CBC NL Here & Now Wednesday October 11 2017

TO LIVE UP TO THEIR CENTRE >> Carolyn: ANOTHER DANGEROUS DRIVING VIDEO AND CALL FOR ACTION >> Interview: WHEN THEY GET BEHIND A VEHICLE, THEY’RE DRIVING A LOADED WEAPON >> Carolyn: WE’LL TELL WHAT YOU THIS WOMAN WANTS DONE >> Interview: AND TAKE 27 PEOPLE ON HIS BACK >> Debbie: HE IS A HERO BY ANY DEFINITION, HIS HOMETOWN WANTS HIM RECOGNIZED >> Ryan: ON THE FIRST SNOW FLAKE OF THE SEASON LOOKS AT THE FALL ACROSS NEWFOUNDLAND TONIGHT AND IN THROUGH THURSDAY AND I’LL LET YOU KNOW WHERE COMING UP >> Carolyn: GETTING AN AMBULANCE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE CAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHO LIVES AND WHO DOESN’T >> Debbie: IF YOU LIVE IN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, A RECENT REVIEW OF THE PRIVATE OPERATORS THERE SHOWS YOU ARE GETTING BAD SERVICE HALF THE TIME “HERE & NOW”‘S BAILEY WHITE REPORTS >> Reporter: THIS REVIEW WAS RELEASED ONLY AFTER CBC REPORTED ON LONG WAIT TIMES FOR AMBULANCES AND HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY THE REVIEW FOUND THAT OVER FIVE MONTHS, HALF THE TIME THERE WAS ONLY ONE AMBULANCE ON THE ROAD EVEN THOUGH THE PROVIDER WAS PAID TO OFFER TWO AMBULANCES AT ALL TIMES, 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK THAT’S WHY AT LEAST IN PART, IT HAS BEEN TAKEN AMBULANCES SO LONG TO RESPOND TO CALLS LOUIE AN 81-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO FELL OUTSIDE AFTER SUFFERING A STROKE WAITED FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR EVEN THOUGH HE WAS LESS THAN FOUR KILOMETRES AWAY FROM THE HOSPITAL AND HE DIED TWO WEEKS LATER >> Interview: A TOWN THIS SIZE WE SHOULD HAVE TWO ON AT ALL TIMES, WHY WAS THERE ONLY ONE IS SOMETHING WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ALL THE TIME >> Reporter: THEY WON’T RETURN OUR CALLS BUT I SPOKE WITH THE PROVINCIAL PRIVATE AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION AND HE SAID STAFFING IS A PROBLEM ACROSS THE PROVINCE AND PRIVATE CONTRACTORS CAN COMPETE WITH AGES BY THE PUBLIC SECTOR >> Interview: WELL GOVERNMENT SETS THE WAGES BASICALLY FOR US AND IT’S BEEN SET AT $21.50 PER HOUR AND IT’S A TWO-WAY STREET GOVERNMENT BEARS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF WHAT THEY WILL ALLOW US TO HAVE SO OUR HANDS ARE TIED >> Reporter: HEALTH MINISTER SAYS THE FAMILY IS OWEED AN APOLOGY BUT MONTEGU’S DAUGHTER SAYS NO ONE APPROACHED THEM >> Interview: WE HAVEN’T HEARD FROM ANYBODY, OTHER THAN CBC, WE HAVEN’T HEARD FROM ANYONE, NOTHING NOTHING TO SAY WE’RE SORRY THIS HAPPENED OR NOTHING, NOTHING SAYING BOY IT HAPPENED OR WHAT WE COULD HAVE DONE TO PREVENT IT AND THAT, AN APOLOGY WOULD BE NICE FROM SOMEONE >> Reporter: THE HEALTH MINISTER SAYS THINGS HAVE GOT TO CHANGE AND HE SAYS THE HEALTH AUTHORITY WILL KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON LABRADOR AMBULANCE SERVICE AND TO ENSURE THAT THEY KEEP TWO VEHICLES ON THE ROADS AT ALL TIMES BAILEY WHITE, CBC NEWS, HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY >> Debbie: SOME CONDO OWNERS IN ST. JOHN’S ARE GETTING MORE INFORMATION AT THIS HOUR ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THEIR BUILDING THE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR CREDIT UNION CONFIRMS IT’S TAKEN CONTROL OF 33 UNSOLD UNITS AT THE SUNDARA RIGHT NOW IT’S HOLDING AN INFORMATION SESSION FOR THE 12 PEOPLE WHO ALREADY OWN CONDOS IN THE BUILDING AND FRED IS FOLLOWING THIS STORY AND JOINS US LIVE FROM MOUNT PEARL HOW DID THINGS GET TO THIS POINT ? >> Reporter: SOME WOULD SAY THIS DEVELOPMENT WAS DOOMED FROM THE GET GO, CONSTRUCTION, THE COMPLETION WAS OVER A YEAR BEHIND SCHEDULE AND WHEN IT DID OPEN THERE WAS DOWNTURN IN THE PROVINCIAL COMPANY MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO SELL THE 45 UNITS DOCUMENTS BY CBC NEWS LAST YEAR SHOW BACK IN 2014, THE DEVELOPERS, ROCKTHEY WILL PROPERTIES IN WHICH PREMIER DWIGHT BALL IS A PARTNER, SIGNED LOAN GUARANTEES OF $10.3 MILLION THE STATUS OF THOSE GUARANTEES AT THIS POINT IS NOT KNOWN BUT LAST WEEK THE PREMIER TOLD CBC HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS BECAUSE HIS PRIVATE BUILDING HOLDINGS ARE IN A BLIND TRUST LAST YEAR, ROCKMOUNT ANNOUNCED IT WOULD CONVERT THE UNSOLD CONDOS IN TO ASSISTED LIVING UNITS THAT DIDN’T SIT WELL WITH PEOPLE WHO HAD ALREADY PURCHASED PROPERTY HERE AND THEY PROTESTED THIS AND IN SOME CASES PUT UP DELAYS RELATED TO THE PERMITS BEING GRANTED BY THE CITY OF MOUNT PEAL TO DO THAT CONVERSION AND THAT LEAD TO MORE FINANCIAL STRIVE FOR ROCK MOUNT AND THEY LOST CONTROL OF THIS BUILDING AND ALL OF THIS OF COURSE CREATED SOME STRESS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAD PROPERTY HERE INCLUDING PEOPLE WE INTRODUCED YOU TO LAST NIGHT AND BEVERLY TOLD US THEIR STORY AND THEIR BROTHER ROGER PURCHASED A PROPERTY HERE BUT HE DIED LAST SEPTEMBER AND THEY TOLD US THAT SINCE THEN, THEY HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO GET INFORMATION FROM ROCKMOUNT ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THIS BUILDING AND

