Here & Now Wednesday September 11 2019


>>Announcer: THIS IS CBC “HERE & NOW.” (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: IN EVERY ELECTION AS CANADIANS WE GET TO MAKE AN IMPORTANT CHOICE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY.>>JUSTIN TRUDEAU THINKS THAT THERE’S ONE SET OF LAWS FOR HIM AND HIS POWERFUL FRIENDS, AND ANOTHER SET OF LAWS FOR HARD-WORKING CANADIANS LIKE YOU.>>Anthony: ANOTHER FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN IS KICKING OFF AND TONIGHT WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IS SHAPING UP TO BE THE TIGHTEST RACE OF THE CAMPAIGN IN THIS PROVINCE. AND THE RIDING OF ST. JOHN’S EAST.>>I THINK THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT CANADIANS’ CHOICE FOR THE FUTURE.>>WHO DO THEY WANT TO SEND TO OTTAWA?>>PEOPLE WANT A SOLID REPRESENTATIVE IN OTTAWA, TO BE A STRONG VOICE FOR THEM.>>Anthony: GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO “HERE & NOW.” I’M ANTHONY GERMAIN. WE’RE GOING TO THE POLLS ON OCTOBER 21st TO ELECT A NEW FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. (♪♪♪)>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE’VE ALL GOT A CHOICE TO MAKE — KEEP MOVING FORWARD AND BUILD ON THE PROGRESS WE’VE MADE. OR GO BACK TO THE POLITICS OF THE HARPER YEARS.>>Anthony: THE PRIME MINISTER WENT TO RIDEAU HALL THIS MORNING TO ASK THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL TO DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT, AND JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S LIBERALS ARE NOW LOOKING FOR A SECOND TERM.>>OVER THE NEXT FIVE WEEKS OR SO WE’LL BE OUTLINING OUR VISION FOR THE COUNTRY.>>Anthony: FOR THE CONSERVATIVES IT’S A BID TO WIN BACK POWER. LEADER ANDREW SCHEER IS ON THE ATTACK. HE STARTED CAMPAIGNING FOR HIS CONSERVATIVE PARTY EVEN BEFORE THE CALL WAS MADE. MANY PARTIES DID. IT’S HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN AS LEADER.>>IT’S CLEAR THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU ISN’T WHO HE PRETENDED TO BE. THE CONSERVATIVES ARE NOT THE ANSWER.>>Anthony: AND IT’S ALSO JAGMEET SINGH’S CAMPAIGN ASSED LEADER OF THE NEW DEMOCRATS AND HE TOOK AIM AT THE FRONT-RUNNERS, THE LIBERALS AND THE CONSERVATIVES.>>WE ARE GOING TO STAND FIRM, THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT TELLING THE TRUTH TO CANADIANS ABOUT HOW SERIOUS THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY REALLY IS AND WE DO THAT IN ORDER, NOT TO CREATE FEAR. WE DO THAT IN ORDER TO GIVE EVERYONE HOPE.>>Anthony: NOW THIS IS NOT ELIZABETH MAY’S FIRST CAMPAIGN. SHE WAS IN VICTORIA AT A RALLY WITH A NUMBER OF LOCAL CANDIDATES. MAY LAUNCHED HER CAMPAIGN WITH AN ATTACK ON WHAT SHE SAYS IS THE GOVERNMENT’S ENVIRONMENTAL HYPOCRISY. THERE ARE SIGNS HERE AT HOME THAT AN ELECTION IS UNDERWAY. SIGNS UP FOR JACK HARRIS AT THE N.D.P. HEADQUARTERS IN ST. JOHN’S EAST. NOW INSIDERS CONSIDERED THIS A BATTLEGROUND RIDING. HARRIS IS TRYING TO GET HIS OLD JOB BACK. HE LOST LAST TIME TO LIBERAL NICK WHALEN WHO SERVED AS THE M.F. FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS AND HE’S RUNNING AGAIN FOR THE LIBERALS. THE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE IS JODIE WALL, THE MAYOR OF POOCH COVE. AND ALL THREE CANDIDATES CAME TO OUR STUDIO LATE THIS AFTERNOON.>>WE HAVE A FUTURE PROPOSED BY OUR PARTY, FROM OUR NATURAL RESOURCES INDUSTRY, PURSUED SUSTAINABLY, IN ORDER TO TRANSITION TO A CLEAN ECONOMY.>>THE LAST TIME THERE WERE EXPECTATIONS ABOUT DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY. I THINK THAT PEOPLE WERE DISAPPOINTED WITH MR. TRUDEAU AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HE DID AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HE DIDN’T DO. AND WE HAVE SEEN CONCERNS ABOUT S.N.C.-LAVALIN AND WHOSE SIDE IS THE GOVERNMENT REALLY ON?>>WE HAD A MEETING WITH WASTE WATER AND THE NEW REGULATIONS ARE COMING NOW TO MUNICIPALITIES. THESE ARE SOMETHING THAT THE MUNICIPALITIES IN THIS SHAPE AND FORM, WE CANNOT HANDLE. WE’RE GOING TO NEED A LOT OF HELP FROM OTTAWA.>>Anthony: WE’LL HAVE THAT FULL DISCUSSION WITH THE CANDIDATES IN ST. JOHN’S EAST IN ABOUT 5 MINUTES AND THOSE CAN — 25 CANDIDATES AND THEY HAVE TO HAVE THE VOTERS TO CAST BALLOTS FOR THEM. HERE’S WHAT SOME VOTERS SAY THEY WANT TO HEAR FROM THE POLITICIANS DURING THIS CAMPAIGN –>>IT’S EXCITING, HAD A NICE BUZZ AROUND THE COUNTRY AND THE PROVINCE. SO, YEAH, IT’S FUN.>>I THINK THAT THIS WAS COMING. I WAS EXPECTING THIS. SO IT DOESN’T REALLY SHOCK ME THAT THIS ELECTION IS COMING BECAUSE I THINK THAT FOR MONTHS WE HAVE BEEN SORT OF — IT’S BEEN DROPPING FOR QUITE SOME TIME. SO I’M NOT SHOCKED BY THAT. DO I WANT MORE OPTIONS? YES.>>I DON’T HAVE MUCH FAITH IN OUR LAST ELECTION, WE SHOULD HAVE HAD THE GREATEST OF ALL. AND WE HAVE A LIBERAL GOVERNMENT AND WHAT HAVE WE HAD TO SHOW FOR IT IN THE LAST NUMBER OF YEARS? FOR ME I LOOK FORWARD TO ONE OF THEM COMING AT THE DOOR AND HAVING A LITTLE TALK ABOUT SOME ISSUES. AND WHAT THE BIG ISSUE IS, EITHER SIDE IS GOING TO BE MITIGATION FOR MUSKRAT FALLS.>>I THINK THAT MUSKRAT FALLS HAS TO BE BROUGHT INTO THIS SOMEHOW. OUR CANDIDATES DON’T SEEM TO BE SAYING MUCH. I DON’T HEAR MUCH FROM ANYBODY ON MUSKRAT FALLS AND ONLY ON THE LOCAL NEWS, AND THAT’S NOT VERY MUCH. AND IT’S A RESTRICTED ISSUE BUT IT’S AN IMPORTANT ISSUE AND IT AFFECTS EVERYBODY — EVERYONE IN THIS PROVINCE WILL BE AFFECTED. EVERY BIT OF STUFF COMING IN HERE IS GOING TO BE AFFECTED AND ALL OF THE STUFF GOING OUT IS AFFECTED. REALLY, WE HAVE SO MUCH PRODUCT THAT WE DON’T NEED, WHAT WILL WE DO WITH IT? IT’S ASTOUNDING WHAT THEY’VE DONE. (♪♪♪)>>Ashley: WELL, THE TEMPERATURES HAVEN’T REALLY MOVED MUCH OFF THE LAST COUPLE DAYS. STILL SITTING IN THOSE TEENS ACROSS THE BOARD. 