Here & Now Tuesday June 5 2018

>> Announcer: THIS IS CBC “HERE & NOW.” (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) >> THEY’RE GOING HAVE TO HAVE TO DO SOMETHING OR THEY’LL HAVE CASES TOSSED OUT >> Debbie: CRIME LAB CUTBACKS >> Anthony: POLICE ARE HANDING OVER EVIDENCE BUT FORENSIC LABS ARE SERIOUSLY BEHIND >> I THINK THAT HE WANTED TO SAY I, EVERYBODY ELSE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN >> Debbie: NO ONE BELIEVED HIM >> Anthony: AND HIS BURIN FAMILY RIGHTS A 60-YEAR-OLD WRONG AM >> Debbie: GOOD EVENING, I’M DEBBIE COOPER >> Anthony: AND I’M ANTHONY GERMAIN CUTS TO CRIME LABS THAT ARE CAUSING DELAYS IN OUR COURT SYSTEM >> Debbie: THAT IS THE CASE FOR A ST. JOHN’S MAN SUSPECTED OF DRIVING DRUNK AND CAUSING A HEAD-ON COLLISION DESPITE A POLICE BLAD SAMPLE HE STILL HASN’T BEEN CHARGED ARIANA KELLAND HAS THAT CBC INVESTIGATION ARIANA? >> Reporter: THE MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL NEWFOUNDLAND CONSTABULARY RESPONDED TO THE ROBERT E. HOWLETT HIGHWAY, AND THERE WAS A HEAD-ON COLLISION AND FOUR PEOPLE, INCLUDING A CHILD HAD TO BE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL THE DRIVER OF ONE OF THESE VEHICLES, HIS BREATH SMELLING LIKE BOOZE APPEARED DRUNKS SO POLICE TOOK A BLOOD SAMPLE FROM THE 44-YEAR-OLD AND SENT IT TO THE RCMP FORENSIC LAB IN OTTAWA IT’S TAKEN SO LONG TO PROCESS THAT IT’S AT RISK OF GETTING TOSSED AND POLICE HAVE GONE TO A JUDGE TO GET PERMISSION TO HOLD ON TO IT IN COURT DOCUMENTS POLICE SAY THAT DUE TO THE CLOSING OF THREE LABORATORIES WITHIN CANADA THE TIME FRAME FOR ANALYSIS IS EXPECTED TO BE BEYOND 90 DAYS THOSE THREE LABS WERE CLOSED A FEW YEARS BACK AS A WAY TO SAVE $3.5 MILLION IT WAS SUPPOSED TO CREATE A MORE EFFICIENT SERVICE BOB SIMMONDS SOUNDED AN ALARM WHEN IT WAS FIRST ANNOUNCED AND HE IS SOUNDING IT NOW >> I CAN SPEAK FROM FIRSTHAND OF SOMEONE CHARGED WITH A SERIOUS OFFENSE AND WAITING FOR THESE THINGS TO COME BACK AND THE PRELIMINARY NOT ABLE TO GO AHEAD AND THE COUNSEL NOT ABLE TO MAKE ALL OF THE NECESSARY ASSESSMENTS ON THE BODY OF EVIDENCE AGAINST YOUR CLIENT IS A REAL PROBLEM AND THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOMETHING OR THEY’LL HAVE CASES TOSSED OUT AND THAT IS NOT GOOD FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE >> Reporter: THE MOUNTIES SAY THEY WORK WITH THE INVESTIGATORS TO FIGURE OUT WHICH FORENSIC WORK GETS DONE BASED ON THE URGENCY OR THE PRIORITY OF THE CASE BUT THE LENT OF TIME THAT IT TAKES DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF ANALYSIS THAT’S NEEDED ROUTINE FIREARMS ANALYSIS TAKES ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS BUT THE LAB ONLY MET ITS DEADLINE 27% OF THE TIME TOXOLOGY ANALYSIS IS DONE IN AN AVERAGE OF 78 DAYS FOR ROUTINE REQUESTS THEY MEET THE EXPECTED DEADLINE 68% OF THE TIME THOSE WHO RELY ON THE LAB THE MOST DON’T SEE ANY SYSTEMIC ISSUES >> AT TIMES FOR DIFFERENT REASONS THERE MAY BE DELAYS IN, YOU KNOW, EXHIBITS ENTERING THE ANALYSIS PHASE BUT FOR THE MOST PART, YOU KNOW, VERY PLEASED WITH THE SERVICE THAT WE PROVIDE >> Reporter: A CRITICAL SERVICE THAT WILL LIKELY BE AN E IN DEMAND AS MARIJUANA BECOMES LEGALIZED >> THERE’S PROBABLY HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF THESE EVALUATIONS DONE ON A YEARLY BASIS MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THEY’RE ADDRESSING THAT CAPACITY ISSUE >> Reporter: AND ACCORDING TO THE RCMP OFFICIALS THEY ARE WITH PLANS TO ADD STAFF AND EXPAND CURRENT FACILITIES NOW THE TOP PROSECUTOR FOR NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR SAYS THAT SHE CAN’T THINK OF ONE CASE WHERE CHARGES HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO PROCEED BECAUSE A DELAY AT THE LAB THAT BEING THE SOLE REASON AS FOR THIS IMPAIRED DRIVING CASE IT’S BEEN MORE THAN FOUR MONTHS NOW AND NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN LAID YET LIVE FOR “HERE & NOW” I’M ARIANA KELLAND IN ST. JOHN’S >> Anthony: POLICE WANT THE PUBLIC’S HELP TO FIND THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR AN ARMED ROBBERY IN CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH EARLIER TODAY THE R.N.C. RECEIVED THE CALL AROUND NOON THAT A ROBBERY WAS TAKING PLACE AT A SCOTIABANK IN LONG POND POLICE SAY THAT THE MAN, WHO DID NOT HAVE HIS FACE CONCEALED, ENTERED THE BANK AND DEMANDED CASH HE THEN FLED BEFORE POLICE ARRIVED THE MAN IS DESCRIBED AS 5’7″ WITH A HEAVY BUILD AND POSSIBLY IN HIS 60s THE R.N.C. RELEASED THESE PICTURES OF THE SUSPECT AT THE TIME HE WAS WEARING BLUE JEANS AND A PLAID JACKET AND A BASEBALL HAT >> Debbie: A TEENAGER FACING THREE SEPARATE SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES APPEARED IN COURT

