The National for Monday, August 26, 2019 — Opioid Lawsuit, Amazon Fires, G7 Summit

The National for Monday, August 26, 2019 — Opioid Lawsuit, Amazon Fires, G7 Summit


(*)>>Adrienne: TONIGHT A LANDMARK RULING.>>JOHNSON & JOHNSON WILL FINALLY BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THOUSANDS OF DEATHS AND ADDICTIONS.>>Adrienne: A U.S. COURT FINDS A DRUGMAKER RESPONSIBLE FOR FUELLING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. WHAT THE DECISION MEANS FOR OTHER CASES. (*)>>>THE GLOBAL PUSH TO SAVE THE AMAZON.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: CANADA IS STEPPING UP TO FIGHT THE FIRES.>>Adrienne: WORLD LEADERS OFFER CASH AND EQUIPMENT, BUT WILL BRAZIL ACCEPT? (*) (singing).>>Ian: THE TORONTO STUDENT SET TO GO PLATINUM. HOW THEY WOUND UP ON TAYLOR SWIFT’S NEW ALBUM.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>Adrienne: WE BEGIN WITH THE FIGHT FOR ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE OPIOID CRISIS, AN EPIDEMIC THAT HAS CLAIMED THOUSANDS OF LIVES IN CANADA. LATE TODAY AN OKLAHOMA JUDGE FOUND DRUGMAKER JOHNSON & JOHNSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE STATE’S OPIOID CRISIS AND ORDERED THE COMPANY TO PAY UP $572 MILLION. KIM BRUNHUBER NOW WITH THE HUMAN COST.>>I THINK THE FIESTA BOWL JERSEY IS MY FAVOURITE ONE.>>Reporter: GALE BOX HOLDS UP HER SON’S FOOTBALL JERSEY THAT HE WON AS A LINEBACKER. THE LAST TIME SHE SAW HER SON ALIVE WAS THE DAY THAT HE GRADUATED FIVE DAYS BEFORE HE DIED.>>AUSTIN WAS LIVING A NIGHTMARE. THE NIGHTMARE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE, PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS, TO BE EXACT.>>Reporter: AUSTIN WAS ONE OF THE 6,000 IN OKLAHOMA WHO HAVE DIED FROM OPIOID OVERDOSES IN THE LAST 20 YEARS.>>MONEY CAN MAKE PEOPLE AND BUSINESS DOES BAD THINGS.>>Reporter: IN THIS CLOSELY WATCHED COURT CASE, OKLAHOMA STATE PROSECUTORS PLACED THE BLAME SQUARELY AT THE FEET OF A COMPANY THEY CALLED “THE KINGPIN OF THE DRUG TRADE,” GROWING THE VERY POPPIES THAT BECAME THE SOURCE OF THE OPIOID CRISIS.>>THE COMPANY USED PSUEDO SCIENCE AND MISLEADING INFORMATION TO DOWNPLAY THE RISKS OF OPIOIDS, LEADING TO THE WORST MANMADE PUBLIC NUISANCE OUR STATE AND THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER SEEN.>>Reporter: AND IN A LANDMARK RULING TODAY THE JUDGE AGREED.>>SPECIFICALLY THE DEFENDANTS CAUSED AN OPIOID CRISIS THAT IS EVIDENCED BY INCREASED RATES OF, DID ARE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE DEATHS AND NEONATAL SYNDROMES IN OKLAHOMA.>>THEY PROVIDED MEDICALLY NECESSARY MEDICATION.>>Reporter: THROUGHOUT THE TRIAL JOHNSON & JOHNSON DENIED RESPONSIBILITY, CLAIMING THAT ITS DRUGS ARE RARELY ABUSED.>>JOHNSON & JOHNSON DID NOT CAUSE THE OPIOID ABUSE CRISIS HERE IN OKLAHOMA OR ANYWHERE IN THIS COUNTRY. WE HAVE MANY STRONG GROUNDS FOR APPEAL AND WE INTEND TO PURSUE THOSE VIGOROUSLY.>>Reporter: EARLIER THIS YEAR TWO OTHER DRUG MANUFACTURERS WHO PRODUCE OPIOIDS SETTLED WITH OKLAHOMA FOR MORE THAN $350 MILLION. THIS LATEST TRIAL COULD BECOME A LITMUS TEST FOR OTHER PLAINTIFFS. IN OCTOBER A FEDERAL TRIAL IS SCHEDULED IN WHICH ALMOST 2,000 CASES AGAINST THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY HAVE BEEN ROLLED INTO ONE MASSIVE CASE. SOME EXPERTS ARE ALREADY COMPARING IT TO THE HISTORIC 1998 GLOBAL SETTLEMENT WITH TOBACCO COMPANIES. KIM BRUNHUBER, CBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES.>>Adrienne: SO IN CANADA, B.C. HAS LED A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST DRUG COMPANIES. TODAY THAT PROVINCE’S ATTORNEY GENERAL TOLD CBC NEWS HIS OFFICE IS PLEASED WITH THE OKLAHOMA DECISION. THIS SPRING, ONTARIO SAID IT WOULD JOIN B.C.’S FIGHT. SEPARATELY A DOCTOR FILED A PROPOSAL FOR A CLASS-ACTION IN ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT SEEKING $1.1 BILLION FROM DOZENS OF CANADIAN COMPANIES, INCLUDING JOHNSON & JOHNSON.>>>THE G7 SUMMIT WRAPPED UP TODAY WITH A PLEDGE BY WORLD LEADERS FOR TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. THAT’S MONEY TO HELP TO FIGHT THE FIRES RAGING THROUGH THE AMAZON RAINFOREST.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE HAVE HAD MANY PEOPLE COME TO HELP CANADA DURING OUR DIFFICULT YEARS AND I’M VERY HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO SAY THAT WE WILL BE THERE TO SUPPORT OUR — OUR FRIENDS IN — IN SOUTH AMERICA.>>Adrienne: AND SO FROM CANADA A PLEDGE OF $15 MILLION AND THE USE OF CANADIAN WATER BOMBERS. FROM THE G7 COUNTRIES AS A GROUP, $20 MILLION AND MORE FROM OTHERS. THAT CASH IS DESTINED FOR SEVERAL SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES, INCLUDING BRAZIL, WHERE NEARLY 80,000 WILDFIRES HAVE BEEN RECORDED THIS YEAR. SO ON THE SURFACE, HELP FROM AROUND THE WORLD SEEMS LIKE A GOOD THING, BUT ELLEN MAURO SHOWS THAT THERE IS ONE PERSON IN PARTICULAR WHO IS NOT WELCOMING IT.>>Reporter: FROM ABOVE, DESTRUCTION. A TREASURE OF THE WORLD BEING DECIMATED BY FIRE.>>THIS IS NOT JUST A FOREST BURNING. THIS IS ALMOST A CEMETERY. BECAUSE ALL YOU CAN SEE IS DEATH.>>Reporter: AND THE LOSS IS BECOMING EVER MORE STARK.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: THE AMAZON IS TURNING TO ASHES THIS INDIGENOUS LEADER SAYS. WE CAN’T CONTINUE LIKE THIS.>>[Speaking French]>>Reporter: ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD, EMMANUEL MACRON CALLED THE AMAZON “IRREPLACEABLE.” ANNOUNCING THE G7’S MONETARY PLEDGE. MUCH OF THE BLAME IS HEAPED ON BRAZIL’S FAR-RIGHT PRESIDENT JAIR BOLSONARO.