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The National for Monday, Jan. 20 — Challenges of storm cleanup in N.L.; Coronavirus concerns


>>Adrienne: ASSESSING THE DAMAGE HERE IN NEWFOUNDLAND. THEY’RE DIGGING OUT BUT THEY CAN’T STOCK UP.>>IT’S BEEN HERE SINCE FRIDAY AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS, MONDAY? [ Laughter ]>>Adrienne: THE CHALLENGES, FRUSTRATIONS AND ABILITIES OF KINDNESS.>>Andrew: IN COURT ON THE CASE PUTTING THE SQUEEZE ON CANADA. TOP CHINESE EXECUTIVE, MENG WANZHOU, ARGUING AGAINST EXTRADITION TO THE UNITED STATES. THE B.C. GIRL HANDCUFFED AT A CANADIAN BANK TELLS US HER STORY.>>I WAS SCARED, JUST THE WHOLE THING BEING HANDCUFFED AND LARRY WALKER’S LAST CHANCE.>>THIS PLAY STANDS UP AGAINST ANYBODY’S IN BASEBALL.>>Andrew: WILL THE CANADIAN STAR AND FORMER EXPO FINALLY MAKE IT INTO THE HALL OF FAME? THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.”>>Adrienne: YOU’RE LOOKING AT St. JOHN’S ON ITS FOURTH DAY UNDER STATE OF EMERGENCY, FOUR DAYS OF CARVING A CITY OUT OF A RECORD-BREAKING BLIZZARD AND IT’S STILL SNOWED IN, STILL SHUT DOWN. THAT’S WHY WE’RE HERE TONIGHT, WHERE TIME IS THE ENEMY. A MAN LOST IN THE STORM IS STILL MISSING. SUPPLIES ARE RUNNING LOW, PEOPLE NEED GROCERIES, MEDICINE AND NEED NO GO BACK TO WORK AND NEED SLEEP AND THEY KNOW THEY NOW NEED MORE PATIENCE. TONIGHT, WE HAVE NEWFOUNDLAND UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE STORM, AS PEOPLE SCRAMBLE FOR NECESSITIES AND A PASS-OUT, WE’LL SHOW YOU PLACES HAMMERED BY THE BLIZZARD, COMMUNITIES THAT ARE STRONGER FOR WEATHERING IT AND YOU’LL GET A FIRST-HAND LOOK AT THE EFFORT TO PUSH THE SNOW BACK. CHRICHRIS O-NEILL-YATES HAS THE STORY JUST LIKE THIS ONE WHERE RESOURCES ARE STRETCHED TO THE LIMIT AND EVEN SPACE IS IN SHORT SUPPLY.>>Reporter: YOU CAN SPOT THEM ALL OVER TOWN, SOLDIERS RA WELCOMED SIGHT AND A LIFELINE TO PEOPLE STRANDED IN A STORM. AT THE OPERATION’S CENTRE, PEOPLE ARE WORKING OUT WHERE THEY’RE NEEDED.>>MILITARY COMES OUT GREAT FOR US AND THEY’LL BE GREAT ASSESSMENTS TO ALL OF THE VULNERABLE PEOPLE FINDING THEMSELVES WHO CAN’T DIG OUT OR CAN’T GET OUT AND GET THEIR MEDICATIONS.>>Reporter: THIS STORM LEFT SO MUCH SNOW ON St. JOHN’S STREETS. IT WILL TAKE DAYS, MAYBE WEEKS TO CLEAN IT ALL UP AND MEANWHILE, PEOPLE ARE RUNNING OUT OF CRITICAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS AND SOME ARE ANTSY HOUSE BOUND SINCE FRIDAY AND THAT COULD BE WHY CARS WERE CLOGGING SOME NARROW STREETS, PEOPLE RUNNING THE RISKS OF HEFTY FINES UNLESS THEY’RE OUT TO GET EMERGENCY GAS SEEN OR PRESCRIPTIONS. SNOW REMOVAL IS A CHALLENGE AND THE CITY IS DUMPING IT INTO THE HARBOUR. THEY’RE NORMALLY NOT ALLOWED TO DO THIS BUT GOT PERMISSION FROM OTTAWA BECAUSE THERE’S NOWHERE ELSE TO PUT THE SHOW. SNOW REMOVAL TRUCKS PASS BY THIS HOUSE EVERY FEW MINUTES AND HAVE TO FIGHT CARS FOR SPACE.>>THE NUMBER OF AMBULANCES AROUND HERE RIGHT NOW IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.>>THE MORE UNNECESSARY TRAFFIC THAT IS ON THE ROADS, THE LONGER IT WILL TAKE TO GET THIS DEALT WITH, HONESTLY. IF YOU DON’T NEED TO BE OUT, JUST DON’T BE OUT.>>Reporter: AND TEMPLARS, THEY’RTEMPERS AREGETTING SHORT.>>A MAN SHOUTED, YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ON THE ROAD AND THAT WAS MET WITH A FOUR LETTER EXPLETIVE.>>THERE’S NOT ENOUGH ROOM ON THE ROADS.>>Adrienne: CHRIS, IS THIS FAIR TO SAY IT MIGHT EASE THE PRESSURE?>>Reporter: IN THE LONG-RUN, IT MIGHT. ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE ABOUT HOLED UP IN THEIR HOMES, EVERYBODY WILL BE GOING OUT TOMORROW AND WE SAW THE COMPETITION BETWEEN TRUCKS AND CARS AND THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE CARS ON CARS TOMORROW. IT MIGHT GET WORSE BEFORE BETTER BUT OFF OF THIS WILL TAKE TIME.>>Adrienne: CHRIS, THANK YOU SO MUCH. YOU’VE BEEN THE EYES AND EARS OF THE ENTIRE COUNTRY, INCLUDING THE GREAT SNOW MAGEDDON SLEEP-OVER.>>>AN UPDATE FOR JOSHUA WALL. HE WENT MISSING AN HOUR’S DRIVE WEST OF HERE. RESCUE WORKERS WERE OUT FOR A DAY AND RESIDENTS ARE BEING ENCOURAGED TO CHECK PROPERTIES IN CASE HE WENT TO SEEK SHELTERS. IN SOME HOMES THE STRUGGLE IS ON TO KEEP LIGHTS ON, TO KEEP FOOD ON THE TABLE AND SPIRITS UP. KAYLA HOUNSELL SHOWS US THAT EFFORT.>>Reporter: MARIE POWELL IS HELPING OUT HER NEIGHBOUR WHO LIVES ALONE AND HER FAMILY LOST POWER DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM.>>SO THAT’S BEEN SINCE FRIDAY AND NOW I DON’T KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS, MONDAY? RECEIVE LAUGH.