CBC Here & Now NL Wednesday May 24 2017


>>Announcer: THIS IS CBC “HERE & NOW.” (♪♪♪)>>Debbie: THE VICTIM OF THIS PRISON RIOT IS NOW SUING THE PROVINCE.>>Interview: YOU KNOW, MY CLIENTS HAVE SOME VERY SERIOUS INJURIES AND HE COULD HAVE DIED.>>Carolyn: A LIFE GUARD AT THE SCENE OF SUNDAY’S DROWNING HAS A STRONG MESSAGE.>>Interview: DON’T THINK THAT IT’S GOING TO BE SOMEBODY ELSE, DON’T THINK THAT YOU’RE INVINCIBLE BECAUSE THE WATER DOESN’T CARE.>>Interview: IT’S A PLACE TO PUT UP A POSTER, GATHER PEOPLE IN.>>Debbie: A VARIETY STORE REOPENS ON THE BONAVISTA PENINSULA AND RESIDENTS COULDN’T BE HAPPIER.>>Ryan: THE ROLLER COASTER RIDE THAT IS SPRING CONTINUES AS THE TEMPERATURES FALL FOR THURSDAY, RISE FOR FRIDAY, FALL FOR SATURDAY, RISE FOR SUNDAY, YOU GET THE PICTURE. WE’LL HAVE YOUR LONG-RANGE FORECAST AND A SUMMER OUTLOOK FROM DAVID PHILLIPS COMING UP.>>Debbie: TONIGHT WE HAVE NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON A PRISON RIOT THAT HAPPENED THREE YEARS AGO IN ST. JOHN’S.>>Carolyn: “CBC INVESTIGATES” LEARN BED THAT INMATE KENNY GREEN IS SUING THE GOVERNMENT.>>Debbie: THE CONVICTED KILLER WAS ATTACKED INSIDE OF INSIDE THEPENITENTIARY. ARIANA KELLAND HAS OUR STORY.>>Reporter: IT’S HARD VIDEO TO FORGET, A GROUP OF INMATES PUMMELLED KENNY GREENE DURING PURE CHAOS IN THE CHAPEL OF H.M.P. BOATEN, STABBED AND SPEARED BY A CHURCH PEW. THAT WAS MORE THAN THREE YEARS AGO. NOW KENNY GREENE HAS A LAWYER AND IS SUING THE PROVINCE.>>Interview: AND MY CLIENT SUFFERED SOME VERY SERIOUS INJURIES AND HE COULD HAVE VERY EASILY HAVE DIED.>>Reporter: TWO DAYS BEFORE THE RIOT, PRISON OFFICIALS RECEIVED A WARNING ABOUT THE ATTACK. THEY TOLD GREEN, BUT THEY SAY THAT HE SEEMED UNCONCERNED AND WENT ANYWAY. HIS LAWYER SAYS THAT HE HAD VERY FEW OTHER OPTIONS.>>Interview: HE KNEW THAT THE FACTORS WERE GOING TO FAIL AND HE KNEW THAT HE’D THEN FACE AN ATTACK WHERE HE WAS NOT FOREWARNED SO HE DECIDED TO GO AND TO DEAL WITH THE THREAT THAT HE KNEW ABOUT. BUT ALSO MORE IMPORTANTLY THE THREAT THAT THE GOVERNMENT KNEW ABOUT.>>Reporter: IT’S BELIEVED THAT IT WAS IN RETALIATION FOR THE BEATING DEATH OF JOEY WHALEN AT THIS NOTORIOUS DRUG HOUSE. GREEN WAS AWAITING TRIAL ON MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES FOR KILLING WHALEN AT THE TIME OF THE CHAPEL RIOT. MOORE SAYS THAT GREEN HAD BEEN KEPT IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN THE MONTHS BEFORE THE ATTACK FOR HIS OWN SAFETY. SHE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHY PRISON OFFICIALS LET HIM ENTER A POTENTIALLY DEADLY SITUATION.>>Interview: THEY DIDN’T TELL THE CLERGY THAT WERE THERE IN THE CHAPEL AND THEY DIDN’T TELL THE FRONTLINE STAFF AND, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE HURT.>>Reporter: AREAS OF H.M.P. DATE BACK TO THE VICTORIAN ERA. ONE OF, IF NOT THE OLDEST, OF ITS KIND IN CANADA. MOORE WILL ASK THE COURT TO SHUT IT DOWN.>>Interview: IT’S OLD AND DECREPIT AND FILTHY AND THE HEAT IS 40° CELSIUS IN THE SUMMERTIME AND IT’S REALLY NOT FIT FOR HUMAN HABITATION AND NOT FIT FOR ANIMALS EITHER.>>Reporter: THE PROVINCE WON’T COMMENT BUT STRESSED IN COURT DOCUMENTS THAT GREEN WAS WARNED AND THAT EXTRA STAFF WERE ADDED A FLOOR BELOW THE CHAPEL THAT DAY. NOW THIS CASE WILL BE CALLED IN SUPREME COURT IN SEPTEMBER BUT LYNN MOORE SAYS THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ALSO HAS A ROLE TO PLAY IN A NEW PENITENTIARY. NOT A NEW NOTION. WE LOOKED IN THE CBC ARCHIVES TODAY AND THIS IS SOME OF WHAT WE FOUND…>>Interview: THERE ARE NO ARCHITECTS EVEN POINTED TO A DESIGN FOR THE PENITENTIARY FOR NEWFOUNDLAND AND THERE’S NO AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE FEDERAL AUTHORITIES AND THE NEWFOUNDLAND GOVERNMENT WHAT KIND OF INSTITUTION SHOULD GO IN NEWFOUNDLAND.>>Interview: IT WOULD BE HYPOCRITICAL TO SAY THAT WE’RE ALL FOR DEALING WITH CRIME BUT WE NEED A PRISON BUT WE’RE NOT GOING TO LOOK AT THAT, THAT’S NOT THE WAY IT WORKS. CERTAINLY, THE TIMING IS RIGHT IN MANY WAYS TO LOOK AT THE NEED AND THE OPPORTUNITY OF BUILDING A FEDERAL PRISON IN THIS PROVINCE.>>Interview: THERE’S A CHIMNEY THAT IS BRACED UP AND THERE’S FEARS THAT A WALL MAY COLLAPSE ON PEOPLE IF THEY’RE OUT IN THE YARD AND THIS IS JUST SOME OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT YOU SEE.>>Interview: WE ARE UNABLE TO GET ANY SUPPORT OR ANY COMMITMENT BUT WE CAN WAIT NO LONGER TO BEGIN THE PROCESS. FOR THE WELL-BEING OF OUR STAFF AND OUR INMATES WE MUST START PLANNING A NEW FACILITY.>>Interview: IT’S AN IMPROPER, OLD, ANTIQUATED, EXCUSE MY LANGUAGE SHITHOLE.>>Reporter: DECADES OF CALLS FOR A NEW PENITENTIARY WITH NO ANSWERS IN SIGHT. LIVE I’M ARIANA KELLAND IN ST. JOHN’S.>>Carolyn: A VETERAN LIFEGUARD WAS THE FIRST PERSON ON THE SCENE OF SUNDAY’S DROWNING NEAR GANDER AND TONIGHT SHE’S SAYING THAT WE ALL NEED TO LEARN FROM WHAT HAPPENED. FROM 911 RESPONDERS TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. “HERE & NOW’S” CHRIS ENSING HASMORE.>>Interview: AND I STAYED THERE AND CALLING HIS NAME AND LOOKING FOR HELP.>>Reporter: SHE SAW MATTHEW SARGENT’S CANOE TIP.>>Interview: WE DIDN’T HAVE THE RESOURCES AT THE TIME AND WE HAD A BOAT WITH NO PADDLES AND LIFE JACKETS AND WE CAN’T PUT OURSELVES IN THAT SITUATION AND WE WOULD HAVE BEEN ALONGSIDE HIM.>>Reporter: NOSEWORTHY SHIFTED TO THE TWO BOYS THAT SWAM TO SHORE.>>Interview: MY CONCERN WERE WITH THE BOYS THAT WE WERE WATCHING AND I KEPT GOING BACK TO THE BOYS AND TRYING TO CALM DOWN THEIR SHOCK LEVEL AND REASSURE THEM THAT EVERYTHING WAS GOING TO BE OKAY, REGARDLESS, THEY WERE SAFE.>>Reporter: NOSEWORTHY SAID WHAT IS IMPORTANT NOW IS LEARNING FROM WHAT HAPPENED.