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Reporter: PROTESTERS SAY THAT HIS ANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL RHETORIC AND LACK OF ACTION ON DEFORESTATION HAVE FUELLED THE FIRES. TODAY BOLSONARO BALKED AT THE FOREIGN AID AND ACCUSING G7 LEADERS OF TREATING BRAZIL LIKE A COLONY AND ASKING, “DO YOU THINK THAT SOMEONE HELPS WITHOUT SOMETHING IN RETURN?” EVEN IF WELCOMED, ACTIVISTS SAY THAT THE FOREIGN MONEY IS NOT ENOUGH.>>IT’S QUITE TOO LATE. AND THEY’RE NOW VERY BIG AND IT’S GOING TO BE HARD TO EXTINGUISH THEM.>>Reporter: THE AID WILL BE USED MAINLY FOR WATER BOMBERS. WHILE BRAZIL’S FIREFIGHTERS TAKE THE LEAD ON THE GROUND. BEYOND THE FLAMES A BIGGER QUESTION.>>WE HAVE TO PUT THESE FIRES OUT. BUT LONGER TERM WHAT CAN WE DO SO THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR?>>Reporter: A CHALLENGE FOR BRAZIL AND THE WORLD. ELLEN MAURO, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Adrienne: THAT $20 MILLION PLEDGE WAS A RARE CONSENSUS TO COME OUT OF THE G7 SUMMIT AFTER DAYS OF HANDSHAKES AND PHOTO-OPS AND CAREFULLY CHOSEN WORDS. DONALD TRUMP ADDED A LAYER OF TENSION TO THIS YEAR’S MEETING AND AS DAVID COCHRANE EXPLAINS, HIS INFLUENCE ON THE NEXT ONE COULD BE SO MUCH BIGGER.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE FOR THIS SESSION ON CLIMATE AND BIODIVERSITY.>>Reporter: THE G7 HAS JUST MONTHS TO ADVANCE A PROGRESSIVE AGENDA FOCUSED ON ISSUES SUCH AS CLIMATE CHANGE AND GENDER EQUALITY.>>WE ARE SHORT ON TIME AND WE HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO DO.>>Reporter: SHORT ON TIME BECAUSE AT THE END OF THIS YEAR THERE’S ANOTHER HANDOFF. THE UNITED STATES ASSUMED LEADERSHIP OF THE G7 AND THE PRIORITIES WILL CHANGE.>>President Donald Trump: THERE IS TREMENDOUS UNITY AND THERE WAS GREAT UNITY. AND SOMETIMES I’D READ A BIT OF FALSE REPORTING.>>(Voice of Translator): I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT WE WORKED TOGETHER HAND-IN-HAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP.>>Reporter: TRUMP’S IMPRINT WAS SIZEABLE. THE NORMALLY LONG END OF SUMMIT COMMUNIQUÉ IS REDUCED TO A SINGLE PAGE SUMMARY. LEADERS DID AGREE TO WORK TOWARDS THE CREATION OF AN INTERNATIONAL TAX FOR TECH COMPANIES WHO FIND WAYS TO AVOID TAXES. AND IN ADDITION TO TAXING AMAZON THEY PROMISED TO HELP TO SAVE THE AMAZON, A CONSENSUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE WAS IMPOSSIBLE. TRUMP NOTABLY SKIPPED THE CLIMATE AND BIODIVERSITY SESSION AT THIS SUMMIT TO HOLD ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS WITH OTHER LEADERS INSTEAD. WHILE LEADERS PRESSED HIM TO DIAL DOWN HIS TRADE WAR WITH CHINA, TRUMP SEEMED LESS INTERESTED IN SETTLING THAN WINNING.>>President Donald Trump: CHINA WANTS TO MAKE A DEAL. WHETHER OR NOT WE MAKE A DEAL, IT HAS TO BE A GREAT DEAL FOR US.>>Reporter: TRADE UNCERTAINTY CAUSES ECONOMIC ANXIETY, AN ISSUE THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU SAYS THAT HE RAISED AT THE SUMMIT.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: AROUND THE WORLD HARD-WORKING MIDDLE-CLASS PEOPLE ARE ALREADY HAVING A HARD TIME MAKING ENDS MEET.>>Reporter: A TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION HERE, AN ISSUE IN THE COMING ELECTION AT HOME. TRUDEAU USED A GLOBAL SUMMIT TO REMIND CANADIANS HE WOULD HELP THEM OUT.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE IN CANADA BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD PUT THE BEST BALANCE SHEET IN THE G7 TO WORK FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS.>>Reporter: IF TRUDEAU WINS THE ELECTION HE WILL ATTEND NEXT YEAR’S TRUMP HOSTED SUMMIT AS THE G7’S PROBLEM CHILD WILL BECOME ITS PRESIDENT, AND LIKELY BRINGING WORLD LEADERS TO MIAMI AND THE GOLF RESORT HE OWNS THERE. ALL OF IT HAPPENING IN THE RUN-UP TO THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. DAVID COCHRANE, CBC NEWS, BIARRITZ, FRANCE.>>Adrienne: OF COURSE CANADA’S OWN ELECTION IS LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AWAY, AND THE CAMPAIGN SLOGANS ARE STARTING TO ROLL OUT, A WAY TO BRAND THE PARTIES AND CAPTURE THE VOTERS’ ATTENTION. KATIE SIMPSON LOOKS AT THE MEANING BEHIND ALL OF THOSE MESSAGES. (*)>>WHY DO THE RICH KEEP ON GETTING RICHER AND THE REST OF US KEEP FALLING BEHIND?>>The Hon. Andrew Scheer: I HAVE A PLAN TO LOWER THE COST OF LIVING AND TO MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE.>>Reporter: HERE COME THE DIRECT APPEALS FOR YOUR VOTE. ELECTION ADS ARE POPPING UP EVERYWHERE, DELIVERING SIMPLE SLOGANS PARTY LEADERS HOPE WILL SWAY THE CAMPAIGN IN THEIR FAVOUR.>> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: I’M FOR MOVING FORWARD FOR EVERYONE.>>Reporter: “CHOOSE FORWARD” IS THE CORE LIBERAL RE-ELECTION MESSAGE AND IT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE PARTY’S FEAR OF A PROGRESSIVE VOTE SPLIT.>>LIBERALS NEED TO MAKE THE ELECTION A CHOICE BETWEEN THEM AND THE CONSERVATIVES, PERIOD. THEY NEED TO REDUCE THE COMFORT ZONE FOR PEOPLE TO VOTE N.D.P. OR GREEN.>>Reporter: JUSTIN TRUDEAU ARGUES THAT HE’S THE ONLY ONE WHO COULD BEAT THE CONSERVATIVES AND TO GIVE THAT MESSAGE SOME URGENCY, HE’S TRYING TO LUMP ANDREW SCHEER IN WITH UNPOPULAR TORIES.>> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WE’VE GOT A CHOICE TO MAKE, KEEP MOVING FORWARD AND BUILD ON THE PROGRESS WE’VE MADE OR GO BACK TO THE POLITICS OF THE HARPER YEARS.>>Reporter: THE CONSERVATIVES ARE PLAYING INTO A DIFFERENT KIND OF ANXIETY — ONE FELT BY INFLUENTIAL SUBURBAN VOTERS WHO CAN’T KEEP UP WITH THE COST OF LIVING.>>The Hon. Andrew Scheer: BECAUSE IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GET AHEAD.>>Reporter: SCHEER’S SLOGAN MAKES THE CASE THAT IT’S TRUDEAU’S FRIENDS THAT ARE GETTING AHEAD, INCLUDING MAJOR CORPORATIONS SUCH AS SNC-LAVALIN.