The National for May 3, 2019 — Carbon Tax, HIV Suppression, Sports Illustrated Burkini

The National for May 3, 2019 — Carbon Tax, HIV Suppression, Sports Illustrated Burkini


[ * ] TONIGHT, CARBON TAX CHALLENGE DENIED.>>TODAY’S DECISION IS A WIN FOR CANADIANS AND FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. A COURT DECIDES CANADA CAN PUT A NATIONAL PRICE ON EMISSIONS, SO WHERE MIGHT OPPONENTS GO FROM HERE?>>I’M HAPPY. IT’S A LONG AWAITED NEWS.>>Ian: THE ENORMOUS SUCCESS OF H.I.V. TREATMENT DRUGS. WHY CAN’T ALL CANADIANS WHO NEED THEM, GET THEM?>>WHO KNOWS IF IT’S SOON.>>I’M SURE SHE DOES, TOO.>>Andrew: ANXIOUSLY AWAITING THE ROYAL BABY. WHY HE OR SHE WILL GET A VERY DIFFERENT KIND OF ROYAL TREATMENT. THIS IS “THE NATIONAL”.>>Andrew: IN THEIR WAR AGAINST THE LIBERAL CARBON TAX, THE PROVINCES THAT DON’T WANT IT ARE USING MULTIPLE TOOLS AND FIGHTING ON MULTI-FRONTS. NOT JUST POLITICAL STRATEGIES, BUT LEGAL CHALLENGES. NOT JUST IN ONE COURT, BUT SEVERAL. BUT TODAY AN INDICATION THAT THEY’RE IN FOR A TOUGH FIGHT AFTER THEY LOST THE BATTLE IN SASKATCHEWAN. IN A NARROW 3-2 DECISION, ITS COURT OF APPEALS SAID OTTAWA CAN IMPOSE A PRICE ON CARBON IN PROVINCES THAT DON’T ALREADY HAVE PLANS TO DEAL WITH GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. NO QUESTION, IT IS A VICTORY FOR THE PRIME MINISTER. BUT AS SALIMAH SHIVJI EXPLAINS, THE DISSENTING PREMIERS’ LEGAL STRATEGY, FAR FROM OVER. AND THE POLITICAL FIGHT IS FULLY ON.>>Reporter: AT YOUTH SUMMIT IN FRONT OF A PROTEST FOR MORE ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE, THE PRIME MINISTER WAS QUICK TO TALK UP A BIG WIN FOR HIS GOVERNMENT TODAY.>>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY CAN AND MUST REGULATE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.>>Reporter: AND HIS ENVIRONMENT MINISTER USED THE LEGAL RULING TO SEND A POLITICAL MESSAGE.>>IT IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF ANY CREDIBLE PLAN TO TACKLE THE GLOBAL CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE. I REALLY WOULD ASK CONSERVATIVE POLITICIANS TO STOP FIGHTING CLIMATE ACTION IN THE COURTS AND START FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH US.>>Reporter: UNLIKELY. THE RULING MAY BE A BLOW FOR SASKATCHEWAN PREMIER SCOTT MOE, BUT FOR HIM, THE LEGAL BATTLE WON’T BE OVER UNTIL THE SUPREME COURT SAYS IT IS.>>THIS WAS A SPLIT DECISION. THERE ARE TWO JUDGES ON THIS PANEL THAT HAVE INDICATED THAT IN FACT THIS TAX IS NOT CONSTITUTIONAL AND THERE IS GOOD GROUNDS FOR APPEAL.>>Reporter: NEVER MIND THE LEGAL WRANGLING IN THE POLITICAL BATTLE, MOE HAS A STRENGTHENING COALITION OF ALLIES.>>PREMIER KENNEY, I CAN’T WIPE THE SMILE OFF MY FACE. CONGRATULATIONS.>>Reporter: TWO OF THE CONSERVATIVE PREMIERS WHO HAVE VOWED TO FIGHT THE TRUDEAU LIBERALS TOOTH AND NAIL ON THE CARBON TAX TALKED STRATEGY TODAY.>>GOT A MAJORITY OF PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES WHO WANT JOBS, WHO WANT TO GET OUR ENERGY TO MARKETS, WHO OPPOSE THE JOB KILLING CARBON TAX.>>Reporter: ONTARIO IS ONE OF THREE OTHER PROVINCES WITH COURT CHALLENGES.>>IT WAS A CLOSE ONE, 3-2, BUT THE SERIES ISN’T OVER YET. THAT WAS GAME ONE. WE STILL HAVE OTHER GAMES TO PLAY. WE HAVE THE ONTARIO GAME TO PLAY.>>Reporter: IT’S UNLIKELY THE SUPREME COURT WOULD HEAR ANY CASE BEFORE THE FALL ELECTION, SO EXPECT THE ISSUE TO DOMINATE THE CAMPAIGN WITH PREMIERS OF FIVE PROVINCES NOW ACTIVELY OPPOSED TO THE POLICY, THE FAULT LINES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE ONLY DEEPENING. SALIMAH SHIVJI, CBC NEWS, OTTAWA.>>Andrew: THOSE PROTESTERS WHO I WANT RUPTED THE PRIME MINISTER IN OTTAWA WEREN’T THE ONLY ONES SPEAKING OUT ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE. YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS CANADA HIT THE STREETS.>>CLIMATE CHANGE IS A GROWING ISSUE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT BUT THEY DON’T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY, BUT WE FLEED TO START DOING THAT OR WE’RE GOING TO SEE IRREVERSIBLE CHANGES.>>POLITICIANS NEED TO KNOW THIS IS SERIOUS AND THIS MATTERS TO US.>>WE WANT TO SAVE OUR PLANET BEFORE IT TOO LATE.>>Andrew: STUDENTS WALKED OUT OF CLASS TO CALL ON GOVERNMENTS AT ALL LEVELS TO DO MORE. THE ACTIONS ARE PART OF THE SO-CALLED FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE MOVEMENT. A SWEDISH TEEN ACTIVIST STARTED IT LAST YEAR AND IT HAS SINCE SPREAD AROUND THE WORLD. IAN, ON THAT NOTE, THOUSANDS OF OTHER STUDENTS WERE ALSO PROTESTING AT TWO VERY DIFFERENT ISSUES IN TWO DIFFERENT PROVINCES.>>Ian: LET’S START IN NOVA SCOTIA WHERE A DAY OF DEMONSTRATIONS HAS ENDED WITH ACTION FROM THE PROVINCE. THESE PLAYERS MADE SURE THEIR VOICES WERE HEARD LOUD AND CLEAR AFTER THE DECISION TO BAN RUGBY IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WAS ANNOUNCED. THE ATHLETIC FEDERATION CLAIMED RUGBY WAS MORE DANGEROUS THAN HOCKEY AND SOCCER, BUT THE PLAYERS WERE ADAMANT THE BENEFITS FAR OUTWEIGH THE RISK. THEY COLLECTED 23,000 SIGNATURES ON A PETITION TO BRING IT BACK. IT APPEARS IT MAY HAVE WORKED. THAT’S BECAUSE THE PROVINCE STEPPED IN AND DEMANDED THE GAME BE REINSTATED.