WATCH LIVE: The National for Thursday July 20, 2017

>> GOOD EVENING, I’M ANDREW CHANG, AND THIS IS THE NATIONAL >> YOU HAVE TO CHALLENGE YOUR BRAIN >> Andrew: RESEARCH SUGGESTS ONE-THIRD OF DEMENTIA CASES ARE AVOIDABLE WHAT CAN YOU DO? >>> O.J. SIMPSON IS GRANTED PAROLE AFTER SERVING 9 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ARMED ROBBERY >> I HAVE DONE MY TIME YOU KNOW, I HAVE DONE IT AS WELL AND RESPECTFULLLLY AS I THINK ANYBODY CAN >> Andrew: AND SISTERS ARE SWIMMING AT THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES FOR MORE THAN JUST MEDALS >> SOMEONE NEEDS TO STEP UP AND SOLVE IT IT WILL NOT SOLVE ITSELF >> Andrew: YOU MAY CALL IT A SLOW DEATH OF THE MIND THE VERY NATURE OF DEMENTIA IT IS TO DESTROY THE ESSENCE AND FUNCTION OF A PERSON IT CAN ROB MEMORY, CLOUD REASONING AND CHANGE PERSONALITY BEYOND RECOGNITION EXPERTS ON DEMENTIA SAID SOME

CASES ARE AVOIDABLE AND THE THINGS WE CAN DO TO PROTECT OURSELVES MAY SURPRISE YOU >> Reporter: RYAN AND HIS WIFE BONNIE MAKE A POINT OF STAYING MENTALLY ACTIVE >> PERFECT THANK YOU >> Reporter: BUXTON HAS DIAGNOSED WITH DEMENTIA THE TORONTO COUPLE HOPES THAT TOGETHER THEY CAN SLOW THE PROGRESSION OF HER DISEASE AND IN HIS CASE, TRY TO PREVENT IT ALTOGETHER >> YOU HAVE TO CHALLENGE YOUR BRAIN IF YOU DON’T, IF YOU JUST SIT AROUND WATCHING TELEVISION AND HAVING AFTERNOON DRINKS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, IT IS NOT GOING TO WORK >> Reporter: HE IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK ACCORDING TO A REPORT RELEASED TODAY BY THE LANCET COMMISSION ON DIMENTIA TWO DOZEN EXPERTS POURED THROUGH DATA TO CALCULATE HOW MUCH PEOPLE COULD REDUCE THE RISK THEY FOUND 9 FACTORS COULD PREVENT 35% OF DEMENTIA CASES SOME ARE LIFE-STYLE CHANGES LIKE QUITTING SMOKING AND CONTROLLING OBESITY OTHERS ARE MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS LIKE PROPERLY TREATING DIABETES AND HEARING LOSS AND ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH, INCLUDING TREATING DEPRESSION AND PREVENTING SOCIAL ISOLATION THE RESEARCHERS STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION, STAYING IN SCHOOL PAST AGE 15 AND SAID LEARNING FROM CHILDHOOD THROUGH ADULTHOOD HELPS THE BRAIN BUILD COGNITIVE RESERVES AND PROTECTS US FROM THE EFFECTS OF DEMENTIA, EVEN IF IT IS GENETIC THEY USE AN EXAMPLE OF TWIN, ONE GETS MORE EDUCATION AND INTERACTION AND THE OTHER DOESN’T >> THEY EACH MAY BE DESTINED TO DEVELOP DEMENTIA, THE ONE WITH COGNITIVE RESERVE AND WITH A GREATER NUMBER OF SYNAPSES WILL DEVELOP DEMENTIA LATER THAN HIS TWIN >> Reporter: THE DOCTOR SPECIALIZES IN DEMENTIA AT THE CENTER FOR ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH IN TORONTO HE SAID THE REPORT SENDS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE >> EMPHASIZED THE NEED TO ADDRESS DIFFERENT FACTORS OF THE LIFE-STYLE OF AN INDIVIDUAL IN OTHER WORDS, WE CANNOT AFFORD TO JUST THINK OF DEMENTIA LATE IN LIFE WE HAVE TO THINK OF PREVENTING DEMENTIA EARLY ON IN SCHOOL YEARS >> Reporter: THE COUPLE FIGHT AGAINST DEMENTIA INCORPORATES ANOTHER RECOMMENDATION, STAYING ACTIVE THE PREVENTION STRATEGIES OUTLINED TODAY CAN HAVE A BIGGER IMPACT ON DEMENTIA THAN MEDICATION >> Andrew: A LOT TO UNPACK IN THE REPORT THE DOCTORS SAID IT IS CRITICAL TO OUR UNDERSTANDING OF DEMENTIA SO EARLIER TODAY, I HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO A DOCTOR, THE DOCTOR OF GERIATRICS AND THE UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK HOSPITAL DR., I HOPE YOU CAN MAKE THIS CONCRETE FOR ME ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE HEARING, STAY IN SCHOOL LONGER, GET PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, TRY TO STAY HEALTHY ARE THINGS WE ALWAYS HAVE HEARD FOR A LONG TIME SO WHAT DO YOU THINK THE TAKE AWAY IS HERE FOR PARENTS AND FOR KIDS? >> Interview: ONE OF THE HIDDEN MESSAGES HERE IS THAT ACTUALLY THESE THINGS DO MATTER AND SIGNIFICANTLY NEW LITERATURE IS COMING OUT SHOWING WE PROBABLY ARE HAVING 25% LESS OF THE RATES OF DEMENTIA TODAY IN CANADA AND IN THE UNITED STATES COMPARED TO WHAT WE EXPECTED 20 YEARS AGO BECAUSE THESE THINGS ACTUALLY MATTER AND SO I THINK WE HAVE TO REALIZE THAT WHILE, YEAH, YOU HEAR THE MESSAGES EVERY DAY THE MESSAGES MATTER AND THESE LIFE-STYLE HABITS CANNOT ONLY HELP YOU LIVE MANY YEARS LONGER, BUT ACTUALLY CAN HELP YOU LIVE WITHOUT DEMENTIA >> Andrew: WITH EMPHASIS ON THE EARLY YEARS, IS IT EFFECTIVE TO DO ALL THESE THINGS IN THE LATER YEARS, 50s AND 60s >> Interview: PEOPLE FEEL IF I DID NOT LEAD A HEALTHY LIFE IN THE EARLY YEARS, IT IS PROBABLY WHY STOP SMOKING WE KNOW THERE ARE STUDIES THAT HAVE BEEN DONE IN TENS OF THOUSANDS OF OLDER PEOPLE, 75 AND OLDER THE OLDER PEOPLE WHO STARTED TO EXERCISE, AND QUIT SMOKING AND ACTUALLY MAINTAINED GOOD SOCIAL CONNECTIONS WOULD LIVE FIVE YEARS LONGER, EVEN AT THAT LATE IN AGE COMPARED TO THEIR COLLEAGUES WHO WERE NOT DOING ANY OF THOSE THINGS THERE IS ACTUALLY AGAIN, IT IS NEVER TOO LATE AND THIS DOES MATTER >> Andrew: THANK YOU FOR JOINING US >>> O.J. SIMPSON WILL ONCE AGAIN WALK FREE HE HAS BEEN LOCKED UP FOR ALMOST A DECADE SERVING TIME FOR ARMED ROBBERY TODAY, THE FORMER FOOTBALL STAR APPEARED VIA VIDEO LINK BEFORE A PAROLE BOARD AND PLEADED FOR HIS RELEASE KIM BRUNHUBER TAKES US THERE >> Reporter: HE STROLLED INTO THE HEARING WITH THE TRADEMARK STRUT FAST FORWARD TO THE KEY QUESTION, THE OBVIOUS ONE >> MR. SIMPSON, YOU HAVE LIVED MOST OF YOUR LIFE IN THE PUBLIC SPOTLIGHT YET YOU GO IN YOUR HOTEL ROOM IN

LAS VEGAS, BRING ALONG FOUR OTHER MEN WITH YOU, TWO OF THEM ARE ARMED, AND ROB THE TWO VICTIMS OF PROPERTY WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? >> Reporter: WHAT INDEED AFTER ALL THAT HAPPENED THE 1994 MURDERS OF HIS EX-WIFE AND FRIEND THE BRONCO CHASE THE GLOVE THE ACQUITTAL >> NOT GUILTY OF THE CRIME OF MURDER >> Reporter: AFTER ALL THAT, AFTER GETTING OFF TO SPEND ALMOST TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR WHAT? A CONSPIRACY TO GET HIS OLD MEMORABILIA BACK AT GUN POINT NOW, TODAY, A CHANCE TO WALK FREE >> I HAVE DONE MY TIME YOU KNOW, I HAVE DONE IT AS WELL AND AS RESPECTFULLY AS I THINK ANYBODY CAN >> Reporter: A MODEL PRISONER ACCORDING TO MANY, BUT REMORSEFUL, DEBATABLE SIMPSON AFTER EVERYTHING HE HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF HAS LITTLE GRASP OF IRONY >> NOBODY HAS EVER ACCUSED ME OF PULLING ANY WEAPON ON THEM I BASICALLY HAVE BEEN A CONFLICT FREE LIFE >> Reporter: THE HUNDREDS OF LETTERS FOR THOSE URGING THE BOARD TO FREE HIM OR KEEP HIM IN JAIL, WHAT WAS CONSIDERED WAS THE STRONG FAMILY SUPPORT >> WE WANT HIM TO COME HOME SO WE CAN MOVE FORWARD >> Reporter: AND PERHAPS MOST POWERFUL, THE TESTIMONY OF HIS FRIEND AND ROBBERY VICTIM >> IF HE CALLED ME TOMORROW AND