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Here & Now Wednesday October 30, 2019


>>Announcer: THIS IS CBC “HERE & NOW.” (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>THERE’S A LOT OF ATTEMPTS OF SUICIDE. APPROXIMATELY 10 THAT I KNOW OF.>>Anthony: HELP NEEDED IN SHESHATSHIU. A SPIKE IN SUICIDE ATTEMPTS BY YOUNG PEOPLE IN A COMMUNITY ALREADY MOURNING WITH GRIEF.>>>GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO “HERE & NOW.” I’M ANTHONY GERMAIN. THE CHIEF OF THE SHESHATSHIU INNU FIRST NATION IS DECLARING A SUICIDE CRISIS IN HIS COMMUNITY. THIS IS AFTER NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS WERE REPORTED IN JUST LAST WEEK ALONE. “HERE & NOW’S” JACOB BARKER IS IN THE COMMUNITY TONIGHT TO FIND OUT MORE. SO, JAKE OK, WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE?>>Reporter: YEAH, ANTHONY, THIS COMMUNITY IS REELING. THIS PAST WEEKEND A 0-YEAR-OLD GIRL DIED, THE RESULT OF AN APPARENT DROWNING AND OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS THE COMMUNITY HAS LOST 14 OF ITS RESIDENTS DUE TO NATURAL CAUSES. FOR A SMALL COMMUNITY LIKE THIS ONE IT’S A LOT TO DEAL WITH.>>A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T HAVE THE TIME TO GRIEVE, WE’RE STEADY BURYING PEOPLE AND DIFFERENT AGE CATEGORIES. IT COULD BE KIDS FROM AGED 0, NEWBORNS, RIGHT UP TO 60s. SO IT’S AFFECTING EVERYBODY.>>Reporter: THIS IS FIRST TIME THAT IN HIS TIME AS CHIEF THAT HE’S SEEN THE ISSUES AROUND SUICIDE GET SO BAD THAT HE HAD TO DECLARE IT A CRISIS.>>THE CRISIS IN SHESHATSHIU NOW IS THAT THERE’S ATTEMPTS OF SUICIDE, APPROXIMATELY 10 THEY KNOW OF. AND SOME PEOPLE ARE PRIVATE TOO AND THEY WON’T LET THEM KNOW THAT HE WAS SUICIDAL AND SHE WAS SUICIDAL. A LOT OF PEOPLE TEND TO DEAL WITH IT ON THEIR OWN, WHICH IS IS GOOD TOO. A LOT OF PEOPLE DEAL WITH IT ON THEIR OWN, THAT’S FINE, BUT THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT CAN’T HANDLE IT.>>Reporter: CHIEF HART SAID IN THE LAST WEEK HE’S HEARD OF 10 PEOPLE WHO ATTEMPTED TO TAKE THEIR OWN LIVES, BETWEEN 10 AND 18 YEARS OLD. WHILE THERE’S LOTS OF AGENCIES IN THE COMMUNITY LENDING SUPPORT RIGHT NOW, HART BELIEVES THAT MORE SUPPORTS ARE NEEDED AND HE SPOKE WITH THE PREMIER YESTERDAY EVENING.>>I WOULD HOPE FOR HIM TO OFFER MORE SERVICES. WE DO HAVE OUR OWN INNU COUNCILLORS BUT IT WOULD BE GOOD TO TRAIN THEM AS WELL.>>Reporter: THE SERVICES THAT ARE BEING OFFERED TO THOSE THAT NEED THEM ARE BEING COORDINATED HERE AT THE MARY MAY HEALING CENTRE. COUNSELLING SERVICES FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT AND AS WELL AS BEING THERE FOR THOSE IN GRIEVING.>>IT’S BEEN REALLY BEEN TOUGH. WE FIND IT VERY — LIKE, THIS COMMUNITY HAS TO GET THE CRISIS UNDER HAND.>>Reporter: A CRISIS THAT SHE IS HELPING TO DEAL WITH. SHE’S COOKING MEALS FOR THOSE GRIEVING AND GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AS IT HAS GIVEN TO HER.>>IF SOMEONE IS IN CRISIS THEY DON’T FEEL LIKE DOING ANYTHING. I WAS AFFECTED. TWO OF OUR YOUTH COMMITTED SUICIDE. ONE WAS 14 AND THE OTHER WAS A LITTLE BIT OLDER. AND THIS AFFECTS THE WHOLE COMMUNITY. AND THE PAINS ARE CRYING OUT FOR HELP.>>Reporter: SHE SAYS THAT THE COMMUNITY IS PULLING TOGETHER AS THEY DEAL WITH SITUATIONS LIKE THESE. SHE WANTS THE YOUTH TO KNOW THAT HELP IS THERE.>>IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE MESSAGE GOES OUT. IT MEANS THAT WE LOVE THEM AND WE CARE FOR THEM AND WE’RE THERE TO HELP THEM. THEY’RE HURTING. AND SOMETIMES IT’S NOT EASY TO TALK ABOUT YOUR OWN PAIN.>>Reporter: NOW BOTH CHIEF HART AND JOANNA THAT YOU HEARD SPEAKING THERE HAVE HAD THEIR OWN EXPERIENCES WITH SUICIDE IN THEIR FAMILIES AND THEY TALKED TO ME ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF IF YOU ARE GOING THROUGH SOMETHING LIKE THAT OR IF YOU ARE HAVING THOUGHTS, TO REACH OUT AND TO TALK ABOUT IT. AND THAT’S JUST WHAT SERVICES LIKE THIS HERE AT THE MARY MAY HEALING CENTRE ARE FOR, AS WELL AS THE NUMBERS UP ON THE SHESHATSHIU INNU FIRST NATION WEBSITE. SO THEY’RE TELLING ANYBODY WHO NEEDS THESE SERVICES TO REACH OUT. REPORTING LIVE FOR “HERE & NOW” IN SHESHATSHIU, I’M JACOB BARKER.>>Anthony: THERE’S ALSO REAX TONIGHT FROM ANASTASIA KUPE, THE CURRENT SOCIAL HEALTH DIRECTOR. AND SHE SAYS THAT SOME PEOPLE FROM NOVA SCOTIA ARE HEADING TO SHESHATSHIU TO HELP WITH THE GRIEF COUNSELLING. WE REACHED HER AT THE AIRPORT IN HALIFAX WHERE SHE SENT A MESSAGE TO YOUNG PEOPLE BACK HOME.>>THERE IS HOPE. YOU’VE ALWAYS GOT TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS HELP. THERE IS HOPE. AND WE’RE HERE AND WE’RE DOING WHAT WE CAN AND I KNOW THAT WE’LL COME THROUGH THIS.>>Anthony: NOW PREMIER DWIGHT BALL SAYS THAT SHESHATSHIU WILL GET THE RESOURCES IT NEEDS TO DEAL WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS. THE PREMIER IS ALSO THE MINISTER OF INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND HE SAYS THAT THE GOVERNMENT SENT IN EXTRA RESOURCES YESTERDAY.>>THERE’S A LOT MORE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. THIS IS AN EVOLVING SITUATION AND SHESHATSHIU TODAY MUST MAINTAIN AND GET IN THERE NOW TO SUPPLY THE NECESSARY SUPPORTS. BUT WE’LL STAY THERE AS NEED BE AND AS LONG AS REQUIRED WITH THE EXTRA RESOURCES. BUT LET’S NOT FORGET THAT THERE’S ALREADY RESOURCES ON THE GROUND AND RESOURCES THERE IN A DAY IN AND DAY OUT BASIS.>>Anthony: IF YOU’RE WATCHINGS US TONIGHT AND YOU’RE IN NEED OF HELP, CALL 1-833-456-4566. AND YOU CAN CHAT WITH SOMEONE ONLINE AT CRISISSERVICESCANADA.CA. AND THERE’S THE KIDS HELP PHONELINE AT 1-800-668-6868 AND YOU CAN ALSO LIVE CHAT WITH A COUNSELLOR ON THEIR WEBSITE, KIDSHELPPHONE.CA AND THOSE NUMBERS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR BE WEBSITE AT CBC.CA/NL. AND WE’LL BRING YOU A FULL INTERVIEW WITH CHIEF EUGENE HART. (♪♪♪)>>>REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN WATCH “HERE & NOW” ANYTIME, WE’RE BROADCASTING LIVE ON YouTube AND YOU CAN ALSO CATCH PAST EPISODES ON-DEMAND. JUST GO TO YouTube AND SUBSCRIBE TO CBC N.L.>>Ashley: WELL, WE FINALLY SAW THE SUN IN PARTS OF THE ISLAND TODAY AFTER A FEW DAYS OF SEEING NOTHING BUT GREY SKIES AND DRIZZLE. YOU COULD SEE THE CLEARING TREND AND THE CLOUDS HAVE MOVED BACK IN FOR THE WEST COAST. THE TEMPERATURES NOT REALLY CLIMBING MUCH, ACTUALLY COOLER THAN YESTERDAY FOR THE NORTHEAST COAST. ST. JOHN’S ONLY REACHING A HIGH OF 5°. WE DID HIT THE DOUBLE DIGITS FOR THE REST OF THE ISLAND AND 10° UP THROUGH HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY. AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS WE HAVE A NUMBER OF SYSTEMS UP — COMING UP THE PIPE. ONE ON THE WAY RIGHT NOW. THAT IS GOING TO BRING IN RAIN TO TOMORROW. AND THE NEXT ONE IS GOING TO BRING SIGNIFICANT SNOW OR AT LEAST MORE SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL THROUGH PARTS OF LABRADOR AND SOME PRETTY HEAVY RAIN FOR PARTS OF THE ISLAND. SO THERE’S A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT RIGHT NOW. I’LL HAVE ALL OF THOSE DETAILS AND YOUR FORECAST FOR THE TRICK-OR-TREATERS TOMORROW NIGHT.>>Anthony: ANOTHER NORTHERN HARVEST SEA FARM SITE IS UNDER QUARANTINE TODAY. THIS IS AFTER MORE INFECTIOUS SALMON ENIMIA WAS DETECTED. AND THE COMPANY CAME UNDER FIRE LAST MONTH FOR FAILING TO REPORT A MASSIVE SALMON DIE-OFF IN ITS PENS OFF THE SOUTH COAST. THE STATEMENT GOES ON TO SAY THAT ITS HARVEY HILL SITE WAS ALSO UNDER QUARANTINE AND IT WAS DETECTED IN A SALMON FROM THE LITTLE BURDOCH SITE. THEY SAY THEY FOLLOW BEST PRACTICES WITH ANEMIA AND THAT THE FISH ARE HARVESTED AFTER I.S.A. IS DETECTED.>>>THERE’S BEEN ANOTHER SERIOUS CRASH ON VETERANS’ MEMORIAL HIGHWAY IT. HAPPENED ON A NEW SECTION OF ROAD THAT IS MEANT TO IMPROVE SAFETY. YESTERDAY EVENING’S CRASH HAPPENED ONCE AGAIN IN THE PASSING LANES. POLICE IN BAY ROBERTS SAY THAT A CUBE VAN AND A PICKUP TRUCK AS WELL AS A SMALL SEDAN ALL COLLIDED AROUND 6:00. THE DRIVERS WERE ALL TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES. POLICE ARE ASKING ANYONE WITH DASHCAM FOOTAGE OR ANYONE THAT WITNESSED THE COLLISION TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THEM ON. SATURDAY A CAR AND A PICKUP CO LIEDED WITH THE TRUCK ON ITS ROOF AND THREE PEOPLE WERE SENT TO HOSPITAL. IN THAT INSTANCE A DRIVER WAS CHARGED WITH IMPROPER PASSING.>>>A PASSENGER ON A FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK TO LONDON WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AFTER AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN ST. JOHN’S YESTERDAY. ACCORDING TO THE R.N.C., THE MAN WAS FROM LONDON AND HE WAS DECLARED DEAD SHORTLY AFTER THE LANDING TOOK PLACE AROUND 4:00. POLICE AND THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER ARE INVESTIGATING.>>>NALCOR CREWS ARE CLEANING UP A CHEMICAL SPILL TODAY AFTER AS MUCH AS 39 LITRES OF LUMINOL WENT INTO THE CHURCHILL RIVER. IT HAPPENED ABOUT FIVE KILOMETRES DOWNSTREAM FROM THE TAIL RACE. ACCORDING TO THE COMPANY, LUMINOL IS A BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCT THAT IS USED FOR TRANSFORMERS. AND THEY SAY THAT A SPILL RESPONSE TEAM WAS SENT IN YESTERDAY MORNING AND THAT AN INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY TO SEE WHAT WENT WRONG.>>>WELL, BLACK SOOT AND SMOKE SPILLED FROM A STACK AT THE HOLYROOD THERMAL GENERATING STATION THIS MORNING. BUT N.L. HYDRO SAYS THAT THERE’S NO RISK TO HUMAN HEALTH. THE PLANT EXPERIENCED A PROBLEM WITH A FAN ON UNIT TWO. THAT IS WHAT CAUSED THE SMOKE. AND THAT UNIT IS OFF-LINE BUT IT’S EXPECTED TO BE BACK IN SERVICE WITHIN A DAY. AND N.L. HYDRO SAYS THAT THERE’S STILL PLENTY OF AVAILABLE GENERATION TO SERVICE CUSTOMERS.>>>WELL, A NEW SYSTEM FOR MANAGING WASTE GENERATED IN GARAGES AND CAR DEALERSHIPS IN THE PROVINCE. THE NEW RECYCLING PROGRAMME DIVERTS USED OIL AND ANTIFREEZE PRODUCTS FROM LANDFILLS. “HERE & NOW’S” CEC HAIRE REPORTS.>>Reporter: THE WASTE FROM OIL CHANGES ADDS UP. THERE’S LEFTOVER OIL, LEFTOVER ANTIFREEZE, AND THE CONTAINERS THEY COME IN. AND OIL FILTERS AND AEROSOL SPRAY CANS. FRANK CRODY IS THE MANAGER OFF STEEL HYUNDAI IN ST. JOHN’S AND THE BACKBONE OF THE LAUNCH OF THE PROGRAMME.>>WE HAVE 7,500 OIL FILTERS THAT WOULD GO TO THE LANDFILL SO THAT’S NOW RECYCLED.>>Reporter: THAT’S JUST ONE SHOP?>>JUST ONE SHOP. THIS IS A FANTASTIC PROGRAMME. I MEAN, WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT IT AND LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.>>Reporter: UNDER THE PROVINCE-WIDE PROGRAMME THE USED OIL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF N.L., A NON-PROFIT, OVERSEES THE COLLECTION, REPROCESSING AND THE RECYCLING OF THE WASTE. GARAGES HAVE THE OPTION OF BECOMING WASTE COLLECTION CENTRES FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELFER. ABOUT 400 GARAGERS WERE VISITED THIS SUMMER AND THE WORK ISN’T DONE YET.>>KNOWING THAT THERE’S THIS ON THE ISLAND WE NEED TO SERVICE THESE PEOPLE, AND WE’RE WORKING WITH THE SMALL CRAFT HARBOURS AND D.F.O. TO SET UP IN THE HARBOURS THE INFRASTRUCTURE AS YOU SEE HERE.>>Reporter: THE FEES FOR THIS PROGRAMME HAVE ALREADY KICKED IN. IT HAPPENED ON OCTOBER 1st, AND THE OFFICIALS TELL US THAT IN ALL LIKELIHOOD THEY’LL BE PASSED ON TO CONSUMERS. FOR AN OIL CHANGE FOR AN AVERAGE-SIZED CAR THE HANDLING CHARGE IS ABOUT $2. CEC HAIRE, CBC NEWS, ST. JOHN’S.>>PRESCRIPTION MURDER, A COLOMBO MYSTERY WILL MAKE ITS BIG DEBUT HERE IN ST. JOHN’S. AND WE’LL SPEAK WITH SOME OF THE CAST AND THE CREW COMING UP ON “HERE & (♪♪♪) (indiscernible). [laughter]>>Anthony: SO YOU HAVE SOME FRIENDS TODAY, I GATHER?>>Ashley: I DID. THOSE ARE STUDENTS FROM ADMIRAL’S ACADEMY IN CBS AND I GOT TO VISIT THERE EARLIER. WHAT A GREAT TIME. THE KIDS ALWAYS HAVE GREAT QUESTIONS BUT THIS TIME THEY REALLY WERE SUPER THOUGHTFUL. THEY WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MY PASSION, LIKE HOW I GOT INTO IT.>>Anthony: RIGHT.>>Ashley: YEAH.>>Anthony: THAT WAS FUN, RIGHT?>>Ashley: AND HOW I BECAME A METEROLOGIST, IT WAS A LOT OF FUN.>>Anthony: AND ASHLEY IS LOOKING FORWARD TO TOMORROW, HALLOWEEN. AND YOU MANAGED TO GET HELP WITH GETTING IN THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT THIS WEEK?>>Ashley: I DID. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO SPEND TIME WITH THE YouTube MAKEUP ARTIST NICOLE PERIL AND SHE EVEN LET ME SIT IN HER MAKEUP CHAIR. SO TAKE A LOOK. (♪♪♪)>>MY NAME IS NICOLE AND I HAVE A YouTube CHANNEL WHERE I DO MAKEUP TUTORIALS AND WIG REVIEWS. AND I DECIDED ONE DAY TO JUST START PAINTING ON MYSELF AND I LIKE TO CREATE MYSELF INTO DIFFERENT CHARACTERS. SOMETIMES I’LL GO AND I’LL GOOGLE A REFERENCE, AND THEN I’LL JUST TAKE A LOOK AT IT JUST TO GET AN IDEA. AND THEN I’LL JUST TAKE IT AND PUT MY OWN SPIN ON TO IT. WHEN I FIRST STARTED IT USED TO TAKE ME 5.5 HOURS TO GET ONE LOOK ON MYSELF. BUT NOW OVER THE YEARS, I HAVE LEARNED DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES. 5.5 HOURS IS NOW 2 HOURS.>>Ashley: WHERE DID THIS START?>>AND I HAD MY SISTER PASS AWAY SUDDENLY, SO I TOOK A LONG TIME OFF OF YouTube. WHEN I CAME BACK I DECIDED TO GO FROM ONE VIDEO TO TWO AND THEN TWO TO THREE. AND THEN THREE ALSO TURNED INTO 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN. BECAUSE I FOUND THAT GOING IN MY MAKE YUM ROOM WAS MY HAPPY PLACE AND IT TOOK MY MIND OFF OF CONSTANTLY THINKING ABOUT THE LOSS OF MY SISTER. AND CONNECTING WITH MY SUBSCRIBER, THEY STILL DON’T KNOW AND I COULD SAY TO THEM BUT THEY TRULY DON’T GENUINELY KNOW HOW THEY HELPED ME THROUGH A DARK TIME THAT I WAS IN.>>Ashley: I OPENED MY EYES AND I’M LIKE WHOA. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT DOING MAKEUP?>>I HAVE TWO CHILDREN. I HAVE A 4-YEAR-OLD AND A 14-YEAR-OLD. SO I’M ALSO A BUSY MOM AND LOOKING AFTER EVERYONE.>>Ashley: I LOVE IT. WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>I LOVE IT TOO. [laughter]>>Ashley: IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL. IT’S CRAZY.>>IT’S THE PERFECT STORM.>>Ashley: IT IS THE PERFECT STORM! [laughter]>>Anthony: THAT IS FANTASTIC. SHE’S AN ARTIST.>>Ashley: ABSOLUTELY, YEAH.>>Anthony: DID YOU ASK FOR THE LIGHTNING WEATHER MOTIF?>>Ashley: I DIDN’T ASK FOR THAT SPECIFICALLY BUT SOMETHING STORM RELATED.>>Anthony: HOW COME YOU DIDN’T LEAVE IT ON? [laughter] IT WOULD HAVE BEEN INTERESTING, WOULDN’T IT?>>Ashley: THERE’S MAKEUP SETTING, BUT I DON’T THINK THAT IT WOULD LAST THAT LONG.>>Anthony: YOU HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR HALLOWEEN?>>Ashley: YOU HAVE TO FIND OUT.>>Anthony: TUNE IN TOMORROW.>>Ashley: WE MIGHT HAVE A BIT OF FUN.>>Anthony: I HOPE SO.>>Ashley: WE’LL SEE.>>Anthony: YOU BRING THE CANDY AND OIL BRING THE COSTUMES.>>Ashley: SO WEATHER-WISE IT’S BEEN GREY ON THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE ISLAND, ANYWAY. LOOK AT THIS PHOTO. I SAW THE SUN PEEK OUT TODAY. THERE’S THIS GORGEOUS SHOT.>>Anthony: WHAT ABOUT THE NONSENSE THAT THE PEAK IS GONE AND THAT WE’RE PAST IT?>>Ashley: I THINK WE ARE NOW. THOSE TEMPERATURES ARE REALLY STARTING TO FALL. AND — WELL, ACTUALLY, THAT’S NOT THE CASE BECAUSE WE’LL START TO WARM UP AGAIN. A BIT OF A ROLLER COASTER. HERE’S THE SATELLITE/RADAR RIGHT NOW. AND YOU CAN SEE THAT IF WE ZOOM OUT A BIT THAT WE’RE SEEING THAT NEXT WEATHER MAKER JUST COMING UP. WE’RE GOING TO SEE SOME SHOWERS MOVE THROUGH AS WE HEAD THROUGH NIGHT TONIGHT FOR PARTS OF THE ISLAND. BUT HERE’S A LOOK AT OUR TEMPERATURES. 4° RIGHT NOW FOR ST. JOHN’S AND ONLY REACHED A HIGH OF 5° THIS AFTERNOON. AND 8° IN CORNER BROOK AND 7° IN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY AND LAB CITY IS CURRENTLY AT 2°. AND NOW HERE’S A LOOK AT THAT FUTURE TRACKER. SO WE’LL SEE SHOWERS FOR PARTS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF LABRADOR AND THEN CLEARING IN BEHIND THAT. BUT THAT SHOWER ACTIVITY SHOULD MOVE TOWARDS THE WEST COAST. AS QUICKLY AS THAT SKY CLEARED, IT WILL CLOUD BACK UP AGAIN BY TOMORROW MORNING FOR THE AVALON. AND WE COULD SEE A FEW CLEAR PERIODS OR AT LEAST A FEW PEEKS OF SUN IN THE MIX TOMORROW MORNING. BUT OVERALL WE’RE LOOKING AT THE TEMPERATURES AROUND 1°. SO A BIG DIP IN — NOT A BIG DIP, A COUPLE DEGREES OF A DIP IN TEMPERATURES. AND WESTERLIES WILL PICK BACK UP AGAIN, BUT NOT THAT BAD. ABOUT 20 km/h. AND 5° FOR CORNER BROOK AND LOOKING AT A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. REALLY ANYWHERE ALONG THE WEST COAST UP THROUGH THE NORTHERN PENINSULA AS WELL. AND ST. ANTHONY, YOU’LL SEE THE TEMPERATURE DIP TOWARDS THE MORNING HOURS AND YOU SHOULD BE HOVERING IN THE MID-SINGLE DIGITS OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. -7° FOR LAB CITY AND A CHANCE OF FLURRIES AND THOSE WINDS WILL EASE. AND THEN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LOOKING AT -1° TONIGHT. AND HERE’S A LOOK AT TOMORROW’S FORECAST. THE ALL-IMPORTANT HALLOWEEN FORECAST. WE’LL SEE THAT NEXT SYSTEM ROLL IN AND IT DOES LOOK LIKE THE RAIN/SNOW MIX SHOULD STAY RIGHT AT THE TIP OF THE NORTHERN PENINSULA. SO MOST OF THE PORTIONS OF THE BIGLAND WILL SEE THAT SNOW TOMORROW EVENING. SO THIS PUTS US AROUND TRICK-OR-TREATING TIME. AND AS WE HEAD THROUGH THE NIGHT, HEAVY RAIN IS SET TO MOVE IN FOR PARTS OF THE WEST COAST AND TOWARDS THE SOUTH COAST AS WELL WITH THAT SNOW CONTINUING AND HEADING TOWARDS COASTAL LABRADOR IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. WE’LL GET MORE INTO HOW MUCH SNOW AND RAIN IS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN I COME BACK FOR MY NEXT HIT. BUT WE’RE LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES TOMORROW, SITTING ANYWHERE FROM 10° TO 11°, AND 12° THROUGH MARYSTOWN. AND UP THROUGH ST. ANTHONY, YOU’LL STILL HOVER AROUND THE 5° RANGE AND HEADING TOWARDS LABRADOR. THAT’S WHEN THE SNOW WILL MOVE IN. BUT WINDS GENERALLY LIGHT. 10-15 km/h. LOOKING AT A GOOD 5-10 cm, MAINLY FOR LAB WEST. AND THEN AS WE HEAD TOWARDS CENTRAL, RAIN TO START AND THEN THAT WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW. SO HERE’S A LOOK AT WHAT THE FORECAST LOOKS LIKE AS OF 6:00 WHEN THE GHOSTS AND GOBLINS WILL HEAD OUT. AGAIN, EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE ISLAND LOOK BEAUTIFUL, A LOVELY EVENING REALLY. GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS AND 7° UNDER PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES. AND WE’LL GET INTO THOSE WINDY CONDITIONS THROUGH THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE ISLAND. PORT AUX BASQUE THOUGH, YOUR TEMPERATURES ARE REALLY GOING TO RAMP UP. 10° AND GOING TO REALLY WARM UP, 10°. AND 2° FOR HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY. AND LOOKING MORE LIKE CHRISTMAS FOR LAB CITY THAN HALLOWEEN. BUT, CERTAINLY, NOT A BAD EVENING FOR ALL OF US.>>Anthony: THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT IS PUSHED TO WORK HARDER TO REINSTATE A DIRECT FLIGHT TO EUROPE.>>IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A LOCAL AIRLINE. WE JUST NEED FLIGHTS. YEAR ROUND.>>Anthony: A GROUP CALLED “NEWFOUNDLAND IRELAND DIRECT” PRESENTED A PETITION TO BERNARD DAVIS THIS AFTERNOON IT. SAYS THAT THE LACK OF A DIRECT FLIGHT ISN’T JUST HURTING TOURISM BUT KEEPING BUSINESS WITH EUROPEAN COMPANIES FROM TAKING OFF.>>WE CAN’T BRING THOSE COMPANIES HERE BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO FLY TO HALIFAX AND THEN FLY BACK HERE. IF THEY WANT TO SET UP AN OFFICE IN THIS AREA THEY WOULD SET IT UP IN HALIFAX BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE THE FLIGHT STOPS.>>Anthony: AND DAVIS IS FLYING OUT TOMORROW FOR A PREARRANGED MEETING WITH AIR CANADA AND WESTJET.>>I’LL TAKE THIS COPY AND PUT IT RIGHT ON THEIR DESK IN FRONT OF BOTH OF THEM SO YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY — [Applause]>>Anthony: WELL, THERE’S A THROWBACK DETECTIVE PLAY THAT WILL MAKE ITS DEBUT IN ST. JOHN’S THIS WEEKEND. IT’S A LIEUTENANT COLOMBO MYSTERY CALLED “PRESCRIPTION MURDER.” THE CREW BEHIND IT HOPES TO MAKE THE CAST MORE DIVERSE THAN THE ORIGINAL SHOW. “HERE & NOW’S” MEG ROBERTS IS AT THE ARTS AND CULTURE CENTRE TONIGHT. SO, MEG, WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT?>>Reporter: WELL, THE CAST IS DOING SOME LAST-MINUTE REHEARSING BECAUSE THE BIG NIGHT IS TOMORROW NIGHT. NOW THE PRODUCTION IS PUT ON BY POWER PRODUCTIONS. IT’S A COMPANY THAT FOCUSES ON DEAF AND DISABLED PERFORMERS. SO ALTHOUGH THE ORIGINAL CHARACTERS IN “PRESCRIPTION MURDER” MIGHT NOT HAVE HAD A DISABILITY, THE COMPANY SAYS THAT THERE’S NO REASON THAT PEOPLE WHO DO CAN’T PLAY THOSE ROLES. I’M JOINED BY JANET, THE DIRECTOR OF THE PLAY. THIS PLAY HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME BUT CAN YOU KIND OF EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT IT’S ABOUT?>>WELL, THIS PLAY WAS ACTUALLY A SOURCE OF THE CHARACTER COLOMBO, BECAUSE WHEN THE PLAY CAME OUT, THE TELEVISION SHOW DIDN’T EXIST. SO WHEN SOMEONE SAW THIS PLAY THEY THOUGHT, NOW THAT — THAT WOULD MAKE A GREAT SHOW. WE SHOULD TOTALLY MAKE THAT CHARACTER INTO A SHOW. SO, YEAH, IT PREDATES THAT.>>Reporter: WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOU GUYS TO HAVE A DIVERSE CAST?>>WELL, BECAUSE IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT OUR STAGE, OUR FILM, ALL OF OUR ARTS MEDIUM, REPRESENT OUR ENTIRE SOCIETY. SO AT POWER PRODUCTIONS, WE ARE ALL ABOUT GIVING OPPORTUNITY TO EVERYONE TO TRY THEATRE, TO COME OUT, TO BE ON STAGE. IT’S SUCH A JOY. YOU KNOW AND NOW OUR CAST MORE ACCURATELY REPRESENTS OUR WORLD.>>Reporter: WHAT ARE YOU HOPING THAT PEOPLE WHO COME OUT TO VIEW THIS — WHAT ARE YOU HOPING THEY GET OUT OF IT?>>DEFINITELY A GOOD NIGHT’S ENTERTAINMENT. THE STORY IS WONDERFUL. COLOMBO AS A CHARACTER IS FANTASTIC. ALL OF THE ACTORS HAVE REALLY DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB. AND WE HAVE A MIXED BAG OF EXPERIENCED ACTORS AND PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW TO THE STAGE. IT’S BEEN A LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR EVERYONE. FOR MOST OF MY ACTORS IN THE PLAY, THEY ARE EITHER FIRST TIME ON STAGE OR THEIR FIRST TIMESHARING THE STAGE WITH SOMEONE WHO LIVES WITH A DISABILITY. SO WE’VE ALL LEARNED SOMETHING AND VERY IMPORTANT LESSONS ABOUT BEING OPEN AND ACCESSIBLE AND THINKING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE.>>Reporter: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME. OH, WAIT — I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION — GET THAT?>>I DO, I DO.>>Reporter: WHEN CAN PEOPLE SEE THIS?>>WELL, THE SHOW OPENS UP TOMORROW NIGHT, THURSDAY EVENING. WE RUN THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND THERE’S A SATURDAY MATINEE AT 2:00 AND SATURDAY EVENING BUT YOU BETTER HURRY TO GET YOUR TICKETS BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ARE ALREADY SOLDOUT.>>Reporter: NICE. SO LATER ON WE’LL INTRODUCE YOU TO ONE OF THOSE DIVERSE CAST MEMBERS. (♪♪♪)>>WE SAID THAT WE’LL TRY TO DO THE 50/50 CHANCE. WE HAD TO TAKE THE CHANCE BECAUSE IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE DIDN’T HAVE BEFORE.>>Anthony: SHE WAS ONE OF FIRST IN THE WORLD WITH A RARE GENETIC MUTATION AND THE FIRST IN CANADA TO BE CURED BY A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT. NOW WE’RE CHECKING BACK IN WITH BRYGETTE PARK AND HER FAMILY AS PART OF OUR SERIES “THIS IS MY STORY.” (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Anthony: WELCOME BACK. WE’RE GOING TO TAKE YOU NOW BACK TO 2012 WHEN CBC NEWS FIRST SPOKE TO A YOUNG GIRL AND HER FAMILY ON THE ISLAND’S WEST COAST. BRYGETTE PARK WAS BORN WITH A RARE GENETIC MUTATION THAT MADE HER VERY SICK. AND THE DOCTORS AT SICK KIDS IN TORONTO TOLD THE FAMILY THEY WERE GOING TO TRY TO CURE THE TODDLER WITH A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT, BUT IT WAS RISKY. “HERE & NOW” SPOKE WITH BRYGETTE’S DOCTOR AND HER FAMILY TWO YEARS LATER WHEN BRYGETTE WAS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND CLEARED TO MOVE BACK HOME TO NEWFOUNDLAND.>>SHE COULDN’T WALK. SHE HAD VERY BAD SKIN DISEASE. ANYTIME SHE HAD AN INFECTION SHE HAD A VERY DIFFICULT TIME COPING WITH THAT INFECTION AND ANYTIME SHE HAD A CUT OR A WOUND IT WOULDN’T HEAL PROPERLY.>>WATCHING HER SUFFER ALL THE TIME AND KNOWING THAT MAYBE SHE COULD LIVE A NORMAL LIFE, IT ALMOST WAS NOT EVEN A DECISION. WE JUST KNEW THAT IT HAD TO BE DONE.>>I THINK IT’S BEEN A GREAT SUCCESS. BRYGETTE IS NOW A HAPPY 4-YEAR-OLD AND IN KINDERGARTEN AND YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW THAT SHE HAD INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE OR ANY OTHER DISEASE.>>Anthony: THAT WAS BACK THEN AND NOW CBC RECONNECTED WITH THE FAMILY IN JUNE ON BRYGETTE’S LAST DAY OF GRADE SIX AT TEMPLETON ACADEMY IN THE COMMUNITY OF MEADOWS. BRYGETTE IS NOW HAPPY AND HEALTHY 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL. SO HERE’S BRYGETTE’S SEGMENT OF “THIS IS MY STORY.”>>BRYGETTE WAS ACTUALLY IN THE HOSPITAL WHEN SHE WAS 3 DAYS OLD. SHE WENT THROUGH A LOT OF TESTING TO TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS WRONG.>>HER QUALITY OF LIFE WAS NOT VERY GOOD AT THAT TIME.>>WATCHING HER SUFFER, YOU THINK, OH, MY GOD, THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE. THEY WEREN’T SURE HOW SHE WAS GOING TO DO.>>HI, MY NAME IS BRYGETTE AND I WAS BORN WITH A RARE GENETIC MUTATION AND THIS IS MY STORY. (♪♪♪)>>THESE ARE HER BRAVERY BEADS FROM SICK KIDS. SO EVERYTHING STANDS FOR A PROCEDURE, BLOODWORK, ISOLATION, SCANS, X-RAYS, HOLIDAYS.>>SHE HAD GENETIC MUTATION IN HER INTERLEUKIN10 RECEPTOR. SHE WAS THE FIRST IN THE WORLD DIAGNOSED AND SHE IS MISSING A SECTION OF HER D.N.A. THAT SHUT OFF THE INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE. SHE HAD MENINGITIS, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, CHRON’S, COLITIS. SHE COULDN’T WALK. HER KNEES WERE LIKE FOOTBALLS. SHE WENT THROUGH A LOT OF INVASIVE TESTING TO TRY AND FIND OUT WHAT WAS WRONG. THERE WAS A DOCTOR FROM GERMANY DOING EXPERIMENTAL TESTING AND HE FOUND THE GENETIC MUTATION AND THEY READ THE JOURNAL AND SEQUENCED HER D.N.A. AND SHE GOT IT. SO THEY SAID THEY’D TRY TO SAVE HER, IT WAS A 50/50 CHANCE. WE HAD TO TAKE THE CHANCE BECAUSE IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE DIDN’T HAVE BEFORE. SO SHE HAD A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT WHEN SHE WAS 2 1/2. I GUESS THEY DIDN’T REALLY KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN BUT SHE ACCEPTED THE D.N.A. AND SHE STARTED TO GENERATE HER OWN BLOOD CELLS AND THAT WAS PRETTY AMAZING. SHE HAD A FEW COMPLICATIONS AFTER. IT WAS TOUCH-AND-GO AND WE WERE PRETTY SCARED. BUT THE THIRD, FOURTH DAY, SHE SAT UP AND SHE WANTED TO EAT SOMETHING. SO I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME SHE HAD A PIECE OF CHEESE AND KRAFT DINNER. SHE LOVED KRAFT DINNER. SO WE WERE VERY FORTUNATE, OF COURSE, THINKING THAT WE WERE GOING TO SPEND THE REST OF HER LIFE IN THE HOSPITAL AND AFTER THAT TRANSPLANT SHE WAS PRETTY MUCH 100% CURED. SO THAT WAS 2012. WE WANTED TO MOVE BACK HERE BECAUSE IT’S A SMALLER COMMUNITY AND THERE WAS A BETTER CHANCE OF KEEPING HER SAFE. SO WE CAME BACK HOME AND TREVOR AND I WERE BOTH BORN AND RAISED IN THIS AREA AND WE DECIDED TO COME BACK AND TO LET BRYGETTE LIVE THE SIMPLE LIFE.>>WELL, I’LL BE GOING IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY SCHOOL. SO I’M PRETTY EXCITED TO BE GOING THERE.>>HAVE A GOOD SUMMER.>>JUNIOR HIGH — AMAZING. DEFINITELY GOING TO MISS HER FRIENDS AT TEMP ELTON.>>WELL, A BIT NERVOUS. I GET LIKE THAT EVERY YEAR. LIKE, AND I HAVE KNOWN THEM SINCE KINDER, SO IT’S GOING TO BE A BIT DIFFERENT.>>I’M SURE IT WILL BE GREAT THOUGH. SHE’S COME A LONG WAY. WE THOUGHT WITH THE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT SHE SPENT IN THE HOSPITAL THAT THERE MIGHT BE SOME DELAYS BUT THERE’S NOT. SO WE’RE PRETTY HAPPY ABOUT THAT. SHE IS VERY METICULOUS ABOUT HER PRINTING, BUT SHE’D RATHER PASS MATH OVER IN A HEARTBEAT. HER DAD IS GREAT AT MATH SO THAT’S GOOD FOR THEM TO DO THAT TOGETHER.>>I REALLY LIKE DANCING WITH MY FRIENDS. IT’S REALLY FUN. (♪♪♪)>>THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO HER. THEY’RE WONDERFUL, LIKE A FAMILY. (♪♪♪) IT’S MUSICAL THEATRE AND THEY DO SINGING AND THEY DO BROADWAY-STYLE DANCE. A LOT OF DIFFERENT CLASSES THAT THE KIDS CAN PARTICIPATE IN.>>I REALLY LIKE THE ACTING. THAT’S MY FAVOURITE PART. I LIKE THAT.>>SHE PLAYS CAPTAIN BONES, THE LEAD ROLE LAST SPRING. AND IT WAS AT THE ARTS AND CULTURE CENTRE. AND CHRISTMAS SHOWS AND A LOT OF PLAYS AND A LOT OF PRODUCTIONS. FANTASTIC TEACHERS.>>IT IS REALLY GREAT.>>THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF OUR FAMILY. [Applause]>>NO MORE MEDS. I THINK THAT IT’S BEEN A YEAR THAT SHE HASN’T — SHE WAS ON STEROIDS MOST OF HER LIFE SO NO MORE STEROIDS AND NO MORE ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES, SO WE’RE PRETTY HAPPY ABOUT THAT.>>IT FEELS GREAT. BEFORE WHEN I WAS ON THE MEDICINE, LIKE, I’D HAVE TO WAKE UP EVERY MORNING AND WORRY ABOUT MEDS EVERY MORNING. BUT NOW I DON’T HAVE TO. AND I REALLY ENJOY NOT HAVING — BEING ON MEDS.>>THEY HAVE A SECOND CASE OF BRYGETTE AT SICK KIDS A COUPLE YEARS AGO. A LITTLE GIRL FROM INDIA. AND WE ACTUALLY WENT TO TORONTO AND MET HER. SO IT GAVE THEM HOPE. SHE SURVIVED AND SHE STARTED KINDERGARTEN LAST YEAR AND SO HER MOM SENDS ME PICTURES AND THEY KEEP IN TOUCH. I FIND IT HARD TO I GUESS TO RE-LIVE IT. AND TO TELL IT OVER AND OVER. SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, SOME OF IT YOU WANT TO LEAVE BEHIND BECAUSE IT WAS PRETTY TOUGH.>>YEAH, IT WAS HARD.>>BUT SEEING HER NOW, YOU KNOW, YOU JUST THANK GOD EVERY DAY THAT SHE’S HERE. SHE’S SO MUCH TROUBLE BUT SHE’S WORTH IT. [laughter] SHE’S REMARKABLE.>>Anthony: WHAT A GREAT STORY. BRYGETTE PARK, NOW VERY BUSY WITH REHEARSALS AT GRAHAM ACADEMY AND GETTING READY FOR THE CHRISTMAS GALA, IT’S CALLED “INTO THE WOODS JR..” AND THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL THAT FAR FROM THE TREE. PENNY LAMBERT, HER MOM, WILL BE SINGING TOGETHER THIS SPRING IN A SHOW CALLED “LADIES OF THE 80s.” AND THEY’LL START REHEARSING FOR THAT QUITE SOON. SO STAY TUNED. OUR SPECIAL “HERE & NOW” SERIES “THIS IS MY STORY” WILL BE BACK WITH ANOTHER SEGMENT>>Anthony: FIRST WE START WITH BREAKING NEWS.>>Ashley: TEMPERATURES DROPPING INTO THE SINGLE MINUS DIGITS.>>Carolyn: IT’S PACKED WITH PEOPLE.>>THE COMPANY IS PICKING UP SALMON.>>Ashley: IT LOOKS LIKE A GORGEOUS AFTERNOON. (♪♪♪)>>Anthony: WELCOME BACK. WE’LL RETURN TO OUR TOP STORY. IT’S BEEN 24 HOURS SINCE THE SHESHATSHIU INNU FIRST NATION PUT OUT A CRY FOR HELP IF A NEWS RELEASE. THE CHIEF DECLARED A SUICIDE CRISIS, THIS AFTER 10 PEOPLE TRIED TO TAKE THEIR LIVES IN JUST A MATTER OF DAYS. EUGENE HART IS JOINING US NOW FROM SHESHATSHIU. CHIEF HART, WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR COMMUNITY?>>THAT’S THE PROBLEM THAT I’M TRYING TO FIX UP WITH MY CHIEF AND COUNCIL AND THE REST OF THE NATION FROM SHESHATSHIU. I WOULD SAY BETWEEN 12 TO 18 — OR 12 TO 20, SO ALL DIFFERENT AGES. AND IT’S GOING ON FOR THE LAST FEW WEEKS BUT IN THE LAST WEEK WE’RE RECEIVING MORE CALLS.>>Anthony: I THINK THAT MANY OF US WATCHED OR READ THE NEWS OR HEARD THE NEWS ABOUT THAT YOUNG WOMAN, 20 YEARS OF AGE OR SO, WHOSE BODY WAS DISCOVERED WHEN SHE DROWNED ON THE WEEKEND. WHAT WAS THE IMPACT OF THAT DEATH?>>THAT WAS A BIG IMPACT ON EVERYBODY IN SHESHATSHIU. OUR POPULATION IS 2,000. AND WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS, A TRAGEDY HAPPENS IN OUR COMMUNITY, EVERYBODY FEELS THE LOSS FOR THE FAMILIES. AND EVERYBODY GETS STRUCK. IT COULD BE A PAST EXPERIENCE FOR A DIFFERENT FAMILY, BUT EVERYONE GETS TRIGGERED IN DIFFERENT WAYS. BECAUSE THE FLASHBACKS ARE COMING BACK TOO TO THE FAMILIES THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SAME THING.>>Anthony: YOU MENTIONED 2,000 PEOPLE AND IF YOU HAVE 10 OR MORE PEOPLE WHO ATTEMPTED TO TAKE THEIR OWN LIVES THAT MUST PUT A STRAIN ON THE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WHO YOU DO HAVE. HOW DO THEY COPE WITH THIS?>>WELL, IT’S A BIT OF OVERWHELMING FOR US, BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT PART IS THAT WE GET HELP OUTSIDE. THERE ARE PEOPLE COMING DOWN FROM L.G.H., FROM HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY AND THERE’S ACTUALLY PEOPLE GOING TO FLY IN TOMORROW TO HELP US OUT TO RELIEVE SOME OF THE STAFF SO THEY DON’T GET BURNT OUT.>>Anthony: NOW SINCE YOU DECLARED THIS THERE’S BEEN A NUMBER OF ANNOUNCEMENTS AND THE PREMIER AMONG THEM. WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE YOU PUT OUT THIS CRY FOR HELP ABOUT 24 HOURS AGO TO REALLY GIVE YOU THE HELP THAT YOU THINK THAT YOU NEED?>>WELL, WE MADE CALLS YESTERDAY AND I DID MY — THE WAY THAT I SEE IT IS THAT THE CALL HAS GONE THROUGH AND NOW IT’S ON THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS’ HANDS AND THE MINISTERS THAT CALLED ME TODAY AND A LOT OF CALLS TODAY WHICH IS VERY POSITIVE. AND, LIKE, I DON’T WANT TO LOOK FIGURE SOMETHING — I KEEP SAYING THAT IT’S NOT A BAND-AID. I WANT A LONG-TERM SOLUTION FOR THIS PROBLEM TO CONTINUE ON. LIKE, WE WANT TO STOP THIS, AND I KNOW THAT IT’S HARD TO STOP IT HERE, AND WE CAN’T SAY IT’S NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. EVEN IF WE TRIED. BUT WE’VE GOT TO PUT OUR WORD OUT THERE AND OUR FEET AND TALK TO EVERYBODY THAT WE KNOW AND TO GET THE HELP ESTABLISHED AT THE MARY MAY HEALING CENTRE WITH THE STAFF AND THE COUNSELLING AND WE HAVE THE MARY MAY HEALING CENTRE OPEN ALL NIGHT FOR DROP-INS IN CASE SOMEONE WAS FEELING SOMETHING, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?>>Anthony: AND THIS AS A FINAL QUESTION, OBVIOUSLY A SMALL COMMUNITY. WHEN YOU MEET SOMEONE WHO YOU KNOW WHO IS STRUGGLING, WHAT DO YOU TELL THEM?>>WELL, A LOT OF PEOPLE I’LL SEE IN AROUND THE OFFICE OR ON STREET OR BUMPING INTO THEM EVERYWHERE. AND YOU KNOWS THEY’RE STRUGGLING AND YOU SORT OF TELL THEM WHO TO CALL BECAUSE THEY — YOU JUST SAY, CALL THIS PERSON. AND I SAID THEY’RE ALWAYS AVAILABLE. AND DON’T GIVE UP. LIKE, A FIVE-MINUTE CALL I THINK IS VERY IMPORTANT TO EVERYBODY, NO MATTER IF YOU’RE YOUNG, OLD. JUST EXPRESSING THE FEELING THAT YOU CARE. IT MEANS A LOT.>>Anthony: IT’S EXCELLENT ADVICE. CHIEF HART, A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION UP THERE AND I’M SURE THAT EVERYONE WATCHING WISHES YOU AND THE COMMUNITY THE VERY BEST. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.>>THANK YOU. (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Reporter: WELCOME BACK TO “HERE & NOW.” I’M IN THE BASEMENT OF THE ARTS AND CULTURE CENTRE WHERE POWER PRODUCTION SAYS WORKING ON ITS PLAY “PRESCRIPTION MURDER.” NOW SOME OF THE CAST IN THE PLAY IS MADE UP OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. AND SOME OF THEM ARE GOING TO BE PERFORMING HERE LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME, THAT STARTS TOMORROW NIGHT. ONE OF THE PEOPLE IS ANNETTE. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE CHARACTER THAT YOU PLAY?>>SHE’S VERY INTERESTING IN THAT SHE’S QUITE THE SOCIALITE AND VERY SHALLOW, ALWAYS TRYING TO MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK LIKE IT’S PERFECT WHEN IT’S PROBABLY NOT VERY MUCH. AND I’VE BEEN FINDING IT INTERESTING BECAUSE I’M USUALLY A VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD PERSON TO TRY TO HAVE THAT, WOO, AND IT’S — JANET HELPED ME A LOT AND NO, NO, COME ON, PUT IT ON. BUT IT’S BEEN FUN, FUN TO EXPLORE A WHOLE OTHER SIDE OF THINGS.>>Reporter: WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO AUDITION FOR THIS PLAY?>>SO IT’S A FUNNY STORY. I’M GOING THROUGH A LOT OF CHANGE, I’M 46. AND I DECIDED FROM READING A FEW THINGS, I WAS LIKE I’M GOING TO SAY YES WHATEVER COMES MY WAY, WHETHER I THINK I CAN DO IT OR IT FEELS UNCOMFORTABLE. AND LITERALLY ABOUT FIVE HOURS LATER, PAUL WHO I MET A COUPLE TIMES, SENT ME A FACEBOOK EVENT FOR THE AUDITION AND YOU SHOULD TRY OUT AND YOU WOULD BE GREAT. AND I’M LIKE AH, OH, MY GOD, I SAID THAT I WOULD DO WHATEVER CAME MY WAY. SO I WENT AND THINKING THAT IT WOULD BE FUN. AND I HAD A GREAT TIME AUDITIONING WITH HIM AND JANET. AND THEN THEY SENT ME A MESSAGE SAYING THAT YOU HAVE A PART. AND I LITERALLY LAUGHED OUT LOUD. LIKE THEY SAID THIS IS WILD, AND I THINK THIS IS THE KEY TO LEAF. LIFE. AND I WENT WITHOUT BEING ATTACHED TO THE OUTCOME AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS. SO IT’S BEEN AN INTERESTING JOURNEY.>>Reporter: THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME ON STAGE. SO HOW DO YOU THINK THAT YOU’RE GOING TO FEEL ON OPENING NIGHT?>>I THINK THAT I’M GOING TO BE DOING A LOT OF MEDITATION AND BREATHING BECAUSE ALREADY WE DID THE TECH RUN ON MONDAY AND WHEN WE WERE DOWN HERE AND IT WENT AS WELL AND I AM LIKE WHAT HAVE I DONE, BECAUSE WE’RE JUST REHEARSING AND SO I’LL KEEP TRYING TO DO THAT. AND EVERYONE IS SUPPORTIVE AND GEORGE, MY CO-PERSON, STAR, WHATEVER YOU CALL IT, HE’S SO SEASONED AND HE JUST ROLLS WITH WHATEVER HAPPENS. SO I KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, HE’S GOT MY BACK AND I’VE GOT HIS. SO I THINK THAT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE JUST FEELING THAT WE’RE A TEAM AND WE ARE HERE TO HAVE FUN. AND, YOU KNOW, TO ENTERTAIN. AND SO I’M JUST GOING TO KEEP THAT. AND AS A WISE PERSON SAID TO ME, IT’S NOT LIFE-OR-DEATH SO WE’LL JUST ROLL WITH IT AND HAVE FUN.>>Reporter: WILL YOU BE SIGNING UP FOR ANYMORE? TOO EARLY?>>COME BACK, WE’LL DO AN UPDATE. I THINK THAT I LOVED THE EXPERIENCE AND WITH MANY THINGS THE LEAD-UP TO IT HAS BEEN THE BEST PART. IT WILL BE THE CAP TO PERFORM, BUT I KNEW NOBODY WHEN I SHOWED UP FOR THE FIRST DAY IN THE TABLE READ. SO GETTING TO KNOW A NEW COMMUNITY AND OTHER PEOPLE AND A WHOLE NEW WAY OF DOING THINGS, LIKE IT’S SHOWN ME — I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT COMMUNICATION AND HOW WE INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER. AND I WORK AS A COUNSELLOR AND SO IT’S REALLY GIVEN ME INSIGHT THAT WILL HELP ME PROFESSIONALLY AND EVEN PERSONALLY. WHICH I WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT OF. SO, YEAH, I THINK THAT I COULD DEFINITELY BE TALKED INTO ANOTHER ONE.>>Reporter: AND I ASK THIS QUESTION TO THE DIRECTOR, BUT IT MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT FOR YOU. WHAT ARE YOU HOPING THAT PEOPLE GET OUT OF THIS?>>I THINK THAT ON THE FLUFFY SHALLOW SIDE THEY COME AND THEY HAVE A GREAT NIGHT AND THEY REALLY ENJOY THEMSELVES. AND THERE’S SOME TWISTS AND TURNS AND SOME FUN — FUNNY THINGS. AND I ALSO REALLY HOPE THAT THEY WALK AWAY RECOGNISING THAT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, WE ARE EVERYWHERE AND WE WANT TO BE INCLUDED AND PARTICIPATING IN EVERYTHING AND THIS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HOW WE CAN DO THAT AND IT’S NOT AS THEY SAY, IT’S NOT ABOUT THE DISABILITY. I JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE A DISABILITY AND I’M PLAYING THIS PART. AND AT THE SAME TIME IT’S ACTUALLY ALLOWED US THIS REAL CREATIVITY AND, YOU KNOW, IT’S EXPANDED MY WHOLE WAY OF BEING AND SEEING THINGS AS WELL. AND I REALLY ENCOURAGE ANYBODY WHO WANTED TO TRY SOMETHING — WHETHER YOU HAVE A DISABILITY OR NOT, JUST GO FOR IT. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT COULD HAPPEN.>>Reporter: ABSOLUTELY. IT’S WONDERFUL. THAT’S ANNETTE POWELL, PERFORMING AT ARTS AND CULTURE CENTRE TOMORROW AND FRIDAY AND TWICE ON SATURDAY. SAYING GOODNIGHT FOR TONIGHT, BACK TO YOU GUYS IN THE STUDIO FOR WEATHER. (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Anthony: OKAY, SO ARE WE LOOKING AHEAD TO –>>Ashley: FRIDAY.>>Anthony: SO HALLOWEEN WILL BE?>>Ashley: DEPENDING WHERE YOU ARE, YEAH. BUT WE ARE LOOKING AT THE NEXT SYSTEM ROLLING IN AND IT’S REALLY THE FIRST — I’D SAY IT’S THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT WEATHER THAT WE HAVE SEEN THIS SEASON. SO LET’S LOOK AT THAT. I PUT SOME TEMPERATURES ON THERE AS WELL. SO THIS IS TOMORROW NIGHT AROUND HALLOWEEN — OR RATHER, TRICK-OR-TREATING TIME. AND THE GRAPHIC HAD 5° FOR CORNER BROOK AND THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BETWEEN 9° AND 10°. SO THIS IS WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT. RAIN FOR THE MOST PART AND THEN SNOW UP THROUGH LABRADOR, INTO THE EVENING. AND THAT’S GOING TO CONTINUE AND HEAVY RAIN AT TIMES. YOU CAN SEE A PUSH OF THE WARM AIR WITH THIS. SO THE TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE TEENS BY THE TIME THAT FRIDAY ROLLS AROUND. BUT, AGAIN, WE’LL STAY ON THAT COLD SIDE OF THAT FRONT UP THROUGH LABRADOR, AT LEAST FOR LAB WEST. AND AS WE HEAD TOWARDS THE SOUTHEASTERN PORTION, IT DOES LOOK LIKE WE’LL SEE THAT THERE’S ICE PELLETS MIXED IN OR EVEN RAIN/SNOW MIX ON FRIDAY AS WELL. SO WE HAVE A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT AND HERE’S THOSE TEMPERATURES. LIKELY GOING TO REACH THE MID-TO-HIGH TEENS FOR MOST OF US ACROSS THE ISLAND. AND THOSE WINDS ARE REALLY GOING TO RAMP UP ON FRIDAY. SO WE’RE LOOKING AT GUSTS FROM 70, TO POTENTIALLY 100 km/h IN EXPOSED AREAS. AND GENERALLY OUT OF THE SOUTH AS WE SEE THAT PUSH OF WARM AIR. AND THEN UP THROUGH LABRADOR, YOU’RE GOING TO STAY ON THE COOL SIDE, SO -2° FOR LAB CITY AND 1° OR HOVERING AROUND 1° FOR HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY. AND THEN TOWARDS THE STRAITS, THAT’S — OR AT LEAST THE COAST, THAT’S WHERE YOU’LL SEE THAT MIX OF PRECIPITATION INTO FRIDAY. SO HERE’S A LOOK AT SNOWFALL TOTALS AND THIS IS STILL A BIT EARLY BUT AS OF NOW THIS TAKES US THROUGH TO FRIDAY MORNING AND LOOKING AT 5-10 cm OF SNOW THROUGH CENTRAL. AND EVEN TOWARDS THE COAST YOU WILL PICK UP AS MUCH AS THAT AS WELL. AND THEN EVEN MORE SNOW AS A SECOND ROUND MOVES IN. AND WE’RE LOOKING AT 20-30 cm IN TOTAL AND THAT’S WHAT WILL FALL FROM THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH TO PROBABLY — AROUND SATURDAY MORNING IT LOOKS LIKE. EVENTUALLY THAT WILL TAPER TO FLURRIES. SO HERE’S A LOOK AT THE RAINFALL. SO EVEN THOUGH LABRADOR WILL SEE SNOW, YOU’RE GOING TO SEE RAIN ALONG THE WEST COAST. AND RIGHT NOW IT’S LOOKING PRETTY SIGNIFICANT. THIS IS JUST BY FRIDAY MORNING. SO THIS IS FALLING ON THURSDAY NIGHT OVERNIGHT AND HEAVY AT TIMES. UPWARDS OF POTENTIALLY 100-MILLIMETERS IN SOME AREAS SO CERTAINLY SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT AND, AGAIN, WITH THOSE GUSTY WINDS AND THAT RAIN WILL SPREAD ACROSS INTO THE EASTERN PORTIONS BY THE TIME WE GET TO FRIDAY AS WELL. NOT QUITE AS MUCH THOUGH AND YOU’RE ONLY LOOKING AT LESS THAN 5 mm. MAYBE 10 IN SOME AREAS FOR THE AVALON. BUT OVERALL YOUR TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB BACK UP SO ABOUT 16°, AND THEY’LL DIP DOWN BUT IT LOOKS LIKE WE SHOULD STAY WITHIN THAT DOUBLE DIGIT RANGE BY SUNDAY WITH THE RETURN OF THAT CHANCE OF SHOWERS BUT, OTHERWISE, SATURDAY IS LOOKING NICE. 8° AND SUNSHINE. SIMILAR FORECAST RIGHT THROUGH CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND, AND A DIP THOUGH ABOUT 10-DEGREE DIFFERENCE BY THE TIME THAT SATURDAY ROLLS AROUND BUT IT LOOKS LIKE A RETURN OF THAT SUNSHINE. AND YOUR LOWS AGAIN FOR WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND IS DIPPING INTO THE 0° MARK WITH 4° TO 6° TO KICK OFF THE WEEKEND. AND THEN UP THROUGH LABRADOR, AGAIN, FLURRIES, ESSENTIALLY ARE THE STORY. AND THE TEMPERATURES HOVERING BETWEEN 1° AND 5° FOR EASTERN LABRADOR BUT YOU’LL STAY IN THE 0° OR BELOW ZERO INTO SATURDAY IN WESTERN LABRADOR. AGAIN, PICKING UP 15-25 cm OF SNOW BY SATURDAY. (♪♪♪)>>>SO JUST BEFORE WE LEAVE YOU FOR BREAK, I WANTED TO SHOW YOU THIS BEAUTIFUL PHOTO. LIKE I SAID, THIS IS NICE ACROSS THE ISLAND. I’LL TELL YOU WHERE THIS IS TO WHEN WE COME BACK. (♪♪♪)>>Anthony: WELCOME BACK. EARLIER IN THE SHOW WE SAW NICOLE PARRELL GIVING ASHLEY A STORMY HALLOWEEN TRANSFORMATION ON HER FACE.>>Ashley: SHE’S NOT THE ONLY WIZARD WITH A MAKEUP BRUSH. JUST CHECK THESE OUT.>>Anthony: A MANITOBA MAKEUP ARTIST, MADDIE KENNEDY, CREATES THESE CREEPY LOOKS AND POSTS THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA. FANTASTIC. IF YOU’RE BRAVE YOU CAN COPY HER IDEAS AND IF YOU’RE BOLD YOU CAN TRY TO CREATE YOUR OWN.>>Ashley: WHOA. WHOA!>>Anthony: IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT IT’S THE SAME PERSON.>>Ashley: THAT DOESN’T EVEN LOOK REAL.>>Anthony: THAT IS HORRIBLE! THAT KIND OF FRIGHTENS ME TOO.>>Ashley: I HAD TO LOOK AWAY.>>Anthony: I WANT TO UNSEE THAT.>>Ashley: I’M NOT A FAN OF SCARY THINGS AND YOU’LL NEVER CATCH ME IN A MOVIE THEATRE WATCHING A SCARY MOVIE, ABSOLUTELY NOT.>>Anthony: SO YOU READY FOR TOMORROW?>>Ashley: NO.>>Anthony: BOO!>>Ashley: DON’T.>>Anthony: THAT IS A MAGIC HALLOWEEN TRICK.>>Ashley: LET’S LOOK AT THE WEATHER PHOTO THAT WE SHARED WITH YOU AND THAT’S NOT SUCH A SCARY SCENE THOUGH. A BEAUTIFUL EVENING AND ENJOYING THE SUNSET IN ROBERTS ARM.>>Anthony: BEAUTIFUL ROBERTS ARM. NICE. I THOUGHT THAT WAS A NATIONAL PARK.>>Ashley: THAT’S RIGHT.>>Anthony: SO YOU THREW ME OFF BUT A BEAUTIFUL SHOT.>>Ashley: AND SO PANSY SNOW, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SENDING THAT IN. AND IF YOU HAVE MORE, SEND THEM TO NLPHOTOS.CA.>>Anthony: AND TOMORROW NIGHT THE TRICK-OR-TREATERS ARE OUT AND MAKE SURE THEY HAVE SOMETHING REFLECTIVE AND IF DRIVING, SLOW DOWN.>>Ashley: FOR SURE.>>Anthony: HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.>>Ashley: GOODNIGHT. (♪♪♪)

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  • These kids and young, are crying for help, reservations are not viable, with no future or opportunities , lets bring these people to better population centres with better services where there is no more danger. The long term solution , is to move the population to les isolated better served places. Communities struggling with unemployment, drugs, alcoholism, family violence, substance abuse, etc. Should consider abandoning the isolation and merging with stronger and viable towns to make their lives livable and productive, no dead ends !

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