WATCH LIVE: CBC Vancouver News at 6 for Nov. 1 — Transit Job Action, Pay Issues, School Shortage

WATCH LIVE: CBC Vancouver News at 6 for Nov. 1 — Transit Job Action, Pay Issues, School Shortage


>>TONIGHT ON CBC VANCOUVER NEWS.>>IVE TO HAVE A PLAN B. I HAVE MIGHT HAVE TO DUST OFF THE OLD CAR.>>DRIVERS DIFFICULT UNIFORM, JOB ACTION DAY ONE. ALSO…>>THERE SHOULD BE NO REASON FOR THEM TO WITH MOULD THIS MONEY.>>PHOENIX PAY SYSTEM FIASCO A TWO YEAR WAIT FOR HER FINAL PAYCHEQUE.>>>AND…>>SO OUR GOAL WOULD BE TO GET HER INTO THAT SCHOOL, BUT THE LIKELIHOOD OF THAT IS VERY SLIM.>>KID DEPART CRISIS. A SHORTAGE OF SPACES IN VANCOUVER’S OLYMPIC VILLAGE.>>(Announcer): CBC VANCOUVER NEWS.>>GOOD EVENING. IT IS DAY ONE OF JOB ACTION BY TRANSIT OPERATORS IN METRO VANCOUVER. BUS DRIVERS AREN’T WEARING UNIFORMS AND MAINTENANCE WORKERS ARE REFUSING TO WORK OVERTIME. OUR JOHN HERNANDEZ IS LIVE AT WATERFRONT STATION TONIGHT. JOHN, ARE COMMUTERS FEELING THE I CAN THERE?>>YEAH, PARTICULARLY HERE AT THE SEA BUS TERMINAL, 14 SAILINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED TODAY, SEVEN ROUND TRIPS. THE MAIN REASON THE XIE BUS HAS COME TO RELY ON ENGINEERS WORKING LONG HOURS AND AS PART OF THE STRIKE THOSE WORKERS AREN’T PUTTING IN ANY OVERTIME.>>WE HEAD BACK TODAY, WE WERE WORRIED IT MIGHT BE SLOWER BUT THEY INCREASED IT TO EVERY TEN MINUTES, RECENTLY. 15 IS WHAT WE’RE USED TO BEFORE.>>I MIGHT HAVE TO DUST OLD THE OLD CAR AND CERTAINLY WITH THE CARBON INTEREST RIGHT NOW AND ATTENDING ON THAT DOESN’T HELP THINGS.>>THE STRATEGY WAS EMPLOYED BY THE UNION TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE COAST MOUNTAIN BUS COMPANY AS NEGOTIATIONS BROKE DOWN YESTERDAY. THE BIG STICKING POINTS, WAGE INCREASES AND GUARANTEED A MINIMUM BREAKS.>>WE’RE FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHTS, WE’RE ASKING FOR BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS.>>TODAY WORKERS ALSO DIDN’T WEAR UNIFORMS ON THE JOB, RED KEY SHIRTS WERE HANDED OUT IN A SIGN OF SOLIDARITY.>>DAY ONE, AND WE KNOW IT’S AN UPHILL BATTLE, WE’RE TELLING MEMBERS, STAY STRONG, BE POSITIVE, KEEP DOING WHAT YOU TRAINED FOR, CUSTOMER SERVICE.>>Reporter: IN A STATEMENT, BUS COMPANY PRESIDENT MIKE McDANIEL SAID THE UNION’S DEMANDS WOULD COST MORE THAN $600 MILLION, MONEY THAT IS EARMARKED FOR TRANSIT EXPANSION AND IMPROVEMENTS. HE URGED THE UNION TO COME BACK TO THE BARGAINING TABLE BUT WORKERS SAY THEY’RE IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL. SOME EXPERTS SAY A PROLONGED STRIKE COULD IMPACT INDUSTRIES ACROSS THE REGION AND THAT THE IMPACT OF A STRIKE IN 2001 WILL PALE IN COMPARISON TO WHAT WE NIGHT SEE THIS TIME AROUND. THAT’S LARGELY BECAUSE RIDERSHIP IS MUCH HIGHER.>>WE FIND THINGS THAT ONE IN THREE HOSPITALITY WORKERS TAKE TRANSIT TO WORK BUT MIXED INTO THAT TYPE OF CONVERSATION IS THE FACT THAT ONE IN FOUR TECH WORKERS TAKE TRANSIT TO WORK. AND ONE IN FIVE HEALTH CARE WORKERS TAKE TRANSIT TO WORK. IT’S A FAIRLY DIVERSE ELECTION OF THOSE WITHIN OUR ECONOMY THAT COULD BE DISRUPPED.>>NOW, WE CAN EXPECT SOME OF THE DELAYS TO COMPOUND OVER THE COMING DAYS, THE COAST MOUNTAIN BUS COMPANY HAS HAD A DIFFICULT TIME RECRUITING RETAINING SKILLED MAINTENANCE WORKERS, AND THOSE WORKERS AREN’T PUTTING IN ANY OVERTIME SO THERE COULD BE A BACKLOG FOR BUS THAT IS NEED SERVICE, NOT TO MENTION THE UNION SAYS IT’S CONSIDERING WIDENING SERVICE DISRUPTIONS IF THIS STRIKE LASTS LONGER THAN JUST A FEW WEEKS, SNEAK.>>JOHN HERNANDEZ REPORTING LIVE AT WATERFRONT STATION TONIGHT, THANKS.>>Mike: A CHILLIWACK NURSE IS FRUSTRATED SHE CAN’T GET MONEY SHE’S OWED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BECAUSE OF THE TROUBLED PHOENIX PAY SYSTEM. GENNY JACKSON USED TO WORK AT KENT INSTITUTION, A MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON IN AGASSIZ. BUT AS BELLE PURI REPORTS, JACKSON LEFT THAT JOB TWO YEARS AGO AND IS STILL WAITING FOR HER FINAL PAYCHEQUE.>>EVERY MONTH GENNY JACKSON PHONES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.>>THANK YOU FOR CALLING THE CLIENT CONFLICT CENTRE.>>EVERY MONTH SHE ASKS THE SAME QUESTION.>>I’M CALLING TO SEE IF THERE’S ANY PAY SYSTEM, IF I’M GOING TO GET A FINAL PAYCHEQUE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.>>Reporter: EVERY MONTH SHE GETS THE SAME ANSWER.>>AND YOU’RE TELLING ME NOTHING’S HAPPENING.>>Reporter: A STACK OF PAPERWORK TELLS THE STORY OF WHAT HASN’T HAPPENED SINCE JACKSON LEFT HER NURSING JOB AT THE FEDERAL MAXIMUM SECURITY KENT INSTITUTION. HER FINAL PAYCHEQUE IS ALMOST TWO YEARS OVERDUE. AN ESTIMATED $4,000 CAUGHT UP IN THE FAILURE OF THE SYLPH SERVICE’S PHOENIX PAY SYSTEM.>>I’VE BEEN TOLD ON THREE SEPARATE ISSUES, THAT OH, YEAH, WE SEE, IT’S BEEN A YEAR NOW, WE’RE GOING TO ESCALATE IT. AND THEN I CALL BACK A MONTH LATER, YEAH, IT WAS ESCALATED. BUT NOTHING — I HAVEN’T HEARD FROM ANYONE AND THEN CALL AGAIN ANOTHER MONTH, YEAH, WE’VE ESCALATE IT HAD A SECOND TIME.>>Reporter: JACKSON’S FILE HAS NOW APPARENTLY BEEN SPED UP FOUR TIMES BUT THERE’S STILL NO FINAL PAYCHEQUE AND THAT’S CREATED ANOTHER PROBLEM. WITHOUT A FINAL PAYCHEQUE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL ONLY RELEASE 70% OF HER PENSION. THE RESERVE IT STAYS IF THE GOVERNMENT UNTIL IT DETERMINES IF JACKSON OBSERVES IT MONEY. THE POLICY WAS IMPLEMENTED CAUSED BY ALL THE PROBLEMS CAUSED BY PHOENIX. SHE JUST WANT HER PENSION MONEY TO REINVEST ELSEWHERE.>>REQUEST I DESIGN A WILDFIRE SAYING ANY OF THE MONEY THAT’S OWED STILL JUST SO I CAN TAKE MY PENSION, SO YOU CAN GIVE ME MY ZERO PAYCHEQUE AND I CAN MOVE ON AND THEY SAID THEY WON’T DO THAT.