WATCH LIVE: CBC Vancouver News at 6 for July 3 — Business Tax, Home Sales, Disabled Washrooms

WATCH LIVE: CBC Vancouver News at 6 for July 3 — Business Tax, Home Sales, Disabled Washrooms


>>Anita: TONIGHT ON CBC VANCOUVER NEWS …>>NOW EVERY BUSINESS SHUT DOWN. THIS ONE IN THE CORNER BEHIND YOU. THAT ONE. >>Anita: STORES COULD CLOSE UP SHOP. HOW METRO VANCOUVER BUSINESSES ARE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH SKY-HIGH PROPERTY TAXES.>>UNDIGNIFIED TO HAVE TO PUT SOMEONE ON THE FLOOR. >>Anita: WHY A LACK OF ACCESSIBLE WASHROOMS IS KEEPING ONE 10-YEAR-OLD BC GIRL COOPED UP INSIDE.>>ALL MY PICTURES. MY LIFE. EVERYTHING IS GONE.>>Anita: AND FIRE RIPS THROUGH PART OF A WEST END APARTMENT BUILDING, FORCING EVERYONE INTO THE STREET. [♪♪♪]>>Announcer: THIS IS CBC VANCOUVER NEWS. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: GOOD EVENING. CLOSING UP SHOP, MOVING LOCATIONS AND WORKING LONGER HOURS. BUSINESSES IN METRO VANCOUVER SAY THEY ARE BEING FORCED TO MAKE AGONIZING CHOICES BECAUSE OF A QUICK INCREASE IN PROPERTY TAXES. AS TINA LOVE GREEN REPORTS, TODAY IS JUST A REMINDER OF HOW TOUGH IT’S GETTING.>>Reporter: HE WORKS SEVEN DAYS AT WEEK AT HIS BARBERSHOP ON DENMAN STREET. >>SOME MONTHS WE MAKE EVEN. >>Reporter: HE KEEPS PRICES LOW TO BRING IN MORE CUSTOMERS. BUT STILL HE SAYS HIGH PROPERTY TAXES MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO TURN A PROFIT.>>EVERY YEAR GOING UP. THIS IS THE PROBLEM HERE.>>Reporter: DOZENS OF BUSINESSES IN THE AREA HAVE BEEN FORCED TO SHUT DOWN BECAUSE OF THE HIGH TAXES. MOST NOTABLY THE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE ON ROBSON CLOSED AFTER THREE DECADES, AND TODAY’S DEADLINE TO PAY OFF YOUR PROPERTY TAXES IS ANOTHER REMINDER OF THE CHALLENGES FACED BY SMALL BUSINESSES.>>WE ARE VERY SCARY. MAYBE ONE DAY IS GOING TO HAPPY WITH US. WE CAN’T AFFORD TO PAY RENT, PAY THE EMPLOYEES.>>Reporter: A FEW BLOCKS OVER, THIS PASTRY SHOP IS ALSO FEELING THE SQUEEZE.>>EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR KIND OF COUNTS.>>Reporter: SHE SAYS BECAUSE OF THE HIGH TAXES, NO MONEY IS LEFT TO GROW THE BUSINESS AND FEND OFF COMPETITION.>>YOU DO NEED MARKETING AND YOU NEED ADVERTISING, AND FOR THAT SORT OF BUDGET FOR A SMALL BUSINESS, IT CAN COME — IT CAN BE NON-EXISTENT IF WE NEED TO, YOU KNOW, BUDGET FOR PROPERTY TAXES. >>Reporter: TO THE POINT THAT SHE WONDERS IF HER BAKERY WILL HAVE A FUTURE. >>IT’S HARD BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE POURED YOUR HEART AND SOUL INTO YOUR SMALL BUSINESS AND THAT TAKES A DECADE OF YOUR LIFE. THEN WHAT?>>Reporter: VANCOUVER CITY COUNCIL HAS TRIED TO EASE THE PRESSURE. IN APRIL, THEY DECIDED TO SHIFT SOME OF THE TAX BURDEN FROM BUSINESSES TO HOMEOWNERS. BUT SOME SAY MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE.>>WE NEED TO REFORM THE ARCHAIC ASSESSMENT SYSTEM. THEY ARE PAYING SKY-HIGH TAXES AND SOMETHING NEEDS TO CHANGE. >>Reporter: MUNICIPALITIES ARE WORKING WITH THE PROVINCE TO RETHINK HOW ASSESSMENTS ARE DONE AND FIND WAYS TO GIVE SMALL BUSINESSES AND NON-PROFITS A TAX BREAK. BUT WHILE THAT IS IN THE WORKS, BUSINESSES STILL HAVE TO TRY TO FIND A WAY TO SURVIVE.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>Reporter: TINA LOVGREEN, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Anita: MEANWHILE, A 19-YEAR LOW FOR HOME SALES ACROSS THE REGION IN JUNE, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO YEARS, THE BENCHMARK PRICE FOR ALL HOMES IS JUST UNDER A MILLION. AS LIEN YEUNG REPORTS, EXPERTS SAY WE HAVEN’T REACHED THE BOTTOM YET.>>Reporter: WITH ITS EXPANSIVE VIEWS OF DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER AND HIGH-END CUSTOM-BUILT FINISHES, TWO YEARS AGO, THIS EAST VANCOUVER HOME WOULD HAVE SOLD IN A WEEK AND IT ALMOST DID.>>THIS SELLER HAD AN OFFER AND I BROUGHT IT TO HER. SHE HAD TWO OFFERS AND THEY WERE BOTH 2.1 MILLION.>>Reporter: OFFERS THAT WERE BOTH ABOVE ASKING PRICE. BUT SHE TURNED IT DOWN. >>NOW, OF COURSE, SHE IS MORE MOTIVATED. SO SHE KIND OF REGRETS SHE DIDN’T TAKE THAT OFFER BEFORE.>>Reporter: 18 MONTHS LATER, IT’S LISTED FOR LESS THAN THE ASKING PRICE. IT’S THE NEW REALITY IN A MARKET THAT’S CONTINUING TO SLIDE.>>WE SAW THIS LITTLE GLIMMER OF HOPE IN MAY AND I THINK EVERYONE KIND OF PINNED THEIR HOPES ON THAT AND FOR GOOD REASON. SELLERS WANT TO GET MOVING. BUT NOW I’M JUST SEEING THE SAME OLD TREND AND HEADING INTO THE SUMMER, YOU KNOW, I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE’RE GOING TO SEE. >>Reporter: NUMBERS FROM THE REAL ESTATE BOARD OF GREATER VANCOUVER SHOW SALES WERE DOWN 34% FROM THE TEN-YEAR AVERAGE IN JUNE. THE LOWEST IT’S BEEN SINCE 2000.>>THIS IS A LOT OF FACTORS AT PLAY, BUT RIGHT NOW I THINK WHAT WE’RE SEEING THE MOST IS BUYERS ON THIS SIDE AND SELLERS ON THIS SIDE, THEY ARE HAVING A REALLY TOUGH TIME ALIGNING EXPECTATIONS.>>Reporter: SELLERS STILL WANT THE PRICES OF YESTERYEAR AND BUYERS AREN’T WILLING TO PAY, PLUS MOST PEOPLE NOW WANT TO SELL FIRST BEFORE THEY BUY A NEW PLACE. >>WHEN YOU ADD UP ALL THE CONDOS, TOWN HOMES, AND HOUSES ACROSS GREATER VANCOUVER, FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2017, THE BENCHMARK HAS DROPPED BELOW A MILLION DOLLARS. ALMOST A 10% DROP FROM THIS TIME LAST YEAR. IF YOU LOOK AT THE FIGURES OVER THE LAST DECADE, WE’RE STILL LOOKING AT A 92% INCREASE. THE SEGMENT TAKING THE BIGGEST HIT ARE LUXURY HOMES. SALES ARE STILL BEING MADE AT THE LOWER END OF THE MARKET.>>WE’RE NOT EVEN INTO BUYERS’ MARKET TERRITORY BY STANDARD DEFINITIONS FOR A LOT OF THE MARKET. SO IT’S WEAKER THAN IT HAS BEEN, BUT THERE’S STILL TRANSACTIONS. THIS IS NOT A CATASTROPHE YET.>>Reporter: BUT EVEN SO, THIS REAL ESTATE PROFESSOR SAYS DON’T EXPECT THE MARKET TO PICK UP ANYTIME SOON.