WATCH LIVE: CBC Vancouver News at 6 for Feb. 12 — Snowstorm, Raybould Resignation, Throne Speech


[ ♪♪♪ ]>>TONIGHT ON CBC NEWS VANCOUVER NEWS.>>NICE TO BE TABOGGANING, MAYBE NOT DRIVING.>>Mike: NON-STOP SNOW, CLASSES CANCELLED AGAIN AND ANOTHER STORM IS HEADING OUR WAY. PLUS . . .>>I HOPE IT’S NOT THE CASE THAT THERE WAS INTERFERENCE. I REALLY DO. I THINK THAT WOULD BE AWFUL.>>Peter: VANCOUVER MP SROED RAY QUITS THE CABINET AS THE SNC-LAVALIN CONTROVERSY GROWS. AND . . .>>FOCUS ON MAKING LIFE BETTER AND MORE AFFORDABLE FOR CANADIANS.>>Dan: THE BC GOVERNMENT PLEDGES STRONGER PROTECTION FOR CONSUMERS.>>Announcer: THIS IS CBC VANCOUVER NEWS. [ ♪♪♪ ]>>Anita: GOOD EVENING AFTER THREE DAYS OF ALMOST NON-STOP SNOWFALL ON THE SOUTH COAST, WE’RE EXPECTED FINALLY TO GET A LITTLE BIT OF A BREAK LATER TONIGHT.>>Mike: AFTER ANOTHER DAY OF CANCELLED CLASSES AND DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS, WORD EVEN MORE SNOW IS HEADING OUR WAY THIS WEEK.>>Peter: MORE ON THAT IN A MINUTE, FIRST THE IMPACT FROM THE LATEST STORMS. LIEN YEUNG IS LIVE AT BROADWAY AND ASH IN VANCOUVER. LOOKS NASTY OUT THERE.>>Reporter: IT’S NOT PRETTY OUT HERE, ANITA. STANDING AT A BUSY CORNER WHERE PEOPLE ARE RUSHING TO GET HOME, PART OF THE EVENING COMMUTE AND THIS SNOW HAS BEEN COMING DOWN FAST AND FURIOUS FOR THE LAST HOUR. WE’VE BEEN OUT ALL DAY AND THESE MAIN ROADS HAVE BEEN CLEAR, BUT AS YOU CAN SEE NOW, IT’S COVERED WITH A FRESH LAYER OF SNOW. I’M SURE WE WILL BE GETTING ACCUMULATION TOTALS LATER ON. TRAFFIC IS MOVING RIGHT NOW BUT EVERYONE IS BEING CAREFUL. MINUTES AGO I SAW A BUS OFF TO THE SIDE OF US, IT WAS STUCK IN THE CURVE AND IN FACT TWO PEDESTRIANS CAME OUT TO ACTUALLY PUSH IT BY HAND. NOW, EVERYBODY IS DRIVING VERY CAREFULLY BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T, THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS AS EXPECTED WITH THESE TYPE OF CONDITIONS AND SOME CAN BE DEADLY. EARLY THIS MORNING, POLICE WERE CALLED TO 2 # 28 — 228 STREET IN MAPLE RIDGE, THIS VAN COLLIDED WITH A PEDESTRIAN. THE 85-YEAR-OLD MAN DIED. MOUNTIES SAY WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS ARE CONSIDERED AS FACTORS IN THE CRASH. ACROSS THE LOWER MAINLAND, ACCIDENTS HAVE BEEN PILING UP. AT MITCHELL ISLAND THIS WHITE SUV HIT A DUMP TRUCK, THE TRUCK SCRAPED BY A POWER POLE TAKING A CHUNK OUT OF IT. AND IN PORT MOODY AS A CRUMBLED SUV AND VAN ARE TOWED AWAY, ANOTHER ACCIDENT HOLDS UP ALREADY SLOW TRAFFIC WITH HEAVY SNOW SO LATE IN THE SEASON, IT’S TURNED A SLOW FEBRUARY INTO A BUSY ONE FOR MARCO AND HIS CREW.>>WE TYPICALLY HAVE ABOUT 100 CALLS DURING THE — WHAT WE CALL THE SLOW MONTH, BUT YESTERDAY WE’RE AROUND 160.>>Reporter: THEY’VE BEEN CALLED TO ACCIDENTS, CARS STUCK IN DITCHES, OR ABANDONED UP ON HILLS. MOSTLY BECAUSE OF THESE, FOUR-SEASON TIRES ON WINTERY ROADS. THOSE WITH THE SMOOTHEST COMMUTE TODAY WERE LIKELY TRANSIT RIDERS WHERE CROWDS WERE THIN, BUSES WERE SLOW BUT IN WORKING ORDER AND DELAYS WERE MINIMAL ON ALL SKYTRAIN LINES.>>NOT BAD, ACTUALLY. I LEFT FOR A DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT TWO HOURS EARLY BECAUSE OF THE MESS HAPPENING YESTERDAY AND IT WAS FINE. SO I ENDED UP BEING AN HOUR AND A HALF EARLY.>>NOT AS CROWDED AS I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE. BUT YESTERDAY I DIDN’T EVEN TRY TO LEAVE THE HOUSE BECAUSE I WAS IN CONTACT WITH MY FRIENDS AND LIKE TO GET TO SCHOOL I HAVE TO GO TO LOUGHEED, AND LIKE THEY WERE SENDING VIDEOS OF HOW SLOW IT WAS >>Reporter: SO FULL LINEUPS YESTERDAY WENT OUT THE STATION AND DOWN THE STREET. THAT WAS BECAUSE ONLY HALF THE EXPO AND MEMO LINES WERE RUNNING IN THE MORNING.>>WE HAVE MORE STAFF IN TODAY, WE WERE ABLE TO GET MORE TRAINS OUT ON THE SYSTEM TOO, SO WE WERE DELIVERING A LOT MORE SERVICE TODAY THAN WE DID YESTERDAY THANKFULLY. AND WE JUST, YOU KNOW, IT’S JUST GENERALLY BEEN AN EASIER DAY IN TERMS OF THE LOADS AT STATIONS.>>Reporter: ALMOST ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE LOWER MAINLAND ARE CLOSED, INCLUDING VANCOUVER, SURREY AND ABBOTSFORD AND IT’S A SIMILAR STORY ON THE SOUTH ISLAND. UBC, AFU AND MOST POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS ARE ALSO CALLING IT A SNOW DAY. BUT THAT CALM COMMUTE COULD COULD CHANGE TOMORROW IF EVERYONE HEADS BACK TO WORK AND SCHOOL. IT’LL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW, BECAUSE THIS SNOW IS NOT LETTING UP. EXPECTED TO SEE THE WINTERY CONDITIONS THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT, BUT I GUESS JOHANNA WILL HAVE MORE DETAILS ON THAT FOR YOU OF COURSE. TransLink AT THIS POINT IS CONCERNED. THEY ARE SAYING IF YOU’RE HEADED OUT TOMORROW AND SCHOOLS SAY THEY WILL BE BACK IN SESSION, PLAN FOR LOTS OF EXTRA TIME BECAUSE THE TRACKS ON THE SKYTRAIN ESPECIALLY HAVE BEEN UNDERGOING ISSUES WITH LOTS OF ICE CALIFORNIAS FALLING, SO THEY HAVE TO MANUALLY OPERATE SOME OF THOSE TRAINS. SO IF YOU’RE HEADING OUT, YOU WANT TO BE CAREFUL AND PLAN FOR LOTS OF EXT TIME.>>Mike: THANK YOU, LIEN YEUNG LIVE ON BROADWAY TONIGHT.>>Reporter: OUR SNOWFALL RECORDS ARE BEING BROKEN WITH CONDITIONS FAR WORSE THAN WHAT WE SEE HERE IN METRO VANCOUVER. IN VICTORIA MORE SNOW AS FALLEN MORE THIS MONTH SINCE FEBRUARY OF 1941. TODAY’S SNOWFALL RESULTING IN DOZENS OF CANCELLED FLIGHTS AT VICTORIA AIRPORTS. ON THE ROADS HEAVY SNOW DELAYED BUSES BY UP TO AN HOUR AND LED TO CANCELLATIONS.>>HAVE MULTIPLE SNOW DAYS, UNHEARD OF IN VICTORIA AND WE TAKE IT IN STRIDE, BUT IT’S CERTAINLY SOMETHING WE’RE NOT AS EQUIPPED FOR AS SOME OF THE LARGER CENTRES ACROSS CANADA.>>Peter:. >>Reporter: THERE IS RELIEF WITH SUN FORECAST FOR THE WEEKEND.>>Mike: OF COURSE IF YOU’RE AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THERE’S NO SWEETER PHRASE THAN SNOW DAY. SOUTH OF THE FRAZER REPORTER JESSE JOHNSTON JOINS US FROM ROYAL QUANTLAN PARK.>>SOME DISTRICTS HAVEN’T CANCELLED CLASSES IN MORE THAN A DECADE. WHAT DID THE KIDS GET UP TO AND DID YOU TAKE PART?