>>SINCE 2016, IT’S ESTIMATED 150,000 PUBLIC SERVANTS HAVE SUFFERED PAY PROBLEMS DUE TO THE PAY SYSTEM. JACKSON’S FORMER UNION HAS PLEDGED TO CONTINUE FIGHTING ON HER BEHALF EVEN THOUGH SHE’S NO LONGER THE MEMBER.>>THE GOVERNMENT IS SEVERELY UNDER RESOURCING THE PROCESS SO I COULD UNDERSTAND PEOPLE’S FRUSTRATION WITH HOW LONG IT TAKES. BUT WE’RE TRYING TO PUSH THIS AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN SO THAT EVERYONE IS TREATED FAIRLY.>>Reporter: THE GOVERNMENT MAINTAINS THE NUMBER OF CASES WAITING TO BE PROCESSED HAS DECREASED 35% SINCE JANUARY 2018, AND IT’S WORKING TO BRING IN A NEW SYSTEM. JACKSON’S LATEST CALL TO THE PAY CENTRE REVEALS HER FILE WAS LAST LOOKED AT IN FEBRUARY. BUT NO ONE HAS ACTUALLY BEEN ASSIGNED TO IT.>>I DO APOLOGIZE, I DON’T HAVE BETTER NEWS FOR YOU TODAY AS WELL.>>OKAY, WELL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND I GUESS I’LL JUST KEEP CHECKING BACK.>>Reporter: BELLE PURI, CBC NEWS, CHILLIWACK.>>A NEW DEVELOPMENT TONIGHT IN THE BATTLE OVER B.C.’S SPECULATION AND VACANCY TAX. NINE HOMEOWNERS FROM GREATER VICTORIA AND METRO VANCOUVER LAUNCHED A LAWSUIT IN B.C. STREAK TODAY SEEKING CERTIFICATION AS A CLASS ACTION PROCEEDING. IF APPROVED IT WOULD REPRESENT THOUSANDS OF PROPERTY OWNERS AFFECTED BY THE TAX. THE SUIT ALSO SEEKS AN INTERIM INJUNCTION TO HALT COLLECTION OF THE TAX WHILE THE CASE IS CONSIDERED. LAST MONTH SIX OWNERS FILED A RELATED ACTION CALLING THE TAX UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND OUTSIDE PROVINCIAL AUTHORITY. FINANCE MINISTER CAROLE JAMES TELLS CBC NEWS SHE’S OPTIMISTIC THE TAX IS WORKING. B.C. HAS COLLECTED $115 MILLION SINCE THE TACK WAS INTRODUCED LAST YEAR.>>TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY PARENTS IN VANCOUVER COULD REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN FOR KINDERGARTEN NEXT FALL. WITH A SHORTAGE OF SPACES IN OLYMPIC VILLAGE, SOME FAMILIES FEEL THERE’S NO HOPE THEIR KIDS ELECTRICAL END UP AT A SCHOOL UNTIL THEIR NEIGHBOURHOOD. WE SPOKE WITH PARENT HOPING FOR A SOLUTION.>>WITH TWO YOUNG KIDS, LAURA MOORE ALREADY HAS HER HANDS FULL. HER DAUGHTER SADIE IS FOUR AND WILL BE STARTING KINDERGARTEN NEXT FALL. THE FAMILY LIVES A BLOCK AWAY FROM SIMON FRASER ELEMENTARY. BUT SHE HAS NO GUARANTEE THAT’S WHERE SADIE WILL END UP.>>WE HAD NO IDEA UNTIL WE MOVED TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, AND STARTED TALKING TO OTHER PARENT AT THE PARK, THAT IT WAS VERY, VERY HARD TO ACTUALLY GET A SPOT AT THAT SCHOOL.>>SIMON FRASER TAKES IN STUDENTS FROM OLYMPIC VILLAGE WINNIPEG MOUNT PLEASANT. LAST YEAR THE SCHOOL RECEIVED 104 KINDERGARTEN APPLICATIONS, BUT ONLY 40 STUDENTS WERE ENROLLED OBVIOUSLY THE REST WERE PUT ON A WAIT LIST AND EVENTUALLY PLACED AT OTHER SCHOOLS.>>FORCING CHILDREN TO GO TO SCHOOLS THAT ARE FURTHER AWAY FROM THEIR HOMES, NOT WITHIN THEIR CATCHMENT ZONES, REALLY KIND OF FRAGMENTS THEIR SENSE OF COMMUNITY.>>16 BLOCKS AWAY, LISA McALLISTER IS FEELING THE PRESSURE IN OLYMPIC VILLAGE.>>EIGHT KIDS WHO STARTED KINDERGARTEN THIS STREPTOOUR PRESCHOOL ARE ATTENDING EIGHT DIFFERENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, THE MAJORITY OF THOSE KIDS LIVE WITHIN THIS FOUR BLOCK RADIUS. SHE’S WORRIED THE SAME THING WILL HAM WHEN HER DAUGHTER REGISTERS AT SIMON FRASER NEXT FALL.>>THERE ARE A NUMBER OF FAMILIES WHO LIVE HERE BECAUSE WE CAN LIVE WROUGHT A CAR. SO SENDING US OVER TO THE WEST SIDE OR THE EAST SIDE IS NOT REALLY A SOLUTION.>>Reporter: THE VANCOUVER SCHOOL BOARD WANTS THE PROVINCE TO FUND A NEW SCHOOL IN OLYMPIC VILLAGE, WITH HINGE PARK AS THE PROPOSED LOCATION. THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION SAYS IT’S REVIEWING THAT REQUEST, BUT IN A STATEMENT IT ADDED THAT: WHILE WE RECOGNIZE PARTS OF VANCOUVER ARE CHANGING AND DENSIFYING, THE VSB RANKS 60th OUT OF 60 SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ENROLLMENT GROWTH AND ENROLLMENT IS FORECASTED TO CONTINUE TO DECLINE FOR THE NEXT DECADE F IN THE MEANTIME, PARENTS ARE FRUSTRATED. McAL CERTIFY IS THINKING ABOUT HOME SCHOOL OR EVEN HOLDING HER DAUGHTER BACK A YEAR DO SEE IF THINGS GET JEER I DON’T WANT TO MOVE BUT IF THAT IS THE ONLY ANSWER AT THE END OF THE DAY, THAT MIGHT EVENTUALLY BE OUR SOLUTION.>>Reporter: CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>METRO VANCOUVER IS PLANNING TO HIKE REGIONAL TAXES T JUSTIN MCILROY WAS AT THE REGIONAL COUNCIL MEETING TODAY. JUSTIN, TAXES ARE GOING UP A LITTLE BIT THIS YEAR BUT A LOT DOWN THE LINE?>>CERTAINLY COULD BE THAT WAY, MIKE. EVERY YEAR IN YOUR PROPERTY TAXES THERE’S TWO SECTION, ONE IS FOR THE CITY TAX BUS THEN THERE’S THE REGIONAL PORTION USED FOR ALL THE UTILITIES METRO VANCOUVER TAKES CARE OF AND NEXT YEAR, THOSE TAXES ARE GOING TO GO UP BY ABOUT AN AVERAGE OF $33 PER HOUSEHOLD. BUT IT’S PROJECTED TO GO UP BY $200 OVER THE FOUR YEARS AFTER THAT. SOLO OVERALL, A 43% INCREASE OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. IT’S A LOT OF MONEY, AS METRO VANCOUVER SAYS IT’S FOR ALL THE UPGRADES THAT THEY’RE DOING FOR THEIR PIPES AS WELL AS THEIR WASTE WATER AND SEWAGE INFRASTRUCTURE, ALL THROUGHOUT THE REGION, AND THAT THIS IS STUFF THAT’S BEEN SIGNED OFF ON FOR MANY YEARS. BUT PEOPLE WILL CERTAINLY HAVE SOME STICKER SHOCK IF THEY SEE IT GO UP AND UP AS IT’S PROJECTED TO BETWEEN 2020 AND 2024.>>YES, IT’S A FAIR AMOUNT OF MONEY. ANY CHANCE NECKED LOWER IT?>>WELL, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT A LOT OF THE MAYORS AND COUNCILS TALKED ABOUT AT THE BOARD MEETINGS AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS BUT THEY COULDN’T FIND ANYTHING IN THIS YEAR’S BUDGET THEY COULD PICK AWAY AT, AND FOR FUTURE TRIUMPH, IT’S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO FIND EXACT PLACES AT THIS POINT THAT THEY CAN CUT AWAY LARGE AMOUNTS OF THINGS THAT THEY’VE ALREADY COMMITTED TO.