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The National for January 4, 2019 — Flu Numbers, Food Guide Worries, Political Fashion

November 9, 2019


>>>ON THIS FRIDAY NIGHT.>>WE’RE BREAKING RECORDS FOR THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS COMING IN WITH FLU-LIKE ILLNESSES.>>FLU SEASON STRIKES WITH A VENGEANCE. WHAT’S BEHIND THE SURGE IN CASES, AND WHO IS MOST AT RISK?>>>WE’RE GOING IN THERE AND TEACH THEM — [ CHEERING ]>>A ROOKIE LAWMAKER SPARKS A DEBATE ON DECORUM AND POLITICAL STRATEGY. WHY IMPEACHMENT IS DIVIDING DEMOCRATS. [ CHEERING ]>>>AND DEFYING EXPECTATIONS.>>I THINK I DID THE IMPOSSIBLE.>>A CANADIAN TEEN UPSETS TENNIS SUPERSTAR VENUS WILLIAMS. EVEN HER FAMILY IS FLOORED.>>THAT’S MAYBE I’M DREAMING.>>THE RISING STAR’S INCREDIBLE RUN. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.”>>>IT’S SHAPING UP TO BE A PARTICULARLY BRUTAL FLU SEASON IN CANADA. NOW, OF COURSE, THE FLU CAN BE MORE THAN JUST UNPLEASANT. IT CAN BE DANGEROUS AND EVEN DEADLY. WELL, NEW NUMBERS ARE OUT TODAY, AND THE NUMBER OF CASES HAS GONE THROUGH THE ROOF. ONE PARTICULAR STRAIN IS DOING MOST OF THE DAMAGE. SO FAR THIS FLU SEASON, THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 13,000 LAB CONFIRMED CASES IN CANADA. 11,000 OF THOSE WERE VARIATIONS OF INFLUENZA A WITH H1N1 AS THE DOMINANT STRAIN. IT’S A BIG JUMP IN CASES, NEARLY 50% OVER LAST YEAR WITH TWO-THIRDS OF THEM HITTING YOUNG, OTHERWISE HEALTHY ADULTS, THOSE WHO MIGHT NOT THINK THEY’RE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE. THAT’S HOW H1N1 TENDS TO OPERATE. ALREADY, 24 CANADIANS HAVE DIED. NOW, HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO GET THE FLU SHOT, FAR FROM IT. THERE’S STILL MONTHS LEFT IN THE SEASON. WHAT’S MORE, THIS YEAR’S VACCINE IS PROVING MORE EFFECTIVE THAN IN YEARS PAST. THAT IS WELCOME NEWS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED BY THE VIRUS IN THE WORST POSSIBLE WAY.>>THERE’S JUDE WITH HIS CRACKERS.>>Reporter: THE FLU SEASON IS AN UNUSUALLY PAINFUL TIME OF THE YEAR FOR JILL PROMOLI. IN 2016, HER LITTLE BOY JUDE DIED FROM THE FLU, EVEN THOUGH HE HAD BEEN VACCINATED A FEW MONTHS EARLIER.>>STILL WHEN WE GET TO THIS POINT EVERY YEAR, IT’S STRESSFUL ALL OVER AGAIN AND JUST REALLY SAD BECAUSE I KNOW THERE ARE GOING TO BE THOUSANDS OF MORE FAMILIES LIKE MINE WHERE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LOSE THEIR LIVES AND THEIR LOVED ONES FROM THIS PREVENTABLE DISEASE.>>Reporter: HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY IT’S RARE FOR PEOPLE TO DIE FROM INFECTIOUS DISEASES THEY’VE BEEN VACCINATED AGAINST. STILL, PROMOLI SAYS SHE HAS FAITH IN THE FLU SHOT AND HAS SPENT THE LAST FEW YEARS ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO GET VACCINATED.>>IT IS OUR BEST FIRST OFFENCE. WE KNOW IT’S COMING.>>Reporter: THE NUMBER OF FLU CASES CONTINUES TO GROW IN THIS COUNTRY, LIKELY BECAUSE THE FLU SEASON STARTED EARLIER THAN USUAL. THIS YEAR’S STRAIN, H1N1, IS ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS FOR CHILDREN. KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 4 HAVE THE HIGHEST HOSPITALIZATION RATE.>>CERTAINLY WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF KIDS, MORE THAN USUAL, COMING IN WITH QUITE SIGNIFICANT, QUITE SEVERE FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS.>>Reporter: IT’S THE WORST FLU SEASON IN NEW BRUNSWICK IN ALMOST A DECADE. MANY OF THE NEARLY 600 CASES THERE HAVE BEEN CHILDREN.>>WE’RE ALSO SEEING THE H1N1 THIS YEAR AFFECTING YOUNG TO MIDDLE-AGED ADULTS WHO HAVE CHRONIC DISEASES. SO THAT’S A POPULATION THAT WE REALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE ARE GETTING THEIR FLU SHOTS.>>ALL DONE.>>Reporter: TO PARENTS WONDERING IF IT’S ALREADY TOO LATE TO GET THEMSELVES OR THEIR KIDS VACCINATED, DR. FLANDERS SAYS IT’S NEVER TOO LATE.>>IF YOU’RE SICK WITH FLU SYMPTOMS, STAY HOME. WASH YOUR HANDS ROUTINELY.>>YOUR DREAMS ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU, JUST WAITING.>>Reporter: A MESSAGE THIS MOTHER IS MORE THAN HAPPY TO SPREAD OVER AND OVER AGAIN. CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>>TURNING NOW TO THE UNITED STATES. IT’S BEEN JUST TWO DAYS SINCE THE DEMOCRATS TOOK CONTROL OF THE HOUSE, DIVIDING THE GOVERNMENT, AND ALREADY BOTH SIDES ARE DIGGING IN. THE ISSUES DIVIDING DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ARE AS FAMILIAR AS THEY ARE IRRECONCILABLE, AT LEAST RIGHT NOW. BUT AS STEVEN D’SOUZA TELLS US, WHILE THE PRESIDENT ISN’T IN THE MOOD TO BEND, HE IS IN THE MOOD TO TALK.>>President Donald Trump: I’M VERY PROUD OF DOING WHAT I’M DOING. I DON’T CALL IT A SHUTDOWN. I CALL IT DOING WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO FOR THE BENEFIT AND FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR COUNTRY.>>Reporter: IF THERE WAS ANY DOUBT THAT THE WALL MATTERS TO DONALD TRUMP, CONSIDER FOR THREE DAYS IN A ROW, HE’S GONE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS TO TALK ABOUT IT.