Here & Now Wednesday March 6 2019


>>Announcer: THIS IS CBC HERE AND NOW.>>TONIGHT, AN EMOTIONAL DAY AT SUPREME COURT.>>AS DISTURBING DETAILS EMERGE IN THE TRENT BUTT MURDER TRIAL, AND THE CROWN OUTLINES HOW QUINN BUTT DIED.>>AND WE ALSO HAVE THIS STORY.>>YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE FIVE OR SIX PAYDAY LOANS. YOU HAVE ONE.>>REGULATION REGULATING THE PAYDAY FUND IS FINALLY COMING INTO EFFECT.>>WELCOME TO HERE AND NOW, I’M ANTHONY GERMAIN.>>AND I’M CAROL STOKES.>>THE CARBONAIR MAN FACES CHARGES OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER AND ARSON, ALL IN CONNECTION TO THE DEATH OF HIS FIVE-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, QUINN, THREE YEARS AGO.>>FIRST, A WARNING THAT SOME OF THE TESTIMONY MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME VIEWERS. SO, MARK, WHAT HAPPENED?>>WELL, CAROLYN, IT WAS A REALLY BRUTAL AND EMOTIONALLY-CHARGED DAY AT SUPREME COURT TODAY. FIRST OF LAWYERS, BOTH THE CROWN AND DEFENCE LAWYERS, LAID OUT WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO ARGUE HAPPENED ON THE DAY THAT QUINN BUTT DIED, AND THEN THERE WAS THE HEART-WRENCHING TESTIMONY OF QUINN BUTT’S MOTHER, ANDREA GOSS. THE FATHER IS ACCUSED OF PLANNING AND INTENTIONALLY KILLING HER. TODAY TRENT BUTT PUT HIS HEAD IN HIS HANDS AND SOBBED AS HIS LAWYER SAID BUTT DIDN’T INTEND TO KILL HIS DAUGHTER AND HE DOESN’T REMEMBER DOING IT. HE SAYS BUTT REMEMBERS KNEELING OVER QUINN’S BODY AND CONCLUDING HE SMOTHERED HER. AND HE THEN DECIDED TO BURN DOWN THE HOME HE OWNED WITH HIS ES STRAINED WIFE. A LETTER IN HIS TRUCK AFTER THE FIRE SAID, “I HAVE TAKEN MY DAUGHTER’S AND MY LIFE.” BUTT SAYS HE WROTE THAT, AND THE CROWN CALLED IT A MURDER-SUICIDE MURDER. THEY SAY HE KILLED HIS FIVE-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER TO PUNISH ANDREA GOSS, BECAUSE HE HELD SUCH ANIMOSITY TOWARDS HER. AND GOSS CRIED WHEN SHE SAID QUINN WAS HER ONLY CHILD, AND WEPT AS SHE DESCRIBED RUSHING TO THE SCENE OF THE FIRE, AND FINDING THAT HER DAUGHTER, QUINN HAD DIED. FAMILY AND SUPPORTERS, MEN AND WOMEN WHO WERE IN THE COURT TODAY, COULD BE HEARD CRYING AS SHE LEFT THE STAND SOBBING. NOW, THE TRIAL WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW, AND IT IS EXPECTED TO LAST FOR THREE MORE WEEKS. ANTHONY?>>REPORTING LIVE FROM OUR NEWSROOM. ALSO IN THE COURT, STILL NO VERDICT IN THE AL POTTER MURDER TRIAL. THE JURY HAS BEEN DELIBERATING EVER SINCE IT WAS SEQUESTERED AROUND LUNCH TIME YESTERDAY. IT IS NOT LIKELY THAT A VERDICT IS GOING TO BE REACHED TODAY, AND THAT IS BECAUSE WHEN THE JURY ASKED TO LISTEN BACK TO A PORTION OF POTTER’S TWO-DAY TESTIMONY, THEY WERE TOLD THEY WOULD HAVE TO LISTEN TO ALL OF IT. 55-YEAR-OLD POTTER CLAIMED SELF DEFENCE, AND HE WAS PROTECTING HIMSELF AGAINST A KNIFE-WIELDING DALE PORTER. THE CROWN CONTENDS IT WAS FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.>>A FORMER STUDENT AT MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY IS FACING ONE LESS CRIMINAL CHARGE. HE IS ACCUSED OF ATTACKING A FELLOW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ON SIGNAL HILL TWO YEARS AGO. TODAY THE CROWN WITHDRAW A CHARGE OF ADMINISTERING A NOXIOUS SUBSTANCE TO THE SAME VICTIM BECAUSE THERE IS NO REASONABLE PROBABILITY OF CONVICTION. HE IS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO KILL THE MAN ON THE NORTH HEAD TRAIL ON APRIL 2017, WHEN BOTH OF THEM TUMBLED DOWN THE CLIFF. HE IS HEADED TO TRIAL IN SEPTEMBER TO FACE THOSE ALLEGATIONS.>>>AN ACCUSED MURDERER HAS BEEN GRANTED BAIL IN ST. JOHN’S. 36-YEAR-OLD PHILIP BUTLER IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS OLDER BROTHER, GEORGE. THE I.N.C. WAS CALLED TO THE ACCUSED’S HOME IN MAY OF LAST YEAR, AND INSIDE OFFICERS FOUND HIS OLDER BROTHER, 43-YEAR-OLD GEORGE ALAN BUTLER, DEAD. PHILIP BUTLER WAS GRANTED BAIL AFTER PAYING $15,000 AND PUTTING UP A SURETY.>>THIS MORNING WHEN WE WOKE UP, QUITE A CHILLY DAY — RATHER A CHILLY MORNING. BADGER, -21 THIS MORNING, AND WE’RE SEEING A TEMPERATURE AROUND -8° IN ST. JOHN’S. AND LAP CITY SITTING AT -29, AND NOW THOSE TEMPERATURES HAVE RECOVERED THIS AFTERNOON, CLIMBING INTO THE MINUS SINGLE DIGITS RIGHT ACROSS MOST OF THE ISLAND. AND THEN UP THROUGH LABRADOR, AGAIN, QUITE SEASONAL, AROUND -8 FOR MAINE TODAY. THE BIG STORY REALLY WAS THE SNOW THIS AFTERNOON. MOST OF THE ISLAND ACTUALLY SAW SOME CLEARING SKIES AT SOME POINT THIS AFTERNOON. BUT THAT SNOW HAS MOVED THROUGH, AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS. MOST OF THE SNOW IS FALLING FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE AVALON. ALREADY SEEING AMOUNTS ON TWITTER A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO FOR CAPE PINE REGION AROUND 17 CENTIMETRES OF SNOW. UP THROUGH — AT THE ST. JOHN’S AIRPORT, RATHER, WE SEE AROUND FOUR CENTIMETRES OF SNOW. IT WILL CONTINUE TO PICK UP BETWEEN FIVE PLUS MORE CENTIMETRES AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS. WE’LL HAVE ALL OF THOSE DETAILS AND YOUR FULL FORECAST WHEN I COME BACK. ANTHONY?