>>THE CHANGE BETWEEN NOW AND FIVE YEARS IS ENORMOUS. BUT IT ALSO IS KEEPING IN LINE WITH WHAT PEOPLE PRIME MINISTER EXPECTING THE POPULATION OF THE REGION IS GOING TO BE. IT’S VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO AT THIS POINT MAKE CHANGES TO THE PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE STARTED A FEW YEARS AGO.>>THERE YOU GO. IT’S TOUGH FOR COUNCILLORS AND MAYORS TO PICK APART THE MINUTIA ABOUT HOW PIPES AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS SHOULD BE FUND BUDDY SOMETHING TO KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE NEXT FEW YEARS AS PROPERTY TAXES GO UP AND UP FOR THE REGIONAL PORTION.>>THANKS, JUSTIN. THAT’S JUSTIN MCELROY, THANKS.>>>THE DISCOVERY AFTER BADLY INJURED ENDANGERED PELICAN HAS THE WILDLIFE RESCUE ASSOCIATION REMINDING PEOPLE WHO FISH TO BE CAREFUL WITH THEIR GEAR. THIS BIRD WAS FOUND AT A LAKE NEAR OLIVER WITH A SIZABLE GAPING AND INFECTED WOUND ON ITS WING. STAFF SAY IT WAS LIKE LIB CAUSED BY A FISHING LINE ENTANGLE. IT WAS TREAT WE HAD ANTI-BOOKS AND SURGERY TO REMOVE DEAD AND INFECTED TISSUE. THE PELLE SCAN STILL HAS A LOT OF REHAB AT THE GROUP’S FACILITY IN BURNABY BUT THEY’RE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC IT WILL SURVIVE.>>THE WEEKEND HERE, BRETT IS HERE, HOPEFULLY THE WEEKEND WILL BE LIKE IT’S BEEN ALL WEEK.>>YES, YOU CAN DEFINITELY LOPE THAT BECAUSE IT LARGELY WILL BE. WE MIGHT SEE A FEW MOR CLOUDS IN THE SKIES THAT WE’VE SEEN THIS WEEK BUT SATURDAY IS STILL GOING TO BE A NICE DAY, TEMPERATURES CLOSE TO SEASONAL ONE THING, THOUGH, METRO VANCOUVER ISSUED THIS A FEW HOURS AGO. THIS IS AN AIR QUALITY BULLY TON. THIS IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT WE HAVE HIGH LEVELS OF FINE PARTICULATE MATTERS IN THE ATMOSPHERE AND I’M NOT JOKING AROUND HERE, THIS MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING TO WITH THE FIREWORKS WE ALL SET OFF YESTERDAY. WE GOT A BIT OF AN INVERSION GOING ON. ALL THE MATERIAL THAT’S GOING TO BE TRAPPED AT THE SURFACE, AND IT’S NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO MIX ANYWHERE THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WEEKEND, THAT SAID, TEMPERATURES BECAUSE OF THIS ARE CLOSE TO SEASONAL, IF NOT A LITTLE BIT BELOW. ALL AROUND THE REGION RIGHT NOW LOOKING AT ANYWHERE BETWEEN 7 AND 9°, 8° TOWARD VICTORIA AND THAT GENERAL STRENGTHENED GOING TO BE KEEPING ON RIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND. YOU CAN SEE ON OUR SATELLITE IMAGERY RIGHT HERE WE’VE HAD A FEW CLOUDS GO BID THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON BUT RIGHT NOW JUST A FEW PATCHY CLOUDS. WE LOOK AT OUR WEEKEND PLANNER, WHAT YOU CAN EXPECTING FOR THE WEEKEND, , MUCH THE SAME. OVERNIGHT JUST A FEW CLOUDS, 45° AS THE OVERNIGHT LOW AND THEN SATURDAY THIS IS GOING TO BE THE SUNNIEST DAY OF THE WEEKEND. I WOULD EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO GET UP TO 11 OR SO BEINGS MOSTLY SUNNY THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE DAY, COME SUNDAY, IT’S GOING TO BE A BIT OF THE OPPOSITE, LOOKING AT MOSTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS BUT STILL, TEMPERATURES RIGHT WHERE THEY SHOULD BE AT ABOUT 11°.>>WE’LL TAKE IT. THANKS, BRETT, TALK TO YOU IN A BIT.>>>SCARY HALLOWEEN FOR RESIDENTS OF A HIGHRISE APARTMENT IN VANCOUVER’S WEST END AFTER FIRE FORCED THEM OUT OF THEIR HOMES. FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO QUICKLY CONTAIN THE FIRE THAT BROKE OUT ON THE 16th FLOOR OF THE BUILDING. FLAMES COULD BE SEEN COMING FROM THE BALCONY. NO ONE WAS INJURED BUT RESIDENTS WILL TO WAIT FOR FIRE CREWS TO CHECK OUT HOW MUCH DAMAGE HAD BEEN DONE BY SMOKE AND WATER BEFORE THEY COULD GO BACK.>>>ANOTHER FIRE BROKE OUT EARLY THIS MORNING IN A HOUSE IN OAKRIDGE THAT WAS UNDERGOING RENOVATIONS. MOST OF THE ROOF WAS DESTROYED. ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL, A VERY BUSY ANYTHING AS CREWS DEALT WITH SMALL FIRES ACROSS THE CITY FROM FIREWORKS AND ACTS OF VANDALISM.>>WELL, WHILE WE’RE WORKING EVERYTHING’S GOOD, EVERYONE’S GOT A COMPETE WORKING MARCHED. IN THE MORNING WE’LL SEE WHAT IT TAKES — THE TOLL IT TAKES IN THE MORNING>>THERE WERE SIMILAR SMALL FIRES ACROSS THE LOWER MAINLAND.>>>WELL, THERE WILL BE NO FIREWORKS TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN COAL HARBOUR THIS YEAR. ORGANIZERS HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE A ONE YEAR BREAK TO PREPARE TO MOVE THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY TO EAST FALSE CREEK. THEY SAY THE NEW LOCATION WILL ALLOW THEM TO HOST AN AN ACCESSIBLE MAINLAND ENCLOSES EVENT. THEY’LL USE MULTIPLE BARGES AND COORDINATED THE DISPLAYS WITH SCIENCE WORLD, B.C. PLACE AND CONCORDIA PACIFIC PLACE.>>>A REMINDER YOU CAN WATCH THIS NEWSCAST LIVE ON CBC JAROME AND THE FREE APP IS ALSO WHERE YOU CAN OTHER FREE PROGRAMS, AND CBC VANCOUVER IS ALSO ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE AND INSTAGRAM.>>>HEART BREAK IN WINNIPEG. A YOUNG BOY STABBED, NOT EXPECTED TO SURVIVE. LATEST ON THE TRAGEDY AND THE COMMUNITY’S REACTION, NEXT. WOO 0->>HAPPY FRIDAY TO EVERYBODY WATCHING ONLINE DURING THE TV COMMERCIAL BREAK. TONIGHT WE’RE CHECKING IN ON A SURVIVOR OF THE HUMBOLDT BRONCOS BUS CRASH. RYAN STRASCHNITZKI WAS LEFT PARALYZED FROM THE CHEST DOWN AND TOMORROW HE LEAVES FOR THAILAND FOR AN EXPERIMENTAL MEDICAL PROCEDURE THAT COULD IMPROVE HIS MOBILITY. JACLYN DUNN ASKS WHAT THEY’RE HOPEFUL FOR.>>OF EVERYTHING TOM AND RYAN STRASCHNITZKI WILL PACK FOR THEIR TRIP TO THAILAND RYAN’S PARAHOCKEY SLED IS PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT. AFTER ALL, HIS BIG GOAL IS TO MAKE THE PARAOLYMPIC TEAM.