SAID BRUCE, I AM GETTING OUT, WILL YOU PICK ME UP JUICE, I WILL BE HERE TOMORROW I MEAN THAT, BUDDY >> Reporter: IT WAS ENOUGH ALL FOUR BOARD MEMBERS AGREED >> TO GRANT YOUR PAROLE EFFECTIVE WHEN ELIGIBLE >> Reporter: WITH THAT, AS SOON AS OCTOBER, SIMPSON WILL GO TO REJOIN HIS FAMILY IN FLORIDA >> THANK YOU I DON’T THINK YOU GUYS WANT ME HERE >> Reporter: THE PAROLE BOARD WAS CLEAR IF HE SLIPS UP AGAIN, THE STATE OF NEVADA WILL TAKE HIM BACK >> Andrew: LET’S GO TO BRITISH COLUMBIA WHERE RAIN FELL TODAY IN PARTS OF THE PROVINCE HIT HARD BY WILDFIRES IT IS ENCOURAGING FOR ALL THOSE CREWS BATTLING ABOUT 150 FIRES ACROSS THE PROVINCE IT IS OF LITTLE COMFORT TO THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR HOMES DOZENS OF BUILDINGS HAVE BURNED DOWN IN SEVERAL COMMUNITIES BRIAR STEWART HAS THE LATEST >> Reporter: THROUGHOUT THE B.C INTERIOR, IT WAS A WELCOME SIGHT, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS NOT ENOUGH >> WE DON’T EXPECT THE RAIN TO DAMPEN TOO MUCH OF THE FIRE SITUATION >> Reporter: NOT ALL AREAS GOT THE RAIN TWO HOMES BURNED DOWN IN LILLOOET, AFTER A SUSPICIOUS GRASS FIRE ANOTHER FIRE THIS MORNING IN PENTICTON TRIGGERED A TEMPORARY EVACUATION THROUGHOUT B.C., AT LEAST 93 HOMES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED AND THAT NUMBER WILL RISE BECAUSE NOT ALL THE AREAS ARE SAFE ENOUGH FOR OFFICIALS TO DO AN ASSESSMENT >> THAT IS A CRYING SHAME I FEEL SORRY FOR THE PEOPLE >> Reporter: HE WAS FORCED OUT OF 100 MILE HOUSE 12 DAYS AGO >> Interview: STICK TOGETHER >> Reporter: THE POP-UP FOOD BANK IS RUN OUT OF THE COMMUNITY HALL IN THE AREA THERE IS DONATED FOOD AND CLOTHING FOR EVERYONE, AFFECTED BY THE FIRES THIS WOMAN IS IN HER HOME, HER BAGS ARE PACKED IN CASE SHE TOO IS ORDERED OUT SHE IS VOLUNTEERING BECAUSE SHE IS NOT WORKING HER JOB IS AT TIM HORTONS IN 100 MILE HOUSE WHICH HAS BEEN EVACUATED >> Interview: THE BIGGEST THING IS WE CAN’T WORK YOU DON’T KNOW THIS IS EMOTIONAL FOR ME BEING IN LIMBO AND NOT HAVING MONEY COMING IN IS REALLY HARD >> Reporter: YESTERDAY, THE PROVINCE EXTENDED THE STATE OF EMERGENCY BY TWO WEEKS AND HAVE INCREASED THE FUNDING FOR EVACUEES OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS, THE MILITARY HAS DROPPED OFF SUPPLIES IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE BEEN LEFT ISOLATED BY THE FIRES MORE THAN 3600 PEOPLE ARE WORKING ON THE GROUND IN B.C. TO TRY AND CONTAIN THEM AND TODAY, THEY WERE JOINED BY ANOTHER 50 FROM AUSTRALIA >> Interview: YOU KNOW, IT IS NOT MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THE FIRES IN AUSTRALIA WE CAN COME HERE AND INTEGRATE >> Reporter: IN EVACUATED COMMUNITIES, THE WORST APPEARS TO BE OVER WORK IS UNDERWAY TO RE-ESTABLISH ESSENTIAL SERVICES LIKE POWER AND EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE THEY NEED TO BE IN PLACE BEFORE ANYONE CAN RETURN BRIAR STEWART, CBC NEWS, NEAR 100 MILE HOUSE >> Andrew: THE AUTHORITIES ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON A BIG FIRE ON THE B.C., ALBERTA BORDER RIGHT NOW, IT COVERS AN AREA ABOUT 30 SQUARE KILOMETRES ACROSS KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK

AND MOUNT ASSINIBOINE PARK IT GOT CLOSE TO THE SUNSHINE VILLAGE MOUNTAIN RESORT ONLY ABOUT TWO AND A HALF KILOMETRES AWAY FROM IT THE PARK IS EXPECTED TO BE CLOSED TO VISITORS TOMORROW >>> COMING UP, QUEBEC’S NEW APPROACH TO FIGHTING SYSTEMIC RACISM SOME SAY IT IS TOO MUCH TALK NOT ENOUGH ACTION >>> PLUS WHAT IS IT ABOUT DANCING THAT HELPS PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S? >>> U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP MARKED 6 MONTHS IN OFFICE BY GIVING AN INTERVIEW TO A NEWS OUTLET HE LOVES TO HATE THE NEW YORK TIMES CENTRAL TO THE CONVERSATION, RUSSIA TRUMP SLAMMED HIS PICK FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL AND DISCUSSED THAT SECOND MEETING WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN THE ONE THAT WAS NOT PUBLICIZED LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE HAS MORE >> STAMPED WITH THE BEAUTIFUL LETTERS MADE IN THE U.S >> Reporter: TRY AS HE MIGHT TO TALK ABOUT AMERICAN MANUFACTURING, MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND ALL THAT, DONALD TRUMP CAN’T ESCAPE THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION >> THANK YOU EVERYBODY >> Reporter: THE QUESTION PROMPTED BY AN INTERVIEW TRUMP GAVE TO THE NEW YORK TIMES SAYING THIS ABOUT ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS >> Reporter: SESSIONS WAS ONE OF TRUMP’S EARLIEST SUPPORTERS KEY TO TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN BECAUSE OF THAT, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT LAWYERS RECOMMENDED HE RECUSE HIMSELF FROM THE INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIA’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE SAME CAMPAIGN THE CONFIRMATION HEARING, SESSIONS DID NOT DISCLOSE TWO MEETINGS WITH THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR DURING THE RACE >> DONALD TRUMP SAID I HAD A MIND TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY GENERAL WHO WOULD NOT FOLLOW THE LAW IS JUST STUNNING IT TELLS YOU ONCE AGAIN THAT DONALD TRUMP IS OUT FOR EXACTLY ONE THING, AND THAT IS TO PROTECT THE SKIN OF DONALD TRUMP >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THE PRESIDENT HAS NO PLANS TO FIRE SESSIONS AND SESSIONS SAID HE IS STAYING >> I HAVE THE HONOUR OF SERVING AS ATTORNEY GENERAL IT IS SOMETHING THAT GOES BEYOND ANY THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE HAD FOR MYSELF WE LOVE THIS JOB WE LOVE THIS DEPARTMENT AND I PLAN TO CONTINUE TO DO SO AS LONG AS THAT IS APPROPRIATE >> Reporter: TRUMP’S MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE ROLE OF THE COUNTRY’S TOP LAWYER IS TROUBLING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SERVES THE PUBLIC, NOT THE PRESIDENT IT IS NOT THE ONLY QUESTIONABLE JUDGMENT EXPOSED BY THE TIMES INTERVIEW REMEMBER THAT UNDISCLOSED SECOND MEETING TRUMP AND RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN HAD AT THE G-20 WHERE ONLY THE RUSSIAN INTERPRETER WAS PRESENT, JUST PLEASANTRY SAID TRUMP AND THIS >> President Donald Trump: >> Reporter: IT IS WIDELY UNDERSTOOD THAT ANY DISCUSSION OF RESUMING ADOPTION OF RUSSIAN CHILDREN BY AMERICAN FAMILIES IS REALLY ABOUT REDUCING SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA IT IS NOT CLEAR IF THE PRESIDENT UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS IS A REPUBLICAN CRITIC OF HOW DONALD TRUMP IS HANDLING IS RUSSIA, IS STEPPING AWAY FOR NOW THE SENATOR JOHN McCAIN WILL UNDERGO TREATMENT FOR BRAIN CANCER HE PLANS TO BE BACK IN WASHINGTON SOON LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >> Andrew: NOW, 6 MONTHS INTO THE PRESIDENCY, THERE IS NO