>>Reporter: WELL, I’M NOT GOING TO GIVE AWAY ALL THAT AWAY. HERE IS THE THING, THIS WAS KIND OF HOT CHOCOLATE DRINKING, SNOWMAN BUILDING, TABOGGANING KIND OF DAY. IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES HERE THE SNOW SWITCHED TO FREEZING RAIN FOR A MINUTE. EVERYONE RETREATED AND GOT OFF THE HILLS AND GATHERED AROUND A HEATER HERE BEHIND ME. TRUST ME, A LITTLE EARLIER ON TODAY, THERE WAS AN AWFUL LOT OF SLEDDING GOING ON.>>MOMMY, WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO IN THE SNOW?>>Reporter: FAITH IS TEN YEARS OLD AND BECAUSE SHE’S A WEST COASTER, SHE DOESN’T HAVE MUCH SLEDDING EXPERIENCE, BUT NOW AFTER SPENDING A FULL DAY ON THE SLOPES SHE’S SO GOOD AT IT THAT SHE CAN GO DOWN THE HILL BACKWARDS.>>WOOOOO!>>Reporter: SHE MASTERED THE ART OF SNOW ARCHITECTURE. LISTEN TO HER VISION FOR THE SNOW HOUSE SHE WANTS TO BUILD IN THE BACKYARD.>>I TRIED TO MAKE A KITCHEN WITH A SINK, WITH DISHES. I MADE A PLATE.>>Reporter: IT’S NOT JUST STUDENTS WHO HAVE THE DAY OFF TODAY. TOM ROBSON DOESN’T HAVE TO GO IN TO WORK. BUT INSTEAD OF SLEDDING, HE’S VOLUNTEERING FOR DELTA’S SNOW ANGELS PROGRAM. HE HAS FIVE ELDERLY NEIGHBOURS AND SHE’S SHOVELLING THEIR DRIVEWAYS.>>THEY’RE SO THANKFUL. YOU KNOCK ON THE DOOR, THEY ANSWER, CAN I MAKE YOU FOOD IN GIVE YOU COFFEE?>>WHILE TOM IS SHOVELLING . . . THE BIGGEST PARTY IN TSAWWASSEN IS HAPPENING AT DIEFENBAKER PARK.>>HERE IS YOUR HELMET. >>Reporter: WHAT CLASS WOULD YOU BE IN RIGHT NOW IF YOU WEREN’T HERE?>>FRENCH IMMERSION. >>Reporter: THIS BETTER THAN FRENCH IMMERSION?>>WAY BETTER. >>Reporter: THEY LOVE IT SO MUCH THEY HOPE THEY GET TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN TOMORROW. JUST ABOUT EVERY PARENT I TALKED TO TODAY WANTS CLASS TO BE BACK TOMORROW, WHEREVER YOU ARE IN METRO VANCOUVER, AND JUST ABOUT EVERY STUDENT I TALKED TO TODAY SAID THEY WOULD GO FOR ANOTHER SNOW DAY IF THEY COULD. TOMORROW MORNING ALL THE DECISION MAKERS ACROSS METRO VANCOUVER WILL GET TOGETHER AND WE’LL HAVE ALL THE DETAILS ON SCHOOL CLOSURES ON THE EARLY EDITION ON CBC RADIO ONE TOMORROW MORNING.>>JESSE JOHNSTON IN SURREY.>>Mike: LET’S BRING IN JOHANNA WAGSTAFFE NOW. A SNOW DAY, AND A SNOW NIGHT IT SEEMS OUT THERE.>>Johanna: YOU SAW THE SNOW FALLING, IT’S FALLING BEHIND ME JUST OUTSIDE THE STUDIO. DISCLOSURE, I AM UNDER A BALCONY, BUT THE FAT FLAKES ARE FLYING AND A LOT OF PRESSURE TONIGHT FOR DECISION MAKERS. I’VE HAD MORE TWEETS FROM HIGH SCHOOLERS AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ASKING ME IF THERE MIGHT BE A SECOND SNOW DAY TOMORROW THAN I’VE EVER HAD WITH THEM BEFORE. AND THE SNOW IS GOING TO END, I’VE GOT TO TELL YOU. LET’S GO TO THE RADAR, THERE ARE ISOLATED POCKETS HAPPENING ACROSS THE CITY. YOU CAN SEE OUT TOWARDS ABBOTSFORD AND MISSION, WE HAVE THIS POCKET OF SNOW. THE LINE THAT HAS JUST COME THROUGH METRO VANCOUVER BRINGING SOME STEADIER ROUNDS TO SOUTH OF THE FRASER AS WELL TOWARDS NORTH BURNABY AND WE’RE SEEING THE FLUFFY FLAKES FLY IN DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER. THESE ARE ISOLATED BANDS AND THIS LOW PRESSURE SITTING OFF THE COAST OF VANCOUVER ISLAND IS WEAKENING, BUT THE COUNTER CLOCKWISE FLOW STILL SPUNNING UP THE BANDS AND THERE’S A CHANCE WE MAY SEE MORE ACCUMULATIONS RIGHT UP UNTIL EARLY HOURS TOMORROW MORNING. REALLY ISOLATED IF WE GET ANYTHING NEW. WE’RE STILL UNDER A SNOWFALL WARNING, I IMAGINE WE’LL SEE THAT DROP THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT, BUT WE MAY END UP WITH 5 MORE CENTIMETRES. THOSE TOTALS ARE VERY LOCALIZED. HARD TO TRACK WHERE THE ISOLATED BANDS WILL SHOW UP. BUT I THINK THAT’S THE TOP END OF THE ACONSUME LIEGSS THAT WE’LL GET TOMORROW MORNING AND TOMORROW IS DEFINITELY A CLEARING FORECAST. CHECK THIS OUT, TAKING YOU THROUGH THE AFTERNOON — THE REST OF THE EVENING, I SHOULD SAY, AND OVERNIGHT, STILL LOOKING AT THE CHANCE FOR SOME OF THE SNOW TO DEVELOP COMING IN OFF THE STRAIT. BY 7 A.M. LING ERGONOMIC FLURRIES POSSIBLE. BUT GENERALLY CLEARING FOR THE AFTERNOON. LOTS OF SUNSHINE IN THE FORECAST, WE JUST HAVE TO GET THROUGH ONE MORE EVENING AND YES THERE IS ANOTHER ONE FOR THURSDAY, BUT WE’LL TALK ABOUT THAT LATER.>>THANKS. [ ♪♪♪ ]>>Mike: A TRAILER FIRE IN COQUITLAM THIS MORNING HAS TRAGICALLY TAKEN THE LIFE OF ONE PERSON.>>RAN OVER HERE AND POUNDING ON THE DOOR AND TRYING TO OPEN THE DOOR, THE FIRE — DIALLED 911. SOMEONE ALREADY CALLED THEM.>>Mike: BLAZE BROKE OUT JUST BEFORE 11 O’CLOCK. COQUITLAM RCMP WERE CALLED TO THE HOME AND FOUND ONE OF THE UNITS FULLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES. THE DECEASED PERSON WAS FOUND INSIDE ONCE THE FIRE HAD BEEN PUT OUT.>>THE FIRE WAS INVOLVED WHEN THE FIRST-IN CREWS GOT HERE. WE COULD SEE IT BLOCKS AWAY. MULTIPLE CALLS. WE KNEW WE HAD A WORKING FIRE BUT CREWS MADE IT HERE IN A TIMELY MANNER.>>Mike: A WOMAN FROM A NEIGHBOURING HOME WAS ALSO TAKEN TO HOSPITAL. THERE’S NOTHING TO SUGGEST FOUL PLAY OR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY. THE PERSON IN THE TRAILER HAS NOT YET BEEN IDENTIFIED. THE INVESTIGATION THERE ONGOING. [ ♪♪♪ ]>>A BOMBSHELL RESIGNATION TODAY SOME ARE CALLING YET ANOTHER RED FLAG.>>Mike: JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD HAS QUIT THE LIBERAL CABINET AFTER ALLEGATIONS THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE PRESSURED HER TO HELP SNC-LAVALIN AVOID CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. THE CBC’S DAVID COCHRANE HAS MORE >>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: OUR GOVERNMENT APPROVED THOUSANDS OF PROJECTS — >>Reporter: A BUSINESS AS USUAL ANNOUNCEMENT ON A NOT SO USUAL DAY WHERE A BACKDROP OF A BUS CAN BE INTERPRETED IN MANY WAYS.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: I’M SURPRISED AND DISAPPOINTED AND DON’T ENTIRELY UNDERSTAND WHY JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD MADE THE DECISION SHE DID.>>Reporter: TRUDEAU INSISTS THERE WAS NO WRONG DOING AND IF THERE WERE CONCERNS WILSON-RAYBOULD NEVER RAISED THEM.