HE ALLEGEDLY ATTACKED THREE GIRLS IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS IN THE FALL AND WINTER OF 2017 HIS IDENTITY AND THE IDENTITY OF THE VICTIMS ARE PROTECTED UNDER THE YOUTH CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT “HERE & NOW’S” COLLEEN CONNORS WAS AT TODAY’S TRIAL >> Reporter: THE TRIAL GOT STARTED HERE THIS MORNING AT THE STEPHENVILLE COURTHOUSE WITH A MALE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WHO ALLEGEDLY ATTACKED THREE GIRLS ON THREE SEPARATE INCIDENCES ALL OFF-SITE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL THEY ALL ATTEND NOW HE PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO SEXUAL ASSAULT, FORCIBLE CONFINEMENT AND USING A DRUG TO COMMIT A SEXUAL ASSAULT NOW I WAS SITTING NEXT TO HIM IN COURT TODAY AND THE ALLEGED ACCUSER WAS SITTING QUITE FIDGETTEDLY AND MOVING HIS PEN A LOT AND SHAKING HIS FEET QUITE A BIT AND THE ALLEGED VICTIM WAS APPEARING VIA TELECONFERENCE IN ANOTHER PART OF THE VICTIM SHE SAT VERY SHEEPISHLY AND HER ARMS WRAPPED AROUND HERSELF AND SPEAKING VERY SOFTLY AS THE LAWYER SUSAN GALLANT ASKED HER SOME QUESTIONS NOW THE ALLEGED VICTIM SAYS THAT HE PICKED HER UP ONE NIGHT BACK IN THE FALL AND THEY WERE OUT DRIVING AROUND AND DRINKING THEY PULLED OVER AND HE OFFERED HER A PILL TO HELP TO RELAX HER A FEW MINUTES AFTER THAT SHE SAID THAT SHE FELT QUITE ILL, AND NAUSEOUS AND THEY WERE MAKING OUT IN THE BACK SEAT SHE SAYS THAT HE PULLED HER VERY CLOSE TO HIM AND PULLED HER ON TOP OF HIM AND THEY HAD SEX WITHOUT HER CONSENT SHE TOLD THE COURT THAT SHE DOESN’T REMEMBER PARTS OF THE NONCONSENSUAL SEX, SHE PASSED OUT SHE PASSED OUT ON TOP OF HIM AND WAKE BACK UP AND SHE SAID THAT SHE WOKE UP AT ONE POINT WITH NO CLOTHES ON IN THE BACK SEAT AND HE WAS DRIVING HER BACK HOME NOW WEEKS LATER POLICE DID APPROACH THIS WOMAN AND ASKED HER QUESTIONS ABOUT ANOTHER ALLEGED VICTIM IN AND THIS ALLEGED ACCUSER SHE DENIED EVERYTHING AT FIRST BUT FOUR OR FIVE DAYS LATER SHE TOLD THE COURT THAT SHE TOLD POLICE THE TRUTH THAT THEY HAD SEX WITHOUT HER CONSENT THE ACCUSED’S LAWYER WILL CROSS-EXAMINE HERE IN THE COURTHOUSE AND THIS TRIAL IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS COLLEEN CONNORS, CBC NEWS, STEPHENVILLE >> Anthony: A FORMER HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY BARTENDER WHO WAS ATTACKED BY SAM OBED SAID THAT SHE’S NOT SURPRISED THAT THE MAN IS ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING SOMEONE ELSE OBED HAD WALKED IN AND ORDERED A BEER WHEN SHE REFUSED TO SERVE HIM OBED WENT BEHIND THE BAR AND BEGAN PUNCHING PARDY WHO BIT HIM AND RAN AWAY HE PLEADED GUILTY TO THE ASSAULT AND SERVED TWO YEARS OBED IS NOW CHARGED WITH BREAKING INTO A WOMAN’S HOME IN HALIFAX AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING HER WHEN HE MOVED TO HALIFAX PARDY TRIED TO WARN PEOPLE THAT OBED WAS A RISK >> I’M NOT SURE,IN THAT HE DIDN’T RECEIVE ANY TREATMENT WHILE HE WAS INCARCERATED AND, SO, I MEAN, THAT HE WAS ALWAYS LIKELY TO REOFFEND I KNOW THAT THERE WERE A LOT OF THINGS LISTED WHEN I WAS IN COURT ABOUT HIS PREVIOUS OFFENSES I ACTUALLY HAD IT QUITE LUCKY I THINK IT JUST DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME WHY THE JUSTICE SYSTEM WOULD PUT HIM BACK IN PUBLIC WHY PUT PUBLIC SAFETY AT RISK OVER AND OVER? I MEAN, YOU KNOW, I WAS THE LAST VICTIM, YOU KNOW, THIS SHOULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED AFTER THE SECOND TIME AND THE THIRD TIME AND THE FOURTH TIME YOU KNOW, SO, I MEAN, THIS IS MY FIRST TIME RE-LIVING IT AND IMAGINE ALL OF THOSE OTHER PEOPLE WHO RE-LIVED IT SEVERAL TIMES LATER SO IT’S JUST A HARD SITUATION THAT YOU CAN’T WRAP YOUR HEAD AROUND (♪♪♪) >> WE’RE VERY FORTUNATE HERE AT MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY TO HAVE AN EXOTIC SWINE HERD, AND MANY PIGS >> Reporter: WE’LL TELL YOU ABOUT THE RESEARCH CENTRE BUILT TO HOUSE THEM AT MUN COMING UP ON “HERE & NOW.” >> Debbie: MANY IN CENTRAL LABRADOR ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THE CHURCHILL RIVER AS WATER LEVELS RISE AND FALL WITH THE SPRING MELT YESTERDAY THE TOWN CLOSED OFF THE ROAD TO THE BOARD WALK BECAUSE THE WATER HAD RISEN TO CONCERNING LEVELS THE DECISION WAS MADE TO REOPEN THE PARK AFTER THE LEVELS SUBSIDED THE FIRE CHIEF SAYS THAT THINGS ARE SAFE FOR NOW BUT THEY ARE CONTINUING TO WATCH WATER LEVELS ON THE RIVER >> WE WATCH FOR RISING WATER, THE AND THE MONITORING STATIONS IF THEY PEAK AT A HIGHER ELEVATION THAN LAST YEAR AND THAT SORT OF THING SO OUR TOWN ENGINEER IS WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT REPRESENTATIVES SO HE GETS NUMBERS FROM THEM AND THEN WE TAKE PRECAUTIONS >> Debbie: YOU THINK THAT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE RUNOFF? THEY HAD A FAIR AMOUNT OF SNOW? >> Ryan: THEY HAD A LOT OF SNOW THIS WINTER AND INTERESTING TO NOTE THOUGH

THAT THE PRECIPITATION IS BELOW AVERAGE OVER THE LAST COUPLE MONTHS, MONTH AFTER MONTH, REALLY SINCE APRIL SO, YEAH, SOME RISE AND FALL THERE AS MOTHER NATURE TRIES TO, YOU KNOW, WORK IT OUT WITH ALL OF THAT SNOW MELTING IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY ACROSS LABRADOR ESPECIALLY IT WAS SUNNY THIS IS THE SCENE IN BEAUTIFUL FORTO AND THE FORTO BAY WEBCAM IS ALWAYS ONE THAT I LIKE TO CHECK OUT AND YOU CAN SEE WHERE IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY THERE NOW A LITTLE ON THE COOL SIDE AND YOU CAN SEE SNOW ON THE HILLS THERE AROUND 6°, 7° IN THE STRAIT OF LABRADOR TODAY RECOVERING QUITE NICELY TODAY, IN THE DOUBLE DIGITS AND THE TEENS ACROSS MOST OF NEWFOUNDLAND AFTER THE SNOW THAT WE CAN ALL BLAME CAROLYN STOKES FOR BECAUSE SHE WAS IN YESTERDAY, NOT ME I MEAN, RIGHT? NOW AS WE LOOK AT THE FUTURE TRACKER WE DO HAVE SOME COOLER TEMPERATURES AS WE’RE INTO THE DOUBLE DIGITS TODAY AND BACK TO THE SINGLE DIGITS TOMORROW AND SOME WET WEATHER IS ON THE WAY PERIODS OF RAIN PRIMARILY OVERNIGHT AND INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF WEDNESDAY AND STILL PERIODS OF RAIN ARE LINGERING THROUGH THE MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON ON THE NORTHEAST COAST BUT IT’S MORE OF A DRIZZLE SETUP FOR ST. JOHN’S AND ON THE WEST COAST WE’LL SEE CLEARING INTO THE AFTERNOON THE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE IS MOVING IN AS WE ROLL INTO THE THURSDAY TIME PERIOD SO IT’S REALLY ONE DAY OF THIS WET WEATHER MAKER, BUT WITH THE NORTHERLY WINDS THE TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOL WE’LL BREAK DOWN YOUR FULL FORECAST DETAILS COMING UP ANTHONY? >> Anthony: AN APP DEVELOPER IS GETTING A BOOST FROM ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST RECOGNISED VOICES SUSAN BENNETT IS THE ORIGINAL VOICE OF SIRI, WHO YOU HAVE NO DOUBT HAVE HEARD SHE’S TEAMED UP WITH A WOMAN FROM THIS PROVINCE TO HELP PEOPLE STOP SMOKING “HERE & NOW’S” ZACH GOUDIE EXPLAINS >> Reporter: HAZEL HARRISON KNOWS FIRSTHAND HOW HARD IT IS TO QUIT SMOKING >> I TRIED EVERYTHING, THE PATCH, THE MEDICATIONS, AND NOTHING WORKED FOR ME SO ONE MORNING I WOKE UP AND I SAID, I’M VERY, VERY DETERMINED TO QUIT SO I’D HAVE ONE CIGARETTE EVERY HOUR AND THEN THE NEXT DAY EVERY 15 MINUTES AND I WEANED MYSELF DOWN >> Reporter: NOW HARRISON HAS TURNED HER QUITTING STRATEGY INTO AN APP AND IT’S CALLED “QUIT MY WAY.” >> YOU ENTER IN THE NUMBER OF CIGARETTES THAT YOU SMOKE PER DAY AND THE HOURS THAT YOU’RE AWAKE AND IT SETS UP A CUSTOMIZED ALGORITHM FOR YOU AND IT NEW ORLEANS NOTE NOTIFIES YOU WHEN IT’S TIME TO SMOKE SO LET’S SAY YOU START OFF WITH 20 CIGARETTES A DAY, AND THE FIRST DAY IS 20 TIMES AND THEN THE NEXT DAY 19, AND SO IF YOU SMOKE ABOUT 20 IT WILL TAKE ABOUT FOUR WEEKS TO GET TO ONE CIGARETTE >> Reporter: IT’S AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT PSYCHOLOGISTS CALL A COMMITMENT DEVICE, A WAY TO LOCK YOURSELF INTO A PLAN THAT YOU MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE TROUBLE STICKING TO BUT COMMITMENT DEVICES ONLY WORK IF PEOPLE COMMIT TO THEM SO HARRISON ENLISTED HELP FROM A CELEBRITY >> HOW CAN I HELP YOU? >> Reporter: SIRI IS APPLE’S VIRTUAL ASSISTANT IF YOU HAVE EVER USED AN IPHONE YOU PROBABLY HAD A CONVERSATION WITH HER BUT MANY PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE THAT SIRI’S VOICE COMES FROM A REAL PERSON >> HELLO, I’M SUSAN BENNETT, SINGER, VOICE ACTOR AND THE ORIGINAL VOICE OF SIRI >> IT’S NOT THAT I DON’T TRUST YOU BUT CAN YOU GIVE US A TASTE OF SIRI >> IN A QUARTER OF A MILE MAKE A LEFT TURN [laughter] AND YOU’RE GONE, RIGHT, YOU’RE TURNING LEFT >> Reporter: AND BENNETT AS SIRI PROVIDES THE NAVIGATION FOR THE QUIT MY WAYTURRER TOIAL >> AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE IS THE EXACT DATE THAT YOU’LL BE DOWN TO ONE CIGARETTE PER DAY >> Reporter: FOR BENNETT IT WAS PERSONAL SHE TOO IS A FORMER SMOKER >> SO I WAS VERY HAPPY TO BE PART OF SOMETHING THAT WAS GOING TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I’M HOPING TO DO MORE OF AS THE ORIGINAL VOICE OF SIRI AND THAT IS TO BE ABLE TO, YOU KNOW, TO APPEAL TO PEOPLE FOR HELP >> Reporter: PEOPLE TRUST IN WHAT IS FAMILIAR AND TRUST IS IMPORTANT WHEN IT COMES TO THINGS THAT WE DON’T WANT TO

HEAR, LIKE SOMEONE TELLING YOU >> Reporter: SIRI, IS IT TIME FOR ME TO GO HAVE A CIGARETTE? >> I WOULD HAVE TO SAY, ZACH, YOU NEED TO JUST FORGET ABOUT CIGARETTES ENTIRELY >> Reporter: AS ALWAYS, SIRI GIVES GOOD ADVICE ZACH GOUDIE, CBC NEWS, ST. JOHN’S >> Debbie: WELL, IF A PROVINCIAL ELECTION WERE HELD TODAY THE P.C.s WOULD COME OUT ON TOP, ACCORDING TO A NEW POLL RELEASED BY CORPORATE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES AND THE P.C. HAS MORE SUPPORT AND IT COMES FROM DECLINING SUPPORT FOR THE GOVERNING LIBERAL PARTY OVER THE LAST SIX MONTHS AND THREE IN 10 RESIDENTS ARE UNDECIDED OF THE VOTERS, 42% SUPPORT P.C.s AND 36% SUPPORT THE LIBERALS AND 22% BACK THE N.D.P >> WHEN THE POLL WAS CONDUCTED AFTER THE B.C. LEADERSHIP WHICH IS TYPICALLY ALWAYS GETTING A BUMP IN THE POLL COMING UP FOR REVIEW, THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE SEEN WITH THE P.C. PARTY AND ADDED TO THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING TIMES THAT WE HAVE SEEN AS A LIBERAL PARTY AS WE HAVE DEALT WITH ISSUES THAT ARE PRIMARILY BEEN INTERNALIZED IN THE PAST BUT WE HAVE MADE A DECISION THAT IT’S CERTAINLY DISCUSSIONS THAT WE NEED TO HAVE TO BE ABLE TO BE MORE TRANSPARENT >> Debbie: ON THE HEELS OF THE POLL AND AHEAD OF THE LEADERSHIP REVIEW OF THE LIBERAL LEADER IN TWO WEEKS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE LIBERAL PARTY SENT AN EMAIL TO THE MEMBERS TODAY JOHN ALLEN WROTE THAT THE PARTY WILL BE STRONGER THAN EVER IN 2019 AND THAT PEOPLE WILL SEE THE RESILIENCE OF THIS PARTY UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF DWIGHT BALL BALL’S POPULARITY HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY DROPPING WHAT IS DRIVING THE DROP IN POPULARITY? WE’LL PUT THOSE QUESTIONS TO THE C.R.A. POLLSTER IN ABOUT HALF AN HOUR ON “HERE & NOW.” >> Anthony: A LAWYER AT THE PUBLIC UTILITY BOARD AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE REVIEW IS RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF THE HEARINGS JEROME KENNEDY IS WITH A GROUP OF LAWYERS ARGUING AGAINST PROPOSED CAP OF MINOR INJURY CLAIMS IN THIS PROVINCE HE SAYS THAT HE WAS SURPRISED TO HEAR THAT P.U.B. CHAIR DARLENE WHALEN SAY THAT THE BOARD WILL NOT MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT REGARDING A CLAIMS CAP >> WHAT THEY’RE DOING HERE IS NOW AN INVESTIGATIVE REVIEW AND WITH THE REVIEW, OF COURSE, ALL OF THE TIME AND EFFORT THAT IS GOING TO BE SPENT ON THIS AND THEN THE LOGICAL NEXT STEP IS THAT THEY WOULD MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO WHICH WAY TO PROCEED SO I’D HAVE TO SAY THAT I’M CONFUSED AS TO THE COMMENT OF THE CHAIR TODAY BUT THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE WILL EXPLORE AS WE MOVE THROUGH THIS AND HOPEFULLY BE ABLE TO RESOLVE EXACTLY WHAT IT IS THAT WE’RE DOING HERE (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) >> Reporter: IT BEGAN AS A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY AND NOW A SON’S QUEST TO HAVE HIS FATHER’S WARTIME SERVICE OFFICIALLY RECOGNISED IS LAID TO REST HERE IN ST. LAWRENCE (♪ >> Debbie: A ST. JOHN’S EYE

DOCTOR IS WARNING THAT THINGS COULD GET WORSE FOR THOSE NEEDING CATARACT SURGERY DR. JACKMAN SAYS THAT WAIT TIMES WILL INCREASE DRAMATICALLY IF THEY BAN PRIVATE CLINICS FROM PROVIDING CATARACT SURGERY JACKMAN SAYS THAT PRIVATE CLINICS LIKE THE ONE THAT HE OPERATES SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO PERFORM THE SURGERIES AND BILL THE COST HE SAYS THAT SOME PATIENTS ARE WAITING AS LONG AS TWO YEARS TO HAVE SURGERIES AND OTHERS ARE FLYING OUT OF PROVINCE TO HAVE THE PROCEDURE >> WE HAVE A FULLY FUNCTIONING STATE-OF-THE-ART OPERATING ROOM TO DO CATARACT AND EYE SURGERIES THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO PROHIBIT THE PEOPLE OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR FROM ACCESSING THIS TYPE OF FACILITY WE COULD PROVIDE PUBLICLY FUNDED IT OUTSIDE OF THE HOSPITAL TOMORROW AS IS DONE IN OTHER PROVINCES WHICH WOULD HELP TO ELIMINATE THE WAIT TIMES >> Debbie: AND THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SPENT THE DAY TOURING CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND AND MAKING THE ANNOUNCEMENTS TODAY WHILE THE NEW CENTRES WILL FOCUS ON CARE FOR AN AGING POPULATION, GOVERNMENT SAYS THAT IT WILL ALSO FREE UP EMERGENCY WAITING ROOMS >> THE PROBLEMS WITH THE ACUTE SECTOR, THE FIX FOR THOSE, WILL COME BY LOOKING INTO LONG-TERM CARE BECAUSE A LOT OF THE PROBLEMS IN THE ACUTE SECTOR WITH WAIT TIMES ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE THERE BECAUSE THEY CAN’T GET IN TO PLACES WHERE THEY CAN GET THE CARE THEY NEED PLACES LIKE BOTWOOD >> Anthony: THE HAHS FAMILY IN ST. LAWRENCE MARKED AN EMOTIONAL ANNIVERSARY ON FRIDAY ON THAT DAY 100 YEARS AGO, JOSEPH HAHS, A SHY ILLITERATE BOY, ENLISTED IN THE ROYAL NEWFOUNDLAND REGIMENT IT WOULD SHAPE HIS LIFE AND LATER BRING TREMENDOUS HEARTACHE TO HIS 13 CHILDREN WE WERE FIRST INTRODUCED TO ONE OF HIS SONS, DONALD HAHS, IN THE FALL HE TOLD US ABOUT HIS LIFE LONG BATTLE TO HAVE HIS FATHER’S SERVICE RECOGNISED DESPITE HIS SERVICE THE NAME JOSEPH HAWSE WAS NOT IN THE WAR RECORDS AND IT WAS BECAUSE OF SPELLING MISTAKES THAT HAD BIG CONSEQUENCES BESIDE NOT BEING ABLE TO READ AND WRITE JOSEPH HAWSE HAD A RELATIVELY THICK BAY ACCENT SO WHEN HE TOLD OFFICIALS HIS NAME THEY RECORDED IT INCORRECTLY HAWSE, BECAUSE HALLS HIS HOMETOWN OF RECORDED AS LEWIS COVE AND HE LIED ABOUT HIS AGE SO HIS DATE OF BIRTH WAS ALSO INCORRECT DESPITE SERVING FOR MORE THAN A YEAR OVERSEAS THE NAME JOSEPH HAWSE OF LEWINS COVE DID NOT EXIST AND ACCESS TO THE PROOF WAS OFFLIMIT BECAUSE OF PRIVACY LAWS WHEN IT CHANGED LARRY DOHY AT THE ROOMS HELPED DON HAWSE TO MAKE IT RIGHT AND FOR DONALD HAWSE THERE WAS ONE THING LEFT TO DO “HERE & NOW’S” CAROLYN STOKES HAS MORE >> Reporter: A SON’S LIFE-LONG QUEST TO HAVE HIS FATHER’S SERVICE WITH THE ROYAL NEWFOUNDLAND REGIMENT OFFICIALLY RECOGNISED IS FINALLY GETTING SOME CLOSURE HERE AT A CEREMONY IN ST. LAWRENCE GENERATIONS OF HAWSE FAMILY

MEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY TRAVELLED TO THIS LITTLE TOWN ON THE BURIN PENINSULA FOR ONE REASON >> TO PROVIDE JOSEPH HAWSE IN DEATH WHAT HE COULD NOT HAVE IN LIFE, THAT WHICH IS BESTOWED ON ALL WORLD WAR I VETERANS, HONOUR >> Reporter: DONALD HAS FOUGHT FOR HIS FATHER’S HONOUR SINCE HE WAS 11 YEARS OLD HE WROTE LETTER AFTER LETTER TRYING TO GET RECORDS AND INFORMATION HE EACH BE WROTE TO THE QUEEN FOR HELP AND RECEIVED A RESPONSE BUT IT WAS NEVER ENOUGH TO PROVE THAT JOSEPH HAASE EXISTED >> LETTER AFTER LETTER CAME BACK REJECTED WE COULD NOT PROVE THAT THE FILE BELONGED TO JOSEPH HAASE AND WE WERE DENIED ALL ACCESS BECAUSE ALLOWING US ACCESS COULD HAVE POTENTIALLY VIOLATED THE RIGHTS OF JOSEPH HAASE OR THE PRIVACY RIGHTS OF JOSEPH HALLS, AND NOW IN JOSEPH’S FILE THERE WERE SEVERAL MISSPELLINGS OF HIS NAME IN THE FILE AS A CHILD I WOULD WITNESS MY FATHER JOSEPH RESTING HIS HEAD ON HIS HANDS AND STARING INTO SPACE WHAT WAS HE SEEING? WE WERE TOO YOUNG TO UNDERSTAND WE WENT DAYS WITHOUT FOOD WE WERE STARVING PTSD HAD REARED ITS UGLY HEAD THE FAMILY LIVES IN ABJECT POVERTY, WITH NO MEANS OF ESCAPE UNEDUCATED, UNTRAINED, AND UNWANTED JOSEPH HAWSE DID NOT EXIST NOBODY — NOBODY SURVIVED WAR UNSCATHED NOBODY >> Reporter: JOSEPH HAWSE MAY NOT HAVE RECEIVED RECOGNITION IN LIFE BUT HIS SON HOPES THAT CHANGING THE GRAVE STONE WILL HELP HIM TO REST IN PEACE >> WE HAVE ADDED THE CARIBOU, THE EMBLEM OF THE REGIMENT AND THIS REGIMENTAL NUMBER AND THIS ONE WAS PROVIDED BY THE LAST POST FUND AND IT IDENTIFIES HIM AS A PRIVATE IN THE ROYAL NEWFOUNDLAND REGIMENT WITH THE WORDS “LEST WE FORGET” AND “WE WILL NEVER FORGET.” >> Reporter: ONE FINAL ACT TO HONOUR HIS FATHER AND FINALLY BRING CLOSURE TO HIMSELF >> SO THAT ANY AND ALL WHO VISIT HERE WILL KNOW THAT HEREIN RESTS A FALLEN SOLDIER >> Reporter: CAROLYN STOKES, CBC NEWS, ST. LAWRENCE >> Anthony: GOOD STORY >>> MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY IS BUILDING A $36 MILLION FACILITY ON ITS ST. JOHN’S CAMPUS NEAR THE HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE AND THE NEW ANIMAL RESOURCE CENTRE WILL BE USED FOR TEACHING AND RESEARCH AND IS GOING TO HOUSE SOME RATHER SURPRISING CREATURES MARK QUINN HAS MORE >> Reporter: MUN’S DIRECTOR OF ANIMAL CARE SERVICES SAYS THAT THE UNIVERSITY IS VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE AN EXOTIC SWINE HERD >> THEY’RE YUCATAN MINI-PIGS AND THEY’RE VERY, VERY USEFUL FOR HUMAN DISEASE MODELING >> Reporter: USEFUL FOR RESEARCH BECAUSE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT PEOPLE ARE A LOT LIKE PIGS >> SO THE SWINE HEART, FOR EXAMPLE, CLOSELY MIRRORS THAT OF THE HUMAN HEART AND ALSO THE WHOLE DIGESTIVE TRACK AND THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM >> Reporter: THIS NEW FACILITY WILL BE HOME TO SOME OF THESE ANIMALS GROUNDHOGS, COMMON AS WOOD CHUCKS >> WOODCHUCKS ARE A VERY GOOD MODEL OF FOR THE HEPATITIS VIRUS SO THE PROGRESSION OF THE DISEASE IN WOODCHUCKS MIRRORS THAT IN HUMANS >> Reporter: THE CURRENT ANIMAL RESEARCH BUILDING IS ALMOST FIVE DECADES OLDO THE SOY ARE CREATING THIS NEW BUILDING >> MEMORIAL DOES HOLD A CERTIFICATE OF GOOD ANIMAL PRACTICE, WHICH IS THE SEAL OF APPROVAL FROM THE CTAC BUT THEY HAVE IDENTIFIED THAT OUR FACILITIES ARE BEYOND — NO LONGER MEET THE STANDARDS SO THAT WAS THE NEED FOR THIS NEW BUILDING >> Reporter: THE CONSTRUCTION IS SCHEDULED TO BE DONE BY LATE 2019 AND THE NEW CENTRE IS EXPECTED TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL BY 2020 MARK QUINN, CBC NEWS,

ST. JOHN’S (♪♪♪) >> WE’RE GETTING A LOT OF THE YOUNGER PEOPLE AND SOME ARE OLDER PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER AVAILED OF FOOD BANKS BEFORE >> Debbie: DEMAND IS GROWING OF TWO FOOD BANKS IN MOUNT PEARL AND THEY’RE FEARING THAT THE DEMAND WILL CONTINUE TO GROW >> Ryan: WELCOME BACK TO “HERE & NOW.” EVERYONE A QUICK LOOK AT YOUR WEATHER FORECAST IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR, A COUPLE STEPS FORWARD AND A COUPLE STEPS BACK AND WE’LL TAKE A STEP BACKWARDS FOR TOMORROW AND WE TALKED ABOUT THE DOUBLE DIGITS AND THE TEENS BUT THE WINDS ARE SHIFTING THOSE SOUTHERLY WINDS FOR ST. JOHN’S AND THE ST. LAWRENCE AND THE BONAVISTA ARE GOING TO BE BACK NORTHERLY AGAIN TOMORROW THAT MEANS A COOLDOWN HERE’S THE SYSTEM THAT IS MOVING IN AS WE SPEAK AND IT’S BEEN TRACKING IN THROUGH THE DAY AND IT’S BEEN A SOGGY DAY ACROSS THE MARITIMES AND THAT IS A PREVIEW OF WHAT IS TO COME FOR US IT’S OVER THE SOUTHERN AVALON NOW AND INTO THE ST. JOHN’S METRO REGION OVER THE NEXT COUPLE HOURS AND THE RAIN THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF TOMORROW THE YELLOWS AND OVER THE HEAVIER PERIODS OF RAIN WHICH FOR THE MOST PART WILL BE DONE BY 6:00 a.m. TOMORROW AND WOULD HAVE MOVED TO THE NORTHEAST STILL THOUGH SOME LINGERING SHOWERS AT TIMES STEADY FOR THE DRIVE TO WORK TOMORROW HERE’S 6:00 a.m BASICALLY THE EASTERN HALF OF THE ISLAND, GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR TO PORT AUX BASQUE INCLUDED, WILL BE LOOKING AT A CHANCE FOR SEEING SHOWERS TOMORROW MORNING DRY FROM CORNER BROOK THROUGH

THE STRAITS AND ST. ANTHONY AND WE’LL BE LOOKING AT SNOW ON THE WAY FOR NAIN AND MAKKOVIK AND HOPEDALE A COUPLE CENTIMETRES AS THE SYSTEM SPINS OUT INTO THE LABRADOR SEA AND WRAPS MOISTURE IN FOR YOU FOLKS AS WE ROLL INTO THE AFTERNOON, RAIN WILL LINGER LONGER FOR NORTHEAST COAST CLOSER TO THE LOW ACROSS THE AVALON AND LIKELY JUST DRIZZLE BUT FAR FROM A PLEASANT DAY WINDS RIGHT OFF THE WATER AND THAT WILL MEAN DRIZZLE WILL LINGER FOG PATCHES, AND IT WILL BE LIKELY AROUND 4°, 5°, IF YOU’RE INLAND AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT 6°, 7°, 8°, AND 8° ON THE SOUTH COAST TOMORROW AND, AGAIN, CLEARING IS EARLIER SO THE SOUTHWEST COAST AND THE WEST COAST OF THE ISLAND IS A SLIGHT RISK OF A SHOWER EARLY, EARLY ON BUT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT GENERALLY LOOKING AT SOME SUNSHINE INTO THE AFTERNOON AND IMPROVING CONDITIONS AS WE REBOUND INTO THE DOUBLE DIGIT RANGE PRETTY QUIET THROUGH SOUTHEASTERN LABRADOR BUT THE SNOW FROM NAIN TO MAKKOVIK AND THE NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BE COOL FOR CERTAIN NOW AS WE TAKE A LOOK INTO THE LONG RANGE WE’RE WATCHING THAT SYSTEM DEPART THURSDAY AND NOT LOOKING LIKE A BAD DAY, ALTHOUGH WE ARE WATCHING A SYSTEM OFF TO THE SOUTHEAST WHICH WILL AT LEAST THROW A BIT OF CLOUD COVER INTO THE MIX NOT RULING OUT A COUPLE SPITS OF SHOWERS HERE AND THERE ACROSS THE AVALON BUT PRIMARILY IT’S GOING TO BE A DRY DAY AT LEAST AT THIS POINT 12° TO 14° FOR CENTRAL TO WESTERN LABRADOR AND INTO SHOWERS INTO WESTERN LABRADOR THAT WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK IN FOR FRIDAY INTO HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND APPROACHING BUT I DON’T THINK THAT IT’S QUITE MAKING IT UNTIL FRIDAY EVENING FOR PORT AUX BASQUE AND CORNER BROOK YOU CAN SEE IT REBOUNDING ACROSS CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND AND THE EAST FOR FRIDAY YOUR WEEKEND DETAILS ARE STILL AHEAD DEBBIE? >> Debbie: MOUNT PEARL’S TWO FOOD BANKS ARE BUSIER THAN EVER 90 NEW FAMILIES HAVE SIGNED UP IN RECENT MONTHS AS YOU WILL HEAR FROM THE VOLUNTEERS THAT NEED DOESN’T SEEM TO BE SLOWING DOWN >> AND THE CONCEPT OF A FOOD HAMPER IS FOUR OR FIVE OR SIX DAYS’ FOOD, BREAD AND BUTTER AND SUGAR AND TEA BAGS AND FRENCH FRIES AND FLAMES OF HAM AND PASTA AND THAT KIND OF PRODUCT >> WE’VE HAD AT LEAST A 30% RISE IN FAMILY COMING TO RECEIVE FOOD AND THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME WE ARE OPEN HERE AT THIS FOOD BANK FROM 7:00 TO 7:30 MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AND OPEN IN THE DAYTIME BUT LIKE I SAY WE HAVE NOTICED A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING HOME FROM AWAY FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME AND THEY CAN COME AND AVAIL OF THE FOOD BANK SENIORS ESPECIALLY, I MEAN, IT’S THE SAME THE WAY WHEN THEY COME IN HERE AND WE SPEAK TO THEM, A LOT OF THEM THAT COME IN WE SPEAK TO ON A PERSONAL BASIS AND WHATNOT >> WE HAVE AVERAGED 120 PER MONTH AND COMPARED TO LAST YEAR I THINK WE SERVED SOMETHING LIKE 75 MORE FAMILIES IN THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS OF THE YEAR EVERY DAY WE’RE PRETTY WELL GETTING A NEW PERSON AND SOME ARE YOUNGER PEOPLE AND OLDER PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD NEVER AVAILED MOST PEOPLE USED AS A PROOF OF DREALSZ THAT WE REQUIRE, SOME OF THEM USE THEIR LIGHT BILL AS THEIR PROOF OF ADDRESS I HAVE NOTICED THERE’S A SUBSTANTIAL OUTSTANDING BALANCE ON SOME OF THESE BILLS AND THEY HAVEN’T YET FELT THE INCREASE OF THE LIGHT BILLS SO THAT WILL BE ANOTHER HIT ANOTHER HIT FOR US AT THE FOOD BANKS AND, UNFORTUNATELY, WE ONLY HAVE SO MUCH MONEY AND THE PEOPLE SUPPORTING US WILL HAVE AN INCREASE TOO SO THEY MIGHT HAVE TO CURTAIL THEIR DONATIONS BY $5 OR $10 A MONTH AND WHAT DO YOU DO THEN? >> WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT ESPECIALLY WITH ME AND BOB, LIKE I SAY WE SPLIT MOUNT PEARL IN HAMP BOB DOES ONE HALF OF MOUNT PEARL AND WE DO THE OTHER MOUNT PEARL, IT’S STILL A SMALL COMMUNITY >> Debbie: THOSE VOLUNTEERS SAY THAT THEIR BIGGEST DONATIONS COME AT CHRISTMASTIME AND IN PARTICULAR FROM THE LOCAL HOCKEY ASSOCIATION >> Anthony: AND THEY’RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR DONATIONS, ESPECIALLY MONEY, SO THEY CAN BUY A WIDE VARIETY OF ITEMS (♪♪♪) >> WE’RE NOT GOING TO BACK DOWN FROM THE CHALLENGES THAT WE HAD TO FACE AS A PROVINCE AND AS THE LIBERAL PARTY AND OUR TEAM >> Debbie: PREMIER DWIGHT BALL IS RESPONDING TO THE LATEST POLL RESULTS >> Anthony: IT SHOWS HIS PARTY AND HIS OWN SUPPORT IS DROPPING THE P.C.s ARE NOW THE PARTY WITH THE MOST SUPPORT IN THIS PROVINCE WE’LL TALK TO A (♪♪♪)

>> Debbie: THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES ARE THE MOST PREFERRED POLITICAL PARTY IN THIS PROVINCE AMONG DECIDED VOTERS, EDGING OUT THE GOVERNING LIBERALS THAT’S ACCORDING TO A C.R.A POLL RELEASED TODAY ABACUS DATA RECENTLY RELEASED THEIR POLL WHICH ALSO SHOWS A SIMILAR LEAD TO BREAK IT DOWN WE ARE JOINED BY DON MILLS OF CORPORATE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US, DON WELL, LET’S START WITH THE PARTIES WHEN IT COMES TO THE PARTIES, HOW ARE DECIDED VOTERS FEELING? >> WELL, THERE’S BEEN A FLIP IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS AND THEY HAVE EXCHANGED PLACES WITH RESULT BEING THAT THE P.C.s NOW HAVE THE MOST VOTER SUPPORT IN THE PROVINCE THIS IS ACTUALLY THE FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN A YEAR THAT THE P.C.s HAVE LED THE LIBERALS SO THERE’S OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING THAT’S CHANGED IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS >> Debbie: ARE YOU SEEING A TREND WITH THIS DECLINE IN THE LIBERAL SUPPORT? >> WELL, THEY HAD PEAKED ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO IN TERMS OF SUPPORT WHEN THEY LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE STARTING TO REGAIN SOME SUPPORT AFTER THEIR HARSH BUDGET OF A COUPLE YEARS AGO AS YOU RECALL, BUT, OBVIOUSLY, THERE’S BEEN A COUPLE THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED OVER THE LAST THREE MONTHS THAT HAVE CHANGED THEIR FORTUNES NOW, OBVIOUSLY, ONE OF THEM HAS TO DO WITH THE HARASSMENT SCANDAL THAT AFFECTED THEIR GOVERNMENT, IT LED TO THE OUSTER OF A COUPLE OF MINISTERS AND I THINK THAT ALSO THE ELECTION OF CHES CROSBIE AS THE NEW P.C. LEADER HAS SORT OF HELPED THE P.C.s’ STANDING IN THIS LATEST POLL >> Debbie: NOW THE PREMIER ACKNOWLEDGED AS MUCH TODAY THAT THESE TWO THINGS HAVE HURT THE PARTY IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE FUELLING THE DECLINE DO YOU THINK? >> WELL, THE GOVERNMENT HAS SPENT THE BETTER PART OF THE LAST TWO YEARS WITH THE MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION DISSATISFIED WITH ITS PERFORMANCE I THINK THAT THE ACCUMULATED IMPACT OF THAT DISSATISFACTION MAY BE STARTING TO TAKE A GREATER HOLD I THINK THAT IT’S PROBABLY AN INDICATION THAT PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO LOOK AT ALTERNATIVES NOW GIVEN, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE TROUBLES THAT THE PROVINCE HAS FACED OVER THE LAST COUPLE YEARS ESPECIALLY THE FISCAL PROBLEMS IN THE PROVINCE SO PROBABLY NOT TOO SURPRISING THAT THEIR SUPPORT IS A LITTLE WEAKENED GIVEN THE LONG PERIOD OF DISSATISFACTION WITH THE PERFORMANCE BY THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE IN THE PROVINCE >> Debbie: DON, HOW ARE THE DECIDED VOTERS RANKING THE PARTY LEADERS? >> WELL, ON THAT SCORE THE BENEFIT DOES GO TOWARDS THE NEW P.C. LEADER AND, OF COURSE, HE IS BRAND NEW AND NOT MANY PEOPLE WOULD KNOW HIM THAT WELL I WOULDN’T THINK AND SO HE IS PREFERRED NOW OVER PREMIER BALL AS THE BEST INDIVIDUAL TO BE PREMIER OF THE PROVINCE