U.S AMBASSADOR IN OTTAWA THAT MAY CHANGE SOON THE PICK FOR THE JOB, KELLY KNIGHT CRAFT WAS ON CAPITOL HILL SHE WOULD BE THE FIRST WOMAN TO FILL THE ROLE >> Reporter: KELLY KNIGHT CRAFT IS CALLING FOR STRONGER ECONOMIC TIES BETWEEN CANADA AND THE U.S SHE WAS OVER SHADOWED AT THE SENATE CONFIRMATION HEARING BY OTHER HIGHER PROFILE NOMINEES THE REPUBLICAN FUNDRAISER WAS ASKED VERY FEW QUESTIONS SOME SENATORS OPTING TO MAKE JOKES ABOUT SPORTS RIVALRY, NOTING HER DEEP TIES TO THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY INSTEAD OF ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT CANADA WHEN SHE WAS CALLED ON, SHE TALKED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF TRADE AND COOPERATION SAYING THE SOLID RELATIONSHIP COULD BE MADE EVEN BETTER >> IF CONFIRMED, I WILL SEEK NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO FOSTER FURTHER GROWTH TO CREATE MORE JOBS FOR BOTH COUNTRIES WHILE PROMOTING FREE AND FAIR TRADE TOEN SURE THAT AMERICAN BUSINESSES AND WORKERS CAN COMPETE ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD >> Reporter: KNIGHT CRAFT PLANS TO WORK CLOSELY WITH SENIOR TRUMP OFFICIALS ON NAFTA NEGOTIATIONS SHE AND HER BILLIONAIRE HUSBAND ARE WELL RESPECTED IN THE WHITE HOUSE BOTH WERE HUGE ORGANIZERS AND FUND RAISERS AND DONORS FOR DONALD TRUMP IN THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN SHE IS ALSO VERY CLOSE WITH SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL

WHO VOUCHED FOR HER AT THE SENATE CONFIRMATION HEARING AND PLAYED UP THE IMPORTANCE OF CANADA/U.S TRADE, PARTICULARLY WITH KENTUCKY >> THE DIRECT INVESTMENT FROM CANADA SUPPORTS THOUSANDS OF KENTUCKY JOBS AND CANADA IS THE COMMONWEALTH NUMBER ONE EXPORT MARKET >> Reporter: AMERICAN OFFICIALS WANT KNIGHT CRAFT CONFIRMED SOON, SO SHE IS IN POSITION FOR THE NAFTA RENEGOTIATIONS THAT ARE SET TO START IN LESS THAN A MONTH RIGHT HERE IN THE U.S. CAPITOL KATIE SIMPSON, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >> Andrew: FORENSIC EXPERTS EXHUMED SALVADOR DALI’S BODY GENETIC SAMPLES WERE TAKEN FROM THE REMAINS THAT ARE IN A MUSEUM DEDICATED TO THE PAINTER THEY WILL BE TAKEN TO A LAB IN MADRID FOR ANALYSIS RESULTS COULD TAKE WEEKS THE TEST WAS SPURRED BY A 61-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WHO CLAIMS THAT HER MOTHER HAD AN AFFAIR WITH DALI HE DIED IN 1989 HIS ESTATE WAS BESTOWED TO THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT >>> THE SINGER LINKINPARK HAS DIED THE DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED IN 2000 SOLD MORE THAN 10 MILLION COPIES IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST COMMERCIALLY SUCCESSFUL GROUPS OF THE DECADE THE LYRICS WERE ABOUT ANGER AND DESPAIR, MANY OF THEM HE BATTLED DRUG AND ALCOHOL ADDICTION AT VARIOUS TIMES IN HIS LIFE HIS DEATH IS INVESTIGATED AS AN APPARENT SUICIDE THE BAND RELEASED A NEW ALBUM THIS SPRING >>> STRAIGHT AHEAD, QUEBEC TRIES TO TACKLE RACISM ACROSS THE PROVINCE THERE IS MORE ♪ [theme] A new life for more than 250 people The Arosa Sun carries refugees from Hungary, those who fought against a tyrannical government and then fled when their cause was crushed by Russian tanks More than 3,000 people jammed the dockyard to shout their welcome ♪ [dramatic; orchestral] And they marched down the liner’s gang plank onto Canadian soil accompanied by the music of the Royal 22nd Regiment’s band ♪ [Oh Canada] Canada is one of the few countries accepting Vietnamese refugees Under our present quota, by the end of the year we will have taken 2,000 from Hong Kong For the past six months it’s been up to a dedicated 22-year-old Montréaler, Scott Mullen, to decided who gets in and who doesn’t Mullen: Okay, we will accept this application to go to Canada Reporter: How do you know they can adapt to Canada? Well, if somebody can sail across the South China Sea, And spend two months on sea, a few months here in camp situation like this I think they will be able to adapt reasonably well Noon time, and the would-be refugees are allowed outside for an hour When the hour is up, they go back, single-file into the stuffy gymnasium that is their home The Canadian government hasn’t had to publicly explain why it’s detaining these people for so long, except to say that it doesn’t yet know for sure, who they really are Or whether they’ll show up for their immigration hearing All of the other illegal immigrants that have come here, they haven’t been treated that way The turbans and beards are a great influence Members of the local Sikh community are upset with the way the government and the way the Canadian public has reacted to this latest boatload of people This is the image that stands out most in people’s minds I think they should ship them all back where they come from Canada will give political asylum to 26,000 Yugoslavian refugees While it’s welcome news, refugee advocates say the Canadian government is playing a dangerous double standard They say refugees from Somalia should get the same treatment as those from Yugoslavia As we know the civil war and also the famine has displaced millions of people We want justice! Yesterday, Somalis protested outside of immigration offices calling for fair treatment What Somali is more than Sarajevo? So if don’t they give a damn for Somalia Different language, different culture, different lives You can see the strain on so many faces Crammed into a gymnasium, the refugees listen to the Prime Minister explain, he hopes they can one day return to their homeland, if they choose And I’m sure that you can feel at home among us ♪ [theme] [♪♪♪] >> Andrew: QUEBEC IS LAUNCHING A PROVINCE-WIDE CONSULTATION PROCESS TO FIGHT SYSTEMIC RACISM IT IS AFTER A STRING OF ANTI-ISLAMIC AND RACIST INCIDENTS WHILE SOME PEOPLE SAID IT IS A GOOD FIRST STEP, OTHERS ARE SICK OF STUDIES THEY WANT TO CONCRETE CHANGE >> Reporter: THE OMISSION WAS GLARING ANY SIGN OF DIVERSITY ABSENT FROM THIS VIDEO PROMOTING