>>Interview: IT SEEMS LIKE A LACK OF COORDINATION BETWEEN ALL DEPARTMENTS AND THE STATE OF EMERGENCY IS THAT IS WHERE YOU’RE RACING AGAINST THE CLOCK IN EVERY SITUATION, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE TIMES ARE ALL CONNECTED AM.>>Reporter: THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF 911 HAS REVIEWED SUNDAY’S CALL AND SAID THAT IT WAS PROPERLY HANDLED DURING THEIR INTERACTION. NOW NOSEWORTHY WOULD HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE RCMP OUT OF THE 911 SERVICE’S HANDS AND THE RCMP SAY THEY DID DISPATCH FOGO ISLAND POLICE ON SUNDAY. THAT’S BECAUSE NOSEWORTHY CALLED FROM JOE BATT’S POND, AND SIMILAR TO JOE BATT’S ARM. AND THE RCMP SAY THAT THIS HAD NO IMPACT ON THE INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED ON SUNDAY. NOSEWORTHY SAID THAT WE CAN ALL LEARN SOMETHING FROM THIS TRAGIC EVENT.>>Interview: WE LOOK AT SWIMMING AS AN ACTIVITY, IT’S A LIFE SKILL. WATER SAFETY IS A LIFE SKILL. AND EVERYBODY NEEDS TO HAVE IT. IT’S NOT EXPENSIVE, AND YOU CAN GET GOVERNMENT PROGRAM FUNDING TO GET INTO IT. AND YOU CAN LOOK IT UP ONLINE, REACH OUT TO YOUR LOCAL BRAN, YOUR LOCAL LIFE GUARDS AND JUST GET THAT EDUCATION PIECE AND DON’T THINK THAT IT’S GOING TO BE SOMEBODY ELSE. DON’T THINK THAT YOU’RE INVINCIBLE BECAUSE THE WATER DOESN’T CARE.>>Reporter: CHRIS ENSING, CBC NEWS, GANDER AM.>>Debbie: STILL WITH THIS STORY… LAST EVENING IN OUR REPORT WE INADVERTENTLY USED THE WRONG PICTURE WHEN REFERRING TO MATTHEW SARGENT. THE TEENAGED BOY WHO DROWNED. IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THE STORY TO AIR THE INCORRECT PICTURE WAS DOWNLOADED AND EDITED INTO OUR PIECE. WE SINCERELY REGRET THE ERROR AND WE APOLOGIZE TO THE FAMILIES INVOLVED.>>Carolyn: WELL, IT’S BEEN YEARS IN THE MAKING AND NOW IT’S CLOSE TO BECOMING A REALITY. THE HEBRON OIL PLATFORM IS BUILT AND IT’S READY FOR TOW OUT TO THE GRAND BANKS. THE ONLY HOLD UP IS A THICK BLANKET OF SEA RICE ON THE ROUTE AND TWO OF THE BIG QUESTIONS NOW ARE, HOW WILL THIS PROVINCE BENEFIT FROM HAVING A FOURTH PRODUCING OIL FIELD IN OUR OFFSHORE? AND HOW HAS THE DROP IN OIL PRICES CHANGED THINGS? “HERE & NOW’S” TERRY ROBERTS REPORTS.>>Reporter: IT WAS A BIG EVENT, ALMOST A DECADE AGO. THEN PREMIER DANNY WILLIAMS INKING A DEAL TO DEVELOP HEBRON AND ITS 700 MILLION-BARRELS OF OIL.>>Interview: THIS IS A DAY THAT ALL NEWFOUNDLANDERS AND LABRADORIANS, WHETHER THEY LIVE HERE OR AWAY, CAN TAKE PRIDE IN AND TRULY CELEBRATE.>>Reporter: IT WAS A LANDMARK DEAL BECAUSE IT INVOLVED THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT PURCHASING A SHARE IN THE PROJECT. BUYING A SEAT AT THE TABLE WITH OIL GIANTS LIKE EXXONMOBIL. PAYING FOR SOME OF THE CONSTRUCTION COSTS BUT ALSO BENEFITING WHEN THE WINFALLS CAME IN. HERE’S HOW IT BROKE DOWN AT THE TIME WHEN OIL WAS TRADING AT MORE THAN $100 A BARREL… A $110 BILLION BUY-IN FOR A 4.9% EQUITY STAKE. PROJECTED REVENUES FOR THE PROVINCE, INCLUDING ROYALTIES, EQUITY AND TAXES, OVER $20 BILLION DURING THE LIFE OF THE PROJECT, ABOUT 25 YEARS. BUT CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE CHANGED. OIL IS HALF THE PRICE. AND THE PROVINCE FACING A FISCAL QUAGMIRE. HERE’S A LOOK AT IT TODAY… ON TOP OF THAT $110 MILLION, TAXPAYERS THROUGH NALCOR HAVE INVESTED NEARLY $800 MILLION IF YOU INCLUDE PRE-PRODUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION COSTS.>>Interview: AFTER WE PAY FOR ALL OF THOSE CAPITAL COSTS, ALL OF THE OPERATING COSTS, AFTER WE PAY A HALF A BILLION DOLLARS IN ROYALTY TO THE GOVERNMENT, WE’RE STILL LEFT WITH MORE THAN $1.5 BILLION IN PROFIT IN REVENUE AND THAT’S A SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT TO NOT ONLY NALCOR ENERGY BUT THAT’S A DIVIDEND TO THE PROVINCE.>>Reporter: BUT THOSE ROYALTIES, WELL, THEY’RE ABOUT HALF OF WHAT THEY WERE ORIGINALLY PROJECTED. ABOUT $11 BILLION IN REVENUE TO THE PROVINCE. NOW THAT NUMBER COULD CHANGE, BASED ON THE PRICE OF OIL OVER THE LONG TERM. KEATING SAYS IT’S STILL A GOOD INVESTMENT.>>Interview: WE HAVE A GREAT QUALITY PROJECT THAT IS A GLOBAL SCALE AND IT’S SOMETHING TO BE ENVIOUS OF AND WE’RE NOW ABOUT TO GET THE RETURN.>>Reporter: THE PROVINCE, HOWEVER, SAYS THAT ANY FUTURE DEALS WILL BE DIFFERENT.>>Interview: AS WE MOVE FORWARD IN DEVELOPING MORE OFFSHORE ON NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, THERE’S CHANGES TO NOT ONLY THE ROYALTY BUT LOOKING AT HOLISTICALLY MAKING SURE THAT WE MAXIMIZE OUR VALUE IN OUR OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY.>>Reporter: DESPITE THE ICE, HEBRON IS STILL ON TRACK FOR FIRST OIL IN 2017, BUT DON’T EXPECT BIG ROYALTIES FOR FIVE TO SEVEN YEARS UNTIL THE OIL COMPANIES, INCLUDING NALCOR, PAY OFF $14 BILLION IN DEVELOPMENT COSTS. TERRY ROBERTS, CBC NEWS, ST. JOHN’S.>>Carolyn: RESIDENTS HAVE VOTED IN FAVOUR OF MINTING THE NEWEST MUNICIPALITY. THE SECRET BALLOT HELD LAST NIGHT SHOWED SLIGHTLY MORE THAN 66% ARE VOTING IN FAVOUR OF THE MOVE WITH 70% OF THE ELIGIBLE VOTERS PARTICIPATING. EARLIER THIS YEAR PROVINCIAL STUDY RECOMMENDED THAT THE DISTRICT BECOME A STAND-ALONE MUNICIPALITY.>>Debbie: WELL, STILL WITH MUNICIPAL POLITICS, A NEW MAYOR WILL TAKE OVER IN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY WHEN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS ARE CALLED. JAMIE SNOOK DECIDED THAT HE’S READY TO STEP ASIDE AND LET SOMEONE ELSE TAKE OVER THE JOB. HE WAS A POLITICAL ROOKIE WHEN ELECTED FOUR YEARS AGO AND SNOOK TELLS US THAT HE THOUGHT LONG AND HARD ABOUT THE DECISION BUT FEELS THAT IT IS THE RIGHT TIME TO MOVE ON.>>Carolyn: AND THERE’S ANOTHER BIG MUNICIPAL CHANGE COMING. THIS TIME IN MOUNT PEARL WHERE LONG-TIME POLITICIAN AND MAYOR RANDY SIMMS SAYS THAT HE WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION. THIS WILL BRING AN END TO HIS 28-YEAR CAREER IN MUNICIPAL POLITICS. SIMMS CALLS THE DECADES HE SPENT IN PUBLIC SERVICE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT OF HIS LIFE.