The National for September 21, 2018 — Ont. Tornado, Sex-Ed Walkout, Pipeline Review


>>Adrienne: ON THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, DONALD TRUMP SEEMS TO OPEN UP A NEW FRONT IN HIS FIGHT TO GET A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ON THE BENCH, USING NEW LANGUAGE WITH HIS NOMINEE’S ACCUSER THAT SEEMS TO ACCUSE HER INSTEAD. HOW THE WOMEN IN U.S. AND CANADA FIRED BACK ON TWITTER. JUST THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT ON A HIGH STAKES NOMINATION.>>Andrew: A TORNADO RIPS A TERRIBLE PATH. WE’LL SHOW YOU THE DEVASTATION AND HEAR FROM THOSE WHO WATCHED IT HAPPEN. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL”. [ * ]>>Andrew: IT IS THE KIND OF DISASTER YOU DON’T SEE COMING, BUT FOR MANY PEOPLE IN THE OTTAWA AREA, IT’S PAINFULLY EASY TO SEE. IT HIT HARD. HOMES HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO RUBBLE AFTER A TORNADO TORE A LONG PATH THROUGH THE REGION.>>THAT’S OUR UNIT OVER THERE. AND WHEN IT RIPPED OUR ROOF, MY DAUGHTER, SHE WENT FLYING UP AND I’M HOLDING HER HAND IN THE AIR. AND I ALMOST LET GO BECAUSE SHE WAS SLIPPING AND I SAID, IF SHE’S GOING TO DIE, I’M GOING TO DIE WITH HER. AND THEN IT FINALLY WENT PAST.>>Andrew: THAT HAPPENED IN GATINEAU, QUÉBEC. AND YOU CAN SEE JUST HOW POWERFUL THE STORM WAS WITH PIECES OF THE APARTMENT BUILDING LEFT IN A TWISTED PILE. INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL WORKING TO TRACE THE PATH. BUT BEFORE HITTING GATINEAU, IT TORE THROUGH PART OF OTTAWA. THIS IS DUNROBIN, IN THE CITY’S WEST END. ENTIRE HOMES SCATTERED. THE LATEST WE’RE GETTING FROM OFFICIALS THERE, ABOUT 100 HOMES WERE DAMAGED. 30 PEOPLE HURT. AND MOST OF THEM, ABOUT 25 ARE CHILDREN. ALSO AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE HAVE SERIOUS INJURIES AND PARAMEDICS SAY THEY RECEIVED CALLS FROM PEOPLE WHO WERE TRAPPED AS WELL. SOMETIMES IN THEIR HOMELESS, SOMETIMES IN THEIR — SOMETIMES IN THEIR HOMES, SOMETIMES IN THEIR CARS. BUT ALL THOSE WERE AFTER THE STORM. THIS IS CAPTURED THE MOMENT THE TORNADO HIT.>>Andrew: REALLY GIVES YOU A SENSE OF HOW SCARY IT WAS AND THE ONE PLACE YOU DID NOT WANT TO BE. JOHANNA WAGSTAFFE IS HERE. TELL US WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE STORM?>>Johanna: THIS WAS A SIGNIFICANT TORNADO. ENVIRONMENT CANADA CONFIRMING AT LEAST ONE TOUCH DOWN. THERE MAY HAVE BEEN TWO, OR THIS MAY HAVE BEEN A LONG TRACK TORNADO HOPPING UP AND DOWN AS IT MOVED FROM DUNROBIN TO THE NORTH GATINEAU REGION. I HAVE A PICTURE TO SHOW YOU WHERE THE TWO REPORTS AND VISUAL PICTURES WE HAVE OF THE TORNADO. SO AGAIN, THAT’S 20-KILOMETRE LONG TRACK. ENVIRONMENT CANADA WILL BE HEADED TO THE SCENE TOMORROW TO ASSESS THE DAMAGE. BASED ON WHAT WE’VE SEEN, THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT TORNADO. WITH SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND THE CENTRE, LIKELY BETWEEN 180 AND 220 KILOMETRES PER HOUR. AND ALSO RAIN-WRAPPED, SO VERY HARD TO SEE AT THE TIME.>>Andrew: HOW COMMON ARE TORNADOS IN THIS AREA?>>THIS IS THE PEAK OF TORNADO SEASON. THE CLASH OF THE SEASONS WE SEE THE MOST OF THEM, BEGINNING TO MID SEPTEMBER. THIS IS PART OF ONE OF OUR TORNADO ALLEYS AND ANOTHER ONE THAT RUNS FROM SOUTHERN ONTARIO TO SOUTHERN QUÉBEC. IN ONTARIO, WE SEE ABOUT 12-13 TORNADOS A YEAR. IT’S STILL VERY RARE THOUGH TO GET ONE AFFECTING A LARGE COMMUNITY LIKE THIS.>>Andrew: AND NO LESS DEVIL DEVASTATING TO LIVE THROUGH THAT.>>Adrienne: YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD A LOT OF PEOPLE ENGAGED IN A CONVERSATION ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT AND THE MEANING OF CONSENT. AND HOW WE SHOULD THINK ABOUT AND TALK ABOUT THOSE WHO BREAK THEIR SILENCE TO TELL THEIR STORIES. ON SOCIAL MEDIA, A TWEET BY THE U.S. PRESIDENT SEEMED TO SPARK MUCH OF IT. THE HASH TAG, WHY I DIDN’T REPORT, EXPLODED WITH WOMEN AND MEN DISCLOSING INTIMATE DETAILS OF THEIR LIVES, EXPLAINING THEY WERE TOO YOUNG, TOO ASHAMED, TOO FEARFUL OF WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IF THEY CAME FORWARD. SO WE’LL SHARE SOME OF THOSE WITH YOU IN A MOMENT, BUT FIRST, ELLEN MAURO OUTLINES HOW DONALD TRUMP SEEMED TO INCITE SUCH AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE. HIS INSINUATION ABOUT A WOMAN WHO DID COME FORWARD AND HOW IT’S ALL CONNECTED TO HIS SUPREME COURT NOMINEE.>>President Donald Trump: WE HAVE TO FIGHT FOR HIM. NOT WORRY ABOUT THE OTHER SIDE. AND BY THE WAY, WOMEN ARE FOR THAT MORE THAN ANYBODY WOULD UNDERSTAND.