MONTREAL’S 375th BIRTHDAY OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS, AN ANTI-IMMIGRANT GROUP POSTED THE STICKERS WITH XENOPHOBIC MESSAGES IN QUEBEC CITIES LAST NIGHT, THIS SIGN SAYING SAGUENAY, WHITE CITY WENT UP BUT THIS WOMAN FROM QUEBEC SAID RACISM IN THE PROVINCE GOES MUCH DEEPER THAN THESE INCIDENTS >> Interview: IT IS ABOUT DISCRIMINATION IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE HEALTH SYSTEM IT IS ABOUT RACIAL PROFILING IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IT IS ABOUT HOW PEOPLE ARE INVISIBLE IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA AND CULTURE IN QUEBEC >> [Speaking French] >> Reporter: THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT ACKNOWLEDGES THERE IS A PROBLEM SYSTEMIC RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION ARE REAL IT IS TIME TO TACKLE THEM >> WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER DISCRIMINATION AND THEY TELL YOU THE TOLL IT TAKES ON THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND ON SOCIETY, I THINK MOST PEOPLE UNDERSTAND IT IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT SUBJECT IT HAS TO BE DEALT WITH >> Reporter: STARTING IN SEPTEMBER, COMMUNITY GROUPS WILL GATHER PERSONAL STORIES AND SOLUTIONS AND THIS WOMAN IS ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO FOUGHT FOR THE CONSULTATIONS SHE SAID IT IS A GOOD FIRST STEP, BUT A LOT OF QUESTIONS REMAIN >> ALL THE ORGANIZATIONS ARE GOING TO GET THE SUPPORT ARE THEY GOING TO GET THE MEANS AS WELL TO REALLY BE ABLE TO LISTEN TO THE CITIZENS WHO WILL BE THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE >> Reporter: THE OPPOSITION SAID THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD BEFORE AND IT IS TIME TO FOCUS ON CONCRETE ACTION SUCH AS RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN CREDENTIALS AND A PILOT PROJECT ENCOURAGING COMPANIES TO HIRE FROM BLIND RESUMES >> THEY CHOSE JUST TO TALK AND NOT TO ADD ANY ACTION, REAL ACTION >> Reporter: SHE CALLS IT A POLITICAL PLOY TO SHORE UP SUPPORT IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES BY THE WINTER, QUEBEC’S HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION WILL PUT TOGETHER ITS RECOMMENDATIONS AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL REVEAL ITS ACTION PLAN TO FIGHT SYSTEMIC RACISM BY THE SPRING JUST MONTHS BEFORE THE NEXT PROVINCIAL ELECTION >> Andrew: AFTER YEARS OF WAITING AND PRAYING, A MOTHER IN WINNIPEG FINALLY HAS THE NEWS SHE HOPED FOR HER 12-YEAR-OLD SON IS ALIVE AND IN SAFE HANDS AFTER BEING HELD CAPTIVE BY ISIS IN NORTHERN IRAQ NOW COMES THE DIFFICULT NEXT STEP BRINGING HIM TO CANADA KAREN PAULS HAS MORE ON HER PLEA TO OTTAWA >> Reporter: THIS WOMAN CANNOT STOPWATCHING VIDEOS OF HER 12-YEAR-OLD SON IN THIS ONE POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA, HE IS PLEADING TO OTTAWA FOR HELP >> ISIS BEING SO EVIL AND TORTURING BOYS AND KILLING EVERYONE, WE DIDN’T THINK THEY WERE STILL ALIVE >> Reporter: SOME TIME IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS, HE WAS RESCUED BY IRAQI FORCES NEAR MOSUL HE HAS BEEN IN A REFUGEE CAMP TREATED FOR ARM AND STOMACH WOUNDS HIS MOM REALIZED HE WAS ALIVE ON SUNDAY WHEN SHE SAW PICTURES OF HIM ON SOCIAL MEDIA [Voice of interpreter]: THANK GOD 100 TIMES AND HE IS ALIVE >> Reporter: ONE OF THE INTERFAITH GROUPS THAT PRIVATELY SPONSORED 41 YAZIDIS TO COME TO WINNIPEG IS ADVOCATING IN THIS CASE >> Interview: IT IS A MIRACLE THESE THINGS ARE SO RARE THAT WE FIND A CHILD STILL ALIVE I AM SO PLEASED AT THE SPEED THAT THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT HAS WORKED >> Reporter: ISIS HAS BEEN TARGETING YAZIDIS IN NORTHERN IRAQ FOR HAVING THEIR OWN CULTURE AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ALMOST 10,000 OF THEM WERE KILLED OR KIDNAPPED IN 2014 IT IS WHAT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS CALLING A GENOCIDE THE IMMIGRATION MINISTER WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT >> OUR GOVERNMENT WILL RESETTLE APPROXIMATELY 1200 HIGHLY VULNERABLE >> Reporter: 564 OF THE PEOPLE ARRIVED IN CANADA AS FOR INAD’S CASE, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON SAID THE N.D.P. IMMIGRATION CRITIC HOPES IT IS TRUE >> TO KNOW THAT ONE OF YOUR BOYS IS STILL THERE, IS STILL ALIVE AND OUR GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO FOLLOW UP ON THAT >> Reporter: BACK IN WINNIPEG, THE MOTHER CAN ONLY HOPE HER SON WILL BE ON ONE OF THE NEXT PLANES TO CANADA KAREN PAULS, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG >> Andrew: FOUR MEN ARE IN HOSPITAL AFTER BEING PULLED OUT OF A SHIPPING CONTAINER AT THE PORT OF MONTREAL THE CONTAINER ARRIVED ON A SHIP THAT LEFT FROM GERMANY TEN DAYS AGO THE OFFICIALS SAID THE MEN ARE IN THEIR 30s

TWO OF THEM ARE SUFFERING FROM DEHYDRATION THEY ARE HAVING TROUBLE BREATHING THE CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY IS INVESTIGATING >>> ANOTHER DEAD RIGHT WHALE HAS BEEN SPOTTED IN THE GULF OF SAINT-LAWRENCE THE 8th SINCE JUNE TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, THE DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND OCEANS IS TRACKING ANOTHER RIGHT WHALE EAST OF NEW BRUNSWICK THAT IS STILL ALIVE BUT TANGLED UP IN FISHING GEAR THE NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE IS ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION THERE ARE ONLY 500 LEFT >>> IT IS A POPULAR ATTRACTION FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES FOR A LONG TIME DECADES NOW, THE CAROUSAL AT THE AMUSEMENT PARK IN TORONTO IS BEING SOLD THE PRICE, $3 MILLION IT IS MONEY BADLY NEEDED TO KEEP THE AMUSEMENT PARK OPERATING AFTER A STRING OF FLOODS KEPT IS CLOSED THE CAROUSAL IS 110 YEARS OLD IT WILL MOVE TO INDIANA LATER THIS YEAR >>> TWO TALENTED SWIMMERS ARE PROVING TO BE A FORCE TO RECKON WITH AT THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES IN TORONTO THEY ARE SISTERS AND TRACE THEIR WINNING WAYS BACK TO FAMILY SORROW THE LOSS OF THEIR FATHER AND HOW THEY CHOSE TO DEAL WITH IT AS HAVARD GOULD EXPLAINS, IT IS NOT JUST MEDALS THEY ARE AFTER NOW >> Reporter: RENEE AND ALECIA ARE TEENAGER SWIMMING STARS AT THE INDIGENOUS GAMES COMPETING IN MULTIPLE EVENTS >> I AM REALLY EXCITED TO RACE AND SHOW WHAT WE CAN DO >> WE WERE HOPING TO REPRESENT ONTARIO WELL TRY AND WIN >> Reporter: THEY OFTEN WIN MEDALS THEIR FATHER GARY WAS A STRONG SWIMMER BUT IN BAD WEATHER, STILL DROWNED >> IT WILL BE 13 YEARS IN AUGUST WHEN THEIR DAD DIED >> Reporter: THEIR MOTHER, KIMBERLY MURRAY, IMMEDIATELY SIGNED UP HER GIRLS FOR SWIMMING LESSONS >> ALISHA TURNED THREE AND RENEE WAS 5 I DIDN’T WANT MY KIDS TO BE AFRAID OF THE WATER >> Reporter: STUDIES SHOW THE NEED FOR LESSONS AND WATER SAFETY TRAINING IS PARTICULARLY ACUTE IN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES WHERE COMPARED TO THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, PEOPLE ARE UP TO 10 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DROWN >> IN THE NORTHERN COMMUNITIES, EVERY COMMUNITY ESSENTIALLY ARE NEAR LAKES, RIVERS THERE ARE PEOPLE OF THE WATER >> Reporter: THE RED CROSS PROGRAM RUNNING FOR A FEW YEARS, LARGELY IN ALBERTA, SHOWS MUCH PROMISE YOUNG PEOPLE IN SEVERAL DOZEN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN TAUGHT SWIMMING AND SAFETY SKILLS AND NOW IN TURN ARE BECOMING TEACHERS >> Interview: WE ARE STARTING TO SEE THE YOUTH TAKE THAT LEADERSHIP ROLE I THINK THAT WILL HELP DEFINITELY SAVE SOME LIVES IN THE FUTURE >> Reporter: THE SISTERS ARE AMONG THE VOICES CALLING FOR MORE FUNDING SO HUNDREDS