>>Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau: IT WAS HER RESPONSIBILITY TO COME FORWARD TO ME THIS PAST CALL AND HIGHLIGHT THAT DIRECTLY TO ME. SHE DID NOT. NOBODY DID.>>Reporter: NEVERTHELESS, IT’S COME TO THIS, LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER SHE WAS DEMOTED, WILSON-RAYBOULD HAS DEPARTED CABINET ENTIRELY, A BODY BLOW FOR A GOVERNMENT THAT PRIDES ITSELF AS A CHAMPION OF WOMEN AND INDIGENOUS RECONCILIATION. HER RESIGNATION LETTER GIVES NO CLEAR REASON FOR QUITTING BUT OFFERS THIS STATEMENT. WHEN I SOUGHT FEDERAL ELECTED OFFICE, IT WAS WITH THE GOAL OF HAVING A PROGRESSIVE VISION OF CHANGE ON BEHALF OF ALL CANADIANS AND A DIFFERENT WAY OF DOING POLITICS. WILSON-RAYBOULD THANKS MANY PEOPLE IN HER LETTER, SHE MAKES NO MENTION OF THE PRIME MINISTER.>>IF IT WASN’T OBVIOUS BEFORE, MISS WILSON-RAYBOULD’S RESIGNATION MAKES IT CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS TRYING TO HIDE THE TRUTH WITH REGARDS TO THE SNC-LAVALIN AFFAIR.>>Reporter: SCHEER IS DEMANDING THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE PRESERVE ALL DOCUMENTS RELATED TO SNC-LAVALIN AND JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD. THE ETHICS COMMISSIONER IS ALREADY INVESTIGATING. THE PUSH NOW IS FOR THE JUSTICE COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO IT. SOMETHING THE COMMITTEE CHAIR WHO HAPPENS TO BE A LIBERAL SAYS HE WILL SUPPORT.>>I AM LEANING TOWARDS THE FACT THAT THE COMMITTEE SHOULD INVESTIGATE IT. CANADIANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE WONDERING, WELL, WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED? SHE JUST RESIGNED? SHE WOULDN’T CONFIRM WHAT HE SAID >>Reporter: BUT TO GET THE ANSWERS THE COMMITTEE WANTS, THE PRIME MINISTER HAS TO WAIVE CLIENT PRIVILEGE SO SHE CAN TALK. HE SAYS IT ISN’T SIMPLE TO DO.>>THERE’S A REAL DANGER OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES, PARTICULARLY BECAUSE THERE ARE TWO COURT CASES ONGOING DIRECTLY RELATED TO THIS MATTER THAT COULD BE IMPACTED BY SUCH A DECISION WE MIGHT MAKE. >>Reporter: WHILE TRUDEAU GETS ADVICE, SO DOES WILSON-RAYBOULD. FOR NOW SHE REMAINS SILENT BUT SHE’S HIRED RETIRED JUSTICE THOMAS CROMWELL TO ADVISE HER ON WHAT SHE CAN SAY IN THE FUTURE. STAY TUNED.>>Mike: WELL, NEW RULES FOR CONCERT TICKET SALES, BETTER OVERSIGHT OF PAYDAY LOAN PRACTICES AND TRANSPARENCY IN BILLING FOR CELLPHONES.>>SOME OF THE PROMISES MADE TODAY BY THE NDP GOVERNMENT. THE CBC’S PROVINCIAL AFFAIRS REPORTER TAN FLECH IS LIVE IN VICTORIA TONIGHT. THE THRONE SPEECH COVERED A LOT OF GROUND, BUT STRONGER PROTECTION FOR CONSUMERS WAS A HIGHLIGHT?>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT AND THIS THRONE SPEECH HERALDED AFFORDABILITY FOR THE PRIORITY FOR THE NDP. AND CONSUMER PROTECTION MEASURES ARE A KEY PART OF THAT. HERE THEY ARE. FIRST OF ALL, THE PROVINCE IS PROMISING A BAN ON MASS TICKET BUYING SOFTWARE. IT’S VOWING TO CONDUCT A LEGISLATIVE REVIEW OF CELLPHONE PROVIDERS AND THE CRACKDOWN ON PAYDAY LOAN PRACTICES, NEW LEGISLATION WILL CAP FEES FOR CASHING GOVERNMENT CHEQUES. NOW, ASIDE FROM THAT A LOT OF WHAT’S IN HERE ISN’T NEW. THEY’RE BUILDING ON THINGS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN ANNOUNCED AND THAT IS PREDICTABLE OR TYPICAL FOR A GOVERNMENT MID-WAY THROUGH THE TERM. LET’S GO BACK TO MORE OF THE POINTS THEY HAMMERED HOME ON THE AFFORDABILITY AGENDA. FOR HOUSING THE PROVINCE SAYS THEY WILL ADD TO THE RENTAL SUPPLY AND FAST TRACK PROJECT APPROVALS FOR LOW-INCOME BRITISH COLUMBIANS IT’S PROMISING A FIRST EVER POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY AND PARENTS THEY’RE PROMISING UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE PROVINCE-WIDE. THEY WERE PRESSED ABOUT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE $10 A DAY DAY CARE AND HERE IS HOW PREMIER JOHN HORGAN RESPONDED.>>WE’VE MADE GREAT PROGRESS, BUT MUCH MORE TO DO, LEGISLATION WILL ENCODE THAT.>>SO IT’S NOT $10 A DAY CHILD CARE FOR EVERYONE THIS YEAR?>>WE HAVE A $10 A DAY PILOT THAT WE ANNOUNCED LAST FALL. WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE SUCCESS OF THAT AND MOVING FORWARD AS QUICK AS WE CAN TO REDUCE COSTS FOR BRITISH COLUMBIANS.>>Mike: TANYA, NOT SPRIEGZLY, THE OTHER LEADERS HAD CRITICISM OF THE THRONE SPEECH. WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?>>Reporter: YEAH, THE MAIN CRITICISM FROM THE OPPOSITION CIRCLES BACK TO THE PROMISE TO IMPROVE BILLING TRANSPARENCY WITH CELLPHONE PROVIDERS. HERE IS LIBERAL LEADER ANDREW WILKINSON.>>I THINK WE ALL KNOW THERE ARE THREE MAJOR CELLPHONE PROVIDERS IN THIS COUNTRY, THEY’RE ALL FEDERALLY REGULATED, EVERYONE KNOWS THAT, JUST LIKE TELEVISION IS REGULATED AND THIS PREMIER DECIDED HE’S GOING TO GO IN ON THE WHITE HORSE AND TELL THE FEDS HOW TO DO THEIR JOB. THEY WILL DRAG THAT THROUGH THE COURTS FOR A DECADE >>Reporter: AS FOR ANDREW WEAVER, HE CALLED THIS A LAUNDRY LIST OF POPULIST ITEMS BUT HERE IS HIS REACTION TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL POINTS.>>PLEASED THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS MOVING TOWARDS CLEAN BC ALTHOUGH IRONICALLY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THAT AND THE IRONY WASN’T LOST ON ME, THEY START TALKING ABOUT LNG. WE MADE IT CLEAR TO GOVERNMENT THAT WE HAVE NO INTENTION OF SUPPORTING ANY LEGISLATION THIS SESSION THAT WOULD ENABLE THE GENERATIONAL SELL OUT EMBADED IN THEIR PLANS FOR LNG >>Reporter: THIS GAVE A NOD TO THE LEGISLATURE SPENDING SCANDAL. IT ENDED SAYING THE FOUNDATION OF PUBLIC TRUST WAS RECENTLY SHAKEN, THIS GOVERNMENT WILL IMPLEMENT REFORMS TO RESTORE TRUST IN THE CORE INSTITUTION AND NOEMENTS AFTER THAT A MOTION WAS PASSED IN THE HOUSE ON THAT FRONT MAKING IT OFFICIAL LINDA REID IS OUT AS THE ASSISTANT DEPUTY SPEAKER AND REPLACED BY LIBERAL MLA JOAN ISAACS. WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR DETAILS TO BE SPECIFIED IN THE PROVINCIAL BUDGET THAT’S SET TO BE DELIVERED NEXT WEEK.>>Mike: TANYA FLETCHER LIVE IN THE CAPITAL TONIGHT.