>>Reporter: HER FAMILY WAS A LET’S PRIORITY FOR POWER CREWS AND IT HASN’T BEEN EASY.>>MY HUSBAND AND BRAND NEW PUPPY AND MY MOTHER WHO IS SICK, AS WELL. SO WE’RE LIVING ON POTATO CHIPS AND WATER AND SNACKS AND RUNNIN’ THE TAP HOPING THAT NOTHING FREEZES.>>Reporter: WITH GROCERY STORES CLOSED, MANY ARE RUNNING OUT OF FOOD. MARK WILSON STARTED A FACEBOOK GROUP TO HELP PEOPLE SHARE THE FOOD THEY HAVE.>>IT BRINGS UP ISSUES WHERE STIGMA IS ATTACHED TO NOT HAVING FOOD, NOT HAVING MONEY, NOT STOCKING UP BEFORE A STORM AND IF PEOPLE DON’T HAVE THE MONEY TO DO THAT, THEY DEFINITELY DON’T DO THAT AND WE’RE TRYING TO HELP ALLEVIATE THOSE POINTS OF DISPARITY.>>WE CAN DELIVER SOME UP TO LOUISE.>>Reporter: HIS FRIENDS ARE BAKING BREAD IN THEIR OWN KITCHEN, JUST BECAUSE THEY CAN. THEY’RE CHECKING THE FACEBOOK GROUP AND DELIVERING LOAVES TO THOSE IN NEED.>>STORES HAVE BEEN CLOSED FOR, IS IT THREE DAYS NOW? SO PEOPLE DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE A LOT. IT’S NICE TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING.>>Reporter: NEARBY, WE RAN INTO A COUPLE DELIVERING MUFFINS TO FIREFIGHTERS.>>THANK YOU.>>Reporter: THERE IS SOME RELIEF IN SIGHT, A CREW HAS ARRIVED TO GET MARIE POWELL BACK ON THE GRID.>>COME ON, WHAT IS IT? YEAH!>>Reporter: AND THE FOOD THAT’S BEEN REFRIGERATED OUTSIDE IS GOING BACK IN THE KITCHEN. A SILVER LINING WHILE THERE IS STILL A LOT OF WORK AHEAD. KAYLA HOUNSELL, CBC NEWS, St. JOHN’S.>>Adrienne: WE HAVE MORE FROM St. JOHN’S AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL,” INCLUDING REFLECTIONS ON THIS GIVING COMMUNITY FROM ONE OF ITS FAVOURITES.>>NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR IS THE ONLY PLACE ON EARTH WHERE A DISASTER COULD STRIKE AND YOU WOULD FIND YOURSELF WISHING YOU COULD BE THERE FOR IT.>>Reporter: M CONFEDERATIONFOR NOW IT IS
BACK TO YOU IN TORONTO, ANDREWANDREW,.>>Andrew: MENG WANZHOU APPEARED IN A VANCOUVER COURTROOM FOR THE FIRST DAY OF HER EXTRADITION HEARING. THE HUAWEI EXECUTIVE HAS BEEN UNDER HOUSE ARREST FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, ACCUSED OF FRAUD BY THE U.S. AND PROSECUTORS WANT HER TO FACE CHARGES AND CHINA WANTS HER FREED BUT AS GREG RASMUSSEN EXPLAINS, IT IS CANADA WHO WILL DECIDE THIS CASE.>>Reporter: MENG WANZHOU LEFT HER LUXURY HOME ON THE WAY TO THE COURTHOUSE AS MEDIA FROM AROUND THE WORLD WATCHED. ON ARRIVAL, MORE CAMERAS. THE CROWD WAS SO LARGE, AN AREA HAD TO BE SET UP. THE LAW STATES THAT TO EXTRADITE SOMEONE, THERE HAS TO BE A SIMILAR OFFENSE IN BOTH CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. U.S. AUTHORITIES HAVE CHARGED MENG WITH FRAUD FOR ALLEGEDLY LYING TO A BANK IN VIOLATION OF U.S. AGAINST IRAN. HER LAWYERS ARGUED THERE IS TO EQUIVALENT CRIME IN CANADA, TELLING THE COURT THIS HAS EVERY APPEARANCE OF THE UNITED STATES SEEKING TO ENLIST CANADA TO ENFORCE THE SANCTIONS WE HAVE REPUDIATED. AN UPHILL BATTLE SAYS THIS VANCOUVER LAWYER.>>CANADIAN PROSECUTORS WILL BE ARGUING THIS IS A RED HERRING, THIS FOCUSES ON SANCTIONS AND THE REAL ISSUE IS WHETHER MISS MENG ENGAGED IN CONDUCT OF FRAUD IN THE UNITED STATES.>>Reporter: CELL PHONE GIANT HUAWEI IS WAGING ITS OWN CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT MENG.>>WE THINK SHE’S A PAWN IN THE TRADE DISPUTE WITH CHINA AND WE THINK CANADA HAS BEEN DRAGGED IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS.>>Reporter: TENSION HAS SOURED THE CANADA-CHINA RELATIONSHIP AND FOR CANADIANS DETAINING TWO CANADIANS ON CHARGES AND THE JUSTICE WON’T EXERCISE HIS POWER TO INTERVENE.>>WE WANT MISS MENG TO HAVE EVERY PROTECTION THAT THE CANADIAN SYSTEM AFFORDS AND WE THINK OUR PROCESS HAS DONE THAT.>>Reporter: THESE INITIAL ARGUMENTS WILL WRAP UP LATER THIS WEEK BUT THIS IS ONLY THE FIRST IN A LONG STRING OF LEGAL CHALLENGES, MEANING MANY MORE TRIPS TO COURT. GREG RASMUSSEN, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Andrew: I WANT TO BRING IN JASON PROCTOR BECAUSE YOU’VE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY FROM THE BEGINNING AND WHAT WHA WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO BE IN THAT COURTROOM?>>Reporter: AN ELECTRIC ATMOSPHERE, A HUGE ANTICIPATION AND M BEHAVIO MENG WANZHOU WANTED TO ARGUE SHE WANTED TO BE RELEASED AND NOT EXTRADITED. YOU HAD MEDIA FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN THIS COURTROOM WHICH IS FULL OF HUAWEI EXECUTIVES AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE FOLLOWED THIS IN THE NEWS AND JUST WANTED TO SEE THIS WOMAN, HERSELF, IN PERSON, MAKE HER CASE IN FRONT OF A JUDGE.