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Here & Now Thursday October 31, 2019


(♪♪♪)>>Announcer: THIS IS CBC “HERE & NOW.” (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Reporter: YOU HAVE ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN. PEOPLE ARE MEETING HERE AT BANTERMAN PARK TO GIVE A SECOND CHANCE TO THEIR PUMPKINS. MORE COMING UP ON “HERE & NOW.”>>Anthony: GUSHING WATER AND FLOODING IN STEPHENVILLE TODAY THAT COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH, MUCH WORSE.>>>GOOD EVENING, AND WELCOME TO “HERE & NOW.” I’M ANTHONY GERMAIN.>>>BLUE SKY IN STEPHENVILLE BY MID-AFTERNOON BUT THE MORNING WAS ANYTHING BUT SUNSHINE. FLOODING AT NOEL’S POND FORCED ROAD CLOSURES AND AS “HERE & NOW’S” TROY TURNER TELL US, THIS IS A SCENE THAT HAS PLAYED OUT BEFORE.>>Reporter: FOR THE RESIDENTS, IT’S NOTHING NEW. A HEAVY RAIN OR RUNOFF HAS FLOODED THE ROAD AND IT’S CLOSED ONCE AGAIN. WHILE THE CREWS WORKED ON SECURING THE BANK THIS MORNING, THE TRAFFIC WAS RE-ROUTED. PEOPLE LIVING IN THIS AREA OF STEPHENVILLE HAVE WATCHED THIS SCENE PLAY OUT REGULARLY SINCE 1972.>>WHAT HAPPENED HERE WHERE THIS MAIN BRIDGE FLOODED, THEY HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THAT PROBLEM SINCE THE 1970s. AND IT’S NOT FIXED. AND ALL OF THIS FLOODING PROBLEM WAS ALL BECAUSE OF THE VOLUME OF THE WATER CAN’T BE HANDLED UNDERNEATH THAT BRIDGE.>>Reporter: EVEN THE ANIMAL HIS TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THE MESS. THIS ROAD WASN’T EVEN VISIBLE WHEN CORMIER WOKE THIS MORNING. BY NOON, THE WATER HAD DROPPED MORE THAN FOUR FEET. CORMIER COMMENDED THE HIGHWAYS CREW FOR THEIR DILIGENCE. BUT SAYS THAT A PERMANENT FIX IS NEEDED.>>IT’S VERY FRUSTRATING BECAUSE THE PEOPLE THAT CAN — THAT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FIX IT, IS NOT PUTTING THE WORK INTO IT, TO FIX THIS PROBLEM PERMANENTLY, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?>>Reporter: A SECTION OF MASSACHUSETTS DRIVE WAS ALSO CLOSED TODAY DUE TO FLOODING AND THE BALL FIELDS WERE UNDERWATER AND A VEHICLE WAS STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. BLANCH’S BROOK, WHICH SAW MAJOR FLOODING IN 2005, WAS ROARING WITH WATER. NO DAMAGE WAS REPORTED, BUT RESIDENTS ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON THE FORECAST.>>I SAY THAT IT WILL BE THE WORST, THE WEATHER IS SO UNPREDICTABLE. AND IT CALLED FOR HIGH WINDS AGAIN THERE TONIGHT. SO WE’VE GOT TO JUST WATCH OUT AND SEE WHAT THE WEATHER WILL BE LIKE, RIGHT?>>Reporter: AND TOM ROSE SAID THAT THE TOWN WAS LUCKY TO COME OUT OF THIS RELATIVELY UNSCATHED. HE SAID IF THE RAIN LASTED ANOTHER THREE TO FOUR HOURS IT COULD HAVE BREACHED BRANCH BROOK AND CAUSED SOME SERIOUS DAMAGE. TROY TURNER, CBC NEWS, STEPHENVILLE. (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Ashley: WELL, AS YOU CAN SEE THERE FROM PICTURES THAT TROY HAD, 74 mm OF RAIN FELL IN A RELATIVELY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THAT’S JUST FROM YESTERDAY OVERNIGHT AND THEN THROUGH TO THIS MORNING. WE’VE GOT A NUMBER OF AREAS SEEING ANYWHERE FROM 30-50 mm OF RAIN. THAT RAIN IS GOING TO ACTUALLY CONTINUE AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT FOR THE NORTHERN PENINSULA AS THAT HEAVIEST RAIN MOVES IN. HERE’S OUR SYSTEM RIGHT NOW, A PUSH OF MILD AIR. IF YOU WERE OUTSIDE ANYWHERE ON THE ISLAND TODAY, THE TEMPERATURES RECORD-BREAKING, IN FACT. THERE’S SOME COOLER AIR THOUGH MOVING IN BEHIND THIS AS WE HEAD INTO SATURDAY. THAT COLD FRONT IS GOING TO PUSH THROUGH. I’LL HAVE ALL OF THE DETAILS COMING UP.>>Anthony: VAPING IS CAUSING SOME CONCERNS AMONG PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICAL OFFICERS RIGHT ACROSS CANADA. WITH e-CIGARETTES NOW BLAMED FOR A RISE IN LUNG INJURIES, THE ENGLISH SCHOOL DISTRICT IS TRYING TO SPREAD THE WORD TO JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. WELL, “HERE & NOW’S” JEREMY EATON SAT ON A SESSION IN TORBAY.>>WHAT DO WE KNOW NOW ABOUT VAPE SOMETHING DOA WE KNOW A WHOLE LOT?>>Reporter: CAREY MERCER IS THIS CLASS’ REGULAR TEACHER. BUT TODAY SHE’S PRESENTING AN HOUR-LONG PRESENTATION VAPING.>>THE RISKS AND THE HARMS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH IT AND JUST TO GIVE THEM SOME INFORMATION AND DETAILS ON WHAT THE PRODUCT ACTUALLY ARE AND WHAT IS IN THOSE PRODUCTS. THERE ARE GOING TO BE QUESTIONS FOR YOU GUYS AND YOU’RE GOING TO RESPOND WITH YOUR PADDLE THAT SAYS “FACT OR FICTION.”>>Reporter: MERCER LED THROUGH THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION AND ASKING “FACT OR FICTION” QUESTIONS AND LETTING THESE SEVENTH GRADERS TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROBLEM.>>AND EVERYTHING THAT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU, YES, I FIND THAT PRETTY SCARY BECAUSE I DON’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN TO ME.>>IT’S DANGEROUS FOR YOU AND THERE’S NICOTINE IN IT AND IT’S REALLY BAD STUFF.>>Reporter: THIS PRESENTATION AT JUNIPER RIDGE IS THE SAME ONE PRESENTED ALL OVER NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR. THE ENGLISH SCHOOL DISTRICT TEAMED UP WITH THE N.L. ALLIANCE FOR THE CONTROL OF TOBACCO AND THE PROVINCE’S FRANCOPHONE SCHOOL BOARD TO HAVE A CONSISTENT MESSAGE SENT TO STUDENTS.>>A VERY POSITIVE RESPONSE FROM THE TEACHERS OF THE QUALITY OF THE LESSONS AND THE CONTENT OF THE LESSONS AND THE SIMPLICITY OF IT. AND THE STUDENTS WERE GETTING A VERY GOOD RESPONSE FROM IT, BECAUSE IT’S COMING FROM THE APPROACH OF WE’RE NOT SAYING DON’T DO THIS BECAUSE IT’S BAD FOR YOU. BUT WHAT WE’RE DOING IS WE’RE EDUCATING THEM ON WHAT VAPING IS, WHAT IT ISN’T.>>Reporter: IS VAPING SOMETHING THAT YOU’D EVER WANT TO TRY?>>HECK NO, HECK NO. NO.>>Reporter: WHY NOT?>>IT’S DANGEROUS. WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO KILL YOURSELF? LIVE AS LONG AS YOU CAN.