>>President Donald Trump: THIS IS NATIONAL SECURITY WE’RE TALKING ABOUT. WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT GAMES.>>Reporter: TRUMP CALLED THIS HASTILY ARRANGED PRESS CONFERENCE AFTER HIS SECOND MEETING THIS WEEK WITH DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP WHERE BOTH SIDES REFUSED TO BUDGE.>>WE RECOGNIZE ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE THAT WE REALLY CANNOT RESOLVE THIS UNTIL WE OPEN UP GOVERNMENT, AND WE MADE THAT VERY CLEAR TO THE PRESIDENT.>>Reporter: TRUMP THREATENED TO KEEP THE SHUTDOWN GOING FOR MONTHS, POSSIBLY YEARS, EVEN WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF GOVERNMENT WORKERS OFF THE JOB WITH NO CHECK. HE EVEN CLAIMED, WITH NO EVIDENCE, THAT THOSE SAME FEDERAL WORKERS HAVE HIS BACK. CERTAINLY THEY’RE
NOT THRILLED, BUT THEY SAY, SIR, DO THE RIGHT THING. WE NEED BORDER SECURITY.>>Reporter: JUST ONE OF THE MANY QUESTIONABLE STATEMENTS DURING AN HOUR-LONG BACK AND FORTH.>>President Donald Trump: WE HAVE TERRORISTS COMING THROUGH THE SOUTHERN BORDER BECAUSE THEY FIND THAT’S PROBABLY THE EASIEST PLACE TO COME THROUGH. THEY DRIVE RIGHT IN AND MAKE A LEFT. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.>>Reporter: LAST NIGHT, DEMOCRATS USED THEIR NEWLY GAINED CONTROL IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO PASS LEGISLATION TO GET THE GOVERNMENT RUNNING.>>THE DEAL IS PASSED.>>Reporter: LARGELY SYMBOLIC, GIVEN THAT IT HAD NO MONEY FOR A BORDER WALL.>>President Donald Trump: I’M THE PRESIDENT OF THIS COUNTRY.>>Reporter: TODAY TRUMP SAID IF HE WANTED TO, HE COULD USE EXECUTIVE POWER AND BYPASS CONGRESS ALTOGETHER.>>President Donald Trump: I MAY DO IT. I MAY DO IT. BUT WE CAN CALL A NATIONAL EMERGENCY AND BUILD IT VERY QUICKLY, AND IT’S ANOTHER WAY OF DOING IT.>>Reporter: TRUMP, THOUGH, SAYS HE PREFERS A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT. SO HE’S ASKED TOP STAFFERS FROM BOTH SIDES TO MEET OVER THE WEEKEND. BUT CONSIDERING HOW ENTRENCHED THE STAND-OFF IS, THE SHUTDOWN SEEMS POISED TO DRAG ON. STEVEN D’SOUZA, CBC NEWS, NEW YORK.>>>TRUMP’S COMMENTS WERE NOT LIMITED TO THE SHUTDOWN OR THE WALL. HE WEIGHED IN ON A ROOKIE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN WHO USED A VULGAR TERM IN PUBLICLY SUPPORTING HIS IMPEACHMENT.>>President Donald Trump: I THOUGHT HER COMMENTS WERE DISGRACEFUL. THIS IS A PERSON THAT I DON’T KNOW. I ASSUME SHE’S NEW. I THINK SHE DISHONORED HERSELF, AND I THINK SHE DISHONORED HER FAMILY.>>HE’S TALKING ABOUT NEW MICHIGAN CONGRESSWOMAN, RASHID TLAIB, WHO AT A PARTY LAST NIGHT SAID THIS.>>BULLIES DON’T WIN, AND MAYBE THEY DON’T BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO GO IN THERE AND IMPEACH — [ CHEERING ]>>SHE HASN’T APOLOGIZED AND IS TAKING HARSH CRITICISM, INCLUDING FROM HER OWN PARTY.>>SHE’S ONE MEMBER. I HAVE SAID THAT I THINK IMPEACHMENT WOULD TEAR THIS COUNTRY APART.>>THE DEMOCRATIC LEADER DIDN’T SEEM PARTICULARLY OFFENDED.>>I’M NOT IN THE CENSORSHIP. BUSINESS. IT’S NOT ANYTHING WORSE THAN WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID.>>NOT THAT SHE SHARES HER ENTHUSIASM WITH IMPEACHMENT.>>WE HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE MUELLER REPORT. WE SHOULDN’T BE IMPEACHING FOR A POLITICAL REASON.>>THAT HAS BEEN PELOSI’S VERY CAREFUL POSITION FOR SOME TIME NOW, AS MANY SENIOR DEMOCRATS WORRY IMPEACHMENT COULD HURT THEIR CHANCES IN 2020. BUT WITH A HOST OF NEW PROGRESSIVE MEMBERS IN THE HOUSE, EAGER TO FLEX THEIR POLITICAL MUSCLE, SHE MAY HAVE A HARD TIME KEEPING IMPEACHMENT ON THE BACK BURNER.>>>TO ONTARIO NOW WHERE THE GOVERNMENT TRIED TO GET RID OF CARDING MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO. THAT’S THE POLICE PRACTICE OF STOPPING PEOPLE TO ASK FOR ID WITHOUT ANY EVIDENCE THEY’RE DOING ANYTHING ILLEGAL. BLACK AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WERE BEING DISPROPORTIONATELY TARGETED. A JUDICIAL REVIEW CONCLUDED CARDING WAS NEVER AN EFFECTIVE POLICING TOOL, AND TODAY, THE JUDGE WHO WROTE IT SPOKE PUBLICLY ABOUT WHEN POLICE SHOULD AND SHOULD NOT BE STOPPING PEOPLE THEY CONSIDER SUSPICIOUS. RON CHARLES HAS OUR STORY.>>Reporter: FOR ASANTE HAUGHTON, RANDOM POLICE CHECKS WERE ANYTHING BUT ARBITRARY. HE FEELS POLICE HAVE SINGLED HIM OUT SINCE THE AGE OF 13 BECAUSE OF HIS RACE.>>IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WOULD OFTEN HAPPEN TO ME WHEN I WAS WALKING TO AND FROM SCHOOL, THAT SORT OF THING. SOMETIMES OUTSIDE MY HOUSE WHERE I WAS GROWING UP, I WOULD BE STOPPED BY OFFICERS AND THEY WOULD ASK WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? WHO ARE YOU? YOUR NAME. THEY WOULD BE VERY CONFRONTATIONAL.>>Reporter: THAT’S WHY IN 2016, ONTARIO BROUGHT IN REGULATIONS THAT ALL BUT BAN CARDING.>>STREET CHECKS WERE SEEN TO BE A MANIFESTATION OF RACIAL PROFILING.>>Reporter: TODAY, THE ONTARIO APPEAL COURT JUDGE ASSIGNED TO REVIEW THE REGULATIONS SAID THEY ARE UNNECESSARILY CONFUSING, BUT ENDING CARDING WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.>>I FOUND THAT RANDOM CARDING HAD A VERY MINIMAL ROLE IN DETECTING OR DETERRING OFFENDERS OR REDUCING CRIME.>>Reporter: TULLOCH’S HEARD PEOPLE TRY TO MAKE A LINK BETWEEN THE BAN ON RANDOM POLICE CHECKS AND LAST YEAR’S SPIKE IN TORONTO’S MURDER RATE. HE SAYS THE FACTS DON’T SUPPORT THAT.>>IN 2017, THE FIRST YEAR THAT THE REGULATION WAS ENFORCED, ONTARIO HAD THE SECOND LARGEST DECLINE IN HOMICIDES AMONG THE PROVINCES IN CANADA.>>Reporter: TULLOCH SAYS THERE’S STILL A PLACE FOR PROPERLY CONDUCTED LEGAL STREET CHECKS DURING AN INVESTIGATION OR IF POLICE SUSPECT A CRIME IS ABOUT TO BE COMMITTED.>>STOPS MUST BE BASED ON MORE THAN A HUNCH OR SPIDEY SENSE.>>Reporter: THE REPRESENTATIVE OF TORONTO’S FRONT LINE OFFICERS AGREES.>>I DON’T SEE ANY BENEFIT TO ANY POLICING PROCESS THAT IS RANDOM AND ARBITRARY. STREET CHECKS, HOWEVER, DONE AS AN INVESTIGATIVE, LAWFUL PROPER WAY, THERE IS A VALUE TO AN INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUE.>>Reporter: STILL, ONTARIO’S PC GOVERNMENT PROMISED TO UNSHACKLE POLICE FORCES FROM THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT’S REGULATIONS. IN A STATEMENT TODAY, IT COMMITTED THAT ANY NEW REGULATIONS WOULD RECOGNIZE THAT RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION HAVE NO PLACE IN POLICING. RON CHARLES, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>>ONTARIO ISN’T THE ONLY PROVINCE MOVING TO ADDRESS CARDING. SASKATCHEWAN POLICE ADOPTED RULES CALLED CONTACT INTERVIEWS LAST YEAR. NOVA SCOTIA INTRODUCED LEGISLATION TO BAN THE PRACTICE. B.C. IS EXPECTED TO ADOPT STANDARDS THIS YEAR. EDMONTON POLICE RELEASED A 300 PAGE REPORT LAST YEAR, BUT ALBERTA HASN’T ADOPTED CHANGES SO FAR.>>>WITH A NEW YEAR COMES ALL THOSE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS TO EAT HEALTHIER, AND SOON THERE WILL BE A NEW CANADA FOOD GUIDE TO HELP YOU ALONG. IT’S SOMETHING LOTS OF US PROBABLY LEARNED ABOUT IN SCHOOL AND MAYBE TOOK FOR GRANTED, BUT HEALTH CANADA HAS BEEN WORKING ON AN OVERHAUL. IT’S COMING IN A FEW MONTHS. TODAY, WE’RE GETTING AN IDEA OF WHAT COULD CHANGE.>>DRAFT COPY RECOMMENDS CANADIANS EAT A VARIETY OF HEALTHY FOODS EACH DAY. PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD. RIGHT? POTENTIALLY, THE BIGGEST CHANGE, DAIRY PRODUCTS MAY DISAPPEAR AS THEIR OWN FOOD GROUP INSTEAD LUMPED INTO WITH PROTEINS. COMPARE THAT TO HOW THE GUIDE STANDS RIGHT NOW. THEY RECOMMEND 2 TO 4 FULL SERVINGS OF DAIRY PRODUCTS, INCLUDING MILK AND CHEESE, EVERY SINGLE DAY. SO MAYBE IT’S NO SURPRISE CANADA’S DAIRY INDUSTRY IS CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT A CHANGE COULD MEAN FOR IT. TO BE CLEAR, OTTAWA INSISTS NOTHING’S FINAL JUST YET, BUT IT STILL RAISES THE QUESTION, IF DAIRY LOSES ITS PLACE IN THE SPOTLIGHT, HOW MIGHT THAT AFFECT OUR DIETS? JAELA BERNSTEIN WENT TO A MARKET IN MONTREAL TO FIND OUT.>>I DON’T THINK IT’S GOING TO CHANGE THAT MUCH ACTUALLY BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE USED TO HAVING YOGURT AND MILK IN THEIR — AND THE KIDS ARE USED TO IT.>>Reporter: DAIRY ISN’T SIMPLY A FOOD GROUP. IT’S A WAY OF LIFE. IT’S WHAT THEY WERE RAISED ON.>>IT’S GOOD FOR THE BONES, CALCIUM, AND WE KNOW THERE ARE OTHER SOURCES OF CALCIUM, BUT IT’S STILL PART OF OUR DIET THAT — AND PEOPLE, WE LIKE THE TASTE.>>Reporter: DAIRY ISN’T LIKELY TO BUDGE FROM THE HEARTS OF SOME, BUT ITS SPOT IN THE FOOD GUIDE MIGHT BE MOVING.>>THE MESSAGE OF HEALTH CANADA. IS SAYING DIFFERENT SOURCES OF NUTRITIOUS FOODS, IT CAN BE MILK. IT CAN BE SOY. IT CAN BE CHEESE. IT CAN BE FISH, AS LONG AS IT’S NUTRITIOUS.>>Reporter: THIS MONTREAL NUTRITIONIST WALKED ME THROUGH SOME OF THE CHANGES IN THIS DRAFT.>>HALF OF IT ARE PLANT-BASED OPTIONS, TOFU, SOY, BEANS, AND NUTS AND SEEDS. SO THAT’S ALSO VERY –>>Reporter: THERE’S DIVERSE WAYS TO GET PROTEIN. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE YOUR TRADITIONAL MEAT AND POTATOES TYPE CANADIAN MEAL THAT WE THINK OF.>>EXACTLY. YEAH.>>Reporter: SOME THINK THE CHANGES ARE LONG OVERDUE.>>YEAH. I’M NOT A BIG FAN OF THE TRADITIONAL FOOD GUIDE. I’VE BEEN ALTERNATIVE WITH MY FOOD CHOICES. YEAH. SO I’VE NEVER BEEN — EVEN IF I WASN’T LACTOSE INTOLERANT, I DON’T THINK I WOULD BE A MILK DRINKER. IT’S NOT ALL IT’S CRACKED UP TO BE.>>THERE ARE MORE VEGETARIANS OR PEOPLE THAT WANT TO REDUCE THEIR MEAT INTAKE. SO THEY WILL GO TOWARDS PLANT-BASED FOODS.>>Reporter: YOU CAN GET IT OVER HERE.>>EXACTLY. TOFU AND ALL SORTS OF PLANT-BASED PROTEIN. I THINK, TO INCLUDE THESE TYPE OF FOODS, CONSIDERING CANADIANS ARE EATING THAT WAY ALREADY, WE NEED OPTIONS FOR THEM.>>Reporter: SHE DOESN’T THINK HEALTH CANADA WANTS TO DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM ENJOYING DAIRY. IT’S MORE ABOUT ENCOURAGING THEM TO BE OPEN TO A VARIETY WAYS TO EAT HEALTHY. JAELA BERNSTEIN, CBC NEWS, MONTREAL.>>>STARTING NEXT WEEK, WE’LL BE BRINGING YOU A SERIES OF STORIES ABOUT THE CANADA FOOD GUIDE HERE ON “THE NATIONAL.”>>>THE CANADA FOOD GUIDE, IS THAT SOMETHING YOU FOLLOW?>>NO.>>HAVE YOU EVER?>>NO.>>NEVER?>>NO. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, AFTER TAX FORMS, IT’S THE MOST DOWNLOADED GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT. BUT WHO ACTUALLY USES IT?>>I KNOW YOU HAVE TO EAT EVERYTHING IN MODERATION.>>EVERY MORNING, EVERY LUNCH, ALL MY SNACKS ARE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.>>WHO GETS TO SAY ABOUT WHAT’S IN IT?>>THE DIARY INDUSTRY OR LEGUME INDUSTRY WANT TO PUT THEIR ADVICE. THAT’S NOT A GOOD WAY TO PRODUCE GOOD PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY.>>AND IS IT REALLY MAKING ANYONE HEALTHIER?>>I WOULD RATHER THE GOVERNMENT BE IN OUR FRIDGES THAN THE FOOD INDUSTRY.>>I DON’T KNOW THAT PUBLISHING A FOOD GUIDE IS GOING TO CHANGE PEOPLE’S EATING HABITS.>>WHAT’S GOING ON YOUR PLATE? WE GO IN DEPTH STARTING MONDAY RIGHT HERE ON “THE NATIONAL.”>>>WE’RE LIVE NOW ON THE PACIFIC EDITION OF THE NATIONAL WATCHING STORIES INCLUDING AN INCIDENT ON BOARD A WEST JET FLIGHT SHORTLY AFTER TAKING OFF FROM CALGARY AIRPORT EN ROUTE TO LONDON. A PASSENGER WAS INVOLVED IN WHAT POLICE DESCRIBED AS A DISTURBANCE. WE STILL DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED, BUT IT WAS SERIOUS ENOUGH TO TURN THE PLANE AROUND. IT HAD TO BURN OFF FUEL AND EVENTUALLY LAND. POLICE WERE CALLED IN TO MEET THE FLIGHT AND THEY DETAINED A MAN AND CHARGES ARE PENDING.>>>WE’RE ALSO KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON BC’S BACKCOUNTRY. IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON IN PEMBERTON ABOUT TWO HOURS NORTH OF VANCOUVER. A 42-YEAR-OLD MAN SKIING WITH A GROUP WAS TRAPPED UNDER THE SNOW. POLICE SAID THE GROUP WAS WELL PREPARED. THEY HAD EMERGENCY BEACONS, BUT RESCUERS COULDN’T REACH THEM UNTIL TODAY BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER.>>>GOING INTO THE WEEKEND, EXTREME AVALANCHE ALERTS ARE IN PLACE FOR THE SOUTH COAST OF B.C. AND THE SEA TO SKY REGIONS. THERE ARE WARNINGS IN BANFF, JASPER, KOOTENAY, AND YOHO NATIONAL PARKS. OFFICIALS SAY HEAVY SNOWFALL, WARM TEMPERATURES, AND HIGH WINDS HAVE CREATED THE PERFECT CLIMATE FOR LARGE AVALANCHES.>>>AT LEAST ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN EVACUATED AFTER A RARE TROPICAL STORM MADE LANDFALL IN SOUTHERN THAILAND. HIGH WINDS, RAIN, AND SURGING SEAS HAVE CAUSED WIDESPREAD FLOODING. AIRPORTS AND FERRIES ARE SHUT DOWN, AND PEOPLE ARE TOLD TO STAY INDOORS UNTIL THE STORM PASSES SOMETIME TOMORROW.>>>WE’RE ALSO WATCHING HOW BIANCA ANDREESCU WILL DO IN THE SEMIFINAL MATCH COMING UP IN A FEW HOURS. THE 18-YEAR-OLD CANADIAN HAS BEEN STUNNING THE TENNIS WORLD THIS WEEK. [ CHEERING ]>>ANOTHER MAGICAL NIGHT INDEED. COMING FROM BEHIND TO BEAT TENNIS ROYALTY VENUS WILLIAMS.>>I BELIEVE THAT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, AND TONIGHT I THINK I DID THE IMPOSSIBLE. SO I’M — I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY.>>SHE COULDN’T BELIEVE HERSELF. SHE THOUGHT MAYBE I’M DREAMING. NO, YOU’RE NOT DREAMING. THIS IS REALITY. THIS IS REAL.>>WHO WOULD BLAME HER FOR THINKING IT WAS A DREAM. SHE BEAT THE WORLD NUMBER THREE YESTERDAY, AND THEN WILLIAMS, A FORMER NUMBER ONE, NOW RANKED 39TH IN THE WORLD.>>I’M A BIG BELIEVER IN BIANCA. I REALLY BELIEVE IN HER POTENTIAL. SHE’S GOING TO DO GREAT THINGS IN TENNIS. MAYBE THIS IS EARLIER THAN I THOUGHT, BUT THAT’S FINE.>>BIANCA HERSELF HAS EVEN BIGGER DREAMS. THAT’S OBVIOUS IN THE POSTER SHE SIGNED FOR HER PARENTS. FUTURE WORLD NUMBER ONE. FIRST, THOUGH,SHE NEEDS TO WIN THE SEMIS IN AUCKLAND. HER PARENTS WILL BE WATCHING ON TV IN TORONTO, OR AT LEAST ONE OF THEM WILL BE.>>MY WIFE DOESN’T WATCH USUALLY.>>NO.>>SHE’S SO EMOTIONAL, AND USUALLY I WATCH IT BY MYSELF AND THEN WE CELEBRATE AT THE END OF THE MATCH IF EVERYTHING GOES WELL.>>>PRETTY AMAZING. OKAY. STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL,” SOME CALL IT NORTH AMERICA’S ORIGINAL EXTREME SPORT. WE’RE GOING TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THE WORLD OF INDIAN RELAY IN THIS WEEK’S CBC SHORT DOC.>>>WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A NOVA SCOTIA COUPLE DONATES $50,000 WORTH OF JEWELRY BY ACCIDENT? THEIR STORY, OUR MOMENT OF THE DAY.>>>AHEAD OF SUNDAY’S GOLDEN GLOBES, WE LOOK AT THE LATEST RED CARPET TRENDS THAT ARE LESS ABOUT WHO YOU’RE WEARING AND MORE ABOUT WHY.>>IT’S A THOUGHT PROCESS NOW, AND A LOT OF ACTRESSES ARE STARTING TO BECOME MORE OF WHO THEY ARE RATHER THAN SEEKING THEIR STATUS TO PUT A PERSON WHO THEY’RE NOT.>>>HOLLYWOOD’S AWARD SEASON HAS ARRIVED. THE STARS WILL BE GETTING THEIR STEPS IN ON THE RED CARET, AND WITH MUCH OF THE WORLD WATCHING, THESE THINGS ARE ALWAYS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FASHIONABLE DRAMA. THE QUESTION YOU’RE MORE LIKELY TO HEAR MAY NOT BE WHO ARE YOU WEARING BUT WHY ARE YOU WEARING THAT? THE HOLLYWOOD RED CARPET SEEMS TO HAVE BECOME THE FABRIC OF A VERY POLITICAL MESSAGE. [ APPLAUSE ]>>THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU ALL.>>Reporter: FIRST, THERE WERE THE BLACK DRESSES AT LAST YEAR’S GOLDEN GLOBES TO SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT SURVIVORS. THEN THE ORANGE PINS AT THE OSCARS TO PROTEST GUN VIOLENCE, AND A FEW MONTHS AGO, AT THE EMMYS, JENIFER LEWIS’ NIKE OUTFIT IN SUPPORT OF COLIN KAEPERNICK. LATELY, THEY HAVE BEEN LESS ABOUT FASHION STATEMENTS AND MORE ABOUT POLITICAL ONES.>>THIS IS A NEW FORM OF CURRENCY IS ACTIVISM.>>Reporter: KARLA WELCH IS AT THE CENTRE OF IT. IN BETWEEN CELEBRITY FITTINGS HERE AT HER L.A. STUDIO, FOR CLIENTS LIKE SARAH PAULSON AND ELISABETH MOSS, SHE POSTS SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGES ON IMMIGRATION, VOTING, AND INDIGENOUS ISSUES. SHE DRESSED ACTOR TRACEE ELLIS ROSS AND AN ARRAY OF BLACK OF DESIGNERS AND WORKED BEHIND THE SCENES TO SUPPORT THE TIMES UP MOVEMENT. SHE’S BECOME ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER STYLISTS AMONG HOLLYWOOD’S ELITE, NOT DESPITE HER VIEWS, BUT BECAUSE OF THEM.>>WE TALK ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD. THERE’S A UNIQUE SPACE THAT’S CREATED OF TRUST AND BELIEFS. I’M SUCH A BIG PART ABOUT WHAT THEY PUT OUT IN THE WORLD. IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE’RE ALIGNED ON STUFF.>>WHEN YOU THINK OF A RED CARPET DRESS, THIS IS JUST EVERYTHING.>>Reporter: IT’S A SUBTLE SHIFT DESIGNERS ARE NOTICING, TOO. GRETA CONSTANTINE IS A TORONTO BASED HIGH FASHION LABEL. THEIR CLOTHES HAVE BEEN WORN BY MEGHAN MARKLE AND MINDY KALING.>>IT’S A THOUGHT PROCESS NOW AND A LOT OF ACTRESSES ARE STARTING TO BECOME WHO THEY ARE RATHER THAN SEEKING THEIR STYLIST TO PUT A PERSON WHO THEY’RE NOT.>>GENERATION ZED IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF BREAKING THE MOULD. 18-YEAR-OLD ACTRESS YARA SHAHIDI WORE A SKIRT WITH AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTIVIST ANGELA DAVIS’ FACE ON IT IN APRIL. “STRANGER THINGS” STAR MILLIE BOBBY BROWN WORE THE NAMES OF PARKLAND SHOOTING VICTIMS ON THE BACK OF HER SHIRT AT THE KIDS CHOICE AWARDS.>>A RISE IN SOCIAL MEDIA HAS ALLOWED CELEBRITIES TO BE OPEN ABOUT WHO THEY ARE AND I THINK THAT THE ELECTION OF TRUMP HAS MADE A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL LIKE, LOOK, I’M NOT WILLING TO JUST BE QUIET.>>BELIEVE IN SOMETHING.>>Reporter: BRANDS ALSO RECOGNIZE THE POWER OF SPEAKING UP. 14-YEAR-OLD BROWN CREDITED CALVIN KLEIN FOR THE DESIGN OF HER SHIRT TO HER 18 MILLION INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS AND THE ANGELA DAVIS SKIRT WAS MADE BY PRADA.>>I THINK THAT THE DAYS OF BEING OH, I LOOK PRETTY IN A DRESS, WHICH I LOVE. WE LOVE CELEBRATING FASHION. WE LOVE WEARING BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES, BUT THEY’RE COMING TO A CLOSE. I THINK IT’S A GOOD THING THAT THERE’S DIFFERENT WAYS OF USING POWER.>>POWER IN THE FORM OF FASHION, BRINGING POLITICS INTO THE RED CARPET SPOTLIGHT. CBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES.>>>NOW, WE CAN’T TALK ABOUT AWARDS SEASON WITHOUT MENTIONING THE OSCARS. THIS EVENT STILL WITHOUT A HOST. LATER IN THE HOUR, ELLEN DeGENERES WEIGHS INTO THE DEBATE AND WHY SHE THINKS IT’S TIME TO FORGIVE KEVIN HART.>>IT’S NOT JUST YOUR AVERAGE HORSERACE. IN THIS WEEK’S SHORT DOC, WE MEET THE JOCKEYS WHO JUMP FROM ONE HORSE TO ANOTHER.>>WE HAVE TO TIME THE HORSE’S STRIDE, AND HOPEFULLY IT ALL COMES TOGETHER. SOMETIMES IT DOES. SOMETIMES IT DOESN’T.>>>WE’RE LIVE ON “THE NATIONAL” TONIGHT AND TRACKING A TRAGIC STORY OUT OF POLAND. FIVE TEENAGE GIRLS CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY PARTY WERE KILLED IN A FIRE AT WHAT’S KNOWN AS AN ESCAPE ROOM. PLAYERS USE CLUES TO FIND THEIR WAY OUT OF A LOCKED ROOM. THERE ARE MORE THAN 1,000 OF THEM IN POLAND ALONE. NO WORD ON WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE, BUT SAFETY INSPECTIONS HAVE BEEN ORDERED FOR ALL ESCAPE ROOMS, GAME CENTRES, AND CLUBS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. A 25-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS ALSO HURT.>>>IN GERMANY, HUNDREDS OF POLITICIANS AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN HIT BY A MASSIVE DATA BREACH. IT REPORTEDLY INCLUDES ADDRESSES, CELL PHONE NUMBERS, CREDIT CARD DETAILS, AND INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS. AT LEAST SOME OF IT WAS LEAKED THROUGH A TWITTER ACCOUNT. WE DON’T KNOW WHO IS BEHIND THE BREACH, BUT OFFICIALS SAY ALL BUT ONE PARTY WAS SPECIFICALLY TARGETED.>>>WE ARE ABOUT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO ONE OF THE MOST THRILLING AND COMPETITIVE FORMS OF HORSERACING IN THE WORLD TODAY. IT’S ALSO ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS. INDIAN RELAY IS AN EXTREME SPORT. JOCKEYS RIDE BAREBACK AND JUMP FROM ONE HORSE TO ANOTHER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RACE. TONIGHT, CBC’S SHORT DOCS FOLLOWS A NEW COMPETITOR, CODY BIG TOBACCO. HE’S A YOUNG MAN CELEBRATING HIS INDIGENOUS CULTURE AND HIS SKILL ON A FAST HORSE. A WARNING, SOME OF THE LANGUAGE IS QUITE STRONG. [*]>>INDIAN RELAY WAS THE FIRST EXTREME SPORT. IT CONSISTS OF THREE HORSES AND FOUR PEOPLE, THREE ON THE GROUND AND ONE RIDER. US GUYS WOULD RACE BECAUSE WE LOVE IT. I’VE BEEN AROUND HORSES MY WHOLE LIFE, SO IT’S IN MY BLOOD, I GUESS.