>>I DON’T WANT TO GET RUSTY SO WHETHER I GET BACK I’M STILL IN GAME SHAPE.>>RYAN IS SCHEDULED FOR SURGERY ON MONDAY. HE’S AMONG A SMALL NUMBER OF CANADIANS TO HAVE AN EPIDURAL STIMULATOR IMPLANTED FOR SPINAL INJURY. IT WILL GO JUST BELOW THE INJURY THAT LEFT HIM PARALYZED FROM THE CHEST DOWN.>>WE OPERATE AS AN OUTPATIENT CLINIC.>>Reporter: RYAN IS IS WIN NGUYEN’S SECOND PATIENT TO HAVE THE SURGERY.>>THE THOUGHT IS THAT THERE’S STILL SOME CONNECTIONS THAT ARE PRESERVED. WITH THIS DEVICE AND THE IMPLANTS, WHAT WE’RE WAND TO DO IS TO EXCITE AND ACTIVATE THE CONNECTIONS THAT ARE DORMANT.>>Reporter: IT’S A SURGERY THAT’S BEEN APPROVED FOR PAIN CONTROL IN CANADA FOR DECADES BUT NOT YET APPROVED BY HEALTH CANADA FOR SPINAL INJURY IMPROVEMENTS. THERE’S ALWAYS A RISK IN GOING OVERSEAS FOR TREATMENT, BUT NGUYEN HAS BEEN TO THE THAI HOSPITAL AND BELIEVES THE SURGERY WILL HELP.>>WHAT WE’RE HOPING THAT RYAN WILL GAIN IS SOME VOLUNTARY CONTROL, LOW IT IS LEVEL INJURY AND GAIN IMPROVEMENT IN AUTONOMI CAN FUNCTION, BLADDER, BOWELS, BLADDER, DIGESTIVE PAIN, ANY OF THOSE THINGS>>SO RYAN WILL HAVE THE $125,000 SURGERY IN BANGKOK. HE HOPES IT WILL IMPROVE HIS CORE CONTROL FOR PARAHOCKEY AS WELL ASSISTED STANDING.>>HIS PARENTS HAVE AN OPEN MIND ABOUT WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE.>>ULTIMATELY, OF COURSE, FOR HIM TO BE ABLE TO WALK AGAIN. BUT IN THE MEANTIME, WE’LL TAKE –>>CORE…>>AN IMPROVEMENT IN HIS QUALITY OF LIFE. FROM THE BEGINNING WE SAID WHATEVER IT TAKES, WE’RE GOING TO DO WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO.>>Reporter: RYAN STILL HAS THE DETERMINATION THAT PRO-HELL’S HIM TO JUNIOR A HOCKEY. IN LESS THAN A YEAR, HE’S BEEN NAMED A TEAM OF TIER 1 PLAYERS REPRESENTING CANADA AT A PRESTIGIOUS U.S. PARAHOCKEY TOURNAMENT NEXT MONTH. HE’LL MISS IT BECAUSE OF HIS SURGERY IN THAILAND.>>A TON OF MIXED EMOTIONS, NERVOUSNESS IS ONE THEM, AND EXCITED IS ANOTHER.>>Reporter: ULTIMATELY HE’LL FIND HIS COMFORT WHERE HE DOES THESE DAYS, ON THE ICE, EVEN IF IT’S 12,000 KILOMETRES FROM HOME. JACLYN DUNN, CBC NEWS, AIRDRIE, ALBERTA.>>AND WE’RE BACK IN JUST A COUPLE OF SECOND WERE WITH A THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>ABOUT A HUNDRED PEOPLE, MOST OF THEM STRANGERS, GATHERED ANY MORE FRONT OF WINNIPEG CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL TODAY TO PRAY FOR A THREE-YEAR-OLD BOY. HUNTER SMITH WAS STABBED REPEATEDLY AS HE SLEPT EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING AND HIS FAMILY SAYS THE PROGNOSIS IS NOT GOOD.>>THREE-YEAR-OLD HUNTER STRAIT-SMITH WANTED TO BE A POLICE OFFICER WHEN HE GREW UP. BUT HIS LIFE WILL LIKELY BE CUT SHORT BEFORE THAT HAPPENS. HE IS EXPECTED TO BE TAKEN OFF LIFE SUPPORT AFTER BEING STABBED MULTIPLE TIMES IN HIS SLEEP. HIS MOTHER, CLARISSE SMITH, AND THE BOY’S FATHER DEVASTATED. THEY WERE NOT ABLE TO SPEAK AT THE VIGIL FOR THEIR SON IN FRONT OF CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. NEARLY 100 PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO PRAY FOR THE LITTLE BOY AND HIS FAMILY.>>SHE’S BEEN THROUGH SMELL BACK, YOU KNOW, SHE NEEDS HELP AND PRAYER.>>Reporter: DARRELL COMPTOIS, A FAMILY FRIENDS, SPEAKING FOR THE FAMILY, SAYS HE SAW HUNTER TODAY AND SAYS HE TOO IS HEARTBROKEN.>>IT’S VERY HEARD BREAKING TO SEE A LITTLE BOY LAYING THAT, ALMOST LIFELESS, INSIDE A HOSPITAL BED.>>Reporter: 33-YEAR-OLD DAN JENSEN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER. IT’S ALLEGED HE STABBED THE TODDLER AFTER GETTING INTO A FIGHT WITH THE BOY’S MOTHER, CLARISSE, EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE INCIDENT IS BEING CALLED SENSELESS AND HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR MORE AWARENESS ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.>>THIS IS A REMINDER THAT WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN. NOT ONLY OUR CHILDREN BUT WE NEED TO PROTECT EVERYBODY’S CHILDREN.>>WALK AWAY AND GET HELP. NO CHILD DESERVES TO BE HURT. THERE’S SO MUCH DOMESTIC DISPUTE OUT THERE THAT ARE UNCALLED FOR.>>HUNTER IS BEING REMEMBERED AS A CURIOUS SMART BOY WHO LOVED HIS FAMILY.>>AND HE LOVED TOY GUNS, HE LIKED — HE TOLD ME THAT HE WAS GOING TO BECOME A COP WHEN HE GROWS UP, AND, YOU KNOW, THAT REALLY… I TOLD HIM WELL, YOU GOTTA STAY IN SCHOOL.>>Reporter: WINNIPEG POLICE SAY IF THE BOY IS TAKEN OFF LIFE SUPPORT THE ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES AGAINST JENSEN WILL LIKELY BE UPGRADED. NELLIE GONZALES, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG.>>IN TORONTO, THE VIOLENCE CONTINUES AT A SCHLOCKING PACE. HALLOWEEN NIGHT SAW FOUR SEPARATE SHOOTINGS AND A TRIPLE STABBING ALL TOGETHER LEAVING ONE PERSON DEAD, SEVERAL OTHERS INJURED. ELLEN MORROW HAS MORE FROM A CITY ON EDGE.>>Reporter: EVERY FRIDAY AFTER SCHOOL; THIS IS WHERE YOU’LL FIND 14-YEAR-OLD JOHNNY ADAMS.>>I LEARNED HOW TO BUILD RESUMES, HOW TO GET JOBS; LIFE SKILLS YOU CAN’T LEARN WHEN YOU’RE BY YOURSELF.>>Reporter: IT’S A COMMUNITY CENTRE IN EAST TORONTO, AN AREA HIT BY GUN VIOLENCE.>>THERE IS LIKE A LOT OF VIOLENCE, IN COMMUNITIES, AND HAVING COMMUNITY PROGRAMS LIKE THIS, KEEPS TEENS OUT OF TROUBLE AND KEEPS PEOPLE OUT OF TROUBLE.>>Reporter: WHILE IT LOOKS FUN, ITS FOUNDER SAYS WITH A LACK OF FUNDING IT’S NOT EASY.>>IT’S A CASE OF A LITTLE TOO LATE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE IF YOU SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE BALANCE, IT’S AT A CRITICAL MASS.>>Reporter: OVERNIGHT THERE WAS A FATAL SHOOTING NEAR A SCHOOL. ANOTHER SHOOTING INJURED A PASSENGER IN AN UBER VEHICLE, AND THERE WAS A STABBING AT A HALLOWEEN PARTY THAT LEFT SEVEN INJURED. ON THURSDAY MORNING, ANOTHER SHOOTING, AND THIS ATTACK ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, GUNMEN OWNING FIRE ON FIVE TEENAGERS.