The National for July 26, 2019 — B.C. Floatplane Crash, Manhunt for Murder Suspects


TONIGHT, WHERE ARE THE TWO MEN SUSPECTED IN THREE B.C. MURDERS?>>THE SUSPECTS MAY HAVE INADVERTENTLY RECEIVED ASSISTANCE IN LEAVING THE AREA.>>Ian: THE SEARCH CONTINUES IN NORTHERN MANITOBA, BUT THE LAST CONFIRMED SIGHTING WAS DAYS AGO.>>WITH ALL THAT IS GOING ON, PEOPLE DON’T FEEL SAFE.>>Ian: WE’LL TAKE YOU TO COMMUNITIES ON EDGE.>>Andrew: OLD TENSIONS FLARING AGAIN.>>HE MADE IT CLEAR THIS MORNING HE’S NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE FOR WHAT HE SEES AS THE TRUTH.>>Andrew: A LAND TRANSFER SPARKS NEW ANGER IN OKA. WE’LL TAKE YOU TO THE HEART OF THE DISPUTE.>>>PLUS, A RECORD-BREAKING PRIZE POOL FOR SOME OF THE WORLD’S TOP GAMERS.>>I DON’T THINK ESPORTS IS GOING AWAY ANYTIME SOON. THE SHOWMANSHIP IS A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME.>>Andrew: AFTER THIS WEEKEND, YOU WILL NOT LOOK AT E SPORTS THE SAME WAY AGAIN. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL”.>>Ian: WE BEGIN THIS EVENING IF THE STORY BREAKING HERE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. FOUR PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN A FLOAT PLANE CRASH OFF THE NORTHERN TIP OF VANCOUVER ISLAND. WE’RE TOLD FIVE OTHERS ON BOARD MANAGED TO SURVIVE, BUT THEIR CONDITIONS HAVEN’T YET BEEN DISCLOSED. THE CRASH HAPPENED JUST AFTER 11 A.M. PACIFIC TIME, ON ADDENBROKE ISLAND, 200 KILOMETRES NORTH OF PORT HARDY. MEGAN BATCHELOR IS HERE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH THE LATEST. WHAT DO WE KNOW NOW ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED?>>Reporter: WELL, WE KNOW THIS IS STILL VERY MUCH AN ACTIVE SITUATION. WE KNOW THAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE AT ADDENBROKE ISLAND WORKING ON BRINGING THOSE SURVIVING PASSENGERS TO VANCOUVER ISLAND AND THEN AIR LIFTING THEM TO VANCOUVER FOR TREATMENT. SO AT THIS POINT, WE KNOW FOUR PEOPLE HAVE DIED, FIVE PEOPLE SURVIVED, THERE WERE NINE PEOPLE IN TOTAL ONBOARD THE PLANE WHEN IT CRASHED. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT KIND OF CONDITION THE SURVIVORS ARE IN. IT WAS A CESSNA 208 FLOAT PLANE ON ITS WAY TO A NEARBY ISLAND TO THE WEST WHEN IT CRASHED. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED LEADING UP TO THAT CRASH, BUT THE JOINT RESCUE COORDINATION CENTRE SAYS AT THE TIME THE WEATHER WAS RAINY, THERE WAS LOW VISIBILITY. THAT IS A POSSIBILITY, BUT AGAIN, WE DON’T KNOW FOR SURE WHAT HAS HAPPENED LEADING UP TO THE CRASH.>>Ian: STILL EARLY HOURS. THIS COMPANY HAD A FATAL CRASH TEN YEARS AGO?>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT, BACK IN 2009, THE COMPANY, SEAIR, WHICH OWNS THIS PLANE IN QUESTION TODAY WAS INVOLVED IN A FATAL CRASH OVER THE COAST OF THE ISLAND IN B.C. IN THAT CASE, SIX PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THAT CRASH BACK IN 2009. IN TODAY’S CASE, SEAIR HAS ISSUED A STATEMENT, IT READS IN PART OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THOSE INVOLVED IN THE CRASH AND THEIR LOVED ONES AND ARE DEVASTATED BY THIS FATAL ACCIDENT.>>Reporter: SO THE COMPANY HAS DECIDED TO SUSPEND ITS FLIGHTS. WHILE THE INVESTIGATION IS UNDER WAY, WE’RE HOPING FOR A FEW MORE DETAILS, INCLUDING JUST HOW THOSE SURVIVING PASSENGERS ARE DOING AS THE NIGHT GOES ON.>>Ian: I KNOW YOU’LL STAY ON THE STORY. THANK YOU.>>>LET’S MOVE TO THE OTHER MAJOR DEVELOPING STORY HERE IN CANADA. A NEW POSSIBILITY IS BEING RAISED IN THE SEARCH FOR ALLEGED KILLERS BRYER SCHMEGELSKY AND KAM McLEOD. EVEN AS THE RCMP COMB THROUGH THE FOREST NEAR GILLAM, MANITOBA TODAY, THEY SAID THE PAIR MAY HAVE SLIPPED OUT.>>OUR INVESTIGATORS ARE ALSO EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE SUSPECTS MAY HAVE INADVERTENTLY RECEIVED ASSISTANCE IN LEAVING THE AREA. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AWARE OF WHO THEY WERE PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO AND MAY NOW BE HESITANT TO COME FORWARD.>>Ian: SO POLICE ARE WARNING PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO REMAIN VIGILANT. THEY ALSO RELEASED THIS VIDEO OF THE PAIR IN A SASKATCHEWAN STORE LAST SUNDAY, DAYS AFTER THREE PEOPLE IN B.C. WERE MURDERED. AND TONIGHT, WORD THE TEENS WERE IN COLD LAKE, ALBERTA THAT DAY. SOMEONE HELPED THEM GET THEIR VEHICLE UNSTUCK FROM A TRAIL. POLICE CALLING IT A SHORT, UNREMARKABLE INTERACTION. NO ONE IS SURE WHERE THE SUSPECTS ARE, BUT THE AREA AROUND GILLAM REMAINS THE EPICENTRE OF THE SEARCH. IT’S A REMOTE TOWN OF 1100 PEOPLE. THE FUGITIVES AND THE PUSH TO FIND THEM HAVE PEOPLE THERE ON EDGE.>>Reporter: AT THE TRAIN STATION IN GILLAM TODAY, OFFICERS BOARDED AN INCOMING VIA RAIL TRAIN. ON THE HUNT FOR ANYTHING OUT OF PLACE. WITH A HEAT SENSING DRONE IN THE SKY AND A LITTLE EXTRA HELP ON THE GROUND, THIS CONCERTED EFFORT TO TRACK DOWN THE TWO SUSPECTS WHO REMAIN ON THE RUN COMES ON A DAY WHEN THE ELEMENTS ARE NOT WORKING IN ANYONE’S FAVOUR.>>HELLO, GOOD AFTERNOON.>>Reporter: RCMP SAY IT’S POSSIBLE THE TWO AREN’T EVEN IN THIS AREA ANYMORE, BUT THEY’RE STILL DOUBLING DOWN HERE.>>OVER THE NEXT 72 HOURS, INVESTIGATORS WILL CONDUCT DOOR-TO-DOOR CANVASS IN THE TOWN OF GILLAM AND FOX LAKE CREE NATION IN HOPES OF GENERATING NEW TIPS AND INFORMATION.>>Reporter: UNDER THE STRAIN OF THE ATTENTION AND THE MANHUNT, PEOPLE HERE ARE LOOKING OUT FOR EACH OTHER AS WELL AS THE SUSPECTS. ALTHOUGH THE REALITY OF THIS ONGOING CASE IS ALWAYS PRESENT, THE MANAGER HERE SAYS SHE’S TAKING CARE TO MAKE SURE STAFF ARE NOT WORKING ALONE.>>IF SOMEBODY DOESN’T WANT TO COME TO WORK BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH ALL THAT IS GOING ON, PEOPLE DON’T FEEL SAFE LEAVING THEIR HOUSE, THAT’S THEIR PREROGATIVE AND THAT’S OKAY.>>Reporter: PEOPLE ARE ALSO BANNING TOGETHER IN FOX LAKE CREE NATION. THIS CREW IS BUILDING A SHELTER FOR A COMMUNITY BONFIRE. AFTER DAYS OF BEING HOLED UP, THEY’RE SHARING FOOD AND FEELINGS.>>THE ISOLATION IS JUST GETS TO BE TOO MUCH FOR PEOPLE AND THAT WAY THEY CAN SHARE, TALK ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON, INSTEAD OF STAYING HOME AND JUST BEING FRIGHTENED.>>Reporter: BUT ALWAYS TOP OF MIND IS THE QUESTION, WHEN WILL THIS ALL END? AND HOW?>>I’M JUST HOPING AND PRAYING THEY GET CAUGHT SOON BECAUSE IT’S CRAZY. I JUST HOPE IT ENDS PEACEFULLY AND NOBODY ELSE GETS HURT.>>Reporter: THIS SEARCH IS ABOUT TO GET A BOOST. CANADA’S PUBLIC SAFETY MINISTER SAYS MILITARY AIR SUPPORT IS ON THE WAY. ANOTHER TOOL FOR INVESTIGATORS AS THIS SEARCH DRAGS ON. ANGELA JOHNSTON, CBC NEWS, GILLAM.>>Ian: IF McLEOD AND SCHMEGELSKY ARE STILL OUT IN THE WILDERNESS AS THE POLICE MOVES CLOSER, WE WONDERED WHAT THEIR STATE OF MIND WOULD BE.>>Reporter: WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING DOWN A THREAT, FEW HAVE AS MUCH EXPERIENCE AS TOM SHARKIE. IN HIS DECADE LONG CAREER, HE OVERSAW SOME OF TORONTO’S MOST TENSE MOMENTS. LIKE THIS 2004 HOSTAGE TAKING. HE SAYS THE FIRST THING POLICE NEED TO DO WHEN THEY FIND THE SUSPECT IS CONTAIN THEM.>>THEY HAVE TO SANITIZE THE AREA. NOBODY CAN GET IN. NOBODY CAN GET OUT. BRING IN THE UNITS, THE SNIPER UNITS AND OTHER THINGS TO ADD TO THE CONTAINMENT AREA. ONCE THAT IS ATTAINED, THEY’LL TRY TO NEGOTIATE.>>Reporter: HE SAYS RCMP LIKELY ALREADY HAVE PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILES OF THE MEN, BECAUSE HOW THAT CONVERSATION BEGINS IS CRITICAL.>>FIRST 30 MINUTES IS USUALLY THE MOST DANGEROUS TIME OF THE ENCOUNTER WITH THE PERSON. ADRENALINE PUMP.>>Reporter: BUT GETTING A READ ON FUGITIVE, ESPECIALLY THOSE SUSPECTED OF MULTIPLE HOMICIDES IS TOUGH.>>THEY FEEL A SENSE OF THRILL BECAUSE THEY’RE ON THE RUN. THEY’RE EVADING LAW. BUT THAT FEELING DISSIPATES AND CHANGES ONCE THEY REALIZE THEY’RE THE PRIME SUSPECTS IN THE NATIONAL MANHUNT.>>Reporter: LEE IS A SOCIOLOGIST AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO. HE SAYS THE SUSPECTS ARE LIKELY RUNNING ON ADRENALINE.>>PEOPLE WHO ARE ON THE LAM REALIZE THEIR OPTIONS ARE RUNNING THIN, THEY GO INTO FIGHT OR FLIGHT MODE AND BECOME DESPERATE. THESE ARE TYPICALLY MOMENTS THAT ARE EXTRAORDINARILY VOLATILE.>>Reporter: THAT VOLATILITY COULD FRACTURE THE BONDS BETWEEN THE TWO SUSPECTS. SHARKIE SAYS HE’S SEEN IT MANY TIMES DURING HIS CAREER.>>MAYBE I’M JUST GOING ALONG FOR THE RIDE, THE ONE GUY, AND HEY, THIS IS MORE THAN I EXPECTED. I DIDN’T EXPECT WE’D KILL SOMEBODY. OR YOU GET A SUICIDE PACT. ONE OF THEM COMMITS SUICIDE AND THE OTHER SURRENDERS.>>Reporter: IF THE DESPERATION DOESN’T RIP THEM APART, IT COULD PRESENT A REAL DANGER TO OTHERS.>>WHAT IS TO STOP THEM FROM TAKING A HOSTAGE? WHAT IS TO STOP THEM FROM TAKING A VEHICLE? WHAT IS TO STOP THEM FROM JUMPING ON A TRAIN?>>Reporter: PRECISELY THE FEAR SPREADING THROUGH NORTHERN MANITOBA AND COMMANDING VIGILANCE ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>Ian: ON THE FLIP-SIDE OF ALL OF THAT ARE WHAT THE POLICE ARE THINKING, THEY TRACK THE FUGITIVES. IN 20 MINUTES, MY CONVERSATION WITH THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE RCMP BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES BRANCH.>>>YOU’RE LOOKING INTO A CONFLICT IN QUÉBEC THAT IS RAISING MEMORIES OF A BITTER DIVIDE.>>Andrew: IT’S PITTING A FIRST NATION AGAINST A SMALL TOWN AND TODAY THE TWO LEADERS HAD A CHANCE TO WORK TOGETHER ON THE ISSUE, BUT INSTEAD AN EMOTIONAL IMPASSE. IT’S EASIER TO UNDERSTAND THE RIFLT WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT THE TOWN AT THE CENTRE OF THIS IS OKA. IN 1990, PROTESTERS FROM THE KANESATAKE FIRST NATION FORMED AN ARMS BARRICADE. THEY WANTED TO STOP A MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE FROM EXPANDING INTO AN AREA CALLED THE PINES. SO THE ENTIRE COUNTRY SAW IMAGES LIKE THIS. A MONTH LONG STANDOFF. AND IT’S THAT SAME PARCEL OF LAND AT THE HEART OF THESE NEW TENSIONS. ALL OF THIS, IS ABOUT AN HOUR WEST OF MONTREAL. HERE’S THE TOWN SITE. AND HERE’S THE NEARBY MOHAWK LAND. BUT THE DEVELOPER WANTS TO GIVE 60 HECTARES OF LAND TO THE KANESATAKE MOHAWKS THROUGH THE ECOLOGICAL GIFTS PROGRAMME. HE ALSO WANTS TO SELL THEM ANOTHER 150 HECTARES. BUT THE MAYOR OF OKA HATES THE IDEA, SAYING HIS TOWN WOULD BE “SURROUNDED BY MOHAWKS”. SO THE CHIEF AND THE MAYOR WERE INVITED TO MEET TODAY IN MONTREAL ALONG WITH FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL OFFICIALS, BUT AS SIMON NAKONECHNY EXPLAINS, IT DID NOT GO WELL.>>Reporter: THEY DIDN’T SHAKE HANDS. THEY DIDN’T TALK. AND AS FAR AS SERGE SIMON IS CONCERNED, HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MAYOR OF OKA IS AT A DEAD END.>>MY COUNCIL AND I DECIDED WE WERE NOT GOING TO GIVE THIS MAYOR ANY MORE IMPORTANCE THAN HE’S LOOKING FOR. SO HE MADE IT CLEAR HE’S NOT GOING TO APOLOGIZE FOR WHAT HE SEES AS THE TRUTH WHEN HE DESCRIBES MY COMMUNITY.>>Reporter: LAST WEEK, MAYOR PASCAL QUEVILLON TOLD A NEWSPAPER THAT THE LAND DEAL WOULD LEAVE HIS TOWN SURROUNDED BY MOHAWKS. SAY THE CHIEF CALLED THE COMMENTS RACIST AND DEMANDED AN APOLOGY, WHICH DIDN’T COME.>>Reporter: MAYOR QUEVILLON EVEN RAISED THE SPECTER OF THE 1990 ARMS STANDOFF AT OKA. A 78-DAY CRISIS THAT GRIPPED THE COUNTRY. BUT THIS TIME IT WOULD BE THE TOWNS PEOPLE RISING UP.>>I THINK THE ONLY ONE SPEAKING ABOUT ANOTHER CRISIS IS THE MAYOR OF OKA AND YOURSELVES AS MEDIA. WE HAVEN’T GIVEN THAT IMPRESSION OR THAT PERCEPTION.>>Reporter: CHIEF PICARD SAYS THERE IS NO REASON FOR THE MAYOR OF OKA TO BE AT THE TABLE ANYWAY. THAT THE MOHAWKS SHOULD DEAL NATION TO NATION. AND IF OTTAWA HAD RESOLVED THEIR LAND CLAIMS AFTER THE FIRST OKA CRISIS, HE SAYS THERE WOULD BE NO TALK NOW OF A SECOND.>>Andrew: POLICE ANNOUNCED A MAJOR BUST IN ONTARIO. YOU SEE TWO OF THOSE CHARGED WERE EMPLOYEES OF SUNWING AIRLINES. LISA XING TELLS US MORE.>>Reporter: POLICE WOULDN’T SAY MUCH MORE ABOUT THE TWO MEN CHARGED IN A COCAINE TRAFFICKING RING, JUST THAT THEY WORKED AT TORONTO’S PEARSON AIRPORT ACCORDING TO A SOURCE WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE INVESTIGATION, BOTH WERE IN AIRPLANE MAINTENANCE.>>THROUGHOUT THE TERM OF OUR INVESTIGATION, WHICH WAS APPROXIMATELY A YEAR AND A HALF, IT WAS ONGOING AND HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED PRIOR TO THAT.>>Reporter: THE UNDERCOVER OPERATION LED TO THE ARRESTS OF NINE OTHERS IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO AND THE SEIZURE OF $10 MILLION WORTH OF DRUGS LIKE FENTANYL.>>MILLIONS OF DOSES. THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO.>>Reporter: THE FENTANYL SEIZED CAME FROM MEXICO. POLICE SAY THE COCAINE THE SUNWING WORKERS SMUGGLED CAME FROM SOUTH AMERICA. ALL DESTINATIONS THE COMPANY SERVICES. THERE IS A LONG HISTORY OF DRUG TRAFFICKING AT CANADIAN AIRPORTS. FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AND AIRPORT WORKERS HAVE DONE JAIL TIME, INCLUDING THOSE FROM MONTREAL, WINNIPEG AND TORONTO. AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS ARE A TEMPTING TARGET FOR TRAFFICKERS AND THAT TROUBLES THIS NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERT.>>WE HAVE SEEN ALSO PEOPLE WITHIN THE AIRPORT ECOSYSTEM WHO CONTRIBUTED TO ACTUAL TERROR EVENTS. SO IT’S A REAL ENVIRONMENT OF SOPHISTICATED AND BAD ACTORS.>>Reporter: HE SAID IT’S TOUGH TO MONITOR THE THREATS BECAUSE RUNNING AN AIRPORT REQUIRES COORDINATION.>>THEY’RE ALMOST LIKE MINI CITIES. THEY HAVE MULTIPLE LEVELS OF STAKEHOLDERS. SOMETIMES INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AGENCIES AND MULTIPLE PIECES OF LEGISLATION THAT GOVERN THEM.>>Reporter: SUNWING SAYS IT’S WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE RCMP. THE TWO EMPLOYEES ARE SUSPENDED. THEIR SECURITY CLEARANCE REVOKED AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. LISA XING, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Ian: SCANNEDOUSLY DISAPPOINTED, THAT’S HOW HASSAN DIAB FEELS ABOUT THE FINDINGS OF AN INVESTIGATION. IT CONCLUDED CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ACTED PROPERLY. DAVID COCHRANE HAS MORE ON THE SEARCH FOR JUSTICE.>>Reporter: HE SPENT THREE YEARS IN A FRENCH PRISON FOR A CRIME HE DID NOT COMMIT. HE’S JUST BEEN TOLD THE SYSTEM WORKED.>>WE BOYCOTTED THE REVIEW BECAUSE WE BELIEVED THAT IT WOULD AMOUNT TO A WHITE WASH EXERCISE. IT IS PROFOUNDLY UPSETTING TO SEE OUR CONCERNS AND FEARS MATERIALIZING.>>Reporter: FRANCE IMPRISONED DIAB WHILE IT TRIED TO LINK HIM TO THIS BOMBING OUTSIDE A PARIS SYNAGOGUE. BUT CANADA TURNED HIM OVER TO FRENCH JUSTICE, EVEN THOUGH THE EVIDENCE WAS WEAK AND DIAB HAD AN ALIBI. THE LAWYER SAYS THE REVIEW WAS RIGGED TO EXONERATE THE GOVERNMENT. WITH NO TRANSPARENCY IN THE PROCESS FOR CANADIANS.>>Reporter: THAT CAREER PROSECUTOR IS MURRAY SIEGEL, THE FORMER DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ONTARIO.>>I FOUND THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE COUNSEL ACTED TOTALLY PROFESSIONALLY. HE REJECTED CLAIMS THAT THE CANADIAN PROSECUTORS WERE OVERZEALOUS. DIAB IS ANGRY THAT CANADA STEPPED IN AND DIRECTED FRANCE TO REPLACE DISCREDITED EVIDENCE. CANADIAN LAWYERS GOT COURT DELAYS TO ALLOW FRANCE TO DO THAT. BUT WHEN FINGERPRINT SAMPLES DIDN’T MATCH, THE REPORT WAS NEVER SHARED WITH THE FRENCH.>>THIS IS A REPORT THAT EXCUSES ALL THE CONDUCT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. IT ENDORSES ALL OF THE TROUBLING ASPECTS OF THE CURRENT EXTRADITION LAW AND SYSTEM IN CANADA.>>I HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF SYMPATHY FOR DR. DIAB AND HIS FAMILY.>>Reporter: THE JUSTICE MINISTER ACCEPTS THE FINDING THAT HIS DEPARTMENT DID NOTHING WRONG, BUT CAN IMPROVE.>>THERE ARE CERTAINLY RECOMMENDATIONS THERE THAT WILL HELP. YOU CAN ALWAYS MAKE A PROCESS BETTER.>>Reporter: 14 RECOMMENDATIONS, INCLUDING TO SHARE EVIDENCE WITH THE DEFENCE, EVEN WHEN THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO DO SO. AND TO SEEK ASSURANCES OF A SPEEDY TRIAL SO CANADIANS WON’T LANGUISH IN A FOREIGN CELL AS DIAB DID. NONE OF WHICH HELPS HIM OR RESTORES WHAT HE LOST.>>MY REPUTATION WAS TARNISHED. MY FINANCIAL SAVINGS WIPED OUT. MY PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH DETERIORATED. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, I MISSED THE BIRTH OF MY SON AND MORE THAN THREE YEARS OF MY CHILDREN’S LIVES.>>Reporter: HE’S BEEN TOLD THE SYSTEM WORKED FINE. HE SAYS, THE SYSTEM IS THE PROBLEM. DAVID COCHRANE, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Andrew: THE LONG MARCH TO THE 2020 ELECTION IS WELL UNDER WAY IN THE U.S. AND ON THE DAY THE CONGRESS BEGAN A SUMMER RECESS, TWO DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMEN LOOKED TO END THE PUBLIC SPAT. INFIGHTING WITHIN THE PARTY IS A GIFT FOR THE REPUBLICANS. SO NANCY PELOSI AND ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ MADE A SHOW OF PATCHING THE CRACKS IN CAUCUS. STILL, LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE SHOWS US WHAT REMAINS BELOW THE SURFACE.>>Reporter: AFTER WEEKS OF PUBLIC SPARRING, ALL SMILES. HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI TWEETED THIS PICTURE AND TOLD REPORTERS HER MEETING WITH ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ WAS POSITIVE.>>DO YOU THINK YOU WERE ABLE TO BURY THE HATCHET WITH CONGRESSWOMAN CORTEZ?>>I DON’T THINK THERE WAS A HATCHET.>>Reporter: MAYBE SO, BUT THIS FAMILY HAS BEEN FIGHTING AND ALL THE NEIGHBOURS KNOW ABOUT IT. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, OR A.O.C. IS AMONG THE MOST PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS. A WAITRESS TURNED POLITICIAN WHO KNOCKED OUT A PARTY LEADER IN HER PRIMARY. SHE’S JUST 29. SHE HAS CALLED FOR THE PRESIDENT’S IMPEACHMENT AND PUSHES BACK AGAINST MODERATE LEADERSHIP.>>WE ARE THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND WE’RE A HOUSE MAJORITY AND WE NEED TO ACT LIKE IT.>>Reporter: ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ AND THREE OTHER CONGRESSWOMEN OF COLOUR WHO CALL THEMSELVES THE SQUAD, RECENTLY VOTED AGAINST THEIR PARTY OVER A BORDER BILL. NANCY PELOSI DISMISSED THE SOCIAL MEDIA STARS IN AN INTERVIEW SAYING THEY DON’T HAVE ANY FOLLOWING, THEY’RE FOUR PEOPLE AND THAT’S HOW MANY VOTES THEY GOT. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ COUNTERED IN AN INTERVIEW OF HER OWN, CALLING THE MOST POWERFUL DEMOCRAT IN THE COUNTRY, DISRESPECTFUL, ACCUSING PELOSI OF SINGLING OUT NEWLY ELECTED WOMEN OF COLOUR. THE INFIGHTING HAS GIVEN REPUBLICANS AN OPENING.>>President Donald Trump: I REALLY THINK THEY MUST HATE OUR COUNTRY.>>Reporter: DONALD TRUMP HAS ATTACKED THE SQUAD WITH LANGUAGE WIDELY CONDEMNED AS RACIST. AND ACCUSED A.O.C. OF PUSHING HER PARTY DANGEROUSLY TO THE LEFT.>>Reporter: DEMOCRATS APPEAR TO HAVE DECIDED THE BEST WAY TO RESPOND TO THE ATTACKS IS AS A TEAM.>>IT WAS A POSITIVE MEETING.>>Reporter: A UNIFIED MESSAGE. AT LEAST FOR NOW. LYNDSAY DUNCOMBE, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Ian: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, MORE ON THE MANHUNT IN NORTHERN MANITOBA. WE LOOK AT THE POLICE STRATEGY SO FAR. BUT FIRST… >>Andrew: A DIFFERENT KIND OF WORLD CUP.>>IT’S GOING TO BE INSANE. TO SEE WHO STEPS UP THE PLATE AND WHO DOESN’T.>>Andrew: HOW GAMERS LOOK TO [ * ]>>Andrew: THIS MAY LOOK LIKE A CARTOON THEME PARK, BUT IT’S ACTUALLY A TOP TIER ESPORTS EVENT. IF YOU HAVEN’T PLAYED OR WATCHED “FORTNITE”, YOU PROBABLY KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS. THE GAME BOSTS MORE THAN 250 MILLION REGISTERED USERS AND TONIGHT, THE BEST AMONG THEM BEGIN COMPETING FOR THEIR SHARE OF THE CASH HAUL. TOP PRIZE IN THIS TOURNAMENT NETS YOU A COOL $3.8 MILLION. STEVEN D’SOUZA TAKES US INTO THE BIG LEAGUES.>>Reporter: THEY CAN BARELY SHAVE. SOME AREN’T EVEN OLD ENOUGH TO DRIVE. HERE IN THE WORLD OF “FORTNITE”, KIDS DON’T HAVE TO LOOK UP TO THEIR HEROES. IN >>A LITTLE BIT.>>Reporter: NOW, ARTHUR ASHE STADIUM, WHERE TENNIS GREATS, THE WILLIAMS SISTERS, ROGER FEDERER AND PETE SAMPRAS HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED. MORE THAN $40 MILLION CANADIAN. MILLIONS TRY TO QUALIFY. ONLY 100 MADE THE CUT. CANADIAN HAYDEN KRUEGER ARRIVED IN NEW YORK TWO WEEKS AGO, PLAYING 8-12 HOURS A DAY TO PREPARE.>>GOING OVER MY FILM. GOING OVER WHAT MISTAKES WE’VE MADE. OUR GOOD PLAYS. MAKING NEW STRATEGIES. APPLYING THOSE.>>Reporter: THE CALGARY BORN 17-YEAR-OLD IS BEST KNOWN AS ELEVATE. AS A PROFESSIONAL GAMER HE EXPECTS TO MAKE AROUND $150,000 JUST FROM TOURNAMENTS. THAT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING.>>LIKE MY SALARY AND SPONSORSHIP AND TWITCH AND STREAMING REVENUE, BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE TO WATCH ME PLAY. SO IT KIND OF ALL ADDS UP.>>Reporter: CASUALLY ROAMING “FORTNITE” WORLD AND PLAYING THE SHOOTER AGAINST FRIENDS IS FREE, BUT THERE ARE THINGS YOU HAVE TO BUY.>>DEFINITELY HUNDREDS, POSSIBLY, I DON’T WANT TO THINK IT’S THOUSANDS, BUT I REALLY DON’T WANT TO ADD IT UP BECAUSE IT WOULD PROBABLY SQUARE ME.>>Reporter: THAT LUCRATIVE MARKET IS FUELING THE BOOM. A NEW RECORD FOR PRIZE MONEY WILL BE SET NEXT MONTH.>>I THINK THE SHOWMANSHIP IS JUST A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME.>>Reporter: FOR NOW, THOUGH, THE EYES OF THE GAMING WORLD ON ARE CENTRE COURT AND ELEVATE WOULDN’T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY.>>IT’S GOING TO BE INSANE TO SEE REALLY HOW PEOPLE ADAPT AND WHO REALLY STEPS UP TO THE PLATE AND WHO DOESN’T.>>Reporter: FUELING DREAMS OF BIG PAYDAYS, THE GAME IS ANYTHING BUT CHILD’S PLAY. STEVEN D’SOUZA, CBC NEWS, NEW YORK.>>Andrew: THE $3.8 MILLION PRIZE FOR FIRST IS STUNNING EVEN COMPARED TO THE MORE TRADITIONAL SPORTS ON TV. COMPARISON, NOVAK DJOKOVIC AND HALEP, THEY TOOK TOP PRIZES OF $3.8 MILLION AT WIMBLEDON. SO “FORTNITE” MATCHES TENNIS AND BEATS GOLF. WHEN TIGER WOODS WON THIS APRIL AT THE MASTERS, HE WALKED AWAY WITH A PALTRY $2.7 MILLION.>>Ian: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, FROM MISSING PERSONS TO SUSPECTS, WITH EBREAK DOWN THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE NATIONWIDE MANHUNT.>>Andrew: AND BUILDING A LEGACY FOR BLACK COMMUNITIES IN NOVA SCOTIA. HOW ONE GRASSROOTS CAME TO BE.>>I GOT TIRED OF ATTENDING YOUNG MEN’S FUNERALS. IT WAS PAINFUL. CHALLENGED ME TO SAY,>>Ian: WE’RE LIVE ON “THE NATIONAL”. LARGE AREAS OF SIBERIA ARE EXPERIENCING UNPRECEDENTED WILDFIRES THIS YEAR, CAUSED BY HIGHER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND LIGHTNING. MORE THAN 2.3 MILLION HECTARES OF LAND ARE AFFECTED AND HEAVY SMOKE IS DRIFTING CAUSING BREATHING AND VISIBILITY ISSUES.>>>WILD ROAD BLOCK ALONG THE TOUR de FRANCE. THE ROADWAY WAS COVERED IN HAIL. IT MADE IT TOO DIFFICULT FOR CYCLISTS. DURING EARLIER STAGES OF THE RACE, RIDERS PUT UP WITH EXTREME HEAT AS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY SWELTERED UNDER A HEATWAVE.>>>LET’S RETURN TO THE QUESTIONS FROM ONE OF OUR TOP STORIES TONIGHT. IT HAS BEEN FOUR DAYS SINCE TWO YOUNG MEN SUSPECTED IN THREE HOMICIDES IN B.C. LEFT THEIR LAST CLUE. A BURNING VEHICLE PUT THEM NEAR GILLAM, MANITOBA, BUT SINCE THEN NOTHING, DESPITE A GROWING POLICE SEARCH. TODAY, THE RCMP RAISED THE POSSIBILITY THAT KAM McLEOD AND BRYER SCHMEGELSKY COULD HAVE LEFT THE AREA. MAYBE WITH THE HELP OF SOMEONE WHO DIDN’T RECOGNIZE THEM. IF SO, THIS WOULD BE JUST ANOTHER TWIST ON A TRAIL DOTTED WITH PAIN AND QUESTIONS.>>THEY’RE JUST KIDS ON AN ADVENTURE, LIKE, THEY’RE GOOD BOYS.>>Ian: EXACTLY TWO WEEKS AGO, BRYER SCHMEGELSKY LAST KNOWN CONTACT WITH HIS FAMILY, A TEXT TO HIS DAD, SAYING HE AND McLEOD WERE HEADING INTO ALBERTA. THREE DAYS LATER, LUCAS FOWLER AND CHYNNA DEESE ARE FOUND DEAD IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. THE ADVENTURING COUPLE MURDERED. THEIR FAMILIES GUTTED.>>IT’S A LOVE STORY THAT HAS ENDED TRAGICALLY. IT REALLY IS. IT’S THE WORST EVER LOVE STORY.>>Ian: THAT FRIDAY, McLEOD AND SCHMEGELSKY’S TRUCK IS FOUND IN FLAMES OFF ANOTHER B.C. HIGHWAY. NOT FAR AWAY, THE BODY OF U.B.C. LECTURER LEN DYCK, NOW A MURDER VICTIM.>>HE LOVED THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT SO HE FOCUSED ALL HIS ATTENTION ON THAT. HE ALSO WAS FOCUSED ON HIS FAMILY.>>Ian: THE TEENS ARE FIRST LABELLED AS MISSING. ON SUNDAY, THEY GO SHOPPING IN MEADOW LAKE, SASKATCHEWAN. THAT NIGHT, THEIR VEHICLE IS FOUND IN FLAMES. ON TUESDAY, THE RCMP CHANGES THEIR STATUS.>>CAM AND BRYER ARE NO LONGER CONSIDERED MISSING. THE RCMP ARE NOW CONSIDERING KAM McLEOD AND BRYER SCHMEGELSKY AS SUSPECTS.>>Ian: THEN THEY VANISH. AS POLICE SAID TODAY, NO NEW SIGHTINGS. BUT STILL TONIGHT, THE QUESTION IS, EVEN FOR THE RCMP, WHERE ARE THE SUSPECTS? LET’S GET A POLICING PERSPECTIVE FROM GLENN WOODS, FORMER RCMP SUPERINTENDENT AND FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE RCMP BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES BRANCH. HE’S IN OUR OTTAWA STUDIO. I WANT TO START WITH THE VIDEO RELEASED TODAY, FROM EARLIER IN THE WEEK, THE TWO TEENS, AT THAT POINT THEY HADN’T BEEN PUBLICLY IDENTIFIED AS SUSPECT, BUT AS YOU WATCHED THE VIDEO, WHAT DID YOU THINK?>>I WAS TAKEN A LITTLE BIT ABACK BY IT, SIMPLY, BECAUSE THEY DID NOT APPEAR TO BE PANICKED OR UPSET. THEY WERE WALKING THROUGH THE STORE VERY NONCHALANT AND I WAS QUITE SURPRISED THAT THEY WEREN’T SHOWING A LITTLE MORE PARANOIA, TRYING TO AVOID CAMERAS, AND SPENDING ANY LENGTH OF TIME IN A PUBLIC PLACE LIKE THAT.>>Ian: AND DRAWING ON THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES BACKGROUND, DOES THAT TELL YOU OR SUGGEST ANYTHING TO YOU ABOUT THEM?>>WELL, I THINK FIRSTLY, AS YOU SAID, THEY HADN’T BEEN IDENTIFIED AS SUSPECTS YET. THEY MAY HAVE THOUGHT THEMSELVES TO BE INVISIBLE AT THAT POINT. AND SECONDLY, I DON’T THINK WE’RE DEALING WITH HIGHLY EXPERIENCED LIFETIME CRIMINALS. I DON’T THINK THEY HAVE THAT FORENSIC AWARENESS AND ARE THOUGHTFUL LIKE CAREER CRIMINALS ARE. AND IT SHOWS TO ME THE LACK OF EXPERIENCE THAT WE WOULD NORMALLY SEE IN THE EVERYDAY CRIMINAL.>>Ian: I’VE NEVER SEEN A CASE LIKE THIS. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU. BUT I THINK ONE OF THE CHALLENGES FOR THE RCMP IS WHAT IS IN THEIR MIND, WHERE ARE THEY GOING NEXT? THE RCMP FINDS THE BURNED OUT CAR IN NORTHERN MANITOBA AND SO THEY DEPLOY A HUGE SEARCH IN THE WOODS, BUT TODAY THEY’RE SUGGESTING MAYBE THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THESE SUSPECTS AREN’T EVEN THERE. THIS SOUNDS LIKE A REALLY TOUGH INVESTIGATION TO MANAGE.>>WELL, IT IS BECAUSE IT’S GOT SEVERAL MOVING PARTS. EVERY TIME THERE IS A LOCATION WHERE THEY’RE SIGHTED, IT BECOMES ALMOST TREATED LIKE A CRIME SCENE. IF THEY BURN A VEHICLE, IT’S ANOTHER CRIME SCENE. DON’T FORGET, THEY’RE INVESTIGATING THREE HOMICIDES. THEY HAVE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS TO DO WITH RESPECT TO THE INDIVIDUALS TO TRY TO IDENTIFY HISTORY AND GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND INSIGHT INTO HOW THEY’RE THINKING. KEEPING IN MIND HERE, THE FIRST PRIORITY AT THIS POINT FOR THE RCMP IS TO ARREST THESE GUYS AND TO ARREST THEM AND AVOID ANY FURTHER VIOLENCE TO THE POLICE, OR THE SUSPECTS.>>Ian: WE HAVE JUST A FEW SECONDS LEFT. ONE OF THE INTRIGUING THINGS TODAY, THE RCMP SAYING, LOOK, IF SOMEONE HELPED THEM OUT AND DIDN’T REALIZE WHO THEY WERE, THOSE PEOPLE SHOULD COME FORWARD. YOU’VE BEEN IN THAT SITUATION BEFORE, YOU THINK THEY MAY BE ABLE TO COAX — THE RCMP — COAX WITNESSES OUT OF THE WOOD WORK HERE?>>I THINK SO. AND GENERALLY I THINK THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE OFFENCES COMMITTED BY THESE INDIVIDUALS, SO IF IT COULD BE MORE COMFORTABLE FOR THEM TO COME FORWARD REPORTING IT WITHOUT ANY FEELING OF BEING CHARGED, I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE A BIG HELP.>>Ian: THIS IS A TOUGH CASE LOOKING FOR THESE SUSPECTS AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR INSIGHT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU, IAN.>>Ian: BESIDES KEEPING OUR EYE OUT FOR THE SUSPECTS, THERE IS ANOTHER REQUEST FROM THE RCMP TONIGHT. DON’T CREATE OR SHARE RUMOURS ABOUT THE CASE ONLINE. TODAY, THEY HAD TO TRACK DOWN A PHOTO THAT SOME THOUGHT IT WAS KAM McLEOD. IT WAS NOT.>>Andrew: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, BRINGING THE NBA TROPHY TO MONTREAL. THE CANADIAN RAPTOR INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION IN TONIGHT’S MOMENT.>>MAKE ME FEEL GREAT. WITH HIM HERE, I CAN KNOW THAT EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. LIKE AN ORDINARY PICKUP GAME, BUT THIS TIP-OFF BETWEEN COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND POLICE WAS ABOUT BUILDING BRIDGES AND FRIENDSHIPS. IT WAS ORGANIZED BY A GROUP CALLED 902 MAN-UP. 902 BEING THE AREA CODE IN NOVA SCOTIA. IT’S A GRASSROOTS GROUP AIMED AT ADDRESSING THE ROOT CAUSES OF VIOLENCE. TONIGHT WE REVISIT HOW THAT MOVEMENT CAME TO BE.>>WE’VE GOT TO HAVE A LITTLE COMPETITION HERE FOR THE YOUNG UNS. WHO CAN DO THE BEST NAY, NAY.>>I THINK WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE IS THE FACT THAT IT’S A CLOSE-KNIT COMMUNITY. IT’S WELCOMING PLACE. IT’S HOME TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. IT’S A VERY SPECIAL PLACE. BUT THERE ARE ISSUES THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED.>>MAN’S WORLD IS ABOUT NO GUIDANCE WITH MORE YOUNG BOYS LIKE ME LOST. NO ROLE MODEL. SO WHEN I SQUEEZE THAT TRIGGER ALL I COULD PICTURE WAS A SINGLE MOTHER TRYING HER BEST. RUNNING UP AND DOWN THAT BLOCK. BECAUSE MONEY WAS A WAY OUT. WE’RE MORE ALIKE THAN YOU KNOW. THERE ARE SIMILARITY IN OUR TRAITS. MAN-UP, BECAUSE WE’RE TIRED OF SEEING MEN DOWN. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>MY NAME IS MARCUS JAMES.>>I’M CO-FOUNDER OF 902 MAN-UP. 902 MAN-UP IS MEN BEING MEN. GIVING BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY. DOING WHAT THEY CAN. NO MATTER HOW BIG THAT LOOKS OR HOW SMALL IT IS. IT’S THEM GIVING BACK AND SHOWING THE COMPASSION AND GIVING BACK WHAT WAS ONCE GIVEN TO THEM.>>WHAT’S UP? HOW ARE YOU?>>I’VE BEEN WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY 27 YEARS. I LIVED IN THE COMMUNITY FOR — GOD, I CAN’T EVEN REMEMBER. MY KIDS ARE FROM THIS COMMUNITY. IT’S HOME.>>MAN-UP, WOO.>>EVERYBODY KNOWS HIM, THAT’S FOR SURE. WE ALL TRY TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER.>>WHAT MOTIVATES ME IS THE FACT THAT I GOT TIRED OF ATTENDING YOUNG MEN’S FUNERALS. THAT WAS VERY PAINFUL. AND TALKING ABOUT IT AND SEEING PEOPLE HURT, I THINK JUST CHALLENGED ME TO SAY, OKAY. WHAT CAN I DO? SO WE PUT A SOCIAL MEDIA CALL OUT AND THE RESPONSE WAS AMAZING. WE HAD OVER 100 BLACK MEN COME AND SIT DOWN AT THE TABLE AND TALK ABOUT THIS. AND IT JUST STARTED TO DEVELOP FROM THERE. [ * ] IT WAS DIFFICULT. BECAUSE WE HAD TO HAVE THOSE HARD CONVERSATIONS. BECAUSE IT STARTED WITH US AS MATURE BLACK MEN, ASKING OURSELVES, WHERE DID WE DROP THE BALL AS FATHERS, UNCLES? WHERE DID WE DROP THE BALL WITH THESE YOUNG MEN? SO WE HAD TO START THAT HEALING PROCESS, RIGHT, BEFORE WE CAN MOVE ON AND START ENGAGING THE YOUNG MEN. [ * ]>>PEOPLE NEED SUPPORT. AND THAT’S WHAT 902 MAN-UP DOES.>>MY NAME IS CORY RICIN. I KNOW 902 MAN-UP MADE A DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE. BY GIVING ME EXTRA TOOLS, GIVING ME THE CONFIDENCE AND THE EXTRA TOOLS TO CARRY ON IN MY JOURNEY.>>OKAY, LOVE YA.>>I WAS INCARCERATED TWICE. AND THE FIRST ONE, I WASN’T READY TO CHANGE. BUT THE SECOND TIME, I WAS IN AND I’M LOOKING, I’M LIKE, YOU KNOW WHAT, THINGS NEED TO CHANGE, BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO KEEP COMING IN AND OUT, IN AND OUT, IN AND OUT. I CAN’T DO THAT.>>ALWAYS. YEAH.>>NICE. * THIS IS WHERE I WANT TO BE [LAUGHTER] [LAUGHTER] * GIVE ME A MINUTE >>902 MAN-UP SPEAKS TO EVERYBODY INDIVIDUALLY. THERE IS NOT A CERTAIN CRITERIA THAT YOU HAVE TO FIT. THIS IS LIKE YOU COME IN, YOU ENGAGE. THEY ATTACK ISSUES THAT YOU HAVE. OKAY, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM HERE, HERE, HERE. LET’S ADDRESS THEM. LET’S FIX THEM. [ * ] WE HAVE TO BE WANTING AND WILLING TO CHANGE.>>WHAT’S UP, NEPHEW? WHAT YOU SAY?>>HOW ARE YOU DOING?>>NOT TOO BAD.>>YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE THIS?>>THAT’S THE NEW BROCHURE. INFORMATION ON THE GROUP AND EVERYTHING. NICE PHOTO OF YOU.>>YEAH.>>SO THAT’S WHAT WE’RE GOING TO BE HANDING OUT TO THE PUBLIC WHEN IT COMES TO INFORMATION SESSIONS. THAT’S WHAT THEY’LL RECEIVE.>>MY RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS YOUNG MAN IS UNDESCRIBABLE. IT REALLY IS. RIGHT? BECAUSE TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, I THOUGHT I LOST HIM AT ONE POINT IN TIME. AND HE KNOWS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. I THOUGHT I FAILED AS WELL. BECAUSE I’M EXTREMELY CLOSE TO HIM. BUT TO SEE HIM TODAY, AND IT’S A LEARNING CURVE FOR ME. 902 MAN-UP HAS HELPED BOTH OF US TO EVOLVE, RIGHT, AND TO BE ABLE TO — BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TO DO AS BLACK MEN IS BE ABLE TO EXPRESS OUR FEELINGS TO EACH OTHER. RIGHT. YOU KNOW, IT’S EASY TO PULL A TRIGGER OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT IT’S DIFFICULT TO LOOK AT A BROTHER AND SAY –>>HAVE DIALOGUE WITH THEM.>>HAVE DIALOGUE, LOOK HIM IN HIS EYES AND SAY I LOVE YOU. THAT’S DIFFICULT FOR US. RIGHT? 902 MAN-UP HAS ALLOWED US TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.>>IT MEANS A LOT, THANK YOU.>>LOVE YOU. YOU KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW THAT.>>IT’S GOING TO BE A GOOD TIME.>>WE GOT TO –>>I GOT THAT. YOU GOT TO GO TO JOYCE –>>I DON’T THINK IT’S SO MUCH ISSUES WE’RE IDENTIFYING AS ISSUES THAT NEVER BEEN ADDRESSED. YOU KNOW, THAT’S WHAT WE’RE DOING. WHETHER THAT’S JUSTICE, EDUCATION, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, LACK OF EMPLOYMENT, YOU KNOW OPPORTUNITY. WE’RE LOOKING AT ALL THOSE, RIGHT? AND SOME CASES, WE’RE ABLE. IN SOME CASES WE’RE ABLE TO ADDRESS IT. IN OTHER CASES, IT’S ABOUT FINDING THOSE RESOURCES AND MAKING THEM AVAILABLE TO THE COMMUNITY, IN THE COMMUNITY, BY COMMUNITY. AND THAT’S IT RIGHT THERE.>>THAT’S A GOOD MOVE, MAN.>>YOU GETTING YOUR GED.>>I’M GOING TO TRY.>>YOU’RE NOT GOING TO TRY, YOU’RE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL. SHOWING UP EVERY DAY.