The National for Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Canada’s coronavirus preparations; Inside Wet’suwet’en
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The National for Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Canada’s coronavirus preparations; Inside Wet’suwet’en


>>Andrew: GOOD EVENING.>>WE NEED TO SHIFT OR THINKING.>>Adrienne: FROM REDOUBLING’S OFFICE TO LOCAL HOSPITALS, WHAT’S THE PLAN? PLUS YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED.>>Andrew: IMPECCABLE HAND HYGIENE IS KEY. AND ALSO TONIGHT, WE’RE INVITED INTO THE WET’SUWET’EN TERRITORY AND WHAT THE PIPELINE NEEDS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE?>>Adrienne: TRACING THE MYSTERY BEHIND THE PAINTING.>>WHOMEVER IT’S BY, IT’S A STUNNING PORTRAIT.>>Adrienne: THEORIES TO EXPLAIN HER STORY. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” THE NEW CORONAVIRUS MAY HAVE STARTED IN CHINA, BUT NOW MORE THAN EVER, COVID-19 HAS GLOBAL.>>Andrew: THERE ARE MORE NEW CASES OUTSIDE CHINA THAN INSIDE. COVID-19 IS ON EVERY CONTINENT EXCEPT ANTARCTICA. THE FEARS ARE ON SOUTH KOREA WHERE HUNDREDS OF CASES EMERGED AND HUNDREDS WHERE THEY PROMPTED A LOCKDOWN IS IRAN THAT HAD ITS FIRST CASE ONE WEEK AGO AND HAD THE HIGHEST DEATH TOLL OUTSIDE OF CHINA. WHAT’S MORE, THE HOT SPOTS ARE LINKED TO NEW CASES IN MORE THAN A DOZEN CASES, INCLUDING OUR OWN. OFFICIALS SAY A RECENT TRAVELER TO IRAN HAS BECOME CANADA’S 12th CASE.>>Adrienne: AND SO, GOVERNMENTS ACROSS THE GLOBE ALL FACE THE SAME QUESTION, ARE WE PREPARED? CATHERINE CULLEN IS IN OTTAWA.>>WE’RE STILL IN A CONTAINMENT PHASE.>>Reporter: THE MESSAGE FROM HEALTH OFFICIALS IS A MIX OF REASSURANCE AND CAUTION.>>WE’RE ALSO STARTING TO PREPARE FOR A POSSIBLE PA PANDEMIC. SO WE CAN’T DO THIS WITH OUR EYES CLOSED.>>Reporter: TRAVELERS WHO VISITED HUBEI PROVINCE IN CHINA GET EXTRA SCREENING AND OTHERS IN AIRPORTS ARE ASKED TO SPEAK UP IF THEY HAVE SYMPTOMS BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY SHUDDERING CANADA TO ANYONE IS IN DISSOLUTION.>>IT’S NOT ABOUT CLOSING THE BORDERS. CLOSING THE BORDERS HAS NEVER FOUND TO BE EFFECTIVE IN STOPPING THE DISEASE IN THINK COUNTRY.>>Reporter: THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS PREPARING, TOO, INCLUDING LESSONS LEARNED FROM PAST OUTBREAKS.>>RIGHT NOW WE ARE DOING 30 OR 40 TESTS A DAY AND OUR LAB CAN DO UP TO A THOUSAND. WHAT IF WE HAVE TO GO TO 2 OR 3,000? WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT PREPARATION NOW.>>Reporter: EVEN THE ARMED FORCES SAYS IT’S READY TO DO MORE.>>WE ARE CURRENTLY REFRESHING CONTINGENCY PLANS FOR A DOMESTIC RESPONSE.>>IT’S WISE TO BE PREPARED FROM A COMMUNITY AND A COUNTRY LEVEL.>>Reporter: THE HEALTH MINISTER SAYS CANADIANS CAN PLAY A ROLE, AS WELL, BY WASHING THEIR HANDS, STAYING HOME IF THEY’RE ILL AND BEING READY THE SAME THEY WOULD FOR A MAJOR SNOWSTORM.>>THERE’S NO MAGIC. IT’S ABOUT MAKING SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES IF SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY BECOMES ILL, IF YOU YOURSELF BECOME ILL AND YOU HAVE WHAT YOU NEED TO SURVIVE, YOU KNOW, FOR A WEEK OR SO WITHOUT GOING OUT.>>Reporter: THE GOAL IS TO REASSURE. OFFICIALS INSIST CANADIANS RISK OF GETTING COVID-19 IS LOW AND THEY ARE READY TO RESPOND IF THAT CHANGES.>>Andrew: WHAT IMPACT COVID-19 HAS IN CANADA, IT WILL BE HEALTHCARE WORKERS AT THE FOREFRONT.>>THIS IS A SUPPLY ROOM.>>Reporter: AATAT HUMBER HOSPITAL, THEY’RE READY TO GO IN CASE OF AN OUTBREAK.>>WE HAVE THREE IN HERE AND WE HAVE OUR PAPPE HOOD SET UP TO A HEPA FILTER.>>Reporter: IT WAS DESIGNED WITH ISOLATION ROOMS AS OUR MOST NEW ROOMS IN CANADA. ENTIRE WINGS CAN BE QUARANTINED. STILL, IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO OVERWHELM ANY HOSPITAL ANDS ITS EXISTING PATIENTS.>>IF WE HAD ANY INCREASE IN SURGE, WE WOULD HAVE TO PUT THOSE PEOPLE IN UNUSUAL PLACES OR HAVE TO TRY TO STOP AS MANY ELECTIVE PROCEDURES AS WE COULD.>>Reporter: SCREENING IS NOW FOCUSING ON A WIDENING CIRCLE OF COUNTRIES.>>WE NEED TO SHIFT OUR THINKING INTO THIS IS GOING TO BECOME A PROBLEM WITHIN CANADA, WITHIN A MATTER OF WEEKS TO MONTHS AND SO, WE NEED TO GET ON THAT. WE CAN’T JUST KEEP PRETENDING WE’LL SCREEN EVERYBODY OUT AT THE AIRPORT.>>Reporter: FAMILY PRACTISES AREN’T AS WELL STOCKED AS HOSPITALS AND THERE’S NOT MUCH THIS DOCTOR SAYS SHE CAN DO.>>I DON’T KNOW, CHECK THE MAIL FOR MORE GLOVES, HOPEFULLY, BUT WE DON’T HAVE THOSE OR MORE HAND HAN SAHANDSANITIZER.>>HOW LIKELY A PERSON IS TO GET IT AND IS IT SOON COMING TO CANADA AND HOW MANY HOSPITALIZATIONS AND IS IT SAFE TO GO TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM AND IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL?>>Reporter: SO FAR, ONLY ONTARIO AND B.C. HAVE SEEN CONFIRMED CASES. OTHER PROVINCES ARE PREPARING THEMSELVES. BUT JUST HOW BIG THE DISRUPTION COULD BE IS STILL UNKNOWN. IN AN OUTBREAK THAT’S ONLY GETTING WORSE. VIK ADOPHIA, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: NOW, CANADA’S TWO MOST RECENT CASES ARE CONNECTED TO IRAN, WHERE THERE ARE FEARS THE OUTBREAK IS FAR WORSE THAN OFFICIALS ARE ADMITTING. IRAN IS REPORTING 19 DEATHS FROM CORONAVIRUS. THE HIGHEST NUMBER OUTSIDE OF CHINA AND JUST 139 CASES AND THAT NUMBER JUST DOESN’T ADD UP FOR A VIRUS WITH ABOUT A 2% FATALITY RATE. LOGICALLY, THERE SHOULD BE HUNDREDS MORE CASE. TINA LOVEGREEN SPOKE TO FAMILIES WHO WERE WORRIED ABOUT LOVED ONES IN IRAN.>>AND I SEE THE PICTURE. I JUST REMEMBER THAT.>>Reporter: SHE REFLECTS ON A HAPPIER MOMENT WHEN HER WHOLE FAMILY WAS TOGETHER.>>IT’S TOO HARD FOR ME TO CONTINUE.>>Reporter: HER HUSBAND, WHO’S A PERMANENT RESIDENT, IS STUCK IN IRAN WITH NO WAY TO GET BACK TO CANADA AND SHE AND THEIR TEENAGE SON ARE FRIGHTENED.>>SHE’S MISSING HIS DAD A LOT AND FEELS ALONE.>>Reporter: AS THE CORONAVIRUS SPREADS, NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES ARE SHUT DOWN THEIR BORDERS AND FLIGHTS OUT OF IRAN ARE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO COME BY.>>ALL OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES ARE STOPPED.>>IT WAS LIKE TWO MONTHS IN ADVANCE.>>Reporter: IT’S A SITUATION MANY CANADIAN IRANIANS ARE FINDING THEMSELVES IN. THIS BOY’S FATHER WAS SUPPOSED TO VISIT FOR THE UPCOMING PERSIAN NEW YEAR BUT HIS FLIGHT IS CANCELED.>>THIS IS SO HARD. EVERYDAY I WAKE UP AND THE FIRST THING THAT I DO IS CHECK IN THE NEWS.>>Reporter: MORE PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM THE CRISIS IN IRAN THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY OUTSIDE OF CHINA AND THERE ARE DOUBTS THE COUNTRY IS EQUIPPED TO CONTAIN THE VIRUS IN FEARS IT’S VASTLY UNDERREPORTING THE NUMBER OF CASES. TRAVEL AGENCIES ARE SCRAMBLING TO HELP PASSENGERS AND THE ONLY REAL OPTION IS CUTTER AIRWAYS.>>YESTERDAY WE FOUND JUST ONE FOR 4200.>>HOW MUCH IS IT USUAL?>>2,000 OR LESS.>>Reporter: SALIM AND OTHERS ARE ASKING THE GOVERNMENT TO HELP.>>THEY SENT AN AIRPLANE TO TAKE THEM TO CANADA.>>Reporter: BUT THE GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WON’T DO THAT, LEAVING MANY LOVED ONES SEPARATED FOR THE TIME-BEING. TINA LOVEGREEN, CBC NEWS, NORTH VANCOUVER.>>Andrew: IRAN’S PRESIDENT DOWNPLAYED THE DANGER AND BLAMED WESTERN MEDIA FOR FANNING THE FLAMES OF PANIC AND THE U.S. PRESIDENT HAD A SIMILAR MESSAGE. PAUL HUNTER TELLS HOUSE DONALD TRUMP WAS KEEN TO SHOW HIS ADMINISTRATION AND NOT THE CORONAVIRUS IS IN CONTROL.>>Reporter: TO BE PRIVATELY FRUSTRATED BY U.S. EFFORTS TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS, DONALD TRUMP PUBLICALLY TONIGHT PLAYED DOWN ITS IMPACT ON AMERICA SO FAR. BECAUSE OF ALL WE’VE DONE, THE RISK TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REMAINS VERY LOW.>>Reporter: UNDERLINING THE STILL TINY NUMBER OF PEOPLE INFECTED IN THIS PEOPLE, TRUMP, NON-THELESS SIGNALED HE’S WILLING TO GO WHAT HE EXPECTED IN RESPONSE. WE WERE ASKING FOR 2.5 BILLION AND WE THINK THAT’S A LOT, BUT THE DEMOCRATS AND, I GUESS, SENATOR SCHUMER WANTS TO HAVE MUCH MORE AND WE’LL TAKE IT.>>Reporter: TRUMP SUGGESTED NEWS REPORTS ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO MAKE THE CORONAVIRUS LOOK AS BAD AS POSSIBLE, INCLUDING PANICKING MARKETS. MEANWHILE, CRITICS HAD SLAMMED TRUMP FOR HAVING MADE DEEP BUDGET CUTS DURING HIS TIME IN OFFICE TO THE U.S. CENTRES FOR DISEASE CONTROL. SAID DEMOCRATS EARLIER ON TRUMP’S RESPONSE BROADLY TO THE GUN CONTROLLING WORLD-WIDE THREAT –>>I DON’T THINK HE KNOWS WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT.>>Reporter: TONIGHT DONALD TRUMP PUT VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE IN CHARGE OF COORDINATING THE ACTION ON THE VIRUS AND AS FOR CUTS TRUMP HAS MADE TO THE CDC, SAYS TRUMP, HE’S UNWORRY. EWORRIED. WHEN WE NEED THEM, WE CAN GET THEM BACK QUICKLY.>>Reporter: TRUMP DID NOTE THERE’S A CHANCE THIS COULD GET WORSE HERE, BUT NOTHING IS INEVITABLE, HE SAID. ADDING THAT WHEREVER THIS DOES GO, THE U.S. IS, AS TRUMP PUT IT TONIGHT, VERY, VERY READY. PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Andrew: NORTHERN ITALY IS THE HEART OF A CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK THAT HAS EUROPE ON EMPLOYEE. EDGE.>>EVERYDAY IS A VERY, VERY FULLDISPLAY BUT IT’S A PROBLEM FOR THE CORNER OF ITALY BECAUSE MILAN IS THE CORNER OF BUSINESS.>>Andrew: IDLE BUSINESSES AND SEE HOW AN EXPLOSION HAS TRIGGERED AN IMPLOSION OF CN CNONTINECE.