>>FOUR CHARGES HAVE BEEN LAID IN LAST MONTH’S SHOOTING OF A TRANSIT POLICE OFFICER AT THE SCOTT ROAD TWINE STATION. THE CHARGES ARE ATTEMPTED MURDER AND DISCHARGING A BANNED FIREARM. HE WAS ARRESTED AFTER A FOUR DAY MUSTN’T INVOLVING 80 OFFICERS. THE SURREY RCMP IS ASKING ANYONE WITH INFORMATION WHO HAS YET TO SPEAK WITH THEM TO CONTACT THEM AT THAT TIME NUMBER LISTED ON YOUR SCREEN. YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT THEM ANONYMOUSLY AT SOLVECRIME.CA.>>Mike: VANCOUVER POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR A FOUR-TIME FEDERAL OFFENDER WHO’S WANTED AFTER NOT RETURNING TO HIS OFWAY HOUSE. JOSEPH DAVIS IS CURRENTLY SERVING A FOUR-YEAR SENTENCE FOR SEX ASSAULT AND THERE’S A CANADA-WIDE WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST. WHITE, 5’8″, 178 POUNDS, SHORT BLONDE HAIR AND BLUE EYES. TATTOOS ON HIS ARMS. HE WAS WEARING A BLACK RAIN JACKET AND CARRYING A SMALL BACKPACK. IF YOU SEE HIM OR HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT HIS WHEREABOUTS, YOU’RE ASKED TO CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.>>IF YOU WANT TO SHARE OR REWATCH ANY OF OUR STORIES, REMEMBER TO FOLLOW US ONLINE, SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE OR LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE BY SEARCHING CBC VANCOUVER.>>Mike: YOU CAN GET THE LATEST INFORMATION BY FOLLOWING US ON TWITTER AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION ON THE DAY’S STORIES BY WATCHING THIS ONLINE, STREAMING LIVE AND ON DEMAND EVERY DAY. [ ♪♪♪ ]>>Mike: SHE WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA DOING THIS. COMING UP, HOW INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFIED TORONTO’S HIGHRISE CHAIR THROWER.>>GOOD EVENING. A JOINT CBC NEWS AND SPORTS INVESTIGATION IS REVEALING THE SCOPE OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN SPORTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. YESTERDAY WE LAID OUT THE NUMBERS.>>Mike: NOW IN PART 2 OF THE SERIES, IT SHIFTS FROM WAKE-UP CALL TO WHAT DO WE DO NEXT. THE FEDERAL SPORS MINISTER SAYS SHE’S DOING ALL SHE CAN. ONE ATHLETE WHO NEEDED PROTECTION SAYS THAT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH.>>WHAT’S AT STEAK HERE IS LEAVES. >>Reporter: 20 YEARS AGO, ALLISON FORSYTH BROKE HER SILENCE BUT THE FORMER OLYMPIAN WAS WARNED SPEAKING OUT AGAINST HER ALPINE SKI COACH COULD CUT HER CAREER SHORT.>>WHEN I TRIED TO REPORT THE ABUSE HAPPENING FOR ME, ULTIMATELY I WAS ENCOURAGED TO NOT SAY ANYTHING.>>CBC’S INVESTIGATION INTO SEXUAL OFFENCES IN AMATEUR SPORTS SHOWS IT’S A REALITY YOUNG ATHLETES IN THIS COUNTRY STILL FACE TODAY. NOW LEADING SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COUNTRY ARE WEIGHING IN WITH THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE AND CANADIAN PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE SAYING THEY WILL BE VONNING VOICES ON THIS ISSUE AND ATHLETES CANADA CALLING FOR A UNIIED STRATEGY TO ADDRESS ABUSE IN SPORT. MINISTER CHRISTIE DUNCAN ADMITS THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN AND SHE HAS NO ILLUSIONS ABOUT THE CHALLENGES IN FIXING IT.>>IT’S GOING TO TAKE OUR ATHLETES, OUR COACHES, OUR PARENTS, OUR FAMILIES, OUR OFFICIALS, OUR NATIONAL SPORT ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS.>>Reporter: WITH THOUSANDS OF YOUNG ATHLETES COMPETING AT THE CANADA GAMES LATER THIS WEEK, THE MINISTER HAS SET MEETINGS WITH HER COUNTERPARTS. HER HOPE IS THEY COME UP WITH A PLAN TO PROTECT YOUNG ATHLETES.>>WE’RE LOOK AT A CODE OF CONDUCT, WE’RE LOOKING AT CREATING A THIRD PARTY ORGANIZATION AND THERE’S GOING TO BE MORE TO SAY OVER THE COMING WEEKS.>>Reporter: FORSYTH WANTS TO BELIEVE THE MINISTER IS SINCERE AND THAT THINGS WILL CHANGE, BUT SHE NO LONGER HAS PATIENCE FOR THE WAITING GAME.>>I SIT ON THESE CALLS NOW AND WHITE KNUCKLE AND BREATHE AND TRY TO MAINTAIN MY EMPATHY AND RESPONSE VURSZS MY REACTION.>>Reporter: IF TODAY’S REACTION IS ANY INDICATION, SPORTS DIRTY SECRETS AS A MINISTER CALLS THEM, AREN’T SECRETS ANYMORE. DEVON HEROUX, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Mike: FOR MORE ON THAT SERIES, INCLUDING A SHORT DOCUMENTARY ON THE PUSH TO PROTECT CANADIAN GYMNASTS FROM SEXUAL ASSAULT, VISIT YOUTUBE.COM/CBCTHENATIONAL.>>WE’LL BE BACK WITH AN UPDATE ON THE WEATHER IN A FEW MINUTES. [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ]>>Anita: POLICE IDENTIFIED THE WOMAN WHO TOSSED A CHAIR OFF A CONDO BALCONY IN TORONTO.>>Mike: VIDEO POSTED TO SOCIAL MEDIA SHOWS THE CHAIR FALLING FROM DOZENS OF FLOORS ABOVE.>>Peter: INVESTIGATORS SAY PUBLIC ANGER HELPED THEM FIND THE SUSPECT. >>Reporter: AFTER THROWING DHARS THROUGH THE CITY INTO A TAIL SPIN.>>PRISON, SHE COULD HAVE KILLED SOMEBODY. >>Reporter: POLICE SAY THEY KNOW WHO THE WOMAN IS WHO HURLED TWO CHAIRS OFF A HIGHRISE CONDO NEAR THE GARDINER EXPRESSWAYS.>>I WILL TELL YOU THIS, WE RECEIVED A LOT OF TIPS.>>Reporter: A SIMILAR CHAIR TOSSED OFF A TORONTO BALCONY WAS REPORTED IN DECEMBER, BUT DIDN’T PICK UP NEARLY THE SAME PUBLIC OUTCRY. THE ONLINE WITCH HUNT FOR THIS CULPRIT LED TO A NOW DELETED SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT.>>I WON’T BE CONFIRMING WHO THE PERSON IS.>>Reporter: POLICE WON’T SAY HOW LONG THEY WILL GIVE HER.>>WE WANT TO BE FLEXIBLE. THERE’S NOTHING EMERGENT IN THIS.>>SOMEBODY THREW SOMETHING OUT OF THE STANDS. >>Reporter: IN 2016 A MAN TOSSED A BEER CAN DURING A JAYS GAME, IT HAPPENED ON A TUESDAY AND THE POLICE GAVE THE SUSPECT UNTIL THURSDAY NIGHT TO TURN HIMSELF IN. AS FOR THIS INCIDENT, POLICE ARE ALSO INVESTIGATING IF SHE WAS AN AIRBnB GUEST.>>WITH THE AIRBnB THAT CONTACTED AIRBnB OR POLICE CONTACTED AIRBnB.>>WE CONTACTED POLICE. >>Reporter: AFTER WHAT?>>BASED ON WHAT YOU JUST CONVEYED, RIGHT? THERE’S A LOT OF CONVERSATION, WE WANT TO BE HELPFUL. IF THERE’S A CHANCE THIS MAY HAVE HAPPENED AT AN AIRBnB LISTING BUT WE DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO CONFIRM >>Reporter: WE SHOWED THE VIDEO TO THE CONDO BOARD AT 111 BATHURST, ANOTHER DOWNTOWN CONDO.