>>GIVEN THE PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS THAT ARE HAPPENING DUE TO VAPING AND VAPE PRODUCTS I THINK THAT IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO EDUCATE OUR STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE BECAUSE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE’RE ALL STILL LEARNING ABOUT. AND OVER TIME I WOULD HOPE THERE THIS CONVERSATION HAS STARTED NOW AND IT CONTINUES INTO THEIR JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL CAREERS.>>Reporter: JEREMY EATON, CBC NEWS, TORBAY.>>Anthony: A DOCTOR WHO WORKED FOR DECADES TO HELP LABRADOR CHILDREN IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THE CURRENT SUICIDE CRISIS DECLARED BY INNU LEADERS. A SOLUTION WON’T BE FOUND ANYTIME SOON. “HERE & NOW’S” MARK QUINN EXPLAINS WHY.>>THERE’S A LOT OF ATTEMPTS OF SUICIDE.>>Reporter: WHEN CHIEF EUGENE HART DECLARED A SUICIDE CRISIS IN LABRADOR EARLIER THIS WEEK, TED ROSALES WAS SADDENED BUT NOT SURPRISED.>>WELL I WAS SORT OF EXPECTING IT.>>Reporter: ROSALES, A PEDIATRICIAN, IS ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED WHEN A SUBSTANCE ABUSE CRISIS WAS DECLARED IN LABRADOR IN 2001. CHILDREN WERE BROUGHT TO THE OLD GRACE HOSPITAL IN ST. JOHN’S FOR TREATMENT. AND HE SAYS THAT THE FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS DEVISED A PLAN TO FIX THE PROBLEMS.>>ALMOST ALL OF THESE PLANS WERE NOT REALLY CARRIED OUT. IT WAS ON PAPER, BUT IT WAS NOT REGULARLY CARRIED OUT.>>Reporter: ROSALES SAYS THAT THE GOVERNMENTS HAVE IMPORTANT ROLES TO PLAY BUT HE SAYS THAT ONE THING IS KEY TO FIXING THE PROBLEM.>>AND I SAID IN THE MEETINGS BEFORE, THE GOVERNMENT, FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL, CANNOT DO A LOT OF THINGS, MUCH OF ANYTHING, UNLESS THE COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP ITSELF, YOU KNOW, DO A LOT OF CHANGING.>>Reporter: AND FOR ROSALES, A CENTRAL PROBLEM THAT THE COMMUNITY HAS DEALT WITH FOR DECADES — SUBSTANCE ABUSE — STILL EXISTS.>>YOU KNOW, BECAUSE TO MY KNOWLEDGE THAT’S NOT CHANGED. AND ALL OF THE YEARS OF EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL USE HAS NOT CHANGED. CHANGED.>>Reporter: THE MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS SAYS THAT HE’S CONCERNED TOO.>>YOU KNOW, I HAVE TALKED TO CHIEF EUGENE HART REALLY EVERY DAY THIS WEEK. SO WE’VE GOT SIGNIFICANT RESOURCES ON THE GROUND AND I TOLD HIM, YOU KNOW, WHEN — WHEN THEY WANT ME THERE, I’LL BE THERE.>>Reporter: BUT THE PREMIER BELIEVES THAT THE PROBLEM IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME.>>THIS IS A LITTLE EXTRAORDINARY. SO THERE’S NO QUESTION THAT IT WILL REQUIRE AN EXTRAORDINARY LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION FOR BOTH THE SHORT TERM AND THE LONG TERM.>>Reporter: ROSALES HOPES THAT THIS TIME THE OUTCOME WILL BE DIFFERENT.>>I HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT FOR THE LAST 19 YEARS, I HOPE THAT THERE IS A MIRACLE THAT WILL CHANGE A LOT OF THINGS. BUT I DON’T SEE IT. I HAVE NOT SEEN IT.>>Reporter: MARK QUINN, CBC NEWS, ST. JOHN’S.>>Anthony: WELL, FOR THE FIRST TIME THE COMMUNITY OF NAIN HAS RUN OUT OF GAS. IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING WHEN THE GAS STATION RUN BY THE WOODWARD GROUP OF COMPANIES RAN OUT OF ALL OF ITS FUEL. JOE DICKER SAYS THAT NO WARNING WAS GIVEN AND FOR A MUNICIPALITY THAT RELIES ON GAS FOR ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND AS WELL AS THE FIRE BRIGADE, VICKERS SAYS IT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH. THE COMPANY SAID THIS AFTERNOON THAT THE VESSEL CARRYING NAIN’S FUEL WAS IN MAKKOVIK AND IT’S RE-ROUTED TO ARRIVE TOMORROW MORNING.>>>THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY WILL OPEN FOR ITS FALL SITTING ON MONDAY. IT SHOULD BE INTERESTING. AND THE FIRST THING THAT IT HAS TO DO IS TO ELECT A NEW HOUSE SPEAKER AFTER PERRY TRIMPER RESIGNED TO BECOME THE ENVIRONMENT MINISTER. BUT AS YOU’LL RECALL, TRIMPER IS NO LONGER IN CABINET AND HE HAD TO RESIGN AFTER MISTAKENLY LEAVING A VOICEMAIL FILLED WITH COMMENTS THAT THE INNU NATION CONDEMNED AS RACIST. SO TRIMPER IS NOW TRYING TO RUN FOR HOUSE SPEAKER ON MONDAY. P.C. LEADER CHES CROSBIE SAYS THAT HIS CAUCUS WILL NOT VOTE FOR TRIMPER. AND THE OTHER CANDIDATE IS LIBERAL SCOTT REID AND HE’S THE M.H.A. FOR ST. GEORGE’S-HUMBER, AND THEY VOTED IN A SECRET BALLOT TO ELECT THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE.>>>DWIGHT BALL MET WITH THE PREMIER OF QUÉBEC YESTERDAY. THE TWO MET IN QUÉBEC, FRANÇOIS LEGAULT’S HOME TURF, WITH A NUMBER OF TOPICS ON THE AGENDA. A TRANSPORTATION FIXED LINK AND MINING AS WELL AS CLEAN ENERGY. PREMIERS FROM ATLANTIC CANADA ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE EMISSIONS BY FINDING OTHER SOURCES OF ENERGY. AND BALL SAYS THAT THIS PROVINCE HAS THE CAPABILITY OF HYDROELECTRIC POWER THROUGH PROJECTS THAT ARE EITHER UNDER CONSTRUCTION OR YET TO BE DEVELOPED. BUT HE SAYS THAT THEY ARE EXPENSIVE WITHOUT GUARANTEED BUYERS. HE SAYS THAT THE IDEA IS TO BRING QUÉBEC INTO THE CONVERSATION TO FIND SOLUTIONS, BUT HE SAYS THAT NO AGREEMENTS OR MEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING WERE SIGNED.>>WELL, THE DISCUSSIONS THAT WE HAD IS LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE THAT BOTH PROVINCES CAN WORK TOGETHER TO PROVIDE BENEFITS TO RESIDENTS. AND WE ARE WORKING ON TRANSPORTATION AS AN EXAMPLE. AND IT WAS AREA NOW THAT WE CAN HELP TO FILL THE BLANKS FROM THE ATLANTIC CLEAN ENERGY ROADMAP, WELL, WE’LL CONTINUE THOSE DISCUSSIONS AS WELL.>>Anthony: THE ONLY BANK IN RODDICKTON HAS SHUTDOWN AND THERE’S NO A.T.M. IN THE TOWN EITHER AND THAT MEANS THAT PEOPLE THERE NOW HAVE TO DRIVE ABOUT 90 MINUTES TO DO THEIR BANKING IN ST. ANTHONY. THE MAYOR SAYS THAT IS NOT CONVENIENT FOR OLDER RESIDENTS WHO AREN’T NECESSARILY TECH SAVVY FOR ONLINE BANKING. AND THERE’S ALSO IMPLICATIONS FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES. THEY ARE TEAMING UP WITH FOUR NEARBY COMMUNITIES TO LOBBY FOR BETTER BANKING SERVICES.