>>2018 WAS A WEAK YEAR, AND JUNE 2019 WAS MUCH WEAKER THAN JUNE 2018. SO IT LOOKS LIKE THE BEATINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES. >>Reporter: WHERE IT WILL LAND, NO ONE KNOWS, BUT IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL, PATIENCE IS REQUIRED. LIEN YEUNG, CBC NEWS, VANCOUVER.>>Anita: THE RCMP SAYS NO ONE WAS HURT AFTER A LANGLEY OFFICER FIRED A WEAPON AT A SURREY HOME EARLY THIS MORNING. LANGLEY RCMP RESPONDED TO REPORTS OF AN INJURED WOMAN NEAR 68TH AVENUE AND 200TH STREET. THAT INVESTIGATION LED THEM TO A SURREY HOME ON 72ND AVENUE. OFFICERS WERE THEN CONFRONTED BY A MAN DESCRIBED AS DISTRAUGHT WHO ALLEGEDLY PULLED OUT A WEAPON. ONE OF THE LANGLEY OFFICERS THEN SHOT A GUN WITHOUT INJURING ANYONE. THE MAN WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER BEING APPREHENDED UNDER THE BC MENTAL HEALTH ACT.>>I WOKE UP. I JUST TOOK MY DOG AND WE RAN OUT. THE REST OF THE PLACE JUST IGNITED. AND I — I HAVE FIRE BURNS. I LOST IT ALL. IT’S GONE.>>Anita: AN EARLY MORNING APARTMENT FIRE IN VANCOUVER’S WEST END SENT PEOPLE RUNNING INTO THE STREETS. ONE WOMAN SUFFERED MINOR BURNS. EVERYONE ELSE ESCAPED WITH NO INJURIES. IT STARTED AT THE TOP OF THE FOUR-STOREY COMPLEX AT BIDWELL AND NELSON STREETS. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS NOW UNDER INVESTIGATION.>>>A VANCOUVER POLICE OFFICER HAS BEEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH A CAR CRASH THAT INJURED TWO PEDESTRIANS. JOSEPH DOMINGO WAS RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY LAST JUNE WHEN HIS CRUISER COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER POLICE VEHICLE, SENDING FOUR PEOPLE TO HOSPITAL. DOMINGO WAS CHARGED UNDER THE MOTOR VEHICLE ACT WITH DRIVING WITHOUT REASONABLE CONSIDERATION. HE IS DUE IN COURT NEXT MONTH.>>>WELL, THE PUSH TO FIND OUT WHY BC’S GAS PRICES HIT RECORD HIGHS HAS RUN INTO A ROADBLOCK. SEVERAL GAS COMPANIES ARE REFUSING TO SHARE FINANCIAL INFORMATION WITH THE BC UTILITIES COMMISSION. SOUTHBOUND VANCOUVER “NEWS AT 11” HOST DAN BURRITT JOINS US LIVE NOW. >>Reporter: ANITA, THEY ARE STILL WORKING ON THE INQUEST. THE COMMISSION ASKED MORE THAN A DOZEN COMPANIES TO DISCLOSE THEIR RETAIL MARKETS, WHICH SHOW HOW MUCH MONEY THEY MAKE PER LITRE OF GAS PUMPED FROM THEIR STATIONS. SHELL CANADA, HUSKY ENERGY, IMPERIAL OIL AND SUNCOR DECLINED SAYING THOSE NUMBERS ARE PRIVATE. HUSKY SAID HOWEVER SOME OF THE QUESTIONS INVOLVED COMMERCIALLY SENSITIVE INFORMATION WHICH WE MUST KEEP CONFIDENTIAL. ONLY 7-ELEVEN AND SUPERSAVE GROUP SHARED THE DATA BUT THEY ASKED FOR CONFIDENTIALITY AS WELL. >>Anita: WORST CASE, DOES IT HAVE ANY POWER TO DEMAND THAT DATA?>>Reporter: THE COMMISSION DOESN’T HAVE DIRECT SUBPOENA POWERS. BUT IT HAS ITS WAYS. THE CHAIR SAYS THEY HAVE HANDLED SENSITIVE THINGS LIKE THIS BEFORE.>>WE HAVE NEVER HAD PARTIES REFUSE TO HAND OVER CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION PROVIDED WE PROTECT THE CONFIDENTIALITY. SO I’M CONFIDENT THAT THESE INTERVENORS WILL ALSO DO THE SAME, ONCE THEