WATCH LIVE: CBC Vancouver News at 6 for Sept. 17 – Bus Crash Memorial, Road Safety, Andrew Berry

WATCH LIVE: CBC Vancouver News at 6 for Sept. 17 – Bus Crash Memorial, Road Safety, Andrew Berry


>>Anita: A SOMBRE MEMORIAL HAPPENING RIGHT NOW FOR TWO UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA STUDENTS WHO DIED ON FRIDAY WHEN THEIR BUS CRASHED ON A LOGGING ROAD DURING A FIELD TRIP.>>Mike: GOOD EVENING. AS THEY GATHER TO REMEMBER THE VICTIMS, FRIENDS, FELLOW STUDENTS, AND SCHOOL STAFF WERE ALL SAYING THE SAME THING. THIS IS A LOSS WEIGHING HEAVILY ON THE ENTIRE UVIC COMMUNITY.>>IT’S — IT’S LIKE HARD AND PEOPLE ARE STILL, LIKE, I DON’T KNOW, GETTING USED TO IT AND ADJUSTING AND JUST TRYING TO COMPREHEND IT. >>SAD. YOU KNOW THOSE STUDENTS WERE YOUNG. JUST BEGINNING THEIR LIFE AT UVIC. >>Anita: EMMA MACHADO AND JOHN GEARDES, BOTH 18, DIED AT THE SCENE WHEN THEIR BUS CRASHED ON A GRAVEL LOGGING ROAD BETWEEN PORT ALBERNI AND BAMFIELD. IT ROLLED DOWN THE EMBANKMENT. 17 OTHERS WERE SENT TO HOSPITAL.>>Mike: NOW, THE CRASH HAS REIGNITED CONCERNS ABOUT ROAD SAFETY RIGHT ACROSS OUR PROVINCE. >>Anita: FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES, IT’S A DAILY CONCERN. THERE IS A PUSH TO IMPROVE ALL LOGGING ROADS IN BC. TINA LOVGREEN REPORTS.>>Reporter: DRIVING ON LOGGING ROADS CAN BE TREACHEROUS AND THOSE WHO FREQUENT IT HAVE BEEN WARNING OF THE DANGERS FOR YEARS.>>IT IS TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS, NOT JUST FOR BAMFIELD. >>Reporter: CONCERNS OVER THE SAFETY OF THE LOGGING ROAD WERE RAISED 11 YEARS AGO BY BC’S FOREST SAFETY WATCHDOG. THE REPORT IDENTIFIED HOW LOGGING ROADS ARE NO LONGER JUST USED BY THE INDUSTRY AND SO THEY SHOULD BE MAINTAINED FAR BETTER.>>THE MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE ROAD IS ENTIRELY AT THE MERCY OF THE RESOURCE INDUSTRY. WHEN THINGS ARE GOOD, MAYBE IT’S MAINTAINED WELL, AND IT’S FINE, BUT ONCE THE INDUSTRY STARTED TO GO INTO A DOWNTURN, ROAD GOES TO HELL IN A HAND BASKET. >>Reporter: IT’S A PROBLEM FELT BY OTHER REMOTE COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE PROVINCE, WHO RELY ON LOGGING ROADS TO GET IN AND OUT. THIS SIGN IN TASIS USING HUMOUR TO WARN OF THE DANGERS. JOKING ASIDE, RESIDENTS RELY ON FACEBOOK GROUPS TO FIND OUT WHETHER THE ROAD IS SAFE FOR TRAVEL.>>REALLY TIGHT CURVES THAT ARE PLACES WHERE PEOPLE OFTEN FLY OFF OF THE ROAD OR ROLL THEIR VEHICLES, AND, YEAH, THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH. >>Reporter: THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE REPORT IN 2008 WAS TO GIVE THESE ROADS A NEW DESIGNATION TO ENSURE SOMEONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR UPKEEP. >>TO FIND WHAT THAT WILL BE AND THEN BE RESPONSIBLE TO ENSURE THAT WHOEVER IT IS THAT’S MANAGING THAT MAINTENANCE OR CONSTRUCTION IS LIVING UP TO THOSE COMMITMENTS. >>Reporter: THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS IT IS LOOKING INTO THE ISSUE TO DETERMINE IF SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS CAN BE MADE, BUT IT SAYS THE MATTER THE COMPLEX, GIVEN THAT THESE ROADS ARE PRIVATELY OWNED BY FORESTRY OPERATIONS. THE MINISTRY’S RESPONSE, WHILE TRUE, ISN’T GOOD ENOUGH FOR THOSE WHO LIVE IN THESE REMOTE COMMUNITIES. AND THEY ARE HOPING THE DEADLY ACCIDENT IN BAMFIELD SERVES AS A WAKE-UP CALL. TINA LOVGREEN, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Anita: CLOSING ARGUMENTS BEGAN TODAY AT THE TRIAL OF AN OAK BAY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS TWO YOUNG DAUGHTERS. ANDREW BERRY’S LAWYER REMINDED THE JURY THAT THE CROWN MUST PROVE HIS GUILT BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT.>>Mike: AND HE ARGUES THERE IS PLENTY OF DOUBT. CBC VANCOUVER “NEWS AT 11” HOST DAN BURRITT JOINING US LIVE WITH MORE. DAN, WHAT IS THE DEFENCE’S MAIN ARGUMENT?>>Dan: KEVIN McCULLOUGH NEARLY SHOUTED AT THE JURY, SAYING WHEN THE ACCUSED SAYS HE DIDN’T DO IT, THE CROWN BETTER PROVE THAT HE IS A LIAR. THE CROWN CLAIMS THAT BERRY KILLED HIS DAUGHTERS IN 2017 AND THEN TRIED TO KILL HIMSELF. THE BODIES WERE FOUND IN THE OAK BAY APARTMENT. BERRY WAS IN THE BATHTUB BADLY HURT. BERRY CLAIMS HE AND THE GIRLS WERE ATTACKED BY AN UNKNOWN MAN WITH DARK SKIN AND DARK HAIR. BERRY’S DEFENCE SAYS THERE ARE FIVE BIG PROBLEMS WITH THE CROWN’S ARGUMENTS. AMONG THEM, QUESTIONS AROUND WHEN HIS DAUGHTERS WERE KILLED. BERRY’S ALLEGED SUICIDE ATTEMPT AND HIS ALLEGED MOTIVE. PROSECUTORS ARGUED BERRY WAS FURIOUS WITH THE GIRLS’ MOTHER AND WAS IN DESPAIR HE MIGHT LOSE ACCESS TO THEM. THE DEFENCE ARGUES BERRY’S RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS EX WAS NOT UNUSUAL AND BERRY HAS ONLY BEEN DESCRIBED AS A GENTLE FATHER. THE DEFENCE ALSO SLAMMED POLICE WORK AT THE CRIME SCENE CALLING IT TERRIBLE AND INCONCLUSIVE. AS FOR BERRY’S FINANCIAL SITUATION, HE HAD NO JOB, HAD NOT BEEN PAYING RENT, HAD NO JOB PROSPECTS AND HIS ELECTRICITY WAS CUT OFF FOR WEEKS BY CHRISTMAS 2017. HIS LAWYER SAYS THAT WAS JUST BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR BERRY AND SHOULD NOT BE USED AS EVIDENCE AGAINST HIM. NOW THE DEFENCE IS SET TO CONTINUE CLOSING SUBMISSIONS TOMORROW. THEN IT WILL BE UP TO THE CROWN. ANITA, MIKE. >>Mike: DAN BURRITT LIVE TONIGHT, THANKS. >>Anita: ANOTHER BRITISH COLUMBIAN HAS BEEN CAUGHT UP IN THE U.S. ADMISSIONS SCANDAL. THIS TIME IT’S A MOTHER FROM SURREY. SHE HAS BEEN CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY PAYING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO HAVE HER SON ADMITTED TO A U.S. COLLEGE. XIAONING SUI WAS ARRESTED IN SPAIN LAST NIGHT IN CONNECTION WITH THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL. SHE IS ACCUSED OF PAYING $400,000 TO HAVE HER SON ADMITTED TO UCLA AS A SOCCER RECRUIT. PROSECUTORS SAY HE NEVER PLAYED SOCCER. NOW, SHE IS THE SECOND PARENT IN BC ACCUSED IN THE SCANDAL. THE OTHER, WELL-KNOWN BUSINESS MAN DAVID SIDHU. CELEBRITIES LIKE FELICITY HUFFMAN HAVE BEEN ALSO BEEN CHARGED OR CONVICTED.>>>AND BC’S POLICE WATCHDOG IS NOW INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF A PEDESTRIAN LAST SATURDAY NIGHT IN SURREY. IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER 10:30 P.M. AT 152ND STREET AND 56TH AVENUE. THE MALE PEDESTRIAN WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. THE NEXT DAY RCMP DETERMINED THE MAN HAD BEEN RELEASED FROM POLICE CUSTODY BEFORE THE INCIDENT. THE IIO INVESTIGATES ALL INCIDENTS WHERE POLICE ACTION OR INACTION MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED.>>Mike: WORKERS GATHERED HERE DURING THE LUNCH HOUR, OUTSIDE THE HIGHAT REGENCY HOTEL. EMPLOYEES FROM FOUR HOTELS TAKING PART IN THE PICKET ACTION. STRIKING STAFF ARE CALLING FOR IMPROVED SAFETY SUICIDE AND WORKLOADS. AFTER THE LUNCH HOUR, STAFF RETURNED TO THEIR JOBS. EMPLOYEES AT THE HOTELS HAVE BEEN WITHOUT A COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT FOR MORE THAN A YEAR.>>Anita: AND HUNDREDS OF AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING WORKERS IN DELTA HAVE BEEN LOCKED OUT. THE COMPANY LOCKED OUT ITS 300 WORKERS LAST NIGHT AT 10 P.M. WITHOUT GIVING ANY NOTICE. THE COMPANY IS OFFERING NO EXPLANATION EITHER. WORKERS HAVE BEEN TAKING PART IN ROTATING JOB ACTION FOR THE LAST THREE WEEKS. BOTH SIDES HAVE FAILED TO REACH AN AGREEMENT ON A NEW CONTRACT. THEY HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATING AT THE TABLE SINCE JANUARY. THE COMPANY MAKES PARTS FOR BOMBARDIER, LOUGHEED MARTIN, AND BOEING. >>Mike: WELL, VANCOUVER POLICE WILL SOON HAVE A NEW TOOL IN THEIR CRIME-FIGHTING ARSENAL. DRONES. THEY HAVE PURCHASED A TOTAL OF THREE DRONES FOR USE IN POLICE OPERATIONS. THEY’LL BE USED FOR THINGS LIKE PHOTOGRAPHING CRIME SCENES AND TRAFFIC COLLISIONS, SEARCH AND RESCUE, AND MONITORING CROWDS AT LARGE EVENTS LIKE THE CELEBRATION OF LIGHT. AT THE SAME TIME, OFFICERS ARE ASSURING THE PUBLIC WILL BE RULES IN PLACE LIMITING WHEN AND HOW THE DRONES CAN BE USED.>>FOR PEACEFUL PROTEST, THERE WILL BE NO USE OF DRONES. WE RESPECT PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH AND THEIR RIGHT TO PROTEST. THAT IS NOT ON THE TABLE. I THINK WE TRANSITION WHEN WE GO TO A LARGE-SCALE EVENT LIKE CELEBRATION OF LIGHT, WHERE YOU HAVE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN A SMALL AREA, PUBLIC SAFETY AND OFFICER SAFETY CONCERNS. AGAIN, IT WOULD NOT BE USED FOR SURVEILLANCE PURPOSES AT ALL. IT’S MEANT FOR DOCUMENTING A POTENTIAL CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AND THE SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC AND THE MEMBERS.>>Mike: THE VPD’S POLICY OUTLINING DRONE USE IS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ONLINE AND WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE POLICE BOARD THURSDAY. IF THE BOARD APPROVES IT, THE DRONES WILL BE PUT INTO OPERATION. POLICE IN VANCOUVER ARE NOT THE FIRST IN THE PROVINCE TO USE DRONES. THE ABBOTSFORD AND SAANICH POLICE DEPARTMENTS AS WELL AS THE RCMP HAVE THEIR OWN DRONE PROGRAMS.>>Anita: WELL, A BATTLE IS BREWING IN BC FOR YOUR TASTE BUDS. >>Mike: MOLSON COORS TURNED ON THE TAPS AT ITS MASSIVE NEW $200 MILLION BREWERY IN CHILLIWACK THIS MORNING. >>Anita: AS ANDREA ROSS REPORTS, IT’S HAPPENING AT A TIME WHEN BEER SALES ARE FLAT AND CRAFT BREWERIES ARE HOPPING.>>CUT THE RIBBON! [ Cheering and Applause ]>>ALL RIGHT!>>Reporter: THEY ARE READY TO START CRANKING OUT THE COLD ONES. AND IT’S NOT JUST FAMILIAR MOLSON COORS PRODUCTS THAT’LL BE BREWED HERE. >>CONSTANTLY LOOKING AT INNOVATION AND INTRODUCING NEW PRODUCTS TO THE MARKET, KNOWING THAT — THAT THERE IS INTEREST IN CHANGING THINGS UP.>>Reporter: THE NEW PLANT CAN PRODUCE MORE BEER THAN ALL OF BC’S CRAFT BREWERIES COMBINED, AND THEY KNOW TASTES ARE CHANGING. >>WE HAVE READY TO DRINK PRODUCTS, EVEN COME BUTCHA PRODUCTS ARE EMERGING BEVERAGES. JUST STAYING RELEVANT WHILE SHORING UP THE IMPORTANT BEER PRODUCTS THAT WE MAKE LIKE CANADIAN AND COORS LIGHT. >>Reporter: ACCORDING TO BEER CANADA, SALES IN BC ARE DOWN 3% COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. BUT THE BC CRAFT BREWERIES GUILD SAYS THE MARKET SHARE MORE CRAFT BEER HAS TRIPLED OVER THE PAST EIGHT YEARS. CRAFT BEER NOW ACCOUNTS FOR 30% OF ALL BEER IN THE PROVINCE.>>ONE OF THE CORNERSTONES OF THE CRAFT BEER INDUSTRY IS THAT INNOVATION AND THAT CREATIVITY. >>Reporter: IT’S WHAT’S HELPING MANY SMALLER BREWERS FLOURISH. HERE, THEY PRODUCE ABOUT 9,000 HEXA LITRES OF BEER A YEAR. THEY HAVE 37 STAFF MEMBERS HERE AND IT’S 11,000 SQUARE-FOOT FACILITY. THEY ARE NOT TOO CONCERNED ABOUT THE NEW COMPETITION DOWN THE ROAD. THEY SAY THEY CATER TO A BIT OF A DIFFERENT DEMOGRAPHIC. >>WE’RE EXPERIMENTING WITH A LOT OF INTERESTING FLAVOURS AND LOCAL INGREDIENTS. >>Reporter: MOON DANCE MANGO WHEAT TO NAME ONE. STILL, THERE IS A LOT TO LEARN FROM THE BIGGER BREWERS. >>OVER, THE INDUSTRY THAT’S TRENDED TOWARDS EASIER-DRINKING BEER. I THINK IT’S KIND OF A FULL CIRCLE WE HAVE COME WHERE ORIGINALLY IN THE INDUSTRY, WE WERE TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM THAT AND DIFFERENTIATE OURSELVES, WHERE NOW I THINK THE INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE HAS REALIZED THAT THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH JUST A NICE, LIGHT EASY-DRINKING BEER AS LONG AS YOU DO IT WELL. >>Reporter: SOMETHING THEY’LL HAVE TO DO TO COMPETE WITH THE BIG BREWERY JUST DOWN THE STREET. ANDREA ROSS, CBC NEWS, CHILLIWACK. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: COLD BEER ON A NICE SUNNY DAY LIKE TODAY. [ Laughter ]>>Mike: ANY DAY. FINE.>>Anita: NOT SO MUCH TODAY. A LOT OF RAIN AND YOU LIKE IT OR YOU DON’T. I DON’T KNOW. BRETT IS HERE TO TELL US WHETHER IT’S GOING TO STICK AROUND. >>Brett: I FEEL LIKE IT DOESN’T NECESSARILY NEED TO BE SUNNY TO ENJOY A BEER, THOUGH I THINK IT MAKES IT A BIT BETTER. RIGHT NOW, MAYBE YOU WANT TO HAVE SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT WARMER BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN RAINING MUCH OF THE DAY. IT HAS BEEN COLD. AND THIS RAIN IS GOING TO BE CONTINUING AT LEAST FOR THE REMAINING COUPLE OF HOURS IN THE EVENING BEFORE EVENTUALLY TAPERING OFF TOMORROW MORGUE. — MORNING. 13 RIGHT NOW AT THE AIRPORT. VANCOUVER ONLY GOT UP TO 15 AND A HALF DEGREES, AND IF YOU HAVE WONDERING WHERE THE WARM SPOT WAS IN THE PROVINCE, TERRACE AT 19°. KIND OF A FAR AWAYS AWAY FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. IN TERMS OF TEMPERATURES OVER THE NEKZ SEVEN TO EIGHT HOURS, THEY ARE NOT REALLY GOING TO BE BUDGING ALL THAT MUCH. WE’RE LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES CONSISTENTLY RIGHT AROUND 12 OR 13° FOR MUCH OF THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD. AND THAT IS GOING TO BE THE WAY THAT WE START THE DAY. A SLIGHT RISK OF A SHOWER FIRST THING TOMORROW MORNING, IF YOU ARE GETTING READY FOR THE DAY THEN. IN TERMS OF TEMPERATURES TOMORROW IN THE FORECAST AS A WHOLE, I’LL DEFINITELY HAVE MORE DETAILS ON THIS WHEN I COME BACK. BUT WE ARE GOING TO BE RETURNING TO SEASONAL TEMPERATURES HERE. AND THERE IS GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT OF SUN. SO IF YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING PATIENTLY, THE WAIT WELL REWARDED AND WE’RE GETTING A FEW BREAKS OF SUN BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON.>>Anita: THANKS, BRETT. >>Mike: IF YOU ARE FEELING PAIN AT THE GAS PUMP LATELY, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. DRIVERS IN THE LORNLD ARE PAYING AS MUCH AS 1.52 A LITRE IN SOME PLACES. IT’S BEING BLAMED ON THAT ATTACK AT SAUDI ARABIA’S LARGEST OIL-PROCESSING PLANT, WHICH HAS CUT INTO PRODUCTION, PUSHING UP THE PRICE OF CRUDE OIL. EXPERTS SAY THE SPIKE SHOULDN’T LAST LONG, THOUGH.>>WE ARE GETTING FROM THE SUMMER DRIVING SEASON INTO THE FALL. SO SOMEWHAT LESS DEMAND FOR GASOLINE. ALL THE FACTORS COMBINED LEAD ME TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE PROBABLY NOT LOOKING AT A SIGNIFICANT PRICE HIKE, UNLESS, OF COURSE, THE SITUATION CHANGES DRAMATICALLY IN SAUDI ARABIA IN THE MIDDLE EAST.>>Mike: SAUDI ENERGY MINISTER SAYS ABOUT HALF OF THE PRODUCTION LOST IN THE ATTACK HAS NOW BEEN RESTORED AND ALREADY THE PRICE OF CRUDE OIL IS STARTING TO DROP.>>Anita: WELL, IN THE CITY OF VANCOUVER, THERE ARE MORE STREETS NAMED FOR GOUFL COURSES THAN FOR WOMEN. JUST ONE OF MANY SURPRISING NUMBERS IN OUR ANALYSIS OF MORE THAN 600 STREET NAMES IN THIS CITY.>>Mike: BUT AS JUSTIN MCELROY REPORTS TONIGHT, WHILE MOST AGREE ON THE LACK OF REPRESENTATION, FIXING IT IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE.>>Reporter: YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOOK FAR TO SEE HISTORY OR AT LEAST A PARTICULAR TYPE OF HISTORY. THERE ARE 27 STREETS NAMED FOR PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH RAILWAY COMPANIES. 27 FOR BC POLITICIANS BETWEEN 1850 AND 1950 AND JUST ONE FOR A PERSON OF SOUTH ASIAN DESCENT. >>IT WAS A WHOLE BUNCH OF DEAD WHITE GUYS THAT OWNED MUCH OF THE LAND AND SO THEY WERE BASICALLY PUTTING THEIR OWN NAMES ON THINGS. >>Reporter: AN ANALYSIS OF ALL 651 PUBLIC STREETS WITH UNIQUE NAMES IN VANCOUVER BEARS THIS OUT. 276 STREETS NAMED FOR MEN AND JUST 14 FOR WOMEN. BUT 20 FOR DIFFERENT WAR BATTLES AND 26 FOR GOLF COURSES.>>SOMEBODY WHO WAS NAMING THE CITY WASN’T THINKING ABOUT THE DIVERSITY AND GENDER PARITY ISSUES. >>Reporter: CARR IS ON THE NAMING COMMITTEE FOR THE CITY, FOUNDED EARLIER THIS DECADE TO GIVE FORMAL STRUCTURE TO NAMING THINGS IN THE CITY. >>THE NAMES DON’T REFLECT WHO WE ARE AS A CITY ANYMORE. >>Reporter: THE CO-CHAIRS OF THE COMMITTEE WANT TO SEE THE BALANCE SHIFT AS WELL. >>THE HISTORY OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, THE CHINESE PEOPLES THAT WERE BROUGHT IN, THE HISTORY OF THE JAPANESE PEOPLE, THE GREEK PEOPLES THAT WERE BROUGHT IN. ALL OF THESE PEOPLE MAKE UP THE HISTORY OF VANCOUVER. IT’S NOT JUST A BUNCH OF DEAD WHITE SETTLERS. AND THERE IS SPACE FOR THE NAMES OF DEAD WHITE SETTLERS AS WELL. BUT WE JUST NEED TO BROADEN OUR HORIZONS A LITTLE BIT MORE.>>Reporter: BUT WHILE VANCOUVER STREET NAMES AREN’T REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CITY TODAY, RESISTANCE FROM THE COMMITTEE TO CHANGING THEM IS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF GROUPS IT IMPACTS, FROM THE ASSESSMENT AUTHORITY TO GOOGLE. >>SIMPLE TO SAY RENAME IT. BUT THE PROCESS IS ACTUALLY JUST IN THE TECHNICAL SIDE VERY DIFFICULT.>>Reporter: AND THERE ARE SAFETY CONCERNS TOO.>>BIG PROBLEM IF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT CONFUSION FOR FIRST RESPONDERS. REALLY PROBLEMATIC. BUT MAYBE WHAT WE COULD DO IS ADD SOME TEXT, SOME SUBTEXT, TO SOME STREETS, WHICH GIVE A BETTER SENSE OF THE HISTORY OF THAT PLACE OR THE PEOPLE WHO WERE IMPORTANT WHO WEREN’T WHITE MALES.>>Reporter: THAT’S WHY THE CITY FOCUSES ON NEW NAMES INSTEAD OF CHANGING NAMES. AFTER ALL DEBATES ABOUT HISTORY CAN BE MESSY BUT IT’S HOPED THAT BY LOOKING TOWARDS THE FUTURE, EVERYONE CAN COME TOGETHER IN UNION. JUSTIN MCELROY, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Mike: LEARNED A LOT WATCHING HIS STORIES THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF THESE NAMES AND WHAT HAVE YOU. AND THE CONCERNS AS WELL. >>Anita: NEXT THING YOU KNOW, HE IS GOING TO DO BURNABY, SURREY. >>Mike: IS HE?>>Anita: NORTH VAN. I DON’T KNOW. PROBABLY, KNOWING JUSTIN. YOU CAN WATCH THIS NEWSCAST AND ALL OF CBC’S OTHER AWARD-WINNING CONTENT WHEREVER YOU GO. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS DOWNLOAD THE FREE CBC GEM APP. >>Mike: ALSO ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, AND INSTAGRAM. FOLLOW US ON ALL PLATFORMS FOR EXTRA CONTENT YOU WON’T SEE ON TV. [♪♪♪]>>Mike: WELL, SHE WAS HOPING TO BRING HER SLED SOUTH AND COMPETE FOR THE UNITED STATES, BUT THAT BOBSLEDDING DREAM HAS BEEN PUT OFF COURSE. WE’LL TELL YOU WHY NEXT. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: WELCOME IF YOU ARE WATCHING TONIGHT VIA LIVE STREAM AND THANK YOU FOR STAYING WITH US THROUGH THE BREAK. CBC NEWS HAS LEARNED A CANADIAN INTELLIGENCE UNIT IS TRACKING FOREIGN INFLUENCE ON THIS OCTOBER’S ELECTION.>>Mike: VANCOUVER IS AT THE CENTRE OF THEIR CONCERNS. OFFICIALS WORRY COUNTRIES LIKE INDIA AND CHINA ARE TRYING TO MANIPULATE THE VOTE HERE, ONLINE, AND OFFLINE. CBC’S ASHLEY BURK HAS THIS EXCLUSIVE STORY. [ Yelling ]>>Reporter: RIDING NOMINATION CONTESTS ARE CAPTURING THE ATTENTION OF COMMUNITIES AND ALSO THE ATTENTION OF CANADA’S SECURITY AGENCY. MULTIPLE GOVERNMENT AND INTELLIGENCE SOURCES TELL CBC NEWS THERE ARE HEIGHTENED CONCERNS ABOUT INDIA AND CHINA THIS ELECTION. FEARS THEY ARE TRYING TO INFLUENCE DIASPORA COMMUNITIES TO SUPPORT CANDIDATES WITH A FRIENDLIER VIEW OF THEIR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN’S GOVERNMENT. >>SOMETIMES THEY ARE SEEKING INFLUENCE. THEY WOULD LIKE TO AFFECT CANADIAN POLICIES. >>Reporter: SOURCES SAY IT’S UNDERCOVER AT EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES ACROSS CANADA, ESPECIALLY IN THE TORONTO AREA AND THE LOWER MAINLAND OF BC, AREAS WITH LARGE COMMUNITIES OF CHINESE AND INDO-CANADIANS. >>IT’S OLD SCHOOL. I MEAN, IT’S NOT THE NEW-SCHOOL OF THE RUSSIANS USING THE INTERNET TO INTERFERE IN THE U.S. ELECTIONS BY MOVING PUBLIC OPINION IN THIS WAY OR THAT DIRECTION.>>I FIND THE ACCUSATIONS MOTIVATED, LUDICROUS AND SURPRISING. >>Reporter: INDIA’S FORMER HIGH COMMISSIONER TO CANADA BLAMES TENSIONS BETWEEN INDIA AND CANADA FOR HIS COUNTRY LANDING ON THIS WATCH LIST. >>I’M AFRAID THAT THE CANADIAN AGENCIES ARE BASHFUL ABOUT NAMING CHINA ALONE AND WANT TO BALANCE IT BY NAMING INDIA. >>Reporter: FOR CHINA, THE STAKES ARE HIGH. CANADA HAS ARRESTED TOP HUAWEI EXECUTIVE MENG WANZHOU AND BEIJING IS LOOKING FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR A STRONGER STANCE AGAINST PROTESTS IN HONG KONG. >>PROBABLY THEY ARE TRYING TO FIND PEOPLE WHO HAVE A PRO-CHINA POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE, BUT ALSO ON THE ECONOMIC FRONT, LOOKING FOR POLITICIANS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN FOSTERING CLOSER ECONOMIC TIES, WHETHER OR NOT THAT’S IN THE INTEREST OF CANADIANS. >>Reporter: CBC NEWS HAS LEARNED THAT THE INTEGRATED INTELLIGENCE UNIT IS NOW PRODUCING REGULAR REPORTS ABOUT FOREIGN ACTORS IN CANADA. OTHER COUNTRIES INCLUDE PAKISTAN, SAUDI ARABIA, AND IRAN. IN A STATEMENT, CSIS SAYS THAT IT INVESTIGATES AND RESPONDS TO ALL THREATS OF FOREIGN INTERFERENCE. ASHLEY BURK, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Anita: DON’T GO ANYWHERE. WE WILL BE BACK IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS WITH WHAT’S MAKING HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLD. [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪]>>Mike: THE HEAD OF THE RCMP SAYS THE CASE OF CAMERA ORTIS, THE TOP RCMP CIVILIAN OFFICIAL, CHARGED WITH VIOLATING OFFICIAL SECRETS HAS RAISED CONCERN AMONG CANADA’S ALLIES ABOUT THE SECURITY OF THEIR INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION. >>Anita: THE CBC’S EVAN DYER IS IN OUR OTTAWA BUREAU WITH MORE ON HOW THE INVESTIGATION DEVELOPED.>>Reporter: COMMISSIONER BRENDA LUCKI DIDN’T REALLY REVEAL NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION INTO CAMERON OR THE KIND OF SECRETS HE MIGHT HAVE LEAKED OR TO WHOM, BUT SHE WAS QUITE FRANK WHEN SHE WAS ASKED ABOUT THE EFFECT THIS HAS HAD WITHIN THE RCMP AND ALSO ON CANADA’S ALLIES TALKING ABOUT THE FIVE AL LICE WHOSE INTELLIGENCE AND SECRETS MAY HAVE ALSO BEEN COMPROMISED BY THE LEAK. >>WE ARE AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL RISK TO OUR PARTNER AGENCIES IN CANADA AND BROAD AND WE ARE WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP TO ENSURE MITIGATING STRATEGIES ARE IN PLACE. >>Reporter: THE COMMISSIONER TALKED ABOUT HOW THE EVENT WAS EXTREMELY UNSETTLING NOT ONLY FOR CANADA’S AGENCIES BUT ALSO FOR THEIR COUNTERPARTS AROUND THE WORLD, WHO MAY HAVE ALSO SEEN SENSITIVE INFORMATION COMPROMISED. SHE SAID THEY WERE SHAKEN. ONE OF THE SIGNAL FEATURES OF THIS CASE IS THAT WHILE OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE SEEN BREACHES OF SECURITY, SO HAS CANADA TOO, THEY OFTEN INVOLVE MORE JUNIOR PEOPLE. CANADA’S HAD A NAVAL OFFICER OR EDWARD SNOWDEN, AGAIN, FAIRLY JUNIOR PEOPLE. CAMERON ORTIS IS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CASING. HE WAS DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CANADA’S COORDINATE CENTRE, SOMEONE VERY SENIOR. IN FACT, ONE OF A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE PROBABLY IN CANADA WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN IN CHARGE OF CATCHING INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE DOING EXACTLY THE KIND OF ACTIVITIES THAT HE HIMSELF WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN. EVAN DYER, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA. >>Anita: A NURSE HANDED A HEFTY FINE OVER A FACEBOOK POST TOOK HER CASE TO SASKATCHEWAN’S HIGHEST COURT TODAY. >>Mike: BONNIE ALLEN HAS MORE ON HOW THE CASE IS TESTING THE LIMITS OF FREE SPEECH AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY. >>Reporter: CAROLYN STROM WAS VISIBLY NERVOUS WALKING INTO COURT. THE REGISTERED NURSE NEVER IMAGINED SHE’D BE AT THE CENTRE OF A HIGH-PROFILE CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS CASE.>>APPARENTLY SHE MADE INSTITUTION AND SOME WHO WORK THERE UNCOMFORTABLE. >>Reporter: BACK IN 2015, STROM WAS ON MATERNITY LEAVE WHEN HER GRANDFATHER PASSED AWAY.>>YOU DON’T EVER EXPECT TO HAVE A LOVED ONE TREATED OTHER THAN WITH KINDNESS AND COMPASSION AND SO TO HEAR THAT HE WASN’T, THAT — THAT REALLY HURT.>>Reporter: SHE POSTED ON FACEBOOK THAT HIS PALLIATIVE CARE IN A SMALL TOWN FACILITY HAD BEEN SUBPAR. SHE DID NOT NAME ANYONE OR MAKE ANY SPECIFIC ALLEGATIONS, BUT URGED STAFF TO DO BETTER.>>SURE, I’M A NURSE, BUT MY CONCERN WAS AS A GRANDDAUGHTER.>>Reporter: BUT SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT AND FINED $26,000. THE SASKATCHEWAN REGISTERED NURSES ASSOCIATION SAID STROM IDENTIFIED HERSELF AS A NURSE ON FACEBOOK AND THAT SHE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN HER COMPLAINTS THROUGH PROPER CHANNELS. IN COURT, THE REGULATORY BODY’S LAWYER ARGUED THAT PUBLIC INTEREST IS AT STAKE.>>CANADIANS WOULD BE HARMED IF NURSES COULD JUST SAY WHAT THEY WANT ABOUT MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT BASED ON HOW THEY FEEL THAT DAY OR WHAT THEY ATE. CANADIANS WOULD LOSE TRUST IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. >>Reporter: BUT THE NURSES UNION REPRESENTING 10,000 NURSES IN SASKATCHEWAN SAYS THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE’S DECISION HAS INTERFERED WITH THE RIGHT OF ALL NURSES TO FREE SPEECH. STROM’S LEGAL TEAM SAYS THIS CASE SHOULD BE ALARMING FOR ALL SELF-REGULATING PROFESSIONS.