WATCH LIVE: CBC Vancouver News at 6 for Sept. 10 — Amputee Medicare, Daylight Savings, Election Call


>>Anita: TONIGHT ON CBC VANCOUVER NEWS.>>IT’S LOSING MY LEG ALL OVER AGAIN. >>Mike: A PROLONGED BATTLE WITH PHARMACARE. AMPU TEES DENIED NEW LIMBS. ALSO …>>JUST BETTER FOR EVERYBODY. >>Anita: THE OVERWHELMING DESIRE TO MAKE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME PERMANENT. AND …>>Mike: AWAY WE GO. CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF. THE FEDERAL ELECTION OFFICIALLY GETS UNDERWAY TOMORROW.>>Announcer: THIS IS CBC VANCOUVER NEWS. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: GOOD EVENING. A VICTORY TONIGHT FOR AMPUTEES IN OUR PROVINCE WHO WERE DENIED REPLACEMENT ARTIFICIAL LIMBS. >>Mike: WHILE ONE DIVISION OF THE BC HEALTH MINISTRY, BC MEDICAL, FLEW THEM TO AUSTRALIA FOR COSTLY SURGERY, ANOTHER DIVISION, PHARMACARE, REFUSED TO PAY FOR NEW PROSTHETICS WHEN THEY RETURNED HOME. >>Anita: SHORTLY AFTER THE AMPUTEES CONTACTED CBC NEWS, PHARMACARE REVERSED COURSE. ERIC RANKIN HAS OUR TOP STORY.>>Reporter: IMAGINE BEING ON CRUTCHES MONTHS AFTER MONTHS. NOW TRY TO IMAGINE DOING THAT ON A BROKEN-DOWN ARTIFICIAL LEG. ONE PRECARIOUS STEP AWAY FROM A SERIOUS FALL. THAT’S WHAT 46-YEAR-OLD KIA JOHNSON HAS FACED EVERY DAY BECAUSE ONE PART OF THE BC HEALTH MINISTRY WAS OUT OF STEP WITH ANOTHER.>>I HAD TWO LEGS FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS AND NOW I DON’T. NOW I’M BACK TO ONE. AND I FEEL LIKE IT’S — IT’S, LIKE — IT’S LOSING MY LEG ALL OVER AGAIN. >>Reporter: KIA FIRST INJURED HER LEG AT THE AGE OF 12 IN A SKI ACCIDENT. YEARS OF SURGERY AND ABOVE THE KNEE AMPUTATION FOLLOWED. HER FLUCTUATING WEIGHT MEANT A STANDARD ARTIFICIAL LIMB KEPT FALLING OFF. THEN TWO YEARS AGO NEW HOPE. THE BC MEDICAL PLAN PAID TO FLY HER AND TWO OTHER AMPUTEES TO AUSTRALIA FOR INNOVATIVE OSTEOINTEGRATION SURGERY, A TITANIUM ROD IMPLANTED DIRECTLY INTO THE BONE OF THE REMAINING LIMB, ALLOWING AN ARTIFICIAL LEG TO BE SECURELY ATTACHED DIRECTLY TO THE BODY. >>ALL I COULD THINK WAS I WAS GOING TO HAVE A LEG AGAIN.>>Reporter: THE COST? BC MEDICAL PAID 105,000 TAXPAYER DOLLARS FOR EACH OF THE SURGERIES. WHEN KIA RETURNED HOME, SHE LEARNED THAT THE MINISTRY DEPARTMENT THAT ASSISTS WITH MEDICAL DEVICES, BC PHARMACARE, HAD NO POLICY TO DEAL WITH THE NEW PROCEDURE AND WHEN HER ARTIFICIAL LEG WORE OUT, AS THEY ALL DO WITHIN THREE TO FIVE YEARS, PHARMACARE SAID IT WOULDN’T PAY THE SEVERAL DOLLAR REPLACEMENT COST. KIAH WAS BACK IN A WHEELCHAIR. >>THEY SET US UP FOR FAILURE. SENT US HOME WITH NOTHING. >>Reporter: BUT SHORTLY AFTER KIA AND ANOTHER OSTEOINTEGRATION RECIPIENT CONTACTED CBC NEWS ABOUT THEIR PLIGHT, PHARMACARE CHANGED ITS TUNE, WRITING COVERING PROSTHETIC COMPONENTS FOR BASIC FUNCTIONALITY FOR THESE RECIPIENTS HAS BEEN APPROVED.>>I FEEL ECSTATIC. IT’S LIKE CHRISTMAS. I CAN’T EVEN — BETTER THAN CHRISTMAS.>>Reporter: AMPUTEE ADVOCATES SAY IT’S THE RIGHT DECISION, BUT THE DELAY WAS UNACCEPTABLE.>>I DON’T THINK THEY SHOULD BE NICKEL AND DIMING ON THE BACK OF THE AMPUTEES. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY VULNERABLE POPULATION WHO HAVE LOST A LIMB.>>Reporter: THERE IS ONE REMAINING ISSUE. PHARMACARE ONLY PAYS FOR BASIC FUNCTIONALITY. THE MOST BASIC OF PROSTHETICS FOR ALL AMPUTEES. WAR AMPS GIVES BC A FAIL FOR THAT. KIA IS JUST HAPPY SHE’LL BE OFF HER CRUTCHES SOON. >>I DON’T EVEN CARE WHAT KIND OF KNEE. I’M NOT PICKY. I JUST WANT ONE THAT WORKS. AND THEN I CAN GO BACK TO BEING WHAT I WANT AND DOING WHAT I WANT.>>Reporter: ERIC RANKIN, CBC NEWS.>>Mike: WELL, IS IT TIME FOR CHANGE? TIME CHANGE, THAT IS. >>Anita: WHEN IT COMES TO THE CHANGING OF THE CLOCKS, BRITISH COLUMBIANS HAVE SPOKEN AND A VAST MAJORITY WANT IT SCRAPED. >>Mike: SHIFTING WON’T LIKELY HAPPEN UNLESS OUR NEIGHBOURS DO IT TOO.>>Reporter: ALMOST ALL OF US HAVE TO DO IT. CHANGE OUR CLOCKS TWICE A YEAR. SPRING FORWARD AND FALL BACK. BUT IT TURNS OUT MOST BRITISH COLUMBIANS AREN’T FANS OF THE TIME CHANGE.>>LIKE, WHAT IS IT FOR?>>WAY OF CONSERVING RATIONS BACK THEN WHICH HAS ABSOLUTELY NO BEARING IN 2019. >>Reporter: A SURVEY FROM THE PROVINCE FOUND 93% OF RESPONDENTS WANT TO STOP THE CLOCK CHANGE AND MAKE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME OUR CURRENT TIME ZONE PERMANENT. THAT MEANS SUNRISES IN THE WINTER WOULD HAPPEN LATER, AROUND 9 A.M. IN VANCOUVER BUT SUNLIGHT STRETCHING FURTHER INTO THE EVENINGS. >>IT SHOULD BE FINE. YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WILL ADAPT ANYWAY. >>I THINK IT’S A GREAT IDEA. THAT WAY KIDS CAN STAY OUT LONGER AND PLAY. PARENTS DON’T HAVE TO RUSH HOME IN DARK. >>I LIKE NOT FALLING BACK. I LIKE HAVING MORE TIME IN THE EVENING.>>IT’S ONE THING GOING TO WORK IN THE DARK. IT’S TERRIBLE COMING HOME IN THE DARK. >>Reporter: BUT THERE ARE SOME THAT LIKE THE TIME CHANGE AND ITS BENEFITS. >>I GUESS IT’S BETTER TO GET SUNLIGHT EARLY BECAUSE IT’S MORNING. SO EVERYONE — >>Reporter: THOSE CHAMPIONING THE CHANGES, THOUGH, SAY THEY HAVE THE EVIDENCE THAT PERMANENT DAYLIGHT SAVING IS THE WAY TO GO. >>THE BIGGEST THING WE TRULY FOUND WAS THE NUMBER OF WORKPLACE, VEHICLE, AND ACCIDENTS THAT REALLY DO HAPPEN AROUND THE TIME CHANGE. >>WHEN WE SWITCH OVER IN THE SPRING, IMPOSING EFFECTIVELY A ONE-HOUR JET LAG ON THE ENTIRE POPULATION. THAT RESULTS IN UNFORTUNATELY MORE ACCIDENTS AND EVEN FATALITIES, AND THE EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE ON THAT IS ACTUALLY QUITE COMPELLING AND STRONG. >>Reporter: WITH THE OVERWHELMING AGREEMENT, THE PROVINCE SAYS IT’S HEARD THE RESPONSE. >>SEEMS THAT THE MOMENT IS RIGHT FOR IT TO GO FORWARD, BUT THAT REALLY DOES DEPEND ON THE AMERICAN CONGRESS, ALTHOUGH ALL THOSE STATES, WASHINGTON, OREGON, CALIFORNIA, SAID THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO STICK WITH DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME. >>Reporter: THE PROVINCE SAYS IT’S IN TALKS WITH OUR SOUTHERN NEIGHBOURS AND AN AMERICAN SENATOR HAS SIGNED ON TO CHAMPION THE BILL. IF IT FALLS THROUGH, THOUGH, WOULD BC GO IT ALONE? AND ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES THAT WE HAVE IS IN BUSINESS WE’RE ALL IN THE SAME TIME ZONE AND IF WE WERE TO DO IT ON OUR OWN, IT JUST WOULDN’T WORK. WE’RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT.>>Reporter: THE PREMIER WILL BE SPEAKING WITH HIS COUNTERPART IN THE YUKON AS WELL AT THE END OF THE MONTH BUT DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH ON AVOIDING A TIME CHANGE THIS YEAR. THE CLOCK IS TICKING. WE RETURN TO STANDARD TIME NOVEMBER 3RD. LIEN YEUNG, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Anita: A SWOOP AIRLINES FLIGHT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING THIS MORNING AFTER HITTING A FLOCK OF BIRDS. THIS VIDEO SHOWS THE PLANE, WHICH HAD 176 PASSENGERS ON BOARD, RETURNING TO THE AIRPORT AROUND 8:350 A.M. — 8:30 A.M. THE EDMONTON-BOUND BOEING 737 HAD JUST LEFT ABBOTSFORD WHEN IT HIT THE BIRDS. THE PLANE TOUCHED DOWN SAFELY ABOUT 10 MINUTES LATER. NO ONE ON BOARD WAS HURT. THE FLIGHT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO LEAVE AT 8 TONIGHT AND PASSENGERS WHO CAN’T MAKE THE DEPARTURE CAN APPLY ONLINE FOR A REFUND.>>Mike: INTENSE DISAPPOINTMENT AND HEARTACHE FOR THE RELATIVES OF AN ENTIRE FAMILY MISSING FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS IN NORTHERN BC. RCMP FOUND NOTHING AFTER A RECENT THREE-DAY SEARCH OF A PROPERTY NEAR PRINCE GEORGE. THEY WERE FOLLOWING UP ON A TIP LOOKING FOR POSSIBLE REMAINS OF RONNIE AND DOREEN JACK AND THEIR TWO SONS, RUSSELL AND RYAN. THE FAMILY WENT MISSING IN THE SUMMER OF 1989. THEY ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LEFT PRINCE GEORGE TO WORK AT A NEARBY LOGGING CAMP. THEY WERE REPORTED TO HAVE ACCEPTED HELP FROM AN UNKNOWN MAN THEY MET AT A PUB WHO OFFERED TO DRIVE THEM TO THEIR DESTINATION. THE COUPLE WAS FROM A FIRST NATION NEAR BURNS LAKE. THE LATEST TIP HAD BEEN CALLED IN MORE THAN THREE YEARS AGO AND DOREEN JACK’S SISTER, MARLENE, WONDERS WHY IT HADN’T BEEN ACTED ON SOONER. >>I’LL STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS. I STILL WANT TO BRING MY FAMILY HOME. AT THIS POINT I REALLY DON’T CARE ABOUT THE JUSTICE ASPECT OF IT. I HAVE BEEN INFORMED THE RCMP HAVE TOLD ME THAT I WON’T — PROBABLY WILL NEVER GET JUSTICE FOR MY SISTER. I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE JUSTICE PART. I JUST WOULD LIKE TO BRING OUR FAMILY HOME, WHERE THEY BELONG. THEY WERE TAKEN. THEY WERE STOLEN.>>Mike: INVESTIGATORS HAVE COLLECTED CLOSE TO 60 BOXES OF DOCUMENTS ON THIS FILE, BUT THERE ARE CONCERNS LEADS HAVE BEEN LOST OR MISSED OVER THE YEARS. POLICE AND FAMILY ARE HOPING SOMEONE WILL COME FORWARD WITH CRITICAL INFORMATION.>>Anita: THE FIRE THAT GUTTED A KAMLOOPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LAST WEEK IS NOT BEING CONSIDERED ARSON. RCMP INVESTIGATORS USED PHYSICAL EVIDENCE AND INFORMATION FROM WITNESSES TO CONCLUDE THE FIRE WAS NOT THE RESULT OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, BUT THE EXACT CAUSE IS STILL NOT CLEAR. 350 STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN DISPLACED WILL BE MOVED TO A NEARBY SCHOOL STARTING NEXT WEEK. >>Mike: SURREY’S MAYOR SAID TODAY HE WOULD NOT BE ALLOWING RIDE-HAILING SERVICES TO OPERATE IN HIS CITY. THE MAYOR MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AS HE CRASHED THE TAXI DRIVERS MEETING TODAY IN EAST VANCOUVER. NEARLY A THOUSAND MEMBERS OF THE TAXI ASSOCIATION AND YELLOW CAB WERE AT THE MEETING. THEY ARE VOWING TO SEEK A JUDICIAL REVIEW INTO THE LICENSING PROCESS. A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GROUP SAYS IT WILL USE EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO FIGHT THE PROCESS.>>IT’S JUST NOT FAIR. YOU CANNOT BRING IN TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES TO OPERATE AND ALLOW THEM TO ONLY CHARGE $3.25 TO GO ANYWHERE IN THE PROVINCE. AND WE HAVE TO BE REGULATED. WE CAN’T COMPETE.>>Mike: THAT FIGURE REFERS TO THE BASE TRIP PRICE. IN THE MEANTIME, PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION BOARD IS LOOKING AT APPLICATIONS FROM RIDE-HAILING COMPANIES AND PROCEEDING WITH ITS WORK.>>Anita: BC’S ECONOMIC GROWTH IS SLOWING IN SOME AREAS. THE FINANCE MINISTER, THOUGH, IS CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC. THE PROVINCE IS FORECASTING A SURPLUS OF 179 MILLION FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR, DOWN ALMOST 100 MILLION FROM INITIAL PROJECTIONS IN FEBRUARY. THAT CHANGE IS ATTRIBUTED TO A DECREASE IN PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX REVENUE FROM THE COOLING HOUSING MARKET. GDP GROWTH IS EXPECTED TO SLOW WITH THE GLOBAL ECONOMY OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF A DECLINE IN EXPORT ACTIVITY AND SLOWER RETAIL SALES.>>MY JOB IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE AS WELL PREPARED AS WE CAN BE AS FINANCE MINISTER, THAT WE ARE IN A GOOD FISCAL POSITION TO BE ABLE TO WEATHER THE ECONOMIC STORM, REGARDLESS OF WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT IMPROVES OR CREATES CHALLENGES FOR US. AND THAT’S JUST WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN IN THIS Q1 REPORT IS THAT BECAUSE OF THE CAUTIOUS APPROACH, BECAUSE OF THE CAREFUL BUDGET MANAGEMENT, WE HAVE BUILT IN THOSE JUST IN CASE SCENARIOS.>>Anita: BC HAS THE SECOND LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN CANADA AT 5%. THE FINANCE MINISTRY EXPECTS TO ADD ALMOST 65,000 JOBS IN 2019. [♪♪♪]>>Mike: METEOROLOGIST BRETT SODERHOLM IS HERE NOW WITH A FIRST LOOK AT THE FORECAST. NO MID-DAY DOWNPOURS TODAY. [ Laughter ]>>Mike: QUITE NICE OUT THERE. >>I’LL BE HONEST, IT’S WORTH BRINGING UP AGAIN. THAT WAS KIND OF OW THE BLUE. TODAY WORKED OUT BETTER. IT’S ON THE CHILLIER SIDE RIGHT NOW. I’M FEELING A BIT OF A BREEZE COMING HERE. TEMPERATURES ALL ACROSS THE REGION I WANTED TO SHOW YOU ARE SEASONAL, THOUGH. AROUND 20°. THAT’S PRETTY WELL THE POPULAR NUMBER. A BIT COOLER, OF COURSE, TOWARDS THE GULF ISLANDS AND DOWN AT THE AIRPORT. IN GENERAL, WE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT A TRANSITION INTO A FAIRLY WET PATTERN. NOW, THIS IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING HAPPENING MORE SO AT THE END OF THE WEEK. RIGHT NOW, IT’S JUST A MATTER