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Madely's Morning Minute - Aug. 20

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5. Sens tour hits Kingston/Smiths Falls


The Ottawa Senators' Hometown Tour continues today beginning at the Canadian Tire in Kingston at 1:30pm-5pm with Sens players Kyle Turris & Mark Borowiecki. The Tour then moves to the Smiths Falls Memorial Centre from 4pm-7:45pm with Kyle and Mark. A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi. No details of the settlement have been released. 10 years ago, Bertuzzi sucker-punched Moore from behind, sending him crashing face-first to the ice and leaving him with a concussion and fractured vertebrae, ending his NHL career.


4. Raitt on the defence


Transport Minister Lisa Raitt is pointing blame away from her department after the Transportation Safety Board lambasted Transport Canada for neglecting rail safety, leading to last summer's Lac Megantic, Quebec rail disaster. 47 people were killed and dozens of buildings destroyed when a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic freight train loaded with crude oil derailed and exploded in the town. Raitt defends her department's role saying the government puts the rules in place, and the railway did not follow the rules.


3. No helmet exemption for Sikhs


The Canadian Sikh Association says it is deeply disappointed with Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne's refusal to grant an exemption on mandatory motorcycle helmets for turban wearing Sikhs. The association says it had secured the support of members from both opposition parties and all four Sikh Liberal MPPs before the election, but the secretary of the association, Manohar Singh Bal, says, "Now that the Liberal party have their majority, they have turned around and said no to us."


2. Not guilty of terror


A London pathologist has been found not guilty on terrorism charges, the first time in Canada that a person accused as a terrorist has gone to trial and been acquitted. The judge told an Ottawa courtroom that he was not persuaded beyond a reasonable doubt that Khurram Syed Sher had joined in a plot with two co-conspirators. The 31-year-old was one of three young Muslim man arrested and charged in 2010 after a massive RCMP investigation.


1. Junk food unwanted


A west end food cupboard that helps the poor says it will not accept junk food of any kind, and if it receives any from the Ottawa Food Bank, it is sent back. Parkdale Food Center executive director Karen Secord told CTV Ottawa's Joanne Schnurr that would be, "salt, sugar, and fat. Any kind of chips, any kind of candies, desserts, sweets-type things. We would send all that back. We would also never give out pop." Secord includes Kraft Dinner on that list of items.



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