MORE COMMUNITIES CAN ACCESS TRAINING AND REDUCE THE DROWNING RATES FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE >> I THINK THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT THAT IS TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ON WATER SAFETY AND HELPING THEM LEARN HOW TO SWIM >> Interview: SEEING THE DANGER SOMEONE SHOULD STEP UP AND SOLVE THE ISSUE IT WILL NOT SOLVE ITSELF >> Reporter: TO THEM, THAT GOAL, SAVING LIVES, MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANY MEDAL HAVARD GOULD, CBC NEWS, TORONTO >> Andrew: QUALITY OF LIFE IS AT THE HEART OF THE NEXT STORY [♪♪♪] >> DANCING PROVIDES ENJOYMENT IT PROVIDES ATTRACTION FOR OTHER PEOPLE IT PROVIDES THEM BEAUTY >> Andrew: FIGHTING PARKINSON’S USING THE MEDICINE OF MOVEMENT >>> PLUS, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE SUFFERING WITH CHOLERA WHERE IT IS HAPPENING AND WHY COMING UP >> LET’S CHECK THE BUSINESS NUMBERS FIRST THE TSX GAINED 19 POINTS THE DOLLAR INCREASED LESS THAN 1/10th OF A CENT IN NEW YORK, THE DOW EDGED DOWN THE PRICE OF OIL DROPPED $0.40 A BARREL ♪ [theme] ♪ let ’em know it’s a fight ♪ ♪ pick it up, it’s alive ♪ Adrienne Arsenault: Showing off some skin has moved from the TV screens to the streets and now to the schools It’s a hot day It’s a hot day Too hot for some anxious principals It was causing a distraction, there’s no question She sent home this note Keep the underwear hidden No exposed boxer shorts, no wayward bra straps They think that we’re perverted, like some guy will go Announcer: From the archives of CBC News If a girl should know how to dress for school, I think it’s up to them, really Tight sweaters, well they’re not very good, I don’t think I’d rather see a girl wearing blouses and stuff like that Do you enjoy wearing mini-skirts? Yes Well I don’t really prefer them on girls but all’s I think is just that it it modernizes the way the girls dress The skirt rises up when you sit down so you have to put your books or something on your knees or something to hold it down I just don’t like the idea of them wearing way up here It looks, you know, it looks not right

That was Barbara Amiel getting the long and short of the mini-skirt story School’s back all over the country now Did today’s back-to-schoolers reject the dictates of the department stores? Here on “What’s New”, we took a look at how kids actually went back to school this fall and what we saw were students like these You can read a book in jeans, you can go to school in jeans, you can roll down a hill in jeans, you can do whatever you want in jeans [school bell rings] Reporter: In the late ’60s, there was pressure on the schools to relax dress codes Shorter skirts, pants for girls, and eventually jeans were allowed for everybody The freedom that the children have known for the past 15 years has been just a little bit too much Reporter: The parents have decided to adopt a uniform this year They do seem to be more serious And then we work harder because we look better Reporter: Teachers don’t really know whether uniforms make any difference to the children’s school work, but both teachers and parents hope the uniform is here to stay I guess I was brought up different than most kids I just don’t believe in wearing stuff that’s vulgar, as my mother calls it A piece of film was supposed to have been cut to open this year’s festival of festivals, but the organizers couldn’t find any so an old fashioned ribbon was used instead This evening the gala premiere belongs to a Canadian film “Ticket to Heaven” A number of limousines have pulled up with well dressed people Unfortunately, nobody seems to know who they are ♪ ♪ Despite the problems, after the film, it was party time And there was everything you’d expect at a showbiz bash Stars Booze Good looking women Good looking men People dancing to the music of Martha and the Muffins And more booze It’s Warren Beatty night at the festival of festivals, where the spotlight shines on everyone The ushers at the theatre had their hands full It was their job to make sure the fans and the stars didn’t collide But when the big black Continental pulled up to the curb, there was no stopping the autograph hounds I’m very proud of myself from restraining myself from attempting to wrestle him to the ground because that’s exactly what I wanted to do Reporter: This was opening night A gala for the North American premiere of “Joshua Then and Now” There were klieg lights and limousines, but there were also some charming, down home touches The star, James Woods, arrived with his proud parents, who came in from Rhode Island for the event Arsenault: Now the “oh so cool” set have decreed “Canada’s little festival that could” a must [laughter] [imitating Jean Chrétien] That, of course, is Robin Williams, Claudia Schiffer It’s the only film festival in the world where you see all of the most important films You see a whole year come in advance Arsenault: As un-Canadian as it is to gloat, movie critic Roger Ebert says go right ahead Yeah, it’s okay, Canada It’s okay It’s a real big, real good festival Woo! [applause] ♪ [theme] >> BECAUSE PEOPLE SOMETIMES COME IN WALKING WITH WALKERS AND ARE VERY UNSTABLE HALFWAY THROUGH THE CLASS WILL WALK THROUGH THE ROOM >> Andrew: STORIES LIKE THAT HAVE BEEN AROUND UNTIL RECENTLY COULD NOT BE EXPLAINED BY SCIENCE HOW DOES DANCING HELP PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE? WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE DELIBERATE CONTROLLED MOVEMENT THAT MAKES THE BRAIN STRONGER AND HELPS IT KEEP BETTER CONTROL OF THE BODY? THIS IS A STORY WE FIRST BROUGHT YOU IN JANUARY THE CBC’S IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS LOOKED INTO THE MEDICINE OF MOVEMENT >> WILL YOU DANCE WITH ME >> Reporter: THE INVITATION TO DANCE COMES WITH FOR GETTING WHY THEY ARE HERE SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS >> DANCE AROUND THE ROOM >> Reporter: SOMETIMES, 60-YEAR-OLD CHARLES GET LOST IN A RHYTHM UNTIL HE REMEMBERS HOW DESPERATELY HE WANTS TO KEEP MOVING >> Interview: I FIND MYSELF REALLY GETTING CAUGHT UP IN THE MUSIC AND YOU FORGET ABOUT HAVING TO MAKE THE MOVEMENT, TO BE SURE THAT YOUR ARM IS GETTING THE MESSAGE FROM THE BRAIN TO MOVE THIS WAY THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT CAUSES IT IT WOULD BE GREAT TO BE PART OF THE VICTORY >> Reporter: THERE IS NO CURE FOR PARKINSON’S A NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER WITH THE ABILITY TO MOVE DEGENERATES OVER TIME SOMETHING ABOUT DANCING SEEMS TO HELP UNTIL NOW, SCIENCE COULDN’T BEGIN TO EXPLAIN WHY WHY DAMAGED SIGNALS FROM BRAIN