>>Adrienne: ANGER AND DEFIANCE, WELL, THEY CONTINUE. MORE THAN A 100 PROTESTERS STOPPED IT. HEADQUARTERS WAS VANDALIZED, AS WAS THE OFFICE OF A LIBERAL M.P. ON ONE HAND, THE RAIL SYSTEM IS GRINDING BACK TO LIFE BUT THE UN-REST HAS NOT BEEN EXTINGUISHED AND IT FLARED UP TODAY ON A FAMILIAR STRETCH OF HIGHWAY. ASHLEY BURKE SHOWS US WHERE THINGS WENT.>>THE TRAIN IS NOT STOPPING!>>Reporter: CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE OR OUTRIGHT LAWLESSNESS. A VIDEO ONLINE POSTED BY MOHAWK DEMONSTRATORS SHOWS THEM THROWING TIRES AND DEBRIS ON TO THE TRACKS AND SETTING THEM ON FIRE.>>THIS WAS AN EXTREMELY RECKLESS ACT.>>CANADA’S TRANSPORT MINISTER SAYS IF THERE WOULD DANGEROUS GOODS ON THAT TRAIN, THERE THERE COULD HAVCOULDHAVE BEEN A DANGEROUS EXPLOS
ION.>>PEOPLE WHO WERE LIGHTING THIS FIRE UNDER A MOVING TRAIN BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN DANGEROUS FOR OTHER PEOPLE.>>Reporter: FOR ALL OF THE OUTRAGE, IT FELL BACK ON A FAMILIAR PLEA.>>I WOULD URGE PEOPLE TO TAKE THE BARRICADES DOWN, TO OBEY THE LAW.>>RESTORE THE RULE OF LAW AND LET PEOPLE GET BACK TO WORK.>>Reporter: BUT AT THE LAST REMAINING BLOCKADE, PROTESTERS AREN’T LISTENING. INSTEAD, THEY’RE DIGGING IN, REINFORCING THEIR BARRICADE IN CASE POLICE MOVE IN TO ENFORCE A COURT INJUNCTION.>>IT’S UP TO THE SQ TO DECIDE IF THEY WANT A PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION OR NOT. EVACUEE BEEN HERE A COUPLE WEEKS NOW AND IT’S A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION.>>THEY HAVE TO BE CAREFUL BECAUSE WE HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FACT THERE ARE OFFENSIVE GUNS THAT ARE ON THE RESERVE.>>Reporter: QUEBEC’S PREMIERS CLAIM THERE MAY BE AK-47S THERE ISN’T SITTING WELL WITH THE MOHAWK POLICE FORCE.>>TO SAY THIS IS DANGEROUS AND IT’S ONLY GOING TO BE EXACERBATE THE SITUATION.>>Reporter: AFTER TODAY’S TENSE SCENES, THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO RESOLVE THIS DISPUTE THROUGH DIALOGUE. MEANWHILE, CN IS GETTING THE OPERATIONS BACK ONLINE, BUT AFTER SO MUCH DISRUPTION, IT COULD TAKE WEEKS TO CLEAR THE BACKLOG.>>Andrew: BREAKING NEWS, DAN IS STANDING BY IN THE VANCOUVER NEWSROOM.>>Reporter: A MEETING BETWEEN WET’SUWET’EN HEREDITARY CHIEFS OPPOSING THE PIPELINE IN NORTHERN B.C. AND FEDERAL AND PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENTS THAT WAS CANCELED EARLIER THIS EVENING IS BACK ON. HEREDITARY CHIEF NAMOX TELLS CBC NEWS THEY RECEIVED AN UPDATE THAT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS MAN TO MEET THEM TOMORROW AFTERNOON. HE SAYS THEY WERE TOLD THAT WORD THE MEETING HAD BEEN SCRAPPED WAS DUE TO A MISCOMMUNICATION AND SAYS TWO DAYS OF MEETING WILL BE HELD IN SMITHERS. IN A STATEMENT TONIGHT, JOHN HORGAN’S OFFICE SAYS, QUOTE, THIS SOUNDS PROMISING BUT WILL OFFICIALLY CONFIRM IN THE MORNING AND HAVE BEEN CALLS FOR PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU TO MEET WITH THE HEREDITARY CHIEFS, AS WELL. WE’LL BE FOLLOWING THIS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND INTO THE MORNING. BACK TO YOU IN TORONTO NOW. AN ACROSS THE COUNTRY, PREVIOUSERS HAVE SAID THEY’RE ACTING IN SUPPORT OF THE WET’SUWET’EN HEREDITARY CHIEFS BUT SOME OF THE CHIEFS SUPPORT THE PIPELINE, AS DO MANY PEOPLE WHOLY ON THAT TERRITORY. SO WE’VE TRAVELED TO GROUND ZERO OF THIS NATIONAL CONTROVERSY. CHRIS O-NEILL-YATES SPENT THE DAY IN WITSET, THE LARGEST OF THE NATIONS ON THAT LAND AND THIS IS WHAT SHE FOUND.>>WE HAVE 700 PEOPLE ON RESERVE.>>Reporter: THE DEEP RIFT OVER THE PIPELINE HITS CLOSE TO HOME FOR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF WITSET NATION.>>MY HUSBAND IS ANTI-PIPELINE. AND I WORK FOR A COMMUNITY AS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WHO HAVE SIGNED ON AND THEY’VE SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH COASTAL GASLINK AND SO, WE’VE AGREED IN MY HOUSE THAT WE JUST DON’T TALK ABOUT IT. BECAUSE I DON’T WANT IT TO AFFECT OUR RELATIONSHIP.>>Reporter: THAT SEEMS TO BE THE CASE FOR THE WIDER COMMUNITY.>>WE CAN’T CONSUME ALL OUR TIME TALKING ABOUT IT. THERE’S ENOUGH PEOPLE OUT THERE TALKING ABOUT IT.>>WHAT KIND OF PIPE IS THIS? BLACK PIPE, RIGHT?>>Reporter: AT THIS TECHNICAL COLLEGE, STUDENTS ARE TRAINING FOR PIPE-FITTING JOBS.>>THIS COURSE GIVES PEOPLE A FOOT IN THE DOOR TO GO ON TO DO STUFF LIKE THAT.>>Reporter: BUT EVEN HERE, TALK OF THE PIPELINE IS AVOID.>>THERE’S LOTS OF DRAMA GOING ON AND I DON’T WANT TO UPSET ANYBODY BUT SAYING SOMETHING WRONG.>>Reporter: STUDENTS HERE ARE LEARNING THE WET’SUWET’EN LANGUAGE WHICH HAS ALMOST DISAPPEARED. DESPITE THE NATIONAL CONTROVERSIAL, THEY FIND GETTING ON WITH NORMAL LIFE IS THE BEST WAY TO COPE.