What You Need to Know in Ottawa Today
• An Ottawa man, 23-year-old John Maguire, who was a recent convert to Islam while attending a multi-faith prayer room at the University of Ottawa, is among the foreign fighters who have joined ISIS extremists in Syria, according to reporter Stewart Bell writing in a front page Ottawa Citizen and National Post story.
• CTV News reports that British officials have said they are close to identifying the man seen in a video of the beheading of journalist James Foley’s. A senior government source told The Sunday Times that the main suspect is Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a 23-year-old known to fellow militants as “Jihadi John,” and he and other British-born militants are nicknamed “the Beatles.”
• Canada’s premiers are expected to once again call for a public inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women this week when they meet in Charlottetown at the Council of the Federation.
• The murder victim in Saturday’s stabbing on Elgin Street had court date scheduled for today. He was to appear on charges of theft under $5000, he had neither been convicted, nor pleaded guilty to the charge. He was also charged in September for a 2013 knife holdup. Again, no trial had taken place for those charges.
• Somerset Ward councillor Diane Holmes is calling for more liquor inspectors on Elgin Street in the wake of the weekend stabbing death
• In sports: Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson has signed a three-year contract extension worth an annual average salary of $4.2 million. Milos Raonic advances to the second round of the U.S. Open after a straight sets victory over Taro Daniel. The Blue Jays lost to the Red Sox 4-3 in 10 innings.
• In business: Ottawa picked to host medical device show – The TSX sits at a record high thanks in part to Tim Hortons
Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:
7:40 - What You Need to Know in Ottawa Today
7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:
- A $20 gift certificate to New York Fries to celebrate their 30th anniversary of fresh cut fries and poutine!
- A pair of tickets to see the Ottawa Fury FC take on the Carolina Railhawks on September 7th at TD Place!
8:10 - Ottawa Food Bank Executive Director Michael Maidment with Olympian Michelle Conway about hunger in Canadian classrooms.
8:40 - Dr. Brett Belchetz, ER Physician
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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.