>>WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE DETERMINED OR THINK IT’S OKAY, IN SOME WAY OR OTHER, TO EVEN CARRY A WEAPON, LET ALONE USE IT AND WE JUST HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT.>>BUT HOW? THE PROBLEM IS DOWNTOWNth DAUNTING. THERE HAVE BEEN ABOUT 400 SHOOTINGS ACROSS TORONTO THIS YEAR, WITH 34 PEOPLE KILLED. DEMANDS FOR ACTION HAVE BEEN MET WITH INCREASED POLICING, BUT EVEN IF THAT STRATEGY REDUCES SHOOTINGS AS IT DID FOLLOWING THE SUMMER OF THE GUN IN 2005, IN TRYING TO LONG TERM…>>ONCE A PROGRAM HAS ENDED, YOU HAVE THE SAME KIND OF CORE CONDITIONS NEIGHBOURHOOD POVERTY, SYSTEMIC RACIAL EXCLUSION FROM THE LABOUR MARKET, THAT ARE FUNNELLING THE SAME KIND OF YOUNG PEOPLE INTO GANGS.>>AND SO ACTIVISTS ARGUE THE BEST WAY TO STEM THE VIOLENCE IS THROUGH PROGRAMS LIKE THESE.>>WE HAVE YOUTH THAT COME IN, THEY’RE ABLE TO HAVE THE SAFE SPACE, HAVE A MEAL, HAVE POSITIVE ROLE MODELS AROUND THEM.>>Reporter: MANY OF THOSE PROGRAMS ARE NOW LOOKING FOR MONEY, AND POLITICAL COMMITMENT. ELLEN MORROW, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>THE WINDS HAVE DIED DOWN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BUT WILDFIRES ARE STILL WREAKING MASK THERE. DOZENS OF SCHOOLS AROUND SANTA PAULA NORTH OF LOS ANGELES HAVE BEEN CLOSED AND THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN FORCED TO FLEE THE AREA BECAUSE OF WHAT’S BEING DUBBED THE MARIA FIRE.>>THIS FOOTAGE SHOWS THE BLAZE IN VENT RAN COUNTY AT ITS PEAK LAST NIGHT. THE BRUSH FIRE HAS SOVEREIGNED MORE THAN 28 SQUARE KILOMETRES SO FAR AND IT IS STILL BURNING. AND AS THE WILDFIRES BURN AN OLD DEBATE IS FLARING UP, AT ISSUE, HIGH RISK DEVELOPMENTS, NEW HOMES ARE BEING BUILT INSIDE FIRE ZONES, AREAS VULNERABLE TO BRUSH FIRES. KIM BRUNHUBER EXPLAINS WHY IT’S STILL HAPPENING.>>WITH CALIFORNIA ON FIRE, MANY HERE HAVE WATCH THESE VERY LANDS BURN BEFORE, AND WITH RECENT FIRE SEASONS GETTING WORSE, MANY LIVE WITH ONE FOOT OUT THE DOOR.>>I HAD MOST EVERYTHING READY TO GO…>>ONE IN FOUR CALIFORNIANS LIVE IN AREAS CONSIDERED AT HIGH RISK FOR WILDFIRES.>>4.5 MILLION HOMES ARE IN VERY HIGH RISK AREAS.>>DESPITE THE RISK, CALIFORNIA’S GOVERNOR SAYS HE WON’T BAN CONSTRUCTION IN THESE DANGEROUS ZONES BECAUSE HE DOESN’T WANT TO LIMIT LOCAL CONTROL OR INFRINGE ON THE STATE’S PIONEERING SPIRIT. BUT SOME CALIFORNIA POLITICIANS DISAGREE. STATE SENATOR BEN ALLEN IS TOURING A LOS ANGELES NEIGHBOURHOODS HARD-HIT BY THE ONGOING GETTY FIRE.>>SHOULD MORE BE DONE?>>I THINK SO. I DON’T KNOW THAT I SHARE THE GOVERNOR’S PERSPECTIVE ON THIS. I THINK WE HAVE TO BE TIGHTER ON GROWTH INTO — FURTHER INTO FIRE ZONES.>>Reporter: ALAN SUPPORTED A NEW BILL THAT WOULD HAVE DONE JUST THAT BUT BECAUSE URBAN HOUSING IS SO EXPENSIVE THE BILL DIDN’T PASS SO AVOIDING THE HIGH RISK CBC, CALIFORNIANS CONTINUE TO BUILD. RIGHT NOW, BELOW US THERE’S JUST BRUSH, BUT SOON, SAYS THIS URBAN PLANNER, THAT WILL CHANGE.>>THEY’RE PROPOSING TO BUILD 19,000 HOMES RIGHT ON THE HISTORIC FIRE ZONE. THERE’S BEEN 30 FIRES IN THIS AREA IN RECENT YEARS.>>Reporter: TEJONE RANCH, A MASSIVE NEW COMMUNITY WILL BE BUILT OUTSIDE LOS ANGELES IN A TINDER BOX OF GRASS AND TREES BOX BID WINDY CANYONS. COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS ARE SPRINGING UP ACROSS THE STATE AND WITH CLIMATE CHANGE LEADING TO HOTTER, DRIER, WINDIER CONDITIONS, HE SAYS, THE DANGER WILL JUST GROW.>>WE’RE PUTTING A LOT OF PEOPLE AT HARM. THE ONLY WAY TO PROTECT AGAINST THAT IS NOT TO BUILD.>>Reporter: LAST YEAR IN CALIFORNIA, FIRES KILLED MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE AND DESTROYED ALMOST 23,000 BUILDINGS. BUT THIS WE KNOW, MOST OF THESE HOMES WILL BE REBUILT… AND MOST OF THESE LANDS WILL BURN AGAIN. KIM BRUNHUBER, CBC NEWS; LOS ANGELES.>>Mike: A PIPELINE LEAK IN NORTH DAKOTA IS CAUSING RIPPLES SOUTH AND NORTH OF THE BORDER. THE IMPACT OF A BIG SPILL NEXT.>>HERE ARE SOME OF THE STORIES WE’RE EXTOLLING FOLLOWING TONIGHT ON CBC VANCOUVER NEWS.>>PERSONALLY FOR ME IT SUCKS BUT IF YOU NEED FAIR WAGES, FAIR HOURS.>>CANCELLED SEA BUS SAILINGS. BUS DRIVERS NOT WEARING THEIR UNIFORMS. TRANSIT OPERATORS IN METRO VANCOUVER BEGIN DAY ONE OF JOB ACTION.>>AGAIN, THEY’RE THE MIDDLEMAN SO I TRY NOT TO GET ANGRY WITH THEM. BUT… IT’S VERY FRUSTRATING.>>Mike: THE PHOENIX PAY SYSTEM FIASCO LEAVES A CHILLIWACK NURSE UNPAID AND UNABLE TO WITHDRAW HER FULL GOVERNMENT PENSION.>>WE HAD NO IDEA UNTIL WE MOVED TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AND STARTED TALKING TO OTHER PARENTS AT THE PARK THAT IT WAS VERY, VERY HARD TO ACTUALLY GET A SPOT AT THAT SCHOOL.>>FAMILIES SAY A SHORTAGE OF KINDERGARTEN SPACES IN THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE AREA MEANS THE NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHOOL IS OVER CAPACITY. KIDS ARE ENDING UP IN SCHOOLS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CITY.>>WELL, TONIGHT A MAMMOTH CLEAN-UP EFFORT IS UNDERWAY IN NORTH DAKOTA AFTER THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE RUPTURED EARLIER THIS WEEK WITH MORE THAN A MILLION LET’S OF OIL SOAKING INTO THE GROUND. CAROL DOESN’T SHOWS US THE CLEAN-UP EFFORT.>>Reporter: IN ARE A USUALLY QUIET REMOTE FARMERS FIELD IN NORTH DAKOTA A HIVE OF ACTIVITY T TAKES MANY HANDS TO CLEAN UP AN OIL SPILL THAT’S SOAKED LAND ABOUT HALF THE SIZE AFTER FOOTBALL FIELD.>>AT THIS POINT OUR CREWS ARE FOCUSING ON OIL RECOVERY, AND THEY’LL CONTINUE TO DO THAT UNTIL THAT’S COMPLETE.>>Reporter: UP CLOSE, THE SPILL DOESN’T LOOK LIKE MUCH. BUT THE RUPTURE SPEWED 1.4 MILLION LITRES OF OIL.