>>THE BODY OF A MISSING MAN IN SOUTHERN LABRADOR HAS BEEN FOUND. THE POLICE SAY THE 66-YEAR-OLD MAN FROM BLACK TICKLE HAD BEEN SEAL HUNTING AND WAS REPORTED OVERDUE. THE RCMP GOT A CALL AROUND 7:30 MONDAY EVENING THAT THE MAN’S BODY WAS FOUND IN WATER NEAR DOUBLE ISLANDS, IT IS ABOUT 11 11 KILOMETERS FROM BLACK TICKLE. THE MAN DIDN’T GO THROUGH THE ICE, BUT SOMEHOW ENDED UP IN THE WATER. THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINERS’ OFFICE IS INVOLVED. THE POLICE DO NOT SUSPECT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.>>AFTER SEVERAL HURTLES, THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT IS FINALLY READY TO BRING IN PAYDAY LOAN RESLATIONS. REGULATIONS. HERE NOW AS MEG ROBERTS REPORTS, THIS PROVINCE IS NOW CATCHING UP TO OTHERS.>>WE ARE SO HAPPY THAT WE’VE FORGOTTEN. IT IS ALMOST LIKE GIVING BIRTH, YOU FORGET THE LABOUR PAINS.>>Reporter: IT HAS BEEN ALMOST THREE YEARS SINCE THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT PASSED LEGISLATION INTENDED TO PROTECT COSTUMERS FROM THE PAYDAY LOAN INDUSTRY. IT IS A HIGH RATE OF INTEREST ON THE AGREEMENT IT WILL BE REPAID WHEN THE BORROWER RECEIVES THEIR NEXT PAYCHEQUE. THERE WAS AN EXTENSION IN THE CRIMINAL CODE. TODAY FINANCIAL LITERACY ADVOCATES ARE CELEBRATING.>>WHAT THIS LEGISLATION DOES, AS PATERNALISTIC AS IT DOES, IT SAVES PEOPLE FROM THEMSELVES.>>Reporter: THE LEGISLATION WILL INCREASE BORROWERS’ AWARENESS OF THEIR RIGHTS WHEN ENTERING INTO A PAYDAY LOAN AGREEMENT. IT WILL PROVIDE COSTUMERS WITH REMEDIES WHEN PAYDAY LENDERS DO NOT HONOUR THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES. IT WILL ESPECIALLY HELP THOSE WHO ARE MORE VULNERABLE IN THE COMMUNITY.>>THE PAYDAY LOAN INDUSTRY CLAIMS THEY ARE PRIMARILY PROVIDING SERVICE TO LOWER, MIDDLE CLASS INCOMES. THAT HAS NOT BEEN OUR EXPERIENCE. IT IS CHOSEN BY PEOPLE AT THE LOWER END OF THE INCOME SCALE, WHO HAVE RUN OUT OF ALL OTHER BORROWING OPTIONS AND ARE DESPERATE FOR CASH NOW.>>Reporter: MUHAMMAD ABELLA HAS QUALCOMM WITNESSED THATFIRSTHAND. HE SAYS BECAUSE SENIORS ARE ON FIXED INCOMES, THEY ARE COSTUMERS.>>YOU SEE THAT SOMETIMES THERE IS NO SOLUTION. THE INCOME IS WAY LESS THAN THE NEEDS. AND WHAT CAN YOU DO? YOU HAVE TO ASK FOR MONEY. IT IS ONE STEP TOWARDS BETTER, BUT IT IS NOT WHERE IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE AT. WE STILL NEED TO LOOK INTO WHY PEOPLE ARE BORROWING. WE NEED TO SEE THE TURNOVER OF PEOPLE COMING BACK TO ASK FOR MONEY. THERE IS A REASON THERE.>>Reporter: ON APRIL 1st, IT BECOMES THE LAW, CATCHING UP WITH REGULATIONS ACROSS THE REST OF THE COUNTRY. MEGHAN ROBERTS, CBC NEWS, ST. JOHN’S.>>INDEPENDENT MARIJUANA RETAILERS SAY THEY’RE NOT EARNING ENOUGH TO STAY IN BUSINESS, BUT THE PROVINCE IS WILLING TO HELP. THEY ONLY KEEP ABOUT 8% OF WHAT THEY SELL, SO IF YOU GRAB POT FOR $12, THE STORE GETS LESS THAN A DOLLAR OF THIS TO COVER STAFF, RENT INSURANCE, AND ITS OTHER COSTS. THOMAS CLARK SAYS THE OTHER PROBLEM IS WHAT LITTLE POT THEY’RE ABLE TO GET IS OFTEN OF LOWER QUALITY THAN WHAT YOU CAN BUY ON THE STREET.>>PEOPLE COME INTO THE SHOP, SEE A SELECTION. IF THEY DON’T LIKE IT, THEY’RE GOING BACK TO THE BLACK MARKET. SO IN ORDER FOR US TO GET THE BLACK MARKET OUT OF THE EQUATION, WE NEED THE QUALITY TO COME UP, AND THE PRICES TO STABILIZE, AND FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS TO BE GIVEN A FAIR SHAKE.>>THE PROVINCE SAYS IT IS WILLING TO HELP WHAT IT CALLS TIER ONE STORES, THE STAND-ALONE SHOPS THAT JUST SELL MARIJUANA AND ACCESSORIES. LATER THIS WEEK, RETAILERS WILL MEET WITH THE N.L. C., AND THE FINANCE MINISTER SAYS THERE SHOULD BE HELP.>>BASED ON THE FACT THEY PUT A CONSIDERABLE INVESTMENT IN, AND SUPPLY HAS BEEN AN ISSUE FOR ALL JURISDICTIONS IN THE COUNTRY, WE WANT TO LOOK AT THE PIER 1 INDEPENDENCE.>>WELL, GOVERNMENT IS SHUTTING DOWN THE N.D.P.’S IDEA FOR AN ALL-PARTY COMMITTEE ON RATE MITIGATION. THE NEW DEMOCRATS SAY A COMMITTEE WOULD LOOK AT THE BEST WAY TO TAKE THE BURDEN OFF THE TAXPAYER. AND IT SAYS THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED TO RELEASE A PLAN TO LOWER ELECTRICITY RATES. BUT PREMIER DWIGHT BALL SAYS HIS GOVERNMENT HAS ITS OWN IDEAS TO LOWER THE COSTS, AND IT IS WHY THE PARTY IS GOING TO VOTE AGAINST THE N.D.P.’S PROPOSAL.>>THE N.D.P. DOES NOT HAVE A PLAN FOR RATE MITIGATION IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR. AND THE ONLY PLAN THEY HAVE IS TO PICK A FIGHT WITH OTTAWA.>>I’M RATHER SURPRISED AND IT EGREGIOUS FOR THE PREMIER TO STAND HERE AND ANNOUNCE THEY’RE VOTING AGAINST IT WITHOUT HEARING ANY OF OUR ARGUMENTS OR CONCERNS.>>AND OPINION IS SPLIT WHEN IT COMES TO THE SATISFACTION WITH DWIGHT BALL’S LIBERALS. ACCORDING TO THE LATEST POLL BY CORPORATE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, 47% OF VOTERS SAY THEY ARE SATISFIED WITH THE GOVERNMENT. 46% SAY THEY ARE NON. C.R.A. SAY 46% SUPPORT THE LIBERALS, DOWN A POINT FROM NOVEMBER, WHILE P.C. SUPPORT IS UP THREE POINTS FOR 38%. SUPPORT FOR THE N.D.P. IS DOWN A POINT TO 16%. C.R.A. SAYS 28% OF VOTERS ARE UNDECIDED. C.R.A. PHONED 800 ADULT RESIDENTS IN THIS PROVINCE BETWEEN JANUARY 31st AND FEBRUARY 4th. TODAY THE THREE LEADERS SPOKE ABOUT THE LATEST POLLING RESULTS.>>I THINK IT IS AN INDICATION OF THE WAY FORWARD, WHICH WAS OUR VISION FOR NEWFOUNDLAND-LABRADOR. IT IS THE ONLY PARTY WITH A VISION FOR NEWFOUNDLAND-LABRADOR RIGHT NOW.>>I THINK THERE IS A BUNCH OF MIXED SIGNALS IN IT. I DON’T SEE IT AS BEING INSTRUMENTAL IN THE ELECTION CALL.>>I’M GOING TO HAVE THE BEST GROWTH RATE.