14° IN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY. AND NAIN IS SITTING AT 13° TODAY AS WELL. AND SO SIMILAR TEMPERATURES NOW. IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A WET DAY AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO BE A WET EVENING AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT. WE CAN SEE THOSE SHOWERS MAKING THEIR WAY, NOT QUITE FOR THE METRO AREA YET. BUT THEY ARE ON THE WAY AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NIGHT TONIGHT AND I’LL TELL YOU HOW MUCH RAIN IS ON THE WAY AND HOW LONG IT WILL STICK AROUND AND WHAT TO EXPECT AS WE HEAD TOWARDS THE WEEKEND, COMING UP. (♪♪♪)>>Anthony: LET’S CHECK IN WITH JEREMY EATON AT THE ICEBERG ALLEY TENT. THAT MUSICAL FESTIVAL IS SET TO TAKE THE STAGE IN JUST A LITTLE BIT. SO, JEREMY, JUST WHO IS ON TONIGHT AND PLAYING?>>Reporter: WELL, THERE’S A NUMBER OF ACTS PLAYING. BUT WE’RE STANDING HERE AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE STARTING TO FILE IN. THERE’S THE BAND — THE SHOW WILL OPEN UP TONIGHT WITH A LOCAL BAND CALLED “THE NOVAK” AND THEY HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG, LONG TIME AND THEY SHOULD DRAW A CROWD. BUT WHAT I WANT TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO IS HOW COOL THIS VENUE IS. THIS HAS TO BE ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE CONCERT VENUES, NOT ONLY IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, BUT ALL OF CANADA AND IF NOT NORTH AMERICA. YOU HAVE THE BEAUTIFUL TENT AND THE NICE PLYWOOD FLOOR AND IT’S LIKE CAMPING BUT IT’S GLAMOUROUS. LIKE A GLAMPING SCENE BUT IT’S A GREAT CONCERT SHOWCASE. AND THE NOVAKS SHOULD GO ON SOON BUT WE’LL SPEAK WITH THE MAN WHO STARTED THIS, JOHN STEELE, AND HEAR A BIT ABOUT THE HISTORY ABOUT WHERE THE TENT CAME FROM AND HOW HARD IT IS TO BOOK ACTS FOR 11 DAYS DURING THIS CONCERT FESTIVAL. ANTHONY?>>Anthony: ALL RIGHT, JEREMY EATON, WE’LL CHECK IN WITH JEREMY THROUGHOUT “HERE & NOW” TONIGHT. A TOUGH ASSIGNMENT FOR JEREMY.>>>A ST. JOHN’S WOMAN SAYS THAT SHE’S GOING TO GO BLIND UNLESS A CAP ON HER MEDICATION IS LIFTED. KRISTA STEVENS RELIES ON REGULAR EYE INJECTIONS TO SAVE HER SIGHT BUT SHE’S NO LONGER ELIGIBLE FOR COVERAGE UNDER THE PROVINCE’S PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAMME. AND DOCTORS SAY SHE’S NOT ALONE. HERE’S “HERE & NOW’S” MEG ROBERTS WITH MORE.>>EXCELLENT. YOUR TESTING TODAY LOOKS GREAT.>>Reporter: KRISTA STEVENS IS NO LONGER SCARED WHEN A DOCTOR USES A NEEDEL TO INJECT MEDICATIONS INTO HER EYE. WHAT SCARES HER IS THAT SHE’S GOING TO GO BLIND. THAT’S UNLESS THE GOVERNMENT ELIMINATES A CAP ON EYE INJECTIONS NEEDED TO TREAT HER MACULAR EDEMA THAT WAS A RESULT OF HER DIABETES.>>AND THE THOUGHT OF NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE IS SCARY. YOU KNOW, I FEEL LIKE I’M YOUNG AND I’M NOT READY TO GO BLIND.>>Reporter: UNDER THE PROVINCE’S DRUG PROGRAMME SHE’S ONLY ALLOWED NINE VIALS IN HER LIFETIME AND SHE’S ALREADY USED WAY MORE THAN THAT.>>IT’S SO FRUSTRATING, KNOWING THAT THE MEDICATION IS THERE AND IT 100% WORKS. IT’S FANTASTIC. BUT I CAN’T HAVE IT BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT SAYS, NO, WE’RE NOT GOING TO COVER THAT HERE.>>Reporter: THE BRAND-NAME DRUG THAT SHE NEEDS COSTS ABOUT $1,800 A SHOT AND THE GENERIC BRAND, THOUGH MUCH CHEAPER, DIDN’T WORK FOR HER. HER OPTHALMOLOGIST HAS A PROGRAMME WHERE THE DRUG COMPANY PAYS AND SHE HAS MORE THAN 100 PATIENTS WHO RELY ON THAT PROGRAMME BECAUSE THEY’VE ALL EXCEEDED THE CAP. AND THE PROGRAMME COULD END AT ANY TIME.>>I HAD A PATIENT ONCE THAT SAID I HAD A CHOICE OF EATING OR HAVING MY MEDICATION. AND, YOU KNOW, IT’S A BIT HEARTBREAKING, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE AS A PHYSICIAN YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO HELP ALL OF THE PATIENTS THAT COME THROUGH THE DOOR, BUT, UNFORTUNATELY, THIS IS HANDCUFFING US AND PREVENTING US TO TREAT THE PATIENTS AS THEY SHOULD BE TREATED.>>Reporter: THE PHYSICIAN SAYS THAT NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR IS THE ONLY PROVINCE THAT HAS A CAP ON INVITRIOL INJECTIONS. THE MINISTER WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR AN INTERVIEW, HOWEVER, IN A STATEMENT SAID TO CBC NEWS, THAT THE DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY FOLLOW AN EVIDENCE-BASED REVIEW COMPLETED BY THE CANADIAN EXPERT DRUG ADVISORY COMMITTEE. AND, FURTHER, THEY SAID THAT IT’S OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT WE SPEND OUR PUBLIC FUNDS WHERE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE SUPPORTS SIGNIFICANT HEALTH OUTCOMES. BUT BOTH THE CANADIAN RETINA SOCIETY AND THE CANADIAN OPGHT SOCIETY SAY THATTHE CURRENT POLG PEOPLE AT RISK. PEOPLE LIKE KRISTA STEVENS.>>PEOPLE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO GO BLIND IF THEY DON’T CHANGE SOMETHING AND IT’S LIKE NOBODY CARES.>>Reporter: MEG ROBERTS, CBC NEWS, ST. JOHN’S.>>Anthony: A CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER IN ST. JOHN’S IS NAMED AS THE FIRST DIRECTOR OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR SERIOUS INCIDENT RESPONSE TEAM. MIKE KING IS GOING TO HEAD UP SIRTS, OR N.L. SIRTS, TO BE PRECISE, AND THEY’LL INVESTIGATE POLICE SHOOTINGS AND INCIDENTS OR ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT OR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.>>Reporter: INCIDENTS LIKE THIS, THE SHOOTING OF DON DUNPHY, LED TO THE CREATION OF THIS PROVINCE’S OWN SERIOUS INCIDENT RESPONSE TEAM. FOR MANY YEARS OUTSIDE AGENCIES SUCH AS NOVA SCOTIA’S SIRT OR THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE HAVE BEEN CALLED IN TO HELP WITH INCIDENTS INVOLVING POLICE HERE. BUT THE PROVINCE’S JUSTICE MINISTER SAYS THAT COULDN’T CONTINUE.>>WE’VE HAD EXPERIENCES RECENTLY WHERE WE HAVE APPROACHED OUTSIDE AGENCIES TO CONDUCT THE INVESTIGATIONS AND OVERSIGHT AND WE’VE BEEN TOLD THEY DO NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY, OR THE RESOURCES, OR TIME TO ASSIST US.>>Reporter: RIGHT NOW THERE’S 10 ACTIVE CASES OF OUTSIDE AGENCIES INVESTIGATING SERIOUS INCIDENTS INVOLVING POLICE IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR. N.L. SIRT’S NEW DIRECTOR SAYS THAT HIS FIRST PRIORITY IS TO ENSURE THAT THE PUBLIC HAS FAITH IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM.>>I FEEL THAT THE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN POLICING IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE, AND IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE. AND I WILL TAKE THAT VERY SERIOUSLY.>>Reporter: ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS PROVINCE’S SIRT IS ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 016 INQUIRY INTO THE FATAL POLICE SHOOTING OF DON DUNPHY. AND PARSONS HAS ADVOCATED FOR SIRT SINCE HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE OPPOSITION. THE RCMP SAY THEY WELCOME THE NEW ORGANIZATION.>>IT MEANS PUBLIC CONFIDENCE. WHEN THE POLICE GET INVOLVED IN ISSUES AND WE DO BY THE VERY NATURE OF OUR WORK, THERE HAS TO BE A MECHANISM TO INSPIRE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE AND TELL THE FULL STORY. AND THE SIRT IS THAT MECHANISM.>>Reporter: KING IS APPOINTED FOR A FIVE-YEAR TERM THAT BEGINS LATER THIS MONTH. N.L. SIRT’S ANNUAL BUDGET IS HALF A MILLION DOLLARS. MARK QUINN, CBC NEWS, ST. JOHN’S.>>Anthony: TODAY MARKS 18 YEARS SINCE THE 9/11 ATTACKS IN THE UNITED STATES. THAT’S 18 YEARS SINCE MORE THAN 200 STRANDED PASSENGERS ARRIVED AT SMALLWOOD ACADEMY IN GAMBO.>>I AT ONE POINT SAID THAT I’VE ALWAYS LOVED NEWFOUNDLAND DOGS AND THE NEXT DAY THERE WAS A NEWFOUNDLAND DOG.>>Ryan: ALISON AND HER HUSBAND WERE STRANDED IN GAMBO FOR SEVERAL DAYS IN 2001. WELL, THE CHICAGO COUPLE RETURNED TO TOWN FOR TODAY’S COMMUNITY COMMEMORATION AT THE SCHOOL. AND THEY DIDN’T COME EMPTY-HANDED. THE COUPLE ANNOUNCED $10,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SMALLWOOD ACADEMY GRADUATES AS WELL AS MONEY TO BUILD A MONUMENT AT THE TOWNHALL. THE STAFF PLAN TO MAKE TODAY’S 9/11 CEREMONY AN ANNUAL EVENT. WELL, ACROSS NORTH AMERICA SURVIVORS OF THE 9/11 ATTACKS AND THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS, GATHERED TO REMEMBER THEIR LOVED ONES.>>BERNARD MACARENGA.>>VLADIMIR THOMAS SAVEK.>>DAVID MICHAEL BARTWAY.>>CHRISTINE EAGAN.>>RALPH GERHARD.>>GARNET H. BAILEY.>>CYNTHIA MARIE LEE-CONNOLLY.>>JOSEPH KENT COLLISON.>>Anthony: NOW JOSEPH COLLISON WORKED IN THE MAIL ROOM OF A SECURITIES FIRM AND HE DIED IN THE COLLAPSE OF THE WORLD TRADE TOWERS. COLLISON WAS AMONG 26 CANADIANS KILLED IN THOSE ATTACKS AND THE SENTIMENT AT MANY OF THE DAY’S CEREMONIES FOCUSED ON GRIEF, LOSS AND ANGER. AND FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DEFIANCE. FOR MANY IN THE U.S. THE DAY HAS BECOME ONE FOR VOLUNTEERISM WITH MANY PEOPLE ASSISTING FOOD BANKS, SCHOOLS AND PARKS. (♪♪♪)>>Reporter: IF THERE’S A PROBLEM WITH THOSE GUIDE WIRES RIGHT THERE, DO YOU WANT TO SEND A PERSON UP TO DO EXPENSIVE, MAYBE DANGEROUS TESTS? OR DO YOU WANT TO USE RUDY, A ROBOT, MADE RIGHT HERE? MEET RUDY, COMING UP ON “HERE & NOW.”>>Anthony: WELCOME BACK. COOL TODAY BUT NOT A BAD DAY.>>Ashley: NOT AT ALL HERE IN THE METRO AREA.>>Anthony: OF COURSE.>>Ashley: WE DIDN’T SEE THAT RAIN YET BUT IT WAS RAINING PRETTY MUCH EVERYWHERE ELSE. YEAH, ACROSS THE ISLAND. BUT NOT TOO BAD. AND THE TEMPERATURES BELOW SEASONAL. AND LOOK ACROSS THE BOARD, 15° GENERALLY ANYWHERE, FROM 10° TO THE HOTSPOT WITH DEER LAKE AT 17°. AND WE HAVE THE TEMPERATURES IN THE TEENS UP THROUGH LABRADOR. AS WELL AS CARTWRIGHT SITTING AT 13° AS YOUR AFTERNOON HIGH. AND THE TEMPERATURES ONLY A DEGREE COOLER AS WE SPEAK. AND PORT AUX BASQUE IS COOLER AT 9° RIGHT NOW. AND NOW TAKING A LOOK AT THE SATELLITE AND THE RADAR, YOU CAN SEE THAT CLOUD COVER MOVED IN WITH THE SHOWERS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON TODAY. STARTING TO MAKE THEIR WAY TOWARDS THE AVALON AND STARTING TO CREEP FURTHER NORTH. HAVEN’T QUITE REACHED THE METRO AREA BUT IT WILL DO SO THROUGH THE NEXT — AT LEAST THE NEXT HOUR OR SO. AND WE’LL SEE THOSE SHOWERS CONTINUE TO MOVE THROUGH, HEAVY AT TIMES AS WELL AS WE HEAD TOWARDS THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. THE TIP OF THE NORTHERN PENINSULA, YOU’RE GOING TO STAY OUT OF MOST OF THE RAIN AND JUST THE CHANCE OF SHOWERS FOR YOU AND SOUTHEASTERN LABRADOR AS WELL. AND OTHERWISE PRETTY NICE EVENING, MAYBE SOME CLOUD COVER FOR LAB WEST AND POTENTIAL FOR A FEW SHOWERS AS WELL. AND HERE’S YOUR TEMPERATURES. 10° FOR ST. JOHN’S OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AND OTHERWISE WE’RE DIPPING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS, 9° FOR CORNER BROOK AND 8° FOR ST. ANTHONY AND THE WINDS AROUND 30 km/h. AND A COOL EVENING OR A NIGHT FOR LAB CITY AT 1°. THOSE NORTHWESTERLIES PRETTY LIGHT, 10-15 km/h. SO HOW MUCH RAIN IS ON THE WAY? WELL, AS WE HEAD INTO THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AT LEAST TOMORROW AFTERNOON, WE SHOULD SEE ANYWHERE FROM 20-30 mm OF RAIN FALL. 10 ALONG THE WEST COAST. 10-20. AND THEN IT LOOKS LIKE MOST OF THE RAIN IF IT DOES DEVELOP IS FOR THE SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE AVALON. AND, AGAIN, THE NORTHERN PENINSULA, YOU’RE GOING TO STAY GENERALLY OUT OF IT. JUST A TRACE TO 10 mm OF RAIN. AND THAT RAIN WILL MOVE OUT. AND THEN LOOKING AT THE CHANCE OF SOME SHOWERS AND SOME DRIZZLE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON, GENERALLY GOING TO STAY GREY THOUGH AND SOUTHEASTERN LABRADOR WILL SEE THOSE SHOWERS AS WELL. AND THEN SOME CLEARING AS WE HEAD TOWARDS THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. SO OVERALL NOT A BAD DAY FOR THE BIGLAND. THOSE TEMPERATURES THOUGH ARE SIMILAR TO WHAT WE ARE SEEING TODAY ACROSS THE BOARD. 14° TO 16°, CLARENVILLE AND YOU’RE LOOKING AT SIMILAR TEMPERATURES AND THOSE WINDS GUSTY AROUND 40 km/h. AND COOLER TOWARDS CENTRAL, GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, 10°, TWILLINGATE SAME THING. AND THEN THE WEST COAST, YOU’RE LOOKING AT THE TEMPERATURES, 12° FOR CORNER BROOK. SUNSHINE IS PEEKING OUT IN THE EVENING OR AT LEAST LATE AFTERNOON FOR STEPHENVILLE, POTENTIALLY PORT AUX BASQUE AS WELL AND BURGEO AND AGAIN FOR ST. ANTHONY, THE WINDS CLEAR AS WELL. AND CARTWRIGHT 10°, AND THEN HEADING TOWARDS HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, SUNSHINE AND 14°. LAB CITY IS GOING TO STAY COOL AT 8°. BUT YOU’RE LOOKING AT SOME CLOUDY SKIES THROUGH THE DAY AND MAYBE A FEW PEEKS OF SUN. SO ONCE WE GET THIS RAIN OUT OF THE WAY, THE WEEKEND DOESN’T LOOK TOO BAD BUT I’LL HAVE ALL OF THE DETAILS COMING UP.>>Anthony: BACK TO JEREMY EATON NOW WHO AS YOU SAW EARLIER IS AT THE ICEBERG ALLEY TENT DOWN BY QUIDI VIDI LAKE. SO, JEREMY, RACE CARS EARLIER IN THE WEEK AND CUTE KIDS AT THE LIBRARY LAST NIGHT. AND TONIGHT YOU’RE AT ICEBERG — HOW DO YOU GET ALL OF THESE HARD ASSIGNMENTS?>>Reporter: I DON’T KNOW. I GUESS THAT THE BOSSES REALLY, REALLY LIKE ME. MAYBE A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN YOU. I DOUBT IT THOUGH.>>Anthony: I GET IT.>>Reporter: SO I HAD THE FUN ASSIGNMENT TO COME DOWN HERE AND IT’S THE THIRD TIME THAT THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED. IT’S A UNIQUE EVENT AND WE HAVE A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE WE GET TO SPEAK TO THE MAN BEHIND THE MUSIC THIS IS JOHN STEELE.>>THANK YOU FOR COMING DOWN, JEREMY, I APPRECIATE IT.>>Reporter: SO, JOHN, THIRD YEAR, ANYTHING DIFFERENT THIS YEAR AT ICEBERG ALLEY?>>WE HAVE NEW SPONSORS AND NEW EXPERIENCE AREAS AND STUFF. SO JUST CONTINUING TO GROW. WE’RE REALLY PLEASED.>>Reporter: SO WE’RE ON A NICE PLYWOOD FLOOR AND CAN WE GET A SHOT OF IT, I KNOW THAT IT’S HARD BECAUSE IT’S DARK. AND UNDERNEATH IS A NICE TENT. JOHN, WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM TO CREATE A FESTIVAL LIKE THIS?>>THE IDEA CAME FROM — I ALWAYS WANTED TO DO A FESTIVAL BUT LIVING IN NEWFOUNDLAND YOU HAVE TO BE COGNIZANT OF THE WEATHER, OBVIOUSLY. AND WAS SO I WAS IN LONDON, ENGLAND AND I WENT TO A CONCERT TAKING PLACE UNDERNEATH A TENT AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA. AND I CAME BACK WITH THE IDEA AND I MENTIONED IT TO SHAWN BASSA AND HE PUT THE MEAT ON THE BONE, RIGHT. BECAUSE SHAWN, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE AND COST IS IRRELEVANT. SO IT ALL CAME TOGETHER.>>Reporter: SO IT’S EASY TO SAY WHEN HE’S SIGNING THE CHEQUE?>>WELL, IT MAKES IT EASIER, YEAH.>>Reporter: SO THERE’S A LARGE NUMBER OF ACTS AND I’LL TELL THE AUDIENCE ABOUT THAT LATER ON IN THE SHOW. HOW HARD IS IT TO LINE UP BANDS FOR ALL OF THESE NIGHTS?>>YOU HAVE LOGISTICS, TRAVEL LOGISTICS, OBVIOUSLY AND YOU WANT WHAT WILL SELL IN THE MARKET. AND CAN YOU AGREE TO A PRICE — YOU KNOW, ALL OF THESE THINGS HAVE TO COME TOGETHER. AND YOU WANT TO PROGRAMME A FESTIVAL THAT PEOPLE WILL REALLY LIKE AND YOU WANT TO EXPAND THE BOUNDARIES BECAUSE YOU HAVE 11 NIGHTS AND YOU CAN’T HIT THE SAME GENRE EVERY NIGHT. SO WE TRY TO APPEAL TO A WIDE RANGE OF PEOPLE.>>Reporter: SO THERE’S A LARGE NUMBER OF LOCAL ACTS PLAYING AND A LARGE NUMBER OF ACTS FROM AWAY, ANY NIGHT THAT YOU LOOK FORWARD TO IN PARTICULAR?>>IT’S GREAT TO SEE LOCAL ARTS LIKE CHRIS LEDREW AND ALAN DOYLE IS FANTASTIC, OBVIOUSLY. BUT I’M A MASSIVE WATER BOYS FAN SO THAT’S MY GUILTY PLEASURE IS HAVING THEM HERE THIS YEAR.>>Reporter: ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS THAT YOU TOLD ME ABOUT THIS IS THAT A LOT OF THE TOWNS HAVE PUT THE STUFF TOGETHER AS LOCAL. HOW HAPPY ARE YOU TO HIRE LOCAL PEOPLE TO PUT OFF THIS EVENT AND CREATE WHAT YOU HAVE HERE?>>IT’S FANTASTIC. AND FOR A PLACE THIS SIZE THAT WE HAVE, WE HAVE PEOPLE WITH A UNIQUE SKILLSET THAT IS WORLD CLASS. SO YOU CAN GET THEM AND BRING THEM IN. AND IT’S GREAT. EVERYONE WORKS HARD. AND WE HAVE A LOT OF FUN DOING IT. AND, YOU KNOW, WE TRY TO IMPROVE EVERY YEAR.>>Reporter: SO, JOHN, WE HAVE ABOUT 30 SECONDS LEFT AND IT’S THE THIRD YEAR. WHERE DO YOU GO FROM HERE AND WHAT DO YOU DO NEXT YEAR?>>WE GET — AFTERWARDS, AFTER 11 DAYS WE HAVE TO SIT DOWN AND FIGURE OUT WHAT WE DID RIGHT, WHAT WE DID WRONG. AND EVENTUALLY I’D LIKE TO GROW IT TO MULTIPLE VENUES IN THE CITY AND MAKE IT A CITY-WIDE THING. BUT THAT WILL BE A FEW YEARS OUT YET.>>Reporter: SO PEOPLE CAN GET USED TO SEEING ICEBERG ALLEY FOR A WHILE?>>I HOPE SO. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, APPRECIATE IT.>>Reporter: SO THAT’S JOHN STEELE TALKING ABOUT WHERE THIS EVENT EXACTLY FROM AND WE’LL HOPEFULLY HEAR FROM THE NOVAKS WHEN THEY TAKE TO THE STAGE IN MINUTES. FROM THE PERFORMANCE TENT I’M JEREMY EATON FOR “HERE & NOW.” (♪♪♪) (♪ YOU’D TODAY IS THE START OF A FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: THAT’S WHY WE CHOOSE GOING FORWARD. [Speaking French]>>Anthony: THE PRIME MINISTER MADE IT SO THIS MORNING WHEN HE VISITED THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL TO GET PARLIAMENT DISSOLVED. THE PARTIES NOW HAVE FIVE WEEKS TO GET THEIR MESSAGES OUT TO VOTERS AND CANADIANS WILL GO TO THE POLLS ON OCTOBER 21st. THE PUBLIC OPINION POLLS SUGGEST THAT THE LIBERALS AND THE CONSERVATIVES ARE RUNNING NECK-AND-NECK WITH THE N.D.P. AND THE GREENS, FIGHTING FOR THIRD PLACE.>> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: YOU’RE A RECENT GRAD OR A NEW CANADIAN, AND MAYBE YOU’RE RAISING YOUR KIDS OR LIVING OUT YOUR GOLDEN YEARS IN RETIREMENT. WHOEVER YOU ARE, YOU DESERVE A REAL PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE. WE’VE DONE A LOT TOGETHER THESE PAST FOUR YEARS, BUT THE TRUTH IS WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED.>>Anthony: WELL, CONSERVATIVE LEADER ANDREW SCHEER DIDN’T WASTE ANY TIME LAUNCHING HIS CAMPAIGN, EVEN BEFORE TRUDEAU’S VISIT TO RIDEAU HALL, SCHEER ATTACKED THE LIBERAL LEADER’S ETHICS. AND LATER JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S FISCAL RECORD.>>THE QUESTION IN THIS ELECTION IS VERY CLEAR — WHO CAN YOU TRUST TO HELP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO GET AHEAD? AND THE ANSWER IS CERTAINLY NOT JUSTIN TRUDEAU, WHO WILL ONLY RAISE YOUR TAXES AND TAKE MORE MONEY FROM YOUR POCKETS. [Applause] HE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO RAISE A FAMILY FACING DIFFICULT CONDITIONS.>>Anthony: NOW ON HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN STOP IN QUÉBEC, SCHEER PROMISED TO LET FAMILIES KEEP MORE OF THEIR MONEY AND HE SAID THAT HE’D TAKE STEPS TO LOWER THE COST OF LIVING. EARLIER IN OTTAWA, SCHEER SAID THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU HAS LOST THE MORAL AUTHORITY TO GOVERN IN THE WAKE OF SNC-LAVALIN AFFAIR AND THIS IS SCHEER’S FIRST ELECTION AS CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADER. WELL, THE RIDING OF ST. JOHN’S EAST WILL GET A LOT OF ATTENTION IN THIS PROVINCE.