>>I’M NOT FOR NOR AM I AGAINST. I JUST — WE NEED OUR RIGHTS AS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE.>>PEOPLE GET NASTY ON BOTH SIDES AND THAT SHOULDN’T BE. THAT’S NOT US. AND THAT’S WHAT THIS HAS CREATED.>>Reporter: THESE DIVISIONS WILL TAKE TIME TO HEAL BUT ONLY THE WET’SUWET’EN THEMSELVES CAN DO THAT.>>WE’RE WORKING FOR THE SAME PEOPLE AND THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE TO KEEP IN THE BACK OF OUR MINES. MINDS.>>Reporter: EVEN IF RIGHT NOW THE PATH AHEAD SEEMS FAR FROM CLEAR. CHRIS O-NEILL-YATES, CBC NEWS, ON WITSET FIRST NATION, B.C.>>Adrienne: NOW THE KIND OF SUPPORT FOR RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT YOU SAW THERE IN WITSET IS MIRRORED IN OTHER FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES ACROSS AMERICA. LEADERS FROM MANY OF THOSE MET TOGETHER TO DISCUSS THE BEST WAY FORWARD FOR THEM. ERIN COLLINS SHOWS US WHY.>>Reporter: TRADITIONAL REGALIA. AND THE BLACKFOOT LANGUAGE ON FULL DISPLAY IN THIS CALGARY CONVENTION CENTRE, LEADERS LOOKS FOR A WAY TO LOOK FOR RESOURCES TO LIFT THEIR COMMUNITIES OUT OF POVERTY.>>THE PRESS GOES AFTER WHAT THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS WANT, BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, THERE’S A LOT OF FIRST NATIONS ACTIVE AND INVESTED HEAVILY IN THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR.>>Reporter: PEOPLE HERE BELIEVE THEY ARE THE SATELLITE MAJORITTHE SILENTMAJORITY AND SAY IT COULD
GO HAND IN HAND FOR CANADA’S FIRST NATIONS.>>WHO BETTER TO BE PARTNERS WITH THAN PEOPLE TAKING CARE OF THE LAND FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS.>>Reporter: THERE IS A COLLECTION OF PROTESTERS WHO OPPOSE NEW ENERGY PROJECTS.>>A SMALL NUMBER OF URBAN, GREEN LEFT MILITANTS PURPORTING TO SPEAK FOR FIRST NATIONS, BUT I BELIEVE THEY ARE MISAPPROPRIATING THE VOICE AND THE CAUSE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE.>>Reporter: ALBERTA HAS ESTABLISHED A BILLION-DOLLAR AGENCY TO HELP THE PROVINCE’S FIRST NATIONS INVEST IN ENERGY PROJECTS AND ALSO CREATED A FUND TO HELP CHALLENGE LAWS THEY BELIEVE STAND IN THEIR WAY. FIRST UP, ALBERTA’S WOODLAND CREE FIRST NATION’S CHALLENGE OF WHAT LIBERAL CRITICS CALL THE NO-MORE-PIPELINE’S ACT.>>MY ELDERS SAY GET HER DONE, SON.>>Reporter: BUT THESE DAYS HAVING THE WILL TO DEVELOP RESOURCE PROJECTS DOESN’T GUARANTEE THERE’S A WAY. AS TENSIONS INTENSIFY BETWEEN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY AND GREEN ACTIVISTS, FIRST NATIONS FRYING TRYING TO WALK THE LINE BETWEEN THOSE TWO CAMPS CAN STRUGGLE TO FIND A WAY FORWARD.>>Andrew: THE ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TABLES THE BUDGET TOMORROW AND WHILE INVESTMENT IN ENERGY PROJECTS IS A FEATURE, CUTS ARE TOP OF MIND FOR MANY.>>Reporter: SUPERVISED INJECTION SITES, JUST ONE ALBERTANS ARE WORRIED COULD GET THE AXE IN THE BUDGET AND NURSES WORRY ABOUT MORE CUTS.>>WE HAVE ISSUES WITH OVERCAPACITY, MEANING WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH CAPACITY IN OUR SYSTEM TO DEAL WITH THE PATIENTS WHO NEED SERVICES.>>Reporter: AND DOCTORS ARE ALREADY OUTRAGED THAT THE GOVERNMENT REMOVED THEIR ABILITY FOR THEM TO CHARGE MORE FOR LONG PATIENT VISITS.>>THERE CONTINUES TO BE HEAVY LIFTING.>>Reporter: THE FINANCE MINISTER TODAY SHOWED OFF THE SAME WARM BOOTS HE DID LAST BUDGET.>>WE WERE VERY CLEAR IN BUDGET 2019 THAT THERE WOULD BE A REDUCTION IN THE SIZE OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE.>>Reporter: BUT THE GOVERNMENT MAY BE LOOKING TO INVEST ELSEWHERE, TAKING INSPIRATION FROM THE PAST.>>A STRONG OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IS ESSENTIAL.>>Reporter: IN THE 1970S, ALBERTA CREATED A PUBLIC COMPANY TO DEVELOP ITS ENERGY SECTOR SOMETHING THE PROVINCE SAYS IT IS CONSIDERING AGAIN. BUT THAT COMES WITH WARNINGS FROM ANALYSTS.>>THERE ARE A LOT OF INVESTORS LOSING A LOT OF MONEY IN TERMS OF THEIR OIL COMPANIES. SO WHAT’S HAPPENING, WILL WE BE BUYING THOSE COMPANIES?>>Reporter: THE PREMIER IS DEFIANT.>>IF WE DO NOT CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THOSE RESOURCES AND SELL THEM TO GLOBAL MARKETS, THEN WE CAN IN THE AFFORD TO PAY FOR SOME OF THE WORLDEST BEST HEALTHCARE.>>Reporter: THE PROVINCE HASN’T RULED OUT INVESTING IN TECK’S FRONTIER MINE PROJECT. RAFFY BOUDJIKANIAN, CBC NEWS, EDMONTON.>>Adrienne: MILLIONS OF CANADIANS FROM ONTARIO TO NEWFOUNDLAND ARE IN THE PATH OF A MAJOR WINTER STORM TONIGHT. NEXT, WE’LL BREAK DOWN WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHEN.>>ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO LIVE RIGHT NOW?>>YES.