>>WE’VE GOT ALL OF THESE UNDECIDED VOTERS. IT WILL MAKE THE BIGGEST GROWTH RATES FOR SURE.>>JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S LONG TIME FRIEND AND FORMER TOP ADVISOR GERALD BUTTS GAVE HIS VERSION OF EVENTS THAT ENDED WITH THE RESIGNATION OF JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD. HE REPEATEDLY DENIED THAT HE OR OTHERS IN THE GOVERNMENT IMPROPERLY PRESSURED THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL TO SETTLE A CRIMINAL CASE INVOLVING SNC-LAVALIN.>>I SPOKE WITH THE FORMER ATTORNEY-GENERAL ONCE ON THIS FILE. ON DECEMBER 5th, 2018. AND IN THREE AND A HALF YEARS IN GOVERNMENT, WE HAD ONE BRIEF DISCUSSION ABOUT IT. SHE RAISED IT WITH ME AT THE END OF A TWO-HOUR DINNER AT THE SHADOW LAURENT HOTEL. SHE REQUESTED THE MEETING VIA TEXT MESSAGE A FEW DAYS EARLIER.>>BUTTS CLAIMS IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO SAY HE PERSONALLY PRESSURED JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD DURING THAT MEETING. HE SAID SHE REQUESTED IT TO DISCUSS FILES OTHER THAN SNC-LAVALIN. AND HE SAYS THE FORMER MINISTER SHOULD HAVE RAISED HER CONCERNS ABOUT INAPPROPRIATE PRESSURE DIRECTLY WITH THE PRIME MINISTER. BUTTS SAYS HE ONLY FOUND OUT THAT WILSON-RAYBOULD HAD MADE A FINAL DECISION ABOUT SNC-LAVALIN DURING HER TESTIMONY LAST WEEK. NOW, FOR MORE INSIGHT INTO TODAY’S TESTIMONY, AND THE ACTION OF THE JUSTICE COMMITTEE, WE’RE GOING TO CHECK IN WITH OUR OTTAWA CORRESPONDENT, JULIE VAN DUSEN IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES.>>BACK IN THIS PROVINCE, FIRE GUTTED A HOUSE IN SHOAL HARBOUR FRIDAY NIGHT. AND THE FAMILY HAD TO RELY ON THE CANADIAN RED CROSS FOR A PLACE TO STAY. THE PARENTS WERE ABLE TO GET THEMSELVES AND THEIR TODDLER AND INFANT OUT OF THE HOUSE SAFELY, BUT THE BUNGALOW HAS BEEN DESTROYED.>>JOHN BUTT CAME ACROSS A DISTURBING SIGHT IN THE COMMUNITY AS HE WENT FOR A WALK THIS MORNING. HE NOTICED FIVE DEAD DUCKS THAT APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN RUN OVER BY A SNOWMOBILE. HE SPOTTED THEM ON THE ICE BY THE LOCAL CAUSEWAY, BUT HE NOTICED SNOWMOBILE TRACKS. HE SAYS THERE WAS A SIXTH ONE ON THE ICE, AND IT WAS STILL ALIVE. BUTT SAYS HE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHY ANY ONE WOULD WANT TO HARM THEM, AND HE IS TAKING HIS CONCERNS TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY COUNCIL.>>IT MIGHT NOT SEEM LIKE A GREAT NIGHT FOR RUNNING, BUT THERE IS ACTUALLY A RACE HAPPENING HERE. I’M LIVE AND I’LL HAVE THAT STORY COMIN>>SO, I MENTIONED EARLIER THAT THERE IS SOME SNOW COMING DOWN IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE ISLAND TODAY. BUT THAT IS NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT PEOPLE IN THE COVE ARE DEALING WITH. HAVE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO.>>YEAH, WE’VE SEEN VIDEOS OF PEOPLE OPENING THEIR FRONT DOOR TO BIG SNOWDRIFTS, BUT LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THIS ONE.>>YOU CAN SEE HOW DEEP IT IS, HOW FAR BACK IT GOES. AND YOU CAN HEAR JESSICA WINTERS SAY SHE CAN’T EVEN SEE THE SKY.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SENDING THAT VIDEO ALONG, JESSICA, AND HOPEFULLY SOMEONE COMES TO DIG YOU OUT SOON, IF NOT ALREADY. THAT IS INSANE.>>AND LOOK HOW FAR IT GOES.>>YOU CANNOT CLIMB OUT OF THAT.>>NO. THAT WOULD STRESS ME OUT.>>IF YOU’RE CLAUSTROPHOBIC?>>EXACTLY.>>IT IS A FRIDGE, THOUGH, WHERE YOU CAN PUT STUFF.>>A PERFECT FRIDGE.>>WHERE DO YOU PUT THE SNOW, NEXT TO THE TELEVISION.>>I’M DEFINITELY NOT GOING TO EXPLAIN ABOUT THE SNOW HERE.>>NO, DON’T.>>NO, BUT IT WAS A LITTLE SLICK EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON.>>YEAH.>>AND TEMPERATURES HAVE DROPPED A LITTLE BIT AS WELL. SITTING IN THE MINUS SINGLE DIGITS, AND -6 IN ST. JOHN’S, AND UP THROUGH THE NORTHERN PENINSULA, A LITTLE COOLER AT -10. CARTWRIGHT IS NICE RIGHT NOW AT -8. AND ALL OF THE SNOW IS MOVING IN. WE HAVE TWO SYSTEMS IN PLAY AT THIS POINT. WE’VE GOT THE LOW OFF THE COAST OF LABRADOR. YOU CAN SEE THE COUNTER-CLOCKWISE MOTION TODAY, AND WE’VE GOT ANOTHER SYSTEM JUST SKIRTING PARTS OF EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND, AND THAT’S WHERE WE’RE SEEING ALL OF THAT SNOW. SO TAKING A LOOK AT THAT RADAR, YOU CAN SEE THE HEAVY SNOW RIGHT NOW STILL TO THE SOUTHWESTERN PORTION. AND WE’RE STARTING TO SEE THAT PUSH OFF, AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS. ANTICIPATING ANOTHER FIVE PLUS CENTIMETRES DOWN TO THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE AVALON, AND COULD PICK UP ABOUT 10 CENTIMETRES BY THE TIME IT IS ALL SAID AND DONE FOR THE METRO AREA. THAT WILL EVENTUALLY TAPER OFF, LIKE I SAID, BY THE TIME TOMORROW MORNING ROLLS AROUND, WE’RE STILL LOOKING AT THAT POTENTIAL FOR FLURRIES IN THE MORNING HOURS THROUGH THE BURIN PENINSULA, AND UP THROUGH THE COAST OF LABRADOR. BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE THAT SYSTEM OFFSHORE, WE’RE STARTING TO SEE SOME WRAP-AROUND SNOWS, AND WE’RE LOOKING AT A BLOWING SNOW ADVISORY FOR HOPEDALE UP THROUGH MAINE. AND WITH THAT SNOW, WE’RE SEEING NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT. THE TEMPERATURES ARE GOING TO DIP TONIGHT FOR MOST OF THE ISLAND. -17 FOR CORNERBROOK. AND HEADING TOWARDS THE AVALON, THE WINDS WILL PICK UP FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS THIS