>>>AND ANOTHER CLOSURE TO TELL YOU ABOUT, THIS ONE IS AFFECTING SOME PEOPLE IN LABRADOR. THE POSTAL OUTLET IN RED BAY HAS SHUTDOWN. CANADA POST SAYS THAT THE BUSINESS HOSTING THE OUTLET THAT WAS THERE HAS PERMANENTLY CLOSED ITS DOORS AND THAT MEANS THAT THE RESIDENTS OF RED BAY WILL HAVE TO DRIVE 40 MINUTES TO GET THEIR MAIL IN THE COMMUNITY. AND THEY SAY THAT’S A TEMPORARY SOLUTION AND THEY SAY THAT COMMUNITY MAILBOXES WILL BE SET UP IN RED BAY IN MID-NOVEMBER.>>>FAKE AMERICAN $100 BILLS HAVE BEEN CROPPING UP. THEY ARE WARNING BUSINESSES AND THE PUBLIC OF COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY THAT IS CIRCULATING IN THAT AREA. ITEMS HAVE BEEN PURCHASED IN SEVERAL STORES WITH THE BOGUS BEN FRANKLINS, ALL OF THEM WITH THE SAME SERIAL NUMBER. POLICE ADVISE PEOPLE TO CAREFULLY EXAMINE ANY AMERICAN CURRENCY THAT THEY GET.>>>WELL, IF YOU’RE IN ST. JOHN’S YOU HAVE ONE LAST CHANCE TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN, BY BRINGING YOUR CREATIVE ORANGE MASTERPIECES TO BANTERMAN PARK. AND THAT’S WHERE “HERE & NOW’S” MEG ROBERTS IS TONIGHT. SO, MEG, WHAT DO YOU HAVE GOING ON THERE?>>Reporter: WELL, ANTHONY, I LIVE IN A CONDO SO I DON’T HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO CARVE A PUMPKIN. I BORROWED THIS FROM JULIE, OUR TELEVISION PRODUCER. WE BOTH WANTED THIS PUMPKIN TO HAVE A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE. NOW JULIE, YOU DID A GOOD JOB, BUT YOU’RE UP AGAINST SOME TOUGH COMPETITION HERE, SOME BEAUTIFUL PUMPKINS. I’M JOINED NOW BY SOMEONE WHO HAS COME DOWN HERE, BROUGHT HER PUMPKIN, THIS LITTLE CUTE CAT. SO WHAT’S YOUR NAME?>>LEILA.>>Reporter: LEILA, CAN YOU TELL US WHAT WENT INTO CARVING THAT PUMPKIN. WHY DID YOU CARVE A CAT?>>BECAUSE THAT’S THE FIRST THING THAT CAME TO MY MIND.>>Reporter: WAS IT A TOUGH ONE OR WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO CARVE THE PUMPKIN?>>I HAD A LITTLE BIT OF HELP WITH MY STEP-DAD.>>Reporter: OF COURSE, OF COURSE.>>BUT IT WAS INTERESTING.>>Reporter: IT WAS INTERESTING? DID YOU EAT THE PUMPKIN SEEDS, WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THEM?>>THREW THEM IN THE GARBAGE.>>Reporter: YOU DIDN’T EAT THEM?>>NO.>>Reporter: NOT THIS TIME? WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF HALLOWEEN?>>GOING TO THE HOUSES AND KNOCKING ON THE DOOR AND SAYING TRICK-OR-TREAT.>>Reporter: IS THAT THE SECOND TIME THAT YOU WORE YOUR COSTUME?>>YES.>>Reporter: WHAT IS IT?>>A LLAMA. AND I HAVE A HEAD TOO BUT I DIDN’T BRING IT.>>Reporter: IT’S THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN AND YOU CAN’T GO ALL OUT. I GET IT. AND SO WE HAVE TWO OTHER FOLKS HERE. SO WHAT DID YOU CARVE?>>I CARVED A SCARY PUMPKIN AND I USED THE BROKEN STEM AS A NOSE.>>Reporter: OH, WHOA, YOU CAN SEE RIGHT THERE. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF IT?>>I LIKE THE MOUTH BECAUSE IT’S LIKE THIS.>>Reporter: IT’S KIND OF SCARY, EH? DID YOU HAVE A LITTLE HELP AT HOME?>>I DID IT — I DRAW THE FACE ON IT AND I TOOK OUT THE GUTS. BUT MY DAD CARVED IT.>>Reporter: NICE, NICE. WHAT DID YOU GO AS YESTERDAY WITH HALLOWEEN AS?>>I WENT AS A BLACK PANTHER.>>Reporter: COOL. WHAT IS YOUR NAME?>>VANDER POWER.>>Reporter: CAN YOU SHOW US YOUR PUMPKIN.>>RIGHT THERE.>>Reporter: SO WHAT WENT INTO THAT?>>I WAS KIND OF GOING FOR AN INSECT TYPE LOOK, THAT’S WHY I HAD THE FOUR EYES BUT AFTER IT STARTED GETTING ROTTEN.>>Reporter: IT’S A LITTLE TINY STEMS ON THE TWO OTHER EYES AND IT MADE LOOK LIKE A HUMUNGOUS MOUTH BUT I KIND OF LIKE IT.>>Reporter: IT LOOKS NICE. ROTTEN PUMPKINS ARE DEFINITELY WELCOME HERE. SO COME BACK LATER AND WE’LL TALK TO THE CITY ABOUT WHY THEY DO THIS EVENT AND WHERE THESE PUMPKIN GOES. (♪♪♪)>>Peter: MONDAY ON “HERE & NOW”, BEHIND THE SCENES WITH BEHIND THE SCENESHANNEYGANOCK, .>>I DREAMEDDED OF BEING THE MUSICIAN IN FRONT OF THE GEORGE STREET CROWD OR ANYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD AND WE MADE IT HAPPEN.>>WE’RE GETTING TIGHTER. SO WE DO THINK THAT WE’RE GOING THAT WAY.>>Peter: SHANNEYGANOCK, 25 AND STILL ALIVE. THAT’S MONDAY ON “HERE & NOW.” (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>WE’RE A GRADE SEVEN CLASS. AND YOU’RE WATCHING “HERE & NOW.” [Cheers and Applause]>>Ashley: THERE YOU GO. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL EVENING IT IS.>>Anthony: SURE IS. WE HAD SOME SUPER DUPER TEMPERATURES. LOOK AT EVERYONE OUT THERE, SOME PEOPLE IN T-SHIRTS?>>Ashley: YEP, YOU DON’T SEE THAT ON NOVEMBER 1st, BUT SOMETHING YOU DO SEE –>>Anthony: IN LABRADOR, A DIFFERENT PICTURE IN THE BIGLAND. CHECK THAT OUT.>>Ashley: THAT’S HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY THERE.>>Anthony: WHAT A CONTRAST.>>Ashley: TOTALLY. IT HAS BEEN SNOWING ALL DAY TODAY.>>Anthony: IT’S INTERESTING BECAUSE TODAY IS THE DAY THAT YOU CAN OFFICIALLY PUT YOUR STUDDED TIRES ON.>>Ashley: THAT’S RIGHT.>>Anthony: AND I WAS LOOKING AROUND AND SAYING YOU WOULDN’T THINK OF IT BUT LOOKING AT THESE PICTURES AND GOING, OKAY, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO USE THOSE TIRES — NOT ALL OF US DO — TODAY IS THE DAY. BUT LOOK AT THAT. AND YOU KNOW THAT IT’S NOT FAR AWAY.>>Ashley: NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT. ANOTHER PHOTO FOR YOU TOO. LOOK AT THIS ONE. THIS IS OF LAB WEST-WABUSH. AND KURT KING JUST SHARED THAT WITH ME ON TWITTER. JUST CHECKED, FROM WHAT I CAN TELL IF MY MATH IS CORRECT, 18 cm OF SNOW HAS FALLEN SINCE YESTERDAY. BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THERE’S A BIT MORE THAN THAT.>>Anthony: YOU KNOW WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT THAT? YOU CAN USE YOUR BARBECUE TO STEAM THINGS WHEN YOU GET THAT MUCH SNOW.>>Ashley: THAT’S RIGHT. AND HOPEFULLY YOU LISTENED TO THE FORECAST YESTERDAY AND YOU BROUGHT OUT YOUR SHOVEL BECAUSE YOU DEFINITELY NEED A SHOVEEL TO GET RID OF THAT SNOW THERE. BUT AS FAR AS THOSE TEMPERATURE GOES FOR THE ISLAND, VERY DIFFERENT STORY ACTUALLY. WE SAW RECORD-BREAKING TEMPERATURES HERE IN ST. JOHN’S AND 18.5° THAT BROKE A RECORD FROM 1963. AND WE DO HAVE A NUMBER OF OTHER AREAS, ROCKY HARBOUR, 20°. 21° IN CORNER BROOK AND DEER LAKE 21.3° THIS AFTERNOON AND WE SAW RAIN. STILL A BEAUTIFUL EVENING, FROM 17° TO 18°, AND COOLER WITH THAT ONSHORE FLOW ON THE SOUTH COAST BUT ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. 1° RIGHT NOW IN BURGEO. AND THEN LOOK AT YOUR TEMPERATURES UP THROUGH LABRADOR, A VERY DIFFERENT STORY -4° IN LAB CITY AND 2° IN ST. ANTHONY. AND THE REASON IS BECAUSE OF WHERE WE’RE SITTING IN RELATION TO SOME OF THE FRONT. SO HERE’S THE SYSTEM RIGHT NOW. A BEAUTIFUL SYSTEM AS FAR AS THE WEATHER GOES FOR US. A COMMA SHAPE, THAT’S CLASSIC FOR A STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE. IF WE ZOOM IN A BIT AND I ADD SOME TEMPERATURES AND THE FRONTS, THERE’S THAT WARM FRONT. THAT’S WHY WE’RE SEEING SUCH A CONTRAST IN THE TEMPERATURES TO THE SOUTH AND THEN JUST TO THE NORTH OF THAT WITH A COLD FRONT MOVING IN. AND IN BEHIND THAT SOME OF THAT COLDER AIR IS GOING TO WRAP IN, WHICH MEANS THAT WE’LL SEE COOLER TEMPERATURES AS WE HEAD INTO TOMORROW. RIGHT NOW WE STILL HAVE THOSE RAINFALL WARNINGS IN PLACE FOR THE NORTHERN PENINSULA. SEEING REPORTS OF CLOSE TO 100 mm OF RAIN IN SOME AREAS. STRONG WINDS ARE THE STORY TODAY AS WELL. GUSTS UPWARDS OF 100 km/h FOR THE AVALON AND THEN BONAVISTA AND CLARENVILLE AS WELL, YOU’LL SEE THE WINDS STRENGTHEN TO UP LIKE 100 km/h. BUT THEY WILL EASE BELOW WARNING CRITERIA BUT STILL STAY QUITE STRONG AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. AND THERE’S WHERE ALL OF THE WINTER STORM WARNINGS ARE, OR WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS, REALLY. THESE SHOULD END OVERNIGHT FOR LAB WEST. AS THE SYSTEM CONTINUES TO TRACK TOWARDS THE COAST. SO YOU’RE LOOKING AT ANOTHER 10 TO ABOUT 20 cm OF SNOW FALLING FROM THIS AFTERNOON TO TOMORROW MORNING. AND THEN AGAIN THAT WILL MOVE OFF. BUT THOSE TEMPERATURES TONIGHT ARE GOING TO DIP. SO BACK DOWN TO THE SINGLE DIGITS AND EVEN MORE SO AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW. AND YOU’RE GOING TO SEE THAT SYSTEM ROLL THROUGH AND IN BEHIND IT WE SHOULD SEE SOME CLEARING SKIES. WE’LL STAY IN THAT SOUTHERLY FLOW FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE DAY AND THEN EVENTUALLY THOSE TEMPERATURES WILL DIP. SO HERE’S TOMORROW, ABOUT HALF WHAT WE SAW TODAY, 9° FOR ST. JOHN’S AND THE WINDS, AGAIN, WESTERLY, 50-70 km/h THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF THE DAY. BUT WE WILL SEE THOSE WINDS EASE, CERTAINLY, ALONG THE WEST COAST. AND THEN EVENTUALLY LATE DAY AS YOU HEAD EAST. BUT, AGAIN, MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES. 4° FOR ST. ANTHONY AND 3° IN CARTWRIGHT AND YOU’LL SEE YOUR TEMPERATURES CLIMB THROUGH THE NIGHT TONIGHT AND -3° FOR LAB CITY AND LIGHT WINDS. NOT AS MUCH SNOW TOMORROW AND JUST SEEING FLURRIES BUT, YEAH, STILL LOOKING AT THE TEMPERATURES IN THE MINUS SINGLE DIGITS. THAT’S YOUR SATURDAY FORECAST AND AS WE HEAD INTO SUNDAY WE’LL HAVE ANOTHER WARM-UP AND I’LL HAVE THE DETAILS COMING UP.>>Anthony: EARLY NOVEMBER IS A TRADITION IN MEXICO. SO IT’S A BUSY TIME FOR SOME MEXICAN FAMILIES WHO LIVE IN ST. JOHN’S. THE DAY OF THE DEAD IS A CELEBRATION WHEREBY THE SOULS OF THE DECEASED RELATIVES ARE INVITED TO COME BACK FOR A VISIT. “HERE & NOW’S” CEC HAIRE HAS MORE.>>Reporter: PREPARING FOR THE DAY OF THE DEAD INVOLVES GETTING THE TRADITIONAL SWEET BREAD READY. AND MELISSA FRAGOSA-GONZALEZ IS BUSY, BECAUSE SHE HAS 40 LOAVES TO MAKE. THE DAY OF THE DEAD MEXICAN TRADITION HONOURS DECEASED FAMILY MEMBERS WITH ALTARS AND OFFERINGS TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY’RE REMEMBERED. FORGOSO-GONZALEZ SAYS THAT EVERY NOVEMBER 2nd HER FAMILY WOULD VISIT THE CEMETERY AND FAVORITE DISHES, THE BREADS AND FAVOURITE THINGS OF THEIR LOVED ONES.>>IF MY GRANDPA LIKES TO DRINK TEQUILA WE BRING SOME TEQUILA FOR HIM. IF MY GRANDPA LIKES TO EAT SOMETHING, WE BRING IT FOR HIM.>>Reporter: THE BREAD IS A SWEET YEAST BREAD, FLAVOURED WITH ORANGE TEA AND ORANGE ZEST. SMALL BITS OF DOUGH ARE SHAPED AND FORMED AND DRAPED OVER THE TOP TO REPRESENT A SKULL AND BONES. THOSE PIECES BECOME DRY AND CRUNCHY WHEN COOKED AND WHEN THE LOAF IS DONE IT’S COATED IN SUGAR. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF ST. JOHN’S, SANTIAGO GUZMAN FROM MEXICO CITY HAS HIS BREAD AND HE’S GETTING READY TOO. TONIGHT HE AND HIS PARTNER WILL SET UP AN ALTAR WITH FAKE MARY GOLD FLOWERS AND CANDLES AND SNACKS THAT HIS GRANDFATHER LIKED.>>MY MOM’S FATHER LOVED CHOCOLATE, ESPECIALLY DARK CHOCOLATE. HE HAD A VERY SWEET TOOTH.>>Reporter: GUZMAN ALSO PLANS TO DECORATE THE ALTAR WITH SOMETHING THAT HIS GRANDMOTHER GAVE HIM BEFORE HE MOVED TO NEWFOUNDLAND FOUR YEARS AGO.>>THIS IS A BIG BEAUTIFUL THING THAT HE USED TO WEAR. AND I REMEMBER HER SAYING, SANTIAGO, I WANT YOU TO TAKE CARE OF THIS BECAUSE IT BELONGED TO HIM. AND SHE SAID THAT I’M SURE THAT HE’D BE HAPPY THAT YOU HAVE IT AND ESPECIALLY THAT YOU WILL GO UP NORTH AND YOU WILL BE COLD.>>Reporter: GUZMAN SAYS THAT CELEBRATING IT IN ST. JOHN’S REINFORCES HIS CONNECTION TO HIS FAMILY AND TO HIS ROOTS. CEC HAIRE, CBC NEWS, ST. JOHN’S.>>THIS SEEMS TO ME TO BE A GOOD LOGICAL THING TO DO. WE DON’T HAVE TOO MANY STRINGS IN OUR BOW ANYMORE.>>Anthony: THE LIBERALS SAY THAT IT WOULD BE A STUNT. WELL, THIS FORMER PREMIER TELLS US WHY HE AGREES WITH THE IDEA OF A PROVINCIAL REFERENDUM ON EQUALIZATION PAY (♪♪♪)>>Anthony: WELCOME BACK TO “HERE & NOW.” IF YOU FOLLOW POLITICS YOU KNOW THAT CHES CROSBIE THINKS THAT IT’S A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE A REFERENDUM ABOUT EQUALIZATION PAYMENTS AND AS IT TURNS OUT A FORMER CONSERVATIVE PREMIER AGREES WITH HIM. JOINING US NOW FROM B.C. IS FORMER PREMIER BRIAN PECKFORD. WELCOME TO “HERE & NOW.”>>THANK YOU, ANTHONY. I APPRECIATE IT.