>>IT IS CLEAR THAT YOUR COMMENTS MADE FROM HOME WHEN YOU ARE NOT AT WORK AND NOT EVEN REGARDING YOUR OWN EMPLOYER CAN BE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINE BY YOUR REGULATORY BODY. >>Reporter: A PANEL OF APPEAL JUDGES WILL NOW DELIBERATE A CASE THAT PITS PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AGAINST FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. BONNIE ALLEN, CBC NEWS, REGINA.>>Mike: CANADIAN ATHLETE KAILLIE HUMPHRIES WON’T BE COMPETING FOR THE U.S. ANYTIME SOON. TODAY A JUDGE IN CALGARY REFUSED HER REQUEST TO BE RELEASED FROM THE CANADIAN TEAM. >>Anita: IT’S JUST THE LATEST ROUND IN HER ONGOING FIGHT WITH BOBSLEIGH CANADA AND AS DEVON HEROUX REPORTS, THAT FIGHT IS FAR FROM OVER. >>Reporter: SO MANY OF KAILLIE HUMPHRIES’ GREATEST MOMENTS HAVE COME WHILE WEARING THE MAPLE LEAF. SOMETHING SHE IS WILLING TO GIVE UP TO COMPETE FOR THE UNITED STATES. HUMPHREYS SUED BOBSLEIGH CANADA FOR REFUSING TO RELEASE HER FROM THE TEAM. TODAY IN A CALGARY COURTROOM, SHE LOST HER CASE.>>SHE IS OBVIOUSLY VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE DECISION AND THE ACTIONS THAT THEY ARE TAKING ARE SIMPLY TO HAMPER HER ABILITY TO COMPETE FOR THE UNITED STATES. >>Reporter: AFTER FUNDING AND TRAINING HUMFREYS FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, BOBSLEIGH CANADA DOESN’T WANT TO LET HER GO. >>WE WANT KAILLIE IN HER PROGRAM. KAILLIE IS OBVIOUSLY GOING TO BE A THREAT IN THE NEXT OLYMPICS AND THERE IS NOTHING MORE THAN WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE OTHER THAN CANADIANS STANDING ON THE PODIUM. >>Reporter: MORE THAN A YEAR AGO, SHE FILED A HARASSMENT COMPLAINT, ALLEGING HEAD COACH TODD HAYES EMOTIONALLY AND VERBALLY ABUSED HER. THIS WEEK, AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FOUND HER ALLEGATIONS WERE NOT SUBSTANTIATED. >>OUR ATHLETES IN THE CURRENT POOL HAVE CLEARLY BEEN OUTSPOKEN THAT HE IS THE ONE THAT THEY WANT IN THE PROGRAM. >>OUR TEAM CULTURE IS SOMETHING WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON SPECIFICALLY IN THE LAST TWO YEARS. SOMETHING THAT ACTUALLY TODD BROUGHT IN HIMSELF TO KIND OF BUILD THAT TEAM ATMOSPHERE.>>Reporter: BUT TODAY’S RULING ISN’T STOPPING KAILLIE HUMPHRIES OR HER LEGAL TEAM. THEY PLAN ON APPEALING THE COURT DECISION UNDER INTERNATIONAL RULES, REQUIRING RELEASE BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER TO BE ABLE TO COMPETE FOR THE U.S. THIS SEASON.>>WE’LL BE LOOKING FOR A WAIVER OF THE RELEASE REQUIREMENT, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE OF GROSSLY UNSPORTSMANLIKE POSITIONS BEING TAKEN BY BOBSLEIGH CANADA.>>Reporter: KAILLIE HUMPHRIES STILL PLANS TO ATTEND A U.S. TRAINING CAMP AS A GUEST THIS WEEK. DEV CBC NEWS, TORONTO. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: AN INVESTIGATION BY CBC NEWS AND THE “TORONTO STAR” HAS FOUND HUNDREDS OF HOMES IN PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO COULD CONTAIN INSULATION WITH A HIGH CONCENTRATION OF ASBESTOS. >>Mike: THE SOURCE OF THE MATERIAL IS A MAJOR LOCAL EMPLOYER, WHICH HAS QUIETLY PAID TO HAVE THE INSULATION REMOVED FROM SOME HOMES. AS DAVE SEGLINS REPORTS, NOW THERE IS PRESSURE TO DO MORE. >>Reporter: GENERAL ELECTRIC IN PETERBOROUGH. THE FACTORY SHUT DOWN LATE LAST YEAR AFTER A CENTURY OF HEAVY MANUFACTURING. FOR DECADES GE SOLD OFF SCRAP ASBESTOS TO EMPLOYEES FOR USE AS CHEAP INSULATION IN WALLS AND ATTICS ACROSS THE CITY. THAT’S ACCORDING TO THE WORKERS WHO USED TO CLEAN OUT THE LOADS OF ASBESTOS FLUFF FROM THE FACTORY VENTILATION SYSTEM.>>YOU WOULD PICK UP YOUR ASBESTOS, STUFF THAT INTO THE BARREL AND WHEEL IT DOWN TO THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING AND LOWER IT DOWN INTO A TRUCK.>>Reporter: FROM THE 1940s UNTIL THE MID ’70s, THEY SAY ASBESTOS WAS DELIVERED EVERY FEW MONTHS BY THE TRUCKLOADS. THEY SHIPPED IT TO UNTOLD NUMBERS OF HOMES. >>AT LEAST A HUNDRED I WOULD SAY. MAYBE EVEN 200. >>Reporter: BACK IN 2004, THE COMPANY DENIED EVER SELLING THE TOXIC MATERIAL WHEN ASKED ABOUT IT BY THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER. BUT WE HAVE LEARNED THAT GE IS NOW QUIETLY CLEANING IT UP. IF HOMEOWNERS CAN PROVE THE LINK TO GE, THE COMPANY WILL PAY TO RENOVATE AND REMOVE IT. LAB TESTS CAN EASILY CONFIRM IT CAME FROM THEIR PLANT BECAUSE IT’S UNIQUE WITH UNUSUALLY HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF ASBESTOS, POSING A HIGHER CANCER RISK. UNTIL NOW THIS PROGRAM HAS ONLY BEEN SHARED THROUGH WORD OF MOUTH. GE HAS FIXED 24 HOUSES SO FAR. EVEN PETERBOROUGH’S CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER DIDN’T KNOW GE HAS BEEN REMOVING ASBESTOS FROM AREA HOMES. THREE IN THE LAST YEAR.>>IT’S A FULL PROGRAM. >>M’MM-HMM. >>BUT THEY HAVE NOT TOLD PEOPLE ABOUT IT. SOME OF — >>BEST-KEPT SECRET. THIS WAS NOT SOMETHING I WAS AWARE OF. IT’S DEFINITELY SOMETHING WE NEED TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF. >>Reporter: IN RESPONSE TO OUR INVESTIGATION, GE FOR THE FIRST TIME IS OFFERING A 1800TH NUMBER. IN A STATEMENT, G GECHL SAYS, IF LOCAL RESIDENTS BELIEVE THEIR HOMES MAY HAVE THIS INSULATION FROM THE PETERBOROUGH SITE, THEY MAY CALL THE GE CANADA ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS INFORMATION LINE. GE WON’T ANSWER WHY THEY HAVE NEVER GONE PUBLIC BEFORE NOR WILL THE COMPANY DISCUSS WHAT’S BEEN DONE TO TRY AND TRACK DOWN ALL THOSE HOUSES THAT CONTAIN ASBESTOS BROUGHT HOME BY WORKERS ALL THOSE YEARS AGO. DAVE SEGLINS, CBC NEWS, PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO. >>Anita: WITH THE FEDERAL ELECTION IN FULL SWING, TURNS OUT HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IS A BIG ISSUE CANADA-WIDE. AFTER THE BREAK, WE LOOK AT THE LEAST AFFORDABLE RIDINGS AND MANY OF THEM ARE RIGHT HERE IN BC. [♪♪♪]>>Mike: HERE ARE SOME OF THE STORIES WE’RE FOLLOW TONIGHT ON CBC VANCOUVER NEWS. >>THE ROAD JUST BASICALLY GOES TO HELL IN A HAND BASKET AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE IS NO MANHUNTS OR MAINTENANCE IS MINIMUM. SOMETIMES DECOMMISSIONS. >>Anita: MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SAFETY OF A LOGGING ROAD WHERE TWO UVIC STUDENTS WERE KILLED IN A BUS CRASH. BC’S FOREST SAFETY WATCHDOG CALLED FOR IMPROVEMENTS MORE THAN 10 YEARS AGO BUT THE PROVINCE DIDN’T ACT ON HIS RECOMMENDATIONS.