SO AT LEAST IN THE SHORT TERM THE ADVANTAGE GOES TO THE P.C.s >> Debbie: NOW PREMIER BALL HAS A LEADERSHIP REVIEW COMING UP SHORTLY SHOULD THAT CONCERN HIM? >> HARD TO KNOW YOU KNOW, THERE’S BEEN SOME TURMOIL AS YOU KNOW STARTING WITH CATHY BENNETT IN THEIR CABINET AND THE OUSTER OF TWO MINISTERS CERTAINLY HADN’T MADE IT EASY FOR THE PREMIER I GUESS THAT WE’LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE >> Debbie: I ALSO NOTICED IN YOUR POLL, DON, THAT 29% OF VOTERS SAY THEY ARE UNDECIDED AND IT’S UP SLIGHTLY FROM THE LAST POLL THREE MONTHS AGO HOW DO YOU INTERPRET THAT? >> IT’S PRETTY STANDARD FOR A PERIOD OF IN BETWEEN THE ELECTIONS USUALLY THAT NUMBER GOES DOWN THE CLOSER THAT AN ELECTION COMES AND WE’RE QUITE SOME TIME AWAY FROM THE NEXT ELECTION SO IT’S VERY NORMAL TO HAVE THAT LEVEL OF UNDECIDED YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE CLEARLY NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE GOVERNMENT LEVEL AT THE MOMENT >> Debbie: JUST FINALLY YOU HAVE SAID THAT THE GENERAL ELECTION IS LESS THAN A YEAR AND A HALF AWAY WHICH DOESN’T SEEM LIKE A LOT OF TIME BUT I GUESS THAT SOMETIMES A WEEK IS A LONG TIME IN POLITICS >> WELL, IT SURE IS, AND THAT YEAR AND A HALF IS GOING TO GO BY VERY QUICKLY THERE’S STILL PLENTY OF CHALLENGES IN THE PROVINCE YOU KNOW, IT’S GOING TO BE VERY INTERESTING AND I WOULDN’T DISCOUNT THE N.D.P. WHO HAVE A PRETTY STRONG FOLLOWING IN THE PROVINCE AS WELL SO IT’S REALLY A THREE-PARTY COMPETITION IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR AND THAT’S WHAT MAKES IT MORE INTERESTING WHEN THERE’S THREE PARTIES THAT ARE COMPETING FOR GOVERNMENT >> Debbie: DON MILLS, WE’LL LEAVE IT THERE AND TALK AGAIN THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> MY PLEASURE, DEBBIE HAVE A GREAT DAY >> Anthony: THE TOUR BUS CRASH IN EASTERN ONTARIO YESTERDAY CLAIMED THE LIFE OF ONE OF THE PASSENGERS THE PASSENGER WAS A 50-YEAR-OLD CHINESE MAN THERE WERE 37 PEOPLE ON THE BUS WHEN THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AND THAT INCLUDED THE AMERICAN DRIVER AND TOUR GUIDE ALONG WITH A GROUP OF CHINESE TOURISTS THE BUS CRASHED ON HIGHWAY 401 AND HIT A ROCK WALL FIVE PASSENGERS ARE STILL IN HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION >>> AN INQUIRY HAS BEGUN IN ONTARIO TO EXAMINE THE CASE OF LONG-TERM CARE NURSE ELIZABETH WETTLAUFER SHE CONFESSED TO KILLING EIGHT PATIENTS >> NO SUGGESTION THAT THESE OFFENSES WILL BE REPEATED IN ONTARIO BUT THERE’S ALSO NO GUARANTEE THEY WILL NOT WHAT IS MOST TROUBLING IS IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE CONFESSIONS OF WETTLAUFER NO ONE WOULD HAVE SUSPECTED ANY FOUL PLAY AT ALL >> Anthony: WETTLAUFER IS NOW SERVING EIGHT LIFE SENTENCES THE JUDGE HEADING THE INQUIRY SAID IT WILL FOCUS ON REESTABLISHING TRUST IN A SYSTEM (♪♪♪)

>> Debbie: LET’S SEE OUR “YOUNG ATHLETE OF THE DAY.” THIS IS JOEY WINDSOR, 7 YEARS OLD FROM CBS JOE SEINVOLVED IN HOCKEY AND HAS BEEN PLAYING FOR FOUR YEARS >> Anthony: COOL HAIRCUT TOO HE’S PLAYING IN HIS FIRST YEAR OF NOVICE WITH THE RENEGADES HE LOVES THE SPORT AND HE’S ALWAYS TRYING TO IMPROVE >> Ryan: WAY TO GO, JOEY CONGRATS ON BEING TODAY’S “YOUNG ATHLETE OF THE DAY.” (♪♪♪) >> Debbie: SO WE’LL LOOK LONG RANGE NOW >> Ryan: THAT’S RIGHT IT CAN’T GET ANY WORSE >> Debbie: OH, YES IT CAN >> Ryan: YEAH, THAT’S TRUE NEVER SAY THAT IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR I SHOULD KNOW THIS AFTER 10 YEARS HAVE A LOOK AT THE CURRENT TEMPERATURES IT WAS COOL ACROSS THE MARITIMES AND NOTE THOSE WINDS FROM THE NORTHEAST AND YOU CAN SEE WHERE IT WAS JUST 7° RIGHT NOW IN HALIFAX, 7°, AND 4° IN SYDNEY AND THAT IS THE NORTH COOL WIND WRAPPING IN AROUND THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS SYSTEM WITH THE SHOWERS ON THE GO AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THAT RAIN, THAT SAME SYSTEM MOVING IN AS WE SPEAK WITH RAIN ON THE GO PRIMARILY THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS TONIGHT AND INTO THE MORNING HOURS TOMORROW IT TAPERS OFF TO MORE DRIZZLE AND SHOWER ACTIVITY AND EVEN INTO THE AFTERNOON, STILL CERTAINLY SOME LINGERING SHOWERS BUT IT’S PRIMARILY THE NORTHEAST COAST THAT WILL SEE THAT BASED ON THE CURRENT TRACK OF THAT SYSTEM AND IT MOVES OFF TO THE NORTH THURSDAY, CERTAINLY SOME IMPROVEMENTS ACROSS A GOOD PORTION OF THE ISLAND THE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE IN CONTROL A WEAK SYSTEM IS PASSING TO THE SOUTH MAY THROW SHOWERS INTO THE MIX FOR THE AVALON THEN WE’RE WATCHING THIS SYSTEM WHICH IS OUR WEEKEND WEATHER MAKER UNFORTUNATELY, YOU WANT YOUR WEEKEND WEATHER MAKER TO BE AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE THIS IS THE LOW TRACKING IN, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MAYBE THIS MODEL IS A BIT EARLY BUT, CERTAINLY, THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME OF THOSE SHOWERS THAT ARE IN THE MIX BY 3:00, 4:00 p.m DEFINITELY BY EVENING AND THEN BY THE TIME WE GET TO FRIDAY NIGHT, SATURDAY MORNING, EVERYBODY IN THE MIX NOT RULING OUT SOME WET SNOW AGAIN IN THE MIX FOR HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY AND PARTS OF LABRADOR WITH THIS SYSTEM INTO SUNDAY MORNING WE MOVE OFF INTO THE SUNDAY EVENING TIME PERIOD AND THAT SYSTEM WILL CLEAR ALLOWING FOR AT LEAST THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME SUNDAY AFTERNOON SUNSHINE WHICH IS CERTAINLY THE BRIGHTEST LOOKING POINT OF THE WEEKEND ACROSS NEWFOUNDLAND THE CHANCE OF