>>BASICALLY A WHALE BLOWING OUT ITS WATER, IT BLEW IT UP INTO THE AIR. IF YOU SEE THE SITE EVENTUALLY YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE OIL SPRAYED, GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE WIND AND DRIFTED OVER.>>IT WAS REALLY HEAVY. HEAVY SMELLING AND UNLIKE, ARE WE GOING TO BLOW UP? IT’S SCARY. I DIDN’T EXPECT ANYTHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN.>>Reporter: THE KEYSTONE MAIN PIPELINE HAS BEEN SHUT OFF. ANALYSTS SAY THAT STRAND IS WELL OVER HALF A MILLION BARRELS OF OIL PER DAY COMING OUT OF WESTERN CANADA. THE SPILL WILL LIKELY FURTHER THE DIVIDE ON KEYSTONE’S EXPANSION PROJECT, THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE. THIS WEEK WHILE THE MAIN LINE WAS QUIETLY SPILLING OIL IN NORTH DAKOTA A PUBLIC MEETING ON ITS EXPANSION IN MONTANA WAS SHARPLY CONFIDED.>>WHEN A PIPELINE SPILLS OR LEAKS IT OFTEN TAKES A LONG TIME, THERE’S A LOT OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION THAT IS DONE BEFORE THAT SPILL OR LEAK IS FOUND OR DEBITED.>>IT’S A NEEDED PROJECT, NOT ONLY ENVIRONMENTALLY BECAUSE OF THE TRUCKING ISSUE, I THINK PIPELINES ARE SAFER THAN ANY OTHER TRANSPORT FOR OIL.>>WHETHER IT’S BUILT THEY WILL LEAK.>>Reporter: IN CANADA THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE SAYS THIS LATEST SPILL CLEARLY SHOWS WHAT CAN GO WRONG.>>IT’S VERY HARD TO RECOVER MORE THAN A FRACTION OF THE OIL, MOST OF IT ENDS UP STUCK IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND CAN’T BE RECOVERED.>>Reporter: TC ENERGY HAS SENT A SAMPLE OF THE PIPELINE TO AN INDEPENDENT LAB TO HELP DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE SPILL. SO YOU CAROLYN DONE, CBC NEWS, CALGARY.>>6:34 OWN THIS THIS FRIDAY EVENING, A LIVE LOOK AT SCIENCE WORLD, B.C. PLACE THERE AS WELL, ANOTHER CRISP FALL DAY ON THE SOUTH COAST. WILL THE NICE WEATHER HOLD FOR .>>WIND WARNINGS ACROSS THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC TODAY WITH SOME GUSTS BLOWING UP TO 100 KILOMETRES AN HOUR.>>IN MONTREAL IT WAS A CHALLENGE FOR SOME TO EVEN STAY UPRIGHT. THIS FOLLOWS A NIGHT OF HEAVY RAIN WHICH LOAD CONCERNS ABOUT FLOODING IN PARTS OF THE PROVINCE. IN SHERBROOKE, 150 HOMES WERE EVACUATED AS WATER LEVELS IN THE LOCAL RIVER ROSE QUICKLY OVERNIGHT. MORE THAN 100 MILLIMETRES OF RAIN FELL THERE. HIGH WINDS ALSO CAUSING POWER OUTAGES. HYDRO QUEBEC SAYS MORE THAN 770,000 CUSTOMERS ARE AFFECTED ACROSS THE PROVINCE. BRED BRETT’S HERE, OF COURSE THEY TRIED TO POSTPONE LAST NIGHT BECAUSE OF IT, SOME TRICK OR TREATING HAPPENED TONIGHT.>>STILL 50 KILOMETRES AN HOUR WIND GUST INSIDE MONTREAL, AT LEAST AT 6:00 O’CLOCK THEIR TIME. NOT NECESSARILY THE BEST TIME TO BE GETTING OUT THERE.>>AND THE STORM IS HAVING AN IMPACT ON ATLANTIC CANADA?>>YEAH, THIS IS AN INTERESTING THING. NOT ONLY DO THEY GET STRONG WINDS BUT TEMPERATURES TODAY, IN NOVA SCOTIA, IT SOME PLACES 23°. CELSIUS, 23. BROUGHT IN A LOT OF WARM AIR, CERTAINLY OVER HERE, WE’VE BEEN FEELING PRETTY OKAY, I WOULD NOT SAY ANYWHERE CLOSE TO 23° BUT THE TREND FOR THE WEEKEND AT LEAST IS LARGELY GOING TO STAY THE SAME. HERE’S A LOOK AT OUR TIMELAPSE THIS MORNING, COULDN’T SEE THE SUNRISE THERE, BUT I THINK THERE WAS STILL A LOT OF COLOUR TO BE SEEN THIS MORNING, TEMPERATURES DEFINITELY ON THE CHILLY SIDE FIRST THING, DOWN INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS, ONE MORE BUT HEY, WE’RE ALL PROS AT THIS NOW. IT’S BEEN A WEEK OF CHILLY MORNINGS AND THAT’S GOING TO FINALLY START TO CHANGE UP A LITTLE BIT. OCTOBER HAS ENDED AND A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COMING UP TO ME BEING REALLY UNHAPPY THINKING IT WAS A VERY SOGGY OCTOBER AND I WANTED TO CRUNCH THE NUMBERS FOR YOU. THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF RAINFALL IN OCTOBER AND VANCOUVER, 121. WE GOT 123 SO THAT’S REALLY AVERAGE AND THE NUMBER OF RAINY DAYS ON NORMAL THAT WE WOULD GET IS ABOUT 15, AND GUESS WHAT, WE GOT EXACTLY 15 RAINY DAYS IN THIS OCTOBER. THAT SAID IF YOU THOUGHT IT WAS COOLER THAN USUAL, BE ABSOLUTELY, DAYTIME HIGHS AND OVERNIGHT LOWS ON AVERAGE FOR THE MONTH ABOUT ONE AND A HALF TO TWO DEGREES COOLER THAN USUAL. AS WE GO AHEAD INTO THE WEEKEND WE’RE STILL NOT LOOKING AT A LOT OF PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE SOUTH COAST. EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE MORE SO FOR THE CENTRAL AND NORTH COAST. THAT’S EVEN GOING TO BE SNOW TOWARDS THE PEACE REGION. THIS AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE IS GOING TO KEEP US RELATIVELY CALM FOR THE NEXT WHILE AND STILL, THE ONLY REAL SIGN OF RAIN COMING INTO THE METRO VANCOUVER REGION, THAT MIGHT BE THE BRIEFEST SHOWER COME MORNING MORNING. ASIDE FROM THAT IT’S STILL LOOKING LIKE A GREAT WEEKEND, ALL IN ALL MAYBE A FEW LINGERING SHOWERS INTO THE EASTERN FRASER VALLEY BY THE AFTERNOON ON MONDAY, BUT REALLY, THAT’S GOING TO BE ABOUT IT. WHETHER YOU SEE OUR FIVE-DAY FORECAST HERE, THIS IS EXACTLY WHERE WE SHOULD BE SEASONAL. SEASONAL AT THIS TIME, BEGINNING OF EARLY NOVEMBER, 11° DURING THE DAY AND 4° AT NIGHT. WE’RE GOING TO SEE THAT TREND CONTINUE. OF COURSE THERE WILL BE AREAS WHERE WE GET A FEW MORE PATCHES OF CLOUD, LIKELY SUNDAY AND MONDAY BUT THAT’S NOT GOING TO TRANSLATE TO TOO MUCH. NOVEMBER IS SUCH A NOTORIOUSLY RAINY TIME OF YEAR SO TO SEE A FACT LIKE THAT FOR THE BEGINNING PART OF THE MONTH IS PRETTY ENCOURAGING, I WOULD SAY.>>NO KIDDING. YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR CLOCK BACK WRAPPED IN THERE.