Madely's Top 5
5. Henderson impresses
16-year-old Smiths Falls golf sensation, Brooke Henderson, finished the first round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open at 2-under, seven strokes out of first place. The Ottawa REDBLACKS are home to Calgary at TD Place Sunday afternoon at 3pm. Henry Burris is poised to move into third in the CFL all-time passing record books. The Ottawa Fury are on the road in Indianapolis for a game tomorrow night 7:30.
4. TV bundles changing?
The CRTC, which is Canada's broadcast regulator, is proposing a pick and pay structure for cable TV. It would allow Canadians to choose individual channels on top of the basic service. The price of which would be capped at $20-$30 per month. Service providers would be required to offer build-your-own channel packages, but could still offer preassembled packages. A controversial proposal would allow local TV stations to shut down their transmitters, a move that would not sit well with consumers who prefer to get their TV programming free over the year via antennae.
3. Harper criticized by native women's leaders
Native women's leaders are criticizing Stephen Harper, calling his remarks insensitive and irresponsible after he rejected calls for a national inquiry into Canada's murdered and missing aboriginal women. Native Women's Association of Canada executive director Claudette Dumont-Smith says, "Why are there so many aboriginal women that are murdered compared to other women? Doesn't he think that racism and sexism and colonialism play a part in all that?"
2. Protesters flood the Hill
Downtown streets were clogged yesterday as protesters marched to Parliament Hill. With rainbow flags, 'save the planet' banners, and 'idle no more' merchandise around him, Public Service Alliance of Canada member Chris Wilson said, "We're here to stop Harper." Marie-Danielle Smith in the Ottawa Citizen writes that David Wilson's eight-year-old daughter, Sasha, held a sign that read: "No more Harper. Not cool." Asked why she doesn't think the prime minister is cool, Sasha said, "I don't know. My daddy says so."
1. Should ransoms be paid?
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Islamic State threat is, "beyond anything we have seen" and may surpass that once posed by Al Qaeda. The video beheading of American journalist James Foley has reopened the debate on whether governments should pay ransom for hostages. The United States and Britain both have laws against such ransom payments because they believe it puts a price tag on the heads of their citizens overseas and advertises that they pay to get their people back.
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On Sunday, join the Miracle League of Ottawa for a free community event, held rain or shine from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. near the Aberdeen Pavillion. This event honours the Miracle League's efforts to build the first-ever baseball diamond and playground for children with special needs in Ottawa.
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