>>Debbie: THE GOVERNMENT IS PROMISING TO MAKE CHANGES COMING OUT OF A DUCK STUDY IN WESTERN LABRADOR. THERE’S 11 RECOMMENDATIONS DESIGNED TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM OF SILICOSEIS, WHEN DUST GETS INTO WORKERS’ LUNGS. “HERE & NOW’S” PETER COWAN IS LIVE TO BREAK IT DOWN FOR US TONIGHT. SO WHAT IS CHANGE SOMETHING.>>Reporter: THE REPORT FOUND THAT THE IRON O ORE COMPANY IS TRYING TO PROTECT WORKERS FROM THE DUST. SILICOSIS APPEARS AFTER DECADES OF EXPOSURE AND TODAY THEY FOLK UKED AROUND BETTER EDUCATION FOR EVERYTHING FROM THE COMPANY TO THE WORKERS TO THE DOCTORS WHO TREAT THEM. EVEN AFTER THEY RETIRE, WORKERS NEED TO KEEP GETTING CHEST X-RAYS TO DETECT THE DISEASE. AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL ACCEPT AND IMPLEMENT ALL 11 RECOMMENDATIONS.>>Interview: WE’RE SUSPICIOUS AND THINKING THAT THERE MAY BE GAPS THERE, NOT THAT ANYONE IS DOING ANYTHING THEY SHOULDN’T BE DOING BUT PERHAPS THERE’S WAYS TO IMPROVE IT AND THAT’S RIGHT FROM THE PATIENT, THE WORKER, WHETHER RETIRED OR ACTIVE, IN TERMS OF HOW THEY ENGAGE AND WHAT THEY NEED TO BE AWARE OF, THROUGH TO HOW THE X-RAYS ARE EVALUATED.>>Reporter: TODAY THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THE TWO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY WORKERS ARE BASED IN WESTERN LABRADOR INSTEAD OF JUST FLYING IN AND FLYING OUT AND THE UNION IS APPLAUDING THAT MOVE.>>Interview: I AM HOPING THAT IT WILL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE BECAUSE THERE’S MANY AREAS ACROSS THE SITE RIGHT NOW THAT WE’VE NEVER HAD ISSUES BEFORE WITH DUST CONDITIONS AND NOW THEY’RE STARTING TO RAISE THEIR — STARTING TO RAISE THEIR UGLY HEADS BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE COMPANY IS NOT PUTTING ENOUGH EMPHASIS ON THE DUST COLLECTING SYSTEMS.>>Reporter: NOW THE MINISTER SAID TODAY THAT BECAUSE MOST OF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS FOCUS ON EDUCATION, HE DOESN’T EXPECT A BIG PRICE TAG IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT THEM. DEBBIE?>>Debbie: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, THAT’S OUR PETER COWAN REPORTING LIVE FOR US THIS EVENING.>>>WELL, ONCE THE PEOPLE OF MUD LAKE WERE EVACUATED FOLLOWING LAST WEEK’S FLOODS, THEN CAME THE ANIMAL EVACUATION. MORE THAN 30 DOGS WERE AIRLIFTED OUT OF THE COMMUNITY WITH SOME DUBBING IT “OPERATION SKY KENNEL.” WELL, MOST OF THOSE CANINES WERE PART OF THREE DOG TEAMS IN THE COMMUNITY AND THIS MORNING BE THEY WERE RETURNED HOME, THIS TIME ON THE WATER. (♪♪♪) [singing]>>Reporter: THE LITTLEST OF HOBOS MAKING THEIR WAY BACK HOME. AFTER THE INITIAL EVACUATION OF PEOPLE, WATSON RUMBOLT STAYED BEHIND TO CARE FOR THE DOGS. EVENTUALLY THE CALL WAS MADE TO GET THEM OUT AND THE HELICOPTERS BEGAN TO LIFT 32 DOGS IN ALL AND THEY FOUND SHORT-TERM HOMES AROUND HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY.>>Interview: WE HAD SO MUCH SUPPORT IN GOOSE BAY AND THE SPCA AND EVERYBODY THAT HELPED OUT WITH THE DOGS, YOU KNOW, AND GETTING FOOD TO US FOR THE DOGS AND WHATEVER WE NEEDED. I MEAN, YOU COULDN’T ASK FOR BETTER, YOU KNOW?>>Reporter: OVER THE PAST COUPLE DAYS, RUMBOLT HAS BEEN SHUTTLING HIS DOGS AND THOSE OF THE OTHER MUSHERS BACK TO THE ISLAND.>>Interview: THEY’RE DOING GREAT AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY ARE DIGGING AROUND THERE AND JUST GLAD TO BE BACK.>>Reporter: NOT THE ONLY ONES GLAD TO BE HOME.>>Interview: IT’S LIKE EVEN WITH HYDRO YESTERDAY AND I WAS NEVER SO HAPPY TO SEE ANYBODY IN MY LIFE WHEN THEY STEPPED OFF THE CHOPPER AND IT’S LIKE SOMEONE TOOK A CONCRETE BLOCK OFF MY CHEST, YOU KNOW, BUT IT’S GOING TO TAKE A WHILE TO, YOU KNOW, TO COME BACK TO REALITY.>>Reporter: RUMBOLT’S FATHER HAD SLED DOGS AS DO HIS BROTHERS AND SONS. KEEPING THE TRADITION ALIVE FOR HIS FAMILY IS IMPORTANT.>>Interview: WE’RE TRYING TO KEEP OUR HERITAGE ALIVE BUT IT ALSO KEEPS MY FATHER ALIVE IN US.>>Reporter: RUMBOLT IS NERVOUS ABOUT NEXT YEAR BUT HE’S TRYING TO NOT THINK ABOUT IT AND HE’S MOVING ON. MOSTLY HE SAYS THAT HE’S EXCITED FOR THE SNOW TO COME BACK AND TO GET HIS DOGS BACK RUNNING AGAIN. JACOB BARKER, CBC NEWS, MUD LAKE. (♪♪♪)>>Carolyn: AFTER THE BREAK WE TAKE YOU INSIDE THE MOSQUE IN ST. JOHN’S AS PART OF A “HERE & NOW” SPECIAL TOMORROW NIGHT. AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A MUSLIM IN THIS PROVINCE. (♪♪♪)>>Debbie: WELL, LAST WEEKEND’S WEATHER HAS A LOT OF US WONDERING IF WE’LL EVER SEE SUMMER THIS YEAR. LATER, RYAN PUTS THAT QUESTION TO A WEATHER EXPERT WHO HAS BEEN LOOKING AT WEATHER PATTERNS FOR ABOUT FIVE (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>Debbie: IT IS TIME, OBVIOUSLY, FOR THE WEATHER. COOL, SHOWERY THIS MORNING AND YOU HAD TO GO ALMOST DEAD CENTRE OF THE ISLAND TO GET ANY HEAT TODAY. I WAS LOOKING AT YOUR MAP.>>Ryan: THAT’S RIGHT, 17° IS THE HIGH IN BADGER AND WHAT A CONTRAST IN THE LAST COUPLE DAYS. THE HIGH WAS 3° THERE ON SUNDAY. 19° YESTERDAY. 