>>Andrew: IS PLAN TO FIND HOMES FOR CANADA’S HOMELESS AND IT’S WORKING IN ALBERTA.>>IT’S A STUNNING PORTRAIT.>>Adrienne: WHO SHE IS AND WHO>>Andrew: MILLIONS ARE BRACING FOR THE BIGGEST SNOW STORMS OF THE SEASON. TORONTO COULD SEE UP TO 25 CENTIMETRES OF SNOW AND MOST OF IT FALLING TONIGHT.>>IF YOU COULD STAY AT HOME, THAT WOULD BE IDEAL. STAY OFF THE ROADS AND LET THE CREWS DO THEIR WORK.>>Andrew: THAT MESSAGE IS ECHOINGED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA. IT HAS WATCHES AND STATEMENTS STRETCHING FROM SOUTHERN ONTARIO TO THE MARITIMES. METEOROLOGIST RYAN SNODDEN IS IN HALIFAX.>>Ryan: QUEBEC WILL BEAR THE BRUNT OF THE STORM THROUGHOUT THURSDAY TO THE MARITIMES BEFORE MOVING INTO NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR ON FRIDAY. THIS STORM IS A SLOW MOVER. IT WILL BE BRINGING GUSTY WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW AND THE HARDEST HIT AREAS WHERE 25 TO 40 CENTIMETRES OF HEAVY SNOW LOOKS LIKELY INCLUDES OTTAWA, QUEBEC CITY AND FREDRICTON. EVEN THOSE AREAS THAT SEE A LITTLE BIT LESS, LIKE THE GREATER TORONTO AND MONTREAL AREAS WILL STILL SEE A SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL EVENT OF 10 TO 25 CENTIMETRES BY THE TIME THIS ONE ROLLS OUT. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WILL BE DEALING WITH SNOWY AND SLICK WHITE KNUCKLE DRIVING CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON THURSDAY. AIRPORT TRAVEL WILL VERY LIKELY BE IMPACTED, AS WELL. IN FACT, TRAVEL ADVISORIES ARE ALREADY IN PLACE.>>Andrew: TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE AREAS THAT COULD BE HIT BY MORE BAD WEATHER TOMORROW AFTERNOON.>>Ryan: ROUND TWO, SO SNOW SQUALLS, VERY INTENSE SNOW SQUALLS WILL BE SETTING UP ACROSS SOUTHERN ONTARIO, BEGINNING THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING RIGHT THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON FRIDAY. THEY’RE ISOLATED IN TERMS OF THE AREAS THEY IMPACT AS NARROW BUT INTENSE SNOW BANDS DEVELOP OVER THE STILL OPEN WATERS OF THE GREAT LAKES. HOWEVER, THE AREAS THAT DO GET HIT WILL GET HIT HARD, OWEN SOUND, SHELLBORNE SHELLBORN AND THEY’LL NEED MORE THAN A RULE TO MEASURE. IT’S MORE THAN 60 CENTIMETRES THERE.>>Adrienne: WE’RE FOLLOWING A DEVELOPING STORY IN MILWAUKEE WHERE FIVE PEOPLE WERE KILLED AFTER A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE. IT HAPPENED AT THE MOLESE COORS BREWING CAMPUS. EMPLOYEES WERE WARNED TO FIND A SAFE PLACE TO HIDE. THE SUSPECT WAS DESCRIBED AS A 51-YEAR-OLD MILWAUKEE MAN AND WAS FOUND DEAD FROM A SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND AND THE MOTIVE IS NOT KNOWN.>>>AMONG THE OTHER STORIES WE’RE WATCHING, ONE MAJOR RETAILER IS IS SEVERING TIES WITH PETER NYGARD. U.S. DEPARTMENT STORE CHAIN DILLARDS WILL NO LONGER SELL NYGARD. THE 73-YEAR-OLD FACES SEXUAL ASSAULT BY TEN WOMEN. HE HAS DENIED THE ALLEGATIONS SAYING HE’LL STEP DOWN AS CHAIRMAN OF THE WINNIPEG-BASED COMPANY.>>>THAT SHOCKING VIDEO POSTED LAST YEAR LEAD TO THREE CHARGES BEING LAID AGAINST A B.C. FISHERMEN AND IT SHOWS A GROUP OF SEALIONS SCATTERING AFTER A SMALL EXPLOSIVE THROWN THEIR WAY. THE MAN IN THE VIDEO DIDN’T WANT TO HURT THE ANIMALS. HE JUST WANTED THEM TO MOVE.>>Andrew: UP NEXT, YOUR CORONAVIRUS QUESTIONS ANSWERED. PLUS EMPTY PATIOS, HOTEL ROOMS. WE’LL TAKE YOU TO A DESERTED ITALY RIGHT AFTER THE BREAK.>>IF GIVE A BIG WARM WELCOME TO HARRY.>>Adrienne: NOTICE ANYTHING DIFFERENT WELCOME BACK AND LET’S GET BACK TO THE STORE STORY. THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND ALL OF THE NEW CASES OUTSIDE OF CHINA. A SHARP UPTICK IN EUROPE SHOWS IT HAS GAINED A FOOTHOLD, ESPECIALLY IN ITALY. RENÉE FILIPPONE WHERE THE EFFECTS ARE PLAIN BUSY.>>Reporter: NORMALLY BUSTING WITH PEOPLBUSTLINGWITH PEOPLE LOOKING FOR
A GOOD PICTURE. THIS AMERICAN COUPLE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE CORONAVIRUS NEWS AND FELT FOR NOW IT WAS SAFE TO COME.>>WE’LL DEFINITELY KEEP AN EYE ON IT AND HOPING FOR THE BEST AND HAVING A FUN VACATION.>>Reporter: MANY DON’T SEE THE FUN. GUIDE RONCONI HAS ONLY BOOKED ONE GROUP ALL WEEK.>>USUALLY A TOUR GUIDE WORK SEVEN DAYS ON SEVEN DAYS. THIS IS UNUSUAL AND VERY DANGEROUS.>>Reporter: RONCONI BELIEVES MILAN IS SAFE AND SAYS THE DEPOSIT MAY HAVGOVERNMENT MAY HAVE GONE TO
