The National for July 16, 2019 — Labrador Plane Crash, Rabies Death, Trump


(*)>>Ian: TONIGHT A TRAGIC END IN A REMOTE CANADIAN LAKE.>>IT’S VERY HARD. SO EVERYBODY IS SHOCKED.>>Ian: THE WEATHER WAS CLEAR AND THE PILOT EXPERIENCED, THE PLANE RELIABLE. SO WHAT CAUSED THE DEADLY FLOATPLANE CRASH? (*)>>THIS IS A REALLY TRAGIC CASE AND THANKFULLY VERY RARE.>>Andrew: HOW A CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH A BAT COST A YOUNG B.C. MAN HIS LIFE. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RABIES. (*)>>WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SEASON?>>AWARDS.>>Ian: BIG RECOGNITION FOR CANADIAN COMEDY. “SCHITT’S CREEK” IS HEADED TO THE EMMYS. AND THE STARS’ REACTION? WELL, IT’S PRETTY CANADIAN.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*) (*)>>>SEARCH-AND-RESCUE TEAMS DESCENDED ON A REMOTE CORNER OF LABRADOR TODAY AFTER A FLOATPLANE CARRYING SEVEN PEOPLE CRASHED IN THE LAKE. THREE ARE CONFIRMED DEAD, FOUR OTHERS ARE STILL MISSING. THE PLANE TOOK OFF FROM A FISHING LODGE ON CROSSROADS LAKE MONDAY MORNING. THAT’S RIGHT NEAR THE BORDER WITH QUÉBEC IN NORTHWEST LABRADOR. IT WAS HEADED TO A CAMP ON THE EVEN MORE ISOLATED MISTASTIN LAKE, THAT’S WHERE IT CRASHED. AS KAYLA HOUNSELL TELLS US, THE TRAGEDY HAS SHAKEN THE AIRLINE.>>Reporter: AT AIR SAGUENAY TODAY HOPE, HEARTACHE AND A LOT OF QUESTIONS. IT OWNED THE PLANE THAT CRASHED AND EMPLOYED THE PILOT.>>AND EVERYBODY’S SHOCKED AND YOU KNOW AIR SAGUENAY IS A SMALL FAMILY SO WE KNEW ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEE, PERSONALLY IT’S LIKE FRIENDS.>>Reporter: KNOWN AS A BUSH PLANE, THE BEAVER SEAPLANE WAS CREATED TO DO EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS DOING WHEN IT CRASHED — TRAVELING IN A REMOTE AREA. THIS TIME LABRADOR’S MISTASTIN LAKE. IT TOOK OFF FROM A FISHING LODGE WITH FOUR FISHERMEN, TWO GUIDES AND THE PILOT ON BOARD. IT DIDN’T RETURN AS EXPECTED LAST NIGHT. AIR SAGUENAY SAYS THAT THE PLANE HAD BEEN INSPECTED RECENTLY, AND THE WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE FAVOURABLE, AND THE PILOT VERY EXPERIENCED. IT’S UNCLEAR WHETHER THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED ON LANDING OR TAKEOFF. THIS IS AIR SAGUENAY’S THIRD FATAL CRASH OF A BEAVER PLANE SINCE 2010, INCLUDING THIS ONE IN QUÉBEC IN 2015. ALL SEVEN ON BOARD WERE KILLED.>>THE BEAVER IS A WELL — WELL-MADE AIRCRAFT, BUT IT’S NEVER THE SAME… EVERY LANDING OR EVERY TAKEOFF IS UNIQUE, I CAN SAY. BECAUSE WE’RE NOT LANDING ON A STRIP, WE’RE LANDING ON A LAKE.>>IT HAS AN ENGINE THAT HAS A VERY GOOD RECORD FOR SAFETY AND RELIABILITY. AND FOR THE JOB THAT IT DOES, IT’S A WELL-DESIGNED MACHINE.>>Reporter: MILITARY AIRCRAFT SEARCHED FOR SURVIVORS ON MISTASTIN LAKE UNTIL DARKNESS FELL.>>WE’RE STILL HOPING… AND WE PRAY AND… WE’RE PRAYING.>>Reporter: NOW THE MATTER WILL BE HANDED OVER TO THE RCMP AS A MISSING PERSONS CASE. KAYLA HOUNSELL, CBC NEWS, HALIFAX.>>Ian: TO BRITISH COLUMBIA NOW WHERE WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE TRAGIC DEATH OF A YOUNG MAN FROM RABIES.>>Andrew: YEAH, IAN, HE WAS 21 YEARS OLD. HE DIED ON SATURDAY. BUT THAT WAS WEEKS AFTER COMING INTO CONTACT WITH A BAT. THAT ENCOUNTER SO QUICK, AT THE TIME SO SEEMINGLY INSIGNIFICANT, THAT HE DIDN’T EVEN REALIZE THAT HE HAD BEEN EXPOSED TO AN INCREDIBLY RARE AND INCREDIBLY DEADLY VIRUS. BUT NOW WE KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED. ANITA BATHE EXPLAINS.>>Reporter: AN UNUSUAL DAYTIME ENCOUNTER ON VANCOUVER ISLAND TURNED DEADLY FOR 21-YEAR-OLD NICK MAJOR. A NORMALLY NOCTURNAL BAT ESSENTIALLY RAN INTO HIS HAND.>>DIDN’T THINK MUCH OF IT AT THE TIME. SEVERAL WEEKS LATER, ABOUT SIX WEEKS LATER, STARTED HAVING SYMPTOMS.>>Reporter: BY THEN IT WAS TOO LATE. MAJOR DIED HERE AT ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL ON VANCOUVER ON SATURDAY.>>THE CHALLENGE WITH BATS IS THEY HAVE VERY SMALL TEETH AND EVEN A MINUTE SCRATCH OR BITE THAT SOMETIMES IS NOT EVEN APPARENT AND IT CLEARLY IN THIS CASE WAS ENOUGH TO TRANSMIT THE VIRUS.>>Reporter: FRIENDS SAY THAT THE POPULAR PARKSVILLE MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTOR ENCOUNTERED THE BAT IN TOFINO. THIS IS THE 26th RABIES RELATED DEATH OF A PERSON IN CANADA SINCE REPORTING BEGAN IN 1924. MOST FATALITIES OCCURRING IN QUÉBEC AND ONTARIO. THIS IS JUST THE SECOND RABIES DEATH IN B.C. BATS ARE THE ONLY KNOWN RABIES CARRIER IN B.C., BUT THE DISEASE IS TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE SALIVA OR THE BLOOD OF AN INFECTED ANIMAL.>>ACROSS CANADA THERE ARE SEVERAL ANIMALS THAT ARE KNOWN TO CARRY RABIES, AND THE CLASSIC ONES IN CANADA ARE BATS, FOXES, SKUNKS AND RACCOONS.>>Reporter: THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALIST SAYS THAT IT’S IMPORTANT TO SEEK TREATMENT QUICKLY AFTER COMING INTO CONTACT.>>THE VIRUS CAN GET INTO THE BODY AND IT TRAVELS UP THROUGH THE PERIPHEAL NERVES CLOSER AND CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE BRAIN AND WHEN IT GETS TO THE BRAIN IT CAUSES A VERY PROFOUND INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE AND A VERY PROFOUND INFLAMMATORY INFECTION OF THE BRAIN AND IT’S FATAL ABOUT 100% OF THE TIME.>>Reporter: DOCTORS SAY THAT MAJOR’S SYMPTOMS PROGRESSED VERY QUICKLY. IT WAS ONLY AFTER HE MENTIONED THAT HE CAME INTO CONTACT WITH A BAT THAT HE WAS ACTUALLY TESTED FOR RABIES. THE TEST CONFIRMING SOMETHING SO RARE, AT THAT POINT THAT NOTHING MORE COULD BE DONE TO SAVE THE YOUNG MAN’S LIFE. ANITA BATHE, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Andrew: NOW LET’S UNDERSCORE THAT LAST POINT — THAT DEADLY EXPOSURE TO RABIES IN CANADA IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE. BUT BECAUSE OF THAT VERY FACT MAYBE YOU HAVE SOME QUESTIONS. WE CERTAINLY DID. SO WE’VE ASKED DR. ALLISON McGEER TO JOIN US, AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE PHYSICIAN, AND A CLINICIAN SCIENTIST WITHIN THE HEALTH SYSTEM. SO THANK YOU FOR JOINING US HERE. THE SHOCKING THING ABOUT THIS CASE IS THAT — IS THAT IT WAS A SEEMINGLY BENIGN INTERACTION. AND YET EVEN THAT CAN LEAD TO AN INFECTION.>>WELL, THAT’S ONE OF THE HARD THINGS ABOUT BATS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE THINK ABOUT RABIES AS COMING FROM DOGS OR IF YOU GET A DOG BITE IT’S OBVIOUS. BUT BATS HAVE VERY SMALL TEETH AND REALLY SMALL CLAWS AND IT’S EASY TO HAVE A BREAK IN THE SKIN THAT YOU DON’T EVEN RECOGNIZE.>>Andrew: BUT THEN HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO KNOW IF YOU CAN’T RECOGNIZE THAT IT’S HAPPENED?>>SO THE FIRST IMPORTANT THING IS DON’T TOUCH BATS. YOU HAVE TO HAVE CONTACT WITH THE BATS AND IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT IS THROUGH THE AIR OR SPRAYED. THE BATS AND IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT IS THROUGH THE AIR OR SPRAYED. SO YOU WANT TO BAT PROOF YOUR HOUSE AND YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON’T EVER COME INTO CONTACT WITH A BAT. BUT IF YOU DO, THAT’S WHAT THE PROFESSIONALS ARE FOR. SO YOU NEED TO FIND YOUR PHYSICIAN OR PUBLIC HEALTH UNIT, SOMEBODY THAT CAN ASSESS IT AND SAY, YES, YOU NEED TO WORRY ABOUT IT OR, NO, YOU DON’T. SO THAT YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET THE VACCINE IN TIME.>>Andrew: SO IN A MANNER OF SPEAKING YOU SHOULD, WHAT, ASSUME THAT YOU MAY HAVE YES, YOU NEED TO WORRY ABOUT IT OR, NO, YOU DON’T. SO THAT YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET THE VACCINE IN TIME.>>Andrew: SO IN A MANNER OF SPEAKING YOU SHOULD, WHAT, ASSUME THAT YOU MAY HAVE CONTRACTED RABIES IF YOU HAVE HAD THAT PHYSICAL CONTRACT BECAUSE OTHERWISE WHAT — IF THE SYMPTOMS START TO SHOW –>>ONCE THE SYMPTOMS START TO SHOW IT’S TOO LATE. YOU REALLY NEED WITHIN THE FIRST FEW DAYS AFTER THE EXPOSURE TO HAVE THE VACCINE AND THE IMMUNE GLOBULIN. MOST OF THE TIME YOU WON’T HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO RABIES BUT YOU DO NEED TO HAVE SOMEBODY WHO HAS EXPERIENCE AND KNOWS WHAT THE ISSUES ARE TO BE ABLE TO GO THROUGH IT WITH YOU AND TO THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT IT AND TO MAKE A DECISION WHETHER OR NOT YOU NEED TO WORRY.>>Andrew: GOOD ADVICE, DR. McGEER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>A PLEASURE.>>Andrew: NOW THE FLU MAY NOT BE TOP OF MIND RIGHT NOW, NOT THE SEASON FOR IT. BUT THE HEALTH AUTHORITIES BELIEVE THAT WHEN IT COMES THIS YEAR IT’S GOING TO HIT HARD. ALREADY AUSTRALIA IS HAVING ONE OF THE DEADLIEST FLU SEASONS ON RECORD AND THAT’S BAD NEWS FOR CANADA. SO AS KAS ROUSSY TELLS US, SOME PROVINCES ARE BUSY MAKING PLANS FOR HOSPITALS AND STOCKING UP ON VACCINE.>>HI. 3, 2, 1…>>Reporter: IT’S A BIT TOO SOON TO BE THINKING OF THIS — BUT ALREADY THERE ARE SIGNS THAT WE MAY BE IN FOR A BAD FLU SEASON.>>WE EXPECT THAT IT’S GOING TO BE A VERY DIFFICULT YEAR, THAT BASED ON WHAT’S HAPPENING IN AUSTRALIA.>>Reporter: WE TYPICALLY LOOK TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE FOR SOME CLUES INTO HOW BAD THE FLU SEASON WILL BE HERE. AUSTRALIA’S FLU SEASON USUALLY RUNS FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER. BUT STARTED EARLY THIS YEAR. A PARTICULARLY STRONG STRAIN OF THE VIRUS MAY BE TO BLAME. ALREADY THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 120,000 CONFIRMED CASES, AND OVER 200 DEATHS.>>200 IS SUBSTANTIAL, BUT IT’S THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. WE NORMALLY ONLY REPORT ABOUT ONE IN 10 AT THE MOST. SO IT’S LIKELY TO BE ONE IN 2,000 DEATHS IN AUSTRALIA SO FAR.>>Reporter: IN ANTICIPATION, ONTARIO’S HEALTH MINISTRY IS ORDERING 300,000 EXTRA HIGH-DOSE FLU VACCINES FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE, LIKE SENIORS.>>THEY WILL BE IN PLACE IN TIME. WE HAVE ORDERED SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND MORE UNITS OF THE ULTRA-FLU VACCINE BECAUSE THAT WAS PROVEN PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE LAST YEAR.>>Reporter: ONTARIO IS THE FIRST PROVINCE TO ANNOUNCE ITS STRATEGY FOR THIS YEAR’S FLU SEASON. IN PREPARATION PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE MONITORING CLOSELY.>>I THINK RIGHT NOW IT’S STILL A BIT OF A WATCH AND WAIT, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR AUSTRALIA AND WHAT MIGHT IT TRANSLATE INTO FOR US?>>IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN, THE ANNUAL FLU CAMPAIGN… –>>Reporter: IN THE MEANTIME EXPECT THOSE USUAL AD CAMPAIGNS. CANADIAN HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE HOPING THAT ADS LIKE THAT CONVINCE THE 66% OF CANADIAN ADULTS WHO DIDN’T GET THE FLU SHOT LAST YEAR TO ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES THIS YEAR. KAS ROUSSY, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: NOW THAT HIGH-DOSE OR ULTRA-VACCINE HAS FOUR TIMES THE ANTIGENS OF A REGULAR FLU SHOT. DEPENDING ON THE PROVINCE, SENIORS MAY BE ABLE TO GET IT AT HOSPITALS AND LONG-TERM CARE HOMES AND DOCTORS OFFICES.>>Ian: THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES VOTED TONIGHT TO DENOUNCE DONALD TRUMP FOR THOSE TWEETS THAT HE SENT ON THE WEEKEND ATTACKING FOUR DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMEN OF COLOUR. HIS COMMENTS CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE RACIST AND AN ALLEGATION THAT THE U.S. PRESIDENT CONTINUED TO REJECT TODAY. IN FACT, AS THE CBC’S KATIE SIMPSON REPORTS FROM WASHINGTON, TRUMP DIDN’T BACK OFF, HE DOUBLED DOWN.>>Reporter: AS FAR AS CONGRESS IS CONCERNED THE PRESIDENT’S TWEETS ARE OFFICIALLY RACIST. DEMOCRATS USED THEIR MAJORITY TO PASS THE SYMBOLIC MEASURE CONDEMNING DONALD TRUMP’S ATTACK, TELLING THE CONGRESSWOMEN TO “GO BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM.”>>I’VE HAD PEOPLE TELL ME TO GO BACK TO CHINA OR JAPAN OR NORTH KOREA. THAT’S A RACIST INSULT THAT IS BASED ON RACE. IF I WAS WHITE THEY WOULD NOT TELL ME TO GO BACK TO CHINA.>>Reporter: REPUBLICANS MOSTLY TOW THE PARTY LINE, ALTHOUGH FOUR SUPPORTED THE RESOLUTION. SENIOR LEADERS OUTSIDE WERE CAREFUL NOT TO CRITICISE TRUMP DIRECTLY.>>EVERYONE OUGHT TO TONE DOWN THEIR RHETORIC AND WE OUGHT TO MOVE BACK TO TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES.>>Reporter: INSTEAD OF ISSUES THE PRESIDENT’S DEFENDERS ARE NOW EMBRACING DIVISIVE TACTICS.>>WHAT’S YOUR ETHNICITY?>>[indiscernible]>>Reporter: ADVISOR KELLYANNE CONWAY REPEATEDLY ASKED A REPORTER FOR HIS ETHNICITY WHILE DEFENDING THE COMMENTS.>>President Donald Trump: I THINK THAT IT’S TERRIBLE WHEN PEOPLE SPEAK SO BADLY ABOUT OUR COUNTRY.>>Reporter: ON TWITTER HE ADDED “I DON’T HAVE A RACIST BONE IN MY BODY.” ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ FIRED BACK…>>YOU HAVE A RACIST MIND IN YOUR HEAD AND A RACIST HEART IN YOUR CHEST SHE TWEETED.>>HANG TIGHT AND STAND UP FOR YOUR PRINCIPLES AND DON’T TAKE ANY CRAP FROM TRUMP.>>Reporter: HOWARD DEAN IS A FORMER DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL. AND HE SAYS IN THIS BITTERLY DIVIDED TIME THAT HIS PARTY MUST FOCUS ON UNITY AND TALK MORE ABOUT THE ISSUES THAN THE PRESIDENT.>>EVERY TIME THAT HE OPENS UP HIS MOUTH HE REMINDS PEOPLE WHY THEY DON’T LIKE HIM. WE DO NOT HAVE TO REMIND THEM ABOUT THAT. WE HAVE TO REMIND THEM WHAT WE’LL DO DIFFERENTLY THAN TRUMP.>>Reporter: DEMOCRATS WILL TRY TO BUILD MOMENTUM AROUND THIS VOTE, EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE NO CONSEQUENCES FOR TRUMP. BUT THERE COULD BE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE FOUR REPUBLICANS WHO DEFIED THE PRESIDENT BY CONDEMNING HIS TWEETS. KATIE SIMPSON, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Ian: HERE AT HOME A WINNIPEG WOMAN IS CALLING A COURT ORDER TODAY TO LIFT A PUBLICATION BAN PART OF HER HEALING PROCESS. HER EX-HUSBAND, WHO IS CHARGED WITH BREAKING INTO HER HOME AND INSTALLING CAMERAS IN HER BEDROOM. AS KATIE NICHOLSON REPORTS, SHE’S NOW USING HER EXPERIENCE TO HELP OTHER WOMEN.>>Reporter: SHE FIRST TOLD HER STORY FROM THE SHADOWS.>>I FELT SO VIOLATED.>>Reporter: HER VOICE AND FACE DISGUISED. BUT SARA USMAN IS DONE WITH HIDING. TODAY A MANITOBA JUDGE ORDERED A PUBLICATION BAN ON HER NAME LIFTED.>>FOR ME IT’S IMPORTANT BECAUSE PART OF MY HEALING IS AROUND TELLING MY STORY.>>Reporter: USMAN’S EX-HUSBAND BROKE INTO HER HOME AND INSTALLED CAMERAS IN HER BEDROOM AND LIVING ROOM. SHE ALLEGES THAT HE RECORDED INTIMATE IMAGES OF HER WITH HIS FAMILY IN PAKISTAN. CHARGES OF VOYEURISM WERE STAYED BECAUSE OF A LACK OF EVIDENCE.>>YOU HEAR IN SUCH INSTANCES THAT IT’S ACTUALLY HARD TO RECLAIM AND REGAIN YOUR HONOUR BACK.>>Reporter: BUT SHE’S TRYING. (*) USMAN CO-FOUNDED “THE SHAMELESS CIRCLE,” A GROUP DEDICATED TO HELPING WOMEN TO OVERCOME SHAME.>>I THINK THAT IT’S IMPORTANT FOR ME TO LET OTHER WOMEN KNOW THAT THEY’RE NOT ALONE.>>THERE’S A NUMBING THAT WOMEN TO OVERCOME SHAME.>>I THINK THAT IT’S IMPORTANT FOR ME TO LET OTHER WOMEN KNOW THAT THEY’RE NOT ALONE.>>THERE’S A NUMBING THAT HAPPENS…>>ANYTIME THAT YOU OWN YOUR SHAME YOU’LL SEE A DIFFERENT RESULT. BECAUSE THERE’S SO MUCH POWER ACKNOWLEDGING WHAT YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH AND WHAT SOMEONE HAS PUT YOU THROUGH.>>Reporter: SHE SAYS THAT THE GROUP HELPS HER WITH HER STRUGGLES.>>WHEN WE LIVE SHAMELESSLY WE LIVE MORE FULLY AND MORE CONFIDENTLY.>>Reporter: USMAN HOPES BY GOING PUBLIC WITH HER STORY THAT SHE’LL INSPIRE OTHERS.>>SO THIS IS MY WAY OF TELLING OTHER WOMEN THAT THERE’S LIFE AFTER SHAME TOO.>>I APPLAUD HER. I MEAN, I THINK THAT IT’S VERY BRAVE.>>Reporter: MOLLY REYNOLDS REPRESENTS VICTIMS IN CIVIL COURT WHOSE INTIMATE IMAGES WERE SHARED WITHOUT CONSENT. SHE SAYS THAT THE PERSONAL STORIES TOLD IN THE SHAMELESS CIRCLE COULD HELP TO GUIDE ANDS — GUIDE JUDGES IN SENTENCING.>>THIS COULD BE A SOURCE OF REALLY GOOD EVIDENCE ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE VARIETY OF SHARED EXPERIENCES OF VICTIMS, BY SHOWING, YOU KNOW, WHAT TYPES OF GENERAL HARM MOST INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF THIS HAVE GONE THROUGH.>>FOR ME GETTING UNSTUCK IN LIFE –>>Reporter: IT’S ALREADY HELPING SARA USMAN GETTING BACK SOMETHING THAT SHE THOUGHT SHE HAD LOST.>>I HOPE THAT OTHER WOMEN CLAIM BACK THEIR HONOUR AND IT’S HELPED ME TO SEE OTHER WOMEN WHO ARE IN THE SAME SITUATION AS MINE AND BEING ABLE TO BE THE ONE WHO IS SORT OF HELPING THEM, GUIDING THEM, HAS GIVEN ME A LOT OF STRENGTH.>>Reporter: AND THE STRENGTH TO LIVE WITHOUT SHAME. KATIE NICHOLSON, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG.>>Ian: HERE’S SOME OF THE OTHER STORIES THAT WE’RE FOLLOWING TONIGHT ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>SINGER R. KELLY WILL BE STAYING IN PRISON FOR NOW.>>WELL, OBVIOUSLY, WE’RE DISAPPOINTED. WE WERE HOPEFUL THAT THE JUDGE WOULD LET HIM OUT.>>Ian: THE JUDGE ORDERED HE BE HELD WITHOUT BOND DURING A HEARING TODAY WITH PROSECUTORS SAYING THAT HE WAS A RISK TO MINORS AND THAT HE MIGHT TRY TO FLEE. KELLY WAS ARRESTED AGAIN LAST WEEK AND FACES 18 NEW CHARGES IN TWO CITIES. THEY INCLUDE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. THE 52-YEAR-OLD PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO ALL CHARGES.>>>A MEASLES ALERT HAS BEEN EXPANDED IN QUÉBEC. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THAT AN INFECTED PERSON VISITED PARKS SAFARI LAST FRIDAY WHILE INFECTIOUS. IT’S IN HEMMINGFORD NEAR THE U.S. BORDER. THE PERSON WAS ALSO AT A PUBLIC POOL IN LAVAL. THERE HAVE BEEN 18 CASES OF MEASLES IN QUÉBEC SO FAR THIS YEAR.>>>A MAJOR FUEL SPILL IN B.C. WATERS HAS LED TO A $3 MILLION FINE FOR A U.S. COMPANY. IT HAPPENED IN 2016 AND A CREW MEMBER FELL ASLEEP, ALLOWING A TUGBOAT TO RUN AGROUND AND SINK. MORE THAN 100,000 LITRES OF DIESEL AND HEAVY OIL SPILLED INTO A FIRST NATIONS’ FISHING TERRITORY. THE COMPANY, KIRBY CORPORATION, PLEADED GUILTY TO THREE COUNTS IN PROVINCIAL COURT TODAY.>>Andrew: NETFLIX SAYS THAT IT WILL REMOVE A GRAPHIC SUICIDE SCENE FROM SEASON ONE OF THE HIT SHOW “13 REASONS WHY.” THIS IS TWO YEARS AFTER IT FIRST AIRED. THE DECISION COMES AFTER RESEARCHERS FOUND A SPIKE IN TEEN SUICIDES FOLLOWING THE SHOW’S DEBUT. BUT AS DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON EXPLAINS, NOT EVERYONE FEELS THAT PULLING THE SCENE GOES FAR ENOUGH.>>SETTLE IN, BECAUSE I’M ABOUT TO TELL YOU THE STORY OF MY LIFE.>>Reporter: “13 REASONS WHY” IS SUPPOSED TO BE EDGY. IT CENTRES AROUND A GIRL WHO DIED FROM SUICIDE AND TAUNTS THE BULLIES VIA A TAPE THAT SHE LEFT BEHIND. BUT FOR MANY IT’S ALSO DANGEROUS DANGEROUS. STUDIES CLAIM THAT IT GLAMORIZES SUICIDE. EXPLAINING THE MOVE TO CUT THE SCENE, THE CREATOR BRIAN YORKEY SAID “WE BELIEVE THIS EDIT WILL HELP THE SHOW TO DO THE MOST GOOD FOR THE MOST PEOPLE WHILE MITIGATING ANY RISK FOR YOUNG VIEWERS.” THIS CANADIAN DOCTOR WOULD HAVE PREFERRED TO HAVE SEEN THE SHOW PULLED OFF THE AIR ALL TOGETHER.>>IF THE QUESTION IS WHETHER IT’S SAFE FOR KIDS TO WATCH THE SHOW, THE ANSWER IS ABSOLUTELY NOT.>>Reporter: HE CO-AUTHORED A STUDY THAT FOUND IN THE MONTHS AFTER THE SHOW’S RELEASE THAT THERE WERE 94 MORE SUICIDE DEATHS OF 10 TO 19 YEAR OLDS IN THE U.S. THAN TYPICALLY.>>ON ONE HAND IT WAS IMPORTANT TO REMOVE THIS, THIS WAS A VERY DANGEROUS AND HARMFUL SCENE. ON THE OTHER HAND, I THINK THAT PEOPLE ARE FAILING TO REALIZE WHAT A HARMFUL NARRATIVE “13 REASONS WHY” HAS AND THAT NARRATIVE REMAINS.>>Reporter: THE PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL CALLS IT A SMALL VICTORY IN THEIR ATTEMPT TO GET BROADCASTERS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTENT.>>WE’VE HAD A VICTORIOUS CAMPAIGN HERE WITH THIS ONE SCENE. BUT THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF OUR EFFORTS.>>Reporter: THE WOMAN BEHIND THE UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY ON THE RISE OF NETFLIX SAYS THAT THE MOVE SPEAKS TO THE STREAMING GIANT’S EVOLUTION FROM EDGY TO MORE RESPONSIBLE.>>KEEPING THAT SCENE IN WAS REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE, FIRST OF ALL, THEY HAVE A REPUTATION AND WERE TRYING TO EARN A REPUTATION WITH FILMMAKERS. NOW THAT THEY ARE MORE OF A MATURE, ESTABLISHED CONTENT CREATOR THEY REALLY DON’T NEED THAT CONTROVERSY ANYMORE.>>Reporter: THE TIMING OF THE CHANGE IS NOTEWORTHY. THE THIRD SEASON OF THE SHOW IS ON ITS WAY, MEANING THAT NETFLIX IS HOPING FOR SOME NEW VIEWERS WHO WILL BINGE THE FIRST SEASON WITH A NEWLY EDITED SCENE. DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: IF YOU THINK THAT SOMEONE YOU KNOW MAY BE AT RISK OF SUICIDE OR IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE YOURSELF, CANADA’S SUICIDE PREVENTION SERVICE AND KIDS HELP PHONE ARE THERE TO HELP. YOU CAN CALL THEM, TEXT WITH THEM OR CHAT WITH THEM ONLINE.>>Ian: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>OUR “MOMENT OF THE DAY,” A STORY THAT CAPTURED THE CITY OF CHICAGO.>>Andrew: PLUS, AS THE WORLD MARKS THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING WE LOOK AT HOW CANADIAN BUSINESSES ARE CASHING IN ON THE PRIVATE SPACE RACE.>>WE’RE BUILDING UP CONNECTIVITY FOR PLACES HERE ON EARTH AND FOR CONNECTIVITY FOR PLACES OUTSIDE OF EARTH IN THE FUTURE.>>Andrew: THAT’S NEXT. (*) (*) (*)>>Andrew: A HALF CENTURY AFTER THE HISTORIC MOMENT THAT CAPTURED THE IMAGINATIONS OF ENTIRE GENERATIONS OF PEOPLE, THE SPACESUIT WORN BY THE FIRST MAN ON THE MOON WAS UNVEILED TODAY AT THE SMITHSONIAN IN WASHINGTON. IT TOOK MORE THAN A DECADE TO RESTORE AND REPAIR THAT SUIT, EVEN THOUGH NEIL ARMSTRONG ONLY WORE IT FOR ABOUT 12 HOURS, INCLUDING, OF COURSE, ON THAT FAMOUS DAY, JULY 20, 1969.>>IT’S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN… ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND.>>Andrew: THAT MISSION STARTED 50 YEARS AGO TODAY. LIFTOFF. AND TO MARK THAT ANNIVERSARY TONIGHT, PART TWO OF OUR WEEK-LONG SERIES “MOON LANDING: THE 50th ANNIVERSARY.” NOW IT WAS MORE THAN AMBITION AND CURIOSITY THAT FUELLED THE APOLLO 11 MISSION. BACK THEN IT WAS COMPETITION BETWEEN TWO COLD WAR RIVALS, SPARKING THAT SPACE RACE. AND 50 YEARS LATER AS AARON SALTZMAN SHOWS US, IT’S SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT DRIVING SPACE TRAVEL — PROFIT.>>2, 1, 0…>>LIFTOFF. [Applause]>>Reporter: IT’S AN INDIAN ROCKET BUT PART OF THE PAYLOAD COMES FROM A COMPANY IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO.>>WE’RE A SPACE BUSINESS AND WHAT WE DO IS THAT WE DESIGN AND BUILD AND LAUNCH SMALL SATELLITES FOR COMMUNICATIONS.>>Reporter: THEIR SATELLITES ARE ABOUT THE SIZE OF A LOAF OF BREAD. WITHIN THREE YEARS THEY EXPECT TO HAVE 140 OF THEM ORBITING EARTH, MOVING MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF DATA QUICKLY, EVEN IN THE MOST REMOTE REGIONS OF THE PLANET.>>WE’RE BUILDING UP CONNECTIVITY FOR PLACES HERE ON EARTH AND FOR CONNECTIVITY FOR PLACES OUTSIDE OF EARTH IN THE FUTURE.>>Reporter: 50 YEARS AFTER APOLLO 11, TODAY’S SPACE RACE IS A FOR-PROFIT ENTERPRISE. SINCE THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, THE NUMBER OF PRIVATELY FUNDED SPACE COMPANIES AROUND THE WORLD HAS GROWN NEARLY 14 FOLD. TOGETHER THEY HAVE RAISED NEARLY $19 BILLION IN PRIVATE CAPITAL. IT’S BEEN DUBBED “THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPACE RACE.” WITH CELEBRITY BILLIONAIRES BACKING SPACE TOURISM AND BUILDING REUSABLE ROCKETS, RACING TO GRAB A PIECE OF A SPACE ECONOMY THAT COULD ONE DAY BE WORTH MORE THAN A TRILLION DOLLARS U.S. PER YEAR. EXPERTS SAY THAT CANADA HAS BEEN A LITTLE SLOWER OFF THE MARK THAN THE U.S. AND EUROPE.>>BUT NOW IT IS STARTING TO RAMP UP.>>Reporter: IT’S CANADA’S HIGH-TECH EXPERTISE, SHE SAYS, THAT IS DRIVING MUCH OF THE GROWTH.>>ROBOTICS, COMMUNICATIONS, EARTH OBSERVATION. AND THESE AREAS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE GLOBALLY THAT WE ARE LEADERS.>>NORTH STAR… THE FIRST COMMERCIAL PLATFORM TO DELIVER HIGH FIDELITY SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS SERVICES FROM SPACE.>>Reporter: MONTRÉAL-BASED NORTHSTAR IS CREATING A HYPER ACCURATE SYSTEM OF SPACE-BASED SENSORS TO MONITOR EARTH’S ORBIT. AND THE TENS OF MILLIONS OF BITS OF SPACE JUNK FLYING AROUND THE PLANET. IT’S KIND OF AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL VERSION OF AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM, NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER.>>YOU’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE A ONE TRILLION DOLLAR SPACE ECONOMY AND COMMERCIALIZED SPACE IF EVERYBODY IS WORRIED THAT THERE’S A ONE IN 1,000 CHANCE THAT MY SATELLITE WILL BE MOVED OUT OF SPACE BY A PIECE OF BREE MOVING AT 15 KILOMETRES PER SECOND.>>Reporter: OUTER SPACE, NOW A COMMERCIAL SPACE. AND IT’S ONLY GOING TO SKYROCKET FROM HERE. AARON SALTZMAN, CBC NEWS, MONTRÉAL.>>Andrew: ALL WEEK WE’LL BE CONTINUING OUR SPECIAL SERIES ABOUT THE FUTURE OF SPACE TRAVEL. TOMORROW SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF ZERO GRAVITY AND THE TOLL IT TAKES ON THE HUMAN BODY.>>MARS IS THE NEXT FRONTIER AND THIS IS WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT NOW. LONGER AND LONGER STAYS IN MICRO-GRAVITY.>>Andrew: CREATING ARTIFICIAL GRAVITY, THAT COULD GET US TO MARS. THAT’S TOMORROW. (*)>>>STILL AHEAD ON TONIGHT’S SHOW…>>>THESE GUYS ARE DEFINITELY TORONTO’S UNOFFICIAL MASCOTS. HOW IS IT THAT THEY’VE ADAPTED SO WELL TO LIFE IN CANADA’S BIGGEST CITY?>>Ian: AND NEXT TEAM CANADA HEADS TO THE EMMYS.>>MEETING THE PARENTS. THAT’S A BIG STEP.>>YES. THINGS ARE CERTAINLY RACING ALONG AT A DANGEROUSLY RAPID VELOCITY.>>Ian: EUGENE LEVY ON THE MOMENT THAT HE HEARD THE NEWS NEXT. (*) (*) (*)>>WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SEASON?>>AWARDS. [laughter]>>Ian: EMMY NOMINATIONS ARE OUT AND SOME CANADIAN CONTENT IS AMONG THE BEST IN U.S. TELEVISION.>>IT’S LIKE 50 SHADES OF JOHNNY ROSE.>>Ian: SHOT IN ONTARIO AND COMMISSIONED BY THE CBC, “SCHITT’S CREEK” GOT FOUR NODS, ONE FOR OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES.>>ROLAND AND JOCELYNE DON’T THINK THAT WE CAN TAKE CARE OF A KID.>>THAT’S AN ARGUMENT I’M WILLING TO LOSE.>>Ian: ANOTHER IS FOR COSTUMES.>>GOD, THAT’S SO EMBARRASSING, YOU MUST FEEL RIDICULOUS.>>Ian: AND TWO TO LEAD ACTORS, CATHERINE O’HARA AND EUGENE LEVY.>>VERY DAPPER, MR. ROSE. LIKE THE MAESTRO OF A LEBANESE ORCHESTRA.>>Ian: CBC NEWS REACHED EUGENE LEVY BY PHONE EARLIER TODAY AND ASKED HOW IT FEELS TO BE NOMINATED.>>I — I FEEL ABSOLUTELY… I FEEL TICKLED BY IT. I THINK THAT IT’S GREAT. I WAS A LITTLE SHOCKED AT — AT MY NOMINATION. I ACTUALLY DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING. I WAS — I WAS VERY HOPEFUL FOR CATHERINE, UM, GETTING NOMINATED. AND THE FACT THAT OUR SHOW GOT A NOMINATION, YOU KNOW, WAS THE ICING ON THE CAKE TO THE WHOLE THING FOR ME BECAUSE THE SHOW NOMINATION REALLY RECOGNIZES EVERYBODY WHO’S WORKED SO HARD TO MAKE THE SHOW WHAT IT WAS.>>IT WAS ALL FEELING VERY SKETCHY AND LAST MINUTEY.>>I HAVE BEEN ORGANIZING THIS FOR A LONG TIME BUT I’M JUST TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I KNOW THAT NONE OF YOU CAN KEEP A SECRET.>>AT 9:00 a.m. IT’S A LITTLE EARLY FOR CHARACTER ASSASSINATION.>>THE SHOW TRULY IS CANADIAN IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD BECAUSE WE’VE HAD THE GREATEST CREWS WORKING ON THE SHOW, AND AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF WRITING TALENT AND ACTING TALENT RIGHT HERE IN CANADA THAT HAVE PUT THIS THING TOGETHER.>>Ian: THE “SCHITT’S CREEK” CAST WERE THE ONLY CANADIANS TO GET AN EMMY NOD. SANDRA OH IS UP FOR BEST ACTRESS IN HER ROLE IN THE SPY THRILLER “KILLING EVE” AND ANOTHER FOR HOSTING AN EPISODE OF “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.” IT’S BEEN A YEAR OF ACCOLADES FOR OH. THIS YEAR SHE WAS RECOGNISED AT THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS. SHE SAT DOWN WITH ROSEMARY AND TALKED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF HER CANADIAN ROOTS AND HER LONG ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD. HERE’S PART OF THAT CONVERSATION.>>Rosemary: WHEN YOU THINK BACK THOUGH, WHEN YOU — FROM WHEN YOU GOT TO L.A. AND PEOPLE WEREN’T EVEN LETTING YOU IN THE ROOM AND WERE TELLING YOU HOW YOU SHOULD LOOK AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS — LIKE, HOW DO YOU COMPARE THOSE MOMENTS TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW AND WHERE THE INDUSTRY IS NOW?>>I REMEMBER GOING DOWN THERE — SO THIS IS THE SUMMER OF 1995. AND MEETING THIS ONE AGENT. AND BASICALLY — TO PUT IT IN A NUTSHELL — SHE SAID GO BACK HOME TO CANADA AND GET FAMOUS. AND THEN YOU CAN COME BACK DOWN HERE. AT THAT POINT IN MY CAREER THERE WERE A LOT OF THINGS THAT HAD ALREADY HAPPENED AND WHAT YOU IMAGINE IS A NATURAL PROGRESSION OF A CAREER, RIGHT? AND I’M RELATING IT TO THE NATURAL PROGRESSION OF A WHITE ACTRESS THAT THIS SHOULD BE SOMEWHAT — I’M TRYING TO GO ON A SIMILAR ROAD. AND SOMEONE IS ABSOLUTELY TELLING YOU THAT THERE’S NO SPACE FOR YOU HERE. AND I REMEMBER BEING SO — SO UPSET. BECAUSE ALL THOSE THINGS THAT YOU FEARED WERE HAPPENING TO SOMEONE WHO HAS THIS AUTHORITY IS TELLING YOU THAT ALL OF THOSE THINGS THAT WERE IN YOUR HEAD THAT YOU FEAR THAT DO EXIST ARE REAL. SO YOU SHOULD PROBABLY JUST GIVE UP. SO THEN YOU JUMP TO — WHEN DID I GET THIS JOB, WHEN DID I GET “KILLING EVE”? 2017, YEP. AND I’M READING THE SCRIPT AND I TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE. AND I ACTUALLY COULDN’T FIGURE OUT WHAT PART I WAS PLAYING.>>Rosemary: YOU COULDN’T SEE YOURSELF DOING IT.>>WHAT IS YOUR P.I.N.?>>123. 4.>>TO BE JARRED LIKE THAT, IT’S LIKE, OH, I THINK THAT MY PERSONA AND MY IDENTITY IS TO MOVE US ALONG AND HOW DEEPLY I AM STILL ACCEPTED BY SOMETHING THAT ONE OF THE PIECES WAS THAT MEETING WITH THAT WOMAN IN 1995. SO THAT’S WHERE I FEEL LIKE PROGRESS IS SLOW BECAUSE REALLY IT HAS TO BE INTERNAL. IT REALLY, I FEEL, IT HAS TO BE SO DEEPLY INTERNAL. IT’S WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO GIVE AND TEACH THE NEXT GENERATION BECAUSE THERE’S JUST TOO MUCH HISTORY, UNCONSCIOUS HISTORY, THAT WE’RE NOT NECESSARILY IN CONTROL OF.>>Rosemary: SO WHEN YOU — WHEN YOU GOT THAT JOB — BECAUSE, I MEAN, YOU WERE VERY WELL — VERY WELL KNOWN HERE, OBVIOUSLY, BUT THEN “GREY’S ANATOMY” OPENED UP A WHOLE OTHER WORLD TO YOU AND SOMETHING HAPPENED WITH THIS PROGRAMME I WOULD SAY WHERE YOU SORT OF — I DON’T KNOW, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? [laughter]>>WHAT WOULD YOU SAY, WHEN YOU SAY THAT SOMETHING HAPPENED, WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?>>Rosemary: I DON’T KNOW, I THINK THAT IT WAS AN UNEXPECTED PLACE TO SEE YOU.>>WHY? OR HOW?>>Rosemary: BECAUSE YOU WERE SORT OF KICKING ASS A LITTLE BIT. AND TWO WOMEN — IN THOSE ROLES KICKING ASS WAS SORT OF SURPRISING TO ME. I DON’T KNOW, IS THAT WHAT YOU WERE GOING FOR?>>NO, THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS REALLY WHAT I WAS INTERESTED IN.>>Rosemary: YEAH.>>AND THAT’S LIKE THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE PRECIOUS — THE PART OF THE WORK OF BEING AN ARTIST IS TO BE SELFISH LIKE THAT. AND AS LONG AS IT FEELS TRUTHFUL, YOU KNOW, YOU GO IN FULL FORCE. AS WELL WITH THE COMEDY. YOU KNOW, IT’S NOT NECESSARILY THAT THE COMEDY IS EASIER TO DO AT ALL, AT ALL.>>Rosemary: NO, I WOULDN’T THINK SO.>>SOMETIMES IT’S LIKE YOU’RE NOT GETTING IT — AND YOU KNOW WHEN YOU GET IT OR YOU DON’T.>>Rosemary: THAT’S A GOOD SEGUE INTO “SNL” AS A HOST OF CBC’S “THE NATIONAL” I WAS VERY HAPPY TO SEE YOU IN THE T-SHIRT. WE WERE ALL LIKE — YEAH.>>I WAS LIKE OH, NO — I NOTED PARTICULARLY DON CHEATO WAS MAKING A CHOICE WHAT HE’D WEAR AND WHAT WOULD YOU KIND OF TRANSMIT OUT THERE AND I AM LIKE I HAVE THREE . OPPORTUNITIES, WHAT AM I GOING TO DO AND I’M GOING TO GIVE A SHOUTOUT TO MY CANADIAN PEEPS AND TO MY ASIAN PEEPS. AND, SO, YES, I THOUGHT THAT NO ONE IS GOING TO REALLY KNOW THIS UNLESS THEY’RE FROM CANADA.>>THE GAME IS SIMPLE. EACH OF YOU WILL GET ONE OF THESE MARSHMALLOWS AND YOU CAN EAT IT AT ANY TIME. BUT WHOEVER LASTS LONGER WILL GET A SECOND –>>I ATE MY MARSHMALLOW. I’M SORRY, WERE WE STARTING?>>Rosemary: WAS IT SCARY AND NERVE RACK SOMETHING.>>YEAH. [laughter] I FEEL LIKE IN SOME WAYS I HAD THOUGHT THAT I HAD A PERSONA OF SOMEONE WHO IS GUTSY AND ABLE TO TAKE THAT ON.>>Rosemary: COOL.>>YEAH. TERRIFYING — TERRIFYING. IT WAS REALLY HARD.>>Rosemary: WAS THAT ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS OVER THE PAST COUPLE YEARS WHERE YOU THOUGHT TO YOURSELF HOLY CRAP, LIKE I AM HERE? OR WERE YOU ABLE TO PROCESS THAT?>>WHILE IT’S HAPPENING IT’S TOO MUCH OF A FREIGHT TRAIN THAT IS GOING AHEAD THAT ALL YOU WANT TO DO IS TO JUST MAKE SURE THAT YOU HIT THE JOKE. BUT THEN WHEN IT’S DONE, GREAT.>>Rosemary: UM-HMM. A GOOD HIGH?>>THE HIGH IS SO HIGH THAT THEN YOU UNDERSTAND WHY IT’S A VERY TOUGH GIG, “SNL” AND I JUST BOW DOWN TO ALL OF THEM.>>Rosemary: LAST QUESTION ABOUT WHY WE’RE HERE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU, HAVING THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARD, AND COMING BACK TO THE PLACE THAT YOU GREW UP, THE PLACE WHERE YOU STARTED AND THE COUNTRY THAT LOVES YOU AND OWNS YOU SO HARD, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO GET THAT RECOGNITION? IS IT DIFFERENT IN SOME WAY?>>IT IS, BECAUSE I CAN’T DENY THAT A CAREER HAS HAPPENED. I HAVE TO LOOK AT IT AND IT ALSO — IT FORCES ME TO — BECAUSE I’M ALSO NOT REALLY GOOD AT THIS — TO BE PROUD OF THINGS. TO SAY, YOU KNOW, THAT HAPPENED.>>Rosemary: IT’S A JOY TO TALK TO YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>Rosemary: CONGRATULATIONS.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>Andrew: OKAY, NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>IS TORONTO THE RACCOON CAPITAL OF CANADA?>>HE PUT SOMETHING DOWN THEY HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE AND THE FIRST>>I’M MICHELLE SHEPHARD FILLING IN FOR JAYME POISSON. TOMORROW ON “FRONTBURNER,” THE FIGHT TO WIN THE ENVIRONMENT VOTE. SUBSCRIBE TO “FRONTBURNER” WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCAST. (*)>>Ian: WE ARE LIVE ON “THE NATIONAL.” FACEBOOK FACED A GRILLING FROM U.S. LAWMAKERS TODAY OVER THE COMPANY’S PLAN TO LAUNCH ITS OWN DIGITAL CURRENCY.>>FACEBOOK HAS BURNED DOWN THE HOUSE OVER AND OVER AND CALLED EVERY ARSON A LEARNING EXPERIENCE. LOOK AT FACEBOOK’S RECORD. WE WOULD BE CRAZY TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO EXPERIMENT WITH PEOPLE’S BANK ACCOUNTS.>>Ian: THE TECH GIANT ANNOUNCED LAST MONTH THAT IT WANTS TO LAUNCH A DIGITAL COIN CALLED LIBRA BUT IT NEEDS WASHINGTON’S APPROVAL. A NUMBER OF LAWMAKERS RAISED CONCERNS OVER FACEBOOK’S USE OF DATA AND PRIVACY. AND THEY HAVE BEEN CRITICIZED FOR NOT DOING ENOUGH TO PREVENT RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 ELECTION.>>MY NAME IS COURTNEY WILD AND I WAS SEXUALLY ABUSED BY JEFFREY EPSTEIN AS A CHILD.>>Ian: AN ALLEGED VICTIM OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN IS SPEAKING OUT TODAY AND URGING OTHER VICTIMS TO COME FORWARD. THE BILLIONAIRE IS IN PRISON CHARGED WITH SEX TRAFFICKING DOZENS OF UNDERAGED GIRLS AND HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY. YESTERDAY HE ASKED THE COURT TO SEE IF HE COULD LIVE IN HIS NEW YORK MANSION WHILE UNDER HOUSE ARREST. THE JUDGE IS LIKELY TO HAND DOWN THAT DECISION ON THURSDAY.>>IT’S SPRINGTIME IN TORONTO AND THIS MOTHER RACCOON HAS EXCHANGED HER NATIVE TREETOPS FOR ROOFTOPS.>>Andrew: WELL, MAYBE THEY’RE NOT THE FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU THINK OF TORONTO, BUT THE CITY HAS QUITE AN ESTABLISHED REPUTATION FOR ITS RACCOONS. EVEN DAVID ATHEN BURROW HIMSELF COOPERATE HELP BUT TO TAKE NOTICE. WELL, ADRIAN CHEUNG SET OUT TO DISCOVER JUST HOW MANY THERE ARE AND WHY THEY SEEM TO DO SO WELL IN CANADA’S BIGGEST CITY.>>Reporter: THEY’RE EVERYWHERE, ON ROOFTOPS, IN YOUR GARBAGE BIN AND EVEN ON PUBLIC TRANSIT. THEY’RE EVEN BOLD ENOUGH TO BREAK INTO OUR HOMES.>>LOOK AT THIS. DON’T WORRY, I WON’T TAKE YOUR ENGLISH MUFFIN.>>Reporter: REMEMBER THAT TIME THAT WE MOURNED A DEAD RACCOON THAT DIDN’T GET PICKED UP BY THE CITY? IT STARTED OFF WITH A JOKE BUT THEN SPARKED A VIGIL WITH FLOWERS, CANDLES AND A REMEMBRANCE PHOTO THAT WENT VIRAL IN TORONTO. IT’S SAFE TO SAY THAT RACCOONS HAVE BECOME TORONTO’S UNOFFICIAL MASCOT. SOME PEOPLE LOVE THEM. AND OTHERS — NOT SO MUCH.>>YOU KNOW, I HAVE NEVER DISLIKED AN ANIMAL BEFORE AS MUCH AS, YEAH, IT’S AWFUL.>>Reporter: OKAY, SO OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH RACCOONS IS COMPLICATED. IS TORONTO THE RACCOON CAPITAL OF CANADA? YOU, OF COURSE, WANT TO KNOW HOW MANY ARE THERE? AND ARE THERE MORE LIVING HERE THAN ANYWHERE ELSE ACROSS THE COUNTRY? THE TRUTH IS THAT NO ONE, NOT EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO STUDY THEM, KNOW HOW MANY RACCOONS EXIST IN CANADA. AND WE CONFIRMED THAT BY REACHING INTO EVERY MAJOR CITY, PROVINCE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES THAT COULD POTENTIALLY TRACK RACCOONS. BUT WHAT WE DID FIND OUT IS THAT THEY DEFINITELY DON’T LIVE IN NEWFOUNDLAND OR IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORIES. BIOLOGISTS SAY THAT THE ONLY TIME THEY TRACK ANIMAL POPULATION IS IF THEY’RE DISEASED OR GOING EXTINCT. THE CLOSEST NUMBER THAT EXPERTS HAVE COME TO IS 100 RACCOONS PER SQUARE KILOMETRE IN TORONTO, BUT THAT’S AN ESTIMATE.>>PEOPLE OFTEN SAY THAT TORONTO IS THE RACCOON CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. I THINK WE SHOULD CLAIM THAT TITLE. I’M DR. SUZANNE MacDONALD AND I’M A PROFESSOR AT YORK UNIVERSITY AND I STUDY ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR. IT’S A GLAMOUROUS LIFE THAT I LEAD THAT I ACTUALLY MEASURE DEAD RACCOONS.>>I HEARD THAT TORONTO IS THE RACCOON CAPITAL OF NORTH AMERICA. MY NAME IS BRAD GATES AND MY COMPANY IS GATES WILDLIFE CONTROL. WE’VE BEEN IN THE HUMANE WILDLIFE REMOVAL BUSINESS FOR 34 YEARS. I WAS KNOWN AS THE RACCOON GUY IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD. I’M FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE RAISED A BABY RACCOON FROM TWO WEEKS OF AGE TO AN ADULT. I WAS ITS MOTHER BASICALLY.>>Reporter: AND YOUR RACCOON HAD A NAME?>>THE RACCOON’S NAME WAS MANDY, YES.>>Reporter: MacDONALD AND GATES ARE AMONG THE TOP EXPERTS, THEY THINK THAT THERE’S THREE MAJOR REASONS WHY RACCOONS NOT ONLY SURVIVE BUT THRIVE IN TORONTO. FIRST, THEY SAY THAT THE CRITTERS ARE INDIGENOUS TO THIS PART OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO. AND HAVE ADAPTED LIKE FEW OTHER ANIMALS TO CITY LIFE.>>THEY’RE HERE ONLY AND THEY EVOLVED HERE, THEY ARE OUR NORTH AMERICAN SPECIES.>>Reporter: THE WORD RACCOON COMES FROM AN ALGONQUIN WORD THAT MEANS ONE THAT RUBS, SCRUBS AND SCRATCHES WITH ITS HANDS. OTHER INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN CANADA, LIKE THE SALISH, AND THE MI’KMAQ ON THE EAST SOLD AND TRAPPED RACCOON PELTS. OUR PART OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO, PARTICULARLY TORONTO, SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO LAKE ONTARIO HAS A LOT OF WATERWAYS FOR RACCOONS TO GET AROUND.>>AND THEN WE SORT OF MOVED IN AND BUILT UP AROUND THEM AND THEY JUST THEN SAID, OKAY, AND THEY KEPT BREEDING. BUT THIS KIND OF LAKE ONTARIO WITH ALL OF THE RIVERS THAT GO INTO THE LAKE, THAT’S LIKE PERFECT RACCOON LAND.>>Reporter: SECONDLY, THE RACCOON IS BUILT TO SURVIVE THE CITY. FROM THEIR BIOLOGY TO THEIR LEARNED HABITS, TO HOW THEY SEEK OUT NEW THINGS.>>RACCOONS, IF YOU PUT SOMETHING DOWN THEY HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE, THE FIRST THING IS THEY GO AFTER IT. SO INSTEAD OF THIS TRAIT TO BE AFRAID OF THINGS, WHICH IS CALLED NEOPHOBIA WHICH MEANS “NEW PHOBIA,” RIGHT THEY HAVE NEWOPHILIA, WHICH MEANS THEY LIKE THINGS AND THEY’LL INVESTIGATE THINGS. AND THEY SEE GARBAGE CANS AND THEY SAY GREAT AND THEY HAVE THEIR PAWS AND THEY SAY WONDERFUL, THANK YOU, YOU KNOW? WHEREAS MOST SPECIES WOULD NOT APPROACH HUMAN STRUCTURES LIKE THAT.>>Reporter: ON TOP OF THAT THEY HAVE NO NATURAL PREDATORS IN THE CITY. AND THEY ADAPT PRETTY QUICKLY TO THEIR SURROUNDINGS.>>THEY’RE ONE OF THE FEW SPECIES THAT LEARNS FROM THEIR SUCCESSES AND THEIR MISTAKES. SO IF A RACCOON MAKES A MISTAKE AND IT ENDS UP NOT BEING BENEFICIAL TO IT, IT WON’T DO IT AGAIN.>>Reporter: THIRDLY, WE — YES, US HUMANS, HAVE ENGINEERED TORONTO FOR RACCOONS.>>BECAUSE IT’S AN OLDER CITY AND THERE’S ROTTING WOOD AND THERE’S STRUCTURES THAT HAVE ACCESS UNDERNEATH THEM. SO THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF THAT.>>THE NUMBER OF TREES THAT WE HAVE IS REALLY HELPFUL, AND OUR HOUSES ARE QUITE CLOSE TOGETHER, ESPECIALLY DOWNTOWN. AND A LOT OF FENCES THAT ALLOW THE RACCOONS TO GO QUICKLY BETWEEN YARDS.>>THERE ARE HOTSPOTS, OF COURSE, BUT THEY’RE PRETTY MUCH IN EVERY NEIGHBOURHOOD.>>Reporter: WE FOLLOWED BRAD UP INTO A RACCOON’S DEN IN AN ATTIC.>>HEY, MOM, STAY AWAY. STAY AWAY.>>Reporter: WHERE A MOMMA RACCOON IS PROTECTING HER YOUNG. COMPANIES LIKE BRAD’S DON’T KILL THE RACCOONS, THEIR CUSTOMERS JUST WANT THEM OUT OF THE HOUSE. BRAD BRINGS THE BABY RACCOONS OUT AND INTO A HEATED BOX TO KEEP THEM WARM AND LETTING THEM CRY. BUT, DON’T WORRY, MOM IS COMING BACK FOR THEM ONE BY ONE TO FIND ANOTHER DEN.>>ALL RACCOONS HAVE MULTIPLE DEN SITES, SO EVEN THOUGH THEY’RE LIVING IN YOUR HOUSE THEY HAVE FIVE OR SIX IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD THEY HAVE ESTABLISHED.>>Reporter: WHAT THEY ALSO NEED IS FOOD. AND IN A CITY OF NEARLY THREE MILLION PEOPLE WE DO A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF LEAVING SCRAPS OUT FOR THEM.>>THEY CAN SURVIVE ON ANYTHING. SO IF YOU GIVE THEM JUNK FOOD THEY LIKE THAT. AND IF YOU GIVE THEM INSECTS, THEY LIKE THAT. IF YOU GIVE THEM FISH, THEY LIKE THAT. AND IF YOU GIVE THEM FRUIT, THEY LIKE THAT. PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING THEY LIKE THAT. WHEREAS COYOTES, THEY WON’T. CHICAGO IS SIMILAR TO US AND THEY HAVE A SIMILAR RACCOON POPULATION. SOME PEOPLE HAVE ESTIMATED THAT BALTIMORE — PARTS OF BALTIMORE WITH OVER 300 PER SQUARE KILOMETRE. SO, AGAIN, THOSE ARE POCKETS OF RACCOONS. THERE ARE DEFINITELY A LOT OF RACCOONS IN VANCOUVER. THERE’S A LARGE ALLEY WAY SYSTEM BEHIND BUILDINGS IN VANCOUVER AND THE RACCOONS WILL GO IN THE ALLEY WAYS AND THEY DON’T GIVE THEM A SECOND THOUGHT. AND, SECONDLY, CERTAINLY INTERESTINGLY, I HAVEN’T SEEN THEM GETTING IN THEIR GREEN BINS BINS.>>Reporter: THEY HAVE REDESIGNED GARBAGE CANS, SO-CALLED RACCOON PROOF BINS. IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR THE RACCOONS TO FIGURE THEM OUT. THERE’S AN ENTIRE INDUSTRY BUILT ON US HUMANS TRYING TO OUTSMART RACCOONS.>>BASICALLY EMITS A REALLY HIGH-PITCHED SUPERSONIC TYPE NOISE. AND THIS NOISE REALLY ANNOYS THE RACCOONS.>>Reporter: SO ARE THESE GUYS GETTING SMARTER?>>THAT’S ACTUALLY A GOOD QUESTION. I DON’T KNOW IF THEY’RE GETTING SMARTER, BUT THEY’RE CERTAINLY APPLYING THEIR INTELLIGENCE IN DIFFERENT WAYS.>>DINNER TIME.>>EVERY TIME THAT WE RATCHET UP OUR ATTEMPTS TO KEEP THEM OUT OF THINGS, WE’RE ACTUALLY MAKING THEM SMARTER. SO IT IS AN EVOLUTIONARY ARMS RACE THAT THOSE ANIMALS THAT CAN SURVIVE WHAT WE THROW AT THEM PASS THOSE GENES ON TO THEIR OFFSPRING WHO WILL ALSO SURVIVE. SO OVER TIME WE’RE ENDING UP WITH SMARTER, MORE URBAN-SAVVY ANIMALS.>>Reporter: WHAT’S NOT IN ANY DOUBT IS THAT RACCOONS ARE A SYMBOL OF CANADA’S LARGEST CITY. WE IDENTIFY WITH THEM LIKE NO OTHER ANIMAL.>>THESE TRASH PANDAS SORT OF APPEAL TO THE TORONTONIAN IDEA OF THE URBAN WARRIOR.>>THEY’RE ALWAYS TEACHING ME SOMETHING NEW, OUTSMARTING ME IN SITUATIONS. I JUST LOVE THEM.>>Reporter: TORONTO IS A RACCOON CITY AND WE JUST HAPPEN TO LIVE IN IT.>>Ian: NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>WE STAY ON THE ANIMAL THEME. CHICAGO’S ELUSIVE CELEBRITY FINALLY EMERGES.>>I SAW HIS EYES SHINE AND CAUGHT HIM ON THE FISHING ROD.>>Ian: WHY PEOPLE THERE ARE HAPPY TO SAY SEE YA LATER TO THIS ALLIGATOR. YEAH, I SAID IT. NEXT IN OUR “MOMENT.” (*)>>Ian: FOR A WEEK NOW THIS GUY HAS CAUSED QUITE THE STIR IN CHICAGO. CHANCE THE SNAPPER, AS HE BECAME TO BE KNOWN, SLYLY MOVED INTO A LAGOON IN A CITY PARK. THE ELUSIVE ALLIGATOR CAPTURED THE WORLD’S ATTENTION AND TONIGHT WE CAN REPORT THAT THE REPTILE FUGITIVE IS NO LONGER AT LARGE. AND HIS CAPTURE, OF COURSE, IS OUR “MOMENT.”>>SO I JUST KIND OF GRABBED HOLD OF HIM AND THEN WE TIED HIM UP AND TAPED HIM UP.>>Ian: CHANCE, THE SNAPPER, WAS FIRST SPOTTED LAST TUESDAY AND PARK OFFICIALS SPENT DAYS LAYING DOWN TRAPS AND CLOSING DOWN THE PARK AND EVEN TELLING PEOPLE TO KEEP QUIET, HOPING TO LURE HIM OUT OF HIDING. ALL TO NO AVAIL. THE CITY FINALLY DECIDED NOT TO TAKE ANYMORE CHANCES ON CHANCE AND HIRING AN EXPERT, FRANK ROBB FROM FLORIDA TO NAB THE 5’3″, 40-POUND GATOR.>>IT WENT AS PLANNED AND WE COULDN’T HAVE HOPED FOR ANYTHING MORE.>>Ian: HIS TRICK? REELING HIM IN WITH HIS FISHING ROD.>>I SAW HIS EYES SHINE AND I CAUGHT HIM ON THE FISHING ROD. ONCE WE WERE ABLE TO SEE HIM IT WAS ONE CAST AND ONE CAST AND DONE.>>Ian: CHANCE, THE SNAPPER, BY THE WAY, NAMED AFTER CHICAGO’S GRAMMY-WINNING HIP-HOP ARTIST CHANCE THE RAPPER. (*) SIC SIG. THE HUMAN CHANCE SEEMED TO APPROVE, AND RE-TWEETING PICTURES OF HIS REPTILLIAN NAMESAKE. GATOR CHANCE NOW HEADED TO A GATOR SANCTUARY AND AS FOR ROBB, HIS WORK IS DONE.>>Reporter: YOU’RE A GATOR WHISPERER?>>I’M NOT SURE ABOUT THAT. [laughter]>>Andrew: SO, YOU KNOW, NO ONE REALLY KNOWS HOW THE ALLIGATOR GOT THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE. AND ONE OF THE THEORIES IS THAT MAYBE HE WAS AN EXOTIC PET THAT WAS LET GO AFTER IT HAD GOTTEN TOO BIG. CHANCE THE SNAPPER — FUNNY NAME. THERE WERE OTHER FUNNY NAMES IN CONTENTION IN THIS CONTEST TO NAME HIM. RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND BARACK OBAMA AND FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT.>>Ian: I THINK THEY MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE. AND ANOTHER CAUTIONARY TALE, BY THE WAY, OUR PRODUCER PHIL WHO PUT TOGETHER THIS ENTIRE PACKAGE ALSO POINTED OUT TO US THAT IN TENNESSEE THERE’S A WARNING TONIGHT FOR PEOPLE TO NOT FLUSH THEIR DRUG PARAPHERNALIA DOWN THE TOILET BECAUSE THEY’RE WORRIED THAT THE GATORS THERE MIGHT BECOME METH GATORS. THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A SECOND. OKAY, THAT’S ENOUGH. ENOUGH GATOR STUFF FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK ON “THE NATIONAL.”>>>THAT’S OUR PROGRAMME FOR JULY 16th. GOODNIGHT.>>Andrew: GOODNIGHT. (*)

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