THEY SAY IT’S BEEN A NIGHTMARE >> JUST SO WEEK — IT BRINGS THEM BACK AND I DON’T WANT TO KEEP DOING THAT SO WE CAN MOVE ON AND LET THE GRIEVING BE DONE IN OUR OWN WAY NOT TIED TO SOMETHING SO NEGATIVE >> I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I’VE WALKED THROUGH THAT DOOR AND WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU? I CAN’T BELIEVE HE IS GONE >> Interview: IT’S BEEN SO NEGATIVE >> Reporter: KNOW THE OWNERS HOPE TO GET MORE CLARITY ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE SUN DER A AT A MEETING TAKING PLACE IN ONE THESE UNITS BEHIND US AND AS FOR LEGAL ACTION THE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR CREDIT UNION MAY TAKE AGAINST ROCK MOUNT PROPERTIES, NO COURT DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN FILED AT THE SUPREME COURT IN ST. JOHN’S >> Carolyn: THE LATEST SHIFT OF GOVERNMENT JOBS FROM ST. JOHN’S TO OTHER REGIONS OF THE PROVINCE IS NOW COMPLETE BUT ONLY A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE EMPLOYEES EFFECTED BY THE DECISION ACTUALLY MADE THE MOVE AND AS “HERE & NOW” TERRY ROBERTS REPORTS, WE DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH IT’S COSTING TAXPAYERS >> Reporter: THE PARKING LOT OUTSIDE THE BUILDING IN ST JOHN’S MIDDLE OF THE DAY PRACTICE KICKLY EMPTY INSIDE SIGNS OF CHANGE AND VACATED OFFICES QUIET AND THIS IS BEEN THE HEAD QUARTERS FOR CROWN LANDS IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR FOR MANY YEARS AND NOT ANYMORE AND 32 POSITIONS THAT WERE NORMALLY SITUATED RIGHT HERE NOW TRANSFERRED TO CORNER BROOK IN WHAT HAS BEEN A VERY CONTROVERSIAL DECISION SEVEN OF THE PEOPLE WHO OCCUPY THE JOBS MOVED TO THE WEST COAST AND OFFICE THIS IS THIS BUILDING AND 24 TOOK OTHER JOBS IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE HERE ON THE EAST COAST >> Interview: IT’S BEEN A GREAT SUCCESS IN MY OPINION AND I KNOW THAT CHOICEED WERE MADE EARLY THAT PEOPLE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT AND THAT THEY FELT THEIR LIVES WOULD BE IMPACTED AND IN MY OPINION, COMPASSION >> Reporter: THEY DEFEND THE MOVE AND IT’S PURELY POLITICAL >> Reporter: OUR PURPOSE HERE AND THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR GREW AND WE SAID UP FRONT WE WOULD PROVIDE ALTERNATIVES AND OPTIONS FOR ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES THAT WERE EFFECTED AND WE’VE DONE BOTH >> Reporter: THE WEPT IS NOW HIGHERING BECAUSE SO MANY EMPLOYEES MADE THE MOVE >> Reporter: THE UNION IS NOT PRICED AT THE OUTCOME >> WE KNEW WE WOULDN’T MOVE TO CORNER BROOK, THEY HAVE FAMILIES AND SPOUSES SO YOU CAN’T JUST LOOK AT THE INDIVIDUAL >> Reporter: HE IS STILL HASN’T HEARD A LOGICAL REASON FOR THE MOVE >> WAS IT FOR POLITICAL REASONS THAT’S A QUESTION THAT’S BEEN ASKED AS FOR THE COST OF THE MOVE IT’S STILL BEING TABULATED, ST. JOHN’S >> Debbie: A CAR CRASH SURVIVOR SAYS VIDEO EVIDENCE OF WRECKLESS DRIVING ON VETERAN’S MEMORIAL HIGHWAY HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR PASSING LANES AND 8,000 HAVE SIGNED THE PETITION ASKING THE PROVINCE TO ACT AND “HERE & NOW” ANTONY GERMANE CAUGHT UP WITH HER IN MOUNT PEARL >> WHY DON’T WE LOOK AT THIS VIDEO, OK SO WHEN YOU WATCH THIS VIDEO IT’S CLEAR THAT YOU GET THIS CHARACTER WHO IS TRYING TO PULL ACROSS IN A STUPID WAY AND WHEN YOU SAW THIS VIDEO ABOUT WHAT DO YOU THINK? >> I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT FRIDAY THERE WAS A 42-YEAR-OLD WOMAN PASSED AWAY ON THAT SAME STRETCH OF HIGHWAY THAT SAME EXACT PLACE, LIKE I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT PEOPLE ARE THINKING THERE’S NO WORDS I MEAN, PEOPLE DON’T REALISE WHEN THEY GET BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A VEHICLE, THEY’RE DRIVING A LOADED WEAPON YOU HAD TO BE RESPECTFUL, NOT JUST FOR YOURSELF BUT FOR PASSENGERS, I DRIVE THE HIGHWAY AND I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN AND A HUSBAND AT HOME AND I WANT TO BE SAFE I WANT TO BE ABLE TO DRIVE ON THAT HIGHWAY AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT TRAFFIC THAT’S COME ON MY I GET STUCK BEHIND VEHICLES ALL THE TIME IT HAPPENS JUST THIS WEEK I WAS DOWN TO 30 KILOMETRES AN HOUR WITH 40 VEHICLES BEHIND AN OIL TANKER, IF I’M FIVE MINUTES LATE I’M NOT IN A MORGUE >> Reporter: YOU SEE ANOTHER CHARACTER CROSSING A DOUBLE LINE

AND DO YOU ASK YOURSELF WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE? >> Interview: THERE ARE WORDS THAT AREN’T FIT FOR TELEVISION THAT I REPEAT TO MYSELF OVER AND OVER IN THE WEEK $130 FOR A DASHCAM IT GIVES ME A SENSE OF SECURITY TO KNOW THAT IF SOMETHING COMES UP, I’M SEND PARTICULAR TO THE RCMP, I DON’T CARE, I’M TIRED, TIRED OF SEEING EVERY SINGLE DAY LIKE THE STUPIDITY OF PEOPLE AND POLICE PRESENCE ABSOLUTELY NEEDED, PASSING LANES FEEDED >> Reporter: ON THE PASSING LANES, LAST COUNT YOU HAD $8,500 SIGNATURES >> Interview: THEY’RE STILL SIGNING AND THE ACCIDENT ON FRIDAY WAS A KICKER FOR ME I WAS HOPING TO GET 10,000 BUT I CONTACTED THE MINISTER AND SENT THE PETITION THROUGH AND I SAID ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WE NEED COPS ON THAT HIGHWAY AND YOU NEED FEDERAL SUPPORT >> Reporter: THERE’S SUGGESTION THERE MAY HAVE BEEN A DISTRACTED DRIVING ISSUE, PASSING LANES WON BE A SOLUTION FOR EVERY SIPPING EL PROBLEM OF DRIVING, RIGHT >> Interview: ABSOLUTELY NOT BUT IF YOU ARE STUCK BEHIND A VEHICLE NOT EVERYBODY DOES THE SPEED LIMIT, I GET FRUSTRATED WITH THE DRIVERS, PASSING LANES ON AN INCLINE WHERE A LOT OF COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC CAN’T KEEP UP , THEY HAVE HEAVY LOADS THE BAY ROBERTS AREA IS HIGH INDUSTRIAL AREA SO COMMERCIAL VEHICLES GO BACK AND FOURTH AND THERE NOWHERE SAFE AND THERE’S ONE PLACE ON THAT HIGHWAY THAT I AM COMFORTABLE TO PASS WITH NOTHING COMING AND IT NEEDS TO BE DONE AT LEAST IT GIVES PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF, WE HAVE A CHANCE TO GET THROUGH, WE HAVE OUR OWN LANES >> Reporter: YOU STILL GET CHILLS WHEN YOU GO BACK TO WHERE YOUR ACCIDENT HAPPENED? >> Interview: EVERY DAY I DRIVE PAST IT ON THE HIGHWAY AND MY STOMACH ROLLS AND IT’S A