TO LIMB SUDDENLY SEEM TO CONNECT >> Interview: WHAT THE STUDENTS TELL US AND WHAT WE SEE IS THAT NEW PATHWAYS ARE CREATED PEOPLE SOMETIMES COME IN WALKING WITH WALKERS AND ARE VERY UNSTABLE, HALFWAY THROUGH THE CLASS WILL START WALTZING THROUGH THE ROOM >> Reporter: THIS WOMAN HAS BEEN RUNNING WITH DANCING WITH PARKINSON’S IN THE TORONTO AREA FOR NEARLY A DECADE WHEN THE RESEARCHERS ASKED TO TURN IT INTO A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT, NO ONE SAID NO >> Interview: THEY LOVE DOING RESEARCH THE PEOPLE WHO COME TO THE CLASSES, I CAN TELL YOU, THEY ARE SO OPEN AND SO COURAGEOUS AND SO WILLING TO DO ANYTHING THAT WILL HELP THEMSELVES AND HELP OTHERS WITH THE PROGRESSION OF THIS DISEASE WHATEVER THEY CAN DO, THEY WILL DO IT TO HELP >> CHARLES, WE WILL START WITH PUT THE EG CAP ON YOUR HEAD >> Reporter: CHARLES DENIS WAS DIAGNOSED A YEAR AGO AND IS WILLING TO TRY ANYTHING THAT HELPS IT IS WHY PART OF THIS, THE FIRST STUDY OF ITS KIND THAT IS SCANNING THE BRAIN FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S IMMEDIATELY BEFORE AND AFTER A ONE HOUR DANCE CLASS >> Interview: THERE ARE TWO THINGS YOU CAN DO, YOU CAN EITHER WORK WITH WHAT YOU HAVE GOT OR YOU CAN LAY DOWN AND LET IT WIN AND THAT SOUNDED REALLY BORING I WANTED TO TRY TO DO WHAT I COULD AND, YOU KNOW, THERE IS THAT HOPE IN YOUR MIND THAT, WELL, I WILL KEEP FIGHTING THIS AND THEN THE BIG CURE WILL, THEY WILL FIND THE ANSWER AND IF YOU GIVE UP 6 MONTHS TOO EARLY, YOU WILL BE DONE >> Reporter: THERE IS NO REAL TREATMENT FOR PARKINSON’S OTHER THAN MEDICATION TO HELP WITH TREMORS THAT SET IN BUT RESEARCHERS FROM TORONTO’S YORK UNIVERSITY BELIEVE DANCE CAN REBUILD THE BRAIN PATHWAYS THE ONES THAT TELL THE BODY TO MOVE AND THEY ARE OUT TO PROVE IT THE NEUROSCIENTIST LEADING THE STUDY >> Interview: I THINK THE BENEFIT TO DANCE IS THAT IT IS USING YOUR BRAIN TOO YOU ARE REMEMBERING COGNITIVE STEPS IN TIME USUALLY TO AN EXTERNAL STIMULUS OF MUSIC OR A PIANO YOU HEAR IN THE SET AND WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT IT IS ALL THESE THINGS ARE VERY COGNITIVELY DEMANDING IT IS LIKE DOING BRAIN TRAINING WITH DANCE >> Reporter: WHEN SHE IS NOT IN CLASS, ALICE PRACTICES IN THE HALLWAY HER APARTMENT IS TOO SMALL EVERY EXAGGERATED SHUFFLE AND SWING IS HARD WORK SHE FOUND OUT SHE HAS PARKINSON’S FIVE YEARS AGO >> Interview: DANCING HELPS YOU PHYSICALLY >> Interview: DEFINITELY AND IT HAS HELPED ME MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY NOT JUST EMOTIONALLY, BUT MENTALLY AS WELL >> Reporter: HOW SO? >> Interview: BECAUSE WHEN YOU ARE DANCING, OR WHEN YOU ARE DOING STEPS OR EVEN ARM MOVEMENTS, YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT IT DOESN’T COME NATURALLY THAT IS GOOD FOR ME IT BECOMES LIKE A TEACHER WHEN I AM ON MY OWN >> THREE, TWO, ONE >> Reporter: THE RISK INCREASES AS PEOPLE AGE AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT, RUSSTIN HAS BEEN AN ADVOCATE FOR YEARS, SHE GOT INVOLVED WHEN HER FATHER-IN-LAW WAS DIAGNOSED DECADES AGO NEVER THINKING ONE DAY SHE WOULD BE PART OF THE SEARCH FOR ANSWERS >> Interview: FINDING OUT HOW PARKINSON’S STARTS OR WHY PARKINSON’S STARTS, OR ARE WE GOING TO FIND A CURE, ARE WE GOING TO FIND BETTER TREATMENT, ALL THOSE THINGS CAN’T HAPPEN IF WE DON’T HAVE PATIENTS LIKE ME WHO GIVE THEM DATA TO WORK WITH >> (Reporter): THERE IS EVIDENCE ALREADY THAT EXERCISE, ESPECIALLY STRENUOUS ACTIVITY BUILDS MUSCLE AND BRAIN POWER IN PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S DENIS WORKS OUT REGULARLY AND ALL THIS MAKES HIM STRONGER, HE IS CONVINCED DANCING DOES SOMETHING MORE >> Interview: I FEEL LIKE I AM SMOOTHER IN THINGS THAT I DO I HAVE AN EASIER TIME IN THE DANCE WITH KNOWING THAT MY BRAIN IS SENDING THE MESSAGE TO MOVE IN THIS — THAT MY ARM IS GOING TO MOVE THE WAY MY BRAIN TELLS IT TO THE GOAL WOULD BE FOR MY MOVEMENT TO BE NATURAL NOT HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT NOT HAVE TO GO I NEED TO MOVE THIS FAR AND THEN CHANGE MY ARM AND GO LIKE THIS IT SHOULD JUST BE ABLE TO DO THAT >> Reporter: THE DATA ON DANCING IS PRELIMINARY AND PROMISING EVERYONE’S PROGRESS HAS BEEN

POOLED TOGETHER OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS AND THE EARLY FINDINGS ARE PRESENTED AT AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARKINSON’S HE FOUND A ONE HOUR DANCE CLASS RESULTS IN A BOOST IN ALPHA WAVES THAT BRAIN ACTIVITY MAY EXPLAIN WHY MOST VOLUNTEERS SHOW AN IMPROVEMENT IN BALANCE AND GATE THE QUESTION CAN THE EFFECTS LAST >> Interview: I WANT TO SEE IF IT IS A NEUROPROTECTIVE THING THAT IS HAPPENING AS A FUNCTION OF DANCE WE ARE NOT ONLY INTERESTED IN WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE BRAIN AND HOW IT IS HAPPENING >> Reporter: THE RESEARCH IS STILL IN ITS INFANCY THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT 50 PEOPLE IN HIS STUDY BUT WHAT HE LEARNED SO FAR IS ALREADY INFORMING EXPERTS IN THE FIELD >> Interview: I THINK WE HAVE TO KEEP PUSHING THE ENVELOPE WE CANNOT BE CONTENT WITH A SORT OF STATUS QUO IT IS NOT ADEQUATE PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S ARE SUFFERING WE HAVE TO FIND WAYS WE CANNOT STOP AND WAIT YOU ARE NOT HAVING SIDE EFFECTS FROM THE MEDICATION >> Reporter: THE DOCTOR RUNS THE MOVEMENT DISORDER CLINIC IN TORONTO SHE IS ON TOP OF ALL THE MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS THAT HELP HER PATIENTS SHE ALSO PIONEERS THE USE OF OTHER THERAPIES TOO >> GO AHEAD >> Reporter: THIS EXOSKELETON SUIT FACILITATES MOVEMENT MESSAGES ARE FIRED FROM THE BRAIN TO GET LEGS MOVING NOT UNLIKE WHAT DANCING DOES >> Interview: WE KNOW THERE IS AN INTERNAL RHYTHM IN ALL OF US ESPECIALLY IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE, THAT RHYTHM IS IMPAIRED THE MOTOR CIRCUITS MOVING ARE INTACT BUT THE ACTS OF THE CIRCUITS MAY NOT BE INTACT MUSIC AND EVEN PACING WITH A METRONOME MAY ACCESS THE MOTOR PATHWAYS >> Reporter: THERE AREN’T HUGE CLINICAL TRIALS TO DRAW ON TO PROVE HOW WELL NON-MEDICAL THERAPY WORKS AND SHE IS NOT WAITING FOR THEM SHE RECOMMENDS DANCING TO HER PATIENTS BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO HELP AND ALREADY PROVES IT GIVES PEOPLE HOPE >> THAT IS HUGE ALL OF US NEED HOPE ALL OF US NEED TO BE SOCIALLY INTEGRATED, TO BE ACCEPTED I THINK WHEN YOU LIVE WITH A NEURODEGENERATIVE CONDITION LIKE PARKINSON’S THAT IS VISIBLE PEOPLE ARE SOCIALLY ISOLATED IT IS VERY, VERY DIFFICULT TO COPE DANCING PROVIDES ENJOYMENT AND ATTRACTION TO OTHER PEOPLE IT PROVIDES THEM BEAUTY THERE IS A LOT OF VALUE IN THAT I THINK THAT IS KEY TO COPING AND LIVING WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS >> Reporter: THAT ILLNESS IS STILL AN UNFAMILIAR AND FRIGHTENING COMPANION HE CLINGS TO WHAT THE STUDY MAY REVEAL THE RESEARCHERS WORK TO FOLLOW THE CLASS FOR FIVE MORE YEARS TO SEE IF DANCING ACTUALLY HALTS THE