OF A FEW CLOUDS COMING IN. THESE ARE TAKING AN INTEREST DIRECTION, TRAVELLING FROM THE EAST, ACTUALLY. EAST TO WEST AND THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN ALL THE TIME BUT IT IS GETTING RAMPED UP FOR WHAT’S COMING. I WANTED TO SHOW YOU THIS. IF YOU CAN SEE THAT BIG COMMA SHAPE THERE, THAT CLOUD, THAT IS A BIG PACIFIC STORM IN THE NORTHEAST PACIFIC OCEAN. THAT WILL BE OUR BIG WEATHER SYSTEM OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS. IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME TO GET HERE. IMPACTING THE NORTH AND CENTRAL COAST FIRST BUT IT WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON OUR TEMPERATURES. OVERALL TONIGHT, WE’RE LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES AROUND 14° IN THE DOWNTOWN CORE. A LITTLE BIT COOLER IF YOU ARE OUT TOWARD SURREY, NEW WEST. COULD BE SEEING TEMPERATURES ABOUT 12°. AND THEN TOMORROW, THIS IS GOING TO BE THE LAST DAY WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO BE SEEING A LITTLE BIT OF SUN FOR A WHILE. NOT TO BE THAT GUY, BUT IF YOU CAN GET OUT AND ENJOY IT, YOU’LL BE ENJOYING SEASONAL TEMPERATURES AND A FEW BREAKS OF SUN. [ Laughter ]>>Anita: YOU ARE THAT GUY NOW.>>Brett: SORRY!>>Mike: A GIANT GNOME IN SAANICH IS GETTING THE THUMBS UP TO STAY AT HIS NEW HOME. >>Anita: YES. HOWARD THE GNOME SPENT 20 YEARS WAVING TO DRIVERS PASSING THROUGH NANOOSE BAY BUT HE NEEDED A NEW PERMIT. >>Mike: STANDING AT NEARLY 26 FEET TALL, HOWARD THE GNOME IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST GNOME BUT HE IS 16 INCHES ABOVE THE LEGAL HEIGHT LIMIT IN SAANICH. THEY HAVE GOT RULES THERE. SO CITY COUNCIL HAD TO VOTE TO ALLOW HIM TO STAY ON A TEMPORARY BASIS.>>Anita: HOWARD WAS BUILT IN 1998 AND IS UNDERGOING SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS. HIS NEW LAND OWNER AND OWNER IS GIVING HOWARD LIPS AND THE ABILITY TO WAVE AND BLINK. HE IS ALSO EXPECTED TO GET A NICE SET OF EYELASHES. >>Mike: QUITE THE UPGRADE. VERY NICE. >>>WATCH THIS NEWSCAST OR CBC’S OTHER CONTENT ON CBC GEM APP. >>Anita: ALSO ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, AND INSTAGRAM. FOLLOW US ON ALL PLATFORMS FOR EXTRA CONTENT YOU WON’T SEE HERE ON TV. [♪♪♪]>>Mike: WELL, WE HAVE KNOWN THE FEDERAL ELECTION IS BEING HELD OCTOBER 21ST. COMING UP, WHEN THE CAMPAIGN OFFICIALLY BEGINS AND WHAT WE CAN EXPECT. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: THANKS FOR JOINING US ONLINE, WHERE WE ARE COMMERCIAL FREE DURING TONIGHT’S REGULARLY SCHEDULED THREE-MINUTE TELEVISION BREAK. WE ARE TAKING A LOOK AT CBC’S NEWEST PODCAST “WHO KILLED SHARMANI.” IT LOOKS INTO THE UNSOLVED MDER OF A CANADIAN TEEN. >>Mike: SHARMANI WAS 15 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE DISAPPEARED 20 YEARS AGO. SHE WAS ON HER WAY TO A JOB THAT WE NOW KNOW NEVER EXISTED. HER BODY WAS FOUND 4 MONTHS LATER IN A RAVINE. HERE IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE PODCAST. >>JUST IN CLASS, GOOFING AROUND LIKE IN THE MORNING AND JUST LISTENING TO THE BACKSTREET BOYS.>>AT WHAT POINT IN THAT MORNING DID YOU REALIZE SHE HAD MADE A HORRIBLE MISTAKE?>>TO ME, JUSTICE WAS NEVER SERVED FOR HER.>>Mike: AND THE PODCAST IS HOSTED BY JOURNALIST MICHELLE SHEPPARD. SHE ACTUALLY STARTED WRITING ABOUT THIS STORY WHILE WORKING AS A REPORTER FOR THE “TORONTO STAR” TWO DECADES AGO.>>Anita: HERE SHE IS TALKING ABOUT REVISITING THE STORY.>>WELL, I WAS PRETTY NEW AT THE STAR THEN. THIS WAS ONE OF THE FIRST BIG CASES THAT I COVERED. I WANTED TO REVISIT FOR A FEW REASONS. JUST ALWAYS STUCK WITH ME AND PART OF THAT WAS BECAUSE OF HER FAMILY. JUST THIS BEAUTIFUL KID WITH A LOVELY FAMILY AND I KEPT IN TOUCH WITH HER FATHER OVER THE YEARS. THIS PICTURE THAT YOU SEE THERE WAS A PHOTO HE ACTUALLY GAVE ME AND ASKED ME TO KEEP AT MY DESK. AND I HAVE FOR 20 YEARS. THE OTHER REASON I THINK WE WANTED TO GO BACK TO IT IS IT’S OPEN. AN OPEN CASE. IT WAS UNSOLVED. NOBODY HAS BEEN ARRESTED, AND I THINK THE LAST REASON WAS 20 YEARS AGO, I, ALONG WITH A COLLEAGUE, INTERVIEWED ONE OF THE MAIN SUSPECTS ON THAT CASE. HE ENDED UP BEING IN THE NEWS YEARS LATER. I FELT IT WAS UNFINISHED BUSINESS AND I WANTED TO GO LOOK INTO THAT. 20 YEARS AGO, THE STORY WE DID WAS BEFORE HER REMAINS WERE FOUND. WE DIDN’T KNOW YET THAT IT WAS A HOMICIDE, AND HE GAVE US AN EXTENSIVE INTERVIEW THEN AND SAID HE WAS THE SUSPECT AND THE HEADLINE ON THAT WAS “MAN’S LIFE HELL SINCE TEEN VANISHED.” BECAUSE HIS LIFE HAD BEEN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. 20 YEARS LATER, WHEN I STARTED THIS PODCAST WITH THE PRODUCER, WE WENT TO CORRECTIONS CANADA AND REQUESTED TO INTERVIEW HIM AND HE AGREED. AND WE HAD OVER SIX HOURS OF INTERVIEWS WITH HIM, TWO OCCASIONS IN TWO SEPARATE FACILITIES.>>Anita: SHARMANI IS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD TODAY AT cbc.ca/UNCOVER OR ON APPLE PODCASTS, GOOGLE PODCASTS OR SPOTIFY. >>Mike: STAY WITH US. WE’LL BE BACK WITH THE LATEST ON THE FEDERAL ELECTION, THE CAMPAIGN THAT STARTS TOMORROW. >>Anita: TOMORROW.>>Mike: SEE YOU IN JUST A SEC. [♪♪♪] . [♪♪♪]>>Mike: WELL, ALL EYES WILL BE ON OTTAWA TOMORROW WHERE THE PRIME MINISTER IS EXPECTED TO ASK THE GOVERNOR GENERAL TO DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT AND OFFICIALLY KICK OFF THE FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN.>>Anita: JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S FIRST DAY OF CAMPAIGNING WILL BE RIGHT HERE IN VANCOUVER, AND AS DAVID COCHRANE EXPLAINS, HE WILL HAVE TO FEND OFF OPPONENTS WHO HAVE MORE THAN FOUR YEARS WORTH OF LIBERAL LEADERSHIP TO CRITICIZE.>>Reporter: ON THE DAY BEFORE IT BEGINS, THERE IS STILL A COUNTRY TO RUN AND A REGION SAVAGED BY STORM. >>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: LOTS MORE WORK TO DO AND THIS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS HERE TO SUPPORT IN ANY WAY WE CAN. [ Motor Revving ]>>Reporter: AND SO THE CAMPAIGN WILL BEGIN WITH THE CLEAN-UP STILL UNDERWAY. FOR TRUDEAU, SUCCESS THIS ELECTION HINGES ON RECAPTURING THE MAGIC OF THE LAST ONE.