17° TODAY. AND BACK TO 5° POSSIBLY ON SATURDAY THIS WEEKEND. SO THE ROLLER COASTER RIDE THAT IS SPRING. WE’LL TALK ABOUT THAT LONG RANGE A LITTLE LATER IN THE PROGRAM. AND IN THE LONG, LONG RANGE LATER ON WITH DAVID PHILIPS FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA TALKING SUMMER AND WHAT HAS BEEN A VERY INTERESTING SPRING AND INTERESTING SPRING CONTINUES. HIGHS A LITTLE SHORT OF THE FORECAST HERE IN ST. JOHN’S TODAY, JUST 8°, AND SHOWERS AGAIN LINGER INTO THE AFTERNOON AND CLOUD COVER IS MORE DOMINANT, AND LOOK AT THAT 11° IN LAB CITY AND JUST 1° IN CARTWRIGHT AFTER A BIT OF SNOW OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS AND, YEAH, THAT FREEZING RAIN AND DRIZZLE ACROSS THE NORTHERN PENINSULA AND THE SOUTHEAST, IT HAS DEFINITELY NOT BEEN A VERY NICE 24 HOURS OR SO FOR THE NORTHERN AREA AND THE SOUTHEAST PARTS OF LABRADOR. THE WINDS STILL FROM THE NORTH HERE. SOUTH/SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS TO THE METRO REGION. THERE’S THE LOW THAT IS BRINGING THE UNSETTLED WEATHER SLOWLY BUT SURELIY DID PARTING AND IT’S THE NORTHERLY WIND BEHIND THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING A FURTHER COOLDOWN ACROSS THE REST OF THE PROVINCE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS OR SO. AND SO NOTE THAT THE LOW WILL MOVE OFF TO THE EAST AND IT’S THE SHIFT TO NORTHERLY WINDS THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING AND WE’RE LOOKING AT THAT WIND STRENGTHENING JUST A LITTLE BIT AS THE WINDS ARE GENERALLY LIGHT TONIGHT AND THEN THAT NORTHERLY WIND FOR TOMORROW. AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OFF TO THE WEST WILL BRING SUNSHINE INTO LABRADOR, AND THE NORTHERN PENINSULA, AND WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND, AND ACROSS THE SOUTH COAST AND IT’S JUST ST. JOHN’S AND THAT NORTHEAST COAST WHERE I THINK THAT THE CLOUDS DO REMAIN DOMINANT THROUGH THE DAY TOMORROW. IT IS TOMORROW LATE DAY, MORE AROUND THIS TIME TOMORROW AND INTO SUNSET TIME WHERE WE’LL SEE THAT SUN BREAKING THROUGH. AND FRIDAY STARTS BRIGHT AND THEN THE INCREASING CLOUDS AND THE RAIN IS PULLING IN THROUGH THE DAY THOUGH MOST OF FRIDAY IS STAYING DRY AND IT LOOKS AS THOUGH WE’LL SEE THE RAIN ARRIVING FOR FRIDAY EVENING FOR THE AVALON MET AND ROW REGION IF YOU HAVE — METRO REGION IF YOU HAVE FRIDAY EVENING PLANS. 0° TO 2° RANGE FOR THE NORTHEAST AND IT’S MILD 5° AT THE SOUTHWEST COAST AND THE BURIN AND -2° FOR LABRADOR CITY. AS WE LOOK FOR THE FORECAST FOR TOMORROW, NOTE THE POCKETS OF DRIZZLE POSSIBLE. GENERALLY IN THE MORNING. CLOUD COVER IN THE AFTERNOON. 4°, 5°. AS WARM AS 6° OR 7° TOWARDS CBS REGION AND HOLYROOD AND WHITBOURNE IS 10° AND PLACENTIA REGION AWAY FROM THE NORTHERLY WINDS 12° FOR THE BURIN PENINSULA. AND CLOUD COVER FADING INTO THE AFTERNOON AS THE LOW DEPARTS AND SHOULD SEE 8° TO 10° IN CENTRAL THOUGH AS LOW AS 2° FOR HIGHS ALONG THAT NORTH COAST. BEAUTY DAY FOR THE SOUTHWEST COAST. BURGEO, PORT AUX BASQUE AND INTO 12°, 13°, RANGE AND 16° IN CORNER BROOK TOMORROW AND SOUTHEASTERN LABRADOR. AND THE CLOUDS DOMINANT IN ST. ANTHONY BUT 7° IN THE STRAITS TOMORROW AND A CHANCE OF SEEING SHOWERS AND EVEN A FLURRY NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION FOR THAT NORTH COAST TOMORROW AND HIGHS NEAR 6° AND 14°, 30% RISK OF A DROP THERE IN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY AND 16° IN THE WEST. LONG-RANGE DETAILS ARE STILL AHEAD.>>Carolyn: WELL, WITH THE ISLAMIC STATE CLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MANCHESTER ATTACK, MANY MUSLIMS AROUND THE WORLD ARE SOMETIMES LOOKED AT WITH SUSPICION.>>Debbie: IN THIS PROVINCE THERE’S OVER 2,000 FOLLOWERS OF ISLAM AND MANY ARE RECENT IMMIGRANTS TO NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR.>>Carolyn: TOMORROW AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A MUSLIM IN THIS PROVINCE.>>Debbie: WE’LL BE LIVE FROM THE ONLY MOSQUE.>>Carolyn: BUT TONIGHT A LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF THE MOSQUE AND HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED SINCE IT WAS BUILT. CBC’S ANTHONY GERMAIN HAS OUR STORY. (♪♪♪)>>Interview: HELLO.>>Interview: GOOD MORNING, GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>Interview: WELCOME TO THE MOSQUE.>>Interview: THANK YOU.>>Interview: IT’S A 27-YEAR-OLD BUILDING AND I WOULD SAY THAT IT’S WELL MAINTAINED AND YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT IT IS ALL MAINTAINED BY VOLUNTEERS.>>Reporter: THE VOLUNTEERS? NOBODY GETS PAID FOR THIS?>>Interview: WE DON’T HAVE A SINGLE PAID EMPLOYEE. AND THAT HAS BEEN THE PRACTICE SINCE THE MOSQUE WAS BUILT IN 1990. THE MOSQUE CONSTRUCTION HAD A VERY UNIQUE AND INTERESTING HISTORY. UNIQUE IN THE SENSE THAT THIS MAY BE THE ONLY MOSQUE IN NORTH AMERICA WHERE TWO SECTS OF ISLAM, SUNNI AND SHIIA, THEY GOT TOGETHER AND THEY BUILT THIS MOSQUE BECAUSE THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN ST. JOHN’S AT THAT TIME WAS ONLY 15 FAMILIES. SO THIS IS A UNIQUE CONCEPT. AND THE INTERESTING NATURE IS THAT IT WAS BEEN LIKE THIS SINCE THEN, FULL OF VOLUNTEERS.>>Reporter: ABDEL, YOU’RE A DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST AND YOU ARRIVED IN NEWFOUNDLAND IN 1971. PEOPLE HERE CALL YOU THE FOUNDING FATHER OF THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY. WHAT WAS IT LIKE WHEN YOU FIRST GOT TO NEWFOUNDLAND?>>Interview: WELL, IT WAS VERY SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE. YOU COULD COUNT ON ONE HAND. AND WE DO THE PRAYERS IN THE CLASSROOMS AT THE UNIVERSITY.>>Interview: WHEN THE MOSQUE WAS BUILT THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY WAS LIKE A FAMILY. HERE EVERYONE KNEW EVERYONE AND THEY USED TO GET TOGETHER ON EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.>>Reporter: AND NOW?>>Interview: NOW WE HAVE EVOLVED FROM BEING A SMALL FAMILY OF 15 FAMILIES TO A COMMUNITY OF OVER 200 FAMILIES SO THAT HAS ITS OWN CHALLENGES BECAUSE MUSLIMS, THEY COME FROM THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD. THEY BRING THEIR OWN CULTURAL DIVERSITY. SO WE HAVE OUR OWN CULTURE, OUR OWN LANGUAGE, BUT WE ARE ALL LINKED BY A BOND OF OUR FAITH AND THAT BRINGS US TOGETHER.>>Interview: RIGHT NOW THE NUMBERS ARE SO BIG THAT WHEN I GO FOR THE PRAYER THAT I KNOW VERY, VERY FEW, BUT BEFORE I KNEW EVERYONE. AND NOW ONLY A FEW PEOPLE.