>>Anthony: SO WHY IS A REFERENDUM ABOUT EQUALIZATION PAYMENTS A GOOD IDEA?>>I THINK THAT MAINLY BECAUSE IN ORDER FOR US TO GAIN THE ATTENTION OF CANADIANS YOU’VE GOT TO BE IN A SMALL PROVINCE, VERY, VERY AGGRESSIVE AND THINGS TO GET PEOPLE’S ATTENTION. WE ARE LOSING POPULATION IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND WE DON’T HAVE THE INFLUENCE THAT OTHER BIGGER PROVINCES HAVE. SO I THINK THAT — BESIDES WHICH I THINK THAT FROM A MORE DEMOCRATIC POINT OF VIEW, GIVEN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF NEWFOUNDLAND TODAY AND ITS FINANCIAL PROBLEMS, THAT THIS IS ONE WAY IN WHICH NEWFOUNDLAND CAN — IF ALL NEWFOUNDLANDERS AND LABRADORIANS GET BEHIND IT — CAN GET THE ATTENTION OF THE SENIOR GOVERNMENT.>>Anthony: BUT, MR. PECKFORD, ISN’T IT A BIT OF A STUNT? IF YOU ASK LABRADORIANS AND NEWFOUNDLANDERS IF THEY WANT FREE MONEY FROM OTTAWA, MOST PEOPLE WOULD SAY YES.>>WELL, YOU’LL ALWAYS BE ATTACKED ONE WAY OR ANOTHER FOR BEING DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS. AND SOME COULD CALL IT A STUNT IF THEY WANT AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE MOTIVATION MR. CROSBIE HAD FOR IT. AND I CAN’T READ HIS MIND. BUT AS IT’S LAID OUT IT SEEMS TO ME TO BE A GOOD LOGICAL THING TO DO. AND IT’S A GOOD POLICY THING TOO BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE TOO MANY STRINGS IN OUR BOW ANYMORE AND GIVEN THE FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF MUSKRAT FALLS AND $500 MILLION DEFICITS PER YEAR, AND THE HIGHEST PER CAPITA DEBT IN THE COUNTRY, YOU HAVE TO DO THINGS THAT GIVE SOME STRENGTH TO YOUR POSITION. AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO GET STRENGTH TO YOUR POSITION THAN TO HAVE THE PEOPLE BEHIND YOU?>>Anthony: BUT I WONDER, YOU KNOW, IF YOU LOOK BACK AT THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS, WHETHER THEY’RE RED OR BLUE, I MEAN, DANNY WILLIAMS HAD A SPENDING PROBLEM AND KATHY DUNDERDALE HAD A SPENDING PROBLEM AND DWIGHT BALL ADMITS TO A SPENDING PROBLEM. AND YOU HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM SO HERE’S MORE MONEY?>>WELL, I THINK THAT — WE’VE GOT TO GET DOWN TO NOT SO MUCH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROBLEMS THAT RELATES TO THIS, BUT DOWN TO THE FORMULA. AND THAT NON-RENEWABLE REVENUE NEEDS TO BE TWEAKED A BIT IN THE EQUALIZATION FORMULA. I UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE ARGUMENTS AND, YES, NEWFOUNDLAND ALWAYS HAD SOMEWHAT OF A FINANCIAL PROBLEM BUT THIS ONE IS PRETTY, PRETTY, PRETTY SERIOUS AND DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER ONES THAT WE HAD. I AGREE THAT THE PROVINCE HAS OVERSPENT OVER THE LAST NUMBER YEARS BEYOND ITS MEANS AND, THEREFORE, IT HAS TO TAKE ITS SHARED RESPONSIBILITY. BUT LONG TERM LOOKING OUT WE’LL NEED FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES TO THE FEDERAL/PROVINCIAL RELATIONSHIP, VIS-A-VIS EQUALIZATION, IN ORDER FOR US TO HAVE A CHANCE TO GET AT A LEVEL OF THE CANADIAN AVERAGE.>>Anthony: ALL RIGHT AND I GUESS THAT WITH ALBERTA MAKING SIMILAR NOISES, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, YOU COULD MAKE THE ARGUMENT, WOULD NOT BE ALONE?>>LISTEN, LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING — ALBERTA HELPED US OUT YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS PREMIER. THEY LENT US MONEY. IT WAS EASIER TO GET THEIR MONEY THAN TO GO TO LONDON OR PARIS OR GO TO NEW YORK. THEY LENT US MONEY. SURE, WE HAD TO PAY IT BACK AND PAY INTEREST, BUT IT WAS EASIER TO GET AND EASIER TO MANAGE AND TO ACCESS. AND, DON’T FORGET THAT A LOT OF NEWFOUNDLANDERS HAVE MADE THEIR LIVING OUT OF ALBERTA FOR DECADES. SO WE’RE GOING TO SUPPORT A PROVINCE THAT HAS ALREADY SUPPORTED US.>>Anthony: ALL RIGHT MR. PECKFORD, I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME THIS EVENING. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU, SIR, FOR HAVING ME.>>Anthony: A DIFFICULT STORY IN LABRADOR. DURING HIS CAREER TED ROSALES WAS A PEDIATRICIAN AND SPECIALIZED IN FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME AND HE SAYS THAT HE’S NOT SURPRISED BY THE RECENT SUICIDE ATTEMPTS BY YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY. AND THE PROBLEM HE SAYS IS THAT PLANS — PLANS MADE BY THE COMMUNITY AND THE PROVINCE AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT — THEY STAY PLANS AND THEY NEVER LEAVE THE PAPER THEY WERE WRITTEN ON. HERE’S MORE OF HIS CONVERSATION WITH “HERE & NOW’S” MARK QUINN.>>I HATE TO MENTION IT, I DON’T THINK THAT ALCOHOLISM HAS REALLY, YOU KNOW, BEEN MINIMIZED AT ALL SINCE 2001. WHICH IS THE MAIN — ONE OF THE MAIN PROBLEMS THAT WAS IDENTIFIED, OKAY? AND THIS IS BY ADMISSION, VISUALLY AND OFFICIALLY, BY A LOT OF THE PEOPLE THAT I CAME TO KNOW, YOU KNOW, WHEN I WAS WORKING THERE. SO I HOPE THAT I’M WRONG.>>Reporter: DO YOU THINK THAT THE LEADERS IN LABRADOR AND THE LEADERS IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND IN CANADA, DO THEY KNOW WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO ADDRESS THIS?>>YES. MY UNDERSTANDING THE FIRST TIME I GOT INVOLVED IN THIS IS THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY LIKE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. THAT’S WHY RIGHT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT WERE INVOLVED. SO THAT WHEN WE MADE THE PLAN ON HOW TO REALLY OVERCOME THE IDENTIFIED PROBLEM, YOU KNOW, OF THE PROBLEM OF THE CHILDREN WITH THE ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER, THAT BECAUSE YOU CAN’T CHANGE THINGS WITHOUT CHANGING A LOT OF THINGS IN THE COMMUNITY. SO WE HAVE MULTIPLE MEETINGS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT, AND THE LOCAL LEADERSHIP AT THE TIME. AND WE LAID OUT A PLAN AND TO ME IT REALLY SORT OF KIND OF — WHAT ARE YOU DOING, YOU KNOW, NOTHING IN THE PLAN HAS REALLY BEEN CARRIED OUT. THE MAIN THING REALLY IS — YOU KNOW, I’VE SAID THIS BEFORE AND SOMETIMES I SAID TO MYSELF, SHOULD I SAY IT