>>I AM SO HAPPY THAT I COULD FUDEL-DUDDLE CRY.>>Anthony: NICK WHALEN HAD DEFEATED JACK HARRIS LAST TIME, AND MR. HARRIS WANTS HIS OLD JOB BACK AND HE’S RUNNING AGAIN. AND JODIE WALL, THE MAYOR OF POOCH COVE, HE’S IN THE RACE TO SPOOL THE REMATCH AND ALL THREE ARE JOINING ME IN THE STUDIO. WELCOME. AND SO YOU’RE THE INCUMBENT. WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?>>I THINK THAT THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT CANADIANS’ CHOICE FOR THE FUTURE. WE HAVE A FUTURE PROPOSED BY OUR PARTY WHICH IS WHEN WE’LL USE OUR PROSPERITY FROM OUR NATURAL RESOURCES ISSUE PURSUED SUSTAINABLY IN ORDER TO TRANSITION TO A CLEAN ECONOMY.>>I FEEL THAT THIS ELECTION IS CLEARLY ABOUT GOOD, SOLID REPRESENTATION. PEOPLE WANT A SOLID REPRESENTATIVE IN OTTAWA TO BE A STRONG VOICE FOR THEM AS WE MOVE FORWARD. AND THESE ARE EXCITING TIMES. THESE ARE GOING TO BE VERY IMPORTANT TIMES AS WE MOVE FORWARD IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY.>>Anthony: AND, JACK HARRIS, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS IMPORTANT?>>ON THE NATIONAL SCENE WE HAD A NEW PRIME MINISTER LAST TIME AND PEOPLE HAD A LOT OF EXPECTATIONS ABOUT DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY AND I THINK THAT PEOPLE ARE DISAPPOINTED WITH MR. TRUDEAU AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HE DID AND DIDN’T DO AND WE HAVE SEEN IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS CONCERNS ABOUT SNC-LAVALIN AND WHOSE SIDE IS THE GOVERNMENT REALLY ON. OUR COUNTRY SPENDS, YOU KNOW, ON THE LOW END OF SPENDING ON EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE AND OTHER SERVICES AMONGST ALL OF THESE COUNTRIES. OUR PARTY HAS A STRONG PLATFORM TO CHANGE THAT WITH POCKETBOOK ISSUES, AFFORDABILITY ISSUES, DEALING WITH THE QUESTION OF HEALTH CARE. A DRUG PLAN THAT EVERYBODY CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF. AND FIXING SOME OF THE INEQUALITIES ISSUES IN CANADA.>>Anthony: MR. SINGH HAS ALSO HAD PROBLEMS. DO PEOPLE IN YOUR RIDING KNOW WHO YOUR LEADER IS?>>WELL, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A VERY STRONG PLATFORM THAT I’M DELIGHTED TO RUN ON. WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE LAST ELECTION, WHERE WAS MR. TRUDEAU AT THE BEGINNING? ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN AN ELECTION. SO ONCE THE ELECTION IS CALLED, AS OF TODAY, WE HAVE 40 DAYS WHERE MR. SINGH WILL HAVE EQUAL TIME TO TELL THE STORY OF OUR PARTY AND OUR PLATFORM. AND WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. BUT IN ST. JOHN’S EAST, YOU KNOW, I AGREE WITH JOEDY WALL, WHAT DO WE WANT, WHAT I’M HEARING FROM PEOPLE IS WHO DO THEY WANT TO SEND TO OTTAWA TO REPRESENT THEM? AND I BELIEVE THAT THEY DO WANT STRONG REPRESENTATION — THEY DON’T WANT TO HAVE SEVEN –>>Anthony: LET’S GET THE OTHER GENTLEMEN INVOLVED IN THIS. SO IN TERMS OF THE LOCAL ISSUES IN ST. JOHN’S EAST, WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT MATTERS MOST TO VOTERS THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY TRY TO JUMP ON BEFORE WE GET TO ELECTION DAY, MR. WHALEN?>>IT’S CLEAR THAT PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT HOUSEHOLD AFFORDABILITY AND MAKING SURE THEY ARE ABLE TO MAKE ENDS MEET. I’M SURE THAT MR. WALL WOULD AGREE THAT WE HAVE KNOCKED ON THOUSANDS OF DOORS AND I WOULD SAY THAT IS THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE. AND YOU MOVE TO SUPPORT FOR SENIORS AND HOW TO ENSURE THAT OUR SENIORS, OUR BOOMER GENERATION THAT ARE MOVING INTO RETIREMENT AND HOW THEY’RE PROPERLY CARED FOR. AND THE DEMOGRAPHIC CRISIS THAT COMES WITH THAT IN OUR PROVINCE WHERE WE DON’T HAVE THE POPULATION GROWTH THAT WE NEED AND HOW TO HAVE A TAX BASE THAT ENJOYS US TO HAVE A STANDARD OF LIVING WHICH WE’RE ACCUSTOMED.>>Anthony: MAYORS TEND TO HAVE THEIR EARS TO THE GROUND ON ALL ISSUES. IS THERE A SENSE THAT VOTERS WILL BE ATTRACTED TO MR. SCHEER’S MESSAGE OF STAYING WITHIN OUR MEANS?>>I AGREE ON THAT AND HAVING BEEN A MAYOR FOR SIX YEARS AND SPEAKING WITH RESIDENTS ONE-ON-ONE AND NOT ONLY IN POOCH COVE BUT ALL MUNICIPALITIES, THE RESIDENTS HAVE A LOT OF CONCERNS. WHAT I’M HEARING AND WE HAD A MUNICIPALITIES MEETING LAST WEEK WITH RESPECT TO WASTE WATER. AND THE NEW WASTE WATER REGULATIONS ARE COMING DOWN TO MUNICIPALITIES. AND THESE ARE SOMETHING THAT THE MUNICIPALITIES RIGHT NOW IN THIS SHAPE AND FORM WE CANNOT HANDLE. YOU KNOW, WE’LL NEED A LOT OF HELP FROM OTTAWA. AND WE DO — WE O RECOGNIZE THAT THERE IS A NEED TO HANDLE OUR WASTE WATER. IDAHO TO STOP DUMPING SEWAGE IN THE OCEAN.>>EXACTLY. AND I CAN SPEAK FOR MY TOWN AND I CAN SPEAK FOR BELL ISLAND, WHEN IT COMES TO CLEAN DRINKING WATER, WE HAVE TO LOOK AT IT AND TO WEIGH OUT WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IN YOUR OWN MUNICIPALITIES. WITH LIMITED FUNDS YOU HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION. SO WE DID TAKE CARE OF OUR CLEAN DRINKING WATER AND NOW MOVING ON TO WASTE WATER. IT’S GARNERING MORE SUPPORT AND INTEREST IN THE MUNICIPALITIES MEETING LAST WEEK.>>Anthony: YOU GO FROM CBS AND THROUGH PARADISE AND THE CHUNK OF ST. JOHN’S NORTH AND KENMOUNT ROAD AND UP TO CAPE ST. FRANCIS, THERE’S DIFFERENT ISSUES. SO THAT’S A BIG CONCERN FOR THE SMALL MUNICIPALITY. WHAT ABOUT THE URBAN PARTS OF THE RIDING, WHAT DO PEOPLE REALLY CARE ABOUT IN THIS ELECTION?>>THE CITY OF ST. JOHN’S IS CONCERNED AS WELL AND BELL ISLAND WHETHER IT COMES TO WASTE WATER.>>Anthony: BUT ST. JOHN’S AND PARADISE, THEY HAVE THINGS GOING COMPARED TO OTHER MUNICIPALITIES. AND MR. HARRIS, THE URBAN ISSUES?>>I’D LIKE TO ADDRESS THAT BECAUSE THAT WAS A MEETING LAST FRIDAY ON THE EVE OF THE ELECTION AFTER FOUR YEARS OF LIBERAL GOVERNMENT, AND THEY FINALLY HAD TO CONFRONT THE M.P.s AND SAY WHAT’S GOING ON HERE, WHY ARE WE GETTING THIS CRISIS INSTEAD OF HAVING SOMETHING DONE WITH IT. AND THIS IS GOING ON FOR 10 OR 12 YEARS. THIS PLAN HAS BEEN IN PLACE FOR SOME TIME. AND WE WOULD HAVE BEEN A LOT HAPPIER –>>Anthony: YOU CAN RESPOND TO THAT.