>>Reporter: DOES THE SITUATION FOR MUSLIMS IN ST. JOHN’S, DID IT CHANGE MUCH AFTER 9/11?>>Interview: LUCKILY WE DIDN’T FEEL ANYTHING HERE IN NEWFOUNDLAND.>>Reporter: THERE AREN’T MANY MUSLIM COMMUNITIES IN NORTH AMERICA THAT CAN SAY THAT.>>Interview: AND IN EVERY SOCIETY THERE’S SOME BIGOTED PEOPLE. YEAH, BUT IN NEWFOUNDLAND IT WAS NO PROBLEM.>>Interview: AS THE HISTORY TELLS US, NEWFOUNDLANDERS AND LABRADORIANS, THEY ARE VERY ACCOMMODATING, TOLERANT, AND KIND PEOPLE. THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE FROM SOCIETY, THEY CAME AND THEY INQUIRED IF THERE IS ANY WAY THAT WE CAN HELP YOU SO WE FOUND THAT THE LARGEST COMMUNITY WAS VERY RECEPTIVE THAT MUSLIMS, WHICH IS ONE OF THREE OF THE FAITH WILL HAVE ITS OWN — ITS OWN PRAYER –>>Reporter: A PLACE TO WORSHIP.>>Interview: EXACTLY, A PLACE OF WORSHIP HERE.>>Debbie: WELL, IT IS CERTAINLY A GROWING COMMUNITY AND TOMORROW NIGHT ZACH GOUDIE WILL REPORT ON THE PUSH TO BUILD A NEW MOSQUE IN ST. JOHN’S.>>Carolyn: AND ANTHONY GERMAIN WILL ANCHOR OUR LIVE COVERAGE FROM THE MOSQUE TONIGHT RIGHT HERE ON CBC TV AND ON OUR CBC N.L. FACEBOOK PAGE.>>>WHILE A WHALE CARCASS IS ROTTING ON THE BEACH, THE TOWN IS SCRAMBLING TO FIND A SOLUTION AND NOW IT LOOKS LIKE HELP MAY BE AVAILABLE. THAT STORY IS AFT (♪♪♪)>>Carolyn: WELCOME BACK TO “HERE & NOW.” WELL, A BIG HUMPBACK WHALE CARCASS HAS BECOME A BIG PROBLEM FOR A SMALL MUNICIPALITY BUT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE GOVERNMENT HELP MAY BE AVAILABLE. THE TOWN OF LOGY BAY-MIDDLE COVE-OUTER COVE, IS STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DISPOSE OF THE DEAD WHALE THAT WASHED UP ON THE POPULAR BEACH ON MONDAY EVENING. THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR REMOVING WHALE FALLS TO THE MUNICIPALITY BUT MAYOR JOHN KENNEDY SAYS THAT LATE THIS AFTERNOON FROM GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS RESPONDED TO A PLEA FOR HELP. HE SAYS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS AND ENVIRONMENT TOLD HIM THAT THE TOWN CAN APPLY FOR A SPECIAL ASSISTANCE GRANT WITH A CAP OF $30,000 TO HELP TO PAY FOR DISPOSING OF THE CARCASS. HE SAYS THAT SERVICE N.L. ALSO WANTS TO SEE A PLAN FOR HOW TO MOVE FORWARD. MAYOR KENNEDY SAYS THAT WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING TONIGHT’S COUNCIL MEETING. HE SAYS THEY NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT THE OPTIONS ARE AND HOW MUCH THE JOB WILL COST.>>Interview: WHAT I GATHER FROM THE FISHERY IS THAT WE CAN’T JUST TOW IT OFF THE BEACH AND LEAVE IT. AND TRYING TO BURY IT HERE AMONGST THESE ROCKS, I DON’T KNOW THAT IT’S AN OPTION BUT, AGAIN BE, WE HAVE NOT SPOKEN TO ANYONE THAT HAS DONE THIS BEFORE AND THAT CONVERSATION NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE. IT’S A ROTTING CARCASS AND THERE’S TONNES OF MEAT THERE. AND THE AMOUNT OF BACTERIA AND GOD ONLY THINKS WHAT THE THING DIED FROM, WE NEED TO GET THIS OUT OF HERE, RIGHT? BECAUSE THIS IS NOT A REMOTE LOCATION AND YOU HAVE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT USE THIS BEACH AND IT HAS TO GO.>>Debbie: WELL, A SMALL COMMUNITY STORE ON THE BONAVISTA PENINSULA HAS BEEN REBORN. ABOUT 70 YEARS AGO IT WAS FOUNDED AS THE PRINCETON VARIETY STORE. THIS YEAR IT’S GETTING NEW LIFE AND IT’S STAYING IN THE FAMILY. “HERE & NOW’S” GARRETT BARRY TAKES US THERE.>>Reporter: WELCOME TO BETH’S VARIETY, A PLACE TO GET GROCERIES, GRAB A COFFEE AND CATCH UP WITH YOUR NEIGHBOURS.>>Interview: SOMEBODY MIGHT BE GOING THROUGH SOMETHING AND THEY CAN GIVE THEIR CONDOLENCES OR THEIR SUPPORT OR A PLACE TO PUT UP A POSTER AND GATHER PEOPLE IN AND RAISE MONEY FOR PEOPLE AND STUFF LIKE THAT. SO IT’S SUPER IMPORTANT.>>Reporter: IN PRINCETON, POPULATION 70, THIS PLACE IS A BIG DEAL.>>Interview: I’VE MET MORE PEOPLE HERE THAN EVEN WITH YOUNGER ONES THAT HAVE GROWN UP AND I REALLY DON’T KNOW THEM BUT WHEN THEY TELL ME THEIR NAMES I AM SURPRISED, EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY AND SUMMERVILLE AND LAKE COVE AND EVERYWHERE, THEY’RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE THE STORE REOPENED AGAIN.>>Reporter: ONLY A FEW MONTHS OLD THIS STORE STILL HAS A LONG HISTORY AND A FAMILY CONNECTION TO THE NEW OWNERS. THE FIRST OWNERS OF PRINCETON’S VARIETY STORE WERE THE QUINTONS, ROB’S GRANDPARENTS. SO WHEN ROB CAME BACK TO HIS CHILDHOOD HOME WITH BETH, EVERYTHING CHANGED.>>Interview: IT WAS ALWAYS IN THE PLANS AND WE WOULD COME HOME WHEN THE TIME WAS RIGHT.>>Reporter: THE STORE DOES JUST THAT, IT KEEPS QUINTON HOME IN PRINCETON. SHE SAYS THAT SHE MAKES MORE THAN ENOUGH TO GET BY AND SHE’S PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER.>>Interview: THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR MORE THAN 70 YEARS AND THERE’S ALWAYS BEEN A MERCHANT IN THESE SMALL COMMUNITIES AND WHEN IT GOES AND THERE’S NOBODY THERE, AND THERE’S ONLY 70 OF US HERE, WHO IS GOING TO DO IT? SO IT COULD JUST STAY EMPTY FOREVER, YOU KNOW, AND THAT PIECE OF HISTORY IS GONE FOREVER.>>Reporter: BUT SHE’S DETERMINED TO NOT LET THAT HAPPEN. AND HER GOAL TO RUN BETH’S VARIETY FOR ANOTHER 35 YEARS. GARRETT BARRY, CBC NEWS, PRINCETON. (♪♪♪)>>Carolyn: A VETERAN LIFEGUARD WHO WAS FIRST ON THE SCENE OF A WEEKEND DROWNING SAYS THAT EVERYONE CAN LEARN FROM THE TRAGEDY. THAT STORY IS AFTER THE BREAK.