O FAR BY CLOSING SCHOOLS AND MUSEUMS. BUT IT DOES FEEL LIKE SOME KIND OF OF APOCALYPSE FOR THE STAFF WHO STARE AT EMPTY TABLES AND STRUGGLE TO GET CUSTOMERS.>>EVERYDAY IS A VERY, VERY FULL, THIS PLACE, BUT NOW IT’S A BIG PROBLEM FOR ITALY BECAUSE MILAN IS THE CAPITAL OF BUSINESS.>>Reporter: TODAY LOOKS MORE LIKE A WEEKEND AND THE FINANCIAL AND FASHION HUB OF ITALY RATHER THAN RUSH HOUR ON A WEDNESDAY. THIS HOTEL MANAGER SAYS IN JUST THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS, HE’S LOST 60% OF HIS BUSINESS.>>EVERYBODY IS CANCELING NOW AND THIS IS CRAZY.>>Reporter: IT’S SO BAD HE’S ASKING STAFF TO TAKE VACATION TIME AND SAYS THE FEAR IS MOVING FASTER THAN THE VIRUS.>>THE CANCELLATION ARE NOT ONLY FOR MILAN AREA. THEY ARE SPREAD IN ROME AND FLORENCE.>>Reporter: TOURISM MAKES UP 13% OF THE ITALIAN ECONOMY AND IF THE WORLD KEEPS TURNING AWAY, IT COULD BE DEVASTATING FOR A COUNTRY ALREADY STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY. RENÉE FILIPPONE, CBC NEWS, MILAN, ITALY.>>Adrienne: THERE ARE AT LEAST 44 COUNTRIES NOW WITH CONFIRMED CASES AND CANADIANS ARE FULL OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GLOBAL SPREAD OF THE VIRUS. SO WE GOT SOME ANSWERS FROM AN EXPERT.>>I’M ISAAC BOGASH AND I’M A SCIENTIST OUT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO. WHY ARE WE SEEING A GREATER NUMBER OF CASES OUTSIDE OF CHINA? THIS IS REFLECTIVE OF THIS INFECTION IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS. WE’RE REDEFINING THIS INTO AN EPIDEMIC INTO A PANDEMIC AS IT SPREADS AROUND THE WORLD. HOW CONFIDENT CAN WE BE WITH THE DATA THAT WE’RE RECEIVING FOR COVID-19 AROUND THE WORLD? MANY COUNTRIES ARE REPORTING ON THEIR COVID-19 CASES AND IT’S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNISED NOT ALL DATA IS CREATED EQUALLY. WE KNOW CERTAIN COUNTRIES HAVE A BETTER CAPACITY TO COLLECT AND REPORT DATA THAN OTHERS AND WE HAVE TO BE SKEPTICAL OF THE DATA WE’RE RECEIVING. HAVING SAID THAT, WHEN WE LOOK AT DATA FROM MULTIPLE COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD, WE CAN CREATE A BIGGER PICTURE OF HOW THIS VIRUS IS SPREAD AND HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF TRANSMISSION AND HOW IT’S SPREADING FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY AROUND THE WORLD. WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT A SYMPTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT MANY PEOPLE WITH THIS INFECTION HAVE MILD SYMPTOMS. PEOPLE WITH MILD SYMPTOMS MAY NOT SEEK MEDICAL CARE AND THESE INDIVIDUALS MAY BE TRANSMITTING THE INFECTION IN THE COMMUNITY. IT CAN BE DAUNTING THINKING WHAT CAN I DO AS AN INDIVIDUAL TO PROTECT MYSELF AND TO PROTECT MY FAMILY OR THOSE AROUND ME? BUT THERE ARE THINGS PEOPLE CAN DO. NUMBER ONE, MAKE SURE YOU’RE UP TO DATE ON ALL VACCINATIONS, HAVE READILY AVAILABLE PRESCRIPTIONS READY AND MAKE SURE YOUR CHRONICLE MEDICAL NEEDS ARE TENTE TENDED TO. IT’S A RESPIRATORY VIRUS. SO IF YOU’RE SICK, STAY HOME FROM WORK, FROM SCHOOL SO YOU DON’T INFECT OTHER PEOPLE. WE KNOW THIS IS A VIRUS THAT CAN STICK TO SURFACES. WE’RE NOT SURE HOW LONG BUT WE KNOW IT CAN. SO IMPECCABLE HYGIENE IS KEY.>>Andrew: TACKLING HOMELESSNESS IN THIS COUNTRY.>>ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO LIVE?>>YES.>>Andrew: YOU’LL SEE AND HEAR HOW A SIMPLE APPROACH HAS TURNED OUT TO BE EFFECTIVE FROM THE VERY PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN CHANGED.>>Adrienne: IS MYSTERY AT THE MU>>Andrew: EDMONTON SET A BOLD GOAL FOR ITSELF AND IT WANTS TO ELIMINATE CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS. SO FAR THE CITY REDUCED HOMELESSNESS BY 43% OVER THE PAST DECADE. NICK PURDON SHOWS US HOW THIS PROGRAMME WORKS AND WHO IT’S HELPED.>>HOW’S IT GOES? I’M TIM ARGOROPOLUS.>>ARE YOU LOOKING FOR HOUSING?>>I AM.>>WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HAD A PLACE OF YOUR OWN?>>Reporter: THIS IS TRENT AND IN A NUTSHELL IT’S HIS JOB TO HELP PEOPLE FIND A PLACE TO LIVE.>>WE JUST REACH OUT TO PEOPLE. I’LL OFTENTIMES PAS OFTENTIMES PASS OUT MY CARD. IF YOU TALK TO THEM THEY’LL ASSESS YOU AND YOU’LL DO A 15-MINUTE ENTER RU INTERVIEW TO SEE WHERE YOU’RE AT.>>TAKE CARE.>>Reporter: IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT THERE ARE 35,000 CANADIANS WITHOUT A PLACE TO LIVE. IT’S ALMOST TO THE POINT WITH SEEM TO EXCEPT HOMELESSNESS AS A FACT OF LIFE IN THE CITY. BUT IN ALBERTA, THEY’RE PUTTING UP A FIGHT AND HERE IN EDMONTON, THEY’VE MADE A REMARKABLE PROMISE, TO ELIMINATE CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS. (BLEEP).>>REMEMBER THIS PLACE? I CAME AROUND ONE DAY AND I JUST TRIED THE DOOR AND IT OPENED.>>Reporter: EZRA AND HIS LITTLE DOG USED TO LIVE IN THIS SECURITY SHACK. EZRA HOOD FOOTPRINTS SO THE SECURITY GUARDS WOULDN’T SEE THEM AND BOUGHT HIS OWN LOCKS SO HE COULD KEEP HIS THINGS INSIDE DURING THE DAY.>>ALL MY STUFF IS STILL IN THERE, MY CIGARETTES AND THERE’S BOUNTY BAR AND CUSHIONS, A JACKET, YOU KNOW, A THERMOSTAT AND A PLUG AND I WAS UNDER THAT DESK THERE.>>HOW LONG DID YOU LIVE IN THERE?