>>ABSOLUTELY. THESE REGULATIONS WERE BROUGHT IN WHEN MR. HARRIS WAS LAST IN OFFICE. AND DURING THAT FINAL YEAR, THE ZERO DOLLARS FROM THE INFRASTRUCTURE MONEY AVAILABLE FOR WASTE WATER WAS SPENT IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR. WE WERE ABLE TO GET THAT MONEY ROLLED OUT AND TO ADDRESS THE PRIORITIES THAT MR. WALL MENTIONED. FIRST, WE DID CLEAN DRINKING WATER AND WE WANT TO WORRY ABOUT SEWAGE BUT IT’S IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HIT THE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS FIRST AND THAT INCLUDED MAKING SURE THAT TOWNS LIKE POOCH COVE GOT CLEAN DRINKING WATER AND WE HELPED THERE AND ON BELL ISLAND AND OTHER PROJECTS. BUT IT’S A MAJOR CONCERN BECAUSE AFTER FOUR YEARS, WITH NO MONEY SPENT ON THIS PROBLEM, IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO MEET THE REGULATIONS FOR 2020, AND 2030, AND 2040 THRESHOLDS. BUT WE’LL WORK TO FIND A PATH FORWARD WITH THE MUNICIPALITIES, ALL SEVEN OF YOUR M.P.s ARE KEEN TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS HAPPENS IN A WAY THAT DOESN’T PUT MAYORS IN JAIL.>>Anthony: BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW?>>WE HAD TO MOVE AWAY FROM ENFORCEMENT AND TOWARDS COMPLIANCE. BUT WE’RE FOUR YEARS BEHIND BECAUSE OF THE 2011-2015 PERIOD WHEN NOTHING HAPPENED.>>Anthony: LET ME ASK YOU EACH THIS — WHEN YOU GO DOOR-TO-DOOR AND YOU’RE TALKING TO PEOPLE IN ST. JOHN’S EAST, IS IT LOCAL ISSUES LIKE WATER THAT YOU’RE SELLING OR TRYING TO EXPLAIN WHY YOUR LEADER WOULD MAKE THE BEST PRIME MINISTER. DO PEOPLE WANT TO TALK ABOUT WASTE WATER OR WHETHER JAGMEET SINGH OR ANDREW SCHEER OR JUSTIN TRUDEAU ARE THE BEST TO LEAD THE COUNTRY? MR. HARRIS?>>I KNOCK ON DOORS ALL THE TIME TO HEAR WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY. THEY’RE RAISING THESE ISSUES AND YOU ASK THEM WHAT THE ISSUES ARE. AND THEY ARE CONCERNED WHO THE PRIME MINISTER IS BUT ALSO CONCERNED ABOUT REPRESENTATION. WHAT I’M HEARING FROM PEOPLE IS THAT THEY’RE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE ME RUNNING, AND GLAD THAT I’M RUNNING IN THE CAMPAIGN, AND I’M GETTING A LOT OF SUPPORT FOR THAT VERY ISSUE OF REPRESENTATION.>>Anthony: RIGHT.>>THE ISSUE OF THE AFFORDABILITY ISSUES COME OUT AND THEY’RE CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH CARE AND THEY’RE CONCERNED ABOUT ACCESS TO JOBS AND THEY’RE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO OUR YOUNG PEOPLE.>>Anthony: OKAY, JOEDY WALL, YOU’RE THE LEAST KNOWN, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, OF THE THREE CANDIDATES RUNNING. WHAT WILL YOU DO TO GET NOTICED? DO YOU SELL YOURSELF OR ANDREW SCHEER?>>WELL, I’M DOING WHAT I AM TOLD TO DO — I’M KNOCKING ON DOORS AND INTRODUCING MYSELF AND GETTING MY FACE OUT THERE AND SPEAKING WITH CONSTITUENTS. WHAT I’M HEARING IS THAT I LET THEM START THE CONVERSATION, AND I INTRODUCE MYSELF AND I THAT BRING FORWARD THEIR CONCERNS. 90% OF THE CONCERNS THAT I HEAR ARE LOCAL ISSUES. WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE CHANGE ON A LOCAL LEVEL. VERY MUCH SO, YOU KNOW, WE’RE ALL IN TUNE WITH WHAT’S GOING ON THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. BUT, YOU KNOW, IT’S QUITE IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE REALIZE THAT THEIR LOCAL ISSUES ARE HEARD AND DEALT WITH.>>Anthony: IN YOUR CASE, SOME QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT MR. TRUDEAU AND THE TRANSPARENCY AND SOME ETHICAL LAPSES, ARE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THOSE THINGS OR TALKING ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE AND WATER?>>THEY’RE TALKING TO ME ABOUT BASICALLY EVERYTHING. THOSE ISSUES THAT YOU RAISED COME UP AND HOUSEHOLD AFFORDABILITY IS ALSO, AND THE ENVIRONMENT. AND PEOPLE HAVE LOOKED AT WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS AND THEY REALIZE THAT WE NEVER HAD A BETTER FRIEND IN OTTAWA THAN MR. TRUDEAU. WE HAVE SPENT MORE MONEY ON THESE NEEDS AND BEEN A GOOD PARTNER WITH THE TOWN OF POOCH COVE AND THE CITY OF ST. JOHN’S OR ANYONE. AND SO WE HAVE BEEN CONCILIATORY TO WORK WITH DECISIONMAKERS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PROJECTS GET OFF THE GROUND. WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT, WHILE TRANSITIONS OUR ECONOMY TO A CLEANER ONE. AND MAKING SURE TO DEAL WITH THINGS LIKE WASTE WATER.>>Anthony: IT’S DAY ONE OF THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN, GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, AND THANK YOU FOR COMING IN. I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU, AND ANTHONY.>>Anthony: THE CANDIDATES WILL TAKE PART IN PUBLIC DEBATES DURING THE NEXT 40 DAYS AND ONE OF THEM IS HOSTED BY THE ST. JOHN’S BOARD OF TRADE, AND THAT ONE IS BEING HELD AT THE BELLA VISTA ON SEPTEMBER 24th. (♪♪♪)>>>VERY EXCITING. THIS IS THE REAL CULMINATION OF ALL OF OUR WORK.>>Anthony: HOW IS THIS FOR A HIGH-WIRE ACT. MEET RUDY, A ROBOT THAT CAN SCALE TALL COMMUNICATIONS TOWERS. WE’LL GIVE YOU THE BIRD’S-EYE VIEW OF JUST HOW RUDY DOES THAT JOB, THAT’S (♪♪♪)>>Anthony: WELCOME BACK TO “HERE & NOW.” A LOCAL ROBOTICS COMPANY IS PUTTING THEIR INVENTION THROUGH A HIGH TEST RUN. AND ROBOTICS AND TECHNOLOGY HAVE DESIGNED A ROBOT FOR A VERY SPECIFIC AND IMPORTANT JOB. AND LAST WEEK THE TEAM GOT THEIR FIRST CHANCE TO TRY RUDY OUT IN THE REAL WORLD. “HERE & NOW’S” ZACH GOUDIE WAS THERE.>>THIS IS WHERE I REALLY HOPE THAT IT DOESN’T BREAK.>>Reporter: JESSE McKAW IS SENDING HIS BABY OUT INTO THE WORLD, AND UP ON TO ITS FIRST REAL WIRE.>>IT’S VERY EXCITING. THIS IS THE REAL CULMINATION OF ALL OF OUR WORK.>>Reporter: HE IS THE FOUNDER OF “AVRO ROBOTICS AND TECHNOLOGY REQUEST. AND THIS WIRE-CLIMBING BRIEFCASE IS RUDY.>>THIS IS I’D SAY OUR FIRST FIELD TEST WITH THE UNIT ON THE WIRE AND THIS WILL PROVE IT OUT IN THE REAL WORLD.