>>IT’S NOT ABOUT GRANDIOSE PROMISES. THIS IS SOMETHING VERY SPECIFIC. IF YOU VOTE CONSERVATIVE YOU’LL GET AHEAD.>>Reporter: THE OFFICIAL N.D.P. SLOGAN IS DUE OUT AFTER LABOUR DAY BUT ONLINE ADS PAINT LEADER JAGMEET SINGH AS A TRADITIONAL CHAMPION OF THE WORKING CLASS.>>GOVERNMENTS IN OTTAWA HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR THEM, NOT US.>>Reporter: POLITICAL SLOGANS OFTEN WORK BEST WHEN THEY’RE SHORT AND SIMPLE.>>President Donald Trump: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!>>Reporter: BUT FINDING A PHRASE THAT WILL STICK COMES WITH RISKS.>>I DON’T THINK THAT A SLOGAN ITSELF CAN MAKE-OR-BREAK A CAMPAIGN, BUT IF YOU GET THE SLOGAN WRONG IT SPEAKS ABOUT SO MANY OTHER FAULTS IN YOUR CAMPAIGN BECAUSE THESE THINGS ARE THE EMBODIMENT OF A MODERN CAMPAIGN.>>Reporter: THE ONLY WAY TO GET A SLOGAN TO STICK IS THROUGH REPETITION. CANADIANS WILL BE BOMBARDED BY ADS AFTER LABOUR DAY. KATIE SIMPSON, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Adrienne: ANOTHER STORY ON MESSAGING AND THE IMPACT THAT IT CAN HAVE.>>Ian: ADRIENNE, THERE’S GROWING CONCERN ABOUT ADVERTISING FOR E-CIGARETTES, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO TEENS. A U.S. STUDY FOUND THAT ADOLESCENTS WHO SEE THOSE ADS, SPECIFICALLY THE ONES IN RETAIL STORES, ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO START VAPING AND POSSIBLY GET HOOKED. AS KAS ROUSSY REPORTS, SOME EXPERTS POINT OUT THAT THIS ALL SOUNDS DISTURBINGLY FAMILIAR.>>YOU’RE TALKING STATE-OF-THE-ART DESIGN IN A POCKET-SIZED FIT.>>Reporter: THE ADS ARE PERVASIVE AND SLICK, SO NO SURPRISE THAT VAPING MARKETING OF e-CIGARETTES IN STORES HAS HELPED MAKE THEM THE MOST POPULAR TOBACCO PRODUCTS AMONG TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS.>>THERE’S SO MANY ADS NOWADAYS FOR, LIKE, VAPING AND ALTERNATIVE STUFF. I FEEL THAT IT’S UNNECESSARY.>>AND KIDS ARE GETTING INTO IT TOO EASILY AND THEY SEE THE ADS AND IT’S ATTRACTING THEM.>>THESE COMPANIES MAINTAIN THEY’RE NOT INTERESTED IN RECRUITING YOUTH. HAVING SAID THAT, SO LONG AS THOSE ADS REMAIN NEXT TO THE CANDY AND THE SODA MACHINE, I THINK THAT IT’S DIFFICULT TO TAKE THAT CLAIM SERIOUSLY.>>Reporter: TODAY’S STUDY SHOWS THAT THOSE ADS ARE HAVING A DRAMATIC EFFECT.>>THE FACT THAT SEEING PROMOTIONAL MESSAGES IN STORES, INCREASES THE LIKELIHOOD OF FUTURE VAPING, THAT’S PRETTY MUCH THE EXACT SAME ROAD THAT WE WENT DOWN WITH CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO YEARS AGO.>>Reporter: TOBACCO ADS ARE BANNED IN CANADA AND THE U.S., BUT THE RULES ARE A LOT LOOSER FOR e-CIGARETTE ADVERTISING. RESEARCHERS SAY THAT THE UNREGULATED e-CIGARETTE MARKET HAS CONTRIBUTED TO ITS GROWING POPULARITY, ESPECIALLY AMONG YOUNG ADULTS. A DEVELOPMENT THAT THIS RESEARCHER SAW COMING.>>WE DID WARN THE GOVERNMENT AND WE SAID IF YOU ALLOW ADVERTISING YOU’LL GET A LOT OF UPTAKE AND YOU’RE NOT LOOKING FOR THAT.>>Reporter: SCHWARTZ IS INVOLVED IN THE RESEARCH IN CANADA THAT SHOWS AFTER ONE YEAR 40% OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS WHO WEREN’T VAPING PICKED UP THE HABIT.>>I WOULD SAY THAT THIS IS URGENT GIVEN THE NUMBERS OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE STARTING TO VAPE. AND THEY’RE BECOMING ADDICTED.>>Reporter: HEALTH CANADA SAYS THAT IT INTENDS TO INTRODUCE NEW MEASURES TO CURB THE RISE IN VAPING BY YOUNG PEOPLE. SOME OF WHICH INCLUDE MORE AD RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITS ON THE DISPLAY OF VAPING PRODUCTS IN STORES. KAS ROUSSY, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Ian: HERE’S SOME OF THE OTHER STORIES THAT WE’RE FOLLOWING TONIGHT…>>>AMID WIDESPREAD WORRY ABOUT AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIMES IN NOVA SCOTIA THE PROVINCE HAS ORDERED A REVIEW INTO THE DEATH OF A MAN WHO SUFFERED A STROKE WHILE WAITING FOR AN AMBULANCE. DAVID BENEDICT WAS IN HOSPITAL WHEN HE DIED EARLIER THIS MONTH. DOCTORS BELIEVE THAT HE SUFFERED A STROKE WAITING TO BE MOVED FOR TESTING. HIS AMBULANCE TRANSFER WAS DELAYED BY THREE HOURS. BLNSZ OPERATORS SAY THAT THERE WAS A HIGH CALL VOLUME THAT NIGHT.>>WE ARE PREPARED TO TAKE WHATEVER MEASURES ARE NECESSARY TO KEEP GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF PEOPLE WHO COMMIT CRIMES WITH THEM.>>Ian: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS STEPPING IN TO HELP ONTARIO TO FIGHT ILLEGAL GUNS AND GANGS. OTTAWA ANNOUNCED $54 MILLION IN FUNDING OVER THREE YEARS. THE ANNOUNCEMENT FOLLOWS ANOTHER VIOLENT WEEKEND IN TORONTO, HIGHLIGHTED BY A GUN BATTLE IN THE STAY’S NORTH END WHERE 30 SHOTS WERE FIRED. THERE HAVE BEEN 285 SHOOTINGS IN TORONTO THIS YEAR. ON PACE TO EXCEED LAST YEAR’S RECORD OF 428.>>>AND POLICE IN MEXICO SAY THEY ARE INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF A 62-YEAR-OLD QUÉBEC MAN IN CANCUN AS A HOMICIDE. DANIEL LAVOIE WAS AN HONOURARY CONSUL IN MEXICO. HE RETIRED IN THE RESORT CITY OF CANCUN. HIS BODY WAS REPORTEDLY DISCOVERED BY A FRIEND WHO HADN’T BEEN ABLE TO REACH HIM FOR SOME TIME. MEXICO AUTHORITIES SAY THAT THERE WAS DEFINITE SIGNS OF VIOLENCE BUT THEY’RE NOT DISCUSSING A MOTIVE. GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA SAY THEY’RE OFFERING CONSULAR SUPPORT TO HIS FAMILY.>>>NEW INSIGHT INTO AN INVESTIGATION IN WINNIPEG THAT TURNED THE TABLES ON A MOTHER AND SON WHO THEY SAID THAT WERE VICTIMS OF HATE. THEY WENT FROM BEING OBJECTS OF PUBLIC SYMPATHY TO DEFENDANTS IN A CRIMINAL CASE. IN THIS CBC NEWS INVESTIGATION, CAROLINE BARGHOUT SHOWS US THE CRUCIAL EVIDENCE THAT CAST DOUBT ON THEIR VERSION OF EVENTS.>>Reporter: THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT OXANA BERENT AND HER SON MAXIM HAD GONE BACK INTO HER RESTAURANT SINCE THE NIGHT SHE THAT SAID THAT SHE’D BEEN ATTACKED AND LEFT UNCONSCIOUS ON THE FLOOR. HER BUSINESS TRASHED AND SPRAYPAINTED WITH ANTI-SEMETIC GRAFFITI.>>[indiscernible]>>IT’S OKAY.>>I WAS IN AN AMBULANCE.>>Reporter: OXANA CLAIMS THAT SHE HAD BEEN ALONE IN THE RESTAURANT WHEN AN INTRUDER CAME IN, GRABBED HER BY THE NECK FROM BEHIND AND CAUSED HER TO FAINT. PUBLIC SYMPATHY WAS SWIFT. PEOPLE MADE ONLINE DONATIONS. DAYS LATER WINNIPEG POLICE ACCUSED THE SUPPOSED VICTIMS OF STAGING THE HATE CRIME.>>I AM HUGELY DISAPPOINTED AND, FRANKLY, ANGRY THAT THIS FAMILY HAS USED HATE AND RACISM IN SUCH A DISINGENUOUS WAY.>>Reporter: IN RECENTLY RELEASED SEARCH WARRANTS POLICE SAY THAT THE STORY DIDN’T ADD UP UP. MAXIM TOLD INVESTIGATORS THAT HE AND HIS FATHER ALEXANDER HAD GONE TO HOME DEPOT THE NIGHT THAT HIS MOTHER’S BUSINESS WAS VANDALIZED. BUT COURT DOCUMENTS REVEAL THAT CLOSED CIRCUIT TV CAMERAS ON TRAFFIC LIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHED ALEXANDER DRIVING ALONE IN THE FAMILY’S CADILLAC. AND ONLY ALEXANDER WAS SPOTTED ENTERING AND LEAVING HOME DEPOT. THOUGH MAXIM SAID THAT HE’D BEEN THERE TOO. THIS SECURITY EXPERT SAYS THAT THE ELECTRONIC TRAIL MAKE ALLIES HARDER TO FABRICATE.>>TO LIE ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE IN PUBLIC NOWADAYS IS GETTING INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT.>>Reporter: THE SEARCH WARRANTS SAY THAT THE RESTAURANT HAD TWO CAMERAS BUT THEY WEREN’T SET UP TO RECORD. HOWEVER, THE SECURITY SYSTEM DID LOG EVERY TIME A DOOR OPENED OR CLOSED AND EACH SOUND OF BREAKING GLASS. AND NO ONE CAME OR LEFT DURING THE TIME THAT THE BERENTS SAY THEY WERE TARGETED. INVESTIGATORS WROTE THAT THEY BELIEVE THAT MAXIM STAYED AT THE RESTAURANT AND STAGED THE ROBBERY AND HATE CRIME WITH HIS MOTHER. AND THEY NOTED THAT THE FAMILY WAS IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE AND HAD BEEN RECENTLY COURT ORDERED TO PAY $230,000 IN UNPAID DEBTS. OXANA’S LAWYER SAYS THAT HIS CLIENT MAINTAINS HER INNOCENCE AND IS CONFIDENT THAT SHE’LL BE EXONERATED AT TRIAL.>>THE EVIDENCE THE POLICE ARE RELYING ON IS BEING DISPUTED AND THE TECHNOLOGY ISN’T ALWAYS RELIABLE.>>Reporter: MAXIM AND ALEXANDER’S LAWYERS DIDN’T WANT TO COMMENT. NONE OF THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE BERENTS HAVE BEEN PROVEN. THEY’RE DUE BACK IN COURT OCTOBER 3rd. CAROLINE BARGHOUT, CBC NEWS, WINNIPEG.>>Adrienne: AHEAD TONIGHT…>>>THE PLAN TO RELOCATE ONE OF THE BIGGEST CAPITAL CITIES IN THE WORLD.>>Ian: FIRST THOUGH, TAYLOR SWIFT’S SURPRISE CANADIAN COLLABORATION. (*)>>I COULD HEAR MY VOICE IN THE SONG. IT WAS EVEN BETTER. (*) (*) * MY MY MY * MY LOVER >>Ian: TAYLOR SWIFT HAS DONE IT AGAIN, HER SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM WAS RELEASED ON FRIDAY AND IT’S ALREADY BREAKING RECORDS. WITHIN 24 HOURS “LOVER” BECAME THE TOP-SELLING ALBUM OF THE YEAR IN THE U.S. AND HAD THE BIGGEST DEBUT IN THE HISTORY OF AMAZON MUSIC. SWIFT’S SUCCESS IS BEING CELEBRATED BY A TORONTO MUSIC SCHOOL. THEY SANG BACK-UP AND PLAYED INSTRUMENTS FOR THE TRACK “IT’S NICE TO HAVE A FRIEND” AND THEY DIDN’T DO IT FOR FREE. SHANNON MARTIN NOW ON HOW THE COLLABORATION CAME ABOUT.>>ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR… (*)>>AND IT’S JUST TWO CHORDS. (*) (*) COMPOSITIONS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE USED BY BIG ARTISTS BUT I DIDN’T REALLY EXPECT IT TO BE, LIKE, SO QUICKLY OR SOMEONE WITH SUCH A BIG NAME.>>Reporter: IT DOESN’T GET ANY BIGGER THAN TAYLOR SWIFT. * FRIENDS BE HOME (*)>>Reporter: THE SUPERSTAR’S LATEST SINGLE NOW FEATURES THE TALENT OF THE REGENT PARK SCHOOL OF MUSIC.>>YOU CAN HEAR MY VOICE IN THE SONG. IT WAS AN HONOUR. (*)>>THE FIRST TIME I HAVE HEARD IT IN A POP SONG.>>Reporter: AND IT’S YOU.>>YEAH, IT’S LIKE, ME.>>Reporter: THIS IS CRAZY.>>SHE DIDN’T REALLY CHANGE IT VERY MUCH SO I WAS REALLY HAPPY ABOUT THAT.>>Reporter: THEIR HAUNTING COMPILATION OF VOCALS AND INSTRUMENTS WAS CRAFTED MONTHS AGO WHEN GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING PRODUCER FRANK DUKES INVITED STUDENTS FROM REGENT PARK INTO HIS STUDIO. TOGETHER THEY HAVE CREATED A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND LIBRARY. AND ANYTIME THAT IT’S DOWNLOADED THE PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY BACK TO THEIR SCHOOL. GIVING MORE THAN 1,000 KIDS ACROSS THE CITY ACCESS TO MUSIC PROGRAMMING WHO OTHERWISE MIGHT HAVE GONE WITHOUT. (*) SWIFT IS THE FIRST ARTIST TO LEND HER SUPPORT.>>AND I PLAYED IT FOR HER AND SHE LOVED IT AND WE JUST DID IT WITH THE MUSIC. SHE LOVED IT BEFORE SHE KNEW THE STORY AND THEN SHE LOVED IT MORE ONCE SHE HEARD THE STORY.>>NOW OUR KIDS ARE SUPERHEROS WHICH IS KIND WHAT WE WANT TO DO FOR THE UNDERSERVED NEIGHBOURHOODS THAT WE WORK IN, IS TO ALLOW KIDS TO HAVE THAT VOICE, TO SHINE, AND TO THRIVE ON THIS NOW GLOBAL KIND OF LEVEL. BECAUSE WE’RE READY, AND OUR KIDS ARE THAT SPECIAL. AND, BOY, DOES THAT TRACK SHINE ON HER NEW RECORD.>>Reporter: AND THEY’RE ALREADY DREAMING ABOUT THEIR NEXT SUPERSTAR COLLABORATION. SHANNON MARTIN, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Ian: “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” REVEALED SOME OF ITS FALL LINEUP TODAY AND SWIFT WILL BE RETURNING AS A MUSICAL GUEST IN OCTOBER. ALSO RETURNING, COMEDIAN EDDIE MURPHY.>>* IT’S A GOOD DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD * * A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR A NEIGHBOUR * * WOULD YOU BE MINE * WOULD YOU BE MINE >>Ian: EDDIE MURPHY WAS A SERIES REGULAR BACK IN THE EARLY 1980s AND HE’S CREDITED FOR REVIVING THE SKETCH COMEDY SHOW THAT ASIDE FROM A BRIEF APPEARANCE FOR THE 40th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL HE HASN’T BEEN BACK TO HOST THE PROGRAMME SINCE HE LEFT 35 YEARS AGO. HIS RETURN SET TO AIR DECEMBER 21st.>>Adrienne: WHEN WE COME BACK…>>>THE BIG BUSINESS OF PROTECTING AMERICAN CLASSROOMS.>>THESE ARE OUR BALLISTIC PROOF AND TORNADO PROOF STORM SHELTERS.>>Reporter: THEY’RE SOLID.>>Adrienne: PROTECTING STUDENTS OR PROFITING FROM FEAR? PAUL HUNTER GOES IN-DEPTH NEXT. (*) (*)>>Adrienne: THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, A TIME TO SEND KIDS BACK TO CLASS WITH ALL OF THE ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES. AND IN THE U.S. FOR SOME THAT NOW INCLUDES ARMOUR PLATED PROTECTION.>>I NEVER THOUGHT THAT THE DAY WOULD COME WHEN MY CHILD GOES TO SCHOOL AND IS LIKE HE’S GOING TO WAR.>>Adrienne: BULLET PROOF BACKPACKS AND HOODIES ARE FLYING OFF OF STORE SHELVES. PARENTS SHOCKED BY RECENT MASS SHOOTINGS IN DAYTON AND EL PASO ARE FORKING OUT UP TO $500 U.S. FOR ANY EXTRA CHANCE TO KEEP THEIR KID SAFE. ACCORDING TO ONE DATABASE THAT TRACKS SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, THERE HAVE BEEN ALMOST 60 SEPARATE INCIDENTS OF GUNFIRE ON U.S. SCHOOL GROUNDS THIS YEAR ALONE, RESULTING IN 10 DEATHS AND DOZENS OF INJURIES. FED UP WITH WAITING FOR POLITICIANS TO ACT, EDUCATORS ARE TAKING SAFETY INTO THEIR OWN HANDS AND SPAWNING A MULTIBILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY ALL OF ITS OWN. HEADING INTO SUMMER OUR PAUL HUNTER GAVE US A CLOSE-UP LOOK AT WHAT IS ON OFFER. (*)>>Reporter: ON A RAINY MORNING IN THE SMALL TOWN OF HILLTON, OKLAHOMA, JUST NORTH OF THE TEXAS BORDER, SUMMER SCHOOL.>>HE WENT EIGHT TIMES WITHOUT STOPPING.>>Reporter: AND A LESSON THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH READING OR WRITING BUT EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THAT HEAVY-DUTY BLUE AND WHITE BOX SITTING AT THE BACK OF THE CLASS.>>CODE BLUE, CODE BLUE.>>Reporter: TO BE CLEAR IT’S JUST A DRILL. THERE’S NO EMERGENCY THIS TIME. THEIR SCHOOL IS IN A COUNTY WHERE TORNADOES TEND TO STRIKE. THE SHELTER IS TO PROTECT AGAINST THAT. BUT BY DESIGN IT’S ALSO TO PROTECT AGAINST THAT OTHER EVER GROWING WORRY IN ALL AMERICAN SCHOOLS — MASS SHOOTINGS. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT TERRY SHAW HEARD ABOUT THE SHELTERS FROM AN OLD SCHOOLMATE. HE GAVE US A VIDEO SHOWING HOW HE PUT IT TO THE TEST. (*) THAT’S HIM STEPPING INSIDE, ALONG WITH THE UTAH MAN WHO DESIGNED IT. WHILE OUTSIDE THEY LET HER RIP. IT WORKED SO WELL THAT SHAW BOUGHT SEVEN OF THEM. AT $30,000 A PIECE. HE LOVES THEM AND GAVE US A LOOK UPCLOSE.>>THESE ARE OUR BALLISTIC PROOF AND TORNADO PROOF STORM SHELTERS.>>Reporter: THEY’RE SOLID.>>YES.>>Reporter: THERE’S ROOM FOR MORE THAN 30 STUDENTS. AND THEY COME COMPLETE WITH CAMERAS ON THE OUTSIDE, MONITORS ON THE INSIDE AND A VENTILATION SYSTEM AND PEACE OF MIND FOR EVERYONE.>>WELL, THE FEEDBACK HAS BEEN WONDERFUL FROM PARENTS. IT’S THAT SENSE OF SECURITY KNOWING THAT THEIR KIDS ARE SAFE AT SCHOOL. IF THAT INEVITABLE EVENT HAPPENS WHERE A BAD GUY IS ON CAMPUS WE HAVE ALREADY TAKEN CARE OF THAT AND WE HAVE ALREADY PUT IN THE WORK TO HELP TO PROTECT AS MANY KIDS AS POSSIBLE.>>THIS IS COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL. THERE IS A STUNT HERE WITH A GUN GUN.>>Reporter: DON’T KID YOURSELF. SCHOOL SHOOTINGS IN THE U.S. REMAINS STATISTICALLY RARE.>>I THINK THAT THERE’S SOMEBODY SHOOTING IN HERE.>>Reporter: BUT THE PARTICULAR HORROR OF YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER FIRE HAS LEFT COUNTLESS PARENTS IN THIS COUNTRY EAGER FOR ANYTHING TO ENSURE THEIR KIDS’ SAFETY.>>A LOT OF BLOOD. PLEASE HELP.>>Reporter: WITH GUN LAWS HERE DEEMED UNLIKELY TO CHANGE ANYTIME SOON, AND WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES A SEPARATE FOCUS, AMERICAN SCHOOLS ARE FORTIFYING THEMSELVES. THE SCHOOL SECURITY INDUSTRY IN THIS COUNTRY IS NOW WORTH SOME $3 BILLION A YEAR. (*) IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, A GATHERING THIS SPRING FOR SOME OF THE BIGGEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD OF SECURITY. AT THE INTERNATIONAL SECURITY CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION, AMONG THE FASTEST GROWING SECTORS — SCHOOLS. FROM FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE AIMED AT IDENTIFYING ALL SCHOOL VISITORS TO EASY FIT DOOR STOPPERS, CHEAP AND SUPER STRONG, THE SHOW HAS IT ALL.>>WE CALL IT SMART SAFE.>>Reporter: TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. A BIOMETRICS PROTECTED GUN SAFE. TEACHERS WOULD NEED A PASS CARD AND THEIR FINGERPRINT TO GET INTO IT FOR DEFENSE AGAINST A BAD GUY WITH A GUN. HOW MANY BIOMETRIC SAFES PER SCHOOL?>>I WOULD THINK, DEPENDING ON THE WAY THAT THE COOL IS SITUATED, YOU WOULD HAVE MAYBE THREE.>>Reporter: LIKE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS?>>LIKE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER, YES.>>Reporter: OR HOW ABOUT AN EASY WAY TO UNLOCK SCHOOL DOORS? FOR THAT CREDIT THIS CANADIAN DEVELOPED SOFTWARE THAT CAN DO IT USING YOUR OWN CELLPHONE.>>WE’RE TRYING TO BRING THIS IDEA OF HOW DO YOU USE WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE AND RETROFIT IT TO INCREASE THE LEVEL OF SECURITY.>>Reporter: THEN THERE’S THIS — OF COURSE THAT’S NOT A REAL ASSAULT RIFLE, BUT IN THIS DEMONSTRATION IT QUICKLY CATCHES THE EYE OF CAMERAS WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.>>SEE, IT’S PICKING UP THE WEAPON AND THE ALERTS ARE POPPING DOWN THERE.>>Reporter: IT’S ALERTING 911 OR WHATEVER? WHERE DID THIS IDEA COME FROM?