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: BETTER IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE! [ Cheering ]>>Reporter: IN 2015, HE SURGED FROM THIRD TO FIRST AS THE LIBERALS MORE THAN DOUBLED THEIR VOTE. SINCE THEN, HE HAS DELIVERED BIG CHEQUES TO MOST FAMILIES, LOW UNEMPLOYMENT, GOOD ECONOMIC GROWTH. BUT NO LONGER THE LONG SHOT, TRUDEAU IS NOW THE INCUMBENT, WITH MISSTEPS ON THE WORLD STAGE, POLITICAL CONTROVERSIES AT HOME, AND BROKEN PROMISES ON ELECTION REFORM.>>HE IS NOT ASTIZED.>>Reporter: THE ATTACKS ON TRUDEAU’S CREDIBILITY HAVE ALREADY STARTED TO BOTH DISCOURAGE AND COURT LEFT-LEANING VOTERS. >>NOT JUST SAYING THE RIGHT THINGS. BUT ACTUALLY DOING THEM.>>Reporter: WITH THE NDP AND GREENS ARGUING YOU CAN’T BE A CLIMATE CHAMPION AND BUY A PIPELINE. SO EXPECT AN ELECTION ABOUT CREDIBILITY, BUT ALSO AFFORDABILITY.>>WE CAN BUILD A UNIVERSAL PHARMACARE FOR ALL. >>Reporter: THE NDP IS PROMISING TO SPEND BIGGER THAN LIBERALS ON THINGS LIKE PHARMACARE TO HELP CANADIANS MAKE ENDS MEET. >>’CAUSE IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GET AHEAD. >>Reporter: WHILE THESE CONSERVATIVE ADS ARE GOING HARD ON THE ARGUMENT THAT LIFE IS HARDER UNDER THE LIBERALS. THROUGH IT ALL, TRUDEAU CAN STILL DRAW A CROWD. HE HAS BEEN DAMAGED BUT NOT DESTROYED BY A YEAR OF CONTROVERSIES AND CONTRADICTIONS AS POLLS CONSISTENTLY SUGGEST HE IS STILL THE MOST POPULAR CHOICE FOR PRIME MINISTER.>>Mike: AND BE SURE TO TUNE IN TOMORROW STARTING AT 6 IN THE MORNING ON CBC NEWS NETWORK, CBC TELEVISION, AND STREAMED ON OUR WEBSITE, AND CBC GEM. ROSEMARY BARTON IS LIVE FROM RIDEAU HALL JOINED BY VASSY KAPELOS AND THE “AT ISSUE” PANEL ALONG WITH PETER MANSBRIDGE. >>Anita: AND CANADIANS, OF COURSE, HAVE UP TO 40 MORE DAYS TO CONSIDER WHO TO VOTE FOR IN THE LOOMING FEDERAL ELECTION. IN MANITOBA, THOUGH, MANY ARE ALREADY FLEXING THEIR SKILLS AT THE BALLOT BOX FOR TODAY’S PROVINCIAL ELECTION. POLLING STATIONS OPENED AT 8 THIS MORNING. THE INCUMBENT CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT CALLED THE VOTE A YEAR EARLY, HOPING TO NESTLE IN YET ANOTHER MAJORITY WIN IN ITS SECOND TERM. THE PARTY WON ITS FIRST IN 2016 AFTER 17 YEARS OF NDP GOVERNMENTS. MORE THAN 113,000 MANITOBANS HAVE ALREADY VOTED IN ADVANCED POOLS. THE MANITOBA CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN 29 DAYS LONG.>>Mike: AND A MANITOBA COUPLE THAT EMIGRATED FROM THE PHILIPPINES GOT TO VOTE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR PROVINCE’S ELECTION. >>Anita: THEY SEIZED THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT THE POLITICAL SYSTEM, THE PARTIES, AND WHAT THEY STAND FOR. HERE’S THE STORY ON THAT. >>I SAW HER TODAY. VERY IMPRESSIVE.>>Reporter: CHRIS AND PG WANTED TO DO THEIR RESEARCH BEFORE VOTING FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME IN CANADA. >>THIS IS LIKE THE MARK OF BEING A CITIZEN. YOU ARE VOTING.>>Reporter: THE COUPLE CAME TO STEINBACH FROM THE PHILIPPINES IN 2010. BUT THEY ONLY BECAME CANADIAN CITIZENS THIS JANUARY. >>THE ONLY THING BETTER THAN TODAY IN MANITOBA IS …>>TOMORROW IN MANITOBA!>>Reporter: WHEN THEY FOUND OUT BRIAN PALLISTER WAS CALLING AN EARLY ELECTION, THEY WANTED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROCESS.>>WELL, I AM …>>Reporter: THE COUPLE INTERVIEWED CANDIDATES FROM THE MAIN PARTIES OUTSIDE OF STEINBACH AND LEARNED SOME OF THE BASICS, LIKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL ELECTION.>>WHAT STRUCK ME WAS THAT THESE PARTIES HAVE A SET OF PRINCIPLES AND PLATFORMS THAT THEY REALLY STICK TO.>>Reporter: THAT WAS A LITTLE DIFFERENT FOR CHRIS, WHO IS USED TO SEEING TV STARS AND FAMOUS ATHLETES RUNNING FOR OFFICE IN THE PHILIPPINES. STEINBACH HAS ALMOST ALWAYS VOTED BLUE. SIGNS FOR INCUMBENT KELVIN GERTZEN ARE ALL OVER THE RURAL MANITOBA CITY. BUT NDP, LIBERAL, AND GREEN CANDIDATES ARE ALSO RUNNING.>>I GUESS SO!>>Reporter: THE FAMILY VOTED AT AN ADVANCED POLL. AN IMPORTANT FIRST THEY WANTED THEIR DAUGHTER, LEXI, TO SEE. THEY SAY REPUTATION IS WHAT ULTIMATELY SWAYED THEIR VOTE. >>THE KEY THING IS TRACK RECORD AND WHAT — WHAT THAT PERSON HAS BEEN DOING FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE RIDING THAT HE SERVES.>>Reporter: CHRIS ADMITS THE BUILDUP TO VOTING WAS MORE EXCITING THAN THE MOMENT HE ACTUALLY CAST HIS BALLOT. >>FEEL GREAT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IT’S ALSO ANTI-CLIMATIC.>>Reporter: HE AND HIS WIFE HOPE THEIR EXPERIENCE WILL ENCOURAGE OTHER NEW CANADIANS TO GET OUT AND HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD TOO. CBC NEWS, STEINBACH. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: SMALL INTERACTIONS CAN SAVE LIVES. AND APPARENTLY EVERYONE CAN DO IT, EVEN WHILE THEY ARE COMMUTING. >>Mike: THAT’S THE MESSAGE FROM TORONTO’S TRANSIT COMMISSION AS IT TRIES TO STOP SUICIDES ON ITS SUBWAY SYSTEM. HERE’S MORE ON THAT STORY.>>Reporter: IT COULD BE SO SMALL, AND YET IT COULD SAVE A LIFE. A TORONTO SUBWAY, THE MESSAGE TO COMMUTERS: JUST SAYHI. >>A SIMPLE HUMAN CONTACT, THAT’S ALL WE’RE REALLY ASKING IS IF YOU SEE SOMEBODY THAT LOOKS UPSET, JUST REACH OUT TO THEM AND SAY HOW’S IT GOING TODAY?>>Reporter: THE NEW INITIATIVE IS PART OF THE TORONTO TRANSIT COMMISSION’S SUICIDE PREVENTION STRATEGY. RESEARCH IN THE U.K. HAS FOUND SMALL TALK …>>IS EVERYTHING ALL RIGHT?>>Reporter: CAN BREAK A DEADLY IMPULSE AND SET SOMEONE ON PATH TO RECOVERY. SO FAR IN 2019 THERE HAVE BEEN 21 SUICIDE ATTEMPTS THAT RESULTED IN NINE DEATHS ON TORONTO SUBWAY. >>WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO IS BROADEN THE NET. WE HAVE GOT TTC EMPLOYEES IN STATIONS. WE HAVE GOT OUR SPECIAL CONSTABLES, CAR INSPECTORS, JANITORS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE THERE. BUT THEY ARE NOT EVERYWHERE AND THEY ARE NOT ALL THE TIME EVERYWHERE. AND SO WE’RE TRYING TO REACH OUT AND ASK CUSTOMERS TO LEND A HAND, TO BE THE ONE TO SAVE THE LIFE. >>Reporter: ASKING COMMUTERS TO HELP ALSO COMES WITH A PLAN FOR WHEN THEY CAN. MENTAL HEALTH VOLUNTEERS WILL NOW BE ON HAND AFTER A SUICIDE INCIDENT TO HELP TRAUMATIZED WITNESSES. >>THE DAY AFTER, ‘CAUSE PEOPLE TEND TO HAVE CERTAIN SCHEDULES. SO THEY MAY RETURN AT THE SAME TIME. SO THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO DO IS HAVING PEOPLE THERE AROUND THE SAME TIME AS IT OCCURRED THE DAY BEFORE. >>WHAT WOULD YOU OFFER?