CBC Windsor News at 6 for Dec. 31, 2019


[ ♪♪♪ ]>>E-SCOOTERS HAVE ALREADY HIT THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN DETROIT AND COME THE NEW YEAR, ONTARIO IS PAVING THE WAY FOR THEM HERE.>>I WANTED TO DONATE ALL MY PRESENTS THAT I GOT AND MONEY.>>INSTEAD OF CELEBRATING HER BIRTHDAY WITH GIFTS, THIS EIGHT-YEAR-OLD COLLECTED DONATIONS AND DELIVERED THEM TO THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE IN WINDSOR TODAY.>>>LOOKING OUTSIDE, LIGHT SNOW IN SPOTS AND -1, FEELS MORE LIKE -8 RIGHT NOW WITH THE WINDCHILL. CHANCE FOR FLURRIES TONIGHT. YOUR FULL WEATHER FORECAST IS COMING UP A LITTLE LATER IN THE SHOW. GOOD EVENING. I’M JASON VIAU. CHRIS IS OFF TONIGHT.>>Jason: STARTING TOMORROW, ONTARIO IS ALLOWING THE USE TO PILOT E-SCOOTERS. DETROIT HAS BEEN TESTING THIS FOR THE LAST 18 MONTHS AND U.S. CITIES ARE TRYING TO BALANCE CONVENIENCE, FUN AND INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH E-SCOOTERS. SO I WENT FOR THE RIDE IN THE MOTOR CITY TO SEE THE PROS AND CONS FIRSTHAND. FOR FIRST-TIME E-SCOOTER RIDERS, THE ACCELERATION CAN BE JOLTING.>>IT WAS VERY EXCITING. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO FALL OFF. I WAS REALLY NERVOUS ABOUT RIDING IT. IT WASN’T ANYTHING TO WORRY ABOUT.>>Jason: THAT’S WHY THEY RECOMMEND YOU GO SLOW AT THE BEGINNING AND NOT FLOOR IT TO THE 24-KILOMETRE-AN-HOUR MAXIMUM.>>I’M JUST AFRAID EITHER I’M GOING TO THREE OFF ONE OF THE CURBS OR RUN INTO SOMETHING. IT’S NOT A SCOOTER THING, IT’S MORE OF A ME THING. IT’S MORE OF A ME THING. I DON’T TRUST MYSELF ON IT.>>Jason: IT’S PRETTY SIMPLE TO START. YOU DOWNLOAD A SERVICE PROVIDER’S APP, THE GPS LOCATOR HELPS YOU FIND THE NEAREST ONE, YOU PAY AND YOU’RE ON YOUR WAY AND WHEN YOU’RE DONE, THEY SUGGEST LEAVING THEM ANYWHERE BETWEEN THE CURB AND THE SIDEWALK.>>I THINK THEY’RE GREAT, ESPECIALLY FOR FOLKS LIKE ME WHO ARE OUT OF TOWN AND MAYBE NEED TO GET FROM A HOTEL TO A MEETING OR TO A RESTAURANT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.>>Jason: PEOPLE RODE ONE OF THE E-SCOOTERS ABOUT ONE MILLION TIMES FROM JUNE OF LAST YEAR UNTIL SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR. AND THEY SAY OVERALL THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN FAIRLY POSITIVE. HELMETS AREN’T REQUIRED FOR E-SCOOTER USERS UNDER MICHIGAN LAW, ALTHOUGH THEY’RE RECOMMENDED. ONTARIO RULES SAY THEY WON’T BE FOR ANYONE 18 AND OVER EITHER BUT WITHOUT PROPER PROTECTION, THAT CAN LEAD TO MORE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES. ACROSS THE U.S., NONPROFIT CONSUMER REPORTS FOUND AT LEAST EIGHT DEATHS SINCE 2017 LINKED TO RENTABLE E-SCOOTERS. IN DETROIT AT LEAST 44 SEVERE INJURIES, MOST OF THEM ARE HEAD TRAUMA.>>THERE’S POTHOLES AND CRACKS IN SIDEWALKS. IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL, YOU CAN END UP LIKE ME. GOING 15 MILES AN HOUR AND I HIT A BUMP AND I WAS ON MY BUTT. I WASN’T WALKING RIGHT FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS.>>Jason: DETROIT STARTED THIS AS A WAY TO GIVE PEOPLE MORE OPTIONS TO GET AROUND IN SUCH A CAR-CENTRIC CITY. ONTARIO BEGINS ITS FIVE-YEAR PILOT PROJECT TOMORROW AND MUNICIPALITIES CHOOSE WHEN WHETHER THEY WANT TO GREEN LIGHT THE PROJECT OR NOT. WINDSOR’S MAYOR HAS ALREADY SAID HE’S EXCITED ABOUT THE IDEA AND DETROIT HAS SOME ADVICE AS THEY LOOK TO MAKE E-SCOOTERS A PERMANENT PART OF THE AREA.>>REALLY THINK ABOUT SCOOTERS AS AN OPTION AND A MOBILITY OPTION AND NOT THE END ALL, BE ALL. WE RECOGNIZE SCOOTERS AREN’T GOING TO BE USER FOR EVERY TRIP BUT NOMINATION ADDING SCOOTERS, THINKING ABOUT OTHER MOBILITY MODES IT ADDRESSES OTHER NEEDS OF RESIDENTS.>>Reporter:>>Jason: WHERE ARE THE E-SCOOTERS EXPECTED TO RIDE? DETROIT YOU CAN USE THE SIDEWALK AS LONG AS YOU YIELD TO PEDESTRIANS. ACROSS ONTARIO E-SCOOTERS WILL BE LEGALLY ALLOWED ON MUNICIPAL ROADS, PARKS AND TRAILS BUT COUNCILS CAN CREATE BYLAWS TO ALLOW THEM ON SIDEWALKS. ALSO COMING IN 2020, CALLS ABOUT ANIMAL ABUSE WILL GO TO A PROVINCIAL TEAM. THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY HANDLED BY THE LOCAL HUMANE SOCIETY.>>WE STILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THOSE ANIMAL PROTECTION SERVICES IN TERMS OF A ANIMAL CONTROL LOOKING AT INJURED AND SICK ANIMALS THAT ARE LOOSE, FOR EXAMPLE, A CAT THAT’S INJURED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, OUR OFFICERS ARE STILL GOING TO RESPOND TO THOSE.>>Jason: CALLS ABOUT ANIMAL CRUELTY WILL NOW HAVE TO GO TO THE PROVINCIAL ENFORCEMENT LINE BUT ANYONE WITNESSING ACTIVE PHYSICAL VIOLENCE AGAINST AN ANIMAL IS ASKED TO CALL 911. SO FAR THE MINISTER OF THE SOLICITOR-GENERAL SAYS THEY DON’T KNOW HOW MANY INSPECTORS WILL BE STATIONED IN WINDSOR-ESSEX BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS SO NEW. WE DO KNOW THAT THERE WILL BE 100 INSPECTORS ACROSS THE PROVINCE. THE NEW NUMBER TO CALL TO REPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY STARTING TOMORROW IS 1-833-9-ANIMAL.>>>MANY RENTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE FACING TOUGH CONDITIONS WITH FEWER AVAILABLE UNITS AND PRICES THAT KEEP GOING UP. IN ONTARIO, THIS COMING YEAR COULD BE EVEN MORE DIFFICULT. THE PERCENTAGE LANDLORDS CAN INCREASE THEIR RENT IS ABOUT TO RISE. LANDLORDS SAY IT’S NECESSARY TO COVER THEIR EXPENSES BUT AS ELLEN MOREAU REPORTS, THERE ARE SOME CONCERNS THAT TENANTS WILL BE BRYCEED OUT OF THEIR HOMES. PRICED.>>Reporter: THEY DO THEIR BEST TO HAVE FUN, EVEN AS FINANCIAL STRESS STALKS THEM EVERY DAY.>>WE LEFT ON ABOUT MAYBE 80 BUCKS A WEEK TO LIVE ON FOR THE TWO OF US. WHICH HAS GOT TO COVER DIAPERS, IT’S GOT TO COVER FOOD.>>Reporter: AND SOON IT MAY HAVE TO STRETCH EVEN FURTHER. IN 2020, ONTARIO LANDLORDS CAN UP RENTS 2.2%. THE HIGHEST AMOUNT SINCE 2013. IT MIGHT NOT SOUND LIKE A LOT BUT ON AN ALREADY TIGHT FIXED INCOME…>>IT WOULD DEFINITELY BE A CHALLENGE FOR ME. I COULD IMAGINE THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE PRICED OUT OF WHERE THEY’RE LIVING.