>>WHOA, THAT’S CRAZY. >>THE BOARD SAYS THEIR BUILDING EXPERIENCED PROBLEMS FROM SHORT-TERM RENTALS. LAST YEAR THIS FIRE DESTROYED A SUITE ON 111 BATHURST. IT WAS SPARKED BY A CARE LESLEY TOSSED CIGARETTE. THE BOARD DOESN’T KNOW IF IT WAS A SHORT-TERM RENTER BUT THEY’RE SUSPICIOUS.>>THERE’S REALLY NO CONTROL OVER THE GUESTS AND BECAUSE THEY’RE HOSTED BY PEOPLE THAT WE DON’T REALLY HAVE ANY KIND OF RECORD OR KNOWLEDGE OF. >>Reporter: POLICE TELL US THEY’RE ALSO AWARE OF A SECOND VIDEO THAT SHOWS A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE AND SHOWS MULTIPLE PEOPLE ON THE BALCONY. WHEN WE ASKED IF OTHER PEOPLE COULD BE CHARGED IN RELATION TO ALL OF THIS, POLICE WOULD ONLY SAY AT THIS POINT THEY’RE ONLY FOCUSED ON THE WOMAN WHO THREW THE CHAIRS. CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Mike: WE ARE LEARNING TONIGHT WORKERS RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT A WOOD PELLET PLANT IN EDMONTON BEFORE AN EXPLOSION HAPPENED.>>THREE PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN THE BLAST YESTERDAY. THE CBC’S ANDREA ROTH REPORTS >>Reporter: THE EXPLOSION AT PINNACLE RENEWABLE ENERGY AT ENT WHISTLE WAS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SHAKE HOUSES NEARBY. AMONG THE INJURED WAS A 28-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO WAS AIR LIFTED TO HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION. ANGELA WAS AT HOME NEAR THE PLANT WHEN THE EXPLOSION HAPPENED.>>WE HEARD IT AND FELT IT. LIKE THE HOUSE SHOOK. I THOUGHT A MOOSE RAN INTO THE SIDE OF OUR HOUSE OR A TREE HAD FALLEN ON IT >>Reporter: PINNACLE SAYS WORK AT THE PLANT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED AND THE CAUSE OF THE EXPLOSION IS NOT KNOWN. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SAYS A FIRE BROKE OUT AT THE PLANT IN JANUARY, BUT NO ONE WAS INJURED. WORKER COMPLAINTS RESULTED IN TWO INSPECTIONS IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY. BECAUSE OF THOSE, AN ORDER REGARDING EQUIPMENT SAFETY WAS ISSUED ON THE WORK SITE. THIS ISN’T THE FIRST MAJOR INCIDENT AT A PINNACLE PLANT. IN 2014 AN EXPLOSION IN BC INJURED THREE PEOPLE. THE REPORT FROM WorkSafeBC FOUND COMPANY PROCEDURES WEREN’T FOLLOWED. PINNACLE WAS FINED $56,000. ANDREA ROSS, CBC NEWS, EDMONTON. [ ♪♪♪ ] .>>IT IS ALL ANYBODY IS TALKING ACT, EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT, THE WEATHER, AND THAT’S WHY WE’RE BRINGING JOHANNA WAGSTAFFE BACK HERE NOW. AND HOW ARE WE LOOKING?>>Johanna: FAIR ENOUGH THAT IT’S ALL EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT. THESE ARE IMPRESSIVE SNOWFALL TOTALS WE’RE SEEING ACROSS IS SOUTH COAST THAT BEGAN SUNDAY. I’M STILL WATCHING THE EDGE OF A BAND BRING LAST ROUND — I SHOULDN’T SAY LAST ROUND — BRING A ROUND OF SNOW TO METRO VANCOUVER. LOOKS SNOW GLOBEY OUT THERE, THAT IS THE EDGE OF A BAND THAT THIS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SPUN UP. I DO THINK THERE’S A CHANCE WE MAY SEE A FEW OF THESE INTO THE OVERNIGHT AND INTO TOMORROW MORNING EVEN. WE’RE NOT DONE WITH THE IMPACTS OF THIS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. QUICK LOOK AT THE TEMPERATURES OUT THERE. -1 TOWARDS WEST VAN. -1 AT THE AIRPORT. 2 DOWN TOWARDS VICTORIA. SO THAT COLD AIR STILL VERY MUCH IN PLACE. WE’VE LOST THAT OUTFLOW, THOUGH, BUT THAT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM STILL SPINNING IN THE MOISTURE TO COLD AIR. I JUST WANT TO TAKE YOU THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT, BECAUSE OF THE HIGH RESOLUTION MODELS, THEY’RE INDICATING — HERE IS 7 A.M. — THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED LIGHT SNOW THAT EARLY IN THE MORNING. I KNOW TOMORROW MORNING’S COMMUTE IS TOP OF MIND WITH THE CHANCE THAT KIDS WILL BE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. THERE IS THE CHANCE THAT WE MAY SEE LIGHT SNOW TO START, BUT CLEARING TOWARDS THE AFTERNOON, THERE IS HIGH CONFIDENCE IN THAT. WE WILL SEE SOME SURNGS I’LL GET YOU THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT SYSTEM WHICH IS A DIFFERENT STORY COMING UP LATER IN THE SHOW.>>Announcer: THIS WEATHER UPDATE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR LOCAL RE/MAX AGENT, THE EXPERIENCE, THE TOOLS, THE KNOW HOW, THAT’S THE SIGN OF A RE/MAX AGENT.>>WE’RE CONTINUING TO TRACK THE ICY CONDITIONS AROUND METRO VANCOUVER RIGHT NOW. COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK, WE TAKE YOU BACK TO THE STREETS FOR ANOTHER LIVE LOOK AT THE MESS ON OUR ROADS. [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ]>>Mike: AND WE’RE RETURNING TO OUR TOP STORY. EVEN AS THE SOUTH COAST WORKS TO DIG OUT OF THREE DAYS OF SNOW, MORE SNOW IS FALLING TONIGHT.>>Anita: for the latest on the conditions this evening and for XHULTers what you need to know, Lien Yeung is live at broad street in Vancouver. what are you seeing right now?>>Reporter: WE ARE STILL SEEING THE SNOW COME DOWN AND TRAFFIC IS JUST STARTING TO THIN OUT NOW AS MOST PEOPLE ARE PROBABLY HEADED HOME THROUGH THE EVENING COMMUTE. BUT WE ARE STILL SEEING SOME TRAFFIC DELAYS. SO WEST VANCOUVER, WEST VANCOUVER POLICE HAVE NOW CLOSED THE 22ND STREET ON-RAMP TO GET ON TO HIGHWAY 1 AND THERE ARE LOTS OF DELAYS WITH BUSES. IN FACT, IN SOME DOWNTOWN BUSES THERE ARE WAITS UP TO 45 MINUTES BECAUSE OF POOR ROAD CONDITIONS. SO NOT EXACTLY AN EASY COMMUTE HOME AT THIS POINT, BECAUSE THIS SNOW IS NOT LETTING UP QUITE YET.>>Anita: Leanne, what should commuters, drivers expect tomorrow morning?>>Reporter: THAT IS A BIG QUESTION. THIS SNOW IS GOING TO CONTINUE FALLING THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. THE FORTUNATE THING WITH TODAY IS THERE WAS A BREAK. CREWS HAD A CHANCE TO CLEAR OFF THE MAIN ROADS SO THEY REMAIN MOSTLY CLEAR. THIS FRESH LAYER OF SNOW HAS HAD MOSTLY A MINIMUM MALIMPACT FOR CARS. BUSES HAVE HAD DELAYS, AND SCHOOLS OF COURSE HAVE BEEN CLOSED. ALMOST ALL SCHOOLS ACROSS THE LOWER MAINLAND HAVE BEEN CLOSED TODAY. POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS HAVE MOSTLY BEEN THE SAME. TOMORROW MORNING ALL OF THAT GOES BACK INTO ACTION, THEN YOU COULD SEE THE COMMUTE SLOWED DOWN QUITE A BIT. SOMETHING TransLink IS KEEPING AN EYE ON. THEY’VE HAD ISSUES WITH BUSES AND SKYTRAINS. SHEER WHAT THEY’RE WATCHING FOR.