>>EMOTIONAL SUPPORTS AND WHATEVER RESOURCES THAT WE THINK THEY MAY NEED OR ASK FOR.>>Reporter: THE GOAL BEHIND ALL THIS IS TO BREAK THE SILENCE AND THE STIGMA AROUND SUICIDES AND TO FRAME IT AS A PREVENTIBLE TRAGEDY. THERE IS ALWAYS A FEAR OF TRIGGERING COPY CATS. >>WE WANT TO BE OPEN ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE. >>Reporter: THIS SUICIDE EXPERT IS HELPING THE TTC FIND THE RIGHT TONE. >>THEY ARE VULNERABLE TO MESSAGING AND WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET THE RIGHT MESSAGE OUT, WHICH IS THAT THERE IS HOPE AND THAT PEOPLE CARE. >>Reporter: THAT IS THE MESSAGE HERE AND SO IS THE HOPE. THE COMMUTERS REALIZE THAT THEY CAN DO SO MUCH TO SAVE A LIFE WITH SO LITTLE. CBC NEWS, TORONTO. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: CANADA’S NEXT GENERATION OF OLYMPIANS. AFTER THE BREAK, MEET THE YOUNG TALENT HOPING ONE DAY TO MAKE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES AND WIN GOLD.>>Mike: HERE ARE SOME OF THE STORIES WE’RE FOLLOWING TONIGHT ON CBC VANCOUVER NEWS.>>SET US UP FOR FAILURE. SENT US HOME WITH NOTHING. >>Anita: AFTER THREE YEARS, A BC WOMAN WINS HER BATTLE TO HAVE THE PROVINCE PAY FOR A NEW PROSTHETIC LEG, BUT THE DELAY HAS MEANT DEPRESSION AND REPEATED FALLS.>>I THINK PROBABLY MORE ADVANTAGES PROVINCE TO PROVINCE THAN ACTUAL DISADVANTAGES. >>Mike: BRITISH COLUMBIANS WANT TO STOP CHANGING THE CLOCKS. MORE THAN 223,000 PEOPLE RESPONDED TO A GOVERNMENT SURVEY AND 93% SAY THEY WANT TO KEEP DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME. THE PROVINCE SAYS IT’LL MAKE A FINAL DECISION IN A FEW MONTHS.>>Anita: SURREY’S MAYOR IS VOWING TO BACK THE TAXI INDUSTRY AND BLOCK RIDE-HAILING COMPANIES FROM OPERATING IN HIS CITY. DOUG McCALLUM SAYS MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS STILL HAVE THE POWER TO STOP THESE COMPANIES. THIS IS DESPITE THE PROVINCE ALREADY GIVING THE GO-AHEAD. [♪♪♪]>>Mike: WELL, 100 YOUNG ATHLETES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE GOING TO TRY TO PROVE THIS WEEKEND THEY ARE CANADA’S NEXT GENERATION OF OLYMPIANS. >>Anita: THEY ARE TAKING PART IN FINALS OF THE RBC TRAINING GROUND IN CALGARY. >>Mike: DAN BURRITT WITH MORE FROM A LANGLEY TEENAGER WHO HAS DISCOVERED A NEW TALENT BEYOND THE BASKETBALL COURT.>>Reporter: THIS IS EVAN KIM’S HAPPY PLACE. UNTIL RECENTLY, THE GRADE 11 BOBCAT FROM BROOKSWOOD SECONDARY HAS FOCUSSED ON BASKETBALL WITH A BIT OF TRACK AND FIELD. >>THIRD IN HIGH JUMP AND DIDN’T REALLY HAVE ANY PRACTICE AT THE BCs. >>REALLY NICE COACH THAT YEAR AND SHE WAS LEARNING TOO, SO WE LEARNED TOGETHER, AND KIND OF FIGURED IT OUT TOGETHER.>>Reporter: BUT WHAT OTHER TALENTS LIVED IN THAT 6’4″ FRAME? MOM THEN TOOK THE INITIATIVE, AS GOOD PARENTS ARE WONT TO DO. SHE SIGNED HIM UP FOR THE RBC TRAINING GROUND, YOUNG ATHLETES DEMONSTRATING THEIR SPEED, STRENGTH, POWER, AND ENDURANCE. >>WELL, THERE IS THIS ONE EXERCISE WHERE THERE WAS A PLATE ON THE GROUND, AND YOU PULL ON THE HANDLE AND HOWEVER MUCH THE METER GOES UP IS YOUR LIFT STRENGTH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. AND I GOT THE HIGHEST AT THE COURSE. SO I DIDN’T — I HAD NO IDEA I WOULD DO THAT.>>Reporter: LO AND BEHOLD, COACHES SAW A POTENTIAL ROWER. >>I WAS STUNNED. >>Reporter: KIM’S MASSIVE WINGSPAN IS AN ASSET TOO. >>I THINK IT WAS MOSTLY MY STRENGTH AND LENGTH, I GUESS. LENGTH OF MY ARMS. >>Reporter: ONE SMALL PROBLEM, THOUGH. >>HE IS, LIKE, I’M AFRAID OF THE WATER. [ Laughter ]>>Reporter: AND IT TOOK SOME TIME TO GET COMFORTABLE.>>I WAS PRETTY SCARED. I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A REALLY BIG FEAR OF WATER. SO GETTING IN FOR THE FIRST TIME WAS KIND OF NERVE-RACKING. >>Reporter: WHAT’S THAT OLD ADVICE? PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. >>JUST NEAT TO WATCH HIM ON BURNABY LAKE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HIS BALANCE AND THEN WORKING WITH ANOTHER PERSON TOO, ROWING IN TWOS AND SINGLE. >>Reporter: EVANS HOPES TO BECOME ONE OF 30 ATHLETES CHOSEN IN THE PROGRAM, MEANING FUNDING TO CONTINUE WITH HIS TRAINING. >>A NATURAL TALENT. >>Reporter: THE COACH WHO HELPED HONE KIM’S SKILLS ON THE COURT SAYS HIS SUCCESS WILL GROW IN WHATEVER SPORT HE CHOOSES WITH ACRES OF EFFORT. HE IS HOPING FOR A LIGHT BULB MOMENT. >>I KNOW HIS GOAL IS TO BE INVOLVED IN UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS AND HE HAS GOT TO WORK REALLY HARD FOR THE NEXT COUPLE YEARS IN ORDER TO PURSUE THAT GOAL AND HE — HE IS ABLE TO GET THERE, BUT HE HAS TO PUSH HIMSELF FAIRLY HARD. >>AND YOU ARE GOING TO KEEP AN EYE ON HIM?>>I WILL WATCH HIM. >>Reporter: AS HE HEADS TO THE RBC TRAINING GROUND FINALS, EVAN KIM IS FEELING JUST ENOUGH PRESSURE. >>WHATEVER I GET OUT OF THIS, I MEAN, I’LL BE HAPPY. >>Reporter: ON THE COURT OR ON THE WATER. DAN BURRITT, CBC NEWS, LANGLEY.>>Anita: CBC SPORTS IS A FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE RBC TRAINING GROUND PROGRAM. PRETTY GOOD ATHLETES THERE. >>Mike: YEAH, FOR SURE. >>Anita: YEAH. AND WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER PROFILE FOR YOU LATER THIS WEEK. AND COVERAGE ON THE NATIONAL FINAL THIS WEEKEND IN CALGARY. [♪♪♪]>>Mike: IT’S 6:33 ON THIS TUESDAY NIGHT. THERE IS A LIVE LOOK AT DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER. A BIT OF SUN OUT THERE STILL. TURNED OUT TO BE A DECENT DAY ON THE SOUTH COAST. HOW’S THE REST OF THE WEEK SHAPING UP? BRETT WILL TELL US NEXT. [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪]>>Anita: HUNDREDS OF HOMES HAVE BEEN EVACUATED ALONG AUSTRALIA’S EAST COAST AS BUSH FIRE BLAZES OUT OF CONTROL.>>Brett: EXTREME HEAT AND A LACK OF RAIN ARE THOUGHT TO BE THE PRIMARY FACTORS IN THE THIS YEAR’S FIRES. >>Mike: BUT A HANDFUL ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN DELIBERATELY SET. >>SOME OF THE FIRES HAVE INVOLVED CHILDREN PLAYING AND OBVIOUSLY THE CONSEQUENCES ARE DIRE AS A RESULT OF THAT. AND SOME OF THEM HAVE BEEN PURPOSEFUL AND MALICIOUS. >>Mike: THERE ARE MORE THAN 100 WILDFIRES ACROSS TWO EASTERN STATES. 