and CBC TV. Toronto edged Boston 4-3 in overtime.
4. Construction headaches coming
Warmer weather means construction season is back. The city says it will be a little worse than last year because of all of the projects going on.
In the East, the 417 widening will reduce the highway to two lanes in both directions during nights and weekends starting in May. A section of St. Joseph Boulevard will be shut down later in the summer for Trim road widening. And there will be watermain work on Ogilvie and Montreal roads. To try to minimize commuter disruption for Orleans more OC Transpo buses will be added in the morning and afternoon rush hours.
To the West, 417 widening continues. The Carp Road overpass will be down to a single lane with signals to control north and southbound traffic. The Castlefrank ramp will be closed. And a 5 km section of Baseline Road between Woodroffe and Prince of Wales will be resurfaced.
Downtown work will disrupt Gladstone Ave., Elgin St., Albert St. and Queen St.
To and from the Quebec side, Rideau and Sussex construction will continue with lane closures on the Macdonald-Cartier and Chaudiere bridges.
To the South, Greenbank will be widened through Barrhaven, and the Jockvale Bridge will be under reconstruction. The Bank/Conroy intersection will also be reconfigured.
For OC Transpo riders, changes coming this summer may mean a longer walk to stops and along routes affected by construction, including routes 4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 31, 94, 95, 122, 131, 150 and 221.
Most of the work begins in early May.
3. Finding the jet
The hunt for the missing Malaysian jet heads underwater. A U.S. Navy high-tech black box locator has been deployed for the first time. The Australians have sent in a navy ship to tow a ping locator. The British hydrographic survey, HMS Echo, is mapping the ocean floor looking for wreckage. A Malaysian submarine searching frigate will arrive this weekend. Britain is also sending in HMS Tireless, a Trafalgar class nuclear submarine with very sophisticated sonar capabilities.
2. Marois' poll troubles
Pauline Marois' Parti Québecois appears to be headed for a devastating defeat in Monday's elections, IF you believe the pollsters. With the Liberals now at a statistical tie with the P.Q. in mainly Francophone ridings, the polls that include allophones and Anglophones put the Liberals into the realm of majority government territory. ThreeHundredEight.com takes into account all polls conducted so far and gives the separatist P.Q. just 29% of the vote, down 9 points from where the party stood at the outset of the campaign four weeks ago. The Liberals are projected to have 41% support, a gain of 6 points overall.
1. Wynne not a suspect
The OPP lead investigator says Kathleen Wynne is not suspected of ordering that computers in the Premier's office be erased. Experts are still trying to determine what was done to the 24 hard drives, but appear to have zeroed in on the dying days of Dalton McGuinty's regime. Detective Constable Andre Duvall says the OPP are focused on the activities of McGuinty's former Chief of Staff.
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:10 - CFRA'S GETAWAY CONTEST! Our third CFRA Getaway wants you to experience being a tourist in the nation's capital… the one 900 kilometres south of us. Washington, D.C.!
The Grand Prize winner will be announced live on Madely in the Morning THIS MORNING at 8:40!
7:12 - CFRA Reporter Sarah Anderson on the Eric Leighton inquest's 22 recommendations.
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A pair of tickets to Investors Group Stars on Ice, featuring world champion and Olympic medalist Patrick Chan and Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, taking place at Canadian Tire Centre Sunday April 27
All of our winners this week will be entered to win:
8:10 - Your chance to win a BRAND NEW 2014 Porsche Boxster, courtesy of Mark Motors of Ottawa.
8:12 - Weekend Entertainment Guide
8:20 - Shelley McLean on Sunday night's American Country Music Awards
8:40 - CFRA'S GETAWAY to Washington, D.C. GRAND PRIZE DRAW!
8:41 - Dean Roberts talks to Harlem Globetrotter Anthony "Buckets" Blakes
8:50 - Brenda Reisch, executive director, Children at Risk. The 13th Annual Rockin' for Risk Dance Party is tomorrow night at Algonquin College
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 lineup:
Today on Rick Gibbons' Lunch Bunch, Rick is joined by CFRA's Stephanie Kinsella, and Ottawa Sun City Hall Reporter, Jon Willing.