>>Reporter: BELL ALIANT AGREED TO GIVE THE TEAM ACCESS TO A TOWER TO TAKE RUDY OUT FOR A TEST DRY. HE USED TO WORK ON TOWERS LIKE THESE BUT A COUPLE YEARS AGO HE HAD AN IDEA.>>I WORKED WITH THE LOCAL ENGINEERING FIRM AND THEY WERE USING THIS SENSOR HERE TO INSPECT THESE GUIDE WIRES ON TOWERS. AND THEY HAD TO USE PULLEYS AND ROPES AND CLIMBERS. AND I LOOKED AT IT AND I SAID THAT WE CAN DO IT BETTER AND I THINK THAT THERE COULD BE A ROBOTIC SOLUTION OUT THERE. SO WE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF RUDY. AND THEY WERE PUTTING UP A TOWER.>>Reporter: GUIDE WIRES ARE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ALL SORTS OF TALL THINGS. COMMUNICATIONS TOWERS, SKI LIFTS AND STACKS AT INDUSTRIAL SITES. RUDY TESTS THE WIRES FOR BREAKS, CORROSION AND OTHER DAMAGE. AND IT’S A JOB NORMALLY DONE BY A TEAM OF TECHNICIANS BUT IT’S TIME-CONSUMING, COSTLY, AND A LITTLE DANGEROUS.>>EITHER YOU’RE DOING A VISUAL INSPECTION WHERE YOU HAVE TO GET CAMERAS OR A DRONE OR TAKE THE WIRE DOWN. OR DOING AN INSPECTION WHERE YOU GET A TEAM IN AND WINCE YOURSELF UP TO THE TOP AND FOR A PULLEY SYSTEM YOU WOULD PULL UP, AND THIS CAN TAKE LONG PERIODS OF TIME. IF YOU ARE WORKING ON FLARE STACKS OR WHERE THERE’S A HUMAN DANGER, YOU HAVE TO SHUT THE WHOLE THING DOWN.>>Reporter: AT AN INDUSTRY SITE A SHUTDOWN CAN COST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS MUCH.>>GO UP SLOW TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING IS WORKING RIGHT AND NOTHING CRAZY IS HAPPENING.>>Reporter: INSTEAD, RUDY SCALES THE WIRE IN MINUTES AND DOES THE TEST FOR YOU, ALL CONTROLLED BY A SINGLE OPERATOR SAFELY ON THE GROUND. IT’S A HIGH-WIRE ACT THAT INSPIRED THE ROBOT’S NAME. RUDOLPH AMALCOWSKI WAS A PIONEER OF TIGHTROPE WALKING AND THERE WAS THE MOST FAMOUS TIGHTROPE WALK IN HISTORY BETWEEN NEW YORK’S TWIN TOWERS. AVRO ROBOTICS AND TECHNOLOGY IS THE LATEST LOCAL COMPANY TO FIND A HOME AT MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY’S GENESIS CENTRE, A HUB FOR INVENTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS TO GROW THEIR IDEAS. PRODUCTS DEVELOPED THERE INCLUDE THE WATER LILY, A PORTABLE ELECTRIC TURBINE, AND THE GAGE THREAT TURNS CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING INTO A MOTOR SPORT. THE TEAM AT AVRO HOPED THAT RUDY COULD BE THE GENESIS CENTRE’S NEXT BIG THING.>>IT’S BEEN AWESOME. EVERYONE IN THE TEAM ARE ALL INNOVATORS AND IT’S GREAT TO LINK UP WITH JESSE AND YOUNG BEN HERE AS WELL, HE’S ONE OF THE YOUNG TEAM MEMBERS AND WE’RE ALL YOUNG AND HUNGRY AND WE’RE LOOKING TO INNOVATE AND SOLVE PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD.>>Reporter: MAKING IT BACK DOWN THE WIRE IN ONE PIECE, RUDY’S FIRST CLIMB IS DECLARED A SUCCESS. McCAW IS NOW READY TO WATCH HIS BABY TAKE ITS NEXT STEPS INTO THE MARKETPLACE.>>IT WORKED EXACTLY AS WE HOPED IT WOULD AND IT’S BEEN A YEAR AND A HALF OF WORK ON THIS, SO IT’S AWESOME TO SEE IT COME TO FRUITION.>>Reporter: ZACH GOUDIE, CBC NEWS, ST. JOHN’S.>>Anthony: LET’S CHECK IN WITH OUR OWN LIVE WIRE, JEREMY EATON, AT THE ICEBERG ALLEY TENT TONIGHT. OBVIOUSLY, THINGS ARE GETTING GOING THERE, JEREMY. WHAT ARE YOU UP?>>Reporter: ANTHONY, I APOLOGIZE IF I CAN’T HEAR MUCH. THIS IS THE NOVAKS WHO ARE LITERALLY ON THE STAGE. WE WANTED TO GET OUR VIEWERS AS CLOSE TO THE ACTION AS POSSIBLE. SO THIS IS THE NOVAKED HEADED UP BY I THE FRONTMAN, AND THE LOCAL BASS PLAYER… (indiscernible) SO THIS IS THE START OF THE ICEBERG ALLEY FESTIVAL. AND THE NOVAKS ARE THE FIRST BAND TO TAKE THE STAGE. AND TONIGHT ANOTHER BAND NAMED MONSTER TRUCK WILL PLAY AND THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE GLORIOUS (indiscernible) — WE’RE IN FRONT OF THE FOG MACHINE. AND THIS FESTIVAL HAS A LOT OF ACTS THAT ARE GOING TO PLAY. AS YOU HEARD JOSH SAY EARLIER ALAN DOYLE IS HERE, AND A BAND CALLED METRIC WILL PLAY TOMORROW NIGHT. AND MATINEES, AND FOR THE OLDER AUDIENCE, LOVER BOY WILL BE COMING AND THERE’S ALSO LOT OF LOCAL ACTS. AND THE WOMEN OF RAUCOUS ARE PLAYING AND THAT’S JUST TO NAME A FEW. BUT IF YOU GO BACK TO THE MAN FOR A QUICK SECOND WITH THE BAND AND SO PEOPLE ARE COMING IN. AND IT’S ONLY GOING TO GET BIGGER AND BETTER I GUESS AS THE WEEK COMES ALONG. BUT IT’S PROBABLY ONE OF THE MORE UNIQUE CONCERT FESTIVALS AND VENUES THAT YOU’LL GET OR EXPERIENCE. AND IT’S AWFULLY, AWFULLY LOUD IN HERE AND I’M YELLING AND I’M TALKING OVER THE FOG MACHINE. SO WE’LL GET OFF THE STAGE AND LEAVE IT TO THE NOVAKS AND THROW IT BACK TO YOU IN THE STUDIO.>>Anthony: ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, JEREMY. FOR ONCE HE HAS AN EXCUSE TO NOT LISTEN TO A WORD THAT I SAY. WE’LL SEND YOU AN EMAIL OF JEREMY’S REPORT. WE’LL BE BACK AFTER THE BREAK. (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Anthony: WELCOME BACK. LET’S LOOK AT WHAT IS COMING OUR WAY.>>Ashley: THERE’S SOME RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT AND IT WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW. YOUR TEMPERATURES WILL BE SIMILAR, 16° IN ST. JOHN’S AND THEN WE’VE GOT THOSE TEMPERATURES JUST IN — JUST REACHING THE DOUBLE DIGITS FOR PARTS OF CENTRAL. AND GANDER A HIGH OF 10°. AND THEN PORT AUX BASQUE, 13°, AND THE BEST CHANCE OF SEEING SUNSHINE WILL BE FOR THE SOUTH COAST. AND PARTS OF THE SOUTHWEST COAST AS WELL AT 15° FOR STEPHENVILLE. AND UP THROUGH LABRADOR THOUGH YOU’LL SIT THIS ONE OUT WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE TOMORROW AND IT LOOKS LIKE 14° FOR HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY AND COOLER FOR LAB CITY AT 8°, AND MORE CLOUD COVER FOR YOU AS WELL. NOW AS FAR AS THE RAIN GOES, JUST ONE MORE TIME TO SHOW YOU ABOUT — WE’RE LOOKING AT ANYWHERE FROM 10-20 mm IS A GOOD BET AND UPWARDS OF 30 mm THROUGH CENTRAL AND THE AVALON AS WELL WANT AS YOU HEAD THROUGH TOMORROW AFTERNOON. AND THEN WE’LL SEE THINGS TAPER TO SHOWERS AND DRIZZLES THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND CLEARING IN BEHIND THAT. IT LOOKS LIKE A LOVELY AFTERNOON OR AT LEAST THE EVENING INTO FRIDAY. AND THINGS WILL REALLY START TO CLEAR OUT AND WE SHOULD SEE