>>Andrew: WE’VE SEEN A CASE HOW MENG WANZHOU APPROACHED THIS.>>Reporter: SHE’S WAITING TO BE RELEASED AND SINCE SWITCHED TO DESIGNER DRESSES AND THESE SHOES THAT ACCENTUATE THE MONITORING BRACELET. WE’VE HEARD WITH PR PEOPLE WITH HUAWEI THAT SHE’S PUTTING HERSELF OUT THERE AND BELIEVES AND SAID SHE HASN’T DONE ANYTHING WRONG AND TRYING TO PUT HERSELF OUT AND EXPRESS HER FEELING SHE’S A VICTIM HERE AND BEING USED FOR SOME KIND OF POLITICAL PAWN. WHETHER OR NOT A JUDGE FEELS THAT WAY REMAINS TO BE FEEL. JASON PROCTOR, THANK YOU.>>Reporter: THANK YOU.>>Andrew: MENG IS DUE BACK IN COURT TOMORROW MORNING.>>>A WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WILL HOLD A MEETING ABOUT A DANGEROUS OUTBREAK IN EAST ASIA, A CORONAVIRUS HAS KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND AFFECTED MORE THAN 200. THE FIRST CONFIRMED IN THE CITY OF WUHAN AND APPEARED IN SHANGHAI, BEIJING. WHAT’S MORE, AUTHORITIES SAY IT CAN SPREAD FROM HUMAN TO HUMAN. AS YOU’LL HEAR FROM SASA PETRICIC IT COULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED AT A WORSE TIME.>>Reporter: THE WHOLESALE SEAFOOD MARKET IN WUHAN SITS SHUDDERED AND OFFICIALS INVESTIGATING GROUND ZERO. THE SUSPECTED SOURCE OF THE NEW VIRUS. ANIMALS AT THE MARKET WERE THE ORIGINAL SUSPECTS. BUT TODAY ON CHINESE STATE TV, THE HEALTH OFFICIAL IN CHARGE OF THE INVESTIGATION SAYS EXPERTS NOW KNOW THE VIRUS CAN ALSO MAKE THAT OTHER DANGEROUS LEAP FROM PERSON TO PERSON, LEADING TO PNEUMONIA, HIGH FEVER AND SOMETIMES DEATH. A EXPERIENCING FOR CHINA’S MINISTRY SAYS BEIJING INFORMED THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. AND HE SAYS, SHORTLY AFTER, CHINA SENT OUT GENETIC DETAILS OF THE NEW VIRUS TO RESEARCHERS AROUND THE WORLD. IT’S A CORONAVIRUS, IN THE SAME FAMILY AS SEVERE, ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME OR SARS, WHICH ALSO SPREAD FROM CHINA KILLING NEARLY 800 PEOPLE WORLD-WIDE.>>THERE’S THE POSSIBILITY OF SUPER SPREADING EVENTS. THEY’RE FAMILIAR WITH WHAT HAPPENED WITH SARS IN THE PAST AND THIS IS ON OUR RADAR.>>Reporter: THE RESPONSE IS NOW SPREADING WITH A FOCUS ON IDENTIFYING SICK TRAVELERS COMING FROM WUHAN. ON SOME FLIGHTS IN CHINA, HEALTH WORKERS CHECK FOR HIGH FEVER BEFORE ALLOWING PASSENGERS TO LEAVE. AT OTHER AIRPORTS IN THE REGION AND IN THE UNITED STATES, SCREENING MACHINES WILL CHECK WUHAN ARRIVALS. THE CHINESE NEW YEAR IS SET TO BEGIN AND HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE TRAVELING ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ABROAD AND THE LARGEST ANNUAL HUMAN MIGRATION POTENTIALLY WORSENING THE SPREAD.>>Andrew: BACK HERE IN CANADA, TODAY WAS DAY TWO OF THE LIBERAL CABINET RETREAT IN WINNIPEG. IT’S A MEETING TO PLOT STRATEGY FOR THE UPCOMING SESSION OF PARLIAMENT AND FOR A MINORITY GOVERNMENT, THAT INCLUDES BUILDING BRIDGES WITH WESTERN CANADA. DAVID COCHRAN IS THERE.>>Reporter: IF THERE’S A BRIGHT SPOT FOR THE LIBERALS ON THE PRAIRIES, IT’S MANITOBA, WHERE THEY DIDN’T LOSE ALL OF THEIR SEATS IN THE ELECTION. THEY ONLY LOST HALF.>>WHAT A PLEASURE IT IS TO BE BACK IN WINNIPEG, BACK IN MANITOBA.>>Reporter: THE WESTERN OUTREACH AND PHOTO-OPS CONTINUE.>>WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON BEING CANADIANS FIRST.>>Reporter: BUT IT’S CLEAR THERE’S A LONG WAY TO GO.>>THE OUTREACH IS GOOD AND NOBLE AND THE INTENTION IS REAL BUT YOU’LL MEASURE THE EFFECTIVENESS AS YOU SHOULD BY RESULTS.>>Reporter: RESULTS FROM MANITOBA WOULD BE FEDERAL APPROVAL OF A LONG DELAYED FLOOD PROTECTION PROGRAMME AND ACCEPTING A MADE-IN-MANITOBA CLIMATE PLAN TO SOON BE SUBMITTED TO REPLACE THE FEDERAL CARBON TAX.>>SO I WANT RESPECT FROM OTTAWA FOR THE FACT THAT MANITOBA HAS AN INCREDIBLE GREEN RECORD.>>THE PREMIER ALREADY HAS TREMENDOUS RESPECT FOR ME, TREMENDOUS RESPECT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER.>>Reporter: AS DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, CHRYSTIA FREELAND HAS TO STICK-HANDLE THESE REGIONAL TENSIONS AND WHILE THERE WERE NO AGREEMENTS TODAY, THERE WAS A PROMISE TO COOPERATE.>>BUT WHAT I BELIEVE CANADIANS WANT AND THERE’S CERTAINLY THE GOOD WILL IN OTTAWA TO DO THIS, IS FOR US TO IDENTIFY THE AREAS OF COMMON INTEREST AND TO WORK TOGETHER.>>Reporter: BUT FOR WESTERNERS, RESULTS WILL MATTER MORE THAN GOOD WILL, AS IT WON’T BE ENOUGH TO BE FRIENDLY TO MANITOBA WHILE VISITING FRIENDLY MANITOBA.>>Andrew: THERE ARE FEW FRIENDLY FEELINGS BETWEEN ONTARIO TEACHERS AND THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT TONIGHT. A LABOUR DISPUTE THREATENING CLASS TIME FOR MORE THAN A MILLION STUDENTS. TEACHER’S UNIONS ARE ENGAGING IN ONE-WEEK STRIKES. DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON LOOKS AT WHERE THINGS GO FROM HERE.>>Reporter: OLIVER YANG IS SPENDING THE DAY AT HIS DAD’S BIKE SHOP. MORE WORK FOR DAD.>>OBVIOUSLY CONTINGENCY PLANS CAN BE IN PLACE. I CAN FUNCTION AT WORK AS WELL AS HAVE HIM HERE AND I HAVE TO MANAGE THINGS, RIGHT. I HAVE TO CALL IN EXTRA STAFF.>>Reporter: MARCY SANDERSON SANDY HOOK THE DAY OFTOOK THE DAY OFF WORK