>>Reporter: FOR DAYS, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN RESTRAINED IN HIS COMMENTS ON THE KAVANAUGH CASE. THAT’S NOW CHANGING. TODAY ON TWITTER THE PRESIDENT WENT AFTER KAVANAUGH’S KUESTER, CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD, WRITING HE HAS NO DOUBT IF THE ATTACK WAS AS BAD AS SHE SAYS, CHARGES WOULD HAVE BEEN FILED. AND HE WROTE THAT KAVANAUGH IS UNDER ASSAULT BY RADICAL LEFT WING POLITICIANS WHO DON’T WANT THE ANSWERS, THEY JUST WANT TO DESTROY AND DELAY. SUSAN COLLINS, A MODERATE REPUBLICAN, WHOSE VOTE IS CRUCIAL TO THE CONFIRMATION, CALLED THE TWEET APPALLING. THE PRESIDENT HAD BEEN CAREFUL NOT TO ATTACK FORD.>>WE WANT TO GIVE TREMENDOUS AMOUNTS OF TIME. IF SHE SHOWS UP THAT, THAT WOULD BE WONDERFUL.>>Reporter: BUT HE BEGAN TO HARDEN HIS LANGUAGE LAST NIGHT.>>WHY DIDN’T SOMEONE CALL THE F.B.I. 36 YEARS AGO? TO TAKE A MAN LIKE THIS AND BESMIRCH. WITH THAT BEING SAID, LET HER HAVE HER SAY.>>Reporter: IT’S NOT JUST THE PRESIDENT TAKING A HARDER LINE, WHILE MANY REPUBLICANS SAY THEY WANT THE TRUTH, THE TOP SENATOR IMPLIED KAVANAUGH WILL BE CONFIRMED NO MATTER WHAT.>>YOU WATCHED THE FIGHT, YOU WATCHED THE TACTICS, BUT HERE’S WHAT I WANT TO TELL YOU. IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE, JUDGE KAVANAUGH WILL BE ON THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT.>>Reporter: KAVANAUGH HIMSELF HAS SPENT THE WEEK AT THE WHITE HOUSE PREPARING HIS DEFENCE. THE HEARING WILL BE ABOUT THE SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS, BUT ALL OF THIS LATEST MANOEUVRING SHOWS IT WILL COME DOWN TO A BITTER PARTISAN BATTLE WITH A LIFETIME SEAT ON THE SUPREME COURT AT STAKE. ELLEN MAURO, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Adrienne: AS WE MENTIONED AFTER THE PRESIDENT TWEET, THE HASH TAG, WHY I DIDN’T REPORT STARTED TRENDING BOTH IN THE UNITED STATES AND HERE IN CANADA, WITH THOUSANDS OF WOMEN AND MEN, EXPLAINING TO DONALD TRUMP AND OTHERS INCLINED TO QUESTION BRETT KAVANAUGH’S ACCUSER, WHY NOT REPORTING DOESN’T MEAN THAT NOTHING HAPPENED. WE WANT TO SHARE A FEW WITH YOU AS READ BY OUR COLLEAGUES. HAVE A LISTEN, BECAUSE THE REASONS FOR NOT REPORTING ARE AS VARIED AS THOSE WHO OFFER THEM. SOME THEMES STAND OUT.>>FOR SOME, NOT REPORTING HAS BEEN ABOUT A LACK OF FAITH IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM.>>BECAUSE I DIDN’T WANT TO BE PUT ON TRIAL AND PUBLICLY SMEARED.>>Adrienne: OTHERS DIDN’T REPORT BECAUSE THEY BLAMED THEMSELVES.>>Adrienne: THEN THERE ARE THOSE PEOPLE TWEETING ABOUT INCIDENTS THAT HAPPENED WHEN THEY WERE SO YOUNG.>>Adrienne: AND OF COURSE, SO MANY ASSAULTS INVOLVE PEOPLE IN POSITIONS OF TRUST, REPORTING THAT, SO MUCH EASIER SAID THAN DONE.>>Adrienne: FINALLY, MANY PEOPLE TODAY USED THE WHY I DIDN’T REPORT HASH TAG TO SAY THE OPPOSITE, THAT HE HAD REACHED OUT FOR HELP. HERE’S ONE. I DID CALL. THEY CALLED IT MISCHIEF. I SLEPT WITH A KNIFE. ONE MORE NOTE ON THE STORY, THE CHAIR OF THE U.S. SENATE JUDICIARY SAYS A VOTE ON KAVANAUGH’S NOMINATION WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY IF THE DEAL CAN’T BE REACH FOR FORD TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE COMMITTEE.>>Andrew: WE MENTIONED THAT THE IDEA OF CONSENT WAS PART OF MANY CONVERSATIONS TODAY. IN ONTARIO, IT WAS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS DRIVING IT. THOUSANDS WALKED OUT OF THEIR CLASSES IN PROTEST OVER THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO REPLACE A RECENT SEX-ED CURRICULUM WITH A MUCH OLDER ONE OF THE DECISION SEEMS TO HAVE INSPIRED A NEW GENERATION OF ACTIVISTS AND THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEIR VOICES ARE HEARD.>>Reporter: AT THIS TORONTO SCHOOL, THE OUTRAGE OVER CHANGES TO THE SEX-ED CURRICULUM SPILLS ONTO THE STREETS. ORGANIZED UNDER THE BANNER, WE THE STUDENTS DO NOT CONSENT, A REFERENCE TO THE FACT THAT SEXUAL CONSENT IS NO LONGER BEING TAUGHT IN CLASS.>>STUDENTS ARE NOT LAZY, WE’RE NOT GOING TO SIT BACK AND WATCH OUR EDUCATION BE DESTROYED.>>Reporter: BUT THESE ARE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. THE REVERSAL TO THE OLD 1998 SEX-ED COURSE AFFECTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ONLY, STILL, THESE KIDS SAY THEY NEED TO STAND UP FOR THEIR YOUNGER FRIENDS.>>KIDS DO NEED TO LEARN ABOUT GENDER IDENTITY. IT’S IRRESPONSIBLE TO CUT THAT OUT.>>Reporter: THE WALKOUT WASN’T CONFINED TO TORONTO. DOZENS OF HIGH SCHOOLS ACROSS THE PROVINCE EMPTIED OUT. IN OAKVILLE, GUELPH, KINGSTON, OTTAWA.>>Reporter: IN ALL, DOZENS OF SCHOOLS, THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS. THE SIGN OF HOW IMPORTANT THIS ISSUE FOR MANY.>>LIKE THE KIDS ARE PROTESTING ABOUT THIS. IT MUST BE SOMETHING IMPORTANT, BECAUSE WHY WOULD THEY CARE SO MUCH ABOUT IT?>>Reporter: BUT FOR SOME, THE FIGHT IS PERSONAL. THEY SAY AN OUTDATED SEX-ED CURRICULUM CAN HAVE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES, SPREADING IGNORANCE.>>AS A MEMBER OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY, WHEN I COME OUT TO PEOPLE THE RESPONSE IS NOT ALWAYS POSITIVE.>>Reporter: AND LEAVING YOUNG NEIL MacDONALD THE — PEOPLE IN THE DARK AND UNPREPARED.>>I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT CONSENT WAS AND I FOUND IT VERY HELPFUL BECAUSE I WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND I DID NOT UNDERSTAND IT WAS NOT OK.>>Reporter: THEIR MESSAGE TO THE PREMIER GOVERNING FOR THE PEOPLE MEAN GOVERNING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, TOO.>>Andrew: ONTARIO’S MINISTER OF EDUCATION DECLINED OUR REQUEST FOR AN INTERVIEW, BUT HER OFFICE SAID THEY ENCOURAGE EVERY INTERESTED PERSON IN ONTARIO TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROVINCE-WIDE EDUCATION CONSULTATIONS SET TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK.>>Adrienne: HERE’S WHAT ELSE WE’RE DIGGING INTO. COULD HEALTH INFORMATION GATHERED ON YOUR WEARABLE DEVICE BE USED AGAINST YOU BY INSURANCE COMPANIES?>>Andrew: WE’LL LOOK AT WHY THE TRANS MOUNTAIN MAY HAVE ENVIRONMENTALISTS DIVIDED.>>Adrienne: FIRST, OTTAWA IS ALSO RESPONDING TO A “MARKETPLACE” INVESTIGATION INTO A PHONE SCAM THAT HAS COST CANADIANS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. AT LEAST 60,000 CANADIANS HAVE BEEN TARGETED. THEY RECEIVED THREATENING PHONES CALLS SAYING THEY OWED MONEY, PAY IT BACK IMMEDIATELY OR FACE SEVERE CONSEQUENCES. DAVID COMMON TRACKED THE SCAMMERS DOWN. POLICE MADE A SURPRISING CLAIM.>>NOBODY CONTACTED US FROM CANADA.>>YOU’RE TELLING ME 60,000 PEOPLE AT LEAST HAVE COMPLAINED IN CANADA AND NOBODY FROM IN ADDITION –>>NO, NOBODY CONTACTED US.>>Reporter: WE ASKED THE RCMP DIRECTLY ABOUT THE INDIAN ASSERTION, THEY DID NOT OFFER AN EXPLANATION, WOULDN’T TALK ON CAMERA, BUT DID SEND A STATEMENT, SAYING FRAUD IS A GLOBAL PROBLEM AND THE BEST WAY TO COMBAT THESE TYPES OF CRIMES IS THROUGH PREVENTION AND PUBLIC AWARENESS.>>Adrienne: DAVID, THAT’S A STUNNING THING TO HEAR, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE SIZE OF THE SCAM. WHAT STRUCK YOU WHEN YOU HEARD IT?>>WE WERE REALLY SURPRISED WHEN THOSE WORDS CAME OUT OF HIS MOUTH, IN PART BECAUSE OF WHO HE IS. HE’S ONE OF THE MOST SENIOR POLICE COMMISSIONERS IN THE COUNTRY. HE TOLD US HIS OFFICERS WERE READY TO CRACK DOWN THE C.R.A. SCAMMERS TARGETING CANADIANS, BUT NOT WITHOUT HELP FROM THE RCMP. AND INFORMATION FROM THE RCMP. SO WE HAVE BEEN PRESSING THE RCMP FOR MORE THAN TWO MONTHS FOR A RESPONSE TO THAT ASSERTION. NEVER GOT ONE. UNTIL OF COURSE, THIS STORY AIRED LAST NIGHT ON “THE NATIONAL”. AND THEN TODAY, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESPONDED IN A STATEMENT, PUBLIC SAFETY MINISTER RALPH GOODALE SAID, MOST DEFINITELY CONTINUING TO WORK WITH INDIA’S LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ON THESE COMPLAINTS.>>Adrienne: A LITTLE SHORT ON DETAILS THERE. DID THE GOVERNMENT GIVE ANY INDICATION OF WHAT THAT WORK LIKE?>>NO, NO INDICATION OF WHAT IT LOOK LIKE, WHO THEY’RE TALKING TO. IN ALL OUR CONVERSATIONS WITH MULTIPLE POLICE OFFICIALS IN INDIA, NOBODY EVER SAID ANYTHING ABOUT ARRESTS OR RAIDS TARGETING THOSE SCAM CENTRES THAT ARE THEMSELVES TARGETING CANADIANS. ONE THING WE ALSO KNOW, IS THAT WHEN THE AMERICANS COMPLAINED AND PAIRED UP WITH THE INDIAN POLICE, THERE WAS QUITE QUICKLY A MASSIVE RAID AND LARGE NUMBERS OF ARREST. THAT IS NOT SOMETHING WE’VE SEEN WITH THE SCAM CENTRES TARGETED CANADIANS.>>Adrienne: I KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO STAY ON IT, DAVID, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Andrew: OVERSEAS, PHONE SCAMS PROBABLY WEREN’T WANT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO FOCUSED, THEY PREFERRED TO TALK ABOUT THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE. THE LIBERALS TOOK THE FIRST STEP ON A LONG ROAD BACK. ANNOUNCING A NEW ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW, AIMED AT B.C.’S SENSITIVE COAST. BUT TO CRITICS, IT IS A MOVE THAT RINGS HOLLOW, BECAUSE THEY SAY THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY MADE UP ITS MIND. DAVID COCHRANE.>>Reporter: THEY BOUGHT THE PIPELINE AND ALL OF THE PROBLEMS THAT CAME WITH IT. THEN A FEDERAL COURT STOPPED IT IN ITS TRACKS.>>OBVIOUSLY, THIS DECISION WAS DISAPPOINTING. BUT BY NO MEANS INSURMOUNTABLE.>>Reporter: VERY LITTLE IS UNSURMOUNTABLE WHEN YOU’RE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, YOU OWN THE PROJECT AND YOU ULTIMATELY DECIDE IF IT GOES AHEAD. SO CRITICS SAY RESTARTING CONSULTATIONS TO SATISFY A COURT ORDER IS REALLY JUST TICKING A BOX.>>JUSTIN TRUDEAU HAS ALREADY MADE UP HIS MIND ON THIS PROJECT. HE WANTS THIS PIPELINE, HE INSISTS THIS PIPELINE IS GOING TO BE BUILT.>>Reporter: BOOSTING PIPELINE CAPACITY TO THE B.C. COAST WILL BOOST TANKER TRAFFIC. THE NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD NOW HAS UNTIL FEBRUARY TO ASSESS THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT THAT WILL HAVE, NOTABLY ON ENDANGERED KILLER WHALES. ENVIRONMENTALISTS WARN THERE IS NO WAY TO MITIGATE THAT IMPACT AND THE TIMELINE IS TOO RUSHED. THE PREMIER OF ALBERTA WHO FACES ELECTION IN SPRING, SEES IT DIFFERENT.>>OUR FOCUS NOW IS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE TIMELINE IS SET IN STONE. IF IT STARTS TO SLIP AND THE GOAL POSTS SHIFT, I CAN ASSURE THAT YOU VOICES OF ALBERTANS WILL BE LOUD.>>THERE ARE NO TIMELINES FOR SHOVELS IN THE GROUND, NO TIMELINE FOR COMPLETION AND FOR JOBS.>>Reporter: THERE ARE TIME LINES IN PLAY, GETTING THIS ALL DONE IN TIME FOR THE 2019 CONSTRUCTION SEASON AND MAKING IT IN TIME FOR THE FEDERAL ELECTION NEXT PALM. — FALL.>>Andrew: THE OTHER CONCERN WAS THE CONSULTATION WITH INDIGENOUS GROUPS. THE GOVERNMENT SUGGESTED A PLAN TO DO THAT WAS COMING, BUT ONE FIRST NATIONS LEADER SAYS THE COURT’S DECISION SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.>>IN OUR VIEW, IT SOUNDS LIKE YET ANOTHER SHAM PROCESS. AND SOMEWHAT INSANE. WE’RE GOING DOWN THE SAME RABBIT HOLE THAT THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTED TO GO DOWN AT THE OUTSET WHEN HE PROMISED TO RESTRUCTURE THE NEB PROCESS.>>Andrew: MANY ANTI-PIPELINE ACTIVISTS HOPE TRANS MOUNTAIN IS PERMANENTLY PUT ON HOLD, BUT NOT ALL ENVIRONMENTALISTS AGREE. SOME SAY IF IT DOESN’T GET BUILT, THE ALTERNATIVE COULD BE WORSE.>>Reporter: FOR THOSE OPPOSED TO THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE EXPANSION, THE DAY CONSTRUCTION STOPPED WAS A DAY TO CELEBRATE.>>IT’S A GREAT DAY TODAY. WE WON.>>Reporter: STEADY BEAT OF OPPOSITION TO THE PROJECT PAID OFF, BUT NOT ALL ENVIRONMENTALISTS THINK THAT IS A GOOD THING. AUTHOR CHRIS TURNER HAS WRITTEN EXTENSIVELY ABOUT THE OILSANDS, AND HE RAN FOR THE GREEN PARTY IN 2012.>>IS IT A BIG WIN FOR THE ACTUAL ENVIRONMENT?>>NO, SOME SMALL VICTORIES MAYBE. NEAR TERM VICTORIES IN TERMS OF COASTAL MARINE PROTECTION. GETTING DUE DILIGENCE IN PLACE. BUT A BIG WIN ON CLIMATE CHANGE, I DON’T SEE IT.>>Reporter: IN THE SHORT-TERM PRODUCTION AND EMISSIONS FROM THE OILSANDS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE WITH OR WITHOUT THE LINE. AND MORE OF IT WILL MOVE THROUGH CANADA’S CITIES AND TOWNS BY RAIL.>>SO IF YOU’VE GOT A FEW HUNDRED THOUSANDS MORE BARRELS A DAY FROM THE NEW FORT HILLS PROJECT, IT’S GOING TO FIND ITS WAY TO MARKET. THEY’VE DUG IN ON THAT, THE INVESTMENT IS MADE, THE OIL IS PRODUCED. IF IT HAS TO GO ON A TRAIN, IT WILL GO ON A TRAIN.>>Reporter: SO IT IS. OIL BY RAIL HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH, HITTING 200,000 BARRELS A DAY, A TREND THAT WILL CONTINUE IF THE TRANS MOUNTAIN PROJECT DIES. A PROJECT THAT ALBERTA PREMIER RACHEL NOTLEY HAS GAMBLED HER POLITICAL FUTURE ON. IF SHE LOSES THAT BET, A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT COULD SCRAP THE CARBON TAX, NEW LIMITS ON OILSANDS EXPANSION AND A PLAN TO PHASE OUT COAL.>>THE CONSEQUENCE OF IT IS DIRE. IF WE CHANGE COURSE, THE OPPOSITION PARTY IN ALBERTA SEEMS TO SIGNAL THAT THEY WANT TO GO BACK TO THE OLD DAYS. THOSE WERE NOT GOOD ‘OLE DAYS.>>Reporter: BUT FOR SOME, STOPPING THE TRANS MOUNTAIN EXPANSION IS WORTH THE RISK.>>IF THIS PIPELINE GOES THROUGH, IT WILL DRAMATICALLY INCREASE THE CAPACITY OF THE OILSANDS AND THAT MEANS NEW BIGGER DEVELOPMENT IN THE OILSANDS AT A TIME WHEN WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE TO BE REDUCING EMISSIONS.>>Reporter: ENVIRONMENTALISTS AGREE CANADA NEEDS TO MOVE AWAY FROM A CARBON-BASED ECONOMY QUICKLY. THE QUESTION IS WHETHER STOPPING THE TRANS MOUNTAIN EXPANSION HELPS OR HURTS THOSE EFFORTS. ERIN COLLINS, CBC NEWS, CALGARY.>>Adrienne: LOTS MORE AHEAD TONIGHT ON “THE NATIONAL”. WE INVESTIGATE GOLDEN VISAS AND FIND WEALTHY IMMIGRANTS ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A SPECIAL QUÉBEC PROGRAMME.>>Andrew: HOW A PROBLEM FROM 50 YEARS AGO COULD BE ONE CITY’S FIX FOR DEALING WITH STORM WATER.>>Adrienne: AND WOULD YOU LET YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY TAP INTO YOUR FIT BIT IF YOU COULD GET A DISCOUNT?>>I THINK HONESTLY, A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL, BECAUSE IT IS INCENTIVE.>>Andrew: THEY TRACK YOUR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, WHAT YOU EAT AND EVEN HOW WELL YOU SLEEP. BUT THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE FIT BITS DO, THEY CREATE A DILEMMA ABOUT ALL THAT SENSITIVE DATA AND WHO HAS ACCESS TO IT? A MAJOR INSURANCE COMPANY IN THE U.S. HAS SWITCHED OVER TO WHAT IT CALLS INTERACTIVE POLICIES. THE COMPANY MONITORS POLICY HOLDERS VIA THEIR FITNESS TRACKERS AND REWARDS GOOD CHOICES WITH DISCOUNTS. NO SURPRISE PERHAPS, PRIVACY ADVOCATES ARE SOUNDING THE ALARM AND AS CAMERON MacINTOSH TELLS US, IT’S HAPPENING HERE TOO.>>JUST A LITTLE JUMP.>>Reporter: DON BROWN KNOWS ABOUT MOTIVATION. SOME PRAISE HERE, A LITTLE PUSH THERE.>>YOU WERE FASTER THAN HER.>>Reporter: SO THE NOTION OF LETTING YOUR LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY TAP INTO YOUR FIT BIT, GARMIN OR APPLE WATCH TO TRACK YOUR FITNESS FOR A BREAK ON A PREMIUM IS INTRIGUING.>>I THINK HONESTLY A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL BECAUSE IT IS AN INCENTIVE.>>NOW YOUR POLICY CAN PAY YOU BACK.>>Reporter: IN THE U.S. IT’S WHAT JOHN HANCOCK IS DOING. A PROGRAMME CALLED VITALITY, WHERE USERS SUBMIT FITNESS DATA FOR PREMIUM DISCOUNTS AND OTHER INCENTIVES. HANCOCK IS WHOLLY-OWNED BY CANADA’S MANU LIFE SHURPS.>>WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL, BUT WE’RE NOT SAYING IT’S GOING TO BE A REQUIREMENT. WE MAKE IT AN OPTION.>>Reporter: MANU LIFE IS CANADA’S LARGEST INSURER. IT SAYS VITALITY HAS 40% RATE SO FAR.>>IT’S AROUND THE CUSTOMER DECIDING IF THERE IS REAL BENEFITS FROM ENGAGING AND GETTING THE REWARDS AND GETTING THE BENEFITS OF FEELING HEALTHIER AND ACTIVE.>>Reporter: EVEN IF IT’S VOLUNTARY, PRIVACY ADVOCATES WORRY THE DATA COULD BE USED TO DENY COVERAGE.>>IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE STOP SLEEPWALKING TOWARD A SURVEILLANCE SOCIETY WHERE WE THINK BY ALLOWING PEOPLE TO WATCH US AND TRACK US, THAT IT’S GOING TO MAKE OUR LIVES BETTER.>>Reporter: MANULIFE SAYS IT USES THE DATA TO REWARD GOOD CHOICES, BUT WON’T USE IT TO RAISE PREMIUMS. BACK AT THE GYM, BROWN IS NOT SOLD. HE SAYS FIT IS DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE. A FITNESS TRACKER COULD BE JUST THE BEGINNING. INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE LOOKING AT OTHER EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, LIKE APPS THAT CAN DETECT SMOKING GESTURES. CAMERON MacINTOSH, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG.>>Andrew: FOR ALL THE DEBATE OVER PERKS VERSUS PRIVACY, IT’S WORTH POINTING OUT THIS PROGRAMME IS NOT ENTIRELY NEW. CANADIAN DRIVERS HAVE SOMETHING SIMILAR. IT CALLED TELEMATICS. IT MONITORS YOU BEHIND THE WHEEL, PROMISING DISCOUNTS FOR BEING AN ANGEL ON THE ROAD, SO TO SPEAK. THEY AGREE TO HAVE A BLACK BOX INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLE AND IT RECORDS DRIVING HABITS, SPEEDING, SLAMMING ON THE BRAKES.>>I FIND IT HARD THAT INSURERS WILL USE THIS FOR JUST REDUCTION.>>Andrew: MOST PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS IMPOSED TOUGH RULES FORBIDDING INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR OVERCHARGING BAD DRIVERS. YOU CAN GET A DISCOUNT FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR OR PAY THE STANDARD PREMIUMS, BUT THAT’S IT. NO FINANCIAL PUNISHMENT ALLOWED WITH THE NEW INFORMATION COMPANIES COULD HAVE ON YOU. SO HAS TELEMATICS TRANSFORMED THE AUTO INSURANCE GAME? NOT REALLY. PROVIDERS SAY IT’S REALLY MORE THAN A NICHE PRODUCT FOR A SMALL GROUP OF CONSUMERS.>>>STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, A COMMUNITY IN NOVA SCOTIA IS LOOKING 50 YEARS INTO THE PAST TO FIX A MAJOR PROBLEM NOW.>>Adrienne: AND OUR “MOMENT OF THE DAY”, THE FIRST MEETING BETWEEN A HUMBOLDT BRONCOS SURVIVOR AND HIS NEW SERVICE DOG.>>IT WILL BE AMAZING TO HAVE SOMEONE AROUND ALL THE TIME AND IF I’M GOING THROUGH HARD TIMES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW, HE’LL BE RIGHT BY MY SIDE.>>OH, MY.>>Adrienne: WE’RE GOING IN DEPTH TONIGHT INTO THE WORLD OF SO-CALLED GOLDEN VISAS. A STORY OF WEALTHY IMMIGRANTS ACCUSED OF TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A SPECIAL QUÉBEC PROGRAMME AND THE CANADIANS WHO HELPED THEM DO THAT. OUR COLLEAGUES WITH THE RADIO-CANADA, WENT UNDER COVER TO REVEAL HOW IT ALL WORKS. WHAT THIS MEANS FOR CANADIANS.>>Reporter: SOUTHEAST ASIA, A FAVOURITE LOCATION FOR A BOOMING INDUSTRY, COUNTRIES SELL THEIR PASSPORTS OR PERMANENT RESIDENCY TO MILLIONAIRES. THEY ARE CALLED GOLDEN VISAS. THEY ALLOW THE RICH EASIER TRAVEL AND OPEN DOORS TO SOUGHT AFTER COUNTRIES, INCLUDING CANADA.>>IT’S ABOUT HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY IN THE FUTURE, SHOULD YOU WANT TO GET OUT OF CHINA AND PACK UP AND LEAVE, TO HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY, TO HAVE THE PASSPORT OR THE CHILDREN WITH PASSPORTS.>>Reporter: BUT IN SOME CASES, THESE VISAS ARE BEING BLAMED FOR FACILITATING TAX EVASION, CORRUPTION OR MONEY LAUNDERING. SINCE ASIA IS THE LARGEST POOL OF WEALTHY MIGRANTS, MANY IMMIGRATION LAWYERS AND CONSULTANTS HAVE SET UP SHOPS IN HONG KONG TO RECRUIT THEM. WE TRAVELLED HERE TO CHECK OUT WITH A HIDDEN CAMERA HOW ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR GOLDEN VISA PROGRAMMES IN THE WORLD IS SOLD. THE ONE OPENING THE DOOR TO CANADA, IT’S CALLED THE QUÉBEC IMMIGRANT INVESTOR PROGRAMME. BACK IN 1986, THE PROVINCE OF QUÉBEC WAS THE VERY FIRST IN THE WORLD TO SELL PERMANENT RESIDENCY TO FOREIGN MILLIONAIRES IN EXCHANGE FOR INVESTMENT. THOSE IMMIGRANTS LEND $1.2 MILLION TO THE PROVINCE AS AN INTEREST-FREE LOAN FOR FIVE YEARS. QUÉBEC INVESTS AND USES THE MONEY GENERATED TO DOLE OUT GRANTS TO SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES. BUT, THERE IS ONE PROBLEM. EVEN THOUGH THEY MUST STATE THEIR INTENTION TO SETTLE IN QUÉBEC, MOST OF THOSE IMMIGRANTS DON’T. ACCORDING TO QUÉBEC GOVERNMENT’S OWN STATISTICS, LESS THAN 20% STAY IN THE PROVINCE. IMMIGRATION LAWYER –…>>JUST ONE EXAMPLE, THIS MILLIONAIRE WAS GRANTED PERMANENT RESIDENCY. IT SHOWS HER STATED DESTINATION WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MONTREAL. BUT ONCE HE AND HER FAMILY GOT HER OFFICIAL LANDING IN CANADA IN 2006, SHE DIDN’T EVEN BOTHER FLYING TO QUÉBEC. INSTEAD, THEY SPENT 10 DAYS IN VANCOUVER AND FLEW BACK TO CHINA WHERE HER HUSBAND WAS A PARTNER IN THE LAW FIRM.>>I THINK THE QUÉBEC INVESTOR PROGRAMME ACE SCAM FROM TART TO FINISH.>>Reporter: IAN YOUNG IS THE CORRESPONDENT OF THE SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. A DAILY PUBLISHED IN HONG KONG. HE HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING THESE MILLIONAIRE MIGRANTS FOR YEARS AND THE ROLE OF THE QUÉBEC IMMIGRANT INVESTOR PROGRAMME.>>I THINK THAT EVERYONE WHO IS INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAMME KNOWS THAT. I THINK THAT INCLUDES POLICYMAKERS, THE PEOPLE WHO FACILITATE IT AND THE IMMIGRANTS THEMSELVES. THEY KNOW IT DOESN’T SERVE THE PURPOSE THAT IT IS SUPPOSED TO SERVE.>>Reporter: IN 2014, LI DID FINALLY SETTLE IN CANADA, NOT IN QUÉBEC, BUT IN VANCOUVER. HER HUSBAND STAYED IN CHINA TO CONTINUE HIS LAW PRACTISE. SHE BOUGHT THIS $5 MILLION HOUSE IN WEST VANCOUVER WITH BREATH TAKING VIEWS OF ENGLISH BAY. A 5-BEDROOM, 7-WASHROOM MANSION FOR HER AND HER TWO SONS.>>THE QUÉBEC PROGRAMME HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST COMPONENT OF MILLIONAIRE MIGRATION HERE IN VANCOUVER AND CANADA AND THAT’S WHAT IS PROPELLING PROPERTY PRICES. PROPERTIES AT $5-6 MILLION, THAT’S NOT TO DO WITH LOCAL INCOME.>>Reporter: WHILE QUÉBEC HAS BEEN BENEFITTING, BRITISH COLUMBIA IS STUCK WITH THE COSTS. HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION AND PRESSURE ON THE REAL ESTATE MARKET. THE HOUSE IS NOW VALUED AT $7.7 MILLION. AND THERE IS LITTLE REVENUE TO THE B.C. GOVERNMENT SINCE THE MILLIONAIRE MIGRANTS OFTEN REMAIN IN CHINA SENDING MONEY TAX-FREE TO THEIR FAMILIES LIVING IN CANADA. LI PAID ONLY $69 IN INCOME TAX IN 2016. WE’VE COME TO HONG KONG TO SEE FOR OURSELVES WHAT RECRUITERS IMMIGRATION LAWYERS AND CONSULTANTS SELL TO PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS. SO, WE CREATED OUR OWN MILLIONAIRE, MR. CHEM, A CHARACTER’S WHOSE WEALTH HAD DUBIOUS ORIGINS, A PAWN SHOP AND HE DID NOT WANT TO SETTLE IN QUÉBEC. CANADIAN LAW ALLOWS PERMANENT RESIDENTS TO MOVE FREELY ONCE IN CANADA, BUT WHEN THEY APPLY TO THE QUÉBEC PROGRAMME, THEY MUST SIGN DOCUMENTS STATING THEIR FIRM INTENTION TO SETTLE IN THE PROVINCE. HERE IS QUÉBEC LAWYER PRACTISING IN HONG KONG. A LOT OF PEOPLE RENT AN APARTMENT FOR THREE MONTHS IN QUÉBEC HERE AND THEN THEY RECEIVE A CARD AND THEN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT. BUT WORST CASE, YOU CAN ONLY GIVE OUR OFFICE ADDRESS. WE TELL OUR CLIENTS TO RENT AN APARTMENT, BECAUSE IT LOOKS BETTER. IF YOU GET THE LAWYER’S OFFICE, THEY MIGHT QUESTION, BUT WE NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM. TO RENT AN APARTMENT FOR THREE MONTHS IN MONTREAL, IT’S NOT A LOT OF MONEY AT THIS POINT. THEY DON’T HAVE TO ACTUALLY LIVE THERE?>>Reporter: WE SHOWED THIS TO AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER.>>IN ORDER TO COMPLY FOR THE INITIAL ELEMENT, THAT IS THE INTENT TO RESIDE, YOU CREATE ADDRESSES, YOU CREATE PHONEY LIVING ARRANGEMENTS. THEN YOU DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INITIAL INTENT TO RESIDE. AND ALSO, YOU’RE PARTICIPATING TO THE FABRICATION OF EVIDENCE FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING THE OBLIGATION TO RESIDE, WHICH IS THE SECOND ASPECT.>>Reporter: IN AN E-MAIL, HE TOLD US HE FOLLOWED THE LAW. HE SAID SOMEONE’S INTENTION TO LIVE IN QUÉBEC COULD HAVE CHANGED BY THE TIME THEY CAME TO CANADA AND HIS ADVICE TO RENT THAT APARTMENT, THAT WAS JUST TO HAVE A MAILING ADDRESS TO RECEIVE THE PERMANENT RESIDENCY CARD, IN CASE THE IMMIGRANT WILL TO FLY BACK TO CHINA WHILE WAITING FOR IT. ANOTHER RED FLAG INVOLVED HARVEY LAW GROUP, A HONG KONG BASED FIRM, FOUNDED BY A QUÉBEC LAWYER. GOVERNMENT RULES REQUIRE THAT ALL ASSETS AND THEIR ORIGINS BE DECLARED, BUT NOT IF YOU LISTEN TO THE ADVICE BY THIS EMPLOYEE. SHE SUGGESTS HIDING PROBLEM ASSETS IN THE CARIBBEAN.>>Reporter: ANOTHER COMPANY IN HONG KONG HAD A UNIQUE SOLUTION FOR FAILED BACKGROUND CHECKS. BUY A SECOND IDENTITY.>>THEY WERE CREATING A SECOND OR THIRD IDENTITY IN ORDER TO NOT DISCLOSE INFORMATION THAT COULD HIDE SO MANY THINGS. SO MANY THINGS.>>Reporter: IN A LETTER, GLOBE VISA SAYS THERE IS PRACTICALLY NO CHANCE THEY WOULD HAVE TAKEN MR. CHEN AS A CLIENT.>>IT DOESN’T WORK. I CAN’T SEE ANY WAY TO MAKE IT WORK. WHY HASN’T IT BEEN SHUT DOWN? PEOPLE ARE MAKING MONEY ALONG THE WAY.>>Reporter: OTTAWA DROPPED ITS OWN FEDERAL IMMIGRANT INVESTOR PROGRAMME 2014 BECAUSE IT CONCLUDED IT WASN’T WORKING. THE QUÉBEC GOVERNMENT HAS KNOWN FOR YEARS ITS PROGRAMME WAS RIFE WITH PROBLEMS, LARGELY IGNORING THEM WHILE KEEPING THE MONEY FROM THE MILLIONAIRE MIGRANTS. FOR “THE NATIONAL”.>>Andrew: STILL AHEAD, A NOVA SCOTIA COMMUNITY TAKES A NEW APPROACH TO MANAGING STORM WATER BY BRINGING A RIVER BACK TO THE SURFACE.>>WE TREAD SO HEAVY ON THE LANDSCAPE AS HUMAN BEINGS, THIS IS A SMALL THING, BUT IT’S ONE SMALL THING WE’VE DONE HERE IN DARTMOUTH TO FIX SOMETHING WE BROKE.>>People come from all over the place and they get on that mountain and fall head over heels. [shouts] I gave it all I had and I ended up giving it just a little chip off of this tooth.>>Announcer: A new episode of Still Standing, Tuesday on CBC.>>Andrew: HERE’S SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE THOUGHT A WHOLE LOT ABOUT. THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF ARTIFICIALLY SUBMERGING CITY RIVERS. BUT IT’S A REAL ISSUE. AND STAY WITH ME HERE. LET’S TAKE A SAW MILL RIVER IN NOVA SCOTIA. IT USED TO RUN THROUGH DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH, BUT FOR THE PAST FIVE DECADES, IT’S BEEN TRAPPED IN A PIPE BELOW GROUND. BUT THAT WON’T WORK MOVING FORWARD WHICH IS WHY THE COMMUNITY IS LOOKING FOR A FIX. THAT MEANS BRINGING THE RIVER BACK UP TO DAYLIGHT.>>Reporter: EVER WONDER WHAT LIES BENEATH? BELOW OUR CITIES, IT’S LIKE A SECRET WORLD MOST OF US NEVER SEE. RUNNING THROUGH A MAZE OF PIPES ARE RIVERS. BURIED AGAINST THEIR NATURAL WILL. AND NOW THEY WANT OUT.>>Reporter: THIS IS DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA. NICKNAMED THE CITY OF LAKES, A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE ARE NATURALLY DRAWN TO THE WATER.>>I THINK IT’S SOMETHING DEEPLY ROOTED IN US, RIGHT? IT SEEMS TO BE WHERE WE WANT TO GO.>>AT THE WATER’S EDGE?>>YEAH.>>SAM AUSTIN IS CITY COUNCILLOR FOR THE AREA.>>WATER IS NOT MEANT TO BE PUT INTO A PIPE AND BURIED UNDERGROUND. THAT’S SUCH AN ARTIFICIAL WAY TO DEAL WITH IT.>>Reporter: BUT THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THE CITY DID. BURY THE SAW MILL RIVER, A VITAL WATERWAY NAMED FOR THE SAW MILL. LONG BEFORE THAT, A SOURCE OF FOOD AND TRANSPORTATION ROUTE FOR THE MI’KMAQ PEOPLE. SO WHY BURY ANYTIME THE 1970s? AT THE TIME IT SEEMED THE BEST RESPONSE TO A VOIFIC FLOOD. — CATASTROPHIC FLOOD. 1971 HURRICANE BETH WAS THE STUFF OF DARTMOUTH LEGEND. AUSTIN WASN’T EVEN BORN BACK THEN, BUT HE KNOWS THE STORIES.>>THE HAWTHORNE STREET GAVE WAY AND THE DAM THAT WAS HERE, IT OVERTOPPED AND THE WATER POURED THROUGH DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH, TOOK THE BOWLING PINS OUT OF THE BOWLING ALLEY.>>Reporter: THE ENGINEERS THOUGHT TRY TO MANAGE THE STORM WATER IN THE FUTURE, STUFF THE RIVER IN A PIPE, CONTAIN IT, BUILD OVER IT. AND THAT’S WHAT THEY DID.>>THE IDEA IN THE 1970s WAS VERY MUCH, YOU KNOW, MAN VERSUS NATURE. WE CAN CONTROL THIS. WE’LL PUT IT IN PIPES, UNDER CHANNELS. WE LOOK AT IT NOW, AS THAT WAS A BIT OF A MISTAKE.>>Reporter: THE PIPE DID ITS JOB, BUT STOPPED FISH FROM TRAVELLING UPSTREAM. NOW OLD AND RUSTY AND DUE FOR REPLACEMENT, IT’S TOO SMALL TO HANDLE A MODERN DAY STORM.>>ALL OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE, ALL THE PROJECTIONS, THE PIPE IS NOT GOING TO HANDLE A REPEAT HURRICANE BETH EVENT. SO IT WAS ACTUALLY A HAVE-TO PROJECT, BECAUSE THE ALTERNATIVE OF DOING NOTHING WAS GOING TO BE THE BOWLING PINS FLOATING DOWN THE STREET AGAIN.>>Reporter: PORTLAND STREET IS PART OF DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH. THE SAW MILL RIVER RUNS RIGHT UNDERNEATH IT.>>THIS IS THE BEST VANTAGE TO SEE.>>Reporter: HOW DO YOU CONTROL THE WATER AND SOLVE THE UNDERLYING PIPE PROBLEM? ONE SOLUTION — RELEASE THE RIVER. IT’S CALLED DAYLIGHTING. THIS MEANS TEARING UP THE INTERSECTION TO LET THE RIVER FLOW. THIS IS A BIT OF A CONNUN DRUM?>>IT IS. IT’S HARD TO DO. YOU HAVE THE ELEVATION CHANGE. YOU HAVE THE GOVERNMENT BUILDING ON THE SITED THAT IS RIGHT UP AGAINST THE PROPERTY LINE. YOU HAVE LIMITED SPACE, YOU HAVE A ROAD TO GO THROUGH. IDEALLY, WE WANT A WALKING TRAIL.>>TALL ORDER.