SILVER LINING FOR ME BECAUSE I’M A LOT MORE AWARE OF EVERYTHING AROUND ME AND I’M COGNISANT, NOT JUST WHEN IS IN FRONT OF ME BUT WHAT IS BEHIND ME I ALWAYS LOOK FOR AN OUT AND PLAY DIFFERENT SCENARIOS, SOME PEOPLE MAY SAY YOU ARE A NERVOUS DRIVER BUT I AM A CAUTIOUS DRIVER >> Reporter: YOUR ADVICE IS? >> Interview: SLOW DOWN, SLOW DOWN >> Reporter: THANK YOU, VERY MUCH >> Interview: YOU ARE VERY WELCOME >> Carolyn: WELL LATE THIS AFTERNOON, POLICE RELEASED THEIR THANKSGIVING WEEKEND DRIVING STATISTICS >> Debbie: THE BIGGEST ONE THAT STANDS OUT OVER 600 PEOPLE WERE STOPPED FOR SPEEDING AND AGGRESSIVE DRIVING >> Carolyn: THOSE ARE SOME DISTURBING NUMBERS FOR SURE AND THE WEATHER IS A COOL DOWN TODAY >> Ryan: HUGE TEMPERATURE DROP AND TEMPERATURES BASICALLY CAUGHT IN HALF FROM WHERE THEY WERE YESTERDAY AND ESPECIALLY IN CENTRAL PARTS OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND WE’RE LOOKING AT CURRENT TEMPERATURES IN THE 8°, 9° AND WE HIT 20° IN GANDER SO A HUGE DROP FOR EVERYBODY ACROSS THE ISLAND AND LABRADOR DROPPED FOR YOU FOLKS AS WELL JUST 3° RIGHT NOW IN LABRADOR CITY IF YOU ARE HEADING OUT AND AGAIN, IT’S THANKS TO THIS LOW WHICH IS PULLING AWAY AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE COMING IN FROM THE WEST AND SO IT’S NICE AND SOLID NORTHWEST FLOW AND I SAY NICE, THAT IS OF COURSE OPEN TO INTERPRETATION AND NICE IF YOU LIKE THE COOLER FALL TERMS AND WE ARE SEEING ON-SHORE SHOWERS FIRING UP OVER WESTERN PARTS OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND THE RADAR INDICATING THAT WE COULD BE SEEING A FEW OF THOSE HIGHER ELEVATION FLURRIES MIXING IN THAT CHANCE CERTAINLY ENHANCED THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AND GROSS NORTHERN LONG RANGE MOUNTAINS GOOD CHANCE OF HIGHER ELEVATION FLURRIES MIX NORTH SO IF YOU ARE HEADING OUT TOMORROW MORNING, AND YOU ARE DRIVING, FROM SAY ROCKY HARBOUR BACK TOWARDS THE CORNER BROOK REGION DON’T BE SURPRISED IF YOU SEE WET FLURRIES IN THE MIX AND BEST CHANCE IS OVER LABRADOR AS TEMPERATURES DIP BELOW THE FREEZING MARK AND SMOOTH SAILING FOR ST. JOHN’S AND CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND AND I’LL HAVE THE UPDATED FORECAST FOR YOU IN JUST AWE FIE MINUTES >> Debbie: THANK YOU, VERY MUCH RYAN WELL IN TORONTO, A PETITION CALLING FOR AN INDIGENOUS RESTAURANT TO REMOVE SEAL FROM ITS MENU MAY HAVE BACK FIRED THE PETITION CALLED ON THE KITCHEN TO STOP SERVING SEAL BUT SINCE THEN THE CHEF SAYS THERE’S BEEN AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT AND HE IS BOOKED FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AND ASIAN ON — AS SHANNON MARTIN REPORTS >> Reporter: HE IS PREPARING HIS SIGNATURE DISH, SEAL TAR TAR >> Interview: WE SAID THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE TO DO AND IT’S OUR WAY TO PAY HOMEAGE TO OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO SUSTAIN THEIR LIFE ON SEAL >> Reporter: THE APPETIZER SETTING OFF A WORLD-WIDE DEBATE AS A PETITION DEMANDS HIS SMALL RESTAURANT NO LONGER SERVES SEAL

>> WAS IT HURTFUL TO READ THOSE THINGS >> Interview: IT STINGS A LOT, ESPECIALLY WHEN PEOPLE COUNT ON ME TO BRING PEOPLE TO THIS PLACE AND FILL IT UP AND PAY THE BILLS AND PAY THEM AND PUT FOOD ON OUR TABLES >> Interview: WE REACHED OUT TO THE WOMEN WHO STARTED THE PETITION AND SHE DIDN’T WANT TO DO AN INTERVIEW WITH US BUT SHE SENT AN E-MAIL AND SHE SAY SHE SUPPORTS THE INDIGENOUS HUNT OF SEALS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S RIGHTS BUT HER ISSUE IS THE FACT THE SEALS COME FROM THE COMMERCIAL END >> Interview: WE GET OUR SEAL MEAT FROM CDNA SO THEY’RE FEDERALLY REGULATEED AND THEY’RE CERTIFIED AND THEY’RE HUNTERS HAVE TO GO THROUGH RIGOROUS TRAINING TO BE SEAL HUNTERS AND THEY ONLY MET 15% OF THEIR QUOTA OUT OF 440,000 AND IT SHOWED ME A POSITIVE THING ON THEIR SIDE THEY DON’T WANT TO JUST GO OUT AND GET AS MUCH AS THEY CAN, BUT THEY GET WHAT THEY NEED AND THAT’S IT AND THAT’S OUR WAY OF LIFE TOO, WE TAKE WHAT WE NEED WE DON’T TAKE EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN GRAB >> Reporter: YOU STARTED TO SEE PEOPLE GOING ONLINE AND PUTTING REVIEWS ON GOOGLE AND Facebook , LIKE REALLY LOW STAR REVIEWS, ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THAT IMPACTING YOUR BUSINESS? >> Interview: WELL, PERSONALLY THAT WAS A HUGE LOW BLOW, I CAN’T WRAP MY HEAD AROUND SOMETHING LIKE THAT WHERE SOMEONE CAN RATE A RESTAURANT THE WHOLE AMBIANCE OF THE PLACE, ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FOOD, TO LIKE HOW IT SMELLS IN HERE AND IT’S IT’S CHILDISH EVERYTHING WE HAVE IN THE RESTAURANT WE SOURCEED AND WE DID OUR DUE DILIGENCE AND WE RESEARCHED MONTHS ON END BEFORE WE EVEN CAME UP WITH A MENU >> SO YOU WILL KEEP SERVING SEAL ? >> Interview: YES, TWO SEAL DISHES ON THE MENU NEXT MENU ROLL OUT NEXT WEEK >> Reporter: AND YOU ARE FULLY BOOKED FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS >> Interview: YES, IT’S GOING TO BE CRAZY HERE >> Reporter: SHANNON MARTIN, CBC NEWS, TORONTO >> Carolyn: DRIVING THE TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY IN CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND JUST GOT A LITTLE BIT SMOOTHER AFTER YEARS OF WAITING THE NEW SIR ROBERT BOND BRIDGE IS OPEN AND “HERE & NOW” GARRETT BARRIE TAKES US THERE >> Reporter: FRESH PAVEMENT, WIDE ROADS, IT’S A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE NOW WHEN YOU ARE CROSSING THE EXPLOITS RIVER NEAR BUT THE BUTT WOOD >> Interview: THERE’S A LOT OF WATER AND IT’S A LOT SAFER FROM WHAT WE’RE USED TO >> Reporter: BUT IT TOOK YEARS TO GET HERE AND THE