AGAIN, THAT THE MAIN THING IS THAT A CHANGE IN THE LEADERSHIP MENTALITY AND THE COMMUNITY. AND IF YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE HISTORY OF, YOU KNOW, THE COMMUNITY, YOU KNOW THAT ALMOST EVERY ONE TO TWO YEARS A CHANGE OF LEADERSHIP, AND A CHANGE OF WHATEVER, IT GOES ON AND WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE DONE. SO THEY ARE ALWAYS BACK IN SQUARE ONE. YOU KNOW, UNLESS IT’S AGAINST, YOU KNOW, THEIR OWN SORT OF VALUES THAT THERE SHOULD BE A STABLE LEADERSHIP. I MEAN, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN LOOK AT THE NEWS AND THE HISTORY AND YOU SEE THAT EVERY TWO YEARS OR SO THEY CHANGE PEOPLE AT THE TOP. SO ONE OF MY FAILURES IS THAT I HAVE DONE A LOT OF THINGS IN MY LIFE BUT I SEE THE INNU, YOU KNOW, PROBLEMS AS A FAILURE. BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO CHANGE MUCH OF ANYTHING. (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Reporter: WELCOME BACK TO “HERE & NOW.” I’M AT THE PUMPKIN WALK AT BANTERMAN PARK AND WHAT A NIGHT, THERE’S SO MANY PEOPLE HERE AND SO MANY GORGEOUS PUMPKINS. AND LOOK AT SOME OF THESE, WE HAVE THE “IT” CLOWN AND PUMPKINS WITH LIGHTS ON IT AND WE HAVE BATMAN, BUT WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PUMPKINS AFTER TONIGHT? I’M JOINED BY JENNIFER WHO WORKS FOR THE CITY. JENNIFER, HOW MANY PUMPKINS CAN YOU EXPECT TONIGHT?>>WE’RE GOING TO EXPECT IN THE HIGH, HIGH, HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OF PUMPKINS. I’M EXCITED.>>Reporter: YOU HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR THREE YEARS NOW. WHY DO YOU GUYS KEEP DOING THIS?>>WE DO THIS EVENT, THE CITY OF ST. JOHN’S IS SO PROUD OF THIS EVENT AND IT’S FREE AND ACCESSIBLE AND FAMILY EVENT THAT ANYONE CAN COME TO. AND IT’S ONE LAST KICK FOR THE FAMILIES TO COME OUT WITH COSTUMES AND PUMPKINS AND AT THE END TO KEEP THESE PUMPKINS OUT OF THE LANDFILL AND WE’LL TAKE THESE AND COMPOST THEM. SO YOU MAY THEM IN THE FORM OF COMPOST AND GROWING FLOWERS HERE IN THE PARK.>>Reporter: THAT’S WHERE THE COMPOST GOES?>>ABSOLUTELY. RIGHT BACK TO OUR PARKS AND GROWTH. AND IT’S A CRIME PREVENTION STRATEGY AS PART OF OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH PROGRAMME BECAUSE THERE’S SO MUCH CRIME WITH PEOPLE SMASHING PUMPKINS AND PROPERTY DAMAGE AND THIS TAKES IT OUT OF THAT EQUATION.>>Reporter: FOR YOU, I GUESS, WHAT IS THIS NIGHT LIKE FOR YOU?>>THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE NIGHTS OF THE YEAR AND EVERYONE IS HAPPY AND EVERYONE IS HAVING A GOOD TIME. AND THERE’S MUSIC AND FOOD AND PUMPKINS AND A LOT OF TIME TO STILL COME DOWN. WE’RE HERE TO 8:00 AND THERE’S FREE HOT CHOCOLATE AND BRING A MUG AND BRING IT DOWN AND GET HOT CHOCOLATE. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PUMPKIN, COME AND ENJOY EVERYONE ELSE’S.>>Reporter: FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE DOWN HERE, DESCRIBE IT FOR ME?>>HERE WE ARE AT THE LOOP AND WE HAVE LOTS OF FAMILIES AND THERE’S PUMPKINS THAT ARE SO CREATIVE AND SO MANY AMAZING THINGS HERE. AND YOU’LL HEAR THE MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND AND DANCERS AND FIRE PERFORMERS AND YOU NEED TO BE HERE.>>Reporter: HAVE YOU SEEN ONE TONIGHT THAT REALLY, YOU KNOW, YOU’RE LIKE OH, MY GOSH, THAT’S A NICE ONE?>>YOU KNOW, TO ME, I LOVE THEM ALL BECAUSE TO ME EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM, IF IT’S A CHILD WITH A FORK WHO DID IT OR A PROFESSIONAL CARVER, TO ME THEY’RE ALL SUPER SPECIAL AND I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THEM. I AM A BIT OF THE FAN OF THE ONES THAT LOOK LIKE THEIR SEEDS COMING OUT OF THEIR MOUTH. THE THROWING UP PUMPKIN, BUT THEY’RE ALL AMAZING.>>Reporter: WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR THE FUTURE HERE?>>WELL, I CAN’T SPEAK TO THE FUTURE, BUT I THINK THAT YOU CAN SEE BY THE HAPPINESS AND THE SUCCESS THAT WE HAVE TONIGHT, WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING THIS, ABSOLUTELY, AS AN ONGOING EVENT.>>Reporter: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SPEAKING WITH US AND THIS IS WONDERFUL AND A FAMILY EVENT. PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING COSTUMES AND FREE HOT CHOCOLATE WITH A REUSABLE MUG. SO THE EVENT DOESN’T END UNTIL 8:00 SO YOU HAVE THOSE ROTTING PUMPKINS ON YOUR FRONT LAWN AND YOUR PORCH, YOU CAN STILL GET RID OF THEM HERE.>>Anthony: I WANT TO THANK YOU, MEG, YOU BROUGHT A LOT OF BODILY FUNCTIONS DURING YOUR HALLOWEEN COVERAGE AND I APPRECIATE THAT.>>Reporter: I KNOW. TIME TO GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS, RIGHT?>>Anthony: WE’LL SAVE THAT FOR THEN. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, MEG.>>Reporter: YOU TOO.>>Anthony: THAT’S MEG ROBERTS REPORTING LIVE FROM BANTERMAN PARK, WHERE EVERYONE SEEMS TO BE HAVING A REALLY GOOD TIME.>>> TO ANOTHER STORY NOW, SOMETIMES A LITTLE BIT OF MAKE-BELIEVE CAN BE POWERFUL MEDICINE AND A MOTHER IN EDMONTON SAW THAT WHEN HER GIRL DEVELOPED CANCER. BUT DRESSING UP IN COSTUMES GAVE HER THE BOOST TO GET THROUGH TREATMENTS AND NOW THE FAMILY WANTS TO PAY IT FORWARD.>>THIS IS MY DAUGHTER, SHE’S A HOOT. YOU WANT TO PICK SOME OUT? SHE’S GOT SUCH A FUN PERSONALITY AND SHE’S 4 YEARS OLD AND LOVES TO DRESS UP AND LOVES PLAYING — WHAT DO YOU LOVE TO DO?>>I LIKE EVERYTHING.>>YOU LIKE EVERYTHING?>>TO PLAY.>>YOU LOVE TO PLAY.>>I LIKE JEWELLERY.>>AND JEWELLERY. WE LIKE JEWELLERY. SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKEMIA AT THE END OF JULY. LIFT IT UP. THERE WE GO. WE WERE ACTUALLY LEAVING FOR AN APPOINTMENT THAT SHE HAD AND OUT OF ROUTINE SHE GRABBED THE HAIRBRUSH AND STARTED BRUSHING HER HEAD, WHICH WAS SO SAD. WE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF JUST GETTING HER A COSTUME. ISN’T THAT BEAUTIFUL? LET’S TRY IT ON.>>IT’S SO SOFT.>>I THINKA THIS IT FITS YOU PERFECT. LET’S GO INSIDE.>>IT’S COLD.