>>KEEPING CLOSE TABS ON THINGS AND ADJUST SERVICE AS NECESSARY. IN THE MEANTIME, IT’S JUST COLD, RIGHT? IT’S BEEN COLD FOR A LONG TIME. KEEP SALTING AND SANDING THE EXCHANGES. ICE IS A REAL ISSUE EVERYWHERE. IT’S FOR SAFETY REASONS BUT ALSO RUNNING THE SYSTEM.>>Reporter: WE HAVEN’T HEARD OF TOO MANY DELAYS ON THE EXPO AND MILLENNIUM LINES TODAY. PROBABLY BECAUSE TRAFFIC IS LIGHT. WE’LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW, SCHOOLS WILL KNOW BY 5:30 TO 6:30 IN THE MORNING WHETHER THEY’RE BACK IN SESSION OR NOT. BUT THE BEST ADVICE IS REALLY TO GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME NO MATTER WHERE YOU’RE HEADED.>>Mike: ALL RIGHT, LIEN YEUNG REPORTING TONIGHT. THANKS.>>Anita: Veteran’s affairs minister and former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has resigned from Justin Trudeau’s cabinet.>>Mike: THERE ARE REPORTS THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE ASKED HER TO INTERVENE IN A MAJOR COURT ACE, SOMETHING SHE HAS NIRT DENIED OR CONFIRMED.>>Anita: we look at how this could hurt the Liberals.>>Reporter: FOR AN IMAGE OBSESSED GOVERNMENT, THIS PICTURE IS EVERYTHING THE LIBERALS WANT TO STAND FOR, BUT THE THREE YEARS SINCE, JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD HAS GONE FROM PMO POSTER CHILD TO ITS BIGGEST WORRY.>>WELL, I USE THE WORD TIME BOMB BECAUSE THIS IS SUCH AN UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION. THE PIN WAS RELEASED TODAY AND WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN.>>Reporter: AMID THE UNCERTAINTY, THERE’S ONE CONSTANT, WILSON-RAYBOULD DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE AFRAID TO CRITICIZE HER POLITICAL MASTERS.>>FOR MY PART AND TO BE VERY CANDID, I’VE BEEN CHALLENGED. BUT I ALSO CHALLENGE CONSTANTLY.>>Reporter: IN A SERIES OF SPEECHES DELIVERED IN THE FALL, SHE QUESTIONED THE GOVERNMENT’S HANDLING OF INDIGENOUS ISSUES.>>GOOD MORNING. >>Reporter: WHEN SHE WAS DEMOTED TO VETERAN’S AFFAIRS IN JANUARY, SHE PUBLISHED A 2,000 WORD STATEMENT SEEMINGLY FORESHADOWING THE CURRENT CONTROVERSY. THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF CANADA MUST BE NON-PARTISAN, MORE TRANSPARENT AND IN THIS RESPECT ALWAYS WILLING TO SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER.>>THIS IS ONTARIO TODAY . . . >>BACKLASH AGAINST THE PRIME MINISTER HAS ALREADY BEGUN.>>PROBABLY WILL NEVER VOTE LIBERAL AGAIN. >>Reporter: SOME CALLERS TO CBC RADIO’S ONTARIO TODAY ARE DISAPPOINTED WITH WHAT’S TRANSPIRED, INCLUDING ALEX JAMESON, A MEMBER OF THE SIX NATIONS COMMUNITY.>>CROSSED MY MIND THAT MAYBE SHE WAS USED TO PROMOTE AN IMAGE OF RECONCILIATION AND THEN WHEN SHE WASN’T SERVING A PURPOSE ANYMORE, WAS THEN DISCARDED. >>Reporter: SOME INDIGENOUS LEADERS ARE ALSO CONCERNED ESPECIALLY AFTER WILSON-RAYBOULD WAS CALLED DIFFICULT AND SELF-CENTRED BY UNNAMED LIBERAL SOURCES IN THE MEDIA.>>AND I THINK THAT FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE ACROSS CANADA WILL REMEMBER THIS AND I BELIEVE THAT WOMEN VOTERS ACROSS CANADA WILL ALSO REMEMBER HOW JODY WILSON-RAYBOULD HAS BEEN TREATED BY THIS GOVERNMENT. >>Reporter: THE LIBERALS NEED THE HELP OF INDIGENOUS AND WOMEN VOTERS TO WIN ANOTHER MAJORITY GOVERNMENT. IF THIS CONTROVERSY DRAGS ON OR GETS WORSE, JUSTIN TRUDEAU COULD LOSE CREDIBILITY WITH BOTH GROUPS. KATIE SIMPSON, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA. [ ♪♪♪ ]>>Mike: 6:37 ON THIS SNOWY TUESDAY EVENING. HERE IS A LIVE LOOK AT DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER TONIGHT FROM THE TOWER CAM AND THE SNOW IS STICKING THERE. IT DID — EXPECTED TO EASE OFF LATER ON TONIGHT, BUT JOHANNA SAYS ANOTHER STORM IS HEADING OUR WAY. HER FORECAST IS NEXT. [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ]>>Anita: all this snow is not stopping people from getting outdoors. we thought we’d look at what’s happening at the Vancouver Aquarium >>Mike: SNOW DAY AT THE AQUARIUM, SNOW DAY FOR THE OTTERS. >>Anita: rescued otters.>>Mike: DO YOU KNOW THEIR NAME IS?>>Lien: I LIKE HOW YOU PRETENDED YOU KNEW THEM.>>Simone: I GOT NOTES. I THINK THEY SHARE THE SENTIMENT OF LAND OTTERS, AKA DOGS, THAT’S WHAT MINE LOOKED LIKE THIS MORNING.>>Mike: LAND OTTERS? IT’S GOOD FOR THEM, THEY GET OUT THERE AND INTERACT WITH THE TRAINERS AND EAT THE SNOW LIKE THAT, RIGHT?>>Anita: more action over in kits. why walk when you can ski.>>Mike: THAT’S A GOOD PLACE TO DO THAT.>>Anita: makes sense today.>>one of our colleagues in Victoria skied into the station there.>>do what you got to do on a day like today.>>Mike: THIS WAS A FRIEND OF OUR EDITORS. THAT’S LOVELY. I WONDER IF THEY CAN KEEP IT GOING THROUGH TO VALENTINE’S DAY>>Mike: A LITTLE CHABLI.>>Anita: it will stick around.>>Mike: I LIKE SEEING THE SILVER LINING TO THE SNOW.>>Mike: THAT IS REALLY COOL. LANGFORD’S PAUL LOUIS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE IGLOO THERE.>>Simone: I HAVE — >>Johanna: I HAVE SOMETHING NEAT TO SHOW YOU. ALL THE PICTURES MIGHT HAVE YOU THINKING, MAYBE IT’S A GOOD TIME TO HEAD TO HAWAII. WINTER IS ONE STEP AHEAD OF US. LOOK AT THESE PICTURES FROM MAUI.>>NO, WHAT?>>Johanna: THIS IS ON THE WEEKEND, A DRAMATIC LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. FAIR ENOUGH THIS IS 1800 METRES BUT THIS IS NOW THE LOWEST ALTITUDE SNOW THAT THE STATE HAS EVER SEEN. IT’S ON THE SOUTHEASTERN SECTION ON THE ISLAND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN TO MAUI. INCREDIBLE STUFF.>>YOU THINK THAT’D JUST ASH — NOT THAT THERE’S A VOLCANO, BUT . . . >>Johanna: EXACTLY. SO RARE TO SEE. WHAT’S THAT HAWAII IS TALKING ABOUT NON-STOP. IF YOU HAD PLANS TO GO THERE, LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS MOVING OUT. STILL NOT A BAD IDEA.>>Mike: IT’LL BE FINE. THERE’S SNOW ON THE TOP OF THAT MOUNTAIN AT TIME.