>>IT’S A ROUGH CRISIS.>>Reporter: THIS TENANT ADVOCATE SAYS ALLOWING LANDLORDS TO AUTOMATICALLY INCREASE RENT ISN’T FAIR.>>THEY ARE ABLE TO INCREASE THEIR RENT, WHETHER THEY NEED THE MONEY OR NOT.>>WE’RE GETTING INTO THE KITCHEN HERE.>>Reporter: LANDLORDS ARGUE THAT 2.2% DOESN’T EVEN COVER THEIR COSTS.>>MY INSURANCE HERE HAS GONE UP 10% FROM LAST YEAR TO THIS YEAR. THE INCREASE IN MUNICIPAL WATER CHARGES AND GARBAGE, THAT HAS GONE UP AS WELL AS TAXES. YOU CAN’T KEEP DIGGING INTO YOUR OWN POCKET TO COVER THOSE COSTS.>>Reporter: THE INCREASE IS CALCULATED USING ONTARIO’S INFLATION RATE. ALREADY DATA SHOWS FIVE OF THE TOP TEN MOST EXPENSIVE CANADIAN CITIES WHEN IT COMES TO RENT ARE IN THE PROVINCE, WITH TORONTO TOPPING THE LIST. THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY PROMISES $1 BILLION TO FIX THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS.>>THE NUMBER ONE THING WE CAN DO AS A GOVERNMENT IS CREATE A BALANCED SYSTEM AND WE’RE GOING TO BE VERY MINDFUL OF THE THINGS WE’VE HEARD FROM BOTH TENANTS AND LANDLORDS.>>Reporter: STAR DOESN’T KNOW YET IF HER RENT WILL GO UP BUT 2.2% RISE FOR HER WOULD BE ABOUT $30 A MONTH.>>I CAN SPEND $30 FOR GROCERIES. I DON’T HAVE THAT $30 ANYMORE. SO WHERE IS THAT MONEY GOING TO COME FROM?>>Reporter: A DIFFICULT QUESTION AS THE NEW YEAR LOOMS. ELLEN MOREAU, CBC NEWS, TORONTO. S.>>Jason: AFTER MORE THAN THREE DECADES THE OWNERS OF A POPULAR BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SPOT IN WINDSOR ARE HANGING UP THEIR APRONS. THE COUPLE BEHIND PETE’S PLACE ON WYANDOTTE STREET EAST HAVE DECIDED TO RETIRE. THE TWO FIRST PURCHASED A COFFEE SHOP TOGETHER NEAR THE WINDSOR ARENA BACK IN 1986 AND IN 1999, THE COUPLE OPENED UP PETE’S PLACE, NOW ALL OF THESE YEARS LATER, LONG-TIME CUSTOMERS SAY THEY’RE SAD TO SEE THEM LEAVE.>>WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITHOUT YOU GUYS? I’M A LONG WAYS FROM ACROSS THE STREET THERE. HERE WE ARE, 30 YEARS YOU’VE BEEN MAKING MY BREAKFAST.>>IT MEANT THE WORLD TO ME BECAUSE I REALLY CARE ABOUT THESE PEOPLE. I DON’T CARE ABOUT SOMETHING FOR FINANCIAL GAIN, I CARE ABOUT THEM FROM MY HEART AND THAT’S WHAT I’M GOING TO MISS THE MOST. WE’VE SEEN THEIR KIDS GROW UP, WE’VE SEEN GRANDKIDS. IT’S GOING TO BE BITTERSWEET NOW THAT IT’S ALL ENDING.>>A LOT OF THESE FOLKS THAT ARE IN HERE NOW ARE FOLKS THAT HAVE BEEN COMING FOR YEARS AND WE HAVE GOTTEN TO KNOW EACH OTHER AND IT’S JUST A WONDERFUL PLACE. WE’RE GOING TO MISS OUT. I SAW SOMEBODY YESTERDAY, I’M GOING TO BE ABLE TO LOSE SOME WEIGHT, I’M GOING TO START A DIET THIS YEAR, IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME BECAUSE I WON’T BE ABLE TO COME TO PETE’S.>>WE’RE REALLY GOING TO MISS IT. WE COME ALL THE WAY FROM THE WEST SIDE TO COME HERE. A LOT OF GOOD LAUGHS. THERE’S TIMES WE’VE COME HERE AND ASKED FOR THING AND HE’S RUN OUT AND I RUN TO THE STORE TO PICK UP STUFF FOR HIM.