>>I KNOW, LET’S GET INSIDE. WHEN WE WALKED ON THAT UNIT IT WAS LIKE SHE WAS A DIFFERENT PERSON. SHE HAD SO MUCH BOLDNESS AND SO MUCH BRAVERY, IT WAS INCREDIBLE. SHE WAS SO FILLED WITH JOY AND IT REALLY WAS CONTAGIOUS, IT WAS REALLY, REALLY SWEET. AND THE PROCEDURES THAT WOULD NORMALLY CAUSE HER TO CRY DIDN’T THIS TIME EXPHEESSMENTS SO PROUD AND SHE SAID THAT I’M SO BRAVE, MOMMY. AND IT WAS JUST A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE FOR HER AND A DIFFERENT WAY TO LOOK AT WHAT TREATMENT HAD TO BE LIKE, WHAT THE HOSPITAL VISITS HAD TO BE LIKE. AND IT CHANGED EVERYTHING.>>IT’S SO PRETTY.>>SO I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, I’LL PUT A POST ON A BUY AND SELL AND SEE IF I CAN GET A COUPLE MORE FOR THE NEXT ONE AND I DID. AND NOW I HAVE 76 COSTUMES. THE WEBSITE IS DESIGNED FOR ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO TAKE PART IN THIS IDEA THAT IS NOW COMING FORTH. YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT EASY FOR PEOPLE TO MAKE DONATIONS WHETHER THROUGH COSTUMES OR PAYPAL OR EVEN THE SIMPLEST THINGS, PEOPLE WANTING TO DO DRY CLEANING AND THERE’S SO MANY KIDS, BOYS AND GIRLS, ALL AGES, THAT IF THEY COULD GET ANY OF THE EXPERIENCE THAT SHE GOT OUT OF IT, THEN THAT IS NOW MY FOCUS. (♪♪♪)>>Anthony: THE GRANNIES INVITE TO YOU COME HERE TO THE LANTERN FOR THEIR SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT. IT’S ALL ABOUT GRANDMOTHERS HERE IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR HELPING GRANDMOTHERS IN AFRICA. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR CHILDREN DURING THE AIDS CRISIS. AND THE TERRA NOVA SCRABBLE TOURNEY, ONE OF MY FAVOURITE EVENTS, IS TOMORROW. A THE LANTERN. THAT’S 35 BARNES ROAD BEHIND THE BASILICA AND THE ADMISSIONS JUST $15, AND THERE’S PLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS. I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.>>Ashley: WELCOME BACK. BEFORE WE GET TO THE WEATHER WE HAVE A SWEET VIDEO TO SHARE WITH YOU.>>Anthony: THIS IS A GRADE FIVE STUDENT WHO TOOK ON THE ST. JOHN’S FIRE DEPARTMENT TOP JOB TODAY.>>THIS IS CHIEF OLFORD.>>THIS IS CHIEF OLFORD.>>GO AHEAD, CHIEF OLFORD.>>108 FROM ST. FRANCIS.>>WE’RE 108 FROM ST. FRANCIS.>>Anthony: SHE WAS FIRE CHIEF FOR THE DAY. AND SHE WAS SELECTED FROM A WHOLE — LOOK AT THE SMILE ON HER FACE. ISN’T THAT FUNNY? SHE WAS SELECTED FROM 50 500 STUDENTS AFTER DRAWING OF HER FAMILY DOING SAFETY PLANS.>>Ashley: AND SHE’S FROM GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR.>>Anthony: SO THERE YOU GO. IT’S IN THE BLOOD. CONGRATULATIONS.>>Ashley: THAT’S WONDERFUL.>>Anthony: I WOULD LIKE TO GET INSIDE ONE OF THOSE TRUCKS.>>Ashley: WOULDN’T THAT BE FUN?>>Anthony: AND I WAS PAYING ATTENTION TO YOUR WEATHER AND I PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION ON FRIDAYS, SO I WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT MOST OF THE RAIN WILL WIND DOWN TOMORROW? BECAUSE I HAVE THE SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT AND RAIN IS GOOD FOR SCRABBLE TOURNAMENTS.>>Ashley: BECAUSE YOU WANT TO BE INSIDE AND NOT OUTSIDE. MOST OF THE RAIN IS OUT OF THE WAY BUT WE’LL LOOK AT THE FUTURE TRACKER TO SHOW YOU THAT WE DO STILL HAVE A CHANCE OF A FEW SHOWERS AND/OR FLURRIES FOR THE NORTHERN PENINSULA AND ALONG THE WEST COAST. JUST BECAUSE THOSE TEMPERATURES ARE GOING TO DIP INTO THE MORNING HOURS AND THEN SOME LINGERING CLOUD COVER AND FLURRIES ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE WEST COAST, OR, RATHER, THE COASTAL LABRADOR, AS WELL AS PARTS OF LAB WEST THROUGH THE DAY. BUT, OTHERWISE, IT LOOKS LIKE A FAIRLY NICE DAY WITH THOSE WINDS EASING, BUT, AGAIN, THOSE TEMPERATURES ARE GOING TO BE SIGNIFICANTLY COOLER THAN WHAT WE SAW TODAY WITH THOSE RECORD-BREAKING TEMPERATURES. A GOOD 10 TO 15-DEGREES COOLER THAN TODAY, 9° IN ST. JOHN’S AND CORNER BROOK IS LOOKING AT 4° WITH A LINGERING CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THEN 2° FOR HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY. AND WITH THE WINDS IN THE MORNING, ANYWHERE FROM 40-70 km/h OUT OF THE WEST. THERE’S THAT WIND SHIFT, WE’RE SEEING SOUTHERLY WINDS TODAY. AND NOW ON SUNDAY, WE DO HAVE THE NEXT SYSTEM ROLLING IN, SO THAT’S GOING TO BRING SNOW BACK IN FOR LABRADOR. REALLY ACROSS — OR THROUGH THE DAY. AND THEN ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN MOVING IN FOR THE ISLAND. AND WITH THAT LATE DAY WE’RE GOING TO SEE A PUSH OF WARM AIR FOR EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND AS OF NOW AS WE REALLY GET INTO THAT SOUTHERLY FLOW. AND EVERYBODY ELSE YOU’RE LOOKING AT A WESTERLY FLOW BY THE TIME THAT MONDAY MORNING ROLLS AROUND AND SO THE ONSHORE POTENTIAL FOR SHOWERS BECAUSE THOSE TEMPERATURES WON’T MOVE MUCH. AND UP THROUGH LABRADOR, GENERALLY LOOKING AT A MIX OF SUN/CLOUD BUT YOU’RE STILL LOOKING AT A POTENTIAL FOR FLURRIES. SO ON SUNDAY THOSE CLOCKS DO GO BACK AND IT’S A GOOD TIME TO CHECK THE BATTERIES OR AT LEAST CHANGE THE BATTERIES IN YOUR FIRE ALARM. BUT THERE’S THE TEMPERATURES AS I TALKED ABOUT. 12° FOR ST. JOHN’S AND, AGAIN THIS IS LATE DAY AS THE TEMPERATURES BUMP UP BUT THOSE WINDS WILL RAMP UP YET AGAIN THROUGH THE DAY. 5°, AND YOU’LL STAY COOL ALONG THE WEST COAST, 5° TO 7°, AND THEN COOL UP THROUGH LABRADOR AS WELL. SO HERE’S YOUR TEMPERATURES OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS. AND WE’LL RUN THROUGH THAT. AND BY MONDAY A RETURN OF SUNSHINE AND THEN INTO SATURDAY AS WELL, AND WEDNESDAY IS WHEN WE SEE THE NEXT CHANCE OF SOME SHOWERS MOVING THROUGH FOR EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE ISLAND. FOR CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND, MONDAY, SOME SHOWERS POSSIBLE. TUESDAY IS LOOKING CLOUDY. BUT, YEAH, BACK INTO THE THOSE SINGLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES. FOR WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND, GREY ESSENTIALLY THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK AND THAT’S BECAUSE WE GET INTO THE ONSHORE FLOW BUT THE TEMPERATURES 5° TO 7°. AND EASTERN LABRADOR, FLURRIES THROUGH SUNDAY AND THEN IT LOOKS LIKE SUNSHINE BUT HANGING ON TO THE LOW SINGLE DIGITS. AND LOWS INTO THE MINUS SINGLE DIGITS. AND THEN IT LOOKS SNOWY FOR WESTERN LABRADOR WITH YOUR TEMPERATURES IN THE MINUS SINGLE DIGITS. (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>>LET’S LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL SHOT.