AND IT WAS A LEARNING OPPORTUNITY. AMONG THE TEACHERS’ TOP DEMANDS, WAGE INCREASES THAT MATCH INFLATION, SMALLER CLASS SIZES AND MORE SPECIAL-NEEDS FUNDING AND ALSO UPSETTING FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS, THE PROVINCE’S PLAN TO IMPOSE MANDATORY eLEARNING.>>THTHIS IS SOMETHING WE’RE TRYING TO FIGHT AGAINST.>>Reporter: AS THE TEACHERS HIT THE PICKET LINES IN SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES, THEY SAY THE GOVERNMENT GAVE THEM NO CHOICE.>>THIS GOVERNMENT AND MINISTER OF EDUCATION ARE NOT AT A TABLE ACTUALLY BARGAINING. IF WE WERE BARGAINING, WE COULD HAVE AVOIDED THIS.>>Reporter: THE PROVINCE SAYS THE TEACHER’S UNION WON’T CONSIDER THE OPTION OF A PRIVATE MEDIATOR.>>I WANT TO RETAIN TALENT IN THIS PROVINCE.>>Reporter: DAYCAMPS AND DROP-OFF CENTRES HIKE THIS ONE ARE IN HIGH DEMAND AND WHILE THE GOVERNMENT IS OFFERING PARENTS UP TO $60 A DAY FOR EACH DAY OF MISSED SCHOOL, MOST WOULD PREFER A SWIFT RESOLUTION INSTEAD.>>I HOPE THEY CAN GET BACK TO THE TABLE.>>Reporter: IF THEY DON’T, THE WORRY IS STRIKES THAT COULD GO ON LONGER THAN A DAY. DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: WE HAVE NEW DETAILS NOW IN A SHOCKING STORY THAT HAPPENED IN VANCOUVER LAST MONTH. A 12-YEAR-OLD INDIGENOUS GIRL AND HER GRANDFATHER ENTERED A BANK TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT AND THEN LEFT I IN HANDCUFFS. THEY’RE NOT REPORTING THE GIRL’S LAST TIME BUT SHE SPOKE TO US ABOUT THE TOLE ALL OF THIS IS TAKING. HERE IS TANYA FLETCHER.>>Reporter: 12-YEAR-OLD TORI ANN IS TRYING NOT TO THINK ABOUT DECEMBER 20, RESPONSIBL, THE DAY SHE AND HER GRANDFATHER HAD A DATE TO OPEN A ACCOUNT. INSTEAD THEY WERE HANDCUFFED.>>HE LEAD US OUTSIDE, HANDCUFFED US AND TOLD US WE WERE UNDER ARREST AND BEING DETAINED AND RE READ US OUR RIGHTS.>>Reporter: TORI ANN WAS SCARED.>>I WAS SCARED, JUST BEING HANDCUFFED. , EVEN AFTER ALL OF THE IDENTIFICATION, WE ARE WHO WE ARE.>>Reporter: THE PROBLEM, ACCORDING TO BMO, HAD TO DO WITH THEIR IDENTIFICATION. TORI ANN’S GRANDFATHER SAYS THE EMPLOYEE QUESTIONED THEM, BECAME SUSPICIOUS AND LEFT THE ROOM WITH THEIR I.D. BUT ONCE OFFICERS SHOWED UP, HE CALLS THIS NOTHING SHORT OF RACIAL PROFILING.>>LIKE, IF IT WAS NONNATIVE GRAPGRANDFATHER AND GRANDDAUGHTER, I DON’T THINK THEY WOULD HAVE DONE THAT.>>IT HASN’T HIT ME YET.>>Reporter: THE INCIDENT TRIGGERED A LANDSLIDE OF CRITICISM, PROTESTS OUTSIDE OF THE BANK AND CONDEMNATION FROM THE MAYOR.>>I FEEL SO BADLY FOR WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM.>>Reporter: AND AN APOLOGY FROM VANCOUVER’S POLICE CHIEF.>>WE’RE VERY SORRY THE WAY THIS ALL PLAYED OUT AND WE KNOW NOW THERE WAS NO CRIME.>>Reporter: EVENTUALLY WORDS OF REGRET FROM A BMO PRESIDENT, TOO.>>PEOPLE ARE ANGRY AND HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE. I’M ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS SITUATION AND THIS IS A MESS FROM START TO FINISH.>>Reporter: BMO SAYS STAFF HAVE BEEN REPRIMANDED AND LAUNCHED AN INDIGENOUS ADVISORY COUNCIL. STILL, THEY’RE CONSIDERING A HUMAN RIGHT’S CASE AGAINST THE BANK AND POSSIBLY POLICE. TANYA FLETCHER, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Andrew: MORE NEWS AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL.”>>MY GOD-GIVEN RIGHT.>>Andrew: SUSAN ORMISTON IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A DIVISIVE GUN RIGHT IN VIRGINIA. PLUS FOOD INSECURITY ON YOUR LIFESPAN.>>Adrienne: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE PREMIER AND A SPECIAL>>Andrew: IT WAS M LUTHER DAY IN THE UNITED STATES BUT FEARS OF VIOLENCE LEAD TO HEAVY SECURITY. IT WAS TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO WHERE A LIFE TO RIGHT VALLEY LEAD TO THE DEATH OF A WOMAN. SUSAN ORMISTON WAS IN VIRGINIA TODAY.>>WE WILL NOT BE RULED!>>Reporter: ARMED AND READY TO FIGHT, 22,000 PROTESTERS, MANY WITH WEAPONS, DETERMINED TO KEEP OWNING ALL OF THEM.>>IT’S MY GOD-GIVEN RIGHT, MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HAVE IT, OK.>>Reporter: DEMOCRATS FOTHEY’RE SETTING