EVENING. AND THEN EVENTUALLY EASE BY TOMORROW MORNING. IT SHOULD SIT AROUND -7 AS THE OVERNIGHT LOW FOR ST. JOHN’S. AND UP THROUGH LABRADOR, THE TEMPERATURES AREN’T REALLY MOVING TOO MUCH. LABRADOR CITY GOING DOWN TO -28, AGAIN WITH THE BRISK WINDS OVERNIGHT, SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW AGAIN ACROSS COASTAL LABRADOR. AND DOWN THROUGH THE STRAITS, -19°. TOMORROW WE’RE STARTING TO SEE THE COLDER AIR WRAP AROUND, AND WE COULD SEE SNOW SQUALLS ESPECIALLY FOR THE SOUTH COAST. AND WITH LINGERING FLURRIES FOR COASTAL LABRADOR AND TOWARDS CENTRAL, AROUND HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, COULD PICK UP A COUPLE OF CENTIMETRES TOMORROW AFTERNOON. THE WINDS WILL PICK UP RIGHT AGAIN TOMORROW, RIGHT ACROSS THE ISLAND, AND OUT THROUGH COASTAL LABRADOR. EVENTUALLY WE’LL SEE SOME CLEARING OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. DEFINITELY GOOD NEWS THERE. THE TEMPERATURES THERE BE SITTING IN THE MINUS SING GAL DIGITS, AND THE WINDS PICKING UP OUT OF THE WEST SIDE, 40, GUSTING 70 KILOMETRES AN HOUR. AS WE HEAD A LITTLE FURTHER WEST, -9 FOR GRAND FALLS, WINDSOR, AND CAN’T RULE OUT THE CHANCE FOR A FEW FLURRIES THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON, BUT SHOULD PEEKS OF SUN AS WELL. AND UP THROUGH THE NORTHERN PENINSULA, MINUS TEENS TOMORROW AND SIMILAR TEMPERATURES FOR LABRADOR WITH NOT REALLY GOING TO SEE MUCH RELIEF ALONG THE COAST AS THE WINDS CONTINUE AND THAT POTENTIAL FOR SOME FLURRIES. SO SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW CERTAINLY IN THE FORECAST. I WILL HAVE A LOOK AHEAD AT YOUR FORECAST BECAUSE THE CLOCKS ARE HEADING FORWARD AS WELL. I’LL HAVE ALL OF THOSE DETAILS COMING UP. CAROLYN?>>THANKS, ASHLEY.>>WELL, A HEARTY GROUP AND GATHERING IN THE PARK RIGHT NOW DESPITE THE SNOW. THEY’RE GEARING UP FOR A RUN. IT IS ALL PART OF A CROSS-COUNTRY EFFORT THAT STARTS HERE IN ST. JOHN’S AND STRETCHES ACROSS TO B.C. BUT ITS ROOTS ARE IN AFGHANISTAN, WHERE SOME WOMEN MEET IN SECRET TO TAKE PART IN A SECRET MARATHON TO AVOID PERSECUTION. JEREMY EATON IS IN THE PARK RIGHT NOW. TELL US MORE ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE TONIGHT?>>Reporter: THERE IS NOT MUCH HAPPENING THIS EXACT MOMENT, BUT WE ARE AT THE START LINE HERE IN THE PARK. IT IS NOT AN IDEAL NIGHT FOR RUNNING, BUT THE PEOPLE TAKING PART IN THIS EVENT, THEY DON’T SEEM TO CARE ABOUT THAT BECAUSE IT IS ALL ABOUT SHOWING SUPPORT FOR EVERYBODY’S ABILITY AND RIGHT TO BE ABLE TO RUN FREELY. THIS ACTUALLY EXTENDS FROM A MARATHON IN AFGHANISTAN, TO ALLOW WOMEN TO RUN WITHOUT FEAR OF PERSECUTION OR BEING ATTACKED. THE IDEA CAUGHT ON, AND IT HAS SPREAD ALL ACROSS CANADA, BUT IT IS THE FIRST TIME IT IS DONE HERE IN ST. JOHN’S. I SPOKE WITH TWO OF THE ORGANIZERS ABOUT WHY THEY WANTED TO BRING THIS RACE HERE.>>WE’RE HERE TO DO A FUN RUN OR WALK DESPITE THE WEATHER. TO SUPPORT THE SECRET MARATHON 3K, AN EVENT HAPPENING COAST TO COAST THROUGH CANADA. WE’RE FIRST AT 6:30 p.m., AND IT WILL GO RIGHT TO VICTORIA FOR THE FINAL RUN IN CANADA. THE 3K IS TO SUPPORT SAFE RUNNING EVERYWHERE FOR EVERYONE. BUT IT IS BASED UPON A 2016 AFGHANISTAN MARATHON AND DOCUMENTARY CALLED “SECRET MARATHON.”>>THIS YEAR IS COAST TO COAST OFFICIALLY. LAST YEAR THEY HAD RACES THAT ONLY STRETCHED AS FAR AS SOME OF THE WEST COAST OF THE COUNTRY, AS FAR AS ONTARIO. AND NOW WE HAVE NEW BRUNSWICK AS WELL AS NEWFOUNDLAND.>>Reporter: WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO GET IT HERE IN ST. JOHN’S?>>WELL, WE’RE BIG RUNNERS. WE ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE IN THE ABILITY THAT EVERYBODY SHOULD BE FREE TO RUN WHENEVER, WHEREVER. YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE TO PLAN AHEAD AND KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE SAFE.>>PREREGISTRATION ONLINE, YESTERDAY IT WAS 25, AND WE’LL BE GIVEN THE NUMBERS AT 5:00 FOR ONLINE. I EXPECT MAYBE 10 TO 20 EXTRA BODIES COMING THROUGH, BUT WE’VE HAD A LOT OF BUGS THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS, BUT WE’RE PREPARED FOR 80 TO 100. COME. WE’LL MAKE IT WORK.>>WE’RE IN NEWFOUNDLAND, AND THIS IS RUNNING FOR EIGHT MONTHS OF THE YEAR. IT IS CHRISTMAS-LIKE OUT RIGHT NOW. ALTHOUGH I WANT IT TO BE THE SPRING. THIS MAY BE A LITTLE SLIPPERY, SO RUNNERS MAY WANT TO EXERCISE SOME CAUTION. IT IS GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT, AND, HEY, NO WIND.>>Reporter: THERE IS LITERALLY NO WIND HERE TONIGHT. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF RUNNERS, MORE THAN THE 25 THAT SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT. A LOT OF THEM ARE WELL-DRESSED AND READY FOR THE CONDITIONS. SO THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE OFF IN ABOUT 15 OR 20 MINUTES, AND WE’LL BE HERE. I’LL CHECK BACK IN WITH YOU LATER ON THAT. REPORTING LIVE, I’M JEREMY EATON IN BOWERY PARK IN ST. JOHN’S.>>GERALD BUTTS WALKED INTO A ROOM FULL OF CAMERAS, REPORTERS, BE QUESTIONING M.P.s THIS MORNING.>>ALL EYES WERE ON OTTAWA FOR THE LATEST ON THE SNC-LAVALIN CONTROVERSY. JULIE VAN DUSEN BREAKS THAT DOWN FOR US, AND THAT’S COMING UP.>>WELCOME BACK. WHICH IT COMES TO KIDS AND PLAYING OUTSIDE IN THE WINTER, HOW COLD IS TOO COLD? ON THE PRAIRIES, COMMUNITIES ARE EXPERIENCING THEIR MOST FRIGID SEASON IN ALMOST A CENTURY, AND THAT HAS FORCED MANY STUDENTS TO SPEND WEEKS INDOORS. BUT NOT ALL OF THEM. BONNIE ALLEN BUNDLES UP AND HEADS OUT WITH SOME HEARTY KINDERGARTEN KIDS IN REGINA.