>>I SPENT 10 YEARS IN THE MILITARY AS A NAVY SEAL. AND MY WIFE IS A SCHOOLTEACHER. AND I GOT TIRED OF TURNING ON THE NEWS AND SEEING ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENTS ALMOST EVERY WEEK. IT’S DISGUSTING. AND THERE’S NOT A REALLY GOOD SOLUTION OUT THERE.>>Reporter: THE GOAL? TO STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS BEFORE THEY CAN EVEN BEGIN.>>ALL OF THESE THINGS THAT ARE IN HERE ARE TO MITIGATE THREATENING HUMAN BEHAVIOUR.>>Reporter: GUY GRACE KNOWS HIS STUFF ON THIS. HE LEADS THE GROUP “PARTNER ALLIANCE FOR SAFER SCHOOLS” AND IS HEAD OF SECURITY FOR A SCHOOL DISTRICT IN COLORADO.>>IF NOTHING IS DONE, WE WOULD HAVE MORE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS. WE WOULD HAVE MORE SUICIDES. WE WOULD HAVE MORE NEGATIVE ACTIONS TAKING PLACE ON THE CAMPUSES. SO IF WE DIDN’T DO THAT, IT WOULD BE TREMENDOUSLY A LOT WORSE THAN WHERE IT IS RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: THAT TALK GETS PUT INTO ACTION RIGHT HERE. IT’S THE SECURITY CONTROL ROOM IN GRACE’S SCHOOL DISTRICT IN COLORADO, COMPLETE WITH A WALL OF MONITORS, IT’S THE CUTTING EDGE IN U.S. SCHOOL SECURITY.>>THESE ARE MOTION SENSORS.>>Reporter: OVERSEEING THE 20 SCHOOLS IN THIS DISTRICT, GRACE’S TEAM HAS INSTALLED SOME 1,100 CAMERAS THROUGHOUT THOSE SCHOOLS. THEY CAN SPOT UNUSUAL ACTIVITY AUTOMATICALLY. HIS TEAM CAN WATCH, LISTEN IN, SEND ALERTS AND WITH THE FLICK OF A SWITCH LOCK DOORS ALMOST ANYWHERE.>>WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT THESE THINGS IS THAT DOWN THE ROAD THESE CAMERAS, AND IF SOMEBODY IS CARRYING A WEAPON OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THAT THAT CAN GIVE YOU AN ALERT BEFORE THEY EVEN GET INTO THE SCHOOL.>>Reporter: IF BY NOW YOU’RE THINKING THAT IT ALL SEEMS A LITTLE OVER THE TOP, CONSIDER THAT THERE WAS A SHOOTING AT THIS SCHOOL IN GRACE’S DISTRICT IN 2013, LEAVING TWO DEAD. AND ANOTHER AT THIS ONE JUST LAST MONTH, KILLING ONE, INJURING EIGHT. AND IN THE DISTRICT RIGHT NEXT DOOR, COLUMBINE, WHERE 20 YEARS AGO 13 STUDENTS WERE SHOT AND KILLED.>>ONE OF THE SHOOTERS RAN DOWN THE HALLWAY AND HE ACTUALLY POINTED A GUN, A SAWED OFF SHOTGUN IN MY DIRECTION, AND WAS SHOOTING.>>Reporter: THAT DAY IN 1999, LAUREN REESE WAS A STUDENT IN COLUMBINE. THEN JUST 15 YEARS OLD, SHE WAS BETWEEN CLASSES AND ON THE PHONE WITH HER MOM WHEN THE SHOOTING BEGAN.>>I SAID, MOMMY, SOMEONE BROUGHT A GUN TO SCHOOL. AND ALL SHE SAID WAS GO, RUN! AND SHE’S LIKE, I LOVE YOU, BYE.>>Reporter: NOW WITH TWO KIDS OF HER OWN SHE UNDERLINES THAT THIS COUNTRY HAS LITTLE CHOICE BUT TO STRENGTHEN ITS SCHOOLS.>>GUN LAWS AREN’T CHANGING AND REGARDLESS IF THERE’S A LAW IN PLACE OR NOT, IF SOMEONE WANTS TO GET A GUN, THEY’LL GET A GUN. WHETHER IT’S LEGALLY OR NOT. IN A SENSE, YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN NOW THAT WE HAVE TO PROTECT OUR KIDS.>>Reporter: STILL, CRITICS SAY THAT A LOT OF THE GADGETRY IS DRIVEN BY THE SECURITY INDUSTRY ITSELF, PUSHING FEAR TO MAKE A BUCK. BUT MANY OTHERS COUNTER THAT IN TODAY’S AMERICA THE FACT IS THAT YOU’VE GOTTA DO SOMETHING.>>WHAT ABOUT THIS…>>Reporter: SO AT ANOTHER SCHOOL IN GUY GRACE’S DISTRICT, WHERE TEACHERS’ DESKS COME EQUIPPED WITH HIDDEN ALARM BUTTONS, A GROUP OF YOUNG STUDENTS ARE ON A SAFETY REFRESHER COURSE.>>EVEN IF YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE, YOU DON’T LET ANYBODY INTO THE BUILDING, OKAY?>>Reporter: A KEY PART OF EVERYTHING, ENSURING THAT CLASSROOMS DON’T FEEL LIKE PRISONS.>>THE NEXT PERSON THAT WALKS THROUGH, LOCK THE DOOR.>>Reporter: IN A NEARBY HALLWAY SIMPLE DRILLS PROMOTE MUSCLE MEMORY.>>PUSH THE DOOR AND LOCK IT. UNLOCK IT. GOOD JOB.>>Reporter: AND FOR THOSE TIMES WHEN A SHOOTER THREATENS, RARE AS THAT MIGHT BE, THEY EMPHASIZE –>>LOCKDOWN. LOCKDOWN.>>Reporter: THEY LEARN TO RUN AND TO HIDE WHEREVER, HOWEVER, BEHIND ANYTHING AND TO QUICKLY TO STAY ALIVE. REMEMBER THAT THESE ARE ALL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS.>>WE’RE GIVING THEM SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, THAT MAYBE IS AS SIMPLE AS HECK OR WHATEVER, BUT IT’S GIVING THEM SOME CONFIDENCE TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY’RE NOT LIVING IN FEAR.>>THAT WAS NOT MY PLAN.>>Reporter: BACK IN OKLAHOMA, WHERE WHEN THEY’RE NOT IN USE THOSE SHELTERS DOUBLE AS QUIET SPACES FOR STUDY, RESIGNATION MIXES WITH RESOLVE.>>I HATE THE FACT THAT OUR SOCIETY IS AT THAT POINT, BUT THAT’S WHERE WE’RE AT. SO WHEN YOU’RE FACED WITH A PROBLEM, I THINK THAT IT’S OUR JOB AS PARENTS AND ADMINISTRATORS AND HUMANS TO DEAL WITH THAT PROBLEM. YOU DON’T WANT TO BE THAT SCHOOL THAT WASN’T PREPARED. I THINK THAT WE NEED TO BE THAT SCHOOL THAT IS MOVING FORWARD IN PREPARATION TO HELP TO PROTECT OUR KIDS. JOB AS PARENTS AND ADMINISTRATORS AND HUMANS TO DEAL WITH THAT PROBLEM. YOU DON’T WANT TO BE THAT SCHOOL THAT WASN’T PREPARED. I THINK THAT WE NEED TO BE THAT SCHOOL THAT IS MOVING FORWARD IN PREPARATION TO HELP TO PROTECT OUR KIDS.>>Reporter: A SOBERING RESPONSE TO A CHALLENGE, SAY ALL, THAT NOW DEMANDS IT. PAUL HUNTER, CBC NEWS, OKLAHOMA.>>Ian: UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL”… YOU’LL MEET A COUPLE HUNDRED CITY WORKERS IN EDMONTON.>>I LISTENED TO THE WAY THAT YOU TALKED TO THE GOATS. IT ALMOST SOUNDS LIKE THEY’RE TODDLERS.>>I ALWAYS SAY LIKE IT FEELS THAT I HAVE A HUNDRED TODDLERS.>>Ian: WE’LL REVISIT A UNIQUE FIX TO A PERENNIAL PROBLEM NEXT. (*)>>Adrienne: BUT FIRST… (*)>>”IN CASE YOU MISSED IT” AFTER DECADES OF PONDERING THE MOVE DECADES OF PONDERING THE MOVE IT’S NOW OFFICIAL. INDONESIA’S CAPITAL IS MOVING. INDONESIA’S CAPITAL IS MOVING. JAKARTA IS TEEMING WITH PEOPLE AND TRAFFIC AND PROBLEMS. IT’S A FINANCIAL, POLITICAL AND TRADE HUB THAT’S HOME TO 10 MILLION RESIDENTS, 30 MILLION IF YOU COUNT THE GREATER METROPOLITAN AREA. BUT IT’S ALSO FLOOD PRONE, POLLUTED, AND SINKING AS THE CONTAMINATED GROUNDWATER IT SITS ON IS PUMPED OUT FOR RESIDENTS TO USE. SO IT’S TIME THE PRESIDENT SAYS FOR THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT TO JUST LEAVE FOR MORE SOLID, SAFER GROUND ON BORNEO ISLAND.