UP A BATTLE OVER A LONG, PROUD HISTORY OVER GUN LAWS, INCLUDING OWNING ASSAULT RIFLES. THIS MAN HAS SEVERAL.>>WHY DO YOU NEED AN AUTOMATIC HUNTER TO KILL A DEER?>>YOU MIGHT MISS HIM THE FIRST TIME.>>Reporter: STATE AND CITY POLICE SWARMED THE CAPITOL AND SNIPERS WATCHED, DRONES ARE BANNED, ALL PRECAUTIONS IN THIS TENSE TIME IN AMERICA. [SHOUTING]>>Reporter: THERE WAS NO VIOLENCE, JUST FACE-OFFS BETWEEN ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTERS QUICKLY SURROUNDED BY POLICE CREATING SPACE BETWEEN SUPPORTERS. THIS IS SHAPING UP TO BE ONE OF THE MOST DIVISIVE ISSUES IN THE U.S. ELECTION YEAR. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ALREADY TWEETED THAT THE VIRGINIA GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO TAKE THESE PEOPLE’S WEAPONS AWAY AND THAT’S WHAT THEY GET FOR VOTING DEMOCRAT.>>DON’T BE A DEMOCRAT, GET YOURSELF A TRUMP HAT!>>Reporter: SUSAN ORMISTON, CBC NEWS, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.>>Andrew: TO OTHER STORIES MAKING NEWS ACROSS CANADA. IRAN SAYS IT DOES NOT RECOGNISED THE DUAL CITIZENSHIP OF THOSE KILLED ABOARD THE DOWNED UKRAINIAN PLANE WHICH COMPLICATES THE PROCESS OF REPATRIATING THE REMAINS OF SOME CANADIAN VICTIMS. IRAN’S MINISTRIES SAYS THEY’RE CONSIDERED IRANIAN ONLY AND 57 OF THE PASSENGERS ON FLIGHT 752 WERE CANADIAN BUT NOT CLEAR HOW MANY HAD DUEL CITIZENSHIP.>>>THE DRIVER OF A PARTICULAR-UP TRUCK DIED AFTER AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING A SCHOOL BUS INVOLVING STUDENTS ON HIGHWAY 337, ABOUT AN HOUR NORTH OF MONTREAL NEAR RODDEN. MOST OF THE TEENAGERS ON THE SCHOOL BUS WERE OK AND ONLY THREE WERE TREATED IN HOSPITAL FOR MINER INJURIES. THE HIGHWAY WAS CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AS INVESTIGATORS LOOKED INTO THE CAUSE.>>IT WAS UNACCEPTABLE A YEAR AGO AND STILL UNACCEPTABLE TODAY.>>Andrew: GILLES DUCEPPES IS SUING. HIS MOTHER DIED OF HYPOTHERMIA AND THEY’RE SEEKING ONE AND A QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES HOPING THIS WILL NOT OCCUR IN THE FUTURE. AND REGINA POLICE ARRESTED UNIFOR NATIONAL PRESIDENT JERRY DIAS. THE UNION SAYS HUNDREDS OF MEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY BARRICADED AT LEAST ENTRANCES TO THE REFINERY TODAY AND IT’S THE LATEST IN WHAT HAS BEEN A WEEK’S LONG HOSTILE DISPUTE. WE HAVE MORE NEWS NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” INCLUDING A SCARRY FACT ABOUT FOOD INSECURITY. THOSE WHO WORRY ABOUT WHERE THEY’RE NEXT NUTRITIOUS MEAL IS COMING FROM CAN LIVE SIGNIFICANTLY SHORTER LIVES. THAT’S NEXT.>>Adrienne: ON DAY FOUR OF NEWFOUNDLAND’S STATE OF EMERGENCY, WE SPEAK WITH THE PREMIER ABOUT WHAT’S NEXT. THERE’S STILL SO MUCH DIGGING OUT TO DO AND SUPPLIES ARE RUNNING OUT. HOW THE PROVINCE WILL>>Andrew: IN HEALTH NEWS TONIGHT, THE REAL COST OF FOOD INSECURITY. FOUR MILLION CANADIANS CAN’T AFFORD REGULAR ACCESS TO HEALTHY MEALS. AS CHRISTINE BIRAK EXPLAINS, NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT COULD TAKE YEARS OFF THEIR LIVES.>>Reporter: WE ALL NEED SOME NUTRITIOUS FOOD TO KEEP US GOING BUT FOR A TIME, LAURICE LOU COULDN’T AFFORD IT.>>I’M TRYING TO FEED MYSELF FOR A QUICK ONE.>>Reporter: AFTER MOVING TO CANADA, LOU SAYS HER SON’S NEEDS CAME FIRST, THEN RENT AND BILLS AND LEAVING HER TO EAT LOW-PROCESSED FOODS.>>YOU FEEL DEPRESSED RETURN STAT’S CANADA ESTIMATES 1-4 CANADIAN HOUSEHOLDS FACES FOOD INSECURITY. THEY FOUND NOT BEING ABLE TO BUY ENOUGH FOOD CAN TAKE YEARS OFF A PERSON’S HIGH.>>FOR EXAMPLE, WE SAW SEVERE FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE DIED ON AVERAGE NINE YEARS EARLIER THAN FOOD SECURE ONE.>>Reporter: RESEARCHERS SAY SEVERE FOOD INSECURITY WAS ASSOCIATED WITH DEATH FROM HEART AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES, AS WELL AS DIABETES AND THE SAME PEOPLE WERE ALSO AT HIRE RISK OF DYING FROM INFECTIOUS PARACYTIC DISEASES, UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES AND SUICIDES.>>THE PAPER REINFORCES WHAT I’M SEEING ON THE GROUND.>>Reporter: DR. GARY BLOCH THIS COULD OFFER EVERY CITIZEN A MINIMUM GIVING THEM A SENSE OF FINANCIAL SECURITY.>>IF YOU’RE LIVING CHRONICALLY WITHOUT ENOUGH ACCESS TO FOOD, YOU’RE GOING TO DIE EARLIER.>>Reporter: LOU IS NO LONGER FOOD INSECURE AND NOW WORKS AT THE FOOD BANK SHE ONCE USED AND GRATEFUL TO BE ABLE TO BUY NUTRITIOUS FOOD FOR HERSELF BUT WILL NEVER FORGET HOW IT FEELS TO QUIETLY BE HUNGRY. CHRISTINE BIRAK, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” WHAT’S MAKES NEWS AROUND THE WORLD TONIGHT.>>Adrienne: IF YOU’VE BEEN HERE, YOU KNOW THE SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY THAT SETS NEWFOUNDLAND APART. MARK CRITCH EXPLAINS WHY THIS PROVINCE IS SO>>Andrew: WELCOME BACK. HERE ARE OTHER STORIES MAKING NEWS AROUND THE WORLD TONIGHT. PRETTY DRASTIC CHANGE IN WEATHER TODAY FOR PARTS OF FIRE-RAVAGED AUSTRALIA, A STORM BRINGING GOLF-BALL SIZED HAIL TORE THROUGH THE COUNTRY’S SOUTHEAST LEAVING BEHIND SMASHED OFFICE WINDOWS AND STRONG WINDS HAVE GENERATED DIFFERENT CLOUDS TEMPORARILY BLACKING OUT THE SKY IN SOME PLACES.>>>FRUSTRATION AND ANGER GROW IN PUERTO RICO AFTER A WAREHOUSE OF EMERGENCY SUPPLIES WAS DISCOVERED, BELIEVED SOME OF THE AID HAS BEEN THERE SINCE HURRICANE MARIA HIT THE ISLAND TWO YEARS AGO. IT CONTAINED EVERYTHING FROM WATER TO BABY FORMULA AND HEATERS. AFTER THE WAREHOUSE WAS DISCOVERED, THE EMERGENCY DIRECTOR WAS FIRED.>>>THERE WERE SCUFFLES AT THE MEXICO GUATAMALA BORDER. UNDER PRESSURE FROM WASHINGTON, MEXICO HAS CUT OFF MIGRATION ROUTES TO THE U.S. AND MEXICAN TROOPS WITH RIOT SHIELDS TRIED TO STOP THE MIGRANTS FROM CROSSING THE RIVERBANK BUT HUNDREDS APPEARED TO HAVE BREACHED LINES.>>>MAYLASIA SENT BACK 150 CONTAINERS OF PLASTIC WASTE TO 13 COUNTRIES INCLUDING CANADA AND THEY SAY MAYLASIA DOESN’T WANT TO BE THE WORLD’S DUMPING GROUND. IT HAS BEEN GOING TO ASIA WHEN CHINA BANNED PLASTIC WASTE. 11 CONTAINERS WERE ON THEIR WAY TO CANADA WITH MORE TO COME.>>>THE AFTERMR. BLANCHE AFTERMATH OF THE HISTORIC BLIZZARD.>>Adrienne: IT’S NOW DAY FOUR OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN THE CITY AND EVERYWHERE, THE BIG DIG CONTINUE. (DOG BARKING).>>IT’S GOING TO TAKE DAYS.>>Adrienne: PEOPLE CONTINUE TO SAY THEY’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT, ROADS CLOGGED WITH DRIFTS, WHOLE CARS SWALLOWED BY SNOW AND ANYONE ARMED WITH A SHOVEL IS A HERO, PLOWING IS A PRIORITY AND SO IS PATIENCE. AS STREETS MAKE WAY FOR MACHINES AND CUSTOMERS WAIT AT THE PRECIOUS FEW STORES THAT ARE OPEN. THE STORM IN THE AFTERMATH HAVE BEEN A HUGE TEST AND IT COULD BE AWHILE BEFORE LIFE IS BACK TO NORMAL. WITH SO MUCH SNOW TO DEAL WITH, PRESSURE CAN BE MEASUREPROGRESS CAN BE MEA
SURED A SHOVEL AT A TIME. GET TO St. JOHN’S, THE MILITARY HEADING IN HOWEVER THEY CAN, ROADS NOT PASSIBLE BUT TRAVELED. AND THE MORE PEOPLE VENTURED OUT, THE MORE THEY REALIZED THE SNOW WAS JUST PART OF IT. STORM SURGES TAKING ON A YACHT CLUB, CHALLENGING A BREAK WATER SO PROFOUNDLY SOME 100 BOATS ARE NOW TRAPPED. NOT TO MENTION WHAT THE WIND DID.>>AND WE HAVE BOATS, AGAIN, FROM AS FAR AS AWAY AS BELGIUM AND THE U.S., NORWAY AND A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE.>>Reporter: THE REALIZATION OF A STORM’S WRATH HAS TAKEN TIME BECAUSE FOUR DAYS LATER, SOME ARE JUST NOW VENTURING OUT. CAN ONLY VENTURE OUT THANKS TO THE LIKES OF BILLY MERCER. 16 HOUR SHIFTS SINCE FRIDAY AND HIS OWN HOME NOT CLEARED OUT YET.>>Adrienne: IT’S RAINING A LITTLE BIT.>>IT’S HEAVIER. AND SLIPPERY.>>Adrienne: NEW WRINKLES, FREEZING RAIN AND MIST AND THE LONGER THE SNOW MOUNTAINS STAY THERE, KIDS WILL BE TEMPTED TO DO WHAT KIDS DO AND BUILD TUNNELS. FATIGUE IS REAL AT THIS POINT. AND WHILE THE HUNDREDS OF TROOPS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE, IN CLASSIC NEWFOUNDLAND FORM, IT IS NEIGHBOURS MAKING IT WORK FOR EVERYONE ELSE. FLASH MOMS OF GENEROSITY ORGANIZED ONLINE REALIZED STREET SIDE. THIS IS MOUNT PEARL OUTSIDE OF St. JOHN’S AFTER A CALL WENT OUT THAT SOME SENIORS WERE STUCK INSIDE AND NEEDED ANY HELP THEY COULD GET AND GOT MORE THAN THEY COULD IMAGINE.>>NICE TO MEET YOU.>>Adrienne: ONE MAN ASKED ON RADIO TODAY, IS THERE ANYBODY YOU WOULD RATHER BE IN THE SNOW STORM THAN NEWFOUNDLAND? JUDGING BY HOW THEY’VE JUST PUSHED THROUGH WITH FLARE THE LAST FOUR DAYS, HARD TO IMAGINE BEING SNOWED IN ANYWHERE BETTER. LOOK, JUST LOOK AT ALL OF THAT SNOW, SO MANY CHALLENGES AHEAD. EARLIER THIS EVENING, WE PUT THAT TO THE PREMIER OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, DWIGHT BALL. SO PREMIER, HOW LONG DO YOU ANTICIPATE THAT THE FULL FORCE OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY WILL BE IN EFFECT IN.>>IT DEPENDS WHICH COMMUNITY YOU’RE TALKING TO, AND THE CLEAN-UP HAS BEEN VERY DIFFERENT IF YOU GET OUTSIDE OF St. JOHN’S. THIS IS AN OLD CITY AND IT WASN’T BUILT FOR THIS MUCH SNOW OR THIS MUCH TRAFFIC AND SO WHAT WE’RE SEEING RIGHT NOW IN St. JOHN’S, ESPECIALLY IN THE DOWNTOWN CORE, THERE’S A LOT OF SNOW, NARROW STREETS, AS WE CAN SEE RIGHT HERE. SO IT DEPENDS ON WHICH AREA YOU’RE IN. SO TOMORROW PEOPLE WILL BE GIVEN THE SAFE, LIFTING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY. THERE’S A LOT OF SNOW THAT NEEDS TO BE MOVED.