>>GOOD POINT, WE’RE STILL FALLING BACK TOMORROW NIGHT. AS I MENTIONED EARLIER OF COURSE, METRO HAS ISSUED AN AIR QUALITY ADVISORY BECAUSE OF THE ELEVATED LEVELS AND OF COURSE THAT’S NOT GREAT BUT IT’S ACTUALLY NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT INDIA HAS BEEN DEALING WITH OVER THE PAST WHILE>>YES. THE STREETS OF DELHI WERE CHOKED BY SMOG TODAY. CITY OFFICIALS DECLARING A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY THERE. CITY HANDING OUT MASKS, TO SCHOOL CHILDREN AS POLLUTION LEVELS SOARED. SCHOOLS HAVE ALSO BEEN CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST TUESDAY. ONE CITY OFFICIAL DESCRIBING THE CITY AS A GAS CHAMBER, DELHI IS AMONG THE WORLD’S MOST POLLUTED CITIES.>>AMAZON IS UNDER FIRE TONIGHT FOR ITS GROCERY PRODUCTS, FINDS OUT WHY DELIVERIES SOMETIMES DIDN’T MEET EXPECTATIONS, NEXT.>>IN OTTAWA MANY COMMUTERS WANT TO THROW A REVAMPED TRANSIT SYSTEM WHILE UNDER THE BUS. LAST MONTH THE CITY INTRODUCED MASSIVE CHANGES TO SERVICE BUT THE TRANSITION HASN’T BEEN A SMOOTH ONE. HILLARY JOHNSTONE HAS MORE ON THE MAYOR’S PROMISE TO FIX THE PROBLEM.>>THE PROBLEMS BEGAN JUST DAYS AFTER THE CITY’S LIGHT RAIL TRAIN STARTED TO RUN, WHEN DOORS JAMMED AT TWO DIFFERENT STATION, THE BACKUP BUSES CAN’T HANDLE THE CROWDS. THAT LED TO SCENES LIKE THIS.>>I’M CONSISTENTLY LATE FOR WORK AND MY BOSS HAS-LED TAKEN ME ASIDE SO NOW I HAVE TO GET UP AT 4:30 TO DO MY MORNING STUFF AND IT’S RIDICULOUS.>>Reporter: AT FIRST THE CITY DID HE WANT THE OLD BUSES RUNNING ALONGSIDE THE NEW TRAINS. BUT WHEN THE BUSES STOPPED GOING DOWNTOWN AS PLANNED MORE CRACKS IN THE SYSTEM APPEARED. THE PROBLEM IS TWOFOLD.>>HALF THE COMPLAINTS WE GET ARE TRAIN-RELATED AND THE OTHER HALF WE SOMETIMES OVER LOOK ARE BUS-RELATED.>>Reporter: THE TRAINS HAVE FACED EVERYTHING FROM SIGNAL FAILURES TO ONGOING DELAYS AND THE BUS THAT IS BRING COMMUTERS TO THOSE TRAINS CONSISTENTLY FAIL TO SHOW UP. IT’S CREATED A STORM OF IMPERSIANS AS THE CAPITAL CHANGES HOW IT TRAVELS. TODAY THE CITY ANNOUNCED IT’S THROWING 3.5 MILLION AT THE PROBLEM AND WILL BRING BACK SOME OF THE BUSES.>>THAT’S WHY THE EXTRA BUS, THE EXTRA DOLLARS I’LL BE ANNOUNCED EVEN ADDITIONAL DOLLARS IN THE BUDGET FOR MORE BUS SERVICE.>>SOME OBSERVERS SAY THEY’RE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC.>>IT’S A GOOD THING THAT BUSES ARE BEING PUT BACK ON THE ROADS. IT DOESN’T REALLY SOLVE THE UNDERLYING ISSUE WHICH IS THE RELIABILITY ISSUE WITH THE TRAINS. BECAUSE UNTIL WE HAVE RELIABLE TRAINS, THE PUBLIC’S CONFIDENCE IS NOT GOING TO BE THERE IN OUR VERY EXPENSIVE MULTIMODAL SYSTEM.>>Reporter: OTTAWA’S MAYOR SAYS THE CITY WILL ARE HOLD 2.8 MILLION FROM ITS OCTOBER PAYMENT TO THE CONSORTIUM THAT BUILT THE NEW L.R.T. LINE AND WILL CONTINUE DO THIS UNTIL THE SYSTEM IMPROVE. HILLARY JOHNSTONE, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Mike: SALAD DRESSING SHIPPED FIVE MONTHS PAST ITS BEST BEFORE DATE, INFANT FORMULA THAT EXPIRED MONTHS BEFORE IT EVEN ARRIVED, JUST SOME OF THE COMPLAINTS ABOUT GROCERY PRODUCTS ORDERED FROM AMAZON’S CANADIAN SITE S JACQUELINE HANSEN HAS MORE INCLUDING THE ONLINE RETAILER’S RESPONSE.>>IT’S BABY FOOD. HOW CAN THEY DO THAT?>>Reporter: LANA ORDERED HER DAUGHTER HEINZ BABY FOOD POUCHES FROM AMAZON.CA.>>WHEN YOU SEE “AMAZON” THERE YOU THINK THAT’S A COMPANY –>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO TRUST AND A YEAH.>>Reporter: WHEN IT ARRIVED IT WAS SEVERAL DAYS PAST THE BEST BEFORE DATE.>>I WAS SHOCKED. THIS IS ABOUT OUR BABIES AND ABOUT THEIR HEALTH.>>Reporter: AMAZON POLICY STATED THAT GROCERY ITEMS WERE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN. SHE LEFT A CRITICAL REVIEW ON AMAZON’S SITE.>>I WAS HOPING THAT IT WOULD CAUSE SOME REACTION. BUT THERE WAS NOTHING, NO APOLOGY, NO FEEDBACK, NOTHING.>>Reporter: HER COMPLAINT IS ONE OF DOZENS CBC NEWS FOUND ABOUT GROCERY PRODUCT ON AMAZON.CA, COMPLAINTS OF EXPIRED INFANT FORM LARKS MAYONNAISE, SALAD DRESSING, COCONUT MILK AND MORE ALL PAST THEIR BEST BEFORE DATES. IT’S A PROBLEM IN THE U.S. TOO, PARTICULARLY WHEN IT COMES TO THIRD PARTY SELLERS.>>IT’S NOT JUST ONE CUSTOMER OR TWO CUSTOMERS.>>DATA ANALYTICS FIRM 3PM LOOKED AT THE TOP 100 GROCERY PRODUCTS. IT FOUND 40% OF SELLERS RECEIVED MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS OF EXPIRED FOOD. AMAZON’S CANADIAN SITE HAS FAR FEWER PRODUCTS AND SELLERS, BUT AS THE GROCERY BUSINESS GROWS SO COULD THE PROBLEMS.>>CANADA WILL SEE THE SAME SELLERS AND HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS AS WE HAVE IN THE UNITED STATES.>>Reporter: AMAZON INSISTS IT VETS THIRD PARTY SELLERS AND THAT IT HAS POLICIES TO ENSURE PRODUCTS HAVE A SUFFICIENT SHELF LIFE. BUT MOST OF THE COMPLAINTS CBC FLAGGED WERE FOR PRODUCTS SOLD BY AMAZON. THE COMPANY SAYS THOSE WERE DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES THAT HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED.>>THEY IT’S ALL DOWN TO HOW THE STORED AND TRANSPORTED.>>Reporter: THIS SAFETY EXPERT SAYS SHOPPERS SHOULD BE WARY OF ANY PRODUCTS ON REGINA ONLINE FOOD SALES YOU’RE DEPENDING ON THE SELLER DOING ALL THE RIGHT THINGS.>>AFTER CBC CONTACTED AMAZON IT UPDATED ITS RETURN POLICY. IT NOW STATES GROCERY ITEMS CAN BE REFUNDED OAR REPLACED. THE COMPANY ALSO APOLOGIZED TO LANA AND GAVE HER HER MONEY BACK. JACQUELINE HANSEN, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Mike: WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING WHAT YOU PAY FOR, COSTS CAN BE CRUCIAL WHEN BUYING SPORTS GEAR FOR YOUR KIDS. SO IS IT REALLY WORTH SHELLING OUT TOP DOLLAR? TO FIND OUT, “MARKETPLACE” TESTED 11 PAIRS OF BASKETBALL SHOES IN DIFFERENT PRICE RANGES. SEE IF YOU CAN REALLY PUT A PRICE ON PERFORMANCE.>>I WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU THINK YOUR SHOES HELP YOUR PERFORMANCE ON THE FLOOR.>>BE ABLE TO MOVE AND STUFF LIKE THAT’S WHAT I REALLY GO FOR.