>>THEY’RE WORKING ON A FEASIBILITY STUDY RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVEN’T SOLVED THE MIDDLE OF — RIDDLE OF THE INTERSECTION, THEY DECIDED TO START AT THE TOP ANYWAY AND WORK THEIR WAY DOWN. THEY FINISHED THE FIRST PHASE LAST SPRING, DAYLIGHTING 300 METRES OF THE SAW MILL RIVER. IT WAS LEFT TO ENGINEERS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. JAMES CAMPBELL WITH HALIFAX WATER.>>YOU HAVE TO PUMP THE WATER THAT IS FLOWING AROUND THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE, SO THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS CAN DO THEIR WORK. IT’S NOT AS EASY AS PUTTING A PIPE IN THE GROUND. IT TAKES A LITTLE LONGER.>>Reporter: THE PRICE TAG FOR THE FIRST PHASE WAS $9 MILLION. $6 MILLION OF IT CAME FROM OTTAWA, BUT THERE WAS A CATCH. DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES MANDATED THAT ANY SOLUTION HERE MUST PROVIDE PASSAGE FOR FISH, INCLUDING ONE SPECIES KNOWN AS THE GAS PRO-.>>FISH DON’T LIKE A CONSISTENT FLOW, THEY LIKE VARIATION AND THEN THEY LIKE LIGHT. SO BRINGING THE WATER UP AND CREATING THIS SORT OF ENVIRONMENT FOR THEM, HOPEFULLY, THEY WILL RUN THROUGH HERE AGAIN.>>Reporter: TO FREE THIS SECTION OF THE TRAPPED RIVER TOOK ROUGHLY FIVE MONTHS. AND NOW SHORT OF A COUPLE OF PLACES WHERE IT COULDN’T BE AVOIDED, THE RIVER BABBLES ALONG, FROM THIS POND DOWN THE NEW FISH LADDER, UNDER A STREET BY A GAS STATION, AROUND SOME BUSINESSES. EVEN IF THIS PLACE UNDER THIS PARKING LOT WHERE THE RIVER ISN’T LET OUT, GRATES LET THE LIGHT IN. AND IT FLOWS TO HERE. HALFWAY TO HALIFAX HARBOUR.>>WE’RE LOOKING AT HERE, THE TRANSITION POINT BETWEEN THE OLD AND THE NEW. SO YOU CAN SEE, IT’S PRETTY COOL.>>THAT SQUARE PART, THAT IS THE NEW BIGGER, BRIGHTER PASSAGE.>>THE LIFE SPAN OF THIS, WHAT IS THE LEFT, IS NOT LONG?>>THERE IS THE OLD PIPE WAITING TO BE REMOVED.>>THE OLD SYSTEM COULD HANDLE 18,000 LITRES PER MINUTE, UP HERE IT’S 30,000. SIGNIFICANTLY MORE.>>Reporter: A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT ONCE THEY FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET AROUND THAT INTERSECTION AND THOSE BUILDINGS JUST BEYOND. SOUNDS DAUNTING, BUT THE ENTIRE DAYLIGHTING PROJECT IS FORECAST TO BE MORE COST EFFECTIVE THAN REPLACING THE PIPE AND BUILDING A SEPARATE FISH LADDER.>>I FEEL JOY AND PRIDE.>>Reporter: TO AUSTIN, IT’S MEANT TO BE.>>VERY FEW TIMES YOU HAVE THINGS LINE UP THE WAY THEY DID NOR THIS. WE HAD THE PIPE THAT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, FEDERAL MONEY. EVERYTHING LINED UP PERFECTLY.>>Reporter: AND THERE IS NO QUESTION IN HIS MIND, THE WHOLE OF THE SAW MILL RIVER BANISHED UNDERGROUND FOR SO LONG, WILL SEE DAYLIGHT. TOM MURPHY, CBC NEWS, DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA.>>Andrew: REALLY FASCINATING STORY. I DO WANT TO RETURN TO THE TOP STORY. THE DESTRUCTIVE PATH OF A TORNADO THAT TOUCHED DOWN TODAY IN THE OTTAWA AREA. THE TERRIFYING MOMENTS TODAY AS THE TORNADO TORE THROUGH PARTS OF OTTAWA AND GATINEAU. YOU CAN SEE HERE HOW POWERFUL THAT STORM WAS AS IT PASSED THROUGH. CHECK THIS OUT. WHAT WAS LEFT BEHIND. THIS IS DUNROBIN IN THE CITY’S WEST END. YOU CAN SEE THE DESTRUCTION IS EXTREME. ACCORDING TO THE CITY, AROUND 100 HOMES WERE DAMAGED AND WE KNOW THAT 30 PEOPLE WERE HURT. FIV>>Adrienne: A SURVIVOR OF APRIL’S DEADLY HUMBOLDT BUS CRASH IS LEARNING THAT YOU DON’T NEED TO WEAR A UNIFORM TO BE ON THE SAME TEAM. CASE IN POINT, GRAYSEN CAMERON’S NEWEST MATE DOESN’T WEAR ONE. HE’S BEEN GIVEN A SERVICE DOG, ONE OF THREE DONATED TO SURVIVORS TO HELP THEM HEAL. THE FIRST MEETING OF THE TWO TEAMMATES IS TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.”>>YOU HAVE A GIRLFRIEND, DON’T YOU?>>YEAH.>>THERE YOU GO. OH, MY. LITTLE BIT OF RELIEF, I GUESS, EXCITEMENT AND IT WAS GREAT TO MEET HIM.>>THERE’S NO GETTING AWAY FROM THAT DOG.>>YEAH. THAT’S’S GOOD THING. I’M USED TO THE TEAM ENVIRONMENT AND TO HAVE THAT RELATIONSHIP WITH A DOG IS — MEANS A LOT TO ME. IT WILL BE AMAZING JUST TO HAVE SOMEONE AROUND ALL THE TIME AND I’M GOING THROUGH HARD TIMES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW, HE WILL BE RIGHT BY MY SIDE.>>I THINK HE’S IN LOVE WITH YOU.>>I’M IN LOVE WITH HIM.>>Adrienne: CHASE IS A GOOD NAME. SOUNDS LIKE IT’S FROM PAW PATROL. I KNOW MY PAW PATROL. CHASE’S JOB IS TO DEAL WITH ANXIETY AND NIGHTMARES. IT WAS A BIT OF A HARD DAY FOR GRAYSEN. HE WAS APPREHENSIVE TODAY, BUT ONCE CHASE WAS IN THERE, THE WHOLE MOOD CHANGED, WHICH IS THE WHOLE POINT.>>Andrew: I’M SURE IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. IF MY DAUGHTER HAD A SAY, SHE WOULD NAME HIM ZUMA. HE HAS TO PREPARE HIS LIFE FOR A DOG. THAT’S THE PRACTICAL REALITY. THEY’RE TEAMMATES AND HOUSEMATES, TOO. THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR SEPTEMBER 21. GOOD NIGHT.>>Andrew: GOOD NIGHT.

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