>>FOR WEEKS THERE HAVE BEEN EXTREME COLD WARNINGS IN SASKATCHEWAN, WITH TEMPERATURES DIPPING INTO THE MINUS 40s, AND WIND-CHILLS THAT COULD FREEZE EXPOSED SKIN WITHIN MINUTES. BUT WHILE THE REST OF US HID INSIDE AND MOANED ABOUT IT, THESE LITTLE TROOPERS WENT OUTSIDE EVERY DAY. ♪ GOOD MORNING ♪>>Reporter: THE KINDERGARTEN CLASS AT PRAIRIE SKY SCHOOL IN REGINA STARTS EACH MORNING AROUND A COZY FIRE. THEN IT IS OUTSIDE FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR TO LEARN AND PLAY. ♪ GOING ON A NATURE WALK TO SEE WHAT WE CAN SEE ♪>>Reporter: TODAY THEY’RE GETTING A SCIENCE LESSON ON MAGNETSMENT.>>SEE WHAT ELSE OUR MAGNETS WILL STICK TO.>>Reporter: THE BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR LEARNING ARE WELL-KNOWN, BUT IN SASKATCHEWAN IN THE WINTER, IT IS CHALLENGING. IN FEBRUARY, THERE WERE AT LEAST THREE DAYS WHEN IT WAS -25°, AND THAT’S THE CUT OFF WHEN MOST SCHOOLS DON’T SEND THEIR SCHOOLS OUTSIDE. ANNA SAYS HER KIDS USED TO BE STUCK INSIDE, BUT –>>THEY WENT CRAZY AND THEY SORT OF GOT SOFT AND THEY FORGOTTEN HOW TO BE OUTSIDE. SO EVEN WHEN IT WAS -20 THEY WERE CRYING AND COLD.>>Reporter: SO WHAT YOU’RE SAYING IS DON’T GET SOFT?>>I THINK WE DO GET SOFT. I THINK MAKING IT PART OF OUR DAILY ROUTINE REALLY HELPS. THE KIDS COME TO SCHOOL DRESSED AND PREPARED TO BE OUTSIDE.>>WE WEAR A HEARTY JACKET AND LAYERS AND A TOQUE AND A SCARF.>>Reporter: THE LESSON HERE: DON’T ESCAPE THE COLD; EMBRACE IT. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE?>>PLAY.>>OFF SHE GOES. NO TIME TO TALK.>>Reporter: THE FORECAST SUGGESTS MARCH AND APRIL WILL BE COLDER THAN NORMAL, BUT THE DEEP FREEZE IS COMING TO AN END, SO PERHAPS ALL OF US CAN GET OUTSIDE A BIT MORE. BONNIE ALLEN, CBC NEWS, REGINA.>>TO OTTAWA NOW, A CLOSE FRIEND AND FORMER ADVISOR TO THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE COUNTRY’S TOP CIVIL SERVANT HAD THEIR SAY IN THE SNC-LAVALIN AFFAIR. GERALD BUTTS AND THE CLERK OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL, MICHAEL WERNICK, RESPONDED TO JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD’S DAMMING TESTIMONY. THEY SAID MULTIPLE OFFICIALS INTERFERED WITH HER PROSECUTION OF SNC-LAVALIN. TODAY, VERY DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS OF WHAT HAPPENED. JULIE VAN DUSEN, OUR PARLIAMENTARY REPORTER, HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY. WHAT DID BUTTS AND WERNICK HAVE TO SAY.>>BUTTS POINTED OUT THE FACT THEY WERE FRIENDS AND HAD DINNERS TOGETHER AND SO ON. HE SAID HE WAS FULLY AWARE THAT TWO PEOPLE CAN EXPERIENCE THE SAME EVENT DIFFERENTLY, BUT HE SAID HE NEVER TRIED TO PRESSURE HER, AS SHE HAD SUGGESTED LAST WEEK, ON THE WHOLE SNC-LAVALIN FILE, ABOUT GIVING IT A DEFERRED PROSECUTION AGREEMENT. HE SAID THAT 9,000 JOBS WERE AT STAKE. HE WOULD HAVE LIKED OTHER LEGAL OPINIONS, BUT IN THE END, THE FINAL OPINION WAS HERS. ANTHONY, HE SAID THE ONLY TIME HE HEARD SHE FELT PRESSURE WAS AT THE CABINET SHUFFLE IN JANUARY. AND HE GOT A HINT ON IT FROM JANE PHILPOTT, AND SHE MAY HAVE BLAMED THE SHUFFLE ON THAT. SO TAKE A LISTEN TO GERALD BUTTS, WHO SAID HE WISHED HE HAD KNOWN ABOUT IT ALL BEFORE. TAKE A LISTEN.>>AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE REALLY DIDN’T FEEL THAT ANYBODY WAS DOING ANYTHING WRONG. IF THIS WAS WRONG, AND WRONG IN THE WAY IT IS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN WRONG, WHY ARE WE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION NOW AND NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER?>>JULIE, HOW RECEPTIVE WERE THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO HEARING THAT KIND OF MESSAGE?>>Reporter: WE DID ALSO HEAR FROM MICHAEL WERNICK, THE CLERK OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL, WHO WAS BROUGHT BACK FOR TESTIMONY. AND LAST WEEK JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD SAID HE HAD ISSUED VEILED THREATS TO HER ABOUT TRYING TO GET HER ON SIDE ON THE WHOLE SNC-LAVALIN FILE. HE SAYS HE DOESN’T REMEMBER IT THAT WAY AT ALL. TAKE A LISTEN.>>SHE TOOK IT AS A VEILED THREAT, AND IT SEEMS TO ME, SIR, YOU VERY MUCH CROSSED THE LINE IN RESPECT OF AN INDEPENDENT ATTORNEY-GENERAL.>>I RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE. I WAS GIVING HER RELEVANT CONTEXT ABOUT PUBLIC INTEREST CONSIDERATIONS FOR A DECISION THAT WAS HERS TO TAKE, AND I NEVER SUGGESTED CONSEQUENCES FOR HER.>>Reporter: SO, I MEAN, THIS IS VERY INTERESTING BECAUSE THE LIBERALS ON THE COMMITTEE VOTED DOWN THE IDEA OF BRINGING JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD BACK TO DEAL WITH ALL OF THESE CONTRADICTIONS. NOW, SHE SAYS SHE IS WILLING TO DO SO, BUT SHE NEEDS PERMISSION TO TALK ABOUT THAT PERIOD AFTER SHE WAS SHUFFLED. IT’S PRETTY MUDDY, SO THE CONTROVERSY LIVES ON MANY.>>ALL RIGHT, JULIE. I APPRECIATE THAT. THANK YOU.>>YOU’RE WELCOME.>>THAT’S OUR SENIOR REPORTER, JULIE VAN DUSEN, IN OTTAWA.>>WE HAVE 1600 PEOPLE THAT WORK FOR US THAT RELY ON US TO GET THAT PAYCHEQUE EVERY WEEK. AND WE CAN’T FAIL. WE HAVE TO DELIVER.