>>Johanna: IT’S HOW LOW IT GOT. NOW THAT WE SOFTENED THE FORECAST UP FOR YOU, LET’S LOOK AT THE TIMELAPSE THIS MORNING. YES, IT WAS COMING DOWN AT THE SAME RATE WE’RE SEEING ACROSS PARTS OF METRO VANCOUVER THIS EVENING. STILL GETTING THE ISOLATED BANDS, WHICH I THINK NOW WE SHOULD MAKE A T-SHIRT NAME, I’VE SAID IT ENOUGH TIMES TONIGHT. ISOLATED BANDS CONTINUE OVERNIGHT AND INTO TOMORROW MORNING. ANOTHER PLACE GETTING HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT, I JUST WANTED TO SHOW YOU THE SATELLITE RADAR FOR THE EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY. YES, THEY’VE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF SNOW, USED TO THIS KIND OF SNOW, BUT THIS IS GOING TO BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW EVENT YET THIS WINTER FOR OTTAWA AND MONTH. UP TO 40 CENTIMETRES BY THIS TIME TOMORROW AND TORONTO, MOST SCHOOLS HAD A SNOW DAY TODAY. OTTAWA AND MONTRÉAL ALREADY DECLARING SNOW DAYS FOR TOMORROW. YOU CAN SEE THE WINTER STORM WARNINGS IN PLACE ALL THE WAY OUT TO ATLANTIC CANADA. SO HAD A FEW TWEETS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH PEOPLE SAYING WHY DON’T WE GO AHEAD AND CALL IT A NATIONAL SNOW DAY TOMORROW? WE’RE SHARING IN THE SOLIDARITY AND IT’S COLD AIR IN PLACE FOR ALBERTA RIGHT THROUGH SASKATCHEWAN AND INTO MANITOBA. I SHOULDN’T LEAVE OUT SOUTHEASTERN BC BECAUSE WE ARE INTO THE WINTER TOMORROW STORM WARNING FOR THE KOOTENAYS, 30 CENTIMETRES FOR HIGHWAY 3 AS WE HEAD OUT TOWARDS WEST KOOTENAY. STILL SEEING SNOW DOWN TO THE VALLEY FOR THE OKANAGAN AND SOUTH THOMPSON TONIGHT. PICKED UP 10 CENTIMETRES IN KELOWNA. YOU COULD DOUBLE THAT BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON. WE HAVE THE SNOWFALL WARNINGS OUT HERE ON THE SOUTHWEST COAST. AGAIN, THE ISOLATED BANDS MAY BRING ANOTHER 2 TO 5 CENTIMETRES. HERE IS THE FORECAST SNOWFALL TOTALS RIGHT THROUGH TO TOMORROW MORNING, WHEN I THINK THE SNOW WILL FINALLY EASE. YOU CAN SEE WE’RE LOOKING AT TRACE TO 5 CENTIMETRES. BUT THAT’S ON TOP OF EVERYTHING WE’VE ALREADY GOT. OKAY, I GOT TO GET YOU TO THE LONG RANGE. HOPING FOR SUN BY THE AFTERNOON AND THE SUN MAY START TO MELT THINGS EVEN THOUGH TEMPERATURES ARE FAIRLY COOL. THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY, THIS SYSTEM IS GOING TO BRING A WARM-UP AS YOU CAN SEE THROUGH THE FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY TEMPERATURES, BUT I THINK THERE’S SNOW MIXED IN THERE. PROBABLY A HIGH IMPACT EVENT FOR THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING COMMUTE. WATCH THAT ONE CLOSELY BUT I’LL LET EVERYONE ENJOY A SUNNY AFTERNOON TOMORROW FIRST.>>THANKS. THINK WE DESERVE IT.>>Mike: THANKS, JOHANNA.>>Announcer: THIS WEATHER UPDATE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY RE/MAX. WHAT’S YOUR HOME WORTH? FIND OUT WITH OUR INSTANT VALUATION TOOL AT RE/MAX.CA.>>Mike: ONE OF THE MOST HIGH PROFILE DRUG TRIALS COMES TO A CLOSE. THE VERDICT FOR E [ ♪♪♪ ]>>HI, I’M AMY BELL. JOIN CBC VANCOUVER ANITA BATHE AS SHE HOSTS THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS ON MARCH 8TH. AND CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH JOER MacAT WEST COAST EAST EQUALITY BREAKFAST. GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY. AND FOR MORE ON THOSE EVENTS CHECK US OUT ONLINE CBC.CA/BC. [ ♪♪♪ ]>>Anita: WE ARE CERTAINLY NOT THE ONLY PLACE IN CANADA GRAPPLING WITH A BLAST OF WINTER WEATHER.>>Mike: NASTY STORM IS HAMMER ING TORONTO BRINGING WITH IT FREEZING TEMPERATURES AND A DUMP OF SNOW.>>Anita: RESIDENTS ARE COPING AS BEST AS THEY CAN.>>Reporter: THESE SEVEN LETTERS WERE THE ONLY COLOURFUL SIGHT IN TORONTO TODAY. EARLY THIS MORNING, THICK WHITE FLAKES, BLOWING SIDEWAYS BLANKETED THE CITY, MAKING SIMPLE TASKS LIKE JUST WALKING A CHALLENGE.>>IT’S A BIT COLD AND WINDY. THE SNOW HURTS A BIT WHEN YOU’RE WALKING THROUGH IT.>>BRUTAL. IT’S COLD, IT’S ICY, IT’S WINDY.>>THE WEATHER IS REALLY BAD. >>Reporter: STILL, SOME FOR MORE ADVENTUROUS THAN OTHERS.>>I COULD HAVE WALKED IN THE PATH, BUT I FIGURED I’M DRESSED FOR IT, GET FRESH AIR, WHY NOT?>>Reporter: THE ONE-TWO PUNCH OF SNOW AND THEN ICE PROMPTED THE TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD TO CLOSE SCHOOLS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EIGHT YEARS. MANY OTHERS CHOSE TO STAY HOME TOO. SOME MAIN ROADS WERE RELATIVELY QUIET AND MANEUVERING THE SLIPPERY CONDITIONS WAS JUST HALF THE BATTLE. HOW HAS IT BEEN FOR VISIBILITY SO FAR ON THE ROADS?>>IT’S WINDY, YOU KNOW, YOU CANNOT SEE.>>WE ARE PUTTING WINDSHIELD WASHER, WE NEED IT BECAUSE OF SNOW.>>Reporter: AT 7:45 THIS MORNING THE CITY SAYS SALTING BEGAN, THEN AFTER SNOW BEGAN ACCUMULATING, THE PLOWS HIT THE STREETS. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE NUMBERS. HOW MANY PLOWS AND SALTING TRUCKS ARE OUT THERE TODAY?>>IT’S OUR FULL COMPLEMENT, WE HAVE 1100 PIECES OF EQUIPMENT, 200 SALTERS, 600 ROAD PLOWS AND 300 SIDEWALK PLOWS. >>Reporter: THE TTC SAYS THE MORNING COMMUTE WENT AS NORMAL AS IT COULD. IT HAD 60 BUSES ON STAND BY TO REPLACE STREETCARS THAT MIGHT HAVE ISSUES THIS EVENING. BASIC WINTER TOOLS LIKE SALT BECAME A HOT COMMODITY TODAY. MANY LOCATIONS INCLUDING THIS ONE WERE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT OF SALT. WHAT DO WE HAVE IN HERE?>>IT’S THE SALT, WHAT’S LEFT.>>Reporter: BACK DOWNTOWN AT HARDWARE, BAGS UPON BAGS OF SALT, BUT THEY’RE GOING FAST, SO ARE THESE. DO YOU THINK SOME PEOPLE LEAVE IT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE?>>I THINK SO, YEAH.>>Anita: FERRY MER IN TORONTO.>>Mike: JUST LIKE HERE. EL CHAPO IS FACING LIFE BEHIND BARS.>>Anita: HIS THREE MONTH TRIAL ENDED IN CONVICTIONS ON MULTIPLE CHARGES. THE CBC’S ELLEN MAURO HAS MORE.>>Reporter: THIS WAS THE RAID THAT FINALLY BROUGHT EL CHAPO TO JUSTICE, AND NOW THE KINGPIN REAL NAME JOAQUIN GUZMAN WILL LIKELY SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE BEHIND BARS.>>THE JURY FOUND THAT GUZMAN LED THE SINALOA CARTEL, THE LARGEST AND MOST DANGEROUS DRUG CARTELS IN THE WORLD. >>Reporter: GUZMAN IS MEXICO’S MOST INFAMOUS DRUG LORD. HIS CARTEL, THE BIGGEST SUPPLIER OF DRUGS TO THE U.S. IN NEARLY THREE MONTHS OF EXTRAORDINARY TESTIMONY, OFTEN SOUNDING MORE LIKE A SOAP OPERA THAN REAL LIFE, THE JURY HEARD HOW GUZMAN’S OPERATIVE SMUGGLED 200,000 TONS OF DRUGS UNDERGROUND AND EVEN IN FAKE BANANAS. THERE WERE GRUESOME MURDERS CARRIED OUT ON HIS ORDERS AND ALLEGED THAT GUZMAN DRUGGED AND RAPED GIRLS AS YOUNG AS 13 CALLING THEM HIS VITAMINS.>>TODAY’S VERDICT IS JUSTICE, IT’S JUSTICE FOR THE MANY THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF VICTIMS OF OVERDOSE. IT’S JUSTICE FOR THEIR FAMILIES, JUSTICE FOR THEIR FRIENDS, FOR THEIR COMMUNITIES, FOR THEIR TOWNS AND FOR THEIR CITY. [ applause ].>>Reporter: GUZMAN IS ALSO ACCUSED OF OFFERING A $130 MILLION BRIBE TO MEXICO’S FORMER PRESIDENT ENRIQUE PENA NIETO. HIS FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF DENIED THE CLAIM. GUZMAN EVADED PROSECUTION FOR DECADES, ESCAPING JAIL TWICE, ONCE RIDING A MOTORCYCLE THROUGH THIS TUNNEL TO FREEDOM. HIS LUCK SEEMS TO HAVE RUN OUT. BUT WHILE LAW ENFORCEMENT CELEBRATES WINNING THIS BATTLE, THE MEXICAN DRUG WAR THAT HAS KILLED MORE THAN 100,000 PEOPLE OVER THE LAST DECADE RAGES ON. ELLEN MAURO, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Anita: ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTERS TOOK TO THE STREETS OF VENEZUELA AGAIN TODAY, DEMANDING THE OUSTER OF PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO.>>Mike: THE BIGGEST DEMONSTRATION WAS IN THE CAPITAL AND ADRIENNE ARSENAULT WAS THERE.>>Reporter: WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, THAT’S THE VOICE OF JUAN GUAIDO WHO IS ON THE STAGE TALKING TO PEOPLE HERE. THERE WERE FIVE OPPOSITION MARCHES, FIVE DEPARTURE POINTS, THEY CONGRESS GAITED HERE AT THIS SQUARE. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN STANDING IN THE BURNING SUN LISTENING TO HIM. ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS HE SAID WHEN HE GOT TO THE STAGE WAS THANK THE COUNTRIES THAT SUPPORTED HIM. HE MENTIONED CANADA AND AUSTRALIA FIRST, INTERESTINGLY HE DID NOT MENTION THE UNITED STATES AT ALL. HE — UNLESS I’M MISTAKEN. HE TALKED ABOUT THE HUMANITARIAN AID THAT HE’S BEEN TRYING TO GET IN. HE SAYS HE MANAGED TO GET VITAMINS INTO THE COUNTRY, NO ONE IS CLEAR HOW THAT HAPPENED. HE SAYS HE’S OPENING UP A NEW CARGO POINT FOR HUMANITARIAN AID SOMEWHERE IN BRAZIL, SOMEWHERE THERE’S AN ISLAND IN THE CARIBBEAN THAT’S WAITING. BUT STILL IS FACT IS THIS BIG, YOU KNOW, GROUP OF HUMANITARIAN AID HAS NOT YET COME INTO THIS COUNTRY. WHAT MAKES ALL THIS VERY INTERESTING IS THAT YES THERE’S ENTHUSIASM, THERE’S ENERGY AND SOLIDARITY, MAKING THIS MOMENTUM, BUT IT’S NOT AT ALL CLEAR WHETHER ANY OF THIS WILL BE ENOUGH TO OUST THE LEADER WHO JUST DOES NOT WANT TO GO AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT JUAN GUAIDO KNOWS VERY WELL. ADRIENNE ARSENAULT, CBC NEWS.>>Anita: A WOMAN IN HALIFAX HAS 108 REASONS TO CELEBRATE. SHE’S MARKING A SPECIAL BIRTH DATE THAT MAKES HER ONE OF THE OLDEST PEOPLE IN CANADA. WE TAKE [ ♪♪♪ ]>>Mike: OKAY, THERE ARE MILESTONE BIRTHDAYS AND THEN THERE’S WHAT NOVA SCOTIA’S AVA ROBOCHAUD WAS CELEBRATING TODAY.>>Anita: SHE WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 12TH, 19 # # — 1911, SHE’S 108 YEARS OLD.>>Johanna: THE CELEBRATION WAS HELD IN NOVA SCOTIA. COLLEEN JONES WAS THERE >>Reporter: SHE HAD BOTH BIRTHDAY LOBSTER AND CAKE TODAY AT HER FAVOURITE SEA FORT HOOD PLACE. AT 108, SHE’S STILL GOING STRONG.>>I NEED TO KNOW THE SECRET TO LIVING TO 108.>>OH [ Laughter ]. I DON’T TELL EVERYBODY.>>Reporter: HER GRANDDAUGHTER SUE THINKS SHE KNOWS WHY HER GRANDMOTHER HAS LIVED SO LONG.>>SHE’S FUNNY. WHEN I ASKED HER TO YESTERDAY, SHE SAID EAT OATMEAL EVERY DAY FOR BREAKFAST AND IS THERE GOING TO BE BEER AT MY BIRTHDAY PARTY [ Laughter ].>>YOU LOOK AT THIS PICTURE OF YOUR MOM –>>ISN’T SHE INCREDIBLE?>>YEAH. >>Reporter: GOING THROUGH A CENTURY PLUS OF OLD PHOTOS, HER DAUGHTER KATHERINE. HOW OLD ARE YOU NOW?>>I’M 8 # — 82. >>Reporter: WHAT’S YOUR BEST ADVICE YOUR MOM EVER GAVE YOU GROWING UP? WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER THE MOST?>>WENT TO CHURCH, PRACTICED A GOOD LIFE, NO EXCESS OF ANY SORT, TOOK CARE OF YOUR FAMILY, THAT WAS HER MEANING IN LIFE. >>Reporter: IN EDITION TO KATHERINE, EVA HAD RICHARD AND GEORGE. HER KIDS, WELL, THEY’RE ALL IN THEIR 80S. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE SECRET TO YOUR MOM’S LONGEVITY IS.>>I THINK IT’S IN THE GENES OF THE FAMILY. >>Reporter: YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE MEMORY?>>WELL, I THINK THE MOST FAVOURITE ONE I HAD WAS WHEN I HAD MY FIRST BABY.>>Reporter: THE FIRST BABY? WAS THAT RICHARD?>>MY BOY. >>Reporter: WAS THAT RICHARD?>>SHE IS A HUGE INSPIRATION TO ME AND I JUST FEEL I’M IN MY 50S AS WELL, I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL AND BECAUSE OF HER BEING SO SUCCESSFUL, I ALWAYS FELT THAT I COULD DO WHATEVER I WANTED AND YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD. >>Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE RECORD BOOKS, SHE’S THE 22ND OLDEST PERSON IN CANADA. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EVA. COLLEEN JONES, CBC NEWS.>>Anita: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EVA. GOOD GENES IN THE FAMILY. SHE DOES NOT LOOK 108.>>Johanna: NO!>>Anita: HER DAUGHTER 82.>>Mike: OATMEAL AND BEER.>>Johanna: WRITING THIS DOWN, RIGHT?>>Mike: I ASKED AN ELDERLY FRIEND OF MINE, HOW IS LIFE, AND HE SAID, IT’S TAKING FOREVER. 108, THAT’S GREAT. THAT’S FANTASTIC. WHAT DO WE GOT? SNOW OTTERS AGAIN?>>Anita: CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THOSE GUYS.>>Mike: OH, YEAH.>>Anita: JUST WATCH THE VIDEO ON LOOP.>>Johanna: LET US ALL HAVE A BIT OF SNOW OTTER IN US TOMORROW MORNING.>>Mike: THANKS FOR WATCHING, HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.>>Anita: WE WANT TO SEE THE PICTURES OF YOU ROLLING AROUND.>>Johanna: OH, YEAH. [ ♪♪♪ ]

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