PROGRESSION OF THE DISEASE >> THERE IS A SAYING THAT WITH PARKINSON’S YOU DON’T DIE OF PARKINSON’S, YOU DIE WITH IT YOU WANT TO — I WANT TO MAINTAIN AS LONG AS I CAN AND, KNOW, I AM PART OF THAT CURE OR ADVANCEMENT WHY WOULDN’T I WANT TO BE WHY WOULDN’T I WANT TO DO THAT >> Reporter: IT IS SO OFTEN A DANCE BETWEEN HOPE AND DESPAIR BUT COMING HERE IS AN EXERCISE OF FAITH WHETHER OR NOT THE SCIENCE FOLLOWS IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS CBC NEWS, TORONTO >> THANK YOU, GUYS >> Andrew: DO STICK AROUND, WHEN WE COME BACK, IT IS CALL THE WORST CHOLERA EPIDEMIC IN MODERN HISTORY SO WHY HAVEN’T WE HEARD MUCH ♪ [“The National” theme] Reporter: This is Niagara Falls, and if you’ve noticed a little more foam at its base lately, perhaps it’s mainly because of the beer– beer that’s being dumped by the caseload into the custom shed washroom upriver at Fort Erie They are bringing more beer than usual on account of the beer strike in Ontario Reporter: One Hamilton man, who shuffled off to Buffalo to pick up a couple of six packs got his comeuppance, but at least he, unlike many others, was able to kiss his beer goodbye A Canadian beer-drinking tradition is disappearing fast, and the first place they are feeling it is in the Maritimes What’s vanishing are those squat and stubby dark brown bottles The Canadian brewery industry has spent millions of dollars to make the change to long neck bottles, and part of that cost is a result of scenes like this There’s no doubt that Cape Bretoners have done their part to support the brewery industry, and some wonder why the beer couldn’t have found its way to a charitable cause It’s a beer drinker’s lament– 700 cases of supposedly good brew down the drain,

so to speak [bottles rattle] Brewers say the change was inevitable– light beer has become popular, and American beer and twist-off caps I find when you’re drinking out of them, that it foams up more Reporter: But most beer drinkers have adjusted As long as the beer’s still there ♪ [guitar] Specialty brewers are on the hop these days, rushing to cash in on more relaxed liquor laws Now that Canadian liquor laws are changing, new breweries are springing up all over There’s one in the back of this pub in Kingston, Ontario The idea of drinking the stuff that’s made in the back room is catching on It’s got a hell of a lot more body than a Canadian beer, I’ll tell you that It’s very smooth, it’s very easy to drink Okay, Ernie, if you could put your yeast there Reporter: Ernie Cunootsen has been coming to this so-called U Brew store for about three years It’s easy and it’s cheap Making your own beer and wine in British Columbia is virtually tax-free You could brew a dozen bottles here for about $10; buying it at the liquor store would cost 15 For the working men, yes It’s the working people, the working class people, it’s a way better deal ♪ ♪ Announcer: Most hours have 60 minutes; This Hour Has Seven Days ♪ [fanfare] Tonight, Ralph Nader charges the Detroit car companies with running risks that can’t hurt them but do hurt us I could give an example of the Buick Roadmaster in 1953, the one with powered brakes Came onto the market, many thousands of them, with a defective braking system Now– Reporter: You mean in the ’53 Buick Roadmaster– with power brakes A driver would literally go from normal brakes to no brakes like that? That’s right. This is documented in court records, which is very interesting It shows you that the only way we find out about these things is through the cumbers process in the judicial system ♪ [dramatic] What you want to do is make an overwhelming systematic case to overcome the resistance of industry The stronger a case you make, the more scientists that you have working on the project on an independent, objective basis, the more overpowered the forces of humane automotive technology would be >> THIS CHOLERA SCANDAL IS ENTIRELY MAN MADE >> Andrew: WAR AND DISEASE THE TWIN PILLARS OF YEMEN’S MISERY IT WAS ONE OF THE POOREST COUNTRIES BEFORE A BRUTAL CIVIL WAR BROKE OUT TWO YEARS AGO AND NOW, THE NATION OF 25 MILLION SEEMS POISED TO HIT ROCK BOTTOM ON VIRTUALLY EVERY INDICATOR OF WELL-BEING A DEADLY CHOLERA EPIDEMIC IS SWEEPING THE LAND AND EVEN GETTING INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING WITHIN YEMEN’S BORDERS IS GETTING HARDER AND HARDER JOURNALISTS ARE FINDING IT ALL BUT IMPOSSIBLE TO GET INSIDE HOW DID THINGS GET SO BAD? WELL, LIKE OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE REGION, YEMEN’S DISASTER HAS ROOTS IN THE ARAB SPRINGS WHEN PEOPLE ROSE UP AGAINST THEIR AAUTHORITARIAN GOVERNMENT THE THING IS DEMOCRACY DID NOT FLOURISH TENSIONS EXPLODED ON THE ONE HAND, THE GOVERNMENT PROPPED UP BY A SAUDI LED COALITION ON THE OTHER, THE SHIA, SUPPORTED BY IRAN >> MEN AND CHILDREN >> Andrew: FIGHTING HAS BEEN FIERCE THE SAUDIS UNLEASHED DEVASTATE AIR STRIKES AND OTHERS ON RUTHLESS GUERRILLA TACTICS AT LEAST 3 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DISPLACED 10,000 HAVE BEEN KILLED MORE THAN 40,000 INJURED AND ADDED TO THE SWIRLING CAULDRON OF RAGING CHOLERA EPIDEMICS THAT BROKE OUT IT IS CALLED THE WORST OF ITS KIND SINCE MODERN RECORDS BEGAN ALMOST 70 YEARS AGO AND TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF HOW BAD THE EPIDEMIC IS WELL OVER 300,000 CASES OF CHOLERA WERE REPORTED IN HAITI IN THE YEAR FOLLOWING THE 2010 EARTHQUAKE YEMEN HAS RECORDED THE SAME NUMBER OF CASES IN JUST THREE MONTHS AND THE COUNTRY’S RAIN SEASON IS JUST BEGINNING

SCOTT PAUL IS SOMEONE WHO HAS SEEN THE SITUATION IN YEMEN FIRSTHAND HE IS A SENIOR HUMANITARIAN POLICY ADVISOR WITH OXFAM WE HAD A CHANCE TO CHAT EARLIER THIS EVENING YOU WERE IN YEMEN AS RECENTLY AS LAST YEAR WHAT DID YOU SEE? >> Interview: I TAKE TWO REALLY STRONG IMAGES AWAY FROM MY TIME IN YEMEN THE FIRST WAS DURING MY TRIP TO A SMALL TOWN I TALKED WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO USED TO WORK AT A FACTORY THAT HAD BEEN DESTROYED BY THE SAUDI COALITION AND AIR STRIKES AND EVERY TIME THE FACTORY TRIED TO REOPEN, THE SAUDI-LED COALITION WOULD THREATEN ANOTHER SET OF AIR STRIKES THEY COULD NOT GO BACK TO WORK THEY WERE LEFT CLEANING UP THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, ESSENTIALLY THEY HAVE NO SALARIES THERE IS TRASH IN THE STREETS PUBLIC SYSTEMS ARE COLLAPSING ALL AROUND AND THE PEOPLE ARE JUST ASKING WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO US THE OTHER IMAGE IS ONE OF INCREDIBLE GENEROSITY I SAW COMMUNITIES WHERE WHEN WE DISTRIBUTED ASSISTANCE AND SOMEONE BOUGHT A BAG OF RICE, IT WAS SHARED WITH THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY WHEN PEOPLE HAD TO FLEE ONE NEIGHBOURHOOD TO ANOTHER, ONE COMMUNITY TO ANOTHER, AND GO TO SCHOOL IN