>>HE’S A BEEN COOKING SINCE HE WAS 12 YEARS OLD. EVEN COOKED WHEN HE WAS IN THE ARMY BACK IN EUROPE. THAT’S ALL HE’S EVER DONE. AS MUCH AS I WANT TO RETIRE BECAUSE I’M REALLY TIRED, IT HIT ME THAT THIS IS IT. I’M NOT GOING TO SEE A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE AGAIN. I’LL PROBABLY RUN INTO THEM, A FEW OF THEM I WILL SEE BUT THE MAJORITY OF THEM I WON’T SEE AND THAT’S WHAT I’M GOING TO MISS.>>Jason: CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RETIREMENT.>>>AUTONOMOUS FOOD DELIVERY ROBOTS WILL SOON HIT THE STREETS OF ONE MICHIGAN STAY. THE COMPANY WILL BE TESTING THE FIVE-FOOT-TALL AUTOMATED ROBOT IN AN ANNE BOAR. IT HAS WHEELS AND A COMPARTMENT THAT HOLDS DELIVERY BAGS. THIS WILL ALL BEGIN ON JANUARY 3rd WITH JUST A FEW RESTAURANTS AND ABOUT 300 CUSTOMERS. THE MICHIGAN COMPANY PLANS TO EXPAND THE PROGRAM TO BOSTON AND WISCONSIN AS WELL.>>>A BIRTHDAY WISH TO HELP OTHERS. A YOUNG GIRL FROM ESSEX JUST TURNED EIGHT YEARS OLD BUT INSTEAD OF PRESENTS AT HER PARTY SHE WANTED ITEMS TO BE DONATED TO THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE HERE IN WINDSOR AND SHE MANAGED TO DELIVER NEARLY $1,000 WORTH OF STUFF.>>I WANTED TO DONATE ALL MY PRESENTS THAT I GOT AND MONEY SO I WANTED TO DONATE IT TO RONALD McDONALD BECAUSE I DID IT LAST YEAR AND IT WAS REALLY FUN. SO I DECIDED TO DO IT AGAIN THIS YEAR. BECAUSE MY FRIEND’S MOM WAS HERE, SO I WANTED TO DONATE HERE BECAUSE I REALLY WANTED MY FRIENDS’ BROTHER TO BE HAPPY.>>I THINK IT’S ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE THAT SOMEONE AT THE AGE OF EIGHT YEARS OLD IS WILLING TO FORGO ESPECIALLY BIRTHDAY PRESENTS. I THINK IT’S INCREDIBLE.>>WE’RE VERY PROUD. IT’S A VERY MATURE MOVE OF HER TO DO AND HOPEFULLY INSPIRES MORE PEOPLE TO DONATE.>>WE GOOD FOOD, CANDY, LOTS OF TOYS. WE GOT TOILETRY ITEMS.>>QUITE A FEW GIFT CARDS AS WELL. AND SOME CASH.>>YEAH.>>WE’RE ALWAYS ACCEPTING AND VERY APPRECIATIVE OF PEOPLE WHO DONATE. IT’S HOW OUR HOUSE RUNS.>>I JUST WANTED THEM TO HAVE FUN WITH ALL THE ITEMS.>>I THINK IT’S A REALLY DIFFICULT TIME IN PEOPLE’S LIVES WHEN THEY’RE AT THE HOSPITAL, AND THIS GIVES THEM A REALLY GOOD BREAK AND ESCAPE AND THAT FEELING OF BEING AT HOME AND I THINK THAT CAN MAKE A REALLY BIG DIFFERENCE IN SOMEBODY’S STAY DURING A DIFFICULT TIME.>>HAPPY, EXCITING, AND JOYFUL AND VERY EXCITED. TO DO IT. THINKING ABOUT MAYBE DOING IT NEXT YEAR.>>Jason: WELL, THE COUNTDOWN IS ON. 2020 IS JUST A FEW HOURS AWAY. MANY WILL BE OUT CELEBRATING TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR AND AS WE HEAD INTO 2020, WE WANTED TO KNOW WHAT YOU WILL REMEMBER FROM THE LAST DECADE.>>WHAT WAS THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU HERE IN WINDSOR IN THE LAST DECADE?>>WELL, OF COURSE THE THREE MEMORIAL CUPS.>>I’VE HAD A CHILD. I’VE GOT — I BOUGHT A NEW HOUSE. A FEW TRIPS OVERSEAS.>>I’M FROM MEXICO: I LOVE WINDSOR.>>I HAD TWO KIDS. GOT MARRIED. IT WAS GREAT. LIFE’S GOOD. THAT’S MY DECADE.