>>Mike: CLOSING ARGUMENTS AT THE TRIAL OF A MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS TWO YOUNG DAUGHTERS ON CHRISTMAS DAY. THE DEFENCE SAYS THE CROWN HAS FAILED TO PROVE ITS CASE BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT. THEY CONTINUE SUBMISSIONS TOMORROW, AND THEN THE CROWN WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO SPEAK.>>WE DO BELIEVE ALSO IN OUR MAINSTREAM BEERS, WE BELIEVE IN THEM FOR CONSISTENCY AND QUALITY. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU GET ONE OF THOSE BEERS. >>Anita: BEER SALES MAY BE FLAT ACROSS THE PROVINCE, BUT MOLSON COORS ISN’T WOIFD WORRIED. OPENED A NEW BREWERY IN CHILLIWACK TODAY. THE FACILITY CAN PRODUCE MORE BEER THAN ALL OF BC’S CRAFT BREWERIES COMBINED. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: OKAY. CANDIDATES AND PARTY LEADERS ARE OUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY CAMPAIGNING THIS FEDERAL ELECTION. EACH DAY, WE ARE FOLLOWING THEM AND HERE’S A LOOK AT WHAT’S BEEN SAID TODAY.>>GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.>>Mike: LIBERAL LEADER JUSTIN TRUDEAU STARTED THE DAY IN NEWFOUNDLAND. HE IS PROMISING TO BOOST THE CANADA CHILD BENEFIT BY 15% FOR BABIES AND TO EXTEND 15 WEEKS OF PAID LEAVE TO ADOPTIVE PARENTS. >>Anita: NDP LEADER JAGMEET SINGH STARTED OFF WITH A HOUSING ANNOUNCEMENT IN OTTAWA. HE SAYS HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD BUILD HALF A MILLION NEW AFFORDABLE HOMES IN TEN YEARS.>>Mike: ANDREW SCHEER FOR HIS PART WAS IN WINNIPEG THIS MORNING, SAYING HE’LL BOOST OTTAWA’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE REGISTERED EDUCATION SAVINGS PLAN, INCREASING THE MAXIMUM YEARLY GRANT TO $750.>>Anita: AND FINALLY, BEGINNING THE DAY IN WATERLOO, ONTARIO, GREEN PARTY LEADER ELIZABETH MAY CALLING FOR STRONGER DIGITAL PRIVACY PROTECTIONS.>>>ELECTION PROMISES WERE APLENTY TODAY BUT A NEW REPORT SUGGESTS HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IS A BIG ISSUE CANADA-WIDE. IN FACT, BC IS HOME TO SIX OF THE LEAST AFFORDABLE RIDINGS IN THE COUNTRY. ACCORDING TO THE 2019 CANADIAN RENTAL HOUSING INDEX, THESE ARE THE 20 LEAST AFFORDABLE RIDINGS FOR RENTAL HOUSING, WHERE AT LEAST A QUARTER OF RENTERS REPORT SPENDING HALF OR MORE OF THEIR INCOME ON RENT AND UTILITIES. THERE IS ONE EACH IN NOVA SCOTIA, QUEBEC, AND MANITOBA. 11 IN ONTARIO. AND 6 IN BC. ON THE LIST, FIVE SWING RIDINGS IN THIS ELECTION. TANYA FLETCHER SHOWS WHY RENTERS WANT THIS TO BE ON THE AGENDA THIS ELECTION.>>WHEN MY SON GETS HERE, I PULL OUT THE TRUNDEL. >>Reporter: QUAN AND HIS SON LIVE IN THIS SHARED HOUSE IN EAST VANCOUVER. THEY RENT A ROOM FOR $820 A MONTH. AND HE IS NOT LOW INCOME. HE IS AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY.>>I CERTAINLY DIDN’T IMAGINE MYSELF BEING ALMOST 40 YEARS OLD, HAVING A GOOD JOB AND WORKING AND BEING FAIRLY ESTABLISHED AND CONSIDERING THAT I WOULD STILL BE IN THIS KIND OF A SITUATION.>>Reporter: HOUSING MARKETS IN CANADA’S BIGGEST CITIES HAVE STARTED TO SOFTEN BUT RENT IS STILL CONSIDERED FAR FROM AFFORDABLE. A HUGE PART OF VANCOUVER’S RENTAL MARKET IS CONDOS. IN A NEW HIGH-RISE LIKE THIS DOWNTOWN, A SMALL ONE BEDROOM WOULD EASILY RUN YOU $2,500. >>PUBLICLY OWNED RENTAL STOCK TO KEEP THE RENTS LOW. >>Reporter: THIS HOUSING ADVOCATE SAYS THE FEDERAL LEADERS SHOULD MAKE IT A CORNERSTONE OF THEIR CAMPAIGN. >>POLITICIANS THAT UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT MEANS, SAY IT PUBLICLY OFTEN, AND ARE WILLING TO FIGHT FOR A BOLD MASSIVE INVESTMENT. >>Reporter: BUT HOUSING EXPERTS SAY THERE IS A COMPLICATION IN A COUNTRY THIS BIG.>>WELL, THE ISSUE IS ONE SIZE MAY NOT FIT EVERY HOUSING MARKET. >>Reporter: HE SAYS IT CAN BE TRICKY TO PITCH A POLICY THAT WILL PLEASE ALL CANADIANS. >>AT A FEDERAL LEVEL, YOU FACE THE ISSUE OF YOU WANT TO HAVE A BROAD FEDERAL POLICY, BUT SOMETIMES TARGETING INTERVENTIONS TO MARKETS WHERE THEY ARE MORE IMPORTANT. YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY IT’S GOING TO MAKE BETTER SENSE. >>Reporter: FOR HIM, AFFORDABLE RENT IS A CRITICAL ELECTION ISSUE. ONE HE’LL BE HINGING HIS VOTE ON. >>I WOULD CERTAINLY ONLY SUPPORT PARTIES THAT HAVE THIS ISSUE FRONT AND CENTRE. I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE DRASTIC MEASURES. >>Reporter: TANYA FLETCHER, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: A LIVE SHOT AT GEORGIA STREET TONIGHT. RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY. A LOT OF THAT BEING SUNG, I’M SURE. COME AGAIN ANOTHER DAY. WELL IT WILL. TOMORROW IN FACT. BRETT HAS THE FULL FORECAST AFTER THE BREAK. [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪]>>Mike: WILDFIRES IN BRAZIL’S MAP SON FOREST CONTINUE TO DOMINATE HEADLINES. AND NEARBYING BOLIVIA IS FACING ITS OWN WILDFIRE CRISIS. FLYING SUPERTANKERS DROPPING THOUSANDS OF GALLONS AND LITRES OF WATER OVER THE EASTERN REGION. MORE THAN 1.6 MILLION HECTARES OF MOSTLY UNINHABITED FOREST BORDERING ON BRAZIL AND PARAGUAY ARE AT RISK. ALREADY SEVERAL FIREFIGHTERS HAVE DIED THERE. PERU, ARGENTINA, AND THE U.S. HAVE SENT ADDITIONAL CREWS AND EQUIPMENT. THERE ARE ESCALATING CALLS TONIGHT TO DECLARE A NATIONAL DISASTER. BOLIVIA IS ONE OF EIGHT COUNTRIES WHOSE LAND MAKES UP THE AMAZON RAINFOREST.>>Anita: AND BRETT, YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS PRETTY CLOSELY. >>Brett: YEAH. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE CAN OFTEN OVERLOOK IS THE IMPACT THAT THIS WILL HAVE ON BIODIVERSITY. EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE UNPOPULATED, THEY ARE THE MOST DIVERSE WITH BIRDS AND OTHER ANIMALS. THERE ARE ESTIMATES IT COULD TAKE UP TO 300 YEARS FOR BIODIVERSITY TO RETURN TO WHAT IT WAS BEFORE THE WILDFIRES. CERTAINLY I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE SOME OF THE RAIN HERE DOWN TO THAT REGION. THIS MORNING, AGAIN, ONE OF THOSE THINGS, IS IT A CAR WASH OR A LOOK OUTSIDE THE WINDOW? WELL, MAYBE ALL OF THE ABOVE. IT WAS CERTAINLY CHILLY. IT HAD A LOT OF RAIN TO GET OUT OF THE SYSTEM TODAY. BUT THERE IS GOING TO BE JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE TOMORROW AND AFTER THAT WE WILL BE IN THE CLEAR FOR A LITTLE BIT. NOW IN TERMS OF WHAT WE CAN BE EXPECTING, I JUST WANTED TO WALK YOU THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THIS OVERNIGHT PERIOD. WE’RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT A FEW STRAY SHOWERS COMING ACROSS THE LOWER MAINLAND FIRST THING TOMORROW MORNING, BETWEEN 7 AND 9 O’CLOCK BUT AFTER THAT, GETTING INTO SOME CLEARING SKIES WHICH I’M SURE IS GOING TO BE MUCH APPRECIATED. AS WELL, THERE IS THE SLIGHT RISK FOR A SHOWER IN TOWARD THE VALLEY BY THE EVENING HOURS AND BEYOND THAT, JUST GOING TO BE LOOKING A LITTLE BIT CLOUDY. IN TERMS OF ADDITIONAL RAINFALL, REALLY NOT A LOT TO BE SPEAKING OF HERE. TRACE AMOUNTS FOR METRO VANCOUVER. A LITTLE BIT MORE TOWARDS SURREY BUT THAT’S GOING TO BE ABOUT IT. AND OUR TEMPERATURES, OF COURSE, STAYING FAIRLY CLOSE TO SEASONAL FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS WE ARE EXPECTING TO SEE A RETURN OF SOME OF THAT SUNSHINE. OF COURSE, THOUGH, THERE IS ANOTHER WEEKEND UPON US AND I WANTED TO MENTION THAT WE DO HAVE ANOTHER RISK FOR SHOWERS COMING THROUGH LATE WEEKEND. WE ARE GOING TO POTENTIALLY SEE A FEW SHOWERS ON FRIDAY, BUT THIS NEXT SYSTEM THAT YOU ARE SEEING HERE INDICATED IN THE DARKER GREEN COLOURS, THAT’S GOING TO BE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF RAIN COMING LIKELY FOR SATURDAY OVERNIGHT INTO SUNDAY. THERE IS STILL A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY AT THIS POINT IN TIME, BUT AT LEAST SATURDAY IS NOT LOOKING LIKE A WASHOUT HERE. IN TERMS OF OUR FIVE-DAY FORECAST, I THINK IT’S KIND OF NICE TO SEE THE RETURN OF SOME YELLOW BLOBS ON HERE. WE’RE GOING TO BE SEEING SOME SUN TOMORROW AFTERNOON. 18° IS SEASONAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. WE’RE EXPECTING THAT FOR WEDNESDAY AND HOVERING AROUND THAT RANGE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK. NOW AS I MENTIONED, OF COURSE, THERE IS GOING TO BE SOME RAIN EXPECTED TOWARDS LATE ON THE DAY ON SATURDAY AND THEN PROBABLY LASTING THROUGH MUCH OF SUNDAY MORNING. BUT ASIDE FROM THAT, THERE IS ISN’T LOOKING LIKE A WHOLE LOT OF WEATHER FOR THE NEXT WHILE. I GUESS THAT’S OKAY, REALLY.>>Anita: NOT TOO BAD. >>Brett: NOT TOO BAD AT ALL. >>Mike: WE ARE GOING TO HOLD YOU TO SATURDAY AND YOU KNOW IT.>>Brett: I KNOW IT. [ Laughter ]>>Mike: THANKS, BRETT. [♪♪♪]>>Mike: WELL, A NAIL-BITER FOR POLITICAL JUNKIES IN ISRAEL TODAY WITH EARLY ELECTION RESULTS SAYING IT’S TOO CLOSE TO CALL. WE’LL>>Amy: HI, I’M AMY BELL AND HERE’S WHAT’S IN YOUR CBC VANCOUVER INBOX. NETWORK, LEARN, AND THRIVE AT THE INSPIRING INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT. GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY AT IWLS.CA. ANITA BATHE WILL KICK OFF BC CULTURAL DAYS ON THE CBC VANCOUVER PLAZA ON SEPTEMBER 28TH. CELEBRATE ART AND CULTURE IN YOUR COMMUNITY ALL WEEKEND. FOR MORE, CHECK US OUT ONLINE. [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪]>>Anita: THE POLITICAL FATE OF ISRAEL’S LONG-TIME LEADER IS BEING DECIDED RIGHT NOW. >>Mike: VOTERS WENT TO THE POLLS TODAY FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS YEAR AFTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU’S MINORITY GOVERNMENT FAILED TO BUILD A COALITION.>>Anita: MARGARET EVANS WITH A TASTE OF THE TENSION AS RESULTS TRICKLE IN. [♪♪♪] [ Ringing ]>>(Speaking Alternate Language). >>Reporter: THIS WAS AN ELECTION ALL ABOUT GETTING THE VOTE OUT, ESPECIALLY FOR BENJAMIN NETANYAHU. THE MAN WHO WOULD REMAIN KING. HE IS NOW OUTLASTED EVERY OTHER ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER IN TERMS OF TIME IN OFFICE AND HE IS GOING FOR A FIFTH TERM.>>HE IS A STATESMAN OF INTERNATIONAL STATURE. HE REPRESENTS US BEFORE THE WHOLE WORLD.>>Reporter: NETANYAHU HIMSELF VOTED EARLY AND THEN STARTED POPPING UP AROUND JERUSALEM, SCOLDING SUPPORTERS WHO HADN’T VOTED YET. LISTEN UP, HE IS SAYING, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? GO VOTE LIKUD. BUT NETANYAHU IS A CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE IN THIS COUNTRY. MANY ISRAELIS SAY HIS POPULIST RHETORIC IS A THREAT TO LIBERAL VALUES. >>HE IS DOING WHATEVER HE WANTS.>>Reporter: NETANYAHU IS FACING SERIOUS CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS. THREE INDICTMENTS EXPECTED TO BE LAID DOWN NEXT MONTH. SHAME, SAYS THIS POSTER. OTHERS SAY NETANYAHU HAS GIVEN TOO MUCH POWER TO THE ULTRA-ORTHODOX IN EXCHANGE FOR THEIR SUPPORT, ALLOWING STATE SUBSIDIES FOR YESHIVIA STUDENTS AND EXEMPTIONS FOR MILITARY SERVICE. >>WE WORK, PAY TAXES, WE GO TO THE ARMY. OUR CHILDREN GO TO THE ARMY AND THEY JUST, YOU KNOW, LIVE OUT OF OUR MONEY AND OUT OF OUR.>>Reporter: WHEN THE EXIT POLLS CAME OUT, IT PUT NETANYAHU AND HIS MAIN CHALLENGER, FORMER ARMY CHIEF BENNY GANTZ, NECK AND NECK, A BLOW TO THE MAN IN DANGER OF LOSING HIS CROWN BUT WHO AT THE END OF NIGHT WAS STILL FIGHTING TO HOLD ON TO IT. THE LAST VOTE SIX MONTHS AGO NOW REVEALED HOW DEEP THE FESSURES ARE IN ISRAELI SOCIETY AND FOR NOW IT’S TOO SOON TO TELL WHETHER THE VOTE WILL HEEL THEM OR REINFORCE THEM. MARGARET EVANS, CBC NEWS, JERUSALEM.>>Mike: A PROMINENT CANADIAN LABOUR LEADER IS IN HOT WATER AFTER CALLING FOR SANCTIONS AGAINST THE ASSAD REGIME TO BE LIFTED. >>Anita: HE MADE THE COMMENTS AT A TRADE UNION CONFERENCE IN SYRIA AND AS KATIE NICHOLSON REPORTS, THE CANADIAN LABOUR CONGRESS IS INVESTIGATING WHAT HAPPENED.>>Reporter: IT COULD BE ANY OTHER INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT SAVE FOR THE LARGE BANNERS OF SYRIAN LEADER ASSAD DRAPED AROUND THE ROOM. NOT SURPRISING, THEN, TO SEE REPRESENTATIVES FROM TURKEY, CUBA, AND THE CZECH REPUBLIC. WHAT WAS SURPRISING: THE PRESENCE OF THE CANADIAN LABOUR CONGRESS’S VICE-PRESIDENT, DONALD LAFLEUR. EVEN MORE SURPRISING, WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT SANCTIONS ON SYRIA.>>IT’S COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE AND THE CANADIANS — CANADIAN LABOUR MOVEMENT DOES SUPPORT THE PEOPLE IN SYRIA AND WE’RE HERE TO PUT PRESSURE TO TAKE THE SANCTIONS AWAY. >>Reporter: THOSE WORDS FROM A LONG-TIME LABOUR LEADER A BIG SHOCK TO HIS EMPLOYER. >>TO BE CLEAR, WE WEREN’T BEING OFFICIALLY REPRESENTED THERE. NO MANDATE FROM THE CLC TO SPEAK ON OUR BEHALF OR TO REPRESENT THE CONGRESS AND IT OUGHT NOT HAVE BEEN REPRESENTED THAT WAY. >>Reporter: THE LABOUR ALLIANCE NDP IN THE THROES OF AN ELECTION CAMPAIGN ALSO TAKEN ABACK: WE ARE SHOCKED BY THE COMMENTS MADE BY Mr. LAFLEUR ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE TREATMENT OF WORKERS IN SYRIA. WE DO NOT ENDORSE THEM. THE NDP HAS OFTEN SPOKEN STRONGLY AGAINST SLAUGHTER PERPETRATED BY THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT AND ITS ALLIES. >>IT’S AGAINST OUR CANADIAN VALUES AS A COUNTRY. >>Reporter: THIS WOMAN, HERSELF A SYRIAN REFUGEE, WHO NOW TEACHES HUMAN RIGHTS AND LAW IN TORONTO, SAYS IT’S NOT JUST THAT IT’S A CALL FOR END OF SANCTIONS, IT’S THAT HE ATTENDED THERE AT ALL. >>HIM BEING THERE IS NORMALIZING THE SITUATION WITH THE SYRIAN REGIME UNLESS THEY TOOK CERTAIN MEASURES TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS, TO, YOU KNOW, STOP THE WAR, STOP THE KILLING, AND RESPECT US AS CIVILIANS.>>Mike: REPORT FROM THE CBC’S KATIE NICHOLSON.>>>WELL, ENVIRONMENTALISTS IN FRANCE ARE CALLING FOR STRICTER RULES GOVERNING THE RENTAL OF ELECTRIC SCOOTERS, AFTER A HUNDRED BIKES WERE PULLED FROM A RIVER SPARKING FEARS THE BATTERIES ARE CAUSING POLLUTION. VOLUNTEERS SAY RIVERS IN SEVERAL CITIES CONTAINS HUNDREDS OF ABANDONED E-SCOOTERS. MOST ARE THROWN IN THE WATER BY LOCAL YOUTH JUST FOOLING AROUND. OFFICIALS ARE URGING COMPANIES TO HAVE BETTER SECURITY FOR THE BIKES. SOME CITIES ARE BANNING COMPANIES FROM HAVING THE BIKES AVAILABLE OR STORED ON THE WATERFRONT.>>Anita: NOW TO A SPY STORY WITH A TWIST.>>Mike: A CANADIAN MAN ACCUSED BY RUSSIA OF SPYING HAS BEEN LANGUISHING IN PRISON FOR MONTHS. WELL, TODAY HE TURNED HIS COURT APPEARANCE INTO A SPECTACLE OF DEFIANCE. >>Anita: CHRIS BROWN WAS THE ONLY CANADIAN REPORTER TO WATCH IT ALL HAPPEN. [♪♪♪]>>Reporter: WHEN THE DOORS OPENED ON A SECRET HEARING IN MOSCOW TODAY, PAUL WHELAN ALREADY KNEW WHAT THE DECISION WOULD BE. [ Yelling ]>>Reporter: BUT HE DIDN’T ACCEPT IT WITHOUT A FIGHT, TURNING THE COURTROOM INTO A CIRCUS AS THE OTTAWA-BORN FORMER U.S. MARINE MADE THE CASE TO THE MEDIA THAT HE IS NOT A SPY.>>I AM NOT ALLOWED TO GIVE DETAILS.>>Reporter: HE WAS REMANDED IN JAIL FOR SEVERAL MORE MONTHS, ALTHOUGH HE SAYS HE IS SICK AND NEEDS CARE FOR A HERNIA. >>I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT MY DOG HAS RECEIVED BETTER MEDICAL CARE THAN I AM RECEIVING FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF RUSSIA.>>Reporter: WHELAN WAS AT A FANCY MOSCOW HOTEL LAST CHRISTMAS FOR A WEDDING WHEN HE CLAIMS A RUSSIAN FRIEND, WHOM HE HAS KNOWN FOR A DECADE, GAVE HIM A USB STICK HE THOUGHT WITH HOLIDAY PICS BUT INSTEAD IT HAD CLASSIFIED INFORMATION AND THAT FRIEND TURNED OUT TO BE WITH RUSSIA’S SECRET POLICE. WHELAN’S LAWYER CONFIRMED A BIG PART OF RUSSIA’S CASE INVOLVES SECRETLY RECORDED CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN THE PAIR. I CAN SAY HONESTLY I HAVEN’T SEEN ANY CONVINCING EVIDENCE. >>CALLING FOR PAUL’S RELEASE. >>Reporter: WHELAN HOLDS BRITISH AND IRISH CITIZENSHIP TOO AND LAST WEEK HIS SISTER ELIZABETH PULLED OFF A RARE FEAT OF BIPARTISANSHIP BY GETTING CONGRESS MEMBERS TO JOINTLY DEMAND RUSSIA RELEASE HIM. ONE FEARS THAT HE WILL BE SWAPPED FOR A RUSSIAN HELD IN THE WEST.>>I GUESS IT DEPENDS. IF THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT OR SOME OTHER GOVERNMENT IS WILLING TO DO SOME SORT OF TRADE, THAT WILL GET PAUL OUT. IT’S POLITICALLY MOTIVATED AND THE RUSSIANS HOLD ALL THE CARDS.>>Reporter: IN A TWEET, RUSSIA’S FOREIGN MINISTRY CLAIMED WHELAN WAS CAUGHT RED-HANDED AND SAID COMPLAINTS ABOUT RUSSIA’S HANDLING OF THE CASE ARE DISINFORMATION. CHRIS BROWN, CBC NEWS, MOSCOW. [♪♪♪]>>Mike: HE WAS KNOWN FOR HIS TRADEMARK LAUGH, HIS QUIRKY FASHION SENSE, AND HIS RAZOR-LIKE WITH. WE REMEMBER OUR>>Announcer: ALL THE MAJOR POLITIC PARTIES IN THIS FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN ARE FOCUSSING ON MAKING LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR FAMILIES. WE’LL ASK THE MILLENNIAL VOTERS PANEL HOW THAT’S PLAYING WITH THEM. THAT’S TOMORROW ON “THE EARLY EDITION.” [♪♪♪]>>Anita: BEFORE WE GO TONIGHT, WE HAVE SOME SAD NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU. >>Mike: ONE OF CBC RADIO CANADA’S BEST-KNOWN REPORTERS AND A BELOVED COLLEAGUE HERE HAS DIED. PIERRE WAS A STAPLE IN THE NEWSROOM AND ON THE AIR FOR MANY DECADES. >>Mike: YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT A VERY COLOURFUL CAREER. >>Dan: YOU HAVE WORKED HERE AS A REPORTER IN METRO VANCOUVER OVER WHATEVER DECADE, THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE YOU HAVE MET OR HEARD THE MAN WE CALLED LE GRAND SERGE. [ Speaking French ]>>Reporter: THOSE GLASSES. [♪♪♪]>>I LOVE THAT HAT.>>YOU CAN’T GET AWAY WITH IT UNLESS YOU ARE A QUEBECER, I DON’T THINK.>>Reporter: BEYOND HIS STYLE SENSE, HIS PASSION FOR NEWS. [ Laughter ]>>Reporter: AND THAT LAUGH. YOU COULDN’T MISS PIERRE MARTINEAU IF YOU TRIED. HE CAME TO VANCOUVER IN 1971 AND SPENT ALMOST 30 YEARS ON THE BEAT. >>WE WERE TOLD THAT SOMETHING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. >>Reporter: AND BEHIND THE DESK AT RADIO-CANADA. [ Speaking French ]>>Reporter: MARTINEAU LOVED POLITICS. AND COULD CHAT WITH ANYONE ABOUT ANYTHING. HE HAD A RHYTHM ALL HIS OWN. PLUS THAT CERTAIN SOMETHING ABOUT HIM. PIERRE, MERCI FOR YOUR WISDOM, YOUR EXPERIENCE, AND YOUR LAUGHS. >>OKAY. [ Laughter ] [ Speaking French ]>>Anita: BEAUTIFUL PIECE, DAN. THANK YOU. >>Dan: YOU ARE VERY WELCOME. >>Anita: HE WILL BE MISSED, FOR SURE. >>Mike: DO YOU REMEMBER BEING AT NEWS CONFERENCES. OKAY, HERE WE GO. >>Dan: THAT’S RIGHT. [ Laughter ]>>ALWAYS ASKING THE ONE QUESTION WE ALL WANTED TO ASK BY TRYING TO BE SOMEWHAT TOO POLITE — >>Anita: AND ALWAYS THE ESPRESSO. >>Dan: ABSOLUTELY. MOVED AT HIS OWN PACE. GOD BLESS HIM. >>Mike: HERE AT 11. >>Dan: YES, INDEED. >>Mike: MORE WITH ALL OF THE LATER NEWS. >>Anita: YOU BET. >>Mike: THANKS FOR JOINING US. HAVE A FANTASTIC EVENING. 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