>>HE IS THE SCHOOL DROPOUT WHO THINKS HE CAN SAVE>>WELCOME BACK. A 33rd MULTI-CULTURAL SHOW TOOK OVER HOLY HEART THEATRE IN ST. JOHN’S. IN THE PAST, THE EVENT HAS ONLY BEEN OPEN TO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, BUT THIS YEAR WAS AN OPEN AUDITION.>>MORE THAN 20 ACTORS TOOK TO THE STAGES TO PERFORM, AND OUR VERY NIMBLE JEREMY WAS THERE.>>IT IS AT MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY, AND WE’RE A STUDENT-RUN ORGANIZATION. IT IS BACK FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR, AND WE HAVE 18 PERFORMANCES AND A FASHION SHOW, AND WE’RE EXCITED.>>IT IS KIND OF A 50/50 BETWEEN SINGING AND DANCING, BUT WE ALSO HAVE A FEW INSTRUMENTAL PIECES AS WELL. AND THEY’RE PRESENTING TO THINK ABOUT THE COUNTRIES THAT THE PERFORMERS ARE REPRESENTING OR WHERE THEY ARE FROM, WE HAVE A WIDE RANGE. THERE IS NIGERIA, ZIMBABWE, SRI LANKA, CHINA, AND THE LIST GOES ON. IT HAS DEFINITELY GROWN. WHEN I FIRST CAME HERE AND THE FIRST MULTI-CULTURAL SHOW I ATTENDED WAS IN 2017. AND THAT WAS AT THE FIELD HOUSE. SO IT WAS REALLY DIFFERENT. LAST YEAR WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK HOLY HEARTS, AND THE PRODUCTION HAS IMPROVED GREATLY BECAUSE OF IT. ♪♪♪>>I WILL BE PERFORMING MY SONG. I WROTE A SONG IN INDONESIA, AND INCLUDING HERE WITH A BAND. ♪♪♪>>Reporter: WHAT’S IT LOOK BEING IN A BAND WITH A GUY LIKE GERALD POWER?>>HE IS A REALLY NICE PERSON. WE USED TO WORK IN THE RADIO STATION, AND HE WAS WORKING FOR THE RADIO STATION FOR FREE. SO HE IS DOING A VOLUNTEER JOB TO WELCOME THE REFUGEES AND THE IMMIGRANTS. SO HE IS A REALLY AWESOME PERSON.>>IT IS REALLY EXCITING BECAUSE THE THEME THAT WE’RE GOING FOR IS LET’S EMBRACE AND CELEBRATE THE DIVERSITIY IN THE CULTURE. I THINK THAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT AND EXCITING. YOU SEE SO MANY DIFFERENT FACES, PEOPLE FROM SO MANY DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, SO IT IS REALLY EXCITING. [APPLAUSE] [CHEERING]>>NICE. WELL, A DEFUNCT RECORD STORE THAT HAD BEEN AN INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTION IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS IS ON THE VIRGE OF GETTING ANOTHER SPIN. AND A CANADIAN IS BEING DUBBED THE WHITE KNIGHT WHO IS STEPPING IN TO GIVE IT A REPLAY. CBC’S DIANE BUCKNER INTRODUCES US TO THE ENTREPRENEUR WHO IS HOPING TO RECUE H.M.V.>>Reporter: IT HAS BEEN HERE SINCE 1921, THE ORIGINAL H.M.V. STORE IN LONDON.>>WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I USED TO COME IN HERE EVERY WEEK. I USED TO LOVE IT.>>Reporter: H.M. H.M.V. DECLARED BANKRUPTCY IN THE U.K. LAST NOVEMBER.>>WE’VE GOT OUR BUSINESS.>>Reporter: NOW THE CHAIN MAY HAVE NEW LIFE, THANKS TO A CANADIAN THAT BRITISH PAPERS ARE CALLING A SAVIOR, WHO WILL RESCUE THE COMPANY, BUT DON’T TELL HIM THAT.>>HONESTLY, I FIND IT FLATTERING.>>Reporter: IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO, THIS IS SO-CALLED SAVIOR, DOUG PUCKMAN, A 44-YEAR-OLD BUSINESS SCHOOL DROPOUT.>>THE COSTUMERS LIKE TO ACTUALLY LEAF THROUGH IT.>>Reporter: WE’RE IN ONE OF THE 85 STORES THAT PUCKMAN OWNS IN CANADA, THE SUNRISE RECORDS CHAIN, IT WAS H.M.V. UNTIL 2017. PUCKMAN BOUGHT IT AND BOUGHT EVERY LOCATION AND STARTED TURNING A PROFIT.>>WE KNOW WE DID IT IN CANADA. WE KNOW WE’RE GOING TO DO IT IN THE U.K.>>Reporter: HE’LL NEED ALL OF HIS BUSINESS KNOW-HOW, WHICH HE DEVELOPED HERE AT HIS FAMILY’S TOY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY.>>MY FAMILY STARTED IT 25 YEARS AGO. MY DAD WAS A STEEL WORKER AT STUCCO FOR MANY YEARS. WE MORTGAGE THIS HOUSE WITH MY MOM, AND TOOK $50,000 AND SAID, LET’S TRY IT.>>Reporter: HE STARTED RUNNING THE COMPANY AT AGE 23 AND EXPANDED THE BUSINESS, BUT THE MUSIC BUSINESS, THOUGH, PRESENTS A SPECIAL TYPE OF CHALLENGE. IN LONDON, PUCKMAN IS STARTING TO WORK WITH PRODUCT MANAGERS.>>IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE WE GET MUCH SUPPLY OR SUPPORT.>>THE CHALLENGE IS THE DIGITAL WINDOW.>>Reporter: 100 STORES IN THE U.K. WILL KEEP THE H.M.V. NAME BUT WITCH TO HIS SUNRISE FORMULA. MORE MUSIC-RELATED MERCHANDISE, VINYL SHOWCASED AT THE FRONT OF THE STORE, WIDER SELECTION.>>WE’VE GOT 1600 PEOPLE THAT WORK FOR US THAT RELY ON US TO GET THAT PAYCHEQUE EVERY WEEK, AND WE CAN’T FAIL. WE HAVE TO DELIVER.>>Reporter: HE HAS A LOT OF WORK TO DO TO EARN HIS SAVIOR STATUS. DIANE BUCKNER, VEHICLES CBC NEW, HAMILTON, ONTARIO.>>WHAT DO YOU KNOW?>>THE REBIRTH OF VINYL, WHO KNOWS. HE LOOKS PRETTY CONFIDENT.>>IT COULD>>MEET CALEB.>>I BLAME THE DOCTORS FOR IT. I BLAMED GOD. I WAS MAD ABOUT THE THINGS I DIDN’T SAY, AND WISHED I COULD GO BACK AND CHANGE THE MEMORIES WE NEVER GOT TO MAKE.>>LISTEN UP. THURSDAYS ON YOUR LOCAL CBC MORNING SHOW.>>PERHAPS YOU SHARED THIS TODAY — I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU GUYS, BUT I REALLY ENJOYED NOT HAVING TO HANG ON TO THE CAR DOOR WITH DEAR LIFE, OPENING IT TO COME TO WORK THIS MORNING.>>IT WAS A RELIEF.>>NO WIND AND THE AVALON. A BREAK.>>THAT AND THE SNOW WAS SO PRETTY.>>IT WAS A GORGEOUS DAY. EXACTLY WHAT WIND SHOULD BE.>>AND THE CLOCK IS TICKING. IT IS TIME TO SPRING FORWARD.>>IT IS. WE’RE NOTICING WE’RE STARTING TO SEE THESE LATER SUNSETS. BUT BY THE TIME SUNDAY MORNING ROLLS AROUND, WE’RE GOING TO SEE THE CLOCKS SPRING FORWARD, FINALLY.>>THAT MEANS WE LOSE SLEEP, RIGHT?>>WE DO LOSE SLEEP, BUT WE TRADE THAT WITH LATER SUN.>>I’LL TAKE IT.>>WHICH IS EXCITING.>>YOU’RE THE GLASS HALF FULL, AND I’M GLASS HALF EMPTY.