>>Reporter: TODAY AT LOCKVIEW HIGH SCHOOL, THE RUGBY TEAMS WERE DETERMINED TO SEND A MESSAGE.>>WE’RE NOT GOING TO SIT BACK AND TAKE IT.>>Reporter: IN DOWNTOWN HALIFAX, AROUND 200 MORE STUDENTS DEMONSTRATED OUTSIDE A CELEBRATION OF SPORT LUNCHEON.>>BRING IT BACK!>>Reporter: THE ATHLETIC FEDERATION SAID ITS DECISION WAS BASED ON FIVE YEARS OF DATA THAT SHOWS CONCUSSIONS IN RUGBY ARE OCCURRING FOUR TIMES MORE THAN IN HOCKEY AND FOOTBALL IN NOVA SCOTIA. THIS WEEK, A PLAYER WAS INJURED DURING A MATCH IN CAPE BRETON. AND LAST YEAR, A PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND PLAYER DIED AFTER SUFFERING A HEAD INJURY.>>WE COULD NOT ALLOW, KNOWING THAT WE ALL AGREE, THAT IT’S UNSAFE. WE HAD TO, UNFORTUNATELY, DISCONTINUE.>>Reporter: BUT A NUMBER OF HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS SAY THE DATA MAY HAVE BEEN MISINTERPRETED, PARTIALLY BECAUSE RUGBY AUTHORITIES HAVE REPORTED CONCUSSIONS.>>OPEN AND HONEST COMMUNICATING. THEY REPORT THE CONCUSSIONS. AND NOW THEY’RE BEING PUNISHED.>>Reporter: THEN LATE THIS AFTERNOON, THE NOVA SCOTIA GOVERNMENT ORDERED THE FEDERATION TO REINSTATE THE PROGRAMME IMMEDIATELY. SAYING IT MADE THE DECISION WITHOUT APPROPRIATE CONSULTATION WITH SCHOOL COMMUNITIES. CITING THE STRONG CONCERNS ABOUT THE DECISION FROM THE MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH. AND ASKING THE FEDERATION TO THOROUGHLY REVIEW AND ASSESS AVAILABLE RESEARCH.>>ABSOLUTELY JUST SO, SO ECSTATIC, SO THRILLED. IT’S BEEN A CRAZY TURNAROUND FROM ALL OF THIS. JUST A GREAT OUTCOME.>>Reporter: THE FUTURE IS STILL UNCERTAIN, BUT HE HOPES THIS MEANS HE AND HIS TEAMMATES CAN GET BACK TO PLAYING THE SPORT THEY LOVE. AND THE CONTROVERSY MAY START A CONVERSATION THAT MAKES ALL SPORTS SAFER.>>Ian: STUDENTS IN ALBERTA ALSO TOOK PART IN PROTESTS TODAY AGAINST PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE LAW AROUND GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCES, WHICH THEY SAY COULD END UP OUTING GAY KIDS TO THEIR PARENTS.>>WHEN I HAD FINALLY GOTTEN INTO A G.S.A. I WAS OUT, BUT HAD I NOT BEEN OUT, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPORTANT FOR MY PARENTS TO NOT KNOW, BUS IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME FOR KIDS TO COME TO TERMS THEMSELVES. YOU CAN’T EXPECT A KID TO COME OUT TO THEIR PARENTS WHEN THEY CAN’T EVEN EXCEPT THEMSELVES YET.>>Ian: THERE ARE G.S.A.s ACROSS THE COUNTRY GIVING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS A SAFE PLACE TO MEET WITH PEERS AND TALK ABOUT SEXUALITY. THE UNITED CONSERVATIVE PARTY SUPPORTS THE AIM, BUT THEY WANT TO GIVE TEACHERS THE RIGHT TO INFORM PARENTS THAT THE CHILD IS IN THE CLUB IF THE TEACHER FEELS IT’S NECESSARY. THE N.D.P. GOVERNMENT AMENDED THE LAW, FORBIDDING THE DISCLOSURE, SAYING IT COULD PUT KIDS AT RISK IF THEIR PARENTS OBJECT TO HOMOSEXUALITY. ERIN COLLINS SPOKE TO PROTESTERS TODAY. INCLUDING ONE WHO MADE A BIG DECISION.>>Reporter: IT’S A WALKOUT THAT SPANNED A PROVINCE. STUDENTS SHOWING THEIR CONCERN THAT GAY STUDENTS COULD BE FORCED OUT OF THE CLOSET.>>SHOULD BE UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL THEMSELVES WHEN THEY WANT TO COME OUT, BECAUSE IT’S A PERSONAL AND BEAUTIFUL MOMENT THAT SHOULD BE DICTATED BY THE STUDENT THEMSELVES.>>Reporter: THE ORGANIZER OF THE PROTEST SAYS THE PREMIER NEEDS TO LISTEN.>>MESSAGE FOR JASON KENNEY IS, PLEASE DON’T GO THROUGH WITH THIS POLICY.>>Reporter: BUT JASON KENNEY IS NOT CHANGING HIS MIND AND HE HAS A MESSAGE OF HIS OWN.>>I’D SUGGEST BETTER FOR THEM TO DO RALLIES OR PROTESTS AFTER SCHOOL HOURS AND NOT DURING THEM. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY LEARNING IN CLASS INSTEAD OF DOING POLITICS.>>Reporter: IN EDMONTON, THOUSANDS OF KIDS IGNORED THAT ADVICE. THEY WERE JOINED BY THE FORMER N.D.P. EDUCATION MINISTER WHO ENACTED THE BAN ON PARENTAL DISCLOSURE.>>THIS IDEA OF OUTING GAY KIDS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. IT’S DEFINITELY THE WRONG THING TO DO.>>Reporter: IN CALGARY, THE PROTESTERS WERE CHEERED ON BY SOME WHO CAME OUT LONG BEFORE G.S.A.s WERE A THING.>>JUST SEEING THE COMMUNITY, THESE AMAZING KIDS, MAKING A DIFFERENCE, IT’S JUST — >>Reporter: AND ALSO INSPIRING. TODAY WHILE JUSTIFYING HER ROLE IN ORGANISING THIS PROTEST, SHE CAME OUT TO HER CLASSMATES AS BISEXUAL.>>WELL, I JUST SENT A MESSAGE AND TOLD EVERYONE THAT WAY. I NEVER ACTUALLY TOLD MY PARENTS THEMSELVES, SO I GUESS THEY’RE GOING TO FIND OUT ON THE NEWS.>>Ian: THE KENNEY GOVERNMENT PLANS TO ENACT AN EDUCATION BILL PREPARED SEVEN YEARS AGO BY THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT. IT WOULD ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT PRIVATE SCHOOLS HAVE PUBLIC POLICIES ON PROTECTING LGBTQ STUDENTS.>>Andrew: TO A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE WORLDWIDE FIGHT AGAINST AIDS. ANTIRETROVIRAL DRUGS CAN COMPLETELY PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION OF THE AIDS VIRUS. H.I.V.