400 PEOPLE ARE IN EMERGENCY SHELTERS. THE DAMAGE IS MORE SEVERE AND WIDESPREAD THAN IN THE PAST, LEADING MANY TO SUSPECT CLIMATE CHANGE MAY ALSO BE A FACTOR. SOME ARE CALLING IT AN OMEN OF WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FUTURE. HMM.>>Anita: SCARY STUFF THERE. >>Brett: REALLY IS. >>Anita: START OF THE FIRE SEASON. >>Brett: I HAD TO LOOK UP A LOT OF STUFF ABOUT THIS. I DID A LOT OF LEARNING TODAY. IT IS WINTER STILL DOWN THERE AND THEY ARE TRANSITIONING INTO SPRING BUT FOR THE NORTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY, THIS IS THEIR DRIEST SEASON. SO I WANTED TO SHOW YOU — I PUT A MAP TOGETHER TO HIGHLIGHT THE AREA WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HERE. AS WE KNOW, THERE IS GOOD OLD AUSTRALIA, IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. SOME OF THE MAJOR CITIES ON THERE. THESE ARE WHERE THE PRIMARY FIRES ARE. THEY ARE MORE TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE COUNTRY, SPECIFICALLY ONE FIRE RIGHT NOW THAT IS ACTUALLY BURNING IN A NATIONAL PARK JUST SOUTH OF CAIRNS. 200 SQUARE KILOMETRES ROUGHLY, ALMOST TWICE THE SIZE OF VANCOUVER. A LITTLE BIT — 230 WOULD BE TWICE THE SIZE. BUT NEVERTHELESS, QUITE LARGE. THE OTHER ONES ARE PRIMARILY IMPACTING BRISBANE. THIS IS, OF COURSE, A CONCERN BECAUSE OF SMOKE IN THE CITIES AND THAT IS NEVER GOOD AS WE KNOW AROUND HERE. THERE IS NO RAIN IN THE FORECAST FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS UNFORTUNATELY FOR THEM, BUT SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER FOR THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY ARE REALLY THE DRIEST MONTHS. IT IS A VERY DIFFERENT STORY ON THIS SIDE OF THE PACIFIC, WE’RE LOOKING AT A VERY SIGNIFICANT LOW-PRESSURE SYSTEM SPIRALING AWAY IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN RIGHT NOW AND THIS IS GOING TO BE BRINGING WIDESPREAD RAIN TO THE PROVINCE THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK. IT’S GOING TO START LARGELY FOR HAIDA GWAII, THE NORTH AND CENTRAL COAST AND EVEN VANCOUVER ISLAND BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. WE’RE STILL GOING TO BE FINE DOWN HERE. EXPECT A FEW PEEKS OF SUN. REALLY, THURSDAY WILL BE QUITE A SIGNIFICANT BIT OF RAIN COMING THROUGH THE REGION. WE HAVEN’T SEEN THIS IN A WHILE, MINUS THE HEAVY DOWNPOUR WE GOT A BIT EARLIER ON YESTERDAY. THAT SAID, THE TOTALS THAT WE’RE LOOKING AT HERE ARE DEFINITELY HIGHER THAN WE HAVE SEEN IN A WHILE. FOR ANYWHERE ALONG THE METRO VANCOUVER REGION, WE’RE LOOKING AT ABOUT 20 MILLIMETRES COMING THROUGH IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD. THIS IS GOING TO BRING MORE RAIN TO THE NORTH — NORTH MOUNTAINS HERE, UP TO THE SEA-TO-SKY TERRITORY AS WELL. AFTER THAT IS DONE, THERE’S ANOTHER ON THE WAY MIGHT GET A REPRIEVE ON FRIDAY BUT THEN SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, THERE IS GOING TO BE MORE RAIN COMING THROUGH AND, YES, IF YOU SAW THAT BRIEF LITTLE BLIP OF PINK AND BLUE ON THE MAP, SOME OF THE COAST MOUNTAINS MIGHT EVEN GET A BIT OF A DUSTING OF SNOW TO THE TOP. IN TERMS OF OUR FIVE-DAY FORECAST, WHAT WE CAN BE EXPECTING TEMPERATURES AT LEAST ARE ACTUALLY NOT GOING TO BE TOO BAD. WE’RE LOOKING AT FAIRLY SEASONAL CONDITIONS. BUT AS YOU ARE KIND OF NOTICING OR PICKING UP, WE’RE NOT SEEING A LOT OF SUN APPEAR INTO THE ICONS THERE. TOMORROW MIGHT BE THE LAST DAY FOR AT LEAST A LITTLE WHILE WHERE THAT’S GOING TO BE THE CASE. THURSDAY, HEAVIER RAIN AT TIMES. FRIDAY GOING TO BE A BIT OF A BREAK DAY. AND AS I MENTIONED FOR THE WEEKEND, EXPECT COOLER CONDITIONS AND MORE RAIN TO RETURN TO THE REGION.>>Anita: IT IS WHAT IT IS. >>Brett: IT IS. ALMOST FALL. THAT’S HOW IT GOES. >>Mike: THANKS, TODD BERTUZZI. [ Laughter ]>>Mike: I ALWAYS SAY, SEPTEMBER IS GREAT. GOTTA COME IN SEPTEMBER. IT’S FANTASTIC. >>Brett: NOPE. >>Mike: RUINING THAT.>>Brett: I’M SORRY. >>Mike: ALL RIGHT. DIFFERENT STORY BACK EAST, FOR CERTAIN. POWER, THOUGH, NOW RESTORED TO MORE THAN 320,000 HOMES IN NOVA SCOTIA.>>Brett: YEAH, THE RECOVERY IS VERY MUCH UNDERWAY. BUT THERE IS STILL A LOT TO DO AFTER HURRICANE DORIAN TORE THROUGH ATLANTIC CANADA. >>Anita: CBC’S ELIZABETH MacMILLAN CHECKS IN ON SOMEONE WHO IS STILL PICKING UP THE PIECES. >>Reporter: IN AWE OF THE TEAM THAT HAS SHOWN UP TO HELP HIM. THEY ARE RECOVERING WHAT’S LEFT OF HIS 40-YEAR-OLD BOATHOUSE. >>THAT IS VERY SURREAL TO TURN AROUND AND SO MANY PEOPLE — PEOPLE YOU KNOW, PEOPLE YOU DON’T KNOW, AND THEY ARE ALL WET TO THEIR NECKS, OUT THERE STANDING IN THE MUD AND SEAWEED AND DEBRIS. >>Reporter: NEARBY BREAKWATER WAS NO MATCH FOR DORIAN’S STORM SURGE. THE POUNDING LEFT REMNANTS OF A DOZEN WHARVES, SEVERAL SHEDS FLOATING IN THIS COVE.>>THERE WAS 10-METRE WAVES. SO THAT’S JUST HUNDREDS OF TONNES OF WATER PUSHING AGAINST A MAN-MADE STRUCTURE. >>Reporter: ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA, PEOPLE ARE STILL ASSESSING THE DAMAGE. SOLDIERS AND RESERVISTS ARE HELPING CLEAR DOWNED TREES. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HOUSEHOLDS ARE STILL WAITING FOR ELECTRICITY, AND MANY ARE STILL CUT OFF FROM PHONE AND INTERNET SERVICE. THE PUBLIC SAFETY MINISTER SAYS PEOPLE SHOULD REPORT THOSE CONCERNS TO THE CRTC. >>WE NEED TO BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE, INCLUDING TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE, IN THIS COUNTRY THAT IS INCREASINGLY RESISTANT TO ABNORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES BECAUSE, AT LEAST FOR ONE REASON, THE ACCELERATING CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE.>>Reporter: ACROSS THE COVE, MEMBERS OF THIS CREW HAVE PUT IN MORE THAN 50 HOURS OF WORK SINCE THE STORM PASSED. DESPITE WORRIES ABOUT MORE VIOLENT WEATHER IN THE FUTURE, RINO AND HIS NEIGHBOURS AREN’T GOING ANYWHERE. >>THE STORMS ARE BIGGER. THE WATER IS COMING UP HIGHER. SO WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.>>Reporter: THIS TIME HE WANTS TO BUILD INFRASTRUCTURES THAT CAN BE PULLED OUT OF THE WATER IN ADVANCE OF THE NEXT STORM. CBC NEWS, HAIRING COVE, NOVA SCOTIA.