>>I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO FIND MY WIFE HERE. PURCHASED A HOUSE. STARTED A GREAT FAMILY.>>PROBABLY BUILDING A GOOD RELATIONSHIP MY FAMILY, MEETING MY BOYFRIEND. AND BECOMING A SEASON TICKET MEMBER TO THE WINDSOR SPITFIRES.>>DID YOUR RELATIONSHIP START?>>WE DID, YEAH, THREE YEARS AGO SO IT’S BEEN A GOOD DECADE. YEAH.>>IT’S BEEN GOOD.>>LOTS OF GOOD THINGS. I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE CHILDREN AND HEALTHY FAMILY AND LOTS OF FUN TIMES FOR SURE.>>WE CELEBRATED 50 YEARS OF MARRIAGE AND THAT WAS A YEAR-LONG EVENT.>>I’M JUST HAPPY WE’RE STILL TOGETHER AND ABLE TO GET OUT. WE FEEL VERY LUCKY.>>HAPPY AND HEALTHY.>>IN THE LAST TEN YEARS, THESE TWO GUYS FOR SURE. WE GOT MARRIED ALMOST TEN YEARS AGO. IT’S BEEN A GOOD TEN YEARS FOR US.>>Jason: WINDSOR POLICE WANT TO REMIND THOSE OUT TONIGHT TO BE MINDFUL AND THEY WANT YOU TO CELEBRATE RESPONSIBLY.>>CELEBRATING WITH ADULTS QUITE OFTEN IS CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS AND IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON DOING THAT, PLAN AHEAD. DO NOT GET BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A MOTOR VEHICLE. PLAN IN ADVANCE HOW YOU ARE GOING TO SAFELY GET HOME AND STICK TO THAT PLAN.>>Jason: FOR THOSE IN SARNIA-LAMBTON IN NEED OF A RIDE TONIGHT YOU MAY BE IN LUCK. ADAM DRUMMOND OFFERS PAY WHAT YOU CAN SERVICE TO HELP PEOPLE STAY SAFE ON NEW YEAR’S EVE. HE COLLECTS DONATIONS FOR NOELLE’S GIFT. NOELLE PACKET WAS MURDERED IN 2013 LAST SEEN LEAVING A NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY. RIDES ARE AVAILABLE FROM 8:00 TONIGHT UNTIL 3:00 THIS MORNING.>>>IF YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO, BRIGHT LIGHTS IS BACK ON TONIGHT. STRONG WINDS CLOSED THE DISPLAY AT JACKSON PARK YESTERDAY AND THAT RUNS NIGHTLY FROM 5:30 UNTIL 10:00 30 IN THE EVENING UP UNTIL JANUARY 7th.>>>AS WE GET READY TO CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR, THE TIME HAS ALREADY COME IN CITIES AROUND THE WORLD. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, CELEBRATED WITH A SHOW OF FIREWORKS OVER ITS ICONIC OPERA HOUSE. AN ENORMOUS CROWD GATHERED HARBOURSIDE TO WATCH. THERE HAD BEEN MANY CALLS TO CANCEL IN A SHOW OF SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE AFFECTED BY BUSH FIRES ACROSS THE COUNTRY BUT ORGANIZERS DECIDED TO PRESS AHEAD WITH THEIR PLANS.>>>WELL, STILL TO COME HERE ON CBC WINDSOR NEWS, MORE RAIN AND SNOW IN THE FORECAST. NICK CZERNKOVICH HAS THOSE DETAILS AFTER THE BREAK AND WE’LL LOOK AT MORE NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS AND NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS COMING UP AND WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE TONIGHT AND MORE CELEBRATIONS IN THE NEW YEAR. [ ♪♪♪ ]>>Jason: A BLAST OF WINTER ON THE LAST DAY OF 2019. NOT A LOT OF WHITE STUFF FELL FROM THE SKY. ENVIRONMENT CANADA WAS PROJECTING ABOUT TWO CENTIMETRES. ENOUGH TO MAKE THE ROADS A BIT SLIPPERY THIS MORNING AND TO SEND SNOWPLOWS OUT ON THE STREETS. QUITE A BIT DIFFERENT COMPARED TO THE MILD TEMPERATURES WE’VE BEEN SEEING OVER THE LAST LITTLE WHILE.