>>[speaking foreign language]>>Adrienne: THE PLACE HAS MINIMAL RISKS OF NATURAL DISASTERS, HE SAYS. IT’S CLOSE TO OTHER DEVELOPED CITIES. IT’S KNOWN MOSTLY FOR ITS RAINFOREST AND ORANGUTAN. IT’S ACROSS THE JAVA SEA FROM JAKARTA. THE NEW CAPITAL DOESN’T YET HAVE A NAME BUT THE FACT THAT IT’S NOT ON JAVA ISLAND WITH JAKARTA IS NO MISTAKE. MOST OF THE COUNTRY’S POPULATION AND WEALTH LIVES ON JAVA ISLAND. THE PRESIDENT SAYS THAT IT’S ABOUT TIME THEY SPREAD THAT AROUND. (* (*)>>Ian: WELCOME BACK. WE’RE FOLLOWING SEVERAL OTHER STORIES TONIGHT, INCLUDING A DEVELOPMENT OUT OF HONG KONG WHERE IT’S NOW TUESDAY MORNING AND THE EMBATTLED LEADER CARRIE LAM IS ADDRESSING THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE SUNDAY’S VIOLENT PROTESTS.>>IF VIOLENCE CONTINUES, THE ONLY THING THAT WE SHOULD DO IS TO STAMP OUT THAT VIOLENCE THROUGH LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS.>>Ian: LAM’S COMMENT COMES TWO DAYS AFTER ANTI-GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATIONS ESCALATED. THE CITY SAW ONE OF ITS MOST VIOLENT NIGHTS ON SUNDAY AS HONG KONG POLICE FIRED WATER CANNONS AND TEAR GAS IN CLASHES WITH THE PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS.>>HOW ARE YOU DOING, SIR?>>REALLY GOOD.>>Ian: THE FORMER HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER ENTERING A PLEA OF NOT GUILTY. THE NEW INDICTMENT ALLOWS JURORS TO HEAR FROM “THE SOPRANOS” ACTOR ANNABELLA SCIORRA WHO SAYS THAT WEINSTEIN RAPED HER IN 1993. HE’S PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO THREE OTHER CHARGES INCLUDING RAPE AND PREDATORY SEXUAL ASSAULT.>>>RESIDENTS IN BARBADOS WORKED TO SHORE UP BUILDINGS AND STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES AS TROPICAL STORM DORIAN BEARS DOWN ON THE SMALL CARIBBEAN ISLAND. THE STORM IS GATHERING STRENGTH AS IT MOVES ACROSS THE ATLANTIC AND IT COULD TURN INTO A HURRICANE IN THE COMING DAYS. IT WILL AFFECT SEVERAL CARIBBEAN ISLANDS INCLUDING PUERTO RICO, WHERE RESIDENTS ARE STILL GRAPPLING WITH THE DEVASTATION LEFT BY HURRICANE MARIA TWO YEARS AGO.>>>IF YOU HAVE A GARDEN YOU KNOW HOW TOUGH IT CAN BE TO KEEP THE WEEDS AT BAY, ESPECIALLY IN THE SUMMERTIME. IN EDMONTON OFFICIALS HAVE SWAPPED HERBICIDE AND MOWERS FOR A MORE NATURAL APPROACH — A HERD OF GOATS. THE BLEAT AND EAT WEED WHACKERS ARE THE KEY FIGURES IN A PRIELT PROJECT TO CONTROL NOXIOUS PLANTS IN THE LOCAL PARK. LATE LAST FALL OUR ANDREW CHANG WENT TO SEE THEM AT WORK. (*)>>Andrew: THIS IS JANETTE HALL. AND THESE –>>I THINK WE SHOULD JUST MAKE A BIGGER SECTION AND GIVE US TIME TO GET IT UP FIRST.>>Andrew: ARE JANETTE’S ELECTRIC FENCES.>>THEY ARE USED MORE FOR PEOPLE TO KEEP THE CROWDS BACK.>>Andrew: SHE DOESN’T PLAN TO TURN THE FENCES ON, MIND YOU, BUT SHE IS GOING TO WAR. SO THIS IS FOR REAL? YOU’VE GOT A TRUCK FULL OF –>>ALMOST 40 GOATS.>>Andrew: AND HOW HUNGRY ARE THEY RIGHT NOW?>>THEY’RE SUPER HUNGRY.>>Andrew: THEY MAY NOT LOOK THE PART BUT THINK OF THESE GOATS AS AN ARMY, ONE THAT MARCHES ON ITS STOMACH. AND IN A PLACE LIKE THIS, THAT IS A VERY USEFUL THING.>>THAT’S EVERYBODY.>>Andrew: THIS IS RUNDLE PARK. IT’S A DUMP, LITERALLY, BUILT — ON A GARBAGE DUMP, THAT’S WHY IT’S SO HILLY. BUT IT’S WHAT IS ABOVE GROUND THAT HAS BECOME A PROBLEM. YOU SEE, THE PARK HAS BEEN INVADED BY YELLOW TODAY FALX, AND CANADIAN THISTLE IT’S INVADED BY CANADIAN THISTLE AND COMMON PANSY AND DON’T GET JANETTE STARTED ON LEAFY SPURGE.>>SEE THAT MILKY SAP THAT CAME OUT THERE? THAT IS AN IRRITANT TO SKIN.>>Andrew: THESE NOXIOUS WEEDS ARE EVERYWHERE AND THEY’RE CHOKING OUT THE NATURAL PLANT LIFE. THEY’RE TOXIC TO MOST ANIMALS TOO. AND THE CITY HAS TRIED TO PULL THEM OUT BY HAND BUT THAT’S TOO LABOUR INTENSIVE. AND USING AN HERBICIDE, THAT LITERALLY POISONS THE PARK. AND BESIDES, THE WEEDS HERE HAVE BECOME RESISTANT.>>SO RUNDLE PARK HAD A HISTORY OF BEING SPRAYED WITH HURRICANE — HERBICIDES AND THE WEEDS WERE STILL ABUNDANT AND HIGH.>>Andrew: SO BRING IN THE CITY’S GOAT COORDINATOR. THAT’S AN UNUSUAL JOB DESCRIPTION.>>YES, I AGREE.>>Andrew: JOY LECAN OVERSEES THE PROGRAMME THAT IS PAYING JANETTE’S GOAT COMPANY CLOSE TO $100,000 FOR THREE SEASONS OF WORK OVER THREE YEARS. IT’S A PILOT PROJECT TO SEE IF GOATS ARE AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO CONTROL WEEDS LONG TERM. SO THIS IS A GOOD THING THAT YOU CAN ONLY FIND ONE OF THESE?>>WHEN WE FIRST ARRIVED TO THIS PARK THIS PARK WAS YELLOW BECAUSE IT WAS COVERED IN THIS FLOWER.>>Andrew: BUT HERE’S THE THING ABOUT WEEDS — THEY DON’T TEND TO STAY DOWN VERY LONG. DON’T THEY JUST GROW BACK AFTER THE GOATS EAT IT?>>WE WANT TO SEE IT COME BACK IN WITH A VENGEANCE. THAT MEANS THAT WE’VE STRESSED IT AND IT’S TRYING REALLY HARD TO REPRODUCE. AND SO WE’RE STARVING THE ROOT AND DEPLETING THE SUGAR STORES IN THE ROOT BASE.>>Andrew: KEEP CUTTING THEM DOWN BEFORE THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO SPREAD THEIR SEEDS AND YOU CAN EVENTUALLY BEAT THEM, BUT IT’S A LONG GAME. BECAUSE EACH WEED HAS ITS OWN UNIQUE LIFE CYCLE. THEY’RE ALL DIFFERENT.>>I’M WATCHING THE GROUP AT THE TOP AND WE DON’T WANT THEM TO TOUCH THE SAPLINGS THAT WERE NILE PLANTED. SO I’LL GIVE THEM A COMMAND. GET BACK! LAY DOWN!>>Andrew: THE GOATS ARE ACTUALLY TRAINED TO PREFER SPECIFIC WEEDS AND IT’S DONE RIGHT FROM BIRTH, THE SAME WAY THAT YOU’D TRAIN ANY ANIMAL, REALLY, REPETITION AND POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT. THEY’RE LIKE DOGS THAT WAY.