A NEW PLACE, THE COMMUNITY THAT WAS THERE OPENED THEIR HEARTS AND SAID, WE WILL HAVE TWO SESSIONS I SAW SO MANY PEOPLE WORKING WITHOUT SALARIES JUST TO SAVE EACH OTHER IT IS AN INCREDIBLE SPIRIT OF SOLIDARITY >> Andrew: SO, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE LOOK SPECIFICALLY AT THE CHOLERA EPIDEMIC CAN YOU TELL US WHY HAS IT SPIRALED OUT OF CONTROL SO QUICKLY? >> Interview: SO THERE IS A LOT OF DIFFERENT CONTRIBUTING CAUSES THE TWO I WILL HIGHLIGHT IS ONE, THERE IS A BLOCKADE IMPOSED BY THE SAUDI LED COALITION IT IS HARD FOR FOOD TO COME IN IT IS VERY HARD FOR COMMERCIAL IMPORTS OR AID TO GET IN IT IS HARD FOR FUEL TO GET IN AND PEOPLE NEED FUEL IN ORDER TO PUMP WATER, TREAT AND CLEAN WATER, AND CLEAN THE STREETS SO WHAT YOU HAVE IS, YOU HAVE LOTS OF WASTE IN THE STREETS AND IT IS CONTAMINATING WATER SOURCES THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS IS THAT ALL OF THE PARTIES TO CONFLICT ARE WEAPONIZING THE ECONOMY AND ARE ESSENTIALLY PUTTING A SEIZE ON THE ECONOMY IT IS COLLAPSING PUBLIC SYSTEMS GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES HAVE NOT BEEN PAID IN NEARLY A YEAR SO HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE AND SANITATION INFRASTRUCTURE ARE COLLAPSING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY >> Andrew: IF THINGS ARE AS BAD AS YOU SAY, WHY HAS NOT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY BEEN ABLE TO STEP UP? >> Interview: THE THING I HEARD IS YEMEN IS SYRIA WITHOUT THE CAMERAS THE CAMERAS ARE NOT THERE IS BECAUSE THE SAUDI LED COALITION IS BLOCKING JOURNALISTS FROM ENTERING THE COUNTRY I JUST HEARD ABOUT A U.N. FLIGHT CARRYING AID WORKERS LAST WEEK THAT WAS PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING YEMEN BECAUSE IT WAS CARRYING THREE JOURNALISTS ON IT >> Andrew: WHAT WOULD IT TAKE, SCOTT, TO CHANGE THE SITUATION? >> Interview: YOU KNOW, I AM ACTUALLY OPTIMISTIC IN LIGHT OF ALL THIS AND IN THE FACE OF ALL THIS BECAUSE IF THE PARTIES AGREE TO A POLITICAL SETTLEMENT, THEY WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIVE THE YEMEN ECONOMY AND GET THE GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS WORKING AGAIN, TO PAY GOVERNMENT WORKERS, TO ALLOW IMPORTS TO COME INTO THE COUNTRY, AND A LOT OF THE MISERY AND SUFFERING AND UNNECESSARY DEATHS THAT ARE TAKING PLACE NOW CAN BE PUT TO AN END RIGHT NOW, THE CONFLICT HAS MORE OR LESS STALLED THE PARTIES ARE NOT GAINING A HUGE AMOUNT OF GROUND THEY ARE REALLY TRYING TO INCH ALONG AND GET A LITTLE BIT MORE ADVANTAGE BEFORE THEY MAKE PEACE WHAT IS UNFORTUNATELY HAPPENING IS THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS ENABLING THEM TO KEEP FIGHTING THEY ARE NOT PRIORITIZING PEACE AND IF WE CAN GET TO A POLITICAL SETTLEMENT, WE WILL AVOID A LOT OF UNNECESSARY DEATHS >> Andrew: SCOTT PAUL WITH OXFAM THANK YOU FOR JOINING US >>> WE WILL HAVE MORE ON THE NATIONAL IN A MOMENT Each working day of the year throughout Canada, the Post Office handles about 10 million pieces of mail The men who face the gigantic task of sorting this mass of mail, must know the names of 13,000 cities, towns, and villages in Canada [chanting] In the last decade its reputation for quick dependable service as been smashed by literally hundreds of labour disturbances Its deficit has risen to an astonishing 600 million dollars a year and its automation program is so far behind schedule, no one can estimate when it will be finished Canadians are losing patience They’re increasingly fed up and so am I The Post Office will become a crown corporation In rural communities across Canada the Post Office is more than a place to buy stamps and pick-up your mail and this one is no exception It’s really the centre of the village But Canada Post says it loses money These new super boxes will replace Berna Dunlaw There’s no contact with an aluminium box and a key

We want to have a community life About 30 groups of angry residents from across Canada kicked off a national campaign today to get rid of ‘super’ mail boxes Anne Derrit lives in Markham, just north of Toronto She doesn’t get home mail delivery Every weekday either she or her husband trudges about 100 metres to the neighbourhood mailbox Derrit hates that trek so much she helped found RAM – Residents Against Mailboxes RAM, Mulroney, mailboxes [applause] Well the Post Office delivered something today it hasn’t been able to for 30 years – a profit Canada Post says it made almost 100 million dollars in the past year and it expects even bigger profits in the future Canadians are making fewer trips to the mailbox This is the mail culprit – email Now as mainstream as a Hollywood blockbuster movie Convincing the millions of Canadians who use it to come back to so called, ‘snail mail’ won’t be easy Why would I want to mail a letter? And post it? And then go to the mailbox? Why? Big change for many Canadians – the end of home mail delivery in urban centres On doorsteps across the country today there came plenty reaction to the big changes at Canada Post I like to have things delivered and everyone cuts back and it’s so silly [musical overture] Like the milkman a generation of more ago, the days of daily visits from your friendly letter carrier will soon seem like a quaint notion from a another era ♪ ♪ The National [theme] The National [theme] Tonight [theme] ♪ ♪ >> Andrew: GOOGLE STREET VIEW IS ALLOWING YOU TO LEAVE EARTH ENTIRELY THIS IS A 360° VIEW FROM INSIDE THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION YOU CAN EXPLORE ALL 15 MODULES AND CLICK ON THINGS TO LEARN ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE SEEING GATHERING THOSE IMAGES IN ZERO GRAVITY WAS A SPECIAL KIND OF CHALLENGE APPARENTLY INSTEAD OF TRIPODS TO ANCHOR THE CAMERAS, THEY HAD TO USE BUNGIE CORDS >> LANDED >> Andrew: 48 YEARS AFTER NEIL ARMSTRONG LANDED ON THE MOON, AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF SPACE HISTORY SOLD AT AUCTION FOR $1.8 MILLION THIS LUNAR SAMPLE BAG WAS USED TO GATHER DUST AND ROCKS DURING THE APOLLO 11 MISSION AND GET THIS, JUST TWO YEARS AGO, IT SOLD AT AUCTION FOR LESS THAN 1,000 BUCKS NOT A BAD PROFIT >>> AND FINALLY TONIGHT, MEET TRAINY MCTRAIN FACE THAT IS THE REAL NAME I AM NOT KIDDING THE NAME GOT THE MOST VOTES IN A COMPETITION IN SWEDEN SO THE COUNTRY’S RAIL OPERATOR SAID, OKAY THAT’S WHAT WE WILL CALL IT YOU MAY REMEMBER A SIMILAR COMPETITION IN THE U.K. LAST YEAR, PEOPLE WANTED TO NAME THE RESEARCH VESSEL BOATY MCBOAT FACE THAT DID NOT REALLY FLY THAT’S TOO BAD >>> THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS THURSDAY THANK YOU FOR WATCHING FOR NEWS AT ANY HOUR, YOU CAN ALWAYS HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE, CBCNEWS.CA I’M ANDREW CHANG TAKE CARE [♪♪♪]