>>Anthony: THAT’S FANTASTIC.>>Ashley: IT IS. IT’S A GORGEOUS PHOTO. I’LL TELL YOU WHERE THIS IS TO WHEN WE COME BACK.>>Anthony:>>Anthony: TIME TO LOOK AT WHO IS CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARIES AND BIRTHDAYS. HAPPY 59th TO THIS COUPLE FROM STEPHENVILLE CROSSING AND ST. JOHN’S. THEY HAVE LIVED IN MISSISSAUGA, SINCE 1969. AND WE’RE TOLD THAT THEY STILL WATCH “HERE & NOW” EVERY EVENING. THANK YOU FOR THAT. AND 90th BIRTHDAY NEXT TUESDAY TO EUNA PIKE IN HARBOUR GRACE. AND 90th BIRTHDAY TO CLAYTON PARSONS FROM NEWTOWN WHO CELEBRATED ON MONDAY. AND ALSO ON MONDAY IT WAS A HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THIS COUPLE FROM PORT REXTON WHO CELEBRATED 58 YEARS OF MARRIAGE. AND 57th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TOMORROW FOR AUDREY AND DOROTHY WOODMAN OF NEW HARBOUR. AND A 55th ANNIVERSARY TO THIS COUPLE FROM KIPPENS.>>Ashley: AND HAPPY 63rd ANNIVERSARY TO THIS COUPLE, NOW IN WESTPORT, ONTARIO. THEY CELEBRATED ON MONDAY. AND HAPPY 50th TO JOYCE AND CARL BURRBRIDGE OF MARYSTOWN WHO CELEBRATED A GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY ON TUESDAY. AND BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO HOWARD PARSONS FROM LOVESTON ON HIS 90th BIRTHDAY AND WE, UNFORTUNATELY, DON’T HAVE A PICTURE FOR YOU BUT HAPPY BIRTHDAY. AND MARK KING IN ST. JOHN’S IS CELEBRATING HER 90th BIRTHDAY TODAY. AND ON TUESDAY IT WAS A HAPPY 97th BIRTHDAY TO VERA MURPHY IN CORNER BROOK. AND ALBERT BURTON IN SPRINGDALE CELEBRATED HIS 90th ON MONDAY.>>Anthony: AND AUDREY SPARK WILL CELEBRATE A 90th BIRTHDAY ON SUNDAY. AND LAST SUNDAY ED AND RUBY WILLIAMS FROM ST. JOHN’S CELEBRATED A 56th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO LOUISE AND CECIL JEWELLER IN PORT LEAMINGTON WHO CELEBRATED 54 YEARS OF MARRIAGE ON TUESDAY. AND 56 YEARS TO THIS COUPLE FROM GRAND BANK, THEIR BIG DAY WAS WEDNESDAY. AND ALSO WEDNESDAY, LUKE AND EUNICE LAWRENCE CELEBRATED A 55th ANNIVERSARY. AND A 95th BIRTHDAY THIS SUNDAY TO CHES BURJ IN CORNER BROOK AND CELEBRATING A 95th BIRTHDAY AND IT SO HAPPENS THAT HE’S OUR OWN ZACH GOUDIE’S GRAND DIAGNOSE DAD AND ZACH NAMED HIS SON CHES.>>Ashley: AND BEST WISHES TO OLIVE SHEERS NOW IN DEER LAKE, SHE TURNED 92 ON WEDNESDAY. AND CLARICE RYAN FROM CURLING IS CELEBRATING HER 90th BIRTHDAY TODAY. AND HAPPY 60th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TO HEBER AND GRACE KENWAY FROM WINTERLAND WHO IS CELEBRATING NEXT TUESDAY. AND CONGRATULATIONS TO JIM AND MARIE MARSHALL OF LABRADOR WHO WILL CELEBRATE THEIR 53rd ANNIVERSARY ON MONDAY. AND HAPPY 60th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TO REVEREND JOE AND CAROL BURTON IN CLARK’S BEACH, THEY WERE MARRIED ON HALLOWEEN DAY IN 1959 IN SASKATCHEWAN. AND HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY, HALLOWEEN GREETINGS AS WELL TO WES AND ELSIE CARAVAN.>>Anthony: AND HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY TO RUBY AND CLARENCE PARSONS FROM INDIAN BAY. AND 66th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TO ADA AND NORRIS IN DEER LAKE. AND BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO EDNA COLES ON HER 91st BIRTHDAY. AND 96th BIRTHDAY TO THIS LADY WHO NOW IS HEADING TO FLORIDA IN THE WINTER WHICH IS PROBABLY WHY WE DON’T HAVE A PICTURE. AND TODAY IS DEAN REEVES’ 90th BIRTHDAY. AND A HAPPY 95th BIRTHDAY TO HILDA WARREN IN PORT AUX BASQUE.>>Ashley: AND HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THIS COUPLE FROM BUCHANS AND NOW RESIDING IN NOVA SCOTIA. AND BIRTHDAY WISHES TO WORLD WAR II VETERAN JOHN PINHORN IN WINTERTON AND HE TURNS 98 TOMORROW. AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY, 101st BIRTHDAY, THIS COMING MONDAY TO RIA JAMES, AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MAUDE MAYBE FROM MOUNT PEARL, CELEBRATING HER 99th BIRTHDAY ON NOVEMBER 6th.>>Anthony: CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYBODY. LOOKING GOOD. ALL RIGHT, SHALL WE TAKE A LOOK.>>Ashley: THE WEATHER PHOTO. LET’S DO IT. LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL SHOT.>>Anthony: THAT IS GORGEOUS. I SAID TERRA NOVA AND YOU SAID NO.>>Interview: NOPE. THE SOUTH COAST. ROSE BLANCHE.>>Anthony: ROSE BLANCHE, I REALLY WANT TO GET OVER THERE, THERE’S A COUPLE PLACES ON THE SOUTH COAST THAT I’D LIKE TO GET TO.>>Ashley: ANDREW SENT ME A MESSAGE AND SAID THAT HE WAS LOOKING REALLY CLOSELY AT THE WEATHER FOR HIS LITTLE ROAD TRIP.>>Anthony: LOOKS LIKE GOOD SEA KAYAKING CONDITIONS OUT THERE.>>Ashley: AND YOU NEED LESS WIND.>>Anthony: OH, THE WIND IS THE ENEMY.>>Ashley: THE WIND IS THE ENEMY. THAT’S RIGHT. THANK YOU SO MUCH, ANDREW, FOR SENDING THAT IN AND IF YOU HAVE ANY WEATHER PHOTOS TO SHARE WITH US SEND THEM TO [email protected]>>Anthony: AND DON’T FORGET THAT TOMORROW I’LL BE M.C.ING ONE OF MY FAVOURITE EVENTS IN THE YEAR, THE TERRA NOVA GRANNIES SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT AND IT HELPS OTHER GRANNIES IN AFRICA AND IT’S A GREAT EVENT. AND ALL KINDS OF SPELLERS SHOW UP AND PEOPLE HAVE A CHANCE AT COOL PRIZES, AT THE LANTERN JUST BEHIND THE BASILICA, 2:00 TO 5:00 p.m.. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE. AND SOMETIMES ON SATURDAY IF THE WEATHER IS GREAT THE TURNOUT VARIES. BUT IT’S NOVEMBER THOUGH.>>Ashley: AND WE JUST HAD 18° TEMPERATURES.>>Anthony: YOU HAD A GOOD TIME TODAY SO GO INDOORS TOMORROW. HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.>>Ashley: GOODNIGHT. (♪♪♪)

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