>>FOR TWO MONTHS.>>IN THE WINTER?>>IN WINTER.>>COLDEST PLACE ON THE PLANET. HER DISHES ARE PROBABLY STILL IN THERE.>>WHAT’S IT LIKE TO LOOK THROUGH THE WINDOW NOW? WE’VE GOT A HOME NOW, YOU KNOW, AND I DON’T HAVE TO COME HERE ANY MORE.>>Reporter: IT WAS WHEN EZRA LIVED HERE WITH NO JOB, NO INCOME, STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION THAT HE GOT IN TOUCH WITH EDMONTON’S FIRST HOUSING PROGRAMME AND GOT AN APARTMENT. TO BE ABLE TO SHOVEL YOUR WALK, YOU KNOW.>>WHAT DOES IT DO TO HAVE A PLACE?>>OH,, IT’S HUGE, IT’S HUGE. YOU CAN LOCK YOUR DOOR. YOU CAN KEEP YOUR BELONGINGS AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO CARRY THEM ON YOU. YOU CAN COOK, YOU KNOW. THAT’S THE BIGGEST THING.>>Reporter: WHEN HE WAS ON THE STREET, THE ONE THING THAT EZRA TOOK CARE OF THE MOST WAS HIS DOG.>>DIFFERENT PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT THINGS AND YOU CARRY WHAT YOU HAVE AND, WELL, I HAD MUPPET.>>WHAT DOES SHE MEAN TO YOU? EVERYTHING.>>YOU THINK YOU WOULD HAVE MADE IT THROUGH WITHOUT HER?>>NO, I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE — TO BE HONEST, I WOULD HAVE FALLEN DEEP INTO ADDICTION, BUT YEAH, SHE KEPT ME GOING.>>HEY, BUDDY.>>Reporter: SO HOW DID EZRA GET TO THIS POINT? HOW DID HE GET FROM THE STREETS INTO THIS APARTMENT?>>TELL ME WHY YOU COME DOWN HERE.>>Reporter: IT STARTS WITH THIS GUY. REMEMBER TRENT, THE OUTREACH WORKER?>>YOU SEE PEOPLE JUST LOOKING FOR HELP A LOT AND THEY REALLY JUST NEED SOMEBODY TO HELP THEM FIND A PLACE TO GO, YOU KNOW, OR A PLACE TO STAY, A HOME.>>HOUSING FIRST IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS. IT’S ABOUT HOUSING FIRST, NOT ABOUT PUTTING ANY STIFF STIPULATIONS ON HOUSING. WE DON’T REQUIRE PEOPLE TO GET SOBER TO GET HOUSING. WE WANT TO HELP PEOPLE GET OFF THE STREET AND INTO SAFE PLACES.>>Reporter: THAT’S SURPRISING, YOU’RE HOMELESS AND THEY GIVE YOU A PLACE, EVEN IF YOU’RE STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION.>>WE DON’T TELL THEM HOW TO LIVE THEIR LIVES BECAUSE NOT EVERYBODY IS IN THE SAME PLACE, YOU KNOW. NOT EVERYBODY THAT LIVES IN A HOUSE DOESN’T DRINK EVERYDAY, YOU KNOW. LIKE, MAYBE, BECAUSE THEY NEVER EXPERIENCED HOMELESSNESS, THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT THEY DON’T DRINK EVERYDAY, THEY DON’T HAVE A DRINKING PROBLEM BUT THEY’RE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THEIR HOUSING. WE’RE WORRIED ABOUT PEOPLE MAINTAIN HOUSING. WE’RE NOT HERE TO JUDGE THEIR LIFESTYLES.>>Reporter: THERE’S ONLY ONE DEMAND THEY MAKE OF THEIR CLIENTS.>>IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A SEAT, WE CAN HAVE A CHAT.>>Reporter: THEY TAKE THE FIRST STEP AND COME HERE TO THE HOMEWARD TRUST OFFICES WHERE THE PROGRAMME IS RUN.>>WHAT’S YOUR NAME, SIR?>>WILLIAM MILLER.>>I’M TRENT. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO LIVE RIGHT NOW?>>YES.>>THIS SHOWS WHAT VACANCIES WE KNOW ABOUT IN THE CITY AND HOW MUCH THE RENT IS AND THAT’S A GOOD WAY FOR YOU TO START.>>Reporter: WHAT’S SURPRISING IS THAT MOST HOMELESS CLIENTS GET TO PICK THEIR APARTMENT FROM THE OPEN MARKET.>>WE’RE NOT TAKING PEOPLE AND SAYING, YOU’LL LIVE HERE. THEY CHOOSE WHERE THEY LIVE AND THAT’S WHY WE TAKE THEM ON MULTIPLE VIEWINGS. THEY CHOOSE THE APARTMENT THEY WANT TO LIVE IN.>>Reporter: SO IF WILLIAM CHOOSES A FEW PLACES TO LOOK AT, TRENT WOULD GO WITH HIM TO MEET THE LANDLORD. WILLIAM’S RENT WOULD BE SUBSIDIZED FOR A YEAR AND DURING THAT TIME, HE WOULD HAVE A CASEWORKER TO HELP WITH THE TRANSITION.>>THANK YOU.>>TAKE CARE, MAN.>>Reporter: I CATCH UP WITH WILLIAM BY THE ELEVATOR.>>WILLIAM, WHAT WOULD IT MEAN FOR YOU TO GET A PLACE TO LIVE?>>WELL, ABSOLUTELY LIFE CHANGING AND, LIKE, I’M DETERIORATING SO FAST, IT’S UNBELIEVABLE. AND THERE’S A LOT OF VIOLENCE. AND CRAZY. SO, I’M TOO OLD FOR THIS. I’M JUST NOT EVEN THE SAME HUMAN BEING AS I WAS.>>THANK YOU, SIR.>>THANK YOU.>>Reporter: EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE COMPASSION FOR WILLIAM AND YOU WONDER WHY WE SHOULD HELP HIM, TRENT SAYS IT’S COST EFFECTIVE.>>WE’RE SAVING LIVES AND WE’RE SAVING THE GOVERNMENT MONEY BY DOING THIS PROGRAMMING. BECAUSE THEN THEY’RE NOT SPENDING THE MONEY ON HOSPITALS FOR PEOPLE THAT END UP THERE THAT ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS OR THE JUSTICE SYSTEM WHERE PEOPLE GET INCARCERATED ON PURPOSE BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO FACE -30 IN THE WINTER.>>Reporter: SINCE 2009, EDMONTON HAS HOUSED 10,000 HOMELESS PEOPLE USING THE HOUSING FIRST MODEL.>>LET’S GO.>>Reporter: AND EZRA IS ONE OF THEM. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME, HE SAYS HE’S EXCITED ABOUT HIS FUTURE.