>>Anita: ANOTHER BIG CHANGE AT THE WHITE HOUSE. COMING UP, WHY PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS FIRED HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪]>>HI, I’M AMY BELL AND HERE’S WHAT’S IN YOUR CBC VANCOUVER INBOX. CELEBRATE THE HARD WORK OF OUR SURREY RCMP AT THEIR AWARDS AND GET YOUR TICKETS AND JOIN GLORIA MACARENKO AT SPLASH. ARTS UMBRELLAS ART AUCTION AND GALA. EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF CREATIVITY AND HELP SUPPORT THE ARTS. FOR MORE ON THESE EVENTS, CHECK US OUT cbc.ca/BC. [♪♪♪]>>Mike: U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS FIRED HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. JOHN BOLTON LASTED 17 MONTHS, THOUGH, LONGER THAN ANY OTHER. >>Anita: AS PAUL HUNTER TELLS US, HE SPENT MUCH OF THAT TIME AGGRAVATING THE PRESIDENT.>>Reporter: ON HIS FINAL MORNING AS DONALD TRUMP’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR, JOHN BOLTON STEPPED OUTSIDE THE WEST WING IT WOULD SEEM FOR SOME PRIVACY. INSIDE A PRESIDENT WITH WHOM BOLTON WAS NOW IRREPARY INCOMPATIBLE. >>Reporter: TRUMP TWEETED HE FIRED BOLTON. BOLTON THEN TWEETED HE QUIT. EITHER WAY, TRUMP NOW SEEKS HIS FOURTH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR IN THREE YEARS, A KEY POST IN ANY WHITE HOUSE.>>WHILE HE MIGHT WORK WELL ON A TV SHOW WHERE YOUR SIGNATURE LINE IS YOU ARE FIRED, DON’T MAKE FOR PREDICTABLE OR STEADY MANAGEMENT OF THE SENIOR LEVELS OF THE ADMINISTRATION. >>Reporter: THE BROADER VIEW: THE WHOLE THING UNDERLINES IF YOU DISAGREE WITH TRUMP, YOU ARE DOOMED. BOLTON DISAGREED WITH HIM OFTEN, PRESSING FOR A HARDER APPROACH ON NORTH KOREA, ARGUING AGAINST TRUMP’S PLAN, SINCE CALLED OFF, TO BRING TALIBAN LEADERS TO CAMP DAVID FOR PEACE TALKS AROUND THIS WEEK’S 9/11 ANNIVERSARY.>>IT WAS MY IDEA TO TERMINATE IT. I DIDN’T DISCUSS IT WITH ANYBODY ELSE.>>Reporter: AT A WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING TODAY, MEN TO HAVE INCLUDED BOLTON THE QUESTION WILL HIS DEPARTURE NOW MEAN A SOFTER APPROACH ON IRAN? THE TREASURY SECRETARY: TRUMP IS OPEN TO TALKS WITH THE IRANIAN PRESIDENT BUT PRESSURE CONTINUES. >>IT’S ABSOLUTELY WORKING. THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE CLEAR. HE IS HAPPY TO TAKE A MEETING WITH NO PRECONDITIONS BUT WE ARE MAINTAINING THE MAXIMUM PRESSURE CAMPAIGN.>>Reporter: SAID IRAN TO THAT ALMOST IMMEDIATELY THE END OF BOLTON SIGNALS THE FAILURE OF U.S. PRESSURE. SO TO STEVE MUNCH, ANOTHER QUESTION: IS IT A MYTH? HE SAID THAT’S RIDICULOUS. PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON. >>Mike: CONCERN IN JAPAN TONIGHT AFTER AN OFFICIAL REVEALED PLANS TO DUMP RADIOACTIVE WASTE INTO THE OCEAN. THE ENVIRONMENT MINISTER SAYS A DAMAGED NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IS RUNNING OUT OF ROOM TO STORE CONTAMINATD WATER, SO IT MAY POUR IT DIRECTLY INTO THE PACIFIC. OTHERS RUSHED TO DISAGREE, HOWEVER. ANOTHER MINISTER SAYS NO DECISION HAS ACTUALLY BEEN MADE AND THAT AN EXPERT TEAM IS STILL REVIEWING OPTIONS. THE ISSUE IS RAISING CONCERNS RIGHT ACROSS THE REGION. SOUTH KOREA IS URGING JAPAN TO MAKE A WISE AND PRUDENT DECISION ON THE ISSUE. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: WELL, APPLE HAS UNVEILED NEW VERSIONS OF ITS OLD FAVOURITES TODAY AT THE COMPANY’S ANNUAL LAUNCH EVENT. EXECS MAY HAVE MORE ON THEIR MINDS THAN JUST MOVING NEW PRODUCTS. >>Mike: THE COMPANY IS AMONG SEVERAL TECH GIANTS BEING SCRUTINIZED FOR DOMINATING THE TECH SPACE AND LEAVING LITTLE ROOM FOR COMPETITION. [♪♪♪] [ Applause ]>>THIS IS iPHONE 11!>>Reporter: THE SHOW IS AS FLASHY AS ALWAYS. BUT BEHIND THE SCENES, APPLE IS FACING PRESSURE TO CHANGE ITS WAYS. COMPETITORS COMPLAIN ITS APP STORE FAVOURS APPLE CONTENT AND IT’S NOT THE ONLY TECH COMPANY TO BE SCRUTINIZED. YESTERDAY, 50 ATTORNEYS GENERAL TOOK ON GOOGLE OVER ITS SEARCH RESULTS AND WHETHER IT POINTS PEOPLE TO THEIR OWN PRODUCTS. >>WHEN MY DAUGHTER IS SICK AND I SEARCH ONLINE FOR ADVICE OR DOCTORS, I WANT THE BEST ADVICE FROM THE BEST DOCTORS. NOT THE ONES — NOT THE DOCTOR, NOT THE CLINIC WHO CAN SPEND THE MOST ON ADVERTISING.>>Reporter: BIG TECH IS UNDER INCREASING PRESSURE. LAST WEEK, U.S. FEDERAL LAWMAKERS ALSO LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION INTO FACEBOOK OVER HOW IT HANDLES USERS’ DATA. IN SUCH A VOLATILE ENVIRONMENT, INVESTORS AREN’T AS HYPED AS STOCKS AS THEY USED TO BE. >>THAT STARTED WITH TIM COOK. >>Reporter: THIS ANALYST SAYS EVEN TECH COMPANY EXECUTIVES, INSIDERS ARE SELLING SHARES, PARTICULARLY IN NETFLIX, APPLE, FACEBOOK, AND AMAZON. INSIDERS SELLING WHEN PRICES ARE LOW IS UNUSUAL.>>SOMETHING GOES ON SALE AT THE SUPERMARKET, YOU KNOW, IF IT’S MARKED DOWN, YOU BUY IT UNLESS YOU THINK, WELL, WHY IS IT ON SALE? MAYBE IT’S ON SALE FOR A REASON. MAYBE THIS TECH RALLY HAS APPROACHED ITS SALE DATE AND INSIDERS ARE SELLING. >>Reporter: INSIDERS COULD BE SELLING SHARES FOR LOTS OF OTHER EVEN PERSONAL REASONS. STILL, ANALYSTS AND INVESTORS ARE WATCHING FOR WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, HOW FAR REGULATORS GO TO REIN IN SOME OF THESE COMPANIES LEFT TO GROW UNCHECKED FOR YEARS. JACQUELINE HANSEN, CBC NEWS, TORONTO. [♪♪♪]>>Mike: WELL, LONDON IS ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET FOR MARGARET ATWOOD WHO HAS JUST RELEASED A NEW NOVEL.>>Anita: YES, IT’S THE MUCH ANTICIPATED SEQUEL TO THE HAND MAID’S TALE AND AS CAMERON McINTOSH REPORTS, PEOPLE LINED UP AT MIDNIGHT TO BUY THE BOOK. >>Reporter: THE FAMILIAR SILHOUETTE. THE GLOBAL LAUNCH OF “THE TESTAMENTS” MAKING ITS MARK HERE. FROM THE POSTERS IN LONDON TUBE STATIONS, A MUST-READ ON THE WAY HOME BEING SNAPPED UP IN BOOKSTORES. MOTIVATED, SAYS ATWOOD, BY POLARIZATION AND DISENFRANCHISEMENT SHE FIRST WARNED OF IN THE ’80s. >>IF THEY HAD THE POWER, AND THEY DO HAVE THE POWER NOW.>>Reporter: THE BOOK IS A FOLLOW-UP TO HER 1985 CLASSIC “THE HANDMAID’S TALE,” AT ONE POINT IT WASN’T EVEN CLEAR THAT SHE WOULD COME UP WITH A SEQUEL. NOW IT’S GETTING A PUSH LIKE FEW OTHERS. LAST NIGHT, A MIDNIGHT LAUNCH. THOSE AREN’T KIDS IN LINE. >>I’M VERY EXCITED BUT A LITTLE BIT FRIGHTENED BECAUSE SHE SEEMS TO HAVE CUT A FAR SIGHT OF WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD.>>THIS IS MORE THAN A BOOK RELEASE. THIS IS A CULTURAL MOMENT. IT’S FOR EVERYBODY, AND IT’S FANTASTIC TO GET THE KIND OF NEWS COVERAGE THAT THIS BOOK IS GETTING. THIS NEVER HAPPENS TO BOOKS.>>THERE IS NO RESISTANCE …>>Reporter: “THE HANDMAID’S TALE” OFFERS A DISTURBING VIEW OF A THEY YOKSY.>>NONE OF US WOULD BE HAPPENING UNLESS COUNTRIES WERE PUTTING PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF WOMEN’S BODIES WHO WERE NOT A WOMAN. >>Reporter: SHE IS BEING CELEBRATED TIME CALLING HER A RELUCTANT PROPHET.>>IT COULD BE QUITE RUIN WOWS FOR A 35-YEAR-OLD BECAUSE WHERE DO YOU GO FROM THERE? IN MY CASE, WE KIND OF KNOW THE ANSWER. >>Reporter: AND THAT GREEN IMAGERY FROM THE COVER DOWN TO HER NAILS, IT’S CENTRAL TO THE BOOK’S PLOT AND ALREADY CELEBRATED WORK AS SHE NEARS HER 80TH BIRTHDAY. CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Mike: YOU ARE A BIG FAN. THAT’LL BE ON YOUR READING LIST.>>Anita: IT WILL, FOR SURE. RIGHT NOW SEASON 3 OF THE SHOW, I HAVE BEEN WALKING IT CLOSELY.>>Mike: FINISH 2. GOTTA GET CAUGHT UP. >>Anita: IT’S GOOD. IT’S GOOD. >>Mike: TAKE A LOOK AT THIS NEXT VIDEO CLOSELY. >>Anita: AS A TRUCK SOMEHOW COMES TO REST ON THE ROOF OF A HOUSE. HERE’S WHAT POLICE SAY HAPPENED LAST NIGHT ON THE HIGHWAY SOUTH OF SUDBURY. >>Mike: OH, BOY. >>Anita: A COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVEN BY A 24-YEAR-OLD MAN HIT A CULVERT, FLIPPED UP, RIPPED DOWN A HYDRO POLE AND SEVERAL HYDRO LINES BEFORE ENDING UP PERCHED ON TOP OF THIS HOUSE. >>Mike: FORTUNATELY NOBODY WAS INJURED. THE HOMEOWNERS WEREN’T INSIDE THE HOUSE AT THE TIME. POLICE OFFICER INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT SAYS SHE HAS NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE. THE DRIVER WAS SHOCKED TOO, NO DOUBT. HE HAS SINCE BEEN CHARGED WITH CARELESS DRIVING. POLICE SUSPECT DISTRACTED DRIVING PLAYED A ROLE IN THAT SPECTACULAR CRASH.>>Anita: WOW, LOOK AT THAT. BARELY ANY DAMAGE TO THE — LIKE, IT’S NOT — >>Mike: I’M JUST TRYING TO — SO IT HIT THE — OH, I SEE. YEAH, SO THAT’S WHERE — >>Anita: JUST RESTING ON THERE.>>Mike: BRUTAL. BRUTAL. PAY ATTENTION, RIGHT? M’MM-HMM. >>Anita: ABSOLUTELY. [♪♪♪]>>Mike: STILL AHEAD TONIGHT, HOW A CALGARY WOMAN RECENTLY DISCOVERED HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER HAIRDRESSER WENT MUCH, MUCH DEEPER THAN A CUT AND A COLOUR. [♪♪♪]>>THEY ARE THE MOST STUDIED AND FAMOUS WHALE FAMILY IN THE WORLD. WHAT’S PUSHING J POD TO THE BRINK? I’M GLORIA MACARENKO. HOST OF THE NEW CBC BRITISH COLUMBIA ORIGINAL PODCAST “KILLERS: IS IT TOO LATE TO SAVE THEM”?>>WEDNESDAY ON “THE EARLY EDITION,” THE RESOUNDING CALL FROM OUR TOWN HALL ON THE DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE WAS A SAFE SUPPLY OF DRUGS. TOMORROW WE’LL MEET ONE OF THE PHYSICIANS LEADING THAT CHARGE. THAT’S TOMORROW ON “THE EARLY EDITION.” [♪♪♪]>>Anita: OKAY. IT CAN BE A PRETTY COMMON THING. A LOT OF PEOPLE GET CLOSE TO THEIR HAIRDRESSER. YOU KNOW, YOU END UP CHATTING, MAYBE CONFIDING IN THEM. >>Mike: YES. BUT AS ERIN COLLINS REPORTS, ONE CALGARY WOMAN RECENTLY FOUND OUT HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER HAIRDRESSER GOES A WHOLE LOT DEEPER.>>Reporter: WHO DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU LOOK IN MIRROR? OF COURSE, IT’S YOU, BUT WHAT IF YOU FOUND SOMEONE ELSE? THIS IS A STORY OF THAT CLOSER REFLECTION TOLD FROM A SALON CHAIR.>>STARTED OFF WITH A CASUAL REFERRAL WHEN I WAS NEW TO THE CITY. AND EVERY SIX WEEKS EVER SINCE; RIGHTS?>>EVERY SIX WEEKS.>>Reporter: FROM THAT VERY FIRST TRIM ANDREA FLECK AND HER HAIRDRESSER, TROY WINGET, CLICKED. >>RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING, WHEN WE FIRST MET, I KNEW THERE WAS SOME CONNECTION THERE. DIDN’T KNOW. WE’RE ALMOST LIKE OLD SOULS.>>Reporter: ABOUT A YEAR AGO WHILE GETTING A HAIR CUT, FLECK SHARED THAT SHE WAS PLANNING TO GET A DNA TEST. WINGET, WHO IS ADOPTED, HAD DONE THE SAME. WHEN THEY COMPARED NOTES, WHAT THEY DISCOVERED STUNNED THEM. >>OH, MY GOSH, I KNOW THAT MAN. I KNOW THAT MAN. WOW, THAT’S TROY.>>MY HAIRSTYLIST. >>Reporter: THROUGH A SHARED UNCLE, THE TWO DISCOVERED THEY ARE HALF SIBLINGS. FLECK’S FATHER IS ALSO WINGET’S FROM A PREVIOUS RELATIONSHIP. >>IT WAS ABSOLUTELY MIND BLOWING. MY DAD DIDN’T KNOW HE EXISTED. AND OBVIOUSLY SO THEN WE NEVER KNEW HE EXISTED. AND IT WAS JUST SOMETHING I NEVER EVER IMAGINED HAPPENING.>>Reporter: WINGET SAYS HE NEVER KNEW WHO HIS BIRTH FATHER WAS. NOW THAT HE DOES, HE SAYS HE HAS GAINED A WHOLE NEW FAMILY AND A NEW RESPECT FOR THE POWER OF DNA TESTING.>>FAMILY SECRETS AREN’T ABLE TO BE THERE ANYMORE. KIDS WILL BE GETTING THEIR DNAs, IN THE DATABASE. ALL OF THOSE THINGS COME OUT. I’M VERY LUCKY THAT I HAVE BEEN AMAZING FAMILY THAT I GOT TO CONNECT WITH.>>Reporter: NOW THAT THEY HAVE FOUND EACH OTHER, THEY ARE PLANNING A FAMILY VACATION AND A LIFE TOGETHER. ERIN COLLINS, CBC NEWS, CALGARY.>>Mike: FINDING A SECRET SIBLING AT THE SALON.>>Anita: IT’S AN AMAZING STORY.>>Mike: AND I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE, HER HAIR LOOKS FANTASTIC. GREAT WORK. >>Anita: IT DOES. >>Mike: FINALLY TONIGHT, FAMED PHOTOGRAPHER AND BELOVED VANCOUVERITE, FRED HERZOG HAS DIED. HE MOVED TO VANCOUVER FROM GERMANY BACK IN THE ’50s AND VIVIDLY CAPTURED EVERYDAY LIFE IN OUR CITY ON FILM. HIS WORK WOULD BE FEATURED IN A SOLO EXHIBIT FOR THE FIRST TIME, HALF A CENTURY LATER IN 2007, WHICH IS HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT IT BECAME A REVELATION TO ART ENTHUSIASTS AND AVERAGE VANCOUVERITES ALIKE. HERZOG WAS 88. IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN HIS WORK BEFORE, THERE IS SOME STUNNING STUFF IN THERE. INCLUDING WHAT THIS AREA, THERE IS A GREAT SHOT OF WHAT IT LOOKED LIKED AROUND THE CBC FROM BACK WHEN THE CBC WASN’T EVEN HERE. >>Anita: OH, WOW. >>Mike: STUNNING STUFF. >>Anita: OKAY. THAT’S IT FOR OUR PROGRAM TONIGHT. YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND IT ONLINE. cbc.ca/bc, AND DAN IS HERE AT 11 AFTER THE “THE NATIONAL”. >>Mike: THANKS FOR WATCHING. WE’LL SEE YOU AGAIN TOMORROW. [♪♪♪]




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