5 things to know for Monday May 5, 2014
Fan-Yee Suen, CTVNews.ca
Published Monday, May 5, 2014 5:38AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, May 5, 2014 5:54AM EDT
1. Look up in the sky it's a...: Social media lit up on Sunday, with multiple reports of a possible meteor strike in southern Ontario. The unconfirmed reports are being investigated by the American Meteor Society.
2. Pistorius trial resumes: Oscar Pistorius is back in court as his murder trial resumes after a two-week recess. At the heart of the televised trial is whether Pistorius fired his gun with the intention to kill then-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, or with the belief that his life was in danger from an apparent intruder. With the case expected to last another two weeks, at least, here's a preview of what's still to come.
3. Raptors eliminated: After a nail-biting Game 7, the Brooklyn Nets beat the Raptors, eliminating Toronto's team from the first round of the NBA playoffs. No word if Raptors coach Dwane Casey –- who took the "good old reliable" TTC to the game at the ACC -– took the subway home.
4. Honouring Canada's mission: A team of Canadian soldiers are taking part in a five-day run honouring Canada's mission in Afghanistan. The race, "Soldier on Afghanistan Relay," is set to end in Ottawa on Friday.
5. Hadfield on the mic, again: Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will entertain thousands of Canadian students on Monday, when he takes part in a webcast to sing the official Music Monday theme song entitled "I.S.S." (Is Somebody Singing). Last year, Hadfield performed the song from outer space.