>>HAVING AN APARTMENT HAS GIVEN ME THE MEANS TO HAVE THOSE DREAMS, HOPES. WHEN YOU’RE HOMELESS, YOU DREAM ABOUT BEING WARM, YOU KNOW, AND THAT’S WHAT YOU DREAM BEEN YOU KNOW. ABOUT. YOU DREAM ABOUT EATING.>>IT’S OK, BUDDY. WE’VE GOT A HOME NOW.>>Reporter: HOUSING MAY HAVE SAVED EZRA’S LIFE. GIVE A PERSON A PLACE TO LIVE AND PERHAPS THE REST WILL FOLLOW NICK PURDO, CBC NEWS, EDMONTON.>>Adrienne: UP NEXT, A MYSTERY ON DISPLAY THAT’S JUST BEGGING TO BE SOLVED.>>WHOMEVER IT’S BY, WE CAN TELL FROM THE QUALITY OF THE PAINTING ITSELF IT’S A STUNNING PORTRAIT.>>Adrienne: NO ONE SEEMS TO KNOW HER STORY BUT SHE’S SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE STORIES OF OTHERS.>>Andrew: PLUS, IT WASN’T SO MUCH THAT PRINCE HARRY SAID TODAY THAT HAS PEOPLE>>PRINCE HARRY STARTED THE LAST ROUND OF HIS OFFICIAL ENGAGEMENTS ON A DECIDEDLY INFORMAL TONE TODAY.>>HE’S MADE IT CLEAR THAT WE ARE ALL JUST TO CALL HIM HARRY.>>Andrew: THAT WAS HIM INTRODUCED AT A TOURISM CONFERENCE IN THE U.K. WITH A REFERENCE TO HIS NEW LIFE AHEAD. HARRY AND MEGHAN WILL BE STEPPING BACK AS SENIORS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY ON MARCH 31st. THE COUPLE WAS HERE IN CANADA WITH THEIR SON FOR MUCH OF THE YEAR.>>Adrienne: A PAINTING ON DISPLAY AT AN ART GALLERY IN ONTARIO IS A BIT OF A PUZZLE. IT’BASED ON THE STYLE AND MATERIAL USED, IT WAS PAINTED IN THE 1700S. BUT AS DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON EXPLAINS, THAT’S ABOUT ALL THAT’S KNOWN ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: CALM, CONFIDENT AND RESPLENDANT, SHE HOLDS COURT.>>IT’S A STUNNING PORTRAIT.>>Reporter: NEITHER THE ARTIST OR SUBJECT IS KNOWN.>>WE FOUND THE PAINTING AT AN AUCTION HOUSE IN NEW YORK JUST A MONTH AGO.>>Reporter: SO THE AGO IS DOING DETECTING WORK. BUT THE MYSTERY ASIDE, THE PORTRAIT MAKES A POWERFUL STATEMENT.>>BY HAVING WHITE FACES ON THE WALL, WE PRESENT A VIEW OF HISTORY THAT’S JUST NOT ACT TRANSIT. THE ART CAPITALLERY OF ONTARIO ICAPITAL GALLERY ISBETTER REFLECTING VISIT
ORS.>>Reporter: AT THE PHILIP’S COLLECTION IN WASHINGTON, THIS LOOKS AT HOW BLACK ARTISTS RESPONDED TO IMPRESSIONISM BUT MOST OF THIS ARTIST FOCUSES ON WHITE PEOPLE PAINTING BLACK PEOPLE.>>THEY DO END UP AT SOME POINT IN THE VISUAL RECORDS, BUT BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF DOCUMENTATION, WE OFTEN LOSE THE HISTORIES AND THE STORIES.>>Reporter: ADRIENNE SUSPECTS FINDING THIS WOMAN WON’T BE EASY BUT HER PRESENCE IS SO IMPORTANT AND VISITORS SEEM TO AGREE.>>IT’S A LOVELY PAINTING AND THE GIRL HAS AN INTERESTING, NATURAL SHYNESS TO HER.>>MAYBE YOU HAVE A LOT OF HIDDEN HISTORY YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT.>>Reporter: FOR NOW, THE WOMAN WITH THE MYSTERIOUS SMILE WILL INTRIGUE ART LOVERS, NO MATTER THE COLOUR OF HER SKIN. DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Adrienne: THE “MOMENT” IS NEXT ON TH “THE NATIONAL,” BUT FIRST WE WANT TO RELIVE A MOMENT IN CANADIAN HISTORY. IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT, FRIDAY WILL BE TEN YEARS SINCE TEAM CANADA WON GOLD AT THE 2010 VANCOUVER OLYMPICS. DO YOU REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE? SEND US A QUICK VIDEO WITH YOUR STORY TO CBC.CA OR SEND IT TO US ON>>Andrew: THE WINTER BLUES MIGHT BE HITTING YOU HARD RIGHT ABOUT NOW, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE ABOUT TO GET SLAMMED WITH ALL THAT SNOW COMING OUR WAY. IN TORONTO, THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA THOUGHT THEY MIGHT HAVE A CURE, A CONCERT FREE OF CHARGE AND THAT’S OUR “MOMENT.”>>WE’RE CALLING THIS OUR BEAT THE BLUES COMMUNITY CONCERT. [ * ]>>WE HEARD A COUPLE OF WONDERFUL PROGRAMS ON CBC METRO MORNING ABOUT PEOPLE CALLING IN AND SAYING, HEY, YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT GOOD THINGS IN THE WORLD AND WE THOUGHT, WHAT WOULD BE A WAY TO HELP PEOPLE CREATE THEIR OWN BEST MOMENTS IN TORONTO? PEOPLE COMING OUT DURING A SNOW STORM AND WE THOUGHT, MAY AS WELL BE FUN MUSIC.>>IT’S ASHAME THE WEATHER MAY KEEP A FEW PEOPLE AWAY BUT I LOVE THE FACT THAT THE TSO IS HAVING US OUT.>>WE WORKED HARD WITH THE MUSICIANS AND STAFF AND FIGURED OUT WE WOULD PUT ON A FREE SHOW AND HERE WE ARE.>>Andrew: WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN DIDN’AND FOR ANYONE WHO HASN’T BEEN TO A PRODUCTION OF THAT SCALE, YOU FEEL THAT RATTLE YOUR RIBCAGE.>>Adrienne: ESPECIALLY AT ROY THOMPSON HALL. WE PUT THE TICKETS ONLINE AND WITHIN FOUR HOURS, THEY WERE ALL GONE AND GOOD SUCCESS. SO THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR FEBRUARY 26. GOODNIGHT.>>Andrew: GOODNIGHT. NE[ * ]

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