>>Debbie: WELCOME BACK ONCE AGAIN AND NOW BACK TO ONE OF OUR TOP STORY, THE DROWNING OF MATTHEW SARGENT. THE LIFEGUARD, ROBIN NOSEWORTHY, SAW THE CANOE TIP OVER ON JOE BATT’S POND ON SUNDAY AND SHE RAN TO THE SCENE. HERE’S MORE WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY TO “HERE & NOW’S” CHRIS ENSING…>>Interview: IT’S HARD, IT’S HARD TO KNOW THAT, LIKE, YOU’RE THERE ON THE SCENE AND TRYING TO DO AS MUCH AS YOU CAN AND FOR WHATEVER REASONS IT’S JUST NOT WORKING. LIKE EVERYTHING THAT WE DID, AND EVERYTHING WAS AGAINST US FROM THE WEATHER TO THE TEMPERATURE TO THE TIMING, TO THE EQUIPMENT THAT WAS READY. I MEAN, THE ONLY THING THAT I CAN SAY, YOU KNOW, AFTER THE FACT IS THAT WE HAVE TO LEARN FROM THIS. WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO THINK PROACTIVELY ABOUT OURSELVES AND WATER SITUATIONS. WE LIVE ON AN ISLAND AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STATISTICS WITH THE DROWNING REPORTS THROUGH THE LIFE-SAVING SOCIETY, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR HAS THE HIGHEST DROWNING STATISTICS AND THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE THAT DROWN NEVER INTEND TO GO INTO THE WATER. THE BOYS NEVER INTENDED TO GO INTO THE WATER THAT DAY AND THAT’S THE WAY IT GOES. AND THE ONLY WAY THAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THIS TRAGEDY IS TO ENSURE THAT YOU MAKE THE NEXT APPROPRIATE STEPS. YOU’RE IN THAT SITUATION AND AFTER THE FACT, YOU KNOW, YOU JUST HUG YOUR KIDS AND REALIZE THAT ADOLESCENCE IS A VERY RISKY TIME. AND THE MORE YOU CAN ENGRAIN THE WATER SAFETY ASPECT — THIS IS A WAY OF LIFE. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN SAY IS A SPORT NECESSARILY AND IT’S NOT LIKE YOU REGISTER YOUR KIDS FOR SOCCER NEXT WEEK. IF YOU’RE GOING TO BE IN AND AROUND THE WATER AND IF YOU’RE GOING TO LIVE ON AN ISLAND AND DO RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES THAT INVOLVE WATER OR MOTOR VEHICLES IN AND AROUND THE WATER, SKI-DOOING IS ANOTHER BIG ISSUE WHERE YOU GO OUT AND THERE’S PEOPLE IN SUITS AND THEY’RE NOT FLOAT SUITS AND THEY THINK THAT THE ICE IS COVERED AND I’M SAFE BUT YOU’RE NOT. BACK-UP PLANS AND THE BOYS ALL HAD THEIR CELLPHONES WHICH WAS GREAT AND WE WERE LUCKY TO BE IN AN AREA THAT WAS SERVICED, SO EVEN JUST COMMUNICATION ASPECTS OF THINGS, BUT THE IDEA OF ALWAYS BEING PREPARED IS ESSENTIAL IN ANY SITUATION, WHETHER IT’S THIS ONE THAT WE JUST HAPPENED TO SEE OR FUTURE ONES DOWN THE ROAD. DROWNING IS PREVENTABLE TO A CERTAIN EXTENT. YOU KNOW, MINUS HEALTH ISSUES THAT COME IN. BUT WHEN YOU TAKE THAT IN WITH BOATING SAFETY YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR ROPES AND YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR LIFE JACKETS AND YOU NEED TO KNOW THE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND YOU NEED TO, YOU KNOW, NEVER GO ALONE, THANKFULLY THERE WAS ENOUGH OF THEM TOGETHER THAT THEY WEREN’T ALONE AND THAT WAS A GOOD THING. BUT AFTER THE FACT, IN ORDER TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOU CAN’T SIT THERE AND THINK ABOUT THE WHAT IFs, WE HAVE WHAT WE HAVE. (♪♪♪)>>Carolyn: WELL, RYAN, IT’S BEEN A WILD SPRING IN TERMS OF WEATHER AND YOU HAVE A LOOK AHEAD TO WHAT WE CAN EXPECT COMING UP THIS SUMMER.>>Ryan: SUMMER, THE ALL-IMPORTANT SUMMER FORECAST. [laughter] WE’LL TALK TO DAVID PHILLIPS WHO HAS DECADES OF EXPERIENCE AND HE’S A SENIOR CLIMATOLOGIST SO WE’LL HAVE A PREVIEW FROM HIM. BUT FIRST LET’S DEAL WITH THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND LET’S TALK ABOUT THE HIGHS TODAY, VARIABLE ACROSS ATLANTIC CANADA AND WARMER AIR TO THE SOUTH, ALTHOUGH BADGER DID TOP OUT AT 17° TODAY. SO NOT TOO BAD FOR INLAND AREAS OF OUR NECK OF THE WOODS AS WELL. AND COOLER TOMORROW ACROSS THE BOARD AS THIS LOW IS MOVING OFF TO THE EAST AND NORTHERLY WINDS IN FROM BEHIND SO THE WARMEST SPOT IS THE WEST COAST OF THE ISLAND WHERE WE’LL TOP OUT AROUND 16°, FROM THE PORT AU PORT TOWARDS THE CORNER BROOK REGION. AGAIN, LABRADOR WILL CERTAINLY BE NICE AND WARM AS WELL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR AND LAB CITY ACROSS TO HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, AND THE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE, WINDS BECOMING LIGHT AND THAT WILL ALLOW THE NICE WARMING FOR YOU FOLKS AS WELL. AS WE ROLL INTO THE AFTERNOON THOUGH, THAT CLOUD COVER, AGAIN, IS DOMINANT IN ST. JOHN’S AND INTO THE BAY OF EXPLOITS AND ST. ANTHONY AND TOWARDS GANDER AND CLARENVILLE AND THOSE AREAS JUST INLAND WILL SEE BREAKS OF SUN IN THE AFTERNOON AS WILL THE INLAND AREAS OF THE AVALON AND 16° IN CORNER BROOK AND 16° FOR INLAND AREAS OF LABRADOR. SOME SCATTERED SHOWER RISKS FOR LABRADOR INTO FRIDAY, AND HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, DOWN TOWARDS THE CARTWRIGHT REGION AND THANKS TO THAT LOW WHICH IS DEPARTING AND THE ISLAND IS STAYING QUIET FOR THE MOST PART ON FRIDAY AND NOTE THE BUILDING CLOUDS AND THE SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS, THE MAIN FEATURES TO KEEP THE TEMPERATURE IN THE 8°, 9°, 10° RANGE FOR ST. JOHN’S BUT THE RAIN IS HOLDING OFF TO THE EVENING. THAT’S GOOD NEWS THERE AND INCREASING CLOUDS, 15° TO 16°, AND, YEAH, COOLER WITH THAT NORTHERLY FLOW, HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY AND ALONG THE COAST, 16° THOUGH FOR WESTERN PARTS OF LABRADOR. THERE’S THE RAIN THAT COMES IN ON FRIDAY NIGHT. AND IT ALL LINGERS INTO SATURDAY. PRIMARY FOR THE SOUTHEAST. SCATTERED SHOWERS UP TOWARDS CORNER BROOK AND CENTRAL PARTS OF NEWFOUNDLAND. AND, YES, ONCE AGAIN WE WON’T RULE OUT SOME WET FLURRIES MIXING IN FOR CENTRAL FOR SATURDAY NIGHT, ESPECIALLY THE NORTHERN PENINSULA AND THERE’S GOING TO BE COLDER AIR WRAPPING IN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS SYSTEM. SCATTERED FLURRIES IN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, AND CLEARING IN LAB WEST AND A LOOK AHEAD TO SUNDAY SHOWS US 12° TO 13°, CENTRAL AND WESTERN NEWFOUNDLAND. 