>>I’M EXCITED TO SEE THIS HORSE. YOU THE MAN. YOU ARE THE MAN THAT’S GOING TO BE RIDING THEM. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HIM?>>I THINK HE’S GOING TO BE A PRETTY GOOD ONE FOR THE STRING, YOU KNOW. HE’S GOING TO HELP US CLINCH A FEW CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND I’VE GOT TO GET HIM SEASONED. WE KNOW HE CAN RUN.>>YEAH. WE KNOW HE CAN RUN, BUT IT’S GETTING HIM TO RUN THE WAY WE RUN.>>UH-HUH. [*]>>HE’S PRETTY FAST. HE’S EXTREME. HE’S A GOOD HORSE. YOU’VE GOT TO BE WILLING TO TAKE BUMPS AND BRUISES TO YOUR SKIN BECAUSE SOMETIMES IT GETS PRETTY EXTREME ON THE TRACK. I DO IT BECAUSE I LOVE THE EXTREMENESS, AND I LOVE THAT ADRENALINE IT BRINGS EVERY TIME, YOU KNOW. IT’S PRETTY NERVE-RACKING GOING OUT THERE AND HAVING TO DO IT, YOU KNOW. [*]>>HORSES ARE WHAT MAKES US WARRIORS TODAY. IF YOU WORK HARD ENOUGH WITH THEM AND YOU’RE WILLING TO WORK WITH THEM, YOU’RE GOING TO FEED OFF THEM. YOU’RE GOING TO FEEL THAT STRENGTH. YOU TREAT THEM RIGHT. YOU FEED THEM RIGHT. YOU NOURISH THEM LIKE CHILDREN. THEY’LL DO ANYTHING FOR YOU.>>THERE OUTSIDE, THIS ONE. YOU’RE GOING TO SEE FLINCHES.>>HE’S NEVER HAVE NOBODY RUNNING UP AND JUMPING TO HIM. THAT’S ALL RIGHT. HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN IT. HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO GET USED TO IT.>>YOU SEE HOW HE PUT HIS FEET IN THE PROPER STANCE TO TAKE MY WEIGHT.>>IT’S AN HONOUR WORKING WITH THESE YOUNG BOYS, THE NEW WARRIORS OF TODAY.>>GOOD. GOOD. GOOD.>>IT MAKES ME HAPPY TO SEE THEY’RE INVOLVED IN HORSES AND TRYING TO STAY OUT OF THE NEGATIVE THINGS OF LIFE, AND THE HORSE IS SOMETHING THAT KEEPS US OUT OF TROUBLE.>>WHEN AL ASKED ME TO JOCKEY, I WAS PRETTY NERVOUS, BUT THEN I TOLD HIM I WOULD DEDICATE MYSELF TO RIDING RELAY FOR HIM. THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR GOING HARD AT IT. I FEEL LIKE I CAN RUN RIGHT WITH THEM. YOU HAVE TO TIME THEM. YOU HAVE TO TIME THE HORSE’S STRIDE AND HOPE IT ALL COMES TOGETHER. SOMETIMES IT DOES. SOMETIMES IT DOESN’T, YOU KNOW.>>PRETTY EXCITED. PRETTY STOKED, YOU KNOW. LESS THAN 24 HOURS, THIS IS THE DAY WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR. WE’VE BEEN TRAINING HARD. I THINK HE’S ALMOST READY. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE BACK HOME THAT ARE PUMPED UP FOR US. ANYWHERE WE GO REPRESENTING FOR OUR HOMETOWN, SIKSIKA. EVERYONE IS ROOTING FOR US TO DO GOOD OUT THERE, YOU KNOW. MY DAUGHTER LOVES RELAY RACE, AND SHE’LL GET TO LOOK BACK ON IT IN THE FUTURE AND SAY, GEE, MY DAD RELAY RACED AT CALGARY STAMPEDE WHEN IT VERY FIRST STARTED. [*]>>WE ALWAYS CALL UPON OUR GRAND FOLKS ABOVE, AND I’M SURE THEY’RE SMILING DOWN ON US SAYING THOSE ARE MY GRANDSONS. SHOW UP. THAT’S THE MAIN THING. AND CROSS THAT FINISH LINE FOR THE PEOPLE BACK HOME OF SIKSIKA. [*]>>CALGARY, ARE YOU READY TO WITNESS THE MOST EXTREME SPORT IN ALL OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT? IN THE BLUE AND YELLOW, WE HAVE OLD SUN FROM THE SIKSIKA NATION, CODY BIG TOBACCO WILL BE YOUR RIDER. WHO’S READY TO RACE? MAKE SOME NOISE. AND THEY’RE OFF. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. WE HAVE THREE LAPS. THEY’RE TRYING TO CONTROL THE PACE.>>HOLD HIM STILL.>>ON THE BACKSTRETCH NOW, TRYING TO HOLD ON.>>COME ON. COME ON.>>LOOK AT THAT. RIDER DOWN. HE GOT HIT.>>FUCK.>>OUT IN FRONT NOW, TRYING TO FINISH UP THE RACE, HE’S DOMINATING THE TRACK RIGHT NOW.>>ONE MORE EXCHANGE. THE IS WHERE THE RACE IS WON AND LOST. THE RIDERS NOW JUMP ON. AND AWAY WE GO. AS THEY HIT THE BACKSTRETCH, WAY IN THE BACK YOU SEE OUR TEAM IN THE BLUE AND YELLOW. YOU SEE OLD SUN IN THE BLUE AND YELLOW.>>RIGHT ON, BOYS. RIGHT ON BROS. [ CHEERING ] [*]>>PART OF THE GAME, BRO.>>FUCK. YEAH. ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?>>YEAH. I JUMPED AND HIT AND BOOM.>>YOU’RE JUST ROLLING, BRO. DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING.>>CODY, ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?>>I HOPE HE’S ALL RIGHT.>>YOU’RE JUST WAITING FOR HIM TO HIT YOU.>>I KNOW. I TOOK TWO STEPS, AND I GOT NAILED.>>I KNOW.>>DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT. AT LEAST WE FINISHED.>>WE CROSSED THE FINISH LINE. THE CALGARY STAMPEDE WANTED US HERE. WE MADE IT.>>IT’S AN HONOUR TO HAVE THAT ABILITY TO RIDE LIKE THAT.>>YOU BET WE’LL BE HERE. EVENTUALLY, WE’RE GOING TO GET BIGGER, BADDER, AND BETTER, BUT FOR NOW, WE’VE JUST GOT TO KEEP HAVING FUN AND JUST RUN RELAY. NEXT YEAR, WE’LL COME BACK RUNNING HARDER THAN EVER. [*]>>RACING HAS BEEN AMONGST US FOR, YOU KNOW, GENERATIONS. IT’S INSTILLED IN US, EH? [ SPEAKING INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE ] [*]>>>WOW. AND YOU CAN SEE THE FULL DEAL AND MORE SHORT DOCS, LIKE FAST HORSE, ON CBC GEM. LATER THIS MONTH, THE FILM IS MAKING ITS DEBUT AT THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL.>>>UP NEXT ON “THE NATIONAL,” IT WAS THE ROYAL EVENT OF THE YEAR. SO WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO COVER IT? THOMAS DAIGLE BRINGS US BEHIND THE SCENES FROM THE POMP AND CEREMONY TO THIS TOUGH ASSIGNMENT.>>NO MATTER WHAT SERIOUS PIECE OF JOURNALISM I DO, TO THIS DAY, IT IS THE ONE THING THAT MOST PEOPLE COME UP TO ME AND SAY, HEY, YOU DID THAT TEA THING. YEAH. I DID.>>>AND SUNDAY NIGHT ON “THE NATIONAL,” ROSEMARY SITS DOWN WITH RICK MERCER TO TALK ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK, “POLITICS AND POT.” HERE’S A PREVIEW.>>ONE OF THE THINGS YOU ALSO TALK ABOUT IS MARIJUANA. IT IS NOW LEGAL.>>YEAH.>>I’M NOT GOING TO ASK YOU IF YOU’VE BEEN SMOKING.>>WELL, YOU CAN BECAUSE I DON’T SMOKE MARIJUANA.>>ALL RIGHT.>>BECAUSE OF MY RELIGION. NO. I JUST DON’T. I JUST NEVER HAVE. I FIND IT AMAZING THAT NOTHING HAPPENED.>>I KNOW.>>IT’S JUST AMAZING. NOTHING HAPPENED. THE OTHER DAY, I’M AT THE AIRPORT AND THE GUY TAKES OUT HIS LAPTOP AND HIS LITTLE PLASTIC CONTAINER OF CANNABIS, LAYS IT ON TOP OF THE LAPTOP, PUTS HIS WALLET THERE, PUTS HIS COAT ON TOP, GOES THROUGH THE SCANNER, AND NOTHING HAPPENED. I EQUATE IT TO FINALLY GETTING AIR-CONDITIONING, AND PEOPLE SAY WE SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS 15 YEARS AGO. THIS IS FANTASTIC.>>>OVER THE HOLIDAY SEASON, MANY OF OUR REPORTERS HAVE BEEN TELLING US ABOUT SOME OF THEIR TOUGH ASSIGNMENTS OF 2018. STILL, THERE WERE A FEW STORIES THAT DIDN’T INVOLVE TRAGEDIES OR TRADE WARS. THOMAS DAIGLE TOOK ON ONE OF THOSE. IT HAD TWO INGREDIENTS TO GUARANTEE THE INTEREST OF MANY CANADIANS, ROYALS AND ROMANCE. [*] [ CHEERING ]>>Reporter: IT WAS, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE BIGGEST STORY IN THE WORLD. I’LL TELL YOU WHAT, IF I WERE TO DO THIS OVER AGAIN, I WOULD WATCH “THE CROWN” BEFORE THE WEDDING. I’M ONLY WATCHING IT NOW. I SHOULD HAVE WATCHED IT BEFORE. FOR SOME INSIGHT ON WHAT MEGHAN MARKLE SHOULD EXPECT WHEN IT COMES TO ETIQUETTE, I’M JOINED BY THE ETIQUETTE EXPERT HIMSELF, WILLIAM HANSON. WE DECIDED WE NEEDED TO DO A MIX OF FUN AND MORE SERIOUS STORIES BECAUSE THIS IS A FUN STORY. IT’S A WEDDING. IT’S ABOUT LOVE.>>WHEN WE DRINK, WE LOOK INTO THE CUP, NOT OVER IT.>>I LEARNED FROM AN ETIQUETTE EXPERT HERE IN LONDON ABOUT ROYAL ETIQUETTE AND WHAT THE NEW DUCHESS, MEGHAN, WAS GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN BEFORE HAVING TEA WITH THE QUEEN, WHICH WAS GREAT FUN.>>KEEPING A STRAIGHT BACK AND THEN RETURNING THE CUP TO THE SAUCER.>>Reporter: NO MATTER WHAT EVER SERIOUS PIECE OF JOURNALISM I DO, IT’S ONE THING MOST PEOPLE COME UP TO ME AND SAY, HEY, YOU DID THAT TEA THING. YEAH, I DID. GENERALLY, BETS ARE PLACED ON SPORTS, LIKE HORSERACING OR SOCCER, BUT BOOKMAKERS ALSO ACCEPT BETS ON ROYAL EVENTS. WE ALSO DID A STORY ABOUT ALL THE WILD BETS THAT PEOPLE WERE PLACING. WOULD MEGHAN WEAR WHITE? WOULD HARRY HAVE A BEARD THE DAY OF HIS WEDDING? IT ALWAYS BLOWS ME AWAY THESE THINGS THAT PEOPLE HERE IN BRITAIN WILL PUT MONEY DOWN ON. [*]>>THE PLAN ON THE DAY IS BASED ON THE WORK BEFOREHAND.>>Reporter: WE ALSO DID A BIT OF A DEEP DIVE ON THE SECURITY SITUATION IN WINDSOR. WHEN YOU SEE THINGS LIKE THIS, WHAT KIND OF CHALLENGE DOES THAT POSE? SECURITY WAS GOING TO BE THE MAIN COST FOR BRITISH TAXPAYERS, AND THAT IN AND OF ITSELF WAS CONTROVERSIAL. HERE IT IS, THE SITE OF THE MOST HIGHLY ANTICIPATED WEDDING IN BRITAIN IN YEARS. ST. GEORGE’S CHAPEL. IN THE DAYS LEADING UP TO THE WEDDING, WE WERE ONE OF THE FEW MEDIA CREWS ALLOWED INSIDE THE CHAPEL. I’LL TELL YOU WHAT, WALKING INSIDE THIS CHAPEL, YOU REALLY GET A SENSE THAT YOU’RE WALKING INTO HISTORY. THE NEWLYWEDS CAN EXPECT TO BE GREETED BY CROWDS AS THEY WALK OUT, BUT SHOULD WE EXPECT TO SEE A KISS ON THESE STEPS? MAYBE. [*]>>Reporter: THE DAY OF THE WEDDING, WE LEFT THE BUREAU HERE IN LONDON. I BELIEVE IT WAS 4:00 IN THE MORNING. WE DROVE TO WINDSOR. WE GOT THERE JUST AS THE SUN WAS COMING UP. IT WAS ABOUT 5:00 IN THE MORNING. ALREADY, THE CROWDS WERE GATHERING AROUND WINDSOR CASTLE TO GET THE BEST SPOT TO VIEW THE NEWLYWEDS AS THEY WERE TAKING PART IN THEIR CARRIAGE PROCESSION AFTER THE WEDDING. HELLO, ADRIENNE, A BEAUTIFUL DAY OUT ON THE LAWN WALK TAKING IN THE SUN. IT TURNED OUT TO BE, BY ENGLISH STANDARDS, SUCH A STUNNING DAY. IN THIS SEA OF HUMANITY, WE SPOTTED DIANE BECAUSE OF HER INVICTUS GAMES SWEATER, ORLANDO 2016. WHAT’S THE STORY THERE? ONE OF THE EARLY INTERVIEWS WE DID ON THAT DAY WAS WITH A YOUNG WOMAN WHO HAD SEEN PRINCE HARRY AT THE INVICTUS GAMES WHICH IS HIS EVENT HE HOLDS EVERY YEAR FOR WOUNDED SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN.>>I ACTUALLY MET PRINCE HARRY THERE. I WAS VERY, VERY THRILLED.>>Reporter: IT STRUCK ME THROUGHOUT THE DAY THAT EVERY SINGLE PERSON THERE WHO WE SPOKE TO, IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, HAD BEEN TOUCHED, ESPECIALLY BY HARRY’S LIFE AND WHAT HE HAS DONE OVER THE YEARS. [ CHEERING ]>>Reporter: THE HIGHLIGHT FOR ME WAS AT THE VERY END OF THE CARRIAGE PROCESSION WHEN THE NEWLYWEDS WERE HEADING TOWARDS WINDSOR CASTLE AND THE CROWD OF THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS ON THE LAWN WALK WERE CHEERING THEM ON. IT WAS A MOMENT THEY HAD WAITED HOURS UPON HOURS FOR. SOME HAD BEEN THERE ALL NIGHT OR BEFORE THE SUN CAME UP. THIS WAS THE MOMENT THEY WANTED, THE MOMENT THAT THE NEWLYWEDS WERE GOING TO RIDE BY IN THEIR HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE. BEING THERE, WITNESSING THIS WEDDING DAY, YOU REALLY DO GET A SENSE THAT YOU’RE WITNESSING LIVING HISTORY. IT’S RARE TO BE ABLE TO WITNESS SOMETHING THAT IS SUCH A CONTINUATION OF CENTURIES OF HISTORY, AND I HOPE VIEWERS GOT THAT SENSE IF THEY WATCHED OUR COVERAGE ON THAT DAY. [*]>>>WELL, MY FAVOURITE PART WAS THE TEA THING. THAT WAS GOOD.>>>STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL,” DIAMONDS, PEARLS, AND GOLD JEWELRY, NOT USUALLY SOMETHING YOU STORE WITH YOUR OLD HAND-ME-DOWNS. ONE NOVA SCOTIA WOMAN HAD A DIFFERENT IDEA.>>I WAS GOING OUT OF TOWN. I SAID TO MY HUSBAND, LOOK, YOU KNOW, INSTEAD OF HAVING IT IN OBVIOUS PLACE IN THE JEWELRY BOX, WHY DON’T WE HIDE IT.>>WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT JEWELRY WORTH $50,000 IS TONIGHT’S MOMENT.>>>BUT FIRST, IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, ELLEN DeGENERES MADE A BIG EFFORT TO HEAL WOUNDS TODAY.>>THAT’S A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE BEING VERY, VERY LOUD. WE’RE A HUGE GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOU.>>SHE ALSO REIGNITED A STORM. A MONTH AGO, HER FRIEND, KEVIN HART, BACKED OUT OF HOSTING THE OSCARS AFTER SOMEONE UNEARTHED OLD HOMOPHOBIC TWEETS AND JOKES OF HIS. THAT, AND THE WAY HE HANDLED THE BACKLASH, OUTRAGED A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY. BUT TODAY, ELLEN, WHO SUPPORTS HART AND WHO IS GAY HERSELF, REVEALED THIS.>>SO I CALLED THE ACADEMY TODAY BECAUSE I REALLY WANT YOU TO HOST THE OSCARS. I WAS SO EXCITED WHEN THEY ASKED YOU. I THOUGHT IT WAS AN AMAZING THING. I KNEW HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS AND IT WAS A DREAM. I CALLED THEM AND SAID KEVIN IS ON. I HAVE NO IDEA IF HE WANTS TO COME BACK AND HOST. BUT WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? THEY WERE LIKE, OH, MY GOD, WE WANT HIM TO HOST.>>WELL, THAT SET SOCIAL MEDIA ON FIRE ALL OVER AGAIN. NOT LEAST AMONG THE BLACK LGBTQ COMMUNITY. AS A BLACK QUEER, SOMEONE WHO WAS PUNCHED IN THE CHEST BY BLACK MEN IN MY FAMILY AND TOLD TO MAN UP, ELLEN CAN’T AND DOESN’T SPEAK FOR ME. ALSO THIS, SHE CONDEMNED KIM BURRELL FOR MAKING HOMOPHOBIC COMMENTS THAT ARE NO DIFFERENT FROM WHAT KEVIN HART TWEETED. THE REASON SHE EXCUSED KEVIN IS BECAUSE THEY’RE FRIENDS. I THINK THAT’S BS. WE DON’T KNOW YET WHO’LL HOST THE OSCARS. THE CLOCK IS TICKING. THEY’RE ONLY ABOUT EIGHT WEEKS AWAY.>>> SO THIS STORY BEGINS WITH A COLLECTION OF JEWELRY AND HEIRLOOMS WORTH $50,000 STASHED AWAY FOR SAFEKEEPING. THEN A SERIOUS MISCOMMUNICATION. WHEN JANE LOWE AND HER HUSBAND BRIAN WERE HEADING OUT OF TOWN, SHE ASKED HIM TO HIDE HER GOOD JEWELRY, AND HE DID IN BAGS OF CLOTHES IN THE ATTIC OF THEIR HALIFAX HOME. A FEW WEEKS LATER, THEY REALIZED WHAT HAPPENED TO THOSE BAGS, AND THAT EXCRUCIATING DISCOVERY IS OUR MOMENT OF THE DAY.>>WE WERE GOING TO A CHRISTMAS PARTY, AND I STARTED TO LOOK FOR MY JEWELRY TO WEAR. I SAID, WHERE’S MY JEWELRY? MY HUSBAND SAID, OH, I DIDN’T TAKE IT OUT OF THE HIDING SPOT. AND HE COMES BACK DOWNSTAIRS AND SAYS, WHERE ARE ALL THOSE BAGS? I SAY, THEY WENT OUT FOR DONATION. WE STARTED CALLING THE NEXT DAY, THE DIABETES ASSOCIATION AND VALUE VILLAGE. IT WAS A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY. I THINK YOU JUST HAVE TO THINK THAT WAY RATHER THAN, YOU KNOW, BEING IN A TOTAL FUNK ABOUT LOSING ITEMS. HOPEFULLY, YOU KNOW, EVEN SOME OF THE PIECES MAY SURFACE SOMEWHERE.>>GOSH, THAT’S PAINFUL.>>YOU KNOW, IT’S PARTICULARLY UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE ULTIMATELY, THE FAMILY WAS TRYING TO DO A GOOD DEED HERE. THEY WERE TRYING TO DONATE BAGS OF OLD CLOTHING. SO THE STORY GOES, JANE IS HOPING THERE WILL BE SOME WAY TO GET THE JEWELRY BACK. HERE’S THE PART OF THE STORY THAT I DO LIKE, THAT IF SHE MANAGES TO RECOVER THAT JEWELRY, SHE SAID, BECAUSE SHE WOULD BE TAKING BACK ACCIDENTAL DONATION, SHE PLANS TO MAKE ANOTHER DONATION IN KIND.>>SO VALUE VILLAGE, THRIFT STORES, THERE IS A BAG OF CLOTHES SOMEWHERE, PROBABLY IN THE MARITIMES, MAYBE ON THE ISLAND, THAT HAS THIS JEWELRY IN IT. I DON’T KNOW. ANDREW, ARE WE ALLOWED TO TAKE ON CAUSES? I’M FOR THE PEOPLE WHO GET THAT BAG TO GIVE THE JEWELRY BACK. I THINK IT’S SAFE FOR US TO SAY THAT.>>CROSSING OUR FINGERS THAT THEY FIND A RESOLUTION. THAT’S A LOUSY SITUATION TO BE IN.>>THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR JANUARY 4TH. GOOD NIGHT.>>GOOD NIGHT.

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