>>Adrienne: SOME PEOPLE TELL US THEY’RE CONFUSED. IN PART, BECAUSE THERE ARE STATES OF EMERGENCY THAT HAVE BEEN LIFTED 20, 30 KILOMETERS AWAY BUT NOT HERE AND THE WAY IT’S ENFORCED, IT SEEMS TO BE TOUGH FOR SOME PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND IN TERMS OF GETTING MORE FOOD. MAYBE THEY CAN GET MEDICINE BUT NOT FOOD AND THAT’S WHERE THE FRUSTRATIONS FLARE. WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THEM?>>WELL, IN THE PROVINCE, FROM A STATE OF EMERGENCY POINT OF VIEW, WHEN YOU GET A WEATHER EVENT LIKE THIS, THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE CARE OF THE CLEAN-UP IN PROVISIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT AND ALL OF THE MAJOR ROADS HAVE BEEN OPEN AND PEOPLE CAN ACCESS SERVICES. SO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET INTO COMMUNITIES, LIKE St. JOHN’S, THE STATE OF EMERGENCY IS PUT IN PLACE WITH THE CONDITIONS BY THE CITY OF St. JOHN’S. IF YOU GO TO SOME OF THE NEIGHBOURING COMMUNITIES, USING MOUNT PEARL, IT’S A DIFFERENT COMMUNITY AND THEY CAN PUT DIFFERENT CONDITIONS IN FOR THE STATE OF EMERGENCY. WE’VE GOTTEN THE COMMUNITIES TO WORK CLOSE TOGETHER. IN St. JOHN’S, IT’S A LITTLE DIFFERENT BECAUSE THERE’S A LOT MORE WORK TO DO HERE.>>Adrienne: WHAT IS THE MOST ACUTE NEEDS A YOU SEE IT RIGHT NOW?>>FOR ME, THE PRIORITY IS MAKING SURE THE PEOPLE ARE SAFE AND FOR US, IT’S MAKING SURE WE HAVE ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE AND THESE ARE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITIES, MAKING SURE THAT THE HEALTHCARE AUTHORITIES, THEY HAVE THEIR CENTRES OPEN AND PEOPLE CAN ACCESS THOSE SERVICES. THE FOCUS WILL CONTINUE TO SHIFT TO SCHOOLS AND SO ON AND SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSE FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS BECAUSE WE NEED TO MAKE SURE OUR ROADS ARE SAFE TO TRAVEL ON AND PEOPLE CAN GET ON SCHOOL BUSES AND KIDS GET TO SCHOOL IN A SAFE MANNER.>>Adrienne: WE KNOW KIDS ARE EAGER TO GET OUT AND PEOPLE FEELING CLAUSTROPHOBIC. WHAT ARE YOU HEARING?>>PEOPLE ARE SAYING WE’RE IN DAY FOUR AND I NEED TO GET OUT AND ENJOY THE FRESH HERE AND EXERCISE. TOMORROW, THE St. JOHN’S WILL BE LIFTING AND PUTTING IN PLACE CONDITIONS WHERE PEOPLE CAN GET OUT AND ABOUT. THIS IS NOT MAKING SURE PEOPLE ARE LEFT IN. GETTING OUT IS GOOD MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL HEALTH AS YOU DEAL WITH A DIFFICULT SITUATION IN THE PROVINCE.>>Adrienne: PREMIER, THANK YOU AND BEST OF LUCK TO YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Adrienne: SO WE’VE BEEN HEARING INCREDIBLE STORIES OF THE AFTERMATH OF THE STORM AND MANY PEOPLE POINTING TO THE SPIRIT ENGRAINED IN THOSE WHO LIVE HERE. WE FOUND SOMEONE WHO CARRIES THAT D.N.A. HERE IS MARK CRITCH OF 22 MINUTES. HIS THOUGHTS TAKE US TO BREAK.>>I WAS IN HALIFAX WHEN THE BIG STORM HIT. I IMMEDIATELY MADE FOR THE AIRPORT TO MAKE IT HOME. NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR IS THE ONLY PLACE ON EARTH WHERE A DISASTER COULD STRIKE AND YOU FIND YOURSELF YOU COULD BE THERE FOR IT. I FACE-TIMED IN AS FRIENDS AND FAMILIES GATHERED IN ONE HOUSE TO WAIT OUT THE STORM TOGETHER. I DIDN’T WANT TO MISS WHAT WAS COMING. NOT THE UNMATCHED FURY OF THE STORM BUT SU RESIST RESILL RESILIENCE OF T
HE PEOPLE. NEWFOUNDLAND WAS SETTLED ON PEOPLE WHO HAD TO DEPEND ON EACH OTHER TO SURVIVE.>>I’M PICKING UP GAS FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD.>>Reporter: HER BREAD WAS YOUR BREAD AND YOU STILL SEE THAT IN A CRISIS. [ * ]>>OUWHEN ONE NURSE CAME HOUSE AFTER A 40-HOUR SHIFT TO A HOUSE ENCASED IN SNOW, THE WHOLE STREET CAME OUT TO CLEAR THE WAY. THERE’S A LINE IN AN OLD FOLK’S SONG THAT GOES, YOU CAN ALWAYS DEPEND ON THE NEIGHBOURS. IT WAS WRITTEN IN THE 1880S AND COULD JUST AS WELL HAVE BEEN WRITTEN FRIDAY NIGHT. AND NOW, THE MILITARY IS HERE TO HELP. IT KILLS NEWS A WAY. WE CAN NO LONGER MOCK TORONTO AND THAT IS AS MUCH A PART OF OUR IDENTITY AS FISHING. I DON’T KNOW MUCH, BUT I DO KNOW THIS. THEY WILL GO HOME A FEW POUNDS HEAVIER AND A FEW WILL BE IN A GOOD RELATIONSHIP BY THE TIME THEY LEAVE AND I’M SURE OUR POPULATION WILL BE FIXED BY A BOOM WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. IN THE MIDST OF IT ALL, A BABY WAS BORN. THE PARENTS MADE A POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA ASKING FOR HELP TACKLING THE TWO AND A HALF FOOT DRIFT IN FRONT OF THEIR HOME. SO MANY PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO HELP, YOU COULD BARELY FIND A PLACE FOR YOUR SHOVEL TO DIG. OF COURSE, THE BABY’S LAST NAME IS SNOW. BABY SNOW, YOU’RE A LUCKY YOUNG MAN. WHEN YOU’RE PARENTS TELL YOU THE STORY OF YOUR BIRTH, THEY’LL YOU ABOUT THE BIGGEST STORM IN HISTORY TO WELCOME YOU HOME AND TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PLACE WHERE YOU LIVE. [ * ]>>Andrew: TOMORROW IS A PRETTY BIG DAY FOR THIS GUY, FORMER MONTREAL EXPO LARRY WALKER, HIS LAST CHANCE TO GET VOTED IN THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME. STARTING FIVE YEARS AFTER RETIREMENT, A MAJOR LEAGUER OF HIS STATURE COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR UP TO TEN YEARS. FOR WALKER, THIS IS YEAR TEN, THOUGH, SO TIME IS ALMOST UP. BUT WHETHER OR NOT THE SPORT’S WRITERS WHO CONTROL HIS FATE VOTE HIM IN, WE’RE SHOWN WHAT WAS WHAT CANADIAN ACHIEVEMENT.>>TO LEFT CENTRE FIELD AND WOW! WHAT A START FOR LARRY WALKER.>>Reporter: LARRY WALKER DID EVERYTHING WELL ON THE BASEBALL FIELD BUT THE WRITERS TO DECIDE WHO GETS INTO THE HALL OF FAME HAVE BEEN SLOW TO EMBRACE THE CANADIAN’S IMPACT ON AMERICA’S GAME. FORMER CANADIAN MAJOR LEAGUERS THINK IT’S A NO-BRAINER.>>OF COURSE, WE’RE ALL BIASED AND WANT TO SEE A CANADIAN GET IN, BUT I THINK THE NUMBERS BEAR IT OUT. I THINK HE DESERVES TO BE IN THERE AND I HOPE HE WILL. WHETHER HE’S CANADIAN, AMERICA, PUERTO RICAN, HE’S A GUY WHOSE PLAY STANDS UP IN THE HISTORY OF BASEBALL.>>NOBODY WILL CATCH THIS. WALKER’S 21st OF YEAR.>>Reporter: WALKER STARTED FOR THE MONTREAL EXPOS AND COLORADO ROCKIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS ARE IMPRESSIVE, THE WINNER OF THE 1997 MVP AWARD. HIS BEST YEARS WERE PLAYED IN THE THIN AIR OF COLORADO’S FIELD WHERE THE BALL TRADITIONALLY TRAVELS FARTHER.>>I PLAYED FOR A TEAM IN DENVER AND IF THAT’S AN ISSUE, MOVE IT ELSEWHERE.>>Reporter: HE PLAYED DURING AN ERA DEFINED BY STEROIDS, SOMETHING WALKER HAS NEVER BEEN LINKED TO.>>NO NEEDLES WENT IN MY ASS.>>Reporter: WALKER DIDN’T PLAY A LOT OF BASEBALL PLAYING UP BUT THE EXPOS WERE ATTRACTED TO HIS RAW TALENT. HE TURNED THAT TALENT INTO A 17-YEAR MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER. ALWAYS MAINTAINING THE QUINT ESSENTIAL CANADIAN HUMILITY.>>SO MANY TIMES YOU MEET PEOPLE YOU LOOK UP TO, AND NEVER LET DOWN BY LARRY.>>Reporter: HE’S SHOWN A GENERATION OF CANADIAN BASEBALL PLAYERERS ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, MAYBE EVEN THE HALL OF FAME.>>Andrew: NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” THE LUCKY GUY WHO MOVED TO St. JOHN’S TWO AND A HALF WEEKS AGO.>>THAT WAS SOMETHING UNLIKE I’VE SEEN BEFORE. A LITTLE UNSETTLING FOR A BRAND NEW NEWFOUNDLANDER.>>Adrienne: THERE IS NOT MUCH WINTER CAN DISH OUT THAT A MANITOBAN CANNOT TAKE AND CERTAINLY WENT IN NEWFOUNDLAND MAY BE A DIFFERENT BEAST BUT WHEN HE CAME HERE TO BE WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND, NOTHING COULD HAVE PREPARED HIM FOR WHAT WAS COMING AND HIS REACTION IS TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.”>>I KNEW THAT NEWFOUNDLAND GOT SOME PRETTY HARSH WINTERS. A FEW OF MY COWORKERS IN THE WEEKS BEFORE MY MOVE WERE GETTING A KICK OUT OF SHOWING ME PICTURES FROM PREVIOUS BLIZZARDS AND COMING FROM MANITOBA, I FIGURED I’VE SEEN PRETTY BAD STORMS BEFORE BUT WASN’T QUITE PREPARED FOR THIS. WE’RE TALKING IN SOME PLACES HERE PEOPLE REPORTED OVER 12 FEET OF SNOW OUTSIDE OF THEIR FRONT DOOR. SO, LIKE, IT’S BEEN PRETTY CRAZY. SOMETHING VERY OTHER WORLDLY. IT FELT LIKE THE SNOW STORM YOU WOULD SEE A SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE. THE HOUSE SHIFTS AND, YEAH, A LITTLE UNSETTLING FOR A BRAND NEW NEWFOUNDLANDER. I’VE SEEN PEOPLE SNOWBOARDING AND THABOARDINGDOWN THE STREETS.>>Andrew: WAIT UNTIL HE’S STRETCHED IN. BUT ADRIENNE, YOU’VE BEEN ON THE GROUND AND YOU’VE HAD A CHANCE TO SEE AND HEAR FROM FOLKS WORKING THEIR WAY THROUGH THIS AND WHAT STRUCK YOU?>>Adrienne: A COUPLE THINGS. FIRST OF ALL, I GREW UP A COUPLE BLOCKS FROM A SUBWAY AND A LOT OF THIS IS NEW TO ME BUT PEOPLE KNOW YOU NEED A SHOVEL INSIDE, TOO, TO GET YOURSELF OUT. I WAS SPEAKING WITH THE PREMIER AND ASKED HIM WHAT SURPRISED HIM AND HE SAID SPEAKING WITH A WOMAN WHO FELT CLAUSTRAPHOBIC BECAUSE THE SNOW HAD GONE PASSED THE HEIGHT OF HER WINDOWS FOR THE LAST FOUR DAYS AND FELT SO LOCKED IN AND IT’S A HORRIFYING THOUGHT BUT EVERYBODY IS MANAGING SO IMPRESSIVELY. THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 20th. GOODNIGHT.>>Andrew: GOODNIGHT.

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