Madely's Top 5
5. L.A. takes control
The Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 and now have a 3-1 series lead. Game 5 is tomorrow night at 8 in Chicago. Tonight it's Game 5 between the Montreal Canadians and New York Rangers at 8pm with Montreal down 3-1. A comeback is doable. The Rangers came back after being down 3-1 against Pittsburgh, and L.A. won a series after being down 3-0 against San Jose. In the NBA, the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers and now lead the series 3-1. Game 5 is tomorrow night at 8:30 in Indiana. Tonight it's Game 4 between San Antonio and Oklahoma City, with the Spurs leading 2-1. The Jays beat Tampa Bay 10 - 5.
4. PTSD sufferers to receive canine help
The federal government is reportedly going to provide specially trained service dogs to 50 veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. Sources tell CTV that Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino will announce a half million dollar pilot project today. It will assess the impact service dogs might have on soldiers with PTSD.
3. OC crackdown
88 charges have been laid after a police crackdown on disruptive behaviour on city buses. Teams of plain clothes and uniformed police and OC Transpo special constables rode buses and setup surveillance at Westboro, Lincoln Fields, and Baseline stations in the west end, as well as Fallowfield, Strandherd and Marketplace in Barrhaven. Most of the charges were related to city bylaw infractions.
2. Dress code flap
A 14-year-old Fisher Park Public School student is challenging her school's dress code claiming it is sexist and unfairly targets girls. There is an online debate after grade 8 student Tallie Doyle posted on Facebook that she was sent to the office for wearing a spaghetti strap top that showed her black bra straps. A teacher told her if she did not have a sweater to cover up, she would have to go to the vice principal's office. She was reminded that under the school's dress code undergarments are not allowed to be visible.
1. Kidnapped girls found?
Nigeria's military claims it has located the nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists, but fears for their safety if force is used to free them. The country's Chief of Defence told thousands of demonstrators who gathered at ministry headquarters, "We can't go and kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back."
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:40 - Madely's Top 5
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest:
- A $50 City of Ottawa recreation gift certificate to help with your New Year's resolutions. Use it for fitness memberships, swimming lessons, dance classes and more. A listing of over 1000 courses and activities is available at ottawa.ca/recreation
- A twosome at the Metcalfe Golf Club - 9 & 18 hole courses. Call 613-821-3673 or visit metcalfegolf.com to book your tee time.
- A pair of tickets to an evening with the extraordinary Al Pacino on June 26th at the National Arts Centre. Tickets on sale starting at 10am on May 29th through ticketmaster.ca or at the NAC box office
8:10 - Dr. Nadia Verrelli, Assistant Professor, Lakehead University
8:40 - Cody Sorenson, Olympian & John Leslie, Paralympian
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.
Today's Lunch Bunch lineup:
Today on Rick Gibbons' Lunch Bunch Pierre Bourque fills in and is joined by CFRA's Steve Madely, and former parliamentarian Barry Turner.