>>CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE ONCE AND FOR ALL. YOUR RISK OF TRANSMITTING THE VIRUS TO SOMEBODY ELSE IS ZERO.>>Andrew: THE STUDY FOLLOWED NEARLY A THOUSAND GAY COUPLES WHO HAD SEX WITHOUT CONDOMS, BUT ONE OF THE MEN IN EACH COUPLE HAD H.I.V. AND WAS TAKING THE DRUG TO SUPPRESS THE VIRUS. AFTER EIGHT YEARS, NOT ONE OF THE POSITIVE H.I.V. MEN HAD INFECTED HIS PARTNER. IT’S A POWERFUL SIGN THAT AIDS MAY ONE DAY BECOME A THING OF THE PAST. BUT AS CBC VIK ADHOPIA REPORTS, IT WILL TAKE MORE THAN JUST SCIENCE TO STOP THE SPREAD.>>Reporter: ON THE FRONT LINE, ANTIRETROVIRAL HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INFECTING OTHERS. NOW THE LATEST SCIENCE CONFIRMS THAT RISK IS ZERO. A RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE H.I.V. POSITIVE.>>EXCITED, HAPPY, AND IT’S A LONG AWAITED NEWS FOR US AS A COMMUNITY WHERE PEOPLE LIVE WITH H.I.V. TO KNOW AND BE REASSURED, WE CAN NO LONGER PASS H.I.V. ONTO OUR LOVED ONES.>>Reporter: GARETH HENRY IS PART OF A HIGH RISK GROUP IN CANADA. YET MAKE UP ALMOST HALF OF NEW H.I.V. CASES. IN TOTAL, THERE ARE ABOUT 2400 NEW CASES REPORTED IN 2017. UP 3% FROM THE YEAR BEFORE. GETTING TESTED STILL REMAINS ONE OF THE BIGGEST BARRIERS TO CONTROLLING THE SPREAD OF H.I.V. THIS INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALIST ESTIMATES AS MANY AS A QUARTER OF PEOPLE WITH H.I.V. REMAIN UNDIAGNOSED AND UNTREATED, WHICH MAKES THEM INFECTIOUS. STIGMA IS PART OF THE PROBLEM.>>THERE IS A LOT OF ATTITUDES TOWARD PEOPLE WITH H.I.V. THAT ARE UNFAIR AND UNJUSTIFIED. THERE IS A LOT OF FEELINGS TOWARD PEOPLE WHO ARE PERHAPS AT ELEVATED RISK OF H.I.V. TRANSMISSION BECAUSE OF HOW IT IS TRANSMITTED. ENCOURAGING TESTING AND TREATMENT.>>Reporter: THE HARDEST POPULATION TO REACH IS I.V. DRUG USERS. THE HIGHEST INFECTION RATE IN CANADA. BUT THE PROVINCE HAS MADE STRIDES, EXPANDING TESTING COVERING MOST DRUGS, YET ACCESS TO TREATMENT STILL ISN’T EASY.>>WHETHER IT’S THE CLINICS HERE IN SASKATOON, WHETHER IT’S OUTREACH OUT IN RURAL RESERVES, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE’RE FUNDING THOSE FOLKS SO THEY HAVE ADEQUATE RESPONSE, BECAUSE RIGHT NOW WE’RE ASKING THEM TO DO HERCULEAN EFFORT.>>Reporter: THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAS WARNED IF INFECTED PEOPLE ARE LEFT ON THE MARGINS, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH H.I.V. IN CANADA AND IN THE WORLD WILL CONTINUE TO GROW.>>Andrew: IT’S WORTH NOTING THAT ONE ANTIRETROVIRAL DRUG, TRUVA TRUVADA, IS USED BY PEOPLE H.I.V. NEGATIVE TO AVOID BEING INFECTED.>>Ian: HERE’S SOME OF THE OTHER STORIES. THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION IS RESPONDING TO A STORY WE BROUGHT YOU LAST NIGHT INVOLVING THE HATE GROUP, SOLDIERS OF ODIN.>>THE BRANCH OR INDIVIDUAL IS MISGUIDED, THEN WE’LL INFORM THEM OF WHAT IS GOING ON. AND WE’LL STICK TO OUR GUNS. BUT THE LEGION WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY KIND OF GROUPS LIKE THIS IN OUR RANKS.>>Ian: THE COMMENTS COME AFTER WE REPORTED THAT THE LOCAL GRANDE PRAIRIE REGION HAD HOSTED AN EVENT FOR A BRANCH OF THE ANTI-IMMIGRANT GROUP. THE LEGION SAYS IT WILL BE TAKING ACTION TO PREVENT DECISIONS LIKE THAT IN THE FUTURE.>>JUST HEARING THE NEWS THIS MORNING AND WHAT IS GOING ON, IT’S JUST UNBELIEVABLE HOW CLOSE THINGS ACTUALLY ARE.>>Ian: PEOPLE IN THE ENABLED JUST NORTH OF — NEIGHBOURHOOD JUST NORTH OF TORONTO COMING TO TERMS WITH A FATAL SHOOTING OVERNIGHT AT A POST-PROM PARTY. THE VICTIM DIED FROM A SINGLE GUNSHOT WOUND. POLICE ARRESTED TWO TEENAGE BOYS JUST BLOCKS AWAY AND FOUND A HANDGUN NEARBY. THEY HAVEN’T YET BEEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SHOOTING.>>>WE’RE ON ROYAL BABY WATCH TONIGHT. THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX, THERE ARE SIGNS THAT MEGHAN MARKLE COULD GO INTO LABOUR SOON. TODAY, PRINCE HARRY CANCELLED A TRIP TO AMSTERDAM NEXT WEEK. THE COUPLE’S CHILD WILL BE SEVENTH IN LINE TO THE THRONE.>>Reporter: WHERE BETTER TO TOAST THE BABY TO BE THAN AT THE PRINCE HARRY PUB? AND WHAT BETTER TO DO WHILE THIS TOWN AWAITS A SPECIAL DELIVERY.>>BABY SUSSEX, ROYAL BABY, HOPE IT’S SOON.>>I’M SURE SHE DOES, TOO.>>YEAH, I THINK SHE DOES [LAUGHTER].>>Reporter: EVER SINCE THEIR NEARBY WEDDING, HARRY AND MEGHAN ARE THE FACES OF WINDSOR, THOUGH THEY’RE KNOWN TO KEEP LOW PROFILE HERE AND KEEP PEOPLE GUESSING ABOUT THE DUE DATE.>>Reporter: HARRY AND MEGHAN ARE STAYING AWAY FROM THE CAMERAS SET UP HERE IN WINDSOR FOR SEVERAL DAYS NOW. THEY’RE SAID TO BE HOLED UP IN THEIR NEW HOME, FROGMORE COTTAGE, KEEPING THE DETAILS OF THE BIRTH SECRET. LEAVE IT TO THE LOCAL BREWERY TO FIND JUST THE THING TO CELEBRATE. THEY’VE RENAMED THEIR WINDSOR NOT BEER, WINDSOR BABY. UNTIL, WELL, WHENEVER THAT BABY ARRIVES.>>THE LONGER IT GOES ON, THE BETTER. BECAUSE THE LONGER THE PROMOTION WILL LAST.>>AFTER SHOWING OFF THAT GROWING BABY BUMP FOR MONTHS, THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX HAS GONE ON MATERNITY LEAVE AND UNLIKE HER SISTER-IN-LAW, KATE, MEGHAN IS NOT SAYING WHERE SHE’LL GIVE BIRTH. THE MESSAGE FROM THIS ROYAL-WATCHER, GET USED TO THE SECRECY.