>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT 902 MAN-UP, WHAT WE DO SO WELL. THAT IS WHAT MAKES OUR GROUP SUCCESSFUL. WE DON’T RELY ON GOVERNMENT RESOURCES. WE UNDERSTAND, WE RECOGNIZE A NEED AND WE ADDRESS IT. IT’S COMMUNITY SUPPORTING COMMUNITY.>>I CAN’T PUT IT TOGETHER.>>REMEMBER WHAT YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT. ONE DAY AT A TIME, ONE STEP AT A TIME. DON’T RUSH IT. DON’T RUSH IT. HAVE A GOOD DAY.>>LOVE YOU.>>LOVE YOU, MAN.>>YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY. [ * ] HOT DOGS IN THE CITY RIGHT HERE, BUDDY.>>LET ME KNOW. I’LL GRAB MORE.>>YOU HAVE YOUR HIGH POINTS, YOUR LOW POINTS, YOU DO, RIGHT?>>WE GOT MORE OVER HERE.>>BUT WHAT REALLY KEEPS YOU GOING IS WHEN YOU SEE A YOUNG MAN SUCH AS CORY.>>THE THREE-POINT COMPETITION, COME HERE, LET ME TAKE YOUR NAME DOWN.>>TURNING HIS LIFE COMPLETELY AROUND AND ACCOMPLISH AND OVERCOME BARRIERS THAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY, OKAY, HIS LIFE IS OVER. NO, IT’S NOT. NO, IT’S NOT. WHEN I SEE THAT AND I SEE HIM DOING SO WELL, THAT’S IT RIGHT THERE. THAT’S THE PAYOFF RIGHT THERE. [ * ]>>SEEING HIM GET TO THAT NEXT LEVEL AND THEN HIM TURN AROUND AND GIVE BACK TO HIS COMMUNITY AND PROVIDE THOSE SAME TYPE OF SUPPORTS TO YOUNGER MEN AND WOMEN COMING UP BEHIND HIM.>>WHEN YOU HAVE A COLLECTIVE SAYING THINGS TO YOU, IT JUST HITS HARDER. IT’S JUST LIKE, OKAY. AND THEN WHEN YOU LOOK AT THEM AND YOU KNOW THEM AND IT’S COMING FROM A GENUINE PLACE.>>COMMUNITY!>>MAN-UP.>>IT’S LIKE, WE’RE ALL FOR THE SAME STRUGGLE. WE’RE ALL FOR THE SAME GOALS. WE’RE ALL — YOU KNOW WHAT? WE’RE A TEAM HERE. LET’S GET IT, LET’S GET IT.>>PEACE, YEAH!>>Andrew: WE DO HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE STORY. CORY, WHO YOU MET IN THE PIECE, IS STILL COMMITTED TO HELPING HIS COMMUNITY. IN FACT, THROUGH 902 MAN-UP, HE’S NOW WORKING WITH CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES TO HELP INMATES TRANSITION SUCCESSFULLY BACK INTO SOCIETY.>>Ian: UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”, A HOME COMING CELEBRATION FOR A CANADIAN RAPT IN OUR “MOMENT”. BUT FIRST. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, PLANET EARTH DODGED A COSMIC BULLET ON WEDNESDAY. AN ASTEROID WHIZZED BY. WAY CLOSER TO US THAN THE MOON.>>75,000 KILOMETRES IS ACTUALLY A REALLY, REALLY CLOSE SHAVE.>>Ian: WHAT MAKES THIS IS UNSETTLING IS NO ONE SAW IT COMING UNTIL DAYS BEFORE. IF IT HIT, IT COULD HAVE DONE WHAT WE SEE IN THE MOVIES.>>BASED ON THE SIZE AND VELOCITY COMING IN, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AKIN TO A NUCLEAR EXPLOSION. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DEVASTATING. ENOUGH TO LEVEL A CITY.>>Ian: PLENTY OF SCIENTISTS WATCHED THE SKY. LARGE FACILITIES ARE DEVOTED TO IT.>>BUT THEY’RE ALL DOING THAT AT NIGHT. IN ORDER TO FIND ONES THAT ARE UP DURING THE DAY, WE NEED A WHOLE OTHER PLAN FOR THAT AND THAT IS SATELLITES IN SPACE DOING OBSERVATIONS OF THE SKY IN THE DIRECTION OF THE SUN AND THAT IS A LOT HARDER TO DO AND WE HAVE A LOT LESS TECH DOING THAT.>>Ian: WHAT HAPPENS IF THE NEXT SURPRISE VISITOR IS HEADED RIGHT FOR US?>>WHEN IT COMES TO DISCOVERING AN ASTEROID THAT IS GOING TO HIT EARTH IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO, THE BEST WE CAN DO IS CLEAR AREAS WE THINK IT MIGHT HIT.>>Andrew: YOU MIGHT REMEMBER CHRIS BOUCHER, THE TORONTO RAPTOR WHO WORE A GIANT CANADIAN FLAG AROUND THE SHOULDERS AFTER THE WIN. HE’S THE ONLY ACTUAL CANADIAN ON THE TEAM. ONE OF HIS GOALS IS TO PUT MONTREAL ON THE BASKETBALL MAP. TODAY, HE GOT CLOSER. BRINGING THE COVETED TROPHY TO THE CITY. PEOPLE PACKED PARKS SURROUNDING BOUCHER, MANY WHO WANT TO BE JUST LIKE HIM. AND THE MONTREALERS HE INSPIRED, THEY’RE OUR MOMENT.>>YOU WANT TO PLAY IN THE NBA ONE DAY?>>HE’S A GREAT EXAMPLE FOR THE REST OF THE KIDS LOOKING UP TO HIM. A LOT OF OUR PLAYERS HAVE NBA ASPIRATIONS, SO HE SHOWS THAT IT’S VERY POSSIBLE AND WITHIN THEIR POWER. TO SEE A GUY FROM MONTREAL BRING NBA TROPHY, IT’S UNBELIEVABLE FOR REAL.>>ALL HIS HARD WORK, HE BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER. BY BRINGING ALL THESE KIDS TOGETHER AND MAKING THEM SEE IT’S POSSIBLE, IT’S A WONDERFUL FEELING.>>WE ALWAYS SAY ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, BUT HE’S THE LIVING PROOF.>>Andrew: WHETHER IT’S MEETING A BASKETBALL PLAYER, MOVIE STAR, IT CAN BE SO PROFOUND TO MEET SOMEONE WHOM YOU IDOLIZE AND THAT IS SOMETHING YOU KNOW YOU DON’T FORGET IN YOUR LIFETIME. AND EVEN SOMEONE IN CHRIS BOUCHER’S POSITION MAY NOT REALIZE THE BIG IMPACT, BUT GOOD TO SEE THE FOLKS LOOKING UP TO HIM.>>Ian: HE’S PART OF THE NEW GENERATION OF CANADIAN NBA PLAYERS AND PROSPECTS. WE’VE HAD STEVE NASH, HE WON THE M.V.P. TWICE AND NOW HAD A NBA CHAMPION, THE RAPTORS. IMAGINE IF THOSE TWO THINGS CAME TOGETHER? THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR FRIDAY, JULY 26. GOOD NIGHT.>>Andrew: GOOD NIGHT. [ * ]

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