>>>NICK CZERNKOVICH JOINS US LIVE NOW FOR A LOOK AT THE WEATHER. I’M NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT A LITTLE SNOW ESPECIALLY AFTER SUCH A DRY CHRISTMAS. IT’S JUST THE WIND WAS A BIT HARSH TODAY.>>Nick: THE WIND WAS A BIT BITING, WIN IT IT? WIND GUSTS ABOUT 60, IN SOME PLACES PROBABLY ABOUT 70 KILOMETRES PER HOUR. THE TEMPERATURE IS NOT TOO BAD. MORE OR LESS WHERE THEY SHOULD BE FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR AND OF COURSE WE ALSO HAD HAD A LITTLE BIT OF SNOWFALL. I’M IN YOUR CAMP THERE TOO. I LIKE THE SNOWFALL. HERE’S WHERE WE’RE SITTING RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF TEMPERATURE. IT’S -1° AND THAT’S PRETTY MUCH WHERE WE’RE GOING TO SIT AS WE HEAD INTO THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD. WE’RE WATCHING THIS ONE STREAMER. THIS IS LAKE-EFFECT SNOW COMING OFF LAKE MICHIGAN SO WE’RE STILL LOOKING AT ON-AND-OFF SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE NEXT FEW HOURS. IN FACT, EVEN IN TOWARDS THE MIDNIGHT HOUR WE MAY SEE A FEW FLURRIES CARRYING ON TONIGHT AS WELL. OTHER THAN THAT, MOST OF THE SYSTEM ITSELF IS MOVING OUT. SO HERE’S A LOOK AT MIDNIGHT. THERE’S A TIME STAMP UP THERE. THERE’S A LOOK AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. THERE IS AN AREA THAT WILL SEE SOME LIGHT FLURRIES OR LIGHT SNOWFALL LOCALLY TWO CENTIMETRES OF SNOW WITH THIS THING, CLEARS OUT BY THE MORNING, THERE’S A LOOK AT 8 A.M. AND BY THE TIME YOU’RE PROBABLY WAKING UP FROM NEW YEAR’S, WHICH IS WHAT MAYBE ABOUT NOON, WE’RE LOOKING AT SUNSHINE ACROSS THE REGION AND THAT SUNSHINE STICKS AROUND ALL THE WAY INTO THURSDAY MORNING AT LEAST. WE’VE GOT ANOTHER SYSTEM THAT WE’RE TRACKING, THOUGH AS WE HEAD INTO FRIDAY. SO WE’LL TALK ABOUT THAT IN THE LONG-RANGE FORECAST. HERE’S A LOOK AT TONIGHT. TEMPERATURES ALSO AFFECTED BY THE WINDS, THE WIND GUSTS UP TO ABOUT 40 KILOMETRES AN HOUR THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD. AND INTO TOMORROW BUT THEN AS WE HEAD THROUGH TOMORROW NIGHT, THEY PICK UP AGAIN AND WIND GUSTS AGAIN UP AROUND 60 KILOMETRES AN HOUR FOR TOMORROW NIGHT. SO THEY’LL PETER OUT A BIT AND THEN PICK UP. TEMPERATURES TONIGHT -2° WITH THE WIND, FEELS LIKE -9. BY TOMORROW, LOOK FOR SUNSHINE OR AT LEAST A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUD. HIGHS TO 1° AND IN THE LONG-RANGE FORECAST, WE’RE LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES ALL THE WAY UP TO 5 AND 6° BUT THIS ONE WILL BE A RAIN EVENT ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH AS MUCH AS 10 TO 20 MILLIMETRES OF RAIN. SO I’M SORRY, JASON, IT DIDN’T STICK AROUND. NOT FOR VERY LONG.>>Jason: I’M SURE IT WILL COME SOON ENOUGH AND THEN PEOPLE WILL BE COMPLAINING ABOUT TOO MUCH SNOW BUT I ENJOY SHOVELLING SOMETIMES. IT’S GOOD EXERCISE. IT’S NOT BAD. THANKS, NICK. HAPPY NEW YEAR.