>>HE DOESN’T WANT HIS CHILD GROWING UP IN THE SPOTLIGHT. ONE OF THE REASONS THEY MOVED TO FROGMORE WAS TO HAVE MORE SPACE. BOTH HARRY AND MEGHAN FELT LIKE KENSINGTON PALACE WAS A GOLDFISH BOWL.>>THE WORLD WON’T LIKELY OFTEN GET TO SEE THE ROYAL BABY. AND FOR NOW, HE OR SHE IS KEEPING EVEN THOSE FAMOUS PARENTS WAITING. THOMAS DAIGLE, CBC NEWS.>>Andrew: ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD. AHEAD TONIGHT, POP PANEL TAKES ON “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED” SWIMSUIT EDITION. IT DROPS NEXT WEEK AND IT’S A TALKER.>>Ian: KAETLYN OSMOND, ONE OF CANADA’S MOST DECORATED FIGURE SKATERS REVEALS WHY SHE’S RETIRING AT 23.>>Andrew: FIRST THE HARSH NEW REALITY IN PLACES OF WORSHIP, ARMED GUARDS, SEARCHES AND PLANNING FOR THE WORST.>>THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE HEAVY PRAYER BOOKS AND BIBLES.>>Ian: THIS WEEK, THE F.B.I. ARRESTED A SEATTLE AREA MAN FOR ALLEGEDLY THREATENING TO PERSONAL EXECUTE THE U.S. PRESIDENT’S SON-IN-LAW JARED KUSHNER. HIS INSTAGRAM A COLLAGE OF CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND VIOLENT ANTI-SEMITISM. THE F.B.I. NOTING HIS RECENT PURCHASES. A SIGN OF WHAT COULD COME NEXT.>>THE HORRORS OF THE HOLOCAUST DID NOT PUT AN END TO ANTI-SIMILANTI>>Ian: ALL OF THIS IS LEADING TO CHANGES AT SYNAGOGUES. AS WITH OTHER TARGETS FOR MASS SHOOTERS, LIKE SCHOOLS, A SECURITY MIND-SET HAS SET IN. STEVEN D’SOUZA EXPLORES HOW SPACES FOCUSED ON SPIRITUAL LIFE IS THINKING ABOUT DEATH.>>Reporter: AT MORNING SERVICE AT THIS SYNAGOGUE IN NEW YORK’S UPPER EAST SIDE, THE CONGREGATION PRAYS IN PEACE, WHILE OUTSIDE ARMED GUARDS SEARCH EVERY VISITOR. ENTRY IS TIGHTLY CONTROLLED. FAMILIES HERE PAY A FEE FOR SECURITY. CAMERAS ARE EVERYWHERE, WHILE AN ACTIVE SHOOTER EMERGENCY PLAN SITS IN EVERY PEW, LIKE AN AIRLINE SAFETY CARD.>>YOU’RE SITTING IN THAT PEW, YOU GO OUT THAT DOOR.>>Reporter: PROTECTING THE SYNAGOGUE AND ADJACENT SCHOOL HAS BEEN A PRIORITY SINCE 9/11. BUT AFTER RECENT SHOOTINGS AT PLACES OF WORSHIP, REACHING SAFETY AND SECURITY HAS TAKEN ON A NEW ENERGY. — URGENCY.>>I NEVER IMAGINED I WOULD BE TALKING TO A DETECTIVE FROM THE COUNTER-TERRORISM UNIT.>>Reporter: A GROWING THREAT. ASSAULTS ARE UP 105%. THE NUMBER OF ANTI-SEMETIC INCIDENTS IS THE THIRD HIGHEST IN FOUR DECADES.>>THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS. JEWS SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE SAFE JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.>>Reporter: WHILE FEDERAL GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE TO INCREASE PROTECTION, SOME HAVE HAD TO BECOME CREATIVE. AT THIS CHURCH IN FLORIDA, ARMED OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICERS ARE AMONG THE PARISHIONERS.>>THEY COME LIKE THEY’RE COMING TO WORSHIP.>>WE BELIEVE IN THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE.>>Reporter: HERE THE CONGREGATION IS WELL VERSED IN THE REFRAIN OF ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE. RUN, HIDE, OR FIGHT. THEY’RE TRAINING MEMBERS TO FORM A SAFETY BRIGADE TO RESPOND IF THERE IS AN ATTACK. WHERE SURVIVAL MEANS NOTHING IS SACRED.>>THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE HEAVY PRAYER BOOKS AND BIBLES. THROW THEM. YOU DO WHATEVER IS NECESSARY TO STAY ALIVE.>>Reporter: THE SYNAGOGUE IN CALIFORNIA WHERE THE RECENT SHOOTING TOOK PLACE DIDN’T HAVE GUARDS OUT FRONT. FEDERAL MONEY FOR THAT HAD ONLYIUS COME IN. IN NEW YORK, IT’S ONE OF MANY LAYERS OF SECURITY.>>WHETHER THEY’RE ENOUGH, LITERALLY, GOD ONLY KNOWS.>>Reporter: A NEW NORMAL WHERE SAFETY TAKES MORE THAN A LEAP OF FAITH. STEVEN D’SOUZA, CBC NEWS, NEW YORK.>>Ian: ON SUNDAY, ADRIENNE BRINGS US THE STORY OF A MAN INSIDE THE SYNAGOGUE IN CALIFORNIA. A MAN WHO DESPERATELY TRIED TO SAVE THE WOMAN WHO JUMPED BETWEEN THE GUNMAN AND THE RABBI. BLOODSHED HE’S SEEN BEFORE. THIS WAS DIFFERENT.>>Reporter: SHIMON ABITBUL KNOWS VIOLENCE. KNOWS ABOUT SAVING LIVES. KNOWS ABOUT FEAR. IN THE SUMMER OF 2006 DURING ISRAEL’S WAR WITH HEZBOLLAH, WE WERE WITH HIM AS ROCKETS RAINED DOWN ON HIS COMMUNITY. THAT WAS WAR. BUT WHAT HAPPENED TO SHIMON ABITBUL LAST MONTH IN CALIFORNIA WAS A TYPE OF TERROR HE SAYS HE HAS NEVER KNOWN BEFORE.>>I TOOK MY GRANDSON AND RUN OUTSIDE.>>Reporter: HE WAS IN THE POWAY SYNAGOGUE WHEN A MURDERER STARTED SHOOTING. A MAN FINALLY ABLE TO LET HIS GUARD, THOUGHT HE WAS SAFE, SUDDENLY WASN’T.>>Andrew: WE HAVE A LOT MORE AHEAD. INCLUDING THE PHOTOS THAT HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING. A “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED” SWIMSUIT MODEL LIKE NO OTHER BEFORE.>>THIS IS LITERALLY A DREAM COME TRUE. I CAN’T EVEN TELL YOU HOW THIS FEELS.>>Andrew: HISTORY MAKING, YES, BUT WHAT IT WILL [ * ]>>IT’S ALMOST BEACH SEASON AND THAT MEANS “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED” IS ABOUT TO DROP ITS ANNUAL SWIMSUIT ISSUE. BUT THIS YEAR, THERE IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT IT. HALIMA ADEN, A MUSLIM AMERICAN, POSING IN A BURKINI, IN A MAGAZINE DEVOTED TO SEXY BEACH BODIES.