A NICE DAY ONCE WE GET THAT POTENTIAL FOR A FEW SHOWERS OUT OF THE WAY. AND OTHERWISE UP THROUGH LABRADOR A LOVELY DAY AS WELL. AND THIS IS GOING TO LEAD INTO WHAT WILL BE A GREAT FIRST HALF OF THE WEEKEND AS WELL BEFORE THE NEXT WEATHER MAKES — THE NEXT WEATHER MOVER MOVES IN FOR SUNDAY. THE TEMPERATURES ARE COOLER FOR ST. JOHN’S AND A HIGH OF 10°. OTHERWISE, WE SHOULD BE SITTING IN THE TEENS BUT, AGAIN, SUNSHINE AND 15° FOR HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY AND LAB CITY IS SITTING AT 13°, AND NAIN YOUR HIGH IS 14°. NOW OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS, AGAIN, GOING TO SEE A BIT OF UNSETTLED WEATHER FOR YOUR DAY TOMORROW AND THEN EVENTUALLY THAT SUN WILL PEEK OUT AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT SHOULD STAY FOR ST. JOHN’S AND EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND. 18° BY SUNDAY. SO WE ARE GOING TO SEE A WARM-UP AND THOSE LOWS, LOOKING AT DOUBLE DIGITS AS WELL BEFORE THE RAIN MOVES IN ON MONDAY. AND THE RAIN WILL MOVE IN SOONER FOR YOU IN CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND. AND WE SEE A BIT OF THE DROP IN THE TEMPERATURES BUT OVERALL SEASONAL THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND SIMILAR FORECAST FOR WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND. SUNSHINE RIGHT UP TO SATURDAY. AND THEN IT LOOKS LIKE SUNDAY IS WHEN THAT RAIN WILL MOVE IN. AND EASTERN LABRADOR, SUNSHINE THROUGH SATURDAY AND THE TEMPERATURES DIP A BIT ON SUNDAY AND 12°. AND THE SAME THING FOR YOU ON MONDAY. AND THEN FOR WESTERN LABRADOR, 8° TOMORROW. AND YOU WILL SEE A BIT OF A JUMP IN THOSE TEMPERATURES ON FRIDAY AND THEN THAT RAIN IS GOING TO MOVE BACK IN AND THOSE TEMPERATURES STAY A BIT BELOW SEASONAL. SO THAT’S YOUR FORECAST AND I’LL HAVE YOUR WEATHER PHOTO COMING UP.>>Anthony: OFFICIALS IN THE BAHAMAS SAY THAT 2,500 PEOPLE ARE MISSING OR NOT ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE WAKE OF DORIAN’S RAMPAGE. SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE BEEN MOVED OUT OF THE REGION OR INTO SHELTERS, THEY’RE NOT QUITE SURE. THE IMPACT OF THE STORM HAS BEEN DEVASTATING.>>THE WATER WAS JUST TAKING OUT EVERYTHING. WE HAD NOWHERE TO RUN. SO WE JUST WERE STAYING IN THE LOWER PART AND PRAYING TO GOD.>>Anthony: 50 PEOPLE ARE KNOWN TO HAVE DIED BUT OFFICIALS WARN THAT THE DEATH TOLL COULD BE STAGGERING. AND ALSO THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE HOMELESS. DORIAN TOPPLED BUILDINGS AND LEFT ENTIRE VILLAGES UNDERWATER. MANY SCIENTISTS BELIEVE THAT THE RISE IN THE TEMPERATURE AND THE CLIMATE CHANGE WERE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO DORIAN’S STRENGTH.>>>WELL, STAYING WITH INTERNATIONAL NEWS RIGHT NOW, SCOTLAND’S HIGHEST CIVIL COURT RULED THAT BORIS JOHNSON DIDN’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUSPEND BRITISH PARLIAMENT.>>THE ADVICE GIVEN BY THE GOVERNMENT TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN TO PROROGUE PARLIAMENT FROM NINTH SEPTEMBER TO 14th OCTOBER WAS UNLAWFUL AND, THEREFORE, THE PROROGATION IS UNLAWFUL.>>Anthony: THEY SAY THAT THEY SHOULD ALLOW THE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT TO CONTINUE THE DEBATE OVER BREXIT. THE DEADLINE TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION IS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 31st. NOW ACCORDING TO JOHNSON THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO FOCUS ON THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE E.U. AND AN APPEAL AGAINST THE SCOTTISH RULING WILL BE HEARD IN LONDON NEXT WEEK AT BRITAIN’S SUPREME COURT. (♪♪♪)>>Ashley: WE WANT TO KNOW WHERE YOU’RE TO. THIS GREAT SHOT OF A LITTLE BIT OF A RAINBOW AND A REFLECTION. NANCY WHEELER SENT US THIS PHOTO. AND I’LL TELL YOU WHERE THIS WAS TAKEN WHEN WE AND BA (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Anthony: WELL, WE’RE GOING TO WIND DOWN “HERE & NOW” WITH ONE OF THE GREATEST STORIES IN CANADA. TENNIS SENSATION BIANCA ANDREESCU IS BACK HOME TODAY AND STILL SOAKING IN HER U.S. OPEN WIN AND THE FAME THAT COMES WITH IT.>>I WAS NOT EXPECTING ANY OF THIS. BUT I CAN GET USED TO IT.>>Ashley: SINCE WINNING HER FIRST GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENT ON SATURDAY, THE 19-YEAR-OLD HAS APPEARED ON MULTIPLE AMERICAN TALK SHOWS AND FLOWN ON A PRIVATE JET.>>Anthony: SHE’S GETTING USED TO IT. SHE TOLD REPORTERS THAT SHE’S LOOKING AHEAD TO HER TOURNAMENTS IN ASIA, AIMING TO END THE YEAR IN THE TOP 3, AND HOPEFULLY TO REPRESENT CANADA, I THINK THAT IS A NO-BRAINER, AT THE 2020 OLYMPICS IN TOKYO. QUITE THE SENSATION SHE IS.>>Ashley: ABSOLUTELY.>>Anthony: FANTASTIC. WHAT A STORY, IT WAS AMAZING TO WATCH. AND THEN APPARENTLY SMASH THE ALL RECORDS AND MORE PEOPLE WATCHED HER THAN WATCHED THE STANLEY CUP FINAL AND MORE THAN THE RAPTORS. THE RAPTORS, OR HER FOR THE SPORTS MOMENT OF THE YEAR?>>Ashley: IT’S A TOUGH ONE, ABSOLUTELY.>>Anthony: ALL RIGHT. ENOUGH ABOUT THAT.>>Ashley: WE HAVE ANOTHER LOVELY WEATHER PHOTO TO SHARE. A BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW THERE WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A REFLEKDZ AND THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN CONNELLSVILLE. AND THANK YOU TO NANCY WHEELER FOR THAT WONDERFUL PHOTO AND WE LOVE SEEING THEM. AND THEY’RE GETTING THE SUNSETS EARLIER AND EARLIER.>>Anthony: I KNOW. YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO DRAW THAT TO OUR ATTENTION.>>Ashley: I’M SORRY. BUT THEY’RE STILL BEAUTIFUL, ABSOLUTE. IF YOU HAVE ANY WEATHER PHOTOS TO SHARE, SEND THEM TO [email protected]>>Anthony: WE’D LOVE TO GET THEM AND THE RAPTORS WHICH IS AN AMAZING STORY AND THE CANADIAN TEAM WINNING THE NBA FINALS. THAT IS A REAL TOUGH ONE, A TEAM SPORT AND AN INDIVIDUAL SPORT. I DON’T KNOW. I’M TORN, WHAT DO YOU THINK? AND SHE’S FROM MISSISSAUGA. AND THE RAPTORS ARE IN TORONTO AND LET ONTARIO FIGURE THAT OUT. NOT OUR PROBLEM. HAVE A GREAT NIGHT AND WE’LL SEE YOU AGAIN TOMORROW.>>Ashley: ALL RIGHT, GOODNIGHT. (♪♪♪)

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