>>HEY, PEA.>>Andrew: I LISTEN TO THE WAY THAT YOU TALK TO THE GOATS AND IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU’RE TALKING TO TODDLERS.>>YES, I ALWAYS SAY THAT IT FEELS LIKE I HAVE A HUNDRED TODDLERS. GOOD BOY, THAT WILL DO.>>Andrew: DAY ONE IS A LONG DAY, BUT BY THE END OF IT CANADIAN THISTLE IS ON THE RETREAT AND THE GOATS ARE BACK IN THEIR PEN AND LEAFY SPLURGE IS NEXT ON THE HIT LIST. SO WE’RE ON DAY TWO OF US VISITING YOU AND THE OPERATION. HOW’S YOUR NIGHT LAST NIGHT?>>OUR NIGHT WAS GREAT AND WE’RE SLEEPING HERE IN THE SNOW WITH THE GOATS IN -3°, IT WASN’T THAT BAD. AND WE’RE READY TO GET WORKING.>>Andrew: THIS IS A 24-AN-HOUR-A-DAY JOB. PROTECTING THE HERD IS A BIG REASON WHY. GOATS HAVE ALL KINDS OF NATURAL PREDATORS, BUT, FORTUNATELY, JANETTE HAS A BIG TEAM, SEVERAL GOAT HERDERS, ACTUALLY. THEY OFTEN WORK IN PAIRS. THIS IS DAN VANDENBERG AND HE WAS HELPING EARLIER WITH THE ELECTRIC FENCING. HE AND JANETTE WILL BE ON THE MOVE FOR ABOUT SIX HOURS STRAIGHT TODAY.>>HEY, JANETTE IS EVERYTHING OKAY UP THERE?>>Andrew: BUT EARLY ON THERE’S ALREADY A PROBLEM. THE GOATS ARE GETTING SEPARATED. DAN’S GOATS IN FRONT ARE MOVING TOO QUICKLY.>>THEY FOLLOW EACH OTHER LIKE ANTS AND THEY HAVE TO SEE THEIR PERSON IN FRONT OF THEM.>>Andrew: THERE’S STRAGGLERS ON THE ROAD AND THEY’RE TRYING TO GET THEM ALL DOWN THERE BUT IT’S NOT EASY.>>THEY’RE ALL SEALING MY FRUSTRATION WITH MY HUSBAND TODAY.>>Andrew: DID I MENTION THAT JANETTE AND DAN ARE MARRIED?>>WHEN IT’S ONE LONELY GOAT ON THEIR OWN, IT’S ONE THING BUT WHEN THERE’S MORE IT’S MUCH HARDER AND THEY’RE HARDER TO HERD.>>Andrew: THERE IS ANOTHER BENEFIT TO THE WORK BEING DONE HERE, ONE THAT DOESN’T ACTUALLY INVOLVE WEEDS AT ALL.>>I WOULD SAY THAT 20% OF THE CALLS THAT I’M GETTING ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT A FUEL LOAD AROUND THEIR HOMES OR BUSINESSES.>>Andrew: FUEL FOR FIRE.>>GOATS CAN CLEAR UP TO SIX FEET AND THEY EAT THE DRY DEAD LITTER THAT’S ON THE GROUND, THE GOATS CAN KIND OF HELP TO CLEAR THAT AWAY, SO THAT WE DON’T HAVE FIRE JUMPING FROM THE GROUND TO THE CROWN, SO UP THE TREES.>>Andrew: BY THE END OF THE WEEK, JANETTE’S GOATS WOULD HAVE CLEARED OUT HUGE SWATHS OF THIS PARK AND JANETTE’S WORK IS BEING CLOSELY MONITORED BY A NEARBY AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. EVERYONE AGREES THEY CAN ALREADY SEE A DIFFERENCE BUT THE CITY WANTS TO KNOW IF THE SCIENCE BACKS THAT UP. THE PROGRAMME WRAPS NEXT YEAR. ONLY THEN WILL THEY KNOW IF THESE GOATS HAVE THESE WEEDS ON THE RUN. BUT MOST PEOPLE WILL NEVER EVEN KNOW THEY WERE HERE. ANDREW CHANG, CBC NEWS, EDMONTON.>>Ian: AND THE GOAT HERDER IS DUE TO RETURN TO THE PARK NEXT MONTH FOR ONE LAST GRAZE. AS ANDREW MENTIONED, RESEARCHERS PLAN TO RELEASE THE RESULTS OF THEIR PILOT PROJECT SOME TIME NEXT YEAR.>>Adrienne: OKAY, UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” THE “MOMENT,” AND IT’S DECADES IN THE MAKING.>>YES, SIR, WHERE YOU TO? WHAT TIME WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PICKED UP?>>Adrienne: HE’S DISPATCHED MILLIONS OF TAXIS IN ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, HIS RETIREMENT AND HIS SIGNATURE GREETING RIGHT AFTER THE BREAK. (*)>>Adrienne: IF YOU’VE BEEN IN ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, AND YOU HAVE CALLED A CAB THERE’S A VERY GOOD CHANCE THAT YOU HAD A CHAT WITH RODNEY DUNN. THAT’S BECAUSE RODNEY HAS BEEN ANSWERING THE PHONE AT JIFFY CABS FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS AND HE’S BEEN DOING IT WITH HIS OWN SORT OF SIGNATURE SALUTATION. BUT THIS WEEKEND HE FINISHED HIS FINAL SHIFT DISPATCHING TAXIS. HIS RETIREMENT IS TONIGHT’S “MOMENT.”>>YES, SIR, WHERE YOU TO? WHAT TIME WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PICKED UP?>>I PUT THAT AT 11.7 MILLION CALLS THAT HE’S TAKEN WHERE HE’S SAID, JIFFY CABS, JIFFY CABS, JIFFY CABS.>>TO THE AIRPORT? YES, NO PROBLEM, SIR. THE MAIN ISSUE FOR ME IS LOOKING AFTER THE CUSTOMERS. WHEN THE CUSTOMERS GETS LOOKED AFTER ALL THE TIME. THAT’S THE MAIN THING.>>I THINK THAT IT’S INGRAINED HERE IN THE PROVINCE THAT IT’S JUST PART OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR FOLKLORE.>>ALL OF THE YEARS AND YEARS OF DISPATCHING CABS TO US.>>PEOPLE CALLS UP AND SAYS I’M ONLY GOING AROUND THE CORNER AND I’M SORRY FOR CALLING YOU. I AM GLAD THAT YOU CALLED US BECAUSE YOU’RE KEEPING ME IN A JOB. EXCUSE ME. I DON’T KNOW WHERE THAT CAME FROM.>>CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RETIREMENT.>>Adrienne: I LOVE THAT GUY. SO RODNEY, IF YOU DO THE MATH, APPARENTLY HE THINKS THAT HE TOOK 900 CALLS EVERY SINGLE DAY. PEOPLE ARE MOVING AROUND A LOOT IN ST. JOHN’S. ALSO HE COMES BY THIS HONESTLY. HIS FATHER DROVE AS DID HIS GRANDFATHER DRIVE A CAB.>>Ian: THIS IS ONLY A QUASI RETIREMENT, HE’S HANGING UP THE MICROPHONE OR THE PHONE OR SOMETHING, BUT HE’LL STILL DRIVE TWO DAYS A WEEK. HE SAYS, LISTEN, YOU CAN’T CALL HIM, ESPECIALLY THE DRIVER, IT WILL BE A BIT OF A LOTTERY IF YOU WANT TO HAVE THE MOST FAMOUS FORMER DISPATCHER. BUT, YOU KNOW, ADRIENNE, I WAS ALSO THINKING THIS IS SUCH A GREAT COMMUNITY STORY. AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY THERE’S STORE CLERKS AND CROSSING GUARDS AND COFFEE MAKERS THAT ARE CELEBRITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES SO MAYBE PEOPLE SHOULD TWEET US ABOUT THEM AND THEY CAN HAVE THEIR OWN “MOMENT.”>>>THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR AUGUST 26th. GOODNIGHT.>>Adrienne: GOODNIGHT.

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