>>I GUESS I DON’T SEE THE POINT OF PROVOCATIVELY DISPLAYING A WOMAN. I’M STEPHEN MARCHE.>>I’M HUDA IDREES.>>I’M ISHANI NATH.>>YES THIS IS LIKELY A WAY FOR “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED” TO GRAB HEADLINES, BUT IT ALSO EXPANDS OUR DEFINITION OF WHO IS CONSIDERED BEAUTIFUL. AND I’M FULLY HERE FOR THAT.>>LOOK, I GET HOW THIS IS CONFUSING FOR PEOPLE, BUT THERE IS A GREATER GOOD HERE.>>IT’S KIND A HILARIOUS SUMMATION OF OUR MOMENT. VIRTUOUS AND OBJECTIFYING.>>Andrew: SO WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK IS THE BIG DAY FOR THE SWIMSUIT EDITION AND FOR THOSE WHO WEREN’T ALREADY AWARE, IT’S THE SINGLE BIGGEST ISSUE ALL YEAR. THE MAGAZINE COMES OUT EVERY TWO YEARS, BUT AD REVENUE, THE SWIMSUIT EDITION CRUSHES THEM ALL. IT’S A BIG ISSUE. SO I’LL START WITH YOU, JUST IN LITERAL TERMS, IT’S HISTORIC THIS IS HAPPENING?>>ABSOLUTELY. I THINK IN A LOT OF WAYS IT’S SO DIFFERENT WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING TO DO GIVEN THEIR AUDIENCE AND WHAT HALIMA IS DOING IN CHANGING UP THE GAME A LITTLE IT.>>Andrew: YOUR VISCERAL REACTION?>>YOU KNOW, I’M REALLY EXCITED. I AGREE, IT’S POTENTIALLY A SHIFT IN WHAT WE CONSIDER BEAUTIFUL, WHAT WE CONSIDER SEXY OR TRYING TO PUSH THAT NARRATIVE FORWARD. I THINK IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED” NEEDS TO SELL ISSUES, SO IT’S ALSO A BIT OF A HEADLINE GRAB.>>IF I UNDERSTAND YOU, YOU THINK THIS IS BRAVE, HONEST AND ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE?>>WELL, YEAH, I MEAN — I JUST THINK THERE IS SOME MOMENTS, ESPECIALLY IN THESE DARK TIMES WHERE THINGS GET EVIL SO QUICKLY, WE SHOULD REFUSAL IN THE ABSURDITY OF OUR TIME. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE SATIRE IS DEAD. THIS IS THE KIND OF NOVEL MORTDECAI RICHLER NOVEL, YOU HAVE A DRESS DESIGNED FOR MODESTY IN A MAGAZINE DESIGNED TO BE BASICALLY PORNOGRAPHY FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T WANT PORNOGRAPHY.>>Andrew: YOU THINK THIS IS SILLY?>>WELL, IT’S A “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED” EDITION, SO IT’S NOT LIKE SHAKESPEARE. I DON’T THINK IT’S SUPER IMPORTANT OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, BUT I THINK IT’S HILARIOUS. IT ENCAPSULATES THE CONTRADICTION OF THE MOMENT. THESE SWIMSUIT EDITORS, MUST HAVE FOUND THEMSELVES IN SUCH A COMPLICATED POSITION. WHERE THEY’RE TRYING TO OBJECTIFY WOMEN AS THEY’VE ALWAYS DONE AND NOT OBJECTIFY WOMEN.>>Andrew: LET’S TRY TO GO THROUGH THE ISSUES ONE BY ONE. MAYBE AN APPROPRIATE WAY TO START IS LET HALIMA ADEN SPEAK FOR HERSELF.>>THIS IS LITERALLY A DREAM COME TRUE. OH, I CAN’T EVEN TELL YOU HOW THIS FEELS. [SCREAMING] >>GROWING UP IN THIS SPACE, I NEVER REALLY FELT REPRESENTED BECAUSE I NEVER COULD FLIP THROUGH A MAGAZINE AND SEE A GIRL WHO WAS WEARING A HIJAB.>>Andrew: HERE’S THE QUESTION I HAVE. IF ONE OF THE GOALS IS TO KIND OF REDEFINE AND REWIRE HOW WE THINK ABOUT WOMEN WHO WEAR THE HIJAB, OF ALL THE FRONTS ON WHICH TO DO THIS, I MEAN, THIS IS KIND OF A STRANGE ONE, NO?>>I DON’T KNOW THAT IT’S HILARIOUS OR RIDICULOUS IN ANY WAY. I THINK IT’S PRETTY PREDICTABLE. LOTS OF OTHER MAGAZINES HAVE DONE SOMETHING SIMILAR. AND “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED” IS DOING THEIR VERSION OF THE DIVERSITY OF THE MONTH. THEY’RE BASICALLY COMING OUT AND SAYING, WELL, WE’VE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE, LET’S DO IT AND SEE WHAT IT’S LIKE FOR A FIRST. FOR THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY FOR THE GROUP THAT HALIMA SPEAKS MOST TO. AND EITHER NOT SEEING THEMSELVES REPRESENTED OR FINDING THESE STAGES WHERE THEY’RE SOMEHOW LEFT OUT OF. AND I THINK THAT IS THE COOL PART OUT OF ALL OF THIS. IT’S POWERFUL FOR HER TO OPERATE IN A WORLD WHERE WOMEN ARE OBJECTIFIED.>>BUT THAT’S THE POINT, RIGHT? IS THERE NOT A WEIRDNESS TO SAYING, LOOK, WE CAN OBJECTIFY ALL SORTS OF WOMEN. [LAUGHTER].>>LOOK HOW GOOD WE ARE. WE FIGURED OUT HOW TO OBJECTIFY ALL KINDS OF WOMEN, EVEN WOMEN WEARING CLOSED DESIGNED SO THEY’RE NOT OBJECTIFIED. THEY HAVE THE AMAZING QUOTE FROM THE PERSON. PILOT YOUR OWN BEAUTY. HALIMA IS ALSO IN THIS TOPLESS. PILOT YOUR OWN BEAUTY, BUT TAKE OFF YOUR TOP FOR US AT THE SAME TIME. CONTRADICTIONS THERE.>>OR VARIETY.>>WELL, WE HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THERE IS A PRETTY INHERENT CONTRADICTION HERE.>>Andrew: LESSENED BY THE FORUM?>>A LITTLE BIT, BUT I THINK THEY’RE ALSO TRYING TO SIGNAL TO A NEW AUDIENCE. THEY’RE TRYING TO BRING IN, I THINK, WOMEN. THIS IS NEVER AN ISSUE TARGETING WOMEN, BUT HALIMA DOING THE SPREAD IS HUGELY EMPOWERING IN A WAY TO A CERTAIN DEMOGRAPHIC OF WOMEN WHO WANT TO SEE THEMSELVES.>>ARE YOU TELLING ME THAT YOU THINK WOMEN ARE GOING TO BUY THE “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED” SWIMSUIT EDITION TO FLIP THROUGH AND READ IT.>>I THINK THEY’RE GOING TO PAY ATTENTION TO IT IN A WAY THEY HAVEN’T IN THE PAST.>>Andrew: I WAS LOOKING AT STATISTICS A FEW YEARS AGO AND THE READER OF THE SWIMSUIT EDITION IS ACTUALLY 77% MALE AND THE REST FEMALE. SO THERE IS MORE SIZEABLE PROPORTION OF FEMALE –>>I DON’T KNOW THAT “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED” IS LOOKING TO CHANGE THEIR READERSHIP. I THINK THEY’RE LOOKING TO GET HEADLINES. LOOKING TO GET PEOPLE TO TALK ABOUT. MORE SOCIAL MEDIA BUZZ AROUND IT. AND THEY’RE TRYING TO LOOK LIKE THE GOOD GUYS WHO ARE NOT LEAVING THE POOR MUSLIM WOMEN OUT.>>OUT OF THEIR GAZE.>>RIGHT. YOU THINK IT’S RIDICULOUS. I THINK IT’S COMPLETELY PREDICTABLE.>>I THINK IT’S A STEP FORWARD FROM LAST YEAR WHERE THEY TRIED TO JUMP ON THE #METOO MOVEMENT AND HAVE NAKED WOMEN WITH WORDS ON THEM AND THAT KIND OF THING. SO AT LEAST IT’S HALIMA HOW SHE HAS CHOSEN TO BE REPRESENTED AND SHE FEELS IT’S EMPOWERING AND I’M HERE FOR THAT.>>IT’S ALSO HOW SHE’S CHOSEN TO BE REPRESENTED FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW. IT’S NOT A ONE-OFF RANDOM EXPERIMENT. IF WE LOOK BACK AT HALIMA ADEN’S JOURNEY. 2016, SHE WAS THE FIRST FULLY COVERED MUSLIM CONTESTANT TO COMPETE IN THE MISS MINNESOTA U.S.A. PANELING ENTER. IN 2017, THE FIRST TO APPEAR ON THE COVER OF A U.S. MAGAZINE. 2018, ON THE COVER OF BRITISH “VOGUE”. AND THAT WAS THE FIRST IN THE MAGAZINE’S 102-YEAR HISTORY. SO STEPHEN, I’LL PUNT THIS BACK TO YOU. IS IT A STEP FORWARD?>> >>I THINK YOU HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT OTHER TRENDS. FOR ONE THING, THE SWIMSUIT CONTEST IN MISS AMERICA DIED THE YEAR AFTER SHE APPEARED. “PLAYBOY” STOPPED DOING NAKED PICTURES AROUND THE SAME TIME. AND YOU KNOW, WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE IS THAT THIS SPECIFIC SOCIAL FUNCTION OF “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED” SWIMSUIT EDITION WHICH WAS PORNOGRAPHY FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN’T GET PORNOGRAPHY, IS DYING. BECAUSE ANYONE WITH A PHONE HAS ACCESS TO ALL OF THE NUDITY IN THE WORLD. SO WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE, IT’S NOT WOKENESS OR SOME KIND OF PROGRESSIVE POLITICS THAT IS, YOU KNOW, REQUIRING THESE PEOPLE TO TAKE THESE BIG STEPS, BIG CYNICAL STEPS TO GET ATTENTION, IT’S JUST THE FACT THAT THE MARKET PLACE, FOR THIS PARTICULAR KIND OF DISGUISED NUDITY, IS DISAPPEARING.>>Andrew: I’LL ASK YOU THE QUESTION, HUDA, WOULD IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE TO YOU IF ALL “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED” WAS INTERESTED IN WAS MAKING A QUICK BUCK? DOES THEIR INTENTION EVEN MATTER HERE?>>ABSOLUTELY NOT. I THINK WE’RE FOOLING OURSELVES IF WE THINK THEY’RE DOING THIS FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN HEADLINES. AND THERE IS PROBABLY A FLAVOUR OF TOKENISM IN THERE. FROM HALIMA’S PERSPECTIVE, SHE’S TAKING EVERY OPPORTUNITY SHE’S GETTING. YOU CAN’T FAULT HER FOR THAT. SHE IS OPERATING IN A WORLD WHERE SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES ARE KEPT FROM HER.>>SURE, SHE’S GETTING PAID.>>SURE. IT’S EMPOWERING FOR HER TO BE GIVEN A STAGE LIKE THIS. AND I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR HER TO BE SHOWING LOTS OF MUSLIM GIRLS AND WOMEN OUT THERE, THERE IS NOT JUST ONE WAY OF WEARING A HIJAB. THERE IS NOT ONE WAY TO BE A MUSLIM WOMAN IN THE WEST.>>Andrew: IS THAT THE BOTTOM LINE THEN, IN THE SENSE THAT EVEN TOKEN REPRESENTATION IS STILL REPRESENTATION?>>I THINK ESPECIALLY IN THIS SCENARIO WHERE THE SWIMSUIT ISSUE. “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED” PUTS UP ALL OF THEIR COVERAGE FROM THE PAST, 1964, WHEN I BELIEVE IT FIRST STARTED. THEY LOOK SHOCKINGLY THE SAME. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE COVER IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE YET. BUT TO ME YOU HAVE TO HAVE BABY STEPS BEFORE YOU CAN –>>BEFORE YOU CAN STOP PUBLISHING ALL TOGETHER. WHICH IS THE REAL ISSUE.>>I GUESS ONE OF THE OTHER QUESTIONS, WHAT WOULD APPEASE YOUR SENSIBILITIES?>>IT’S NOT A QUESTION OF SENSIBILITY, IT’S THE QUESTION OF THE MARKETPLACE. THIS IS NOT — THE IDEA THAT WE WOULD EVEN CONSIDER THE “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED” SWIMSUIT ISSUE A VENUE FOR POLITICAL PROGRESS IS HILARIOUS. THAT’S WHAT I MEAN BY IT’S HILARIOUS.>>Andrew: I GUESS THE REAL TEST FOR THEM, IF THIS IS A GENUINE MOVE IN A PARTICULAR DIRECTION, MAY BE WHAT THEY DECIDE TO DO NEXT YEAR IN THE NEXT EDITION, WHO THEY’LL INCLUDE IN THAT VERSION?>>THAT WILL BE WHATEVER IS ON TREND.>>YES, EXACTLY.>>I THINK MUSLIMS IN GENERAL ARE BEING VILIFIED ON THE GLOBAL STAGE, BUT ALSO GIVEN REPRESENTATION. “PLAYBOY” DID SOMETHING SIMILAR A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO I THINK. SO IT’S GOING TO BE WHATEVER IS ON TREND. AND MUSLIM WOMEN WHO ARE FASHIONABLE AND BEAUTIFUL ARE APPARENTLY ON TREND RIGHT NOW.>>Andrew: IF SEX SELLS, WHO HERE IS BUYING? WHO PLANS TO PICK UP THAT EDITION OF “SPORTS ILLUSTRATED”?>>I CAN’T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I BOUGHT A MAGAZINE.>>I’M NOT 14 ANYMORE. [LAUGHTER].>>Andrew: NO INTEREST?>>I’M, SORRY, I’M NOT GOING TO BUY IT EITHER, FOR ME IT’S ABOUT DIGITAL.>>Andrew: YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST.>>>UP NEXT ON THE NATIONAL, WE’LL LOOK AT THE LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE FLOOD OF THE CENTURY.>>THE EMOTIONAL TOLL THAT IT TOOK ON US. SO WE’RE NOT 100% THERE, BUT WE’RE 95% THERE.>>Ian: WE’LL TAKE YOU BACK TO GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA, FOR A LOOK AT WHAT CHANGED.>>A LOOK AT AN INTERVIEW YOU’LL SEE SUNDAY. DAN RATHER IS 87 YEARS OLD. AS THE FORMER ANCHOR OF CBS NEWS, HE’S COVERED A LOT. CONSIDER HOW HE SEES THE CURRENT U.S. ADMINISTRATION.>>WELL, THIS IS MUCH MORE SERIOUS THAN WATERGATE. WATERGATE INVOLVED CRIMES THAT WERE DOMESTIC CRIMES. AMERICANS AGAINST AMERICANS. A PRESIDENT UNDERMINING THE CONSTITUTION. IN THE CASE OF WHAT IS GOING ON NOW IN OUR COUNTRY, ONE REASON I SAY IT’S A DANGEROUS TIME FOR AMERICA, IS THE FACT OF THE FOREIGN POWER. IT IS A FACT THAT THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION JUST UNDERSCORED, ITALICIZED, PUT IN HEADLINES, [ * ]>>Ian: WE’RE LIVE HERE ON “THE NATIONAL” AND FOLLOWING WHAT COULD BE A DEVELOPING STORY IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA. THE MAYOR HAS TWEETED THAT A COMMERCIAL PLANE IS DOWN IN THE SAINT JOHN RIVER. THAT IS THE MAYOR OF JACKSONVILLE SAYING THAT A PLANE IS IN THE RIVER THAT IS NEAR THE JACKSONVILLE AIRPORT. WE’RE LEAVE HERE THROUGH THE EVENING ON “THE NATIONAL”. WE’LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THAT STORY. HERE ARE THE OTHER STORIES WE’RE WATCHING TONIGHT. THIS IS SEMENYA AND WHAT COULD BE HER LAST 800 METRE RACE. JUST TWO DAYS AFTER LOSING A CASE, SEMENYA CHALLENGED THE RULES SET TO LIMIT TESTOSTERONE IN FEMALE RUNNERS. SHE SAID SHE WON’T TAKE HORMONE-REDUCING DRUGS, MEANING SHE WON’T BE ABLE TO RUN RACES BETWEEN 400 AND 1500 METRES.>>>CYCLONE FANI TORE THROUGH INDIAN COAST TODAY. TORRENTIAL RAINS AND GUSTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. NEIGHBORING BANGLADESH ALREADY HAS 400,000 EVACUEES AS THE CYCLONE HEADS ITS WAY.>>WE’RE FIGHTERS. THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN THROUGH A LOT WITH THE TORNADO AND THEN THE FLOOD THE YEAR BEFORE. AND WE JUST TRY TO PULL TOGETHER AND IT’S NEIGHBOURS HELPING NEIGHBOURS.>>Ian: SPIRITS SEEM TO BE IMPROVING ALONG THE GATINEAU RIVER FLOOD PLAIN. DRYING OUT HOMES AND ASSESSING DAMAGE. IT’S A DIFFERENT STORY ON THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL, WHERE LOCAL COUNCILLORS VOTED TODAY TO EXTEND THE STATE OF EMERGENCY. ACROSS QUÉBEC MORE THAN 10,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FORCED OUT OF THEIR HOME.>>OUR GOVERNMENT, WE MOVE QUICK.>>Ian: THAT IS THE ONTARIO PREMIER ANNOUNCING THE CREATION OF A TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS FUTURE FLOODING IN THE MUSKOKA REGION. THEY EXPANDED THE DISASTER RECOVERY PROGRAMME TO INCLUDE COMMUNITIES THERE. HOMEOWNERS CAN APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID, BUT ONLY PRINCIPLE RESIDENCES. ALSO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS IT’S CONTRIBUTING $2.5 MILLION TO THE RED CROSS. IT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE WORST-HIT FLOOD VICTIMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO A LIMIT OF $600 PER FAMILY.>>>AS PARTS OF CANADA DEAL WITH MORE INTENSE SPRING FLOODING, WE’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS. CAMERON MacINTOSH TAKES US SOUTH OF THE BORDER WHERE PEOPLE FOUND THE WILL AND THE MONEY TO MAKE BIG CHANGES.>>Reporter: GRAND FORKS NORTH DAKOTA DIDN’T JUST FLOOD. IT BURNED. ELECTRICAL SHORTS CAUSED BY WATER MORE THAN A METRE DEEP DESTROYED 11 BUILDINGS AS 55,000 PEOPLE WERE ORDERED OUT OF THE CITY. AT THE TIME, THE LARGEST MASS EVACUATION IN MODERN U.S. HISTORY. SO THIS IS IT? THIS IS WHERE IT WAS.>>THAT IS WHAT WE SAW?>>Reporter: 22 YEARS LATER, JOHN BONZER’S VOICE STILL TREMBLES TALKING ABOUT IT.>>YOU HAD TO WATCH IT BURN DOWN ON TV?>>WE DID. FROM 80 MILES AWAY.>>THAT MUST HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY HELPLESS FEELING?>>IT WAS. YEAH IT WAS.>>Reporter: EVERY DAY HE WALKS PAST HERE. THE WATERS OF THE INFAMOUS 1997 RED RIVER FLOOD OF THE CENTURY HAVE LONG PASSED. BONZER HAS REBUILT, BUT THE SCARS DON’T FADE.>>THE EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE THAT WAS AND THE EMOTIONAL TOLL THAT IT TOOK ON US, SO WE’RE NOT 100% THERE, BUT WE’RE 95% THERE.>>Reporter: THE RED RIVER RUNS ALONG THE BORDER. NORTH INTO MANITOBA, RIGHT THROUGH WINNIPEG. NARROW AND FLAT, WHEN IT RISES, THERE IS NOTHING TO HOLD IT IN. IT JUST SPILLS. SEE THAT MARKER? THAT IS THE 1997 FLOOD LEVEL. EVEN IN A MODERATE FLOOD YEAR, THIS DEBRIS SHOWS HOW HIGH UP THE WATER CAN COME. IT’S THE REASON GRAND FORKS AND EAST GRAND FORKS DECIDED TO PULL BACK FROM THE RIVER BEHIND A SERIES OF FLOOD WALLS AND LEVIES. 25 KILOMETRES OF THEM RUN ALONG SIDE BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER. IT TOOK 10 YEARS AND HALF A BILLION DOLLARS TO BUILD.