>>AS A METEOROLOGIST, I WILL ALWAYS SEE THE GLASS HALF FULL. HERE ARE SOME OF THE SUNSET TIMES. 8 p.m. WILL BE YOUR SUNSET TIME IN LAB WEST AND HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY. AND THAT MEANS ABOUT TWO HOURS MORE DAYLIGHT. THAT IS CERTAINLY MORE GOOD NEWS. FOR PARTS OF THE AVALON, ST. JOHN’S, SPECIFICALLY, AN HOUR AND 49 MINUTES, AND BY MARCH 31st, WE’LL BE SEEING SUNSETS AROUND 7:28. SO THE SPRING IS CERTAINLY NEAR AND THAT’S DEFINITELY GOOD NEWS. AS WE HEAD TOWARDS THE WEEKEND, IT DOESN’T LOOK ALL TOO BAD ON FRIDAY. WE WILL START TO SEE SOME FLURRIES MOVE THROUGH, ESPECIALLY TOWARDS THE EVENING AND AFTERNOON HOURS, AND THAT WILL LIKELY BE IN THE WAY OF SNOW SQUALLS. UP THROUGH LABRADOR, THE WINDS WILL FINALLY START TO EASE AND WE’LL SEE SOME SUNSHINE AS WELL. AND THEN TOWARDS THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON SATURDAY, WE’LL SEE SOME MORE CLOUD COVER MOVE IN. BUT IT DOES LOOK LIKE IT IS NOT A BAD DAY. THE TEMPERATURES ARE STILL GOING TO BE QUITE COLD, THOUGH, SO WE’RE HANGING ON TO THE BELOW SEASONAL TEMPERATURES. -11° IN CORNERBROOK, AND GANDER SITTING AROUND -8, BUT WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE AND CAN RULE OUT THE CHANCE OF A FEW FLURRIES AROUND THE WEST COAST, SOUTH COAST, AND AVALON. AND THROUGH LABRADOR, WE’RE SITTING IN THE MINUS TEENS. -14 FOR LAB CITY, AND -18 IN MAINE, BUT, AGAIN, WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SEE THE STRONG WIND AND POTENTIAL FOR SOME FLURRIES. SO BLOWING SNOW WILL CERTAINLY BE IN THE FORECAST. FRIDAY OVERNIGHT INTO SATURDAY, THERE IS THAT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM, AND IT WILL BRING SOME MORE SNOW THROUGH THE AFTERNOON, ESPECIALLY THROUGH COASTAL AREAS OF LABRADOR, HEADING TOWARDS HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY INTO THE EVENING HOURS. ANOTHER SYSTEM JUST SKIRTING THE AVALON, SO WE CAN SEE THE POTENTIAL FOR KNOW AGAIN SATURDAY NIGHT, AND IT CLEARS OUT TOWARDS SUNDAY MORNING, AND IT LOOKS LIKE A NICE DAY. MAYBE A FEW LINGERING FLURRIES, BUT OVER ALL A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS. AND WE’LL START TO SEE THE CLOUD COVER MOVE IN SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING, AND MAINLY SNOW UP THROUGH LABRADOR, AND THEN WE’LL SEE A CHANGEOVER BECAUSE THE TEMPERATURES WILL JUMP UP ABOVE ZERO, AGAIN, MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. HERE IS A LOOK AT THE FORECAST. THOSE WINDS ARE GOING TO STAY STRONG AGAIN TOMORROW FOR ST. JOHN’S AND EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND WITH GUSTS NEAR 70 KILOMETRES AN HOUR. STAY BREEZY THROUGH FRIDAY. SUNDAY, AGAIN, WE’LL SEE THE SUNSHINE. THEN MONDAY, YOU SEE THE TEMPERATURE HOVERING AROUND THE ZERO DEGREE MARK INTO THE AFTERNOON, OVERNIGHT, JUMPING UP TO POTENTIALLY 6°, AND THE SNOW WILL CHANGE OVER TO RAIN AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY THROUGH PUEST. TUESDAY. FOR CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND, WE’LL SEE THAT SYSTEM A LITTLE EARLIER, AND THEN SEEING CHANGEOVER FROM SNOW TO RAIN. AND THEN THE SAME THING FOR WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND. WE’RE GOING TO HANG ON TO THE COLDER TEMPERATURES UNTIL WE GET TO MONDAY, AND THAT’S DEFINITELY WHEN WE’LL SEE A LITTLE BIT OF RELIEF, BUT WITH THAT WE’LL SEE THAT WEATHER. FOR EASTERN LABRADOR, WINDY TOMORROW, ABOUT TWO TO FOUR CENTIMETRES OF SNOW. COASTAL AREAS WILL SEE THE WINDS CONTINUE AS WELL. WESTERN LABRADOR, BREEZY TOMORROW, ABOUT 20 TO 40 KILOMETRE-AN-HOUR WINDS WITH FLURRIES RIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY, AND THEN LIGHT SNOW ON TAP FOR MONDAY. THAT’S A LOOK AT YOUR FORECAST. WE’LL HAVE YOUR WEATHER PHOTO WHEN I’M BACK. CAROLYN?>>THANKS, ASHLEY. IT HAS BEEN ANOTHER GRIM SEASON FOR MANY BEEKEEPERS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. HUNDREDS OF COLONIES HAVE BEEN KILLED OFF BY PREDATORY WASPS, VIRUSES, AND INFESTATIONS BY MITES HAVE ALSO TAKEN A TOLL. IT IS A MAJOR FINANCIAL SETBACK FOR BEEKEEPERS. MANY ARE BEING FORCED TO BUY NEW BEES TO GET READY FOR POLLENATION SEASON. RAFERTY BAKER HAS THAT STORY.>>THE WASPS HAVE BIT THEM IN HALF.>>Reporter: STEVE BAILEY SIFTS THROUGH 100 COLONIES HE LOST SINCE THE END OF THE SUMMER. WASPS KILLED OFF A THIRD OF HIS HIDE. THE BEES HAVE BEEN CUT INTO PIECES.>>IT WAS DEVASTATING. IT IS ALWAYS DEVASTATING. BEES ARE OUR LIVESTOCK, SO IT IS NO DIFFERENT THAN IF A DAIRY FARMER LOST 100 CATTLE.>>Reporter: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS THAT BAILEY AND HIS BUSINESS PARTNER WILL HAVE TO BUY MORE BEES FROM THE LOCAL CROPS NEED POLLENATING. NOW THAT SPRING IS COME, THEY’RE SCRAMBLING TO CLEAR OUT ALL OF THOSE HIVES, AND GET NEW BEES FROM TASMANIA AND GET READY FOR THE NEW SEASON. BEEKEEPERS GENERALLY DON’T TAKE HONEY FROM A FIRST YEAR HIVE. BEEKEEPER JEFF LEE LOST ABOUT 70% OF HIS 500 HIVES THIS YEAR, MOSTLY TO WASPS, BUT NOT ENTIRELY. LEE RECORDED THIS VIDEO LAST FALL WHEN THE WAPPS ATTACKED.>>I CAN AFFORD THE NORMAL MORTALITY WHEN IT COMES TO HONEYBEES, BUT THIS IS WAY OFF THE SCALE. FROM A PERSONAL AND FINANCIAL POINT OF VIEW, FROM ANYTHING, IT REALLY HURTS.