>>FOR ME IT’S GOTTA BE LOW TOP, IT’S THE WAY MY FEET WORK.>>I’M NOTHING WITHOUT MY SHOES.>>SAME GOES FOR THIS FAMILY OF FIVE. THE WADES LIVE FOR BASKETBALL AND GO THROUGH A LOT OF SNEAKERS EVERY SEASON.>>IT’S THE MOST EXPENSIVE SHOE ALWAYS THE ONE TO BUY IS.>>THERE’S THE BUDGET ASPECT OF IT. IT HAS TO BE WITHIN REASON.>>IT’S MOSTLY NAME, PRESTIGE, COLOUR WAVES SO I TRY TO AVOID THOSE AND TRY TO FIND THE MID RANGE.>>BECAUSE TOP OF THE LINE SHOES FOR GREG AND HIS SONS WOULD COST MORE THAN $600 IN ONE SHOT.>>THIS TIME, BOY, LET’S GO.>>THE DEERS LIKE TO SHOP AROUND TOO FOR THEIR YOUNG BALLER JAKAR ESQUIMALT I THINK THE SHOE IS MORE EXPENSIVE FOR A REASON, RIGHT? THEY’VE PUT WORK AND TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE ALL THAT BEHIND IT.>>Reporter: WE PUT IT TO THE TEST SENDING 11 PAIRS OF BASKETBALL SHOES FROM NIKE, ADIDAS, AND UNDER ARREST MUIR TO A LAB IN CALGARY TO SEE IF MORE EXPENSIVE SNEAKERS MEAN MORE OF AN ADVANTAGE ON THE COURT. THE SHOES RANGE IN PRICE FROM $80 TO $240. AND SOME ARE WORN BY NBA’S BIGGEST STARS, LIKE LEBRON JAMES AND SETH OCCUR CURRIE.>>WE CAN HAVE AN INDICATION BY DOING THESE MECHANICAL TESTS HOW THIS PARTICULAR SHOE IS GOING TO FUNCTION OR PERFORM.>>AFTER DAYS OF TESTING, WE REVEALED THE RESULT TO OUR FAMILIES.>>FIRST UP, THE NIKE LEBRON 16 AT 240 BUCKS.>>WOW.>>SO THE LEBRON DID REALLY WELL IN CUSHIONING STIFFNESS AND IT ALSO DID WELL IN ENERGY RETURN. JADARI YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE WHO PICKED LEBRON’S FOR OVERALL PERFORMANCE.>>I THINK I MADE A GOOD CHOICE.>>ARE MORE EXPENSIVE SHOES THAT MUCH BETTER? THE WADES SEEM TO BE ON SIDE.>>IF IT COMES OUT THAT A $240 SHOE IS A LOT BETTER THAN A $160 SHOE I’M NOT GOING TO DEPRIVE MY KIDS OF THAT ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE.>>Reporter: ASHA TOMLINSON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>SO THE NIKES TOPPED THE LIST BUT WHICH OTHER ONES ROUNDED OUT THE TOP FIVE? FOR THE BIG REVEAL… TUNE IN TO MARKETPLACE TONIGHT AT 8:00 O’CLOCK ON CBC TELEVISION OR STREAM ANY TIME ON CBC GEM.>>>IT’S ANOTHER STREAMING SERVICE IN AN INCREASINGLY CROWDED MARKETPLACE. SO WHAT IS APPLE OFFERING THAT MIGHT TEMPT YOU TO SIGN UP? NEXT.>>A BIG NEW PLAYER OFFICIALLY ENTERED THE WORLD OF STREAMING SERVICES TODAY.>>YES, APPLE TV PLUS IS LAUNCHING WITH SEVERAL NEW ORIGINAL SERIES WHICH STAR A NUMBER OF HIGH PROFILE ACTORS. WE HAVE MORE ON THE EXTREME SERVICE.>>APPLE IS BRINGING A LOT OF STAR POWER AND ARE LOT OF MONEY. ONE OFITY BIG SERIES THAT LAUNCHES TODAY IS CALLED SEA. THAT STARS AQUAMAN’S JASON MAMOA AND REPORTS SUGGEST EACH EPISODE COST ABOUT $50 MILLION TO MAKE, ON PAR WITH “GAME OF THRONES” TYPE BUDGET. AND IT WAS SHOT ALMOST ENTIRELY IN NORTHERN B.C.>>GOOD MORNING, I’M BRINGING YOU SAT AND UP SETTING NEWS –>>ANOTHER BIG SHOW APPLE TV PLUS HAS BEEN HEAVILY PROMOTING IS CALLED THE MORNING SHOW AND THAT’S A SERIES STARS JENNIFER ANISTON, STEVE WITT, STEVE CARE RELEVANT. THE PROBLEM IS THAT A LOT OF EARLY REVIEWS SUGGEST THE SERIES ARE NOT NECESSARILY THAT GREAT. THEY’RE NOT CREATING THE IMPACT OR THE PUNCH THAT’S NEEDED WHEN YOU’RE RELEASING A MAJOR STREAMING SERVICE. SO IT’S PROBABLY A GOOD THING THAT APPLE IS OFFERING THE SERVICE FREE TO PEOPLE WHO BUY APPLE DEVICES AND THEY GET IT FREE FOR A YEAR SO AFTER THAT TIME OR FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T BUY AN APPLE DEVICE IT’S 5.99 A MONTH AND THAT WILL GIVE THEM SOME TIME GOETTE FIND THEIR FOOTING AND GET FEEDBACK VIEWERS, IT’S ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND AND ONE MAKER BASED IN L.A. THAT WE SPOKE WITH WHO IS LEGALLY BLIND HIMSELF SAYS THAT KIND OF CONTENT MEANS A LOT.>>ACCESSIBILITY ANDMENT DISABILITY THAT IS ALWAYS BEEN INTEGRATED IN OUR CULTURE, WHETHER OR NOT THE WORLD HAS PAID ATTENTION TO THAT. BUT THEY’RE REALLY PUTTING IT IN THE FOREFRONT WITH THE LAUNCH OF THIS NEW PRODUCT.>>Reporter: APPLE IS STILL CONTENDING WITH A LOT, THOUGH. YOU HAVE NETFLIX, AMAZON PRIME VIDEO, THERE’S CBC GEM, BELL MEDIA’S CRAVE, BIZ DISNEYLAND PUBLICATION SO THAT WILL CREATE APPLE’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE. APPLE DOESN’T HAVE ANY CATALOGUE LIBRARY. THEY’LL HAVE TO TAKE TIME TO BUILD IT AND DECIDE IF THAT’S WHERE THEY WANT TO GO TO STAY COMPETITIVE. HOWEVER, APPLE’S STOCK DID HIT AN ALL-TIME HIGH WHEN APPLE TV PLUS LAUNCHED TODAY. CBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES.>>THAT SERIES WITH JASON MAMOA, THEY WERE FILMING SOME OF THAT IN SQUAMISH AND NOT JUST PARTS OF NORTHERN B.C., I WAS CLIMBING AT THE TIME IN THE AREA THEY WERE FILMING IN.>>YOU CAN SEE HOWE SOUND THERE. THIS IS ALL ABOUT THE CONTENT THOUGH, RIGHT?>>YES, VERY IMPORTANT. HERE’S A FUN FACT FOR YOU. IT’S BEEN ABOUT 35 YEARS SINCE ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER TOOK ON THE ROLE THE FIRST TERMINATOR.>>35. YEAH, THERE HAVE BEEN SOME GOOD, SOME BAD AND SOME NOT SO MEMORABLE SEQUELS. THE LATEST VERSION BRINGS BACK THE THREE KEY PLAYERS WHO STARTED THE WILD RUN.>>WITH MORE ON WHAT TERMINATOR DARK FATE HOLDS, HERE’S ELI GLASNER.>>ALL RIGHT, IF YOU’RE A TERMINATOR FAN THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR, ROBOT, CYBORG, MAYHEM, HIGH SPEED, DEADLY PROJECTILES. WHAT MORE COULD YOU INSANITY SO TO CLEAN UP THE CLUTTERED TIMELINE THINK OF “TERMINATOR: DARK FATE” AS THE SEQUEL TO TERMINATOR 2. JAMES CAMERON RON IS WRITER AND PRODUCER AND DEADPOOL TIM MILLER IN THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR. IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR FAMILIAR FACES… YES, LINDA HAMILTON RETURNED AS THE LONG SUFFERING SARAH

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