>>I WAS THE CITY ENGINEER.>>Reporter: KEN VIEN, NOW A CITY COUNCILLOR HELPED LEAD THE FLOOD FIGHT AND RECOVERY. WHICH INCLUDED DECISION TO ABANDON ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOODS.>>THE CITY DID MAKE TOUGH DECISIONS. YOU COULDN’T REDEVELOP IN THESE AREAS.>>Reporter: THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE MOVED TO MAKE ROOM FOR LEVIES AND FLOOD WALLS. THIS OLD NEIGHBOURHOOD IS NOW A CAMPGROUND. HOMES THAT ONCE HAD RIVER FRONT VIEWS, NOW LOOK AT LEVIES.>>WE HAD ONE OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT RIGHT AND THAT’S WHAT I THINK WE ACCOMPLISHED.>>Reporter: FARGO-MOORHEADHEAD IS UPSTREAM. HERE THE RIVER IS NARROWER, BUT JUST AS VOLATILE. 10 YEARS AGO, THESE COMMUNITIES ALMOST WENT UNDER. THEY FILLED MILLIONS OF SANDBAGS. IT LEFT THE TOWN DRY, BUT WEARY.>>I COULD FEEL THE ANXIETY IN THE COMMUNITY BUILD UP.>>Reporter: MAYOR TIM MAHONE SAYS THEY CAN’T AFFORD ANOTHER CLOSE CALL. FARGO WAS BIGGER THAN GRAND FORKS AND HAS BIGGER PLANS. A $2.7 BILLION DAM AND FLOOD DIVERSION CHANNEL THAT WOULD RUN 48 METRES AROUND THE CITY. IT’S SIMILAR IN CONCEPT TO WINNIPEG’S FLOODWAY. BUT IT’S BEEN A TOUGHER SELL BECAUSE IT HASN’T LOST A FLOOD FIGHT YET. AFTER TEN YEARS OF DESIGN AND LOBBYING, THE FUNDING AND POLITICAL SUPPORT IS FALLING INTO PLACE. THE TOWN EVEN VOTED FOR A SALES TAX TO PAY FOR IT, HOPING TO AVOID ANOTHER 2009.>>IT’S AMAZING WHAT YOU CAN DO TO GET PEOPLE TO DO IT.>>IT WILL HAVE WATER ON IT.>>Reporter: HERE’S THE THING, TO DIVERT WATER, YOU HAVE TO PUT IT SOMEWHERE. IN THIS CASE, MATT’S FARM. ONE OF SEVERAL SOON TO BE EXPROPRIATED.>>I THINK WOULD BE — OR IS IMPOSSIBLE TO RECREATE THIS AND FIND A LIKE LOCATION LIKE THIS.>>Reporter: LOSING THIS LAND COULD KNOCK HIM RIGHT OUT OF FARMING. MAKING IT WORSE, IT’S NEVER ACTUALLY FLOODED HERE BEFORE.>>WE WERE TOLD FROM THE BEGINNING FROM SOME OF THE LEADERS THAT THERE ARE WINNERS AND LOSERS AND WE FEEL OBVIOUSLY WE’RE ON THE LOSING END OF THIS. THIS IS THE RED.>>Reporter: HE’S BEEN TO COURT, APPEALED TO POLITICIANS AND REGULATORS, HOLDING OUT HOPE THE PROJECT CAN AT LEAST BE MODIFIED. BUT WORK ON THE CHANNEL INLET IS CLEARED TO RESUME THIS SPRING. IT’S A LESSON THAT KEEPS HITTING HOME IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY. TO CONTROL THE WATER, HARD CHOICES NEED TO BE MADE.>>WE’VE TRIED HARD TO WORK WITH THE UPSTREAM PEOPLE TO COME TO RESOLUTION WITH THEIR ISSUES.>>TODAY, WE’RE A STRONGER BETTER COMMUNITY BECAUSE WE HAVE THIS PROTECTION.>>Reporter: IN GRAND FORKS, JOHN BONZER DOESN’T FEAR THE RIVER, CONFIDENT THE CITY DID MAKE THE RIGHT, ALBEIT HARD CHOICES.>>Reporter: CO-EXISTING WITH A RIVER THAT DICTATES ITS OWN TERMS.>>Andrew: AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”, KAETLYN OSMOND IS HANGING UP HER SKATES. AT LEAST HER COMPETITIVE ONES. WHY SHE’S REFIRING FROM THE SPORT SHE LOVES.>>THE LAST TWO YEARS, EVERY TIME I HIT A PODIUM, I WASN’T>>Andrew: SHE’S A THREE-TIME OLYMPIC MEDALLIST, AND WORLD CHAMPION, BUT KAETLYN OSMOND IS READY TO PUT THAT ALL BEHIND HER AND SAY GOODBYE. THE 23-YEAR-OLD CANADIAN FIGURE SKATER ANNOUNCED HER RETIREMENT JUST YESTERDAY AND TODAY, SHE EXPLAINED HER DECISION. SHE TELLS US WHY THE TIMING IS JUST RIGHT FOR HER. IN OUR “MOMENT”. [ * ]>>IT WAS A LONG DECISION. I HAD DECIDED PERSONALLY A LITTLE WHILE AGO, BUT IT TOOK A FULL YEAR. I WANTED TO TAKE THE FULL YEAR TO STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPETITIVE SPORT COMPLETELY. AND EXPERIENCE THAT AND SEE HOW I FELT ABOUT IT. WHEN I HIT THE WORLD PODIUM AND I WAS STANDING THERE, I LOOKED AROUND AND I WAS LIKE, THIS IS WHERE I’M SUPPOSED TO STOP. I ALWAYS LOVED BEING ON THE ICE. I REMEMBER GOING INTO THE RINK BEFORE SCHOOL, IN NEWFOUNDLAND, WHEN IT WAS FREEZING. YOU CAN STILL SEE ME ON THE ICE A LOT. I’M ALWAYS DOING SHOWS, ALWAYS DOING TOURS. I LOVE THAT SIDE OF IT. I DON’T THINK I’LL PUT THAT FULLY BEHIND ME. AND I’M TRYING TO FIND WHO I AM OUTSIDE OF ICE SKATING.>>Ian: SO POISED. JUST 23?>>Andrew: YEAH.>>Ian: I REMEMBER INTERVIEWING HER AROUND MIDNIGHT IN SOCHI. I REMEMBER THINKING, SHE IS MATURE BEYOND HER YEARS. WE SHOULD POINT OUT THAT SOCHI WENT WELL IN A DIFFERENT CATEGORY.>>Andrew: IN THE TEAM EVENT, KAETLYN OSMOND WAS A PART OF IT, WITH OTHER SUPERSTARS. YOU THINK OF TESSA AND SCOTT, PATRICK CHAN. THEY WON SILVER IN 2014 AND THEN IN 2018, THEY DID ONE BETTER. THEY WON GOLD. MY GOSH, SHE’S GOT A LOT TO BE PROUD OF.>>Ian: AS WE TALK ABOUT HER TRANSITION, BECAUSE AS YOU POINTED OUT, SHE’LL STILL BE SKATING IN SHOWS, LET’S ALSO TAKE A MOMENT TO REFLECT ON WHAT YOU JUST SAID. THIS GOLDEN AGE OF CANADIAN SKATING, SO MOIR AND VIRTUE, DUHAMEL AND BRADFORD, PATRICK CHAN AND KAETLYN OSMOND, ALL WORLD CHAMPIONS, ALL OLYMPIC MEDALLISTS, ALL IN THEIR PRIME AT THE SAME TIME. THIS IS TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF CANADIAN FIGURE SKATERS. THAT IS “THE NATIONAL” FOR MAY 3RD. GOOD NIGHT. [ * ]

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