7° WITH CLEARING SKIES ACROSS EASTERN PARTS OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND WE’RE INTO THE DOUBLE DIGITS FOR PARTS OF LABRADOR. THERE’S THAT SEVEN-DAY TREND AND YOU CAN SEE WHERE AGAIN THE TEMPERATURES ARE BUILDING INTO MONDAY, ESPECIALLY FOR CENTRAL AND A BIT OF A DIP FOR TUESDAY IN THE EAST BUT OVERALL, CERTAINLY, SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO FOR PRETTY MUCH EVERYBODY THERE AND IN LABRADOR, AGAIN, SAME THING, WE DO HAVE BUILDING TEMPERATURES INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. WELL, AFTER THIS PAST WEEKEND A LOT OF US ARE ASKING THE SAME QUESTIONS. WILL SUMMER EVER ARRIVE AND IF IT DOES, WILL IT BE WARM? I HAVE I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR A PATTERN CHANGE AND WARMER WEATHER ARRIVING AND I KNOW THAT MY NEXT GUEST HAS BEEN DOING THE SAME THING. DAVID PHILLIPS IS A SENIOR CLIMATOLOGIST AT ENVIRONMENT CANADA AND I HAVE REACHED HIM AT HIS HOME IN BARRIE, ONTARIO. DAVE, GOOD TO SEE YOU AND IT’S OFF SAID HERE IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR THAT YOU CANNOT TAKE YOUR WINTER TIRES OFF UNTIL AFTER MAY 24th WEEKEND AND THIS YEAR IT PROVES IT. SOME PARTS OF THE PROVINCE REALLY HAVE BEEN WALLOPED WITH BACK-TO-BACK 70 cm STORMS IN EARLY APRIL IN CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND. AND THAT REALLY SET THE STAGE FOR SPRING HERE AND THEN, OF COURSE, THE ICING ON TOP, 50 cm IN PARTS OF LABRADOR THIS PAST WEEKEND. SNOW IN ST. JOHN’S. WHAT HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT OUR SPRING HERE IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR?>>Interview: WELL, RYAN, NICE TO BE WITH YOU. AND, YOU KNOW, THIS PAST WEEK I TALKED TO A LOT OF CANADIANS AND SOME ARE TRYING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE VICTORIA LONG WEEKEND AND I SAID, LISTEN, YOU’VE GOT NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. THINK ABOUT THE POOR PEOPLE IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, WHAT THEY’RE SEEING. AND THIS ISN’T SORT OF THE DEAD OF WINTER AND THIS IS THE MAY 2-4 WEEKEND WHEN WE OFTEN THINK ABOUT SUMMER. SO IT SHUTS PEOPLE UP WHEN THEY HEARD ABOUT WHAT YOU HAD. BUT, CERTAINLY, RYAN, IT’S BEEN A TOUGH SPRING. WE LOOK AT SPRING AS MARCH, APRIL, MAY, IT’S BEEN CERTAINLY BEEN MORE WINTER-LIKE THAN SUMMER-LIKE. AND IT’S BEEN THE PERSISTENCE OF THIS SPRING. IT’S JUST BEEN COOLER AND IT’S BEEN WETTER AND, I MEAN, PARTICULARLY MAY. I MEAN, YOU ACCEPT IN FURP AND LABRADOR THAT MARCH — NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR THAT MARCH MAY BE TOUGH, BUT IN MAY WE HAVE SEEN THE TEMPERATURES ON THE ISLAND ABOUT THREE TO FIVE DEGREES COLDER THAN NORMAL AND YOU CAN COUNT THE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL ON YOUR ONE HAND ON YOUR FINGERS.>>Ryan: DAVE, WE ONLY HAVE TO LOOK BACK TO SUMMER 2011 AND THE SUMMER OF 2015, RECORD-BREAKING COLD. BOTH BLOCKING PATTERNS, THOSE SUMMERS, OF COURSE, BLOCKING HIGHS OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC. THAT’S BAD NEWS FOR US AND NORTHERLIES AND EASTERLIES DOMINATE AND HOLD THAT SUMMER WARMTH TO THE SOUTH. AND WE WANT THAT BERMUDA HIGH DOMINATING AND STRETCHING TOWARDS ATLANTIC CANADA WITH WARM WEST/SOUTHWEST WINDS TO PUSH THAT PACK ICE OUT.>>Interview: YOU ARE RIGHT, PRAY AND BEG AND HOPE FOR THE BERMUDA AIR AND SOME OF THAT TRUMP AIR TO COME NORTHWARD AND TO DRIVE THAT ICE OUT AND TO WARM UP THE TEMPERATURES AND, YOU KNOW, THERE’S CERTAINLY A HINT OF THAT. AND CLEARLY NOT FOR THE REST OF MAY AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING TO BE AS IT’S BEEN, BUT WE THINK THAT CERTAINLY WHEN WE GET INTO JUNE, RYAN, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE AVERAGES, JUNE IS ALWAYS ABOUT 5° ON AVERAGE WARMER THAN MAY AND JULY IS FIVE DEGREES WARMER THAN JUNE. SO EVERYTHING IS RELATIVE. AND, REALLY, I’M BEING FASERIOUS AND IT WILL BE — FACETIOUS AND IT WILL BE FROM WHERE YOU WENT FROM THE WARMEST ON RECORD TO ONE OF THE COLDEST. BUT REMEMBER THAT SUMMER OF 2015. I MEAN, IT WAS A WASHOUT IN JULY. I MEAN, PEOPLE HAD GIVEN UP. BUT THEN YOU GOT AUGUST AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE JUST THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT JULY IS. AND SO, HEY, MAYBE IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR YOU HAVE TO BE MORE PATIENT FOR THE WEATHER. NOW WE THINK THAT THIS SUMMER AHEAD THERE’S GOOD NEWS. WE THINK THAT MODELS RIGHT NOW — AND I WOULDN’T BET THE FAMILY FARM OR THE FISHING FLEET ON IT AND MAYBE A FEW LOONIES BECAUSE WE CAN CERTAINLY CHANGE OUR MIND — BUT RIGHT NOW THE MODEL SEEMS TO SUGGEST THAT IT’S FOR JUNE, JULY, AUGUST IN MOST OF LABRADOR AND WESTERN CENTRAL NEWFOUNDLAND, THAT WE THINK THAT IT WILL BE WARMER THAN NORMAL. AND MAYBE NEAR NORMAL ALONG THE OUTER COAST. BUT GENERALLY, CERTAINLY, FAR BETTER THAN WHAT YOU HAD TO PUT UP WITH THIS SPRING. SO, HEY, THAT’S WHERE THE MODELS SEEM TO BE RIGHT NOW AND WE SEE THAT THERE WILL BE THAT SOUTHERLY AIR. AND EVENTUALLY KICK THAT COLD NORTH ATLANTIC STUFF OUT OF THE WAY AND THEN MAYBE NEWFOUNDLANDERS AND LABRADORIANS WILL BE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY.>>Ryan: IT DOESN’T TAKE LONG AND IT’S ONLY A COUPLE DAYS BEFORE YOU HEAR THE GRUMBLING ABOUT THE HUMIDITY AND WE ALWAYS BANK ON A NICE FALL HERE. BEFORE YOU GO, DAVID, LET ME ASK YOU THIS, YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT WEATHER TRENDS AND WEATHER STORIES FOR A LONG TIME. DO YOU EVER SEE THE WEATHER AND SAY TO YOURSELF, WOW, I DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING?>>Interview: YOU KNOW, OFTEN. I HAVE BEEN IN THIS BUSINESS MAYBE HALF A CENTURY AND I STILL SHAKE MY HEAD ABOUT THE WEATHER IN THIS COUNTRY. YOU KNOW, IT ATTACKS US FROM EVERY DIRECTION. I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF STORMS AND A LOT OF WEIRD, WILD AND WACKY WEATHER, BUT, BOY, THERE ARE ALWAYS THINGS THAT SURPRISE ME. PROBABLY WHY, RYAN, I GET INVITED TO A LOT OF WINE AND CHEESE PARTIES BECAUSE I CAN REGALE THEM ABOUT ALL OF THE MISERY THAT HAD TO PUT UP WITH, BUT, HEY, I LOVE DOING WHAT I DO, AS YOU DO TOO, BECAUSE, MY GOSH, WE TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER IN THIS COUNTRY AND THAT’S LIKE ASKING FOR A CANADIAN TO BREATHE TO TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER.>>Ryan: SO TRUE AND IT’S ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO TALK TO YOU, DAVE PHILLIPS, A SENIOR CLIMATOLOGIST FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS.>>Interview: THANK YOU, RYAN. BYE-BYE NOW.>>Ryan: TAKE CARE.>>Debbie: OUR “YOUNG ATHLETE OF THE DAY” IS A DANCER FROM ST. JOHN’S. KATE DRAKE IS 9 YEARS OLD.>>Carolyn: SHE’S BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE DANCE ACADEMY SINCE SHE WAS 3. AND KATE DANCES BALLET AND MODERN AND JAZZ.>>Ryan: KEEP IT UP, KATE. CONGRATS ON BEING TODAY’S “YOUNG ATHLETE OF THE DAY.” (♪♪♪)>>Debbie: THE LEGACY OF THE RIO OLYMPICS LOOKS TO BE FADING TOO SOON FOR SOME MEDALLIST. AMERICAN WRESTLER KYLE CHILD SCS SENDING BACK HIS MEDAL BACK FOR REPLACEMENT, MORE THAN 100 ATHLETES ARE RETURNING MEDALS THEY WON FROM RIO BECAUSE THEY’RE FLAKING AND FALLING APART.>>Carolyn: AND WE CHECKED IN WITH WITH HER AND THERE’S NO SIGN OF DETERIORATION WITH HER METAL AND HER FATHER, LEONARD, SAYS IT’S AS GOOD AS THE DAY SHE GOT IT. AS FOR THE FAULTY ONES ORGANIZERS SAY THEY’LL REPLACE>>Debbie: WELL, CBC TELEVISION ANNOUNCED ITS FALL LINEUP TODAY AND TWO OF THE NEW SHOWS ARE NEWFOUNDLAND PRODUCTIONS.>>THAT ALLAN HAWCO IS RETURNING TO CBC THIS SEASON…>>Debbie: THE LINEUP WAS UNVEILED IN TORONTO AND “CAUGHT” IS A LEGAL DRAMA AS WE JUST HEARD STARRING ALLAN HAWCO. AND HAWCO IS THE ESCAPE NEW BRUNSWICK PRISONER WHO ATTEMPTS A DRUG DEAL WITH HIS FORMER PARTNER. THE SERIES IS ADAPTED FROM THE ACCLAIMED NOVEL OF THE SAME NAME. AND WE’LL ALSO BROADCAST THE COMEDY “LITTLE DOG” ABOUT A LIGHTWEIGHT BOXER WHO LOOKS FOR REDEMPTION AFTER QUITTING HIS LIFE IN THE RING AND FROM AUTHOR AND MUSICIAN, JOEL THOMAS HINES AND ACTRESS SHERRY WHITE.>>Carolyn: NOW TO NEWS FROM THE SUPREME COURT IN ST. JOHN’S. THAT’S WHERE ONE MAN HAS TAKEN RESPONSIBILITY FOR TWO SHOOTINGS IN THE CITY IN 2013. JASON MARSH SAYS THAT HE PULLED THE TRIGGER DURING THE SHOOTING ON BOYLE STREET AND LATER ON WILLIAMS HEIGHT NEAR BOWRING PARK. AND MARSH SAYS IN EACH CASE HE ACTED ALONE. TODAY HE WAS CONVICTED OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND OTHER CHARGES FOR THE SHOOTINGS. ONE INVOLVED A SHOTGUN AND THE OTHER A .22-CALIBRE GUN. HIS CO-ACCUSED, CHRISTOPHER SHAW WAS CONVICTED OF WEAPONS OFFENSES THAT HAPPENED MONTHS AFTER THE SHOOTING AND IT’S EXPECTED THAT AN ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE AGAINST BOTH MEN WILL BE WITHDRAWN AND THAT THE VIOLENT OFFENSES THAT SHAW WAS FACING BECAUSE OF THE SHOOTINGS WILL ALSO BE WITHDRAWN. THE LAWYERS FOR THE CROWN AND DEFENSE WILL MAKE THEIR SENTENCING SUBMISSION IN EARLY AUGUST.>>Debbie: 23-YEAR-OLD BRANDON CODY WHO IS BEING TRIED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER IS BEING TRIED IN SUPREME COURT BY JUDGE ALONE. CODEY IS ACCUSED OF STABBING KING MULTIPLE TIMES LAST YEAR IN ST. JOHN’S. CODEY IS CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A WEAPON, A KNIFE. HE HAS A PRELIMINARY HEARING SET FOR OCTOBER.>>Carolyn: BRITISH POLICE SAY THEY STILL HAVE A LOT TO DO AS THEY TRY TO ESTABLISH THE FACTS AROUND THAT LETHAL ATTACK ON MONDAY NIGHT ON A POP CONCERT IN MANCHESTER.>>Interview: I THINK IT’S VERY CLEAR THAT THIS IS A NETWORK THAT WE ARE INVESTIGATING.>>Carolyn: FIVE PEOPLE ARE IN CUSTODY. POLICE SAY THEY ARRESTED A MAN IN A NEARBY TOWN WHO WAS CARRYING A PACKAGE. IT’S NOW BEING ASSESSED. THE TERRORISM THREAT LEVEL IS NOW OFFICIALLY AT CRITICAL. SECURITY IS TIGHTER THAN IT’S BEEN FOR YEARS. THE BOMBER KILLED 22 PEOPLE AT AN ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT AND MORE THAN 60 ARE STILL IN HOSPITAL.>>Debbie: OTTAWA WILL SPEND ANOTHER $142 MILLION TO TRY TO FIX THE BEDEVILED PHOENIX PAYROLL SYSTEM. THAT MONEY IS SPREAD OVER TWO YEARS. PHOENIX HAS BEEN TROUBLED SINCE IT WAS INTRODUCED. MANY FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVANTS WERE EITHER OVERPAID OR UNDERPAID OR NOT PAID AT ALL FOR MONTHS BUT THE GOVERNMENT SAYS THAT THEY’RE MAKING PROGRESS ON THE BIG ISSUES OF STAFFING AND CAPACITY. (♪♪♪)>>Carolyn: WELL, IF YOU’RE WANDERING THE B.C. WILDERNESS THIS SUMMER KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR THIS… ARTIST GUTHRIE GLOBE CREATED THIS SCULPTURE OUT OF DRIFTWOOD BUT IF YOU WANT TO SEE IT IN PERSON YOU’LL HAVE TO SEARCH FOR IT. THE ARTIST IS KEEPING THE LOCATION SECRET BECAUSE THE SCULPTURE IS A SYMBOL OF CONSERVATION AND HE WANTS TO CREATE WHAT HE CALLS A MAGICAL MOMENT OF ENCOUNTER. (♪♪♪) WOW.>>Debbie: A SPECTACULAR SIGHT.>>Carolyn: THAT WOULD BE A MAGICAL MOMENT TO SEE THAT. (♪♪♪)>>Ryan: A QUICK RECAP ON YOUR FORECAST. TOMORROW THE NORTH WIND IS NOT A KIND WIND FOR ST. JOHN’S AND THE NORTH COAST AND NOTE THE CLOUD COVER, THE MODEL IS PICKING UP ON WHERE IT WILL BE MORE CAPPED THERE AND MORE SUN INLAND AND CERTAINLY WARMER TEMPERATURES AND, YOU KNOW, THE COLD CAN STILL BE BEAUTIFUL. THIS IS A PICTURE FROM THE WEEKEND IN PARSON’S POND AND OUT FOR A SPIN ON PARSON’S POND THERE AND THE BEAUTIFUL LONG-RANGE MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND. THANKS TO ROSE SEAWARD FOR SNAPPING THAT AND SHARING IT ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE AND INSTAGRAM, YOU CAN FIND IT THERE AS WELL.>>Debbie: AND IT’S FANTASTIC. HAVE A GREAT NIGHT, EVERYONE. AND COME BACK TOMORROW NIGHT.>>Ryan: SEE YA.>>Carolyn:

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