>>Reporter: LEE HAS HAD TO TAKE OUT A $60,000 MORTGAGE ON HIS HOME TO BUY MILLIONS OF BEES FROM AUSTRALIA. B.C.’S TOP BEE AUTHORITY SAYS WASPS ARE A BIG PROBLEM, BUT ONLY ONE OF MANY THAT THE INSECTS TAKE.>>NO QUESTION, THEY CAN HAVE A HUGE OVER ALL IMPACT ON THE BEE POPULATION. IF I LOOK AT THE PROVINCE-WIDE SITUATION, WASPS ARE PLAYING A BIG ROLE, BUT NOT THE PRINCIPLE CAUSE.>>Reporter: THE BATTLE AGAINST WASPS CONTINUES IN DELTA. THEY HAVE COME UP WITH A SOLUTION TO TRY TO KEEP THE WASPS OUT OF THE HIVES AND KEEP THEM FROM KILLING THE BEES. IT IS AN ADVANCED VERSION OF WHAT IS CALLED A ROBBER SCREEN. IT BLOCKS THE ENTRANCE, AND ONLY THE BEES FROM THE COLONY KNOW HOW TO GET IN AND OUT. BAILEY HOPES IT WILL GIVE HIS BEES A FIGHTING CHANCE IF THIS YEAR’S WASPS ARE AS VORACIOUS AS THE ONES THAT ATTACKED LAST YEAR.>>OKAY, IT’S OVER NOW.>>SO MANY BEES.>>AND WASPS.>>IF YOU DON’T KNOW, AND I CAN’T IMAGINE YOU DON’T, BEEKEEPER, DO YOU HAVE WASP ISSUES EVER?>>I HAVEN’T YET. I’VE ONLY HAD BEES FOR ONE SUMMER, SO WE’LL SEE.>>DO YOU HAVE LITTLE PROTECTIVE SCREENS?>>I DO, TO KEEP THE SHRUES AND THE MITES OUT.>>GOOD TO KNOW. SOME OTHER NEWS, AND THIS HAS TO DO WITH OUR VERY OWN JEREMY EATON — HEADING THE WRONG WAY THERE — HE IS STILL OUT THERE –>>HE IS. AND HER IS AT THE BOWERY PARK.>>I FIGURED HE WOULD BE THERE. WE’LL SEE WHAT IS GOING ON NOW. JEREMY?>>Reporter: YES. THANKS FOR THAT LOVELY INTRO. I’M STILL HERE AT BOWERY PARK. THE RACE HAS JUST FINISHED HERE BEHIND ME. I’M STANDING HERE WITH TWO VERY TALENTED AND QUICK RUNNERS. KATIE COX AND MARK DITTEN. KATIE WAS THE FIRST TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE. WHY DID YOU WANT TO TAKE PART OF THIS EVENT?>>I’M VERY FORTUNATE THAT I GET TO GET OUT AND RUN WHENEVER I CAN, AND I FEEL SAFE DOING IT. THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE OUT RUNNING AS WELL, BUT I HEARD ABOUT, LIKE, EVERYONE GETTING OUT IN AFGHANISTAN, HOW THEY CAN’T — IT NOT THE SAME. THEY DON’T HAVE THAT SAFE FEELING RUNNING. SO I REALLY WANTED TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE CAUSE AND SHOW MY SUPPORT FOR RUNNING.>>NOW, MARK, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF GUYS OUT HERE, BUT THERE IS OBVIOUSLY MORE WOMEN THAN MEN. WHY DID YOU, AS A DUDE, WANT TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT THIS?>>I AM A BIG SUPPORTER OF BEING ABLE TO RUN FREE. I LOVE TO RUN INT MORNING AND THE NIGHT, AND JUST HAVING THAT RIGHT IS AMAZING.>>I WAS GOING TO RUN AND ACTUALLY REGISTERED FOR THE EVENT, BUT I’M WHAT THEY CALL A FAIR-WEATHER RUNNER, AND THIS ISN’T FAIR WEATHER. THERE IS SNOW THAT HAS COME DOWN AND THERE IS LOTS OF SNOW ON THE GROUND. WHAT IS IT LIKE RUNNING IN THESE CONDITIONS?>>IT IS DEFINITELY SLIPPERY. I’M USUALLY NOT A WINTER RUNNER, BUT I’M HAPPY I GOT TO GET OUT ALONG WITH SOME GREAT PEOPLE. YOU JUST HAVE TO BE CAREFUL.>>Reporter: ARE YOU A WINTER RUNNER?>>OH, YEAH, YEAR-ROUND. IT’S A WIN.>>Reporter: BOTH OF THEM ARE BEING VERY MODEST, BUT IT WAS A THREE KILOMETRE RACE, AND THEY BOTH RAN FIVE MINUTES A KILOMETRE, AND I CAN’T EVEN DO THAT WHEN IT IS A NICE DAY. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT. THEY BASICALLY CROSSED THE FINISH LINE AND RAN OVER TO CHAT WITH ME. WE’RE GOING TO STEP OUT OF THE WAY, AND EDDIE, CAN YOU GET A SHOT AT SOME PEOPLE CROSSING THE FINISH LINE. THESE ARE THE LAST FEW RUNNERS COMING IN THERE NOW.>>HERE THEY COME.>>I’M OUT OF BREATH AND I DIDN’T EVEN DO ANYTHING. HERE THEY COME NOW. CHEERS FROM THE FANS. [CHEERING]>>THE ACCOLADES OF BEING ON THE LOCAL NEWS. THAT’S IT FOR HERE — THAT’S IT FOR ME ACTUALLY OUT HERE IN BOWERY PARK. THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE A LITTLE RECEPTION AND SO I’M GOING TO THROW IT BACK TO CAROLYN AND ANTHONY IN THE STUDIO.>>IT LOOKS LIKE A LOVELY NIGHT OUT THERE.>>SOME ARE GOING PRETTY FAST AND DOING VERY WELL.>>UH-HUH.>>WELL, THIS WAS A PHOTO OF THE SUNSET THIS MORNING IN AN AREA ON THE WEST COAST.>>DEER LAKE.>>NOPE.>>UGH.>>I’LL TELL YOU WHERE THIS BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE PHOTO WAS TAKEN WHEN WE COME BACK.>>ALL RIGHT, ONE THING DOWN.>>YUP.>>WITH A BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE PHOTO. TAKE A LOOK AT THAT ONE MORE TIME.>>IT IS NIGHT. SUNRISE, NOT SUNSET?>>I MAY HAVE SAID SUNSET, BUT IT IS DEFINITELY A SUNRISE.>>I SEE THE MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND.>>IT’S VERY NICE. I SAW THAT PHOTO, AND I LOVE THAT IT LOOKS LIKE A PAINTING. IT IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS, ESPECIALLY WITH THAT ICE IN THERE. RANDY ALEXANDER CAPTURED THIS GORGEOUS WINTER SUNRISE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SENDING THAT IN. IF YOU HAVE ANY WEATHER PHOTOS, SEND THEM TO US, AND I’LL DO MY BEST TO GET THEM ON.>>I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE FROM COVIC. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE HOUSES. THEY GET SOME PRETTY PHOTOS.>>I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A LITTLE BIT OF VIDEO, HOW DO YOU ACTUALLY GET OUT OF THAT SITUATION. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ONE DOES.>>JESSICA, SEND US AN E-MAIL AND GIVE US A FOLLOWUP. WE WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU MADE OUT. [LAUGHTER]>>ALL RIGHT.>>GOOD NIGHT.>>SEE YOU TOMORROW.>>GOOD NIGHT, EVERYONE.

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