MONEY WAS ANNOUNCED IN 2012 A FRUSTRATING WAIT FOR SOME >> Interview: I CAN’T REMEMBER HOW LONG IT DID TAKE WAS I BORN I WONDER? I’M ONLY 80-YEARS-OLD, I THINK IT WAS BEFORE I WAS BORN IT TOOK A LONG TIME BUT IN THE END, IT SLOW WORK AND YOU WORK OVER A RIVER >> Reporter: WHILE THE NEW BRIDGE WAS BUILT, THE OLD ONE WAS REPAIRED AND DELAYS THIS SUMMER DROVE SOME OVER THE EDGE, POLICE WERE EVEN CALLED >> Interview: WE DEFINITELY WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SEEN IT DONE SOONER BECAUSE IF HAS CREATED BURDENS WITH WAIT TIMES AND THIS TYPE OF STUFF BUT, YOU KNOW, AT END OF THE DAY, I’VE HAD NO PROBLEM AND I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA TIME TO GET THE NEW BRIDGE DONE AND DONE CORRECTLY >> Reporter: AFTER FIVE YEARS AND ABOUT $22 MILLION, THE ONLY THING MISSING TO MARK THIS REPLACEMENT A PARTY LIKE THEY HAD WHEN THE FIRST BRIDGE WAS OPENED WAY BACK IN THE LATE 1950s CBC NEWS, BISHOPS FALLS >> Debbie: THIS OLD SCHOOL IN ST. JOHN’S WILL BE GONE DEMOLITION CREWS ARE AT THE SITE OF THE FORMER IJ SAMPSON THIS WEEK HEARING IT DOWN IT SPARKED A CONTROVERSY LAST YEAR WHEN IT SOLD THE 70 -YEAR-OLD BUILDING FOR $189,000 ABOUT 1/10 OF ITS VALUE AND IT WAS LATER PUT ON THE MARKET FOR SALE PRICE OF ALMOST $2 MILLION >>> A HOMEGROWN MUSICAL IS TAKING IN SOME MAJOR CASH [♪♪♪] AFTER LESS THAN EIGHT MONTHS ON BROADWAY, “COME FROM AWAY” HAS RECOUPED THE 12 MILLION-DOLLAR INVESTMENT SOME EXPERTS SAY IT USUALLY CAN TAKE UP TO TWO YEARS FOR A BIG SHOW TO RECOVER COSTS >> Carolyn: AND IT MAY BE MORE WHEN “COME FROM AWAY” COMES BACK HOME TO CANADA THE SHOW ABOUT GANDER’S REACTION TO THE 9/11 DISASTER WILL RETURN TO TORONTO IN FEBRUARY WITH WINNIPEG DATES AND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR PLANNED FOR NEXT YEAR >>> UP NEXT WHAT GOVERNMENT IS DOING ABOUT THE DISTURBING REPORT THAT AMBULANCES >> Debbie: A PROVINCIAL

GOVERNMENT REVIEW IS SLAMMING THE LABRADOR AMBULANCE SERVICE IN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY SAYING THE PRIVATE COMPANY ONLY MET THE TERMS OF ITS CONTRACT HALF THE TIME THAT INCLUDES AN OR DIN ANTLY LONG WAIT TIME FOR AN AMBULANCE TO RESPOND TO A CALL ONE WOMAN SAYS THE DELATE OF AN HOUR FOR AN AMBULANCE TO TEND TO HER FATHER MAY HAVE RESULTED IN HIS DEATH AND JOHN HAGY IS THE MINISTER OF HEALTH WE’VE BEEN REPORTING ON THE AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIME IN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, RESPONSE TIMES OF 40 TO 60 MINUTES FOR A NUMBER OF MONTHS NOW, WHY WAS THAT SITUATION ALLOWED TO CONTINUE FOR SO LONG? >> Interview: THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN AND I DIRECTED THOSE QUESTIONS FROM MYSELF TO THE LABRADOR THE THOUSAND IS MONITOR ING AND WE’RE STILL VERY MUCH FOR THE AMBULANCE IN A PAPER-BASED SELF REPORTING MODE AND WE UNFORTUNATELY FOUND OURSELVES IN A SITUATION WHERE WE WERE PAYING FOR A SERVICE WE WEREN’T GETTING ACE SAID THAT WAS UNOFFICER ABLE >> Debbie: SO WHO FELL DOWN ON THE MONITORING, THE BOARD? >> Interview: THERE’S AN ONUS ON THE OPERATOR TO SUPPLY DATA ON REQUEST THE CONTRACT WAS A FUNDING MODEL WITH NO SERVICE LEVEL PROVISION AND THAT ADDRESSED THE ISSUES OF TWO AMBULANCES AVAILABLE 24/7 AND THAT WAS THE ONLY YARDSTICK WE HAD ONCE THE COMMENTS AIM BACK FROM THE COMMUNITY AND THROUGH BAILEY AND HER TEAM, IT WAS A TRIGGER FOR US TO ASK THEM TO LOOK IN TO IT >> Debbie: NOW YOU HAVE SAID THAT LABRADOR AMBULANCE SERVICE PEOPLE SHOULD A APOLOGIZE TO THE PEOPLE WHO USED THE SERVICE IN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, I WONDER WHAT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY IN GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSIBILITY IS? >> Interview: WE HAVE A MONITOR

ING RESPONSIBILITY AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE PREVIOUS CONTRACTS WERE CRAFTED, WAS THAT WAS VERY RUDIMENTARY AND WHAT WE’RE MOVING TO NOW IS A SYSTEM WHEREBY IN THE SHORT TERM FOR THIS PARTICULAR PROVIDER LABRADOR GRAND FALL WILL DO NOT REAL TIME BUT VERY FREQUENT MONITORING ON STAFFING LEVELS OR COMPLIANCE WITH THOSE ELEMENTS OF THE CONTRACT THAT ARE WRITTEN AND WHAT WE’RE LOOKING TO DO OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT YEAR TO 18 MONTHS TO PUT IN PLACE AN ELECTRONIC CENTRAL DISPATCH SYSTEM NOT JUST FOR LABRADOR BUT THE PROVINCE AND IT WILL PROVIDE US WITH HARD DATA ABOUT RESPONSE TIMES AND EQUALLY, TO COME UP WITH A FAR MORE DETAIL SERVICE LEVEL ARRANGEMENT AS WE GO FORWARD WITH NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE NEW CONTRACT FOR AMBULANCE PROVISIONS >> Debbie: SPEAKING OF SERVICE, THE LABRADOR HEALTH BOARD PROVIDES AMBULANCE SERVICE NEXT DOOR IN LAB WEST AND IS WORKING WELL, WHY HASN’T THAT MODEL BEEN USED AND THE HEALTH BOARD PROVIDED PLANS SERVICE IN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY? >> Interview: THE AMBULANCE SERVICES IN THIS PROVINCE WERE NEVER DESIGNED THEY GREW UP HISTORICALLY IF YOU LOOK AT HOW THEY EVOLVED IN LAB WEST OR EVEN SAY IN GANDER COMPARED WITH SOME OF THE MORE RURAL AREAS AND IN THIS CASE HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY AND DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENTS PREVAILED AT THE TIME AND BECAUSE OF PRESUMABLY HISTORIC FACTORS, WHEN THE AMBULANCE SERVICES EVOLVED, >> Debbie: SO YOU ARE NOT CONSIDERING CHANGES IT? >> Reporter: THE AMBULANCE SERVICE HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT IN THIS PROVINCE OF TWO PROVINCIAL REVIEWS AND EACH OF THEM HAVE SAID WE ARE NOT GETTING THE VALUE FOR MONEY IN BROAD BRUSH TERMS FROM THE DOLLAR WE INVEST OUR CHALLENGE IS TO MOVE FROM WHERE WE ARE NOW TO A FUTURE STATE THAT WOULD INVOLVE A CENTRAL MEDICAL DISPATCH AND THE DETAILED INTEGRATION OF ALL AMBULANCE OPERATORS BECAUSE THERE’S SEVERAL GROUPS IN TO A UNIFIED GRAND AMBULANCE SYSTEM AND THEN HAVE THAT TIME WITH THE AIR AMBULANCE SYSTEM SO THOSE ARE A BIG PROJECT THAT WE HAVE TO BREAK DOWN IN TO MANAGEABLE CHUNKS AND WE STARTED ON THAT >> Debbie: NOW THE PRIVATE OPERATORS’ ASSOCIATION SAYS REALLY THEY’RE NOT BEING GIVEN ENOUGH MONEY TO PROVIDE THE LEVEL OF AMBULANCE OPERATORS BASED ON THE WAGES THAT YOU PROVIDE, DECEMBER MIGHT THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE SIGNED A CONTRACT TO DO SO, HOW DO YOU RESPOND? >> Interview: WELL THE WORLD MAY HAVE CHANGED EX IT’S ONE OF THE THINGS WE’LL TALK ABOUT IN OUR NEGOTIATIONS BUT TO LOOP BACK TO THE HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY SITUATION, ESSENTIALLY, GOVERNMENT THROUGH LAB GRAND FALL WERE PLAYING FOR A SERVICE AND WE WERE NOT GETTING IN SERVICE AND THAT’S OUR CURRENT DIAL IN WE HOPE TO RECTIFY WITH THE MEASURES THAT BAILEY AND I SPOKE ABOUT EARLIER >> Debbie: IS THIS WHOLE SITUATION WITH THE PRIVATE AMBULANCE LEADS TO A LONG RESPONSE TIMES HAS THIS BEEN A WAKE-UP CALL FOR YOU >> WE’VE BEEN AWARE OF CHALLENGES IN RURAL AREAS AS WELL AS URBAN AREAS IN TERMS OF AMBULANCES AND RESPONSE TIMES AND I THINK IT JUST REINFORCES MY DESIRE TO HAVE THE PROBLEM FIXED AND WE HAVE MATERIALS GOING HOPEFULLY TO CABINET WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS TO START TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES AROUND CENTRAL MEDICAL DISPATCH AND GETTING THE UNIFIED SYSTEM SO THAT THERE’S ONE NUMBER YOU CALL AND THE NUMBER OF LINKS BETWEEN THE CALLER ON THE END OF THE PHONE IN NEED AND THE AMBULANCE CREW IS REDUCED TO A ABSOLUTE MINIMUM AND THAT’S OBVIOUSLY BEEN A FACTOR IN THIS PARTICULAR SCENARIO SO WE RECOGNIZE THE CHALLENGES AND WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO AND WE STARTED TO TAKE THOSE FIRST STEPS >> Debbie: THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> Interview: THANK YOU, VERY MUCH >> Carolyn: UP NEXT WHY THE STORY OF THIS MAN WHO SAVED DOZENS DURING >> Debbie: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYONE, WE KNOW IT COULDN’T LAST FOREVER, FLURRIES? >> Ryan: IN THE FORECAST FOR NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR OF COURSE IT’S SNOWING A MONTH AGO AND NEWFOUNDLAND, WE NEED TO DIP OUR TOE IN TO THE WATER SLOWLY BUT SURELY WHICH WE’RE GOING TO DO AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HIGHER ELEVATION FLURRIES FOR THE LONG RAGE MOUNTAINS AND MASSEY DRIVE AREA IN CORNER BROOK GOING TO SEE FLURRIES IN THAT NECK OF THE WOODS MAYBE EARLY TOMORROW MORNING AND SO >> Carolyn: PARKA WORTHY? >> Ryan: FOR YOU PROBABLY >> Carolyn: I GET COLD >> Ryan: SHE WEARS IT UNTIL JUNT CLOSE IT IS GOING TO BE REALLY COOL AGAIN TOMORROW AND TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ACROSS AND THE WINDS ARE GOING TO BE GUSTY LIKE THEY WERE TODAY AND EASEING OFF JUST A LITTLE BIT BUT STILL SOME GUSTS IN THE 50 KILOMETRE AN HOUR RANGE AND I HAVE THE SWEATER OUT THERE FOR THE WEATHER HEADLINES SO YOU CAN SWAP THE PARKA OUT FOR THAT TOP HEADLINE THERE FOR YOU BECAUSE WE HAVE SINGLE DIGITS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AND WITH THOSE WINDS GUSTING TO 50 KILOMETRES AN HOUR, THURSDAY A WIND CHILL FACTOR AND SHOWERS, FLURRIES AND YES GROPEEL, STILL TALKING ABOUT THAT BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE A POSSIBILITY FOR THE WEST COAST RIGHT THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW AND NORTHEAST COAST TOMORROW AFTERNOON IN TO THE EVENING IF CASE YOU MISSED IT AND YOU ARE WONDERING WHAT IS GR AUPEL, SNOW PELLETS IS ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING THAT WARMING FOR FROM IN TO SATURDAY I DON’T REMEMBER IT BEING 14° OR 15° WELL THESE WERE EARLY MORNING TEMPERATURES AND OVERNIGHT AND THEN THE WINDS SHIFTED TO NORTHWEST AND IT WAS BACK TO REAMOUNT AND THERE’S WHERE WE SIT RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF CURRENT TEMPERATURES, SINGLE DIGITS FOR MUCH OF THE DAY AND WE’RE DOWN TO 10° IN ST. JOHN’S AND IT’S JUST 3° IN LABRADOR CITY AND THE NORTHWEST WINDS USHERING IN THE COOLER AIR MASS AND SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 41° AND GUSTS NEAR 50 AND WHERE WE’VE BEEN TODAY AND THAT’S GENERALLY WHERE WE’LL BE AGAIN TOMORROW ALONG THOSE COAST LINES AGAIN ALL THAT COOL AIR WRAPPING AROUND THIS LOW AS IT DEPARTS OUT IN TO THE ATLANTIC AND AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE IS MOVING IN FROM THE SOUTHWEST BUT AT A SLOW

PACE SO IT WILL TAKE A FULL DAY TO CLEAR US OUT TOMORROW AND WE’LL SEE THESE ON SHORE FLURRIES AND EVEN SOME HIGHER ELEVATIONS FLURRIES, NOT EVEN OUT OF THE QUESTION AS OF NOW WITH THAT COLD AIR ALOFT COMING IN VERY UNSETTLED SET UP AND THAT COLD AIR HITTING THE OPEN GULF OF SAINT LAWRENCE AND WE’RE SEEING THESE SHOWERS FIRE UP AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS FLURRIES AS I MENTIONED, POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT AND ALONG THAT WEST COAST AND IN TO TOMORROW MORNING , CORNER BROOK, AS WE WORK THROUGHOUT TOMORROW MORNING , AGAIN, A VERY QUIET START EASTERN AND CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND AS WE ROLL THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND THE COLD AIR COMES IN FROM ALOFT AND MOVES IN TO CENTRAL AND EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND, I THINK WE’LL REALLY SEE SCATTERED SHOWERS POPPING UP IN