>>Nick: HAPPY NEW YEAR.>>Jason: OUR WEATHER PHOTO TODAY HAS BEEN SUBMITTED BY KIM. CHECK OUT THIS UNIQUE PHOTO OF THE FOG MAKING THE AMBASSADOR BRIDGE DISAPPEAR INTO THE DISTANCE. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS ONE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. YOU CAN SHARE YOUR BEST WEATHER SHOT TAKEN ANYWHERE IN WINDSOR-ESSEX. IT COULD BE OUR NEXT PHOTO OF THE DAY. GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, POST IT ON OUR WALL OR EMAIL US DIRECTLY, [email protected] OR TAG US ON INSTAGRAM OR TWITTER AT CBC WINDSOR.>>>THE CELEBRATIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR AREN’T STOPPING ANYTIME SOON. HERE’S A LOOK AT WHAT MIDNIGHT LOOKED LIKE IN HONG KONG. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LINED THE HARBOUR IN HONG KONG TO USHER IN 2020. CROWDS BROKE INTO PRO-DEMOCRACY CHANTS FOLLOWING MONTHS OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS IN THAT CITY. FIREWORKS WERE LIMITED THIS YEAR AS WELL BECAUSE OF SECURITY CONCERNS AND NOW FAMILIAR SCENES, PROTESTORS MARCHED DOWNTOWN WITH POLICE USING TEAR GAS TO DISPERSE THEM.>>>AND STILL TO COME HERE ON CBC WINDSOR NEWS, TWO MAJOR CITIES PREPARE FOR NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATIONS. THAT’S COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK>>Jason: IT’S END OF THE YEAR AND OF THE DECADE BUT IT’S THE BEGINNING OF A NEW CHAPTER FOR A WOMAN AND A MAN A IN BRITAIN. THEY’RE AMONG THE FIRST TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A SUPREME COURT RULING ALLOWING CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS FOR HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES. CBC’S ALANA PETROV HAS THOSE DETAILS FROM LONDON.>>Reporter: CHARLES AND HIS PARTNER REBECCA CAMPAIGNED FOR SIX YEARS TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO FORM A CIVIL PARTNERSHIP. IT WENT ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREME COURT AND THEY WON. TODAY THEY JUST SIGNED ON THE DOTTED LINE. TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY THAT HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES CAN DO THIS IN ENGLAND AND WALES. SAME-SEX PARTNERS HAVE HAD THIS OPTION SINCE 2005 BUT FOR HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES IT WAS EITHER MARRIAGE OR NOTHING AT ALL AND WITH THIS NOTHING AT ALL OPTION, THERE’S NO COMMON RIGHTS FOR THE COUPLE COVERING IMPORTANT AREAS LIKE PROPERTY, TAX AND INHERITANCE. REBECCA HAS BEEN VOCAL SHE DIDN’T WANT A TRADITIONAL WEDDING BUT SHE WANTED THE LEGAL CERTAINTY THAT COMES WITH MARRIAGE.>>TODAY HAS BEEN WONDERFUL. WE’VE BEEN WARMLY WELCOMED AND BEEN ABLE TO SAY TO EACH OTHER IN FRONT OF OUR CLOSE FRIENDS AND FAMILY EVERYTHING WE WANTED TO SAY AND HAVE THE LEGAL PROTECTIONS WE’VE SOUGHT ALL ALONG SO IT FEELS INCREDIBLE.>>IT’S AN AMAZING MOMENT FOR US, THE END OF A LONG JOURNEY AND START OF A NEW DECADE AND BEGINNING OF OUR LIFE TOGETHER AS CIVIL PARTNERS IN LAW. I COULDN’T WISH FOR A BETTER MOMENT THAN THAT.>>Reporter: THE GOVERNMENT EXPECTS THAT 84,000 COUPLES WILL FORM NEW CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS IN 2020. ONE WOMAN WHO IS GOING AHEAD WITH THIS CIVIL CEREMONY HAS SAID THAT AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS WITH HER PARTNER, THEY’RE FINALLY GOING TO GET CIVILIZED BUT NOT MARRIED. ALANA PETROV, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Jason: THERE WAS AN UNEXPECTED DEVELOPMENT TODAY WHEN THE POPE GREAT PEOPLE IN St. PETER’S SQUARE. POPE FRANCIS WAS CLEARLY RATTLED BY THE ACTIONS OF A WOMAN IN THE CROWD. IT’S UNCLEAR WHAT THE WOMAN SAID TO POPE FRANCIS AS SHE TUGGED ON HIS ARM. HE PULLED HIMSELF AWAY AND CONTINUED TO WALK THE SQUARE AND GREET PILGRIMS.>>>MORE THAN A HUNDRED UNIONIZED WORKERS IN CHARGE OF REFUELING PLANES AT MONTRÉAL’S MAJOR AIRPORTS WILL BE SPENDING TONIGHT ON THE PICKET LINE. THEY WALKED OFF THE JOB THIS MORNING AFTER A BREAKDOWN IN TALKS ABOUT CONTRACT CONDITIONS AND WAGES.>>WHAT THEY OFFERED US BROUGHT ME, BROUGHT ME BACK TO WHERE I WAS IN 2015. BUT WE’RE IN 2019. STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH.>>Jason: THE UNION HAD BEEN NEGOTIATING WITH SWISSPORT, THE LONE FUEL SUPPLIER FOR AIRLINES OPERATING OUT OF DORVAL. SWISSPORT SAYS IT WILL STEP IN TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE IN AN EFFORT TO MINIMIZE ANY DISRUPTIONS FOR TRAVELLERS. THE UNION SAYS THE WORKERS WANT A DECENT INCOME, JOB SECURITY AND THE RESPECT OF THEIR EMPLOYER. THEY’RE CALLING FOR THE SHARING OF CORPORATE PROFITS.>>>THE COUNTDOWN TO MIDNIGHT HAS BEGUN IN TIMES SQUARE IN NEW YORK CITY. THE BIG CRYSTAL BALL IS ALREADY LIT, RAISED UP HIGH, ALL SET TO DROP ON CUE. IT HAS A WHOPPING 30,000 LIGHTS AND 2 1/2 THOUSAND CRYSTAL TRIANGLES. AT LEAST A MILLION PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO GATHER IN TIME SQUARES TO WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR. THOUSANDS OF POLICE OFFICERS ARE ALSO ON DUTY AHEAD OF THE CELEBRATIONS.>>>IN 30 MINUTES, IN LONDON, REVELERS WILL HEAR A FAMILIAR SOUND AFTER A BIT OF A BREAK IN TRADITION. BIG BEN WILL RING IN THE NEW YEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE RESTORATION WORK BEGAN ON THE CLOCK TOWER NEARLY THREE YEARS AGO. THE BELOVED LANDMARK HAS BEEN MOSTLY SILENT SINCE THE WORK BEGAN, TOLLING ONLY ON IMPORTANT OCCASIONS LIKE REMEMBRANCE DAY.>>>IT’S 6:29 IN THE CBC WINDSOR NEWSROOM. FOR NEWS ANYTIME, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE AND CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER AND STAY TUNED, THOUGH. STARTING AT 11 P.M. ON CBC TV IS CANADA’S NEW YEAR’S EVE COUNTDOWN TO 2020. IT’S HOSTED BY RICK MERCER WITH PERFORMANCES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. HAVE A SAFE NIGHT AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. [ ♪♪♪ ]

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