SHOWERS ARE MOVING IN BACK AGAIN FOR LATER MONDAY AND INTO THE SOUTHEAST PRIMARILY BUT NOT RULING IT OUT FOR CENTRAL OR FOR WESTERN PARTS OF NEWFOUNDLAND EITHER AND SO CERTAINLY AN ACTIVE SEVEN DAYS, IS THE BEST WAY TO PUT THIS AND THE TEMPERATURES, YEAH, RIDING THE NORMAL MARK FOR THE THURSDAY/FRIDAY TIME PERIOD BUT TAPERING OFF, COOLER THAN AVERAGE INTO THE EARLY STAGES OF NEXT WEEK AND INTO LABRADOR, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE TEMPERATURES, NOT TOO BAD ON THURSDAY/FRIDAY BUT A COOLER TREND INTO THE EARLY STAGES OF NEXT WEEK FOR YOU FOLKS AS WELL THAT’S YOUR FORECAST TO NOW AND THE “VIEWER PICTURE” IS STILL TO COME >> WHOA, WHOA! WE GOT LANE NUMBER TWO SO YOU HAVE CHECKED LANE NUMBER TWO AND SO LET’S LOOK FOR LANE NUMBER TWO, ANYTHING COMING TO THE LEFT? ANYTHING TO THE RIGHT? ANYTHING TO THE LEFT? LET’S TRY LANE THREE LANE THREE IS RIGHT HERE >> Anthony: THIS AFTERNOON THE R.N.C. ROLLED OUT A CROSSWALK ON TORBAY ROAD >> Debbie: IT WAS ALL ABOUT SHOWING THE RIGHT WAY AND THE WRONG WAY TO CROSS THE STREET IT SEEMS LIKE A SIMPLE THING TO DO, ANTHONY, BUT, YOU KNOW, WITH OUR BAD WEATHER — >> Anthony: IS AND CERTAIN DRIVERS >> Debbie: YES — IT’S GOOD TO THINK ABOUT IT >> Anthony: ABSOLUTELY >> Debbie: SO PRIDE WEEK FESTIVITIES IN SPRINGDALE ARE UNDERWAY AFTER LAST NIGHT’S FLAG RAISING AT THE TOWN HALL >> ON BEHALF OF THE G.S.A. AND THE CITIZENS OF SPRINGDALE AND WE RAISE THE FLAG ON BEHALF OF PRIDE WEEK THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ATTENDING >> Anthony: AND THIS WAS THE SCENE LAST NIGHT AS THE MAYOR AND THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RAISED THE FLAG >> Debbie: THE TOWN HAS BEEN IN THE CENTRE OF A CONTROVERSY WHEN THE COUNCIL REJECTED A PROPOSAL TO PAINT A RAINBOW CROSSWALK DESPITE THE CRITICISM, THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THE COUNCIL WORKED TOGETHER TO COME UP WITH PLANS FOR PRIDE WEEK >> Anthony: THE STUDENTS WITH THE GENDER SEXUALITY ALLIANCE SAY THAT THE WHOLE PROCESS WAS WORTH IT >> I WOULDN’T HAVE CHANGED ANYTHING IT WAS REALLY AMAZING HOW WE GOT TO HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK UP AND TO SPEAK IN FRONT OF THE TOWN COUNCIL >> WELL, WHEN YOU BELIEVE IN SOMETHING AND YOU KNOW THAT IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU, IT’S IMPORTANT TO FIGHT FOR IT >> Anthony: WELL, NOW THERE’S

CONTROVERSY AND CONFUSION OVER THOSE RAINBOW CROSSWALKS IN NEW BRUNSWICK THE CITY OF MONCTON PLANS TO PAINT OVER ITS RAINBOW CROSSWALKS THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS THEY AREN’T UP TO REGULATION AND A COMMITTEE RULED ON WHETHER OR NOT THEY’RE SAFE AND ADDING TO THE CONFUSION, NEW BRUNSWICK’S PREMIER TOOK TO TWITTER TO SAY THAT HE’S ENCOURAGING MORE TOWNS TO INSTALL THEM TO SUPPORT THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY >> Ryan: ALL RIGHT SO TONIGHT’S “VIEWER PICTURE” ISN’T, NAME THAT LOCATION IT’S “NAME THAT CLOUD.” >> Debbie: IT’S A RAINBOW INTERRUPTED BY A LOT OF CLOUD >> Ryan: BASICALLY A RAINBOW CLOUD IS THE EASIEST WAY TO PUT THIS BUT THERE’S A CLOUD NAME SO ANY OF YOU — >> Anthony: IS THAT A SYMPATHY CARD? (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪) >> Debbie: SO IT’S ALMOST TIME TO SAY GOODNIGHT BUT, FIRST, HAVE A LOOK AT THIS SPECTACULAR VIDEO >> Anthony: CHECK THIS OUT THIS ICEBERG, WE HAD A STILL OF THIS LAST NIGHT THANKS TO OUR PICTURES >> Debbie: THAT WAS UPPER AMHURST COVE NEAR BONAVISTA >> Anthony: THAT’S RIGHT AND NOW SOME FANTASTIC DRONE FOOTAGE IS TAKEN THERE LOOK AT THAT >> Debbie: THAT IS SPECTACULAR THERE’S AN ABOVE SHOT COMING UP IN A MOMENT AND YOU CAN SEE HOW IT SPLIT IN HALF OUR DIRECTOR WOULD LIKE TO KAYAK THROUGH THAT HE SAYS BUT WE’RE NOT GOING TO LET HIM WE WON’T LET HIM >> Anthony: HE’S NOT WELL THAT IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING THE STUFF THEY HAVE CREATED WITH DRONES >> Debbie: IT’S OPENED UP A WHOLE NEW WAY OF SEEING THESE SPECTACULAR SIGHTS AROUND OUR PROVINCE >> Anthony: AND CHEAPER THAN A HELICOPTER I LOVE THE CONTRAST SPECTACULAR VERY CALMING AFTER A ONE-HOUR TELEVISION SHOW WE SHOULD DO THIS EVERY NIGHT IT’S THERAPY >> Ryan: THAT’S RIGHT SO BEAUTIFUL >> Anthony: UM-HMM >> Debbie: SPEAKING OF CALMING, YOU SHOWED US A PICTURE JUST BEFORE THE BREAK LET’S HAVE A LOOK AND TELL US ABOUT IT >> Ryan: YEAH, SO THIS IS, YOU KNOW, YOU WOULD CALL IT A RAINBOW CLOUD WHICH IS WHAT SOME PEOPLE REFER TO IT AS >> Anthony: IT’S A SPRINGDALE CLOUD LOOK AT THE COLOURS, THEY’RE ALL THERE >> Ryan: IT DEFINITELY GOES WITH THE THEME OF THE LAST BLOCK OF THE SHOW TALKING ABOUT THOSE CROSSWALKS AND IT’S A BEAUTIFUL SHOT OFTEN YOU SEE THIS WITH CIRRUS CLOUDS OR THOSE HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS AND YOU CAN SEE THEM THERE AND THE HIGHEST OF THE ATMOSPHERE THIS IS A COUPLE FOLKS THAT DID SEE THIS AND SNAP PICTURES AND THIS WAS FROM GOOBIES

AND IT IS A CLOUD IRIDES CENCE — IRIDESCENCE >> Debbie: I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT AND I HAVE SEEN DOUBLE RAINBOWS BUT NEVER SEEN THIS >> Anthony: ICEBERGS AND RAINBOWS >> Debbie: THANK YOU SO MUCH, DON, FOR SENDING THAT IN >> Ryan: ALL WE NEED IS UNICORNS >> Debbie: TOMORROW WE HAVE THE WRONG NAME WE ARE TOLD OH, THIS ICEBERG IS FROM TRINITY ECOTOURS WE’RE SORRY — >> Anthony: WE ARE GLAD THAT YOU SENT IT IN >> Ryan: GIVE PRAISE WHERE PRAISE IS DUE >> Debbie: THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING WITH US, EVERYONE