TO THE AFTERNOON AND FOR THIS REGION AND THAT’S WHERE WE’LL RUN THE RISK OF SEEING SOME OF THOSE SNOW PELLETS MIXING IN THE MOST INTENSE SHOWERS AND THAT COLD AIR GETS PULLED DOWN FROM ALOFT AND WE CAN SEE THE SNOW PELLETS MAKE PARTICULAR FROM THE COLD CLOUD TOPS TO THE SURFACE SO THAT RISK DOES CONTINUE THROUGH TOMORROW EVENING AND EASES OFF FOR FRIDAY AS WE SEE SOME GRADUAL CLEARING AND A NICE FRIDAY, COOL BUT A LOT BRIGHTER AND THOSE SHOWER CHANCES WILL END SO TOMORROW, MORNING, 3, 4, 5° ACROSS THE ISLAND AND TEMPERATURES IN THE 1°, 2°, 3° RANGE AS COLD AS -3° IN LABRADOR TOMORROW SHOWER CHANCES IN THE AFTERNOON AND SMOOTH SAILING ALONG THE SOUTH COAST A SLIGHT RISK FOR THE BURIN PENINSULA BUT EVERYONE ELSE WILL BE QUIET AND SHOWER CHANCES IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN THE NORTHEAST COAST, 6°, 7°, 8° AND SHOWER CHANCES FINISH BUT THE RISK OF HIGHER ELEVATIONS FLURRIES AND G RAUPEL BUT WITH JUST 6° OR 7° COULD GET TO 10° TOMORROW ALONG THAT SOUTHWEST COAST AND WE ARE LOOKING AT 2°, 3°, 4° ALONG THE COAST OF LABRADOR AND HIGHS OF JUST 2° IN THE WEST WITH A CHANCE OF FLURRIES THROUGHOUT AND THAT’S YOUR FORECAST, LONG-RANGE DETAILS ARE STILL AHEAD >> Debbie: THANK YOU, RYAN IT WAS A RESCUE THAT DEFIED BELIEF AND GRABBED HEADLINES AT THE TIME CAPTAIN WILLIAM JACKMAN RESCUED 27 PEOPLE FROM A FOUNDERING VESSEL OFF LABRADOR, 150 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK JACKMAN CAME FROM A LONG LINE OF CAPTAINS AND RENEWS ON THE SOUTHERN SHORE WHERE JACKMAN WAS BORN AND PEOPLE WANT TO REVIVE THE MEMORY OF THEIR LOCAL LEGEND AND “HERE & NOW” CHRIS O’NEIL YATES HAS OUR STORY >> Reporter: IN THE OCTOBER HURRICANE OF 1987, WILLIAM JACK MAN WOULD EARN THE STATUS OF HER O HE HAD TAKEN SHELTER AT SPOTTED ISLAND IN LABRADOR WHEN HE LEARNED OF A SCHOONER SINKING ABOUT 200 METRES FROM SHORE >> Interview: THEY HAD TO JUMP IN TO THAT RAGING STORM, WATER AND THAT COLD WATER AND SWIM 27 TIMES AND TAKE 27 PEOPLE ON HIS BACK >> Reporter: THEY STARTED A HERITAGE SOCIETY IN HIS NAME >> Interview: SINCE I WAS A KID WHEN I FIRST LEARNED OF THIS ACT OF HEROISM, BY A MAN WHO SHARED MY BIRTHDAYS AND SURNAME, I COULDN’T CONTAIN MY PRIDE, I WAS SO PROUD OF THAT >> Reporter: DESPITE HIS FATE OF BRAVERY, HE ISN’T EVEN WELL-KNOWN HERE IN HIS HOME PROVINCE JACKMAN ENTERED THIS WORLD IN 1837 AND THE STEPS ARE ALL THAT REMAIN OF HIS HOME AT THE TIME OF THE RESCUE, NEWSPAPERS HAILED HIM AS A HERO >> HE ACTUALLY RECEIVED YEAR AFTER AN AWARD FROM THE BRITISH HUMANE SOCIETY WHICH WAS THE HIGHEST HONOUR THEY COULD CONVEY >> Reporter: A STAMP IN HIS HONOUR IN 1992 AS A LEGENDARY RESCUEER THEY ARE PERUING THEIR GOAL OF MEMORIALIZING JACKMAN WITH A MONUMENT IN HIS BIRTHPLACE, UNDAUNTED BY THE LACK OF SUCCESS IN GETTING HELP FROM FEDERAL OR PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS WHAT DO YOU THINK WE LOSE IF YOU DON’T REMEMBER PEOPLE LIKE THIS IN HISTORY? >> WELL WE LOOSE WHO WE ARE AS A PEOPLE AND THAT’S WHAT WE LOSE >> Reporter: HE DIED AT THE AGE OF 39 >> Interview: THE NEWSPAPER ARTICLE SAID IT WAS THE BIGGEST FUNERAL EVER IN ST. JOHN’S AND THE PARADE OR MARCH >> Reporter: SPECULATION WAS THE JACKMAN DIED YOUNG HAVING NEVER RECOVERED FROM THE ORDEAL OF SAVING 27 LIVES IN A RAGING GALE A SACRIFICE PEOPLE HERE IN THE OUT PORT OF HIS YOUTH ARE DETERMINED TO HONOUR CHRIS O’NEIL YATES >>> UP NEXT THE INSPIRING STORY OF A LABRADOR WOMAN WHO >> Carolyn: WELCOME BACK TO

“HERE & NOW.” NEXT IS A STORY ABOUT A WOMAN FROM LABRADOR WHO MADE HER MARK ON ADOPTION LAWRIE FORM IN ONTARIO THE DECADE-LONG FIGHT WAS HER PERSONAL PASSION AND FOR VERY GOOD REASON MARILYN CHEWLY GAVE UP HER SON FOR ADOPTION WHEN SHE WAS 19 -YEARS-OLD, A DECISION THAT SHAPED HER LIFE AS A PERSON AND A POLITICIAN AND SHE WAS IN ST JOHN’S GETTING AN HONOURARY DEGREE FROM MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY AND TALKED TO US ABOUT THE TRAUMA OF BEING PREGNANT AND UNWED IN THE 1960s >> Reporter: FOR MUCH OF MARRY LYNN’S LIFE SHE BIT HER TONGUE WHEN ASKED HOW MANY CHILDREN SHE HAD AND SHE WOULD ANSWER WITH A HALF TRUTH >> Interview: I USED TO SAY ONE BUT IN MY MIND I ALWAYS GO TWO AND IN MY MIND I ALWAYS HAD TWO CHILDREN >> Reporter: SHE GAVE BIRTH TO HER FIRST CHILD WHEN SHE WAS 19 -YEARS-OLD SHE WAS ATTENDING UNIVERSITY IN ONTARIO AND AWAY FROM HER PARENTS AND HER HOME IN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY THE FATHER OF HER BABY WASN’T IN THE PICTURE >> Interview: IT WAS A DEVASTATING THING HAPPEN IN MY LIFE AND I HID IT FROM MY PARENTS AND I MANAGEED TO KEEP IT A SECRET >> Reporter: BECAUSE THE TIMES WERE VERY DIFFERENT BACK THEN >> Interview: ANYBODY WHO HAS BEEN FOR A WHILE KNOW THE LATE 60s IN TO THE 70s IT WAS TUNE IN DROP OUT AND FREE LOVE, A LOT OF WOMEN WERE GETTING PREGNANT AT THE TIME BECAUSE BELIEVE IT OR NOT, BIRTH CONTROL WAS ILLEGAL FOR UNMARRIED WOMEN, ABORTION WAS ILLEGAL AND THERE WERE VERY FEW OPTIONS AND OF COURSE, HAVING A CHILD OF WHAT WAS THEN CALLED WEDLOCK WAS A WORSE THAN DEATH >> Reporter: SHE ONLY HAD ONE CHOICE, HAVE THE BABY, A BOY SHE NAMED ANDREW, AND THEN GIVE HIM UP FOR ADOPTION A CHOICE THAT CHANGED HER FOREVER DURING THE BIRTH SHE WAS ALL ALONE AND WOULD GET NO SYMPATHY FROM THE HOSPITAL STAFF >> Interview: ONE NURSE SLIPPED A GOLD BAND IN TO MY HAND AND SHE WAS TRYING TO BE HELPFUL BUT YOU SHOULD PRETEND YOU ARE MARRIED AND PEOPLE WILL TREAT YOU BETTER AND I SAID NO AND SHE CALLED ME A SHAMELESS HUSSY THE HARD PART WAS AFTER HE WAS BORN IT WAS A REAL BABY AND I WASN’T ALLOWED TO HOLD MY BABY BACK THEN, THE NURSES THOUGHT THEY WERE DOING THE RIGHT THING THEY THOUGHT WELL, IF YOU GET TO TOLD THE HOLD THE BABY YOU WILL GET TOO CLOSE TO IT AND WE’RE TRYING TO PROTECT YOU AND THAT WAS THE PREVAILING ATTITUDE AT THE TIME BUT THERE WAS AN ATTITUDE THAT I WAS A BAD GIRL AND I SHOULD BE PUNISHED AND THEY DOUBLED JEOPARDY THERE AND WHEN I WAS LEAVING THE HOSPITAL

I TRIED TO LET THEM AT LEAST BRING HIM TO ME BUT I COULD ONLY SAY GOOD-BYE TO HIM THROUGH THE GLASS AND THAT IS WHEN YOU CHANGE, SOMETHING CLICKS IN YOUR MIND YOU KIND OF GROW UP YOU ARE IN A DIFFERENT PLANE YOU ARE A MOTHER NOW EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE NOT GOING TO RAISE YOUR CHILD >> Reporter: A REALITY THAT WAS DIFFICULT TO DIGEST SHE TRIED TO MOVE ON BUT HER SON WAS NEVER FAR FROM HER MIND >> Interview: I THOUGHT ABOUT HIM ALL THE TIME, LIT A CANDLE ON HIS BIRTHDAYS >> Reporter: YEAR AFTER YEAR SHE SEARCHED FOR HER SON BUT ADOPTION LAWS STOOD IN HER WAY >> Interview: THE LAWS AT THE TIME MADE IT DIFFICULT FOR US TO GET EACH OTHER’S INFORMATION BOTH PARTIES HAD TO APPLY TO THE GOVERNMENT AND IT WASN’T A PRIORITY SO THERE COULD BE A SEVEN-YEAR LIST WAITING FOR THEM TO CHECK TO SEE IF THERE WAS A MATCH AND IF THERE WASN’T, NO GO , YOU GET NO INFORMATION AND THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED TO ME >> Interview: MY FEET ARE OFF THE FLOOR >> Reporter: SHE BECAME A POLITICIAN IN TORONTO FIRST MUNICIPAL AND THEN PROVINCIAL AS A NEW DEMOCRAT IN THE EARLY 1990s SHE BEGAN A CRUSADE TO CHANGE THE ADOPTION LAWS >> Interview: THERE WAS BITTER OPPOSITION TO IT AND MANY PEOPLE HAVE SECRETS INCLUDING MEN WHO HAD IN SOME CONFESSED TO ME QUIETLY WE’RE AFRAID THEY MIGHT GET A KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND THERE WERE A LOT OF MYTHS ABOUT OPENING UP RECORDS TO BIRTH PARENTS SO IT TOOK A LONG TIME TO CHANGE THE LAWS >> Reporter: EVENTLY A GROUP CALLED PARENT FINDERS HELPED HER TRACK DOWN HER SON NOW NAMED WILLIAM AND SHE WROTE HIM A LETTER AND THEN CAME A PHONE CALL AND THEN THEY FINALLY MET FACE-TO-FACE >> Interview: I KNOCK ON THE DOOR AND EVERYTHING GOES VERY QUIET, YOU KNOW, I CAN’T HEAR ANYTHING ANYMORE, I’M IN THE MOMENT I’M THINKING, THAT DOOR IS GOING TO OPEN UP AND ALL THESE YEARS, I’VE BEEN WAITING TO FIND HIM AND MEET MY SON AND IT’S GOING TO OPEN UP AND HE IS GOING TO BE THERE AND IT JUST WENT QUIET AND THE DOOR OPENED AND HE WAS THERE AND WE JUST STOOD AND STARED AT EACH OTHER, WE JUST TOOK EACH OTHER IN WITH OUR EYES FOR A LONG TIME AND I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AND HE REACHED OUT HIS ARMS AND GAVE ME A BIG HUG SO THEN I KNEW EVERYTHING WAS GOING TO BE >> Reporter: IT WAS THE FIRST TIME SHE HAD EVER HELD HER SON IN HER ARMS >> Interview: IT’S SOMETHING THAT I HAD BEEN DREAMING ABOUT LONGING FOR FOR ALL THOSE YEARS AND HERE IT WAS, THE REALITY, SOLID, REAL, THE REAL BOY IS RIGHT HERE AND IT WAS INCREDIBLE >> Reporter: IT TOOK 29 YEARS TO FIND HER SON AND HER SEARCH MAY HAVE BEEN OVER BUT HER FIGHT WAS NOT SHE PERSISTED IN THE LEGISLATURE FOR A DECADE TO CHANGE THE ADOPTION DISCLOSURE LAWS >> Interview: IT’S REALLY CHANGED THINGS, AFTER THE BILL WAS FINALLY PASSED, BIT LIBERAL GOVERNMENT BASED ON MY WORK, I MEAN THE WHOLE LEGISLATURE ERUPTED AND I HAD SO MANY LETTERS AND E-MAILS FROM PEOPLE SAYING TELL ME, WHICH WAS REALLY GRATIFYING, HOW MUCH IT CHANGED HER LIVES >> Reporter: SHE HAD TO TELL HER PARENTS THEY HAVE A GRANDSON >> Interview: THEY WERE WATCHING TV BOTH OF THEM HARD OF HEARING AND I’M UP THERE, HOW AM I GOING TO DO IT AND I’M SINGING JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW AND I JUST SAID, YELLED IT BECAUSE THEY’RE HARD OF HEARING, YOU HAVE A GRANDSON YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT AND IT’S LIKE WHAT THIS AND HE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID WELL, AFTER ALL HE IS OUR GRANDSON SO WE’D LIKE TO MEET HIM AND THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING >> Carolyn: AND OF COURSE THEY DID MEET HIM AND YOU KNOW, SHE HAS SUCH AN INTERESTING STORY TO TELL BUT WHAT LEAPT OUT AT ME IS THE FIRST CALLING HER A SHAMELESS HUSSY >> Debbie: DIFFERENT TIMES BACK THEN AND I SUPPOSE SOME OF THAT STILL EXISTS TODAY BUT HOPEFULLY WE’RE MOVING BEYOND THAT >> Carolyn: IT DEFINITELY STUCK WITH HER BECAUSE SHE WROTE A BOOK CALLED “SHAMELESS” ABOUT THE SEARCH FOR HER SON AND TOLD ME EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO FEEL SHAME IN THE EYES OF THE PUBLIC AND SOCIETY SHE NEVER ACTUALLY DID >> Debbie: GREAT STORY, GREAT STORY IT’S A RACE ACROSS THE AUSTRALIAN OUT BACK ON ON THE RAYS OF THE SUN OVER 40 TEAMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD INCLUDING CANADA ARE COMPETING THIS WEEK IN THE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE, CARS RACE AT SPEEDS UP >> Carolyn: LET’S MEET OUR YOUNG

ATHLETE OF THE DAY THIS IS JARED STAPLETON, HE IS FOUR-YEARS-OLD AND LOVES SPORTS >> Carolyn: HE ENJOYS PLAYING SOCCER T-BALL AND HOCKEY >> Ryan: YOU ARE THE YOUNG ATHLETE OF THE DAY GREAT JOB >> Debbie: WELL, WE’VE GOT THE LONG RANGE TO HAVE A LOOK AT >> Ryan: THAT’S RIGHT AND TEMPERATURES AGAIN COOL THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS AND WE’RE WARMING TOWARDS THE WEEKEND AND LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT THOUSAND THINGS ARE PLAYING OUT, SATELLITE RADAR PICTURE SHOWS OUR LOW PULLING AWAY AND THE COOL NORTHWEST WIND FUNNELING BEHIND AND WRAPPING UP THE ON SHORE FLURRIES ALONG THE WEST COAST ALREADY AND WE’RE GOING TO SEE THAT AS WE ROLL THROUGH TONIGHT AND THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW HERE IS HOW IT WILL PLAY OUT, CHILLY TEMPERATURES AGAIN, REALLY ROLLING IN THROUGHOUT THE OVERNIGHT AND NOT JUST AT THE SURFACE BUT ALOFT AS WELL AND THAT’S GOING TO MAKE THINGS SO UNSETTLED TOMORROW ALONG THE WEST COAST THROUGH THE DAY IN TO THE AFTERNOON THAT COLD AIR ARRIVES ALOFT AND THAT’S WHERE WE’LL SEE OUR BEST CHANCE OF SOME STATERED SHOWERS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF GRAUPEL AND THE THREAT IS THROUGH THE DAY ON THURSDAY ALONG THE WEST COAST AS DOES THE CHANCE OF HIGHER ELEVATIONS FLURRIES AND PLACES LIKE GROSS MORE NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION AND HIGHS TOMORROW JUST 6°, 7°, 8° AND 2° TO 6° IN LABRADOR AND SOME SUN BREAKS IN THERE BUT A GO AHEAD CHANCE OF A WET FLURRY OR SHOWERS ESPECIALLY IN THE EAST THROUGH THE DAY AS WE MOVE IN TO FRIDAY, AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE COMES OVERHEAD CHANCE OF A LINGERING EARLY MORNING SHOWER AND FOR ST JOHN’S AND THAT WILL CLEAR PRETTY QUICKLY IN FACT THEY DON’T HAVE IT IN THE FORECAST THERE BECAUSE I THINK THAT CHANCE IS SO EARLY IN THE MORNING AND GENERALLY TEMPERATURES 8°, 9° SO WARMER WHICH IS GOOD NEWS AND EVEN WARM ING IN LABRADOR, 8°, 9°, CHANCE OF LATE DAY SHOWERS IN LABRADOR THAT IS TIED TO OUR NEXT SYSTEM WHICH ROLLS IN FRIDAY NIGHT IN THROUGH SATURDAY AND SATURDAY IS A CLOUDY DAMP ONE FROM START TO FINISH ACROSS THE BIG LAND AND WE’LL BRING YOU IN TO SHOWER CHANCES FOR THE AFTERNOON FOR WESTERN PARTS OF THE ISLAND AND IT’S A LATE AFTERNOON-EVENING RISK FOR PLACES LIKE GRAND FALLS WINDSOR AND GANDER, CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND , CLOUDS INCREASING BUT WE’RE DRY AND A LOT MORE MILD ACROSS THE ISLAND WHERE WE’RE IN TO THE LOW TEENS ACROSS EASTERN PARTS OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND NOW THOSE BEST CHANCES OF SHOWERS IN RAIN MOVE THROUGH ON SATURDAY NIGHT ON THE ISLAND AND WE’RE CLEARING OUT WHAT LOOKS LIKE A DRY SUNDAY AND WATCHING THIS SYSTEM FOR NEXT WEEK, MONDAY, RAIN FOR THE ISLAND BUT HOW ABOUT THIS SNOW POTENTIAL LAR SOUTHEASTERN LETHBRIDGE AND NORTHERN PENINSULA AND WE’LL KEEP AN EYE ON THAT ONE OVER THE

NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS THE COLD AIR PUSHES SOUTH AND WARM UP FOR NEWFOUNDLAND, 15° TO 16° ST JOHN’S IN THE EAST AND IT’S WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND IN THE NORTHERN PENINSULA TAPPING IN TO THE COOL AIR MONDAY IN TO TUESDAY AND TEMPERATURES REALLY BOTTOMING OUT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SYSTEM AND THE SNOW POTENTIAL HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY AND EASTERN LABRADOR FOR MONDAY AND WE’LL WATCH THAT CLOSELY OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS >> Debbie: A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS, TWO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHARGED IN CALGARY WITH WHAT POLICE CALL A BRUTAL SERIES OF MURDERS LAST SUMMER THIS MAN AND WOMAN FACE ONE COUNT OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN THE DEATH OF 26-YEAR-OLD MAN, HISS BODY WAS TOWN ON A HIGHWAY WEST OF CALGARY IN MID-JULY TWO DAYS EARLIER, THROW OTHER BODIES WERE FOUND IN A BURNING CAR IN A CITY NEIGHBOURHOOD AND POLICE SAY THOSE VICTIMS WERE IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME >>> THERE’S MORE FALLOUT IN THE HARVEY WINESTEEN SCANDAL A DOZEN PEOPLE HAVE ACCUSED HIM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND NOW HIS WIFE SAYS SHE’S ENDING THEIR DECADE-LONG MARRIAGE SHE RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING QUOTE, MY HEART BREAKS FOR ALL THE WOMEN WHO HAVE SUFFERED TREMENDOUS PAIN BECAUSE OF THESE UNFORGIVABLE ACTIONS AND WINE STEEN IS FACING A GROWING NUMBER OF CLAIMS HE MISTREATED WOMEN IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY OVER MANY YEARS YESTERDAY ANGILNA JOLEY AND GWEN ETH PALTROW SAID HE SEXUALLY HARASSED THEM HE WAS FIRED FROM THE COMPANY HE HELP FOUND EARLIER THIS WEEK >> Carolyn: AT LEAST 17 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED SO FAR IN CALIFORNIA’S FAST-MOVING WILDFIRES THERE ARE 17 MAJOR FIRES BURNING ACROSS THE STATE MORE THAN A DOZEN OF THEM RAGING IN WINE COUNTRY NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO MORE THAN 3500 BUILDINGS ARE DESTROYED AND MORE THAN 20,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FORCED OUST THEIR HOMES >> Ryan: OUR BEAUTIFUL WEATHER PICTURE OF THE DAY PEOPLE WILL SEE A LOT OF SCENES LIKE THIS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS AND BRING IT ON, BEAUTIFUL COLOURS AND WHERE IS THIS ONE, SOMEWHERE IN CENTRAL AND I’LL >> Ryan: BEFORE THE BREAK WE ASKED YOU WHERE OUR VIEWER PICTURE WAS TAKEN AND DEBBIE COOPER WITH THE SHARP EYE SAID THERE’S A HIKING TRAIL IN THAT PICTURE WHICH IS GREAT CALL DEBBIE AND THE HAZEL NIGHT HIKING AND ADVENTURE TRAIL WHICH IS IN ROBERTS ARM WHICH IS OF COURSE IN CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND

AND IN THE PHILLY’S ISLAND REGION AND THAT PICTURE IS FANTASTIC >> Debbie: THAT PICTURE MAKES ME WANT TO GO! [LAUGHTER] I LOVE TO STROLL THROUGH THAT THAT IS JUST FANTASTIC >> Ryan: I LOVE THAT JUST THE WAY SHE FRAMED THAT PICTURE WITH THE FOREGROUND LEAVES THAT ARE GROWN AND THE BACKGROUND AND NICE RED AND ORANGES >> Carolyn: IT’S GLOWING >> Ryan: ABSOLUTELY >> Debbie: AS YOU SAID WE’RE GOING TO SEE A LOT MORE OF THAT OVER THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS WOULD YOU SAY >> YES, >> HOPEFULLY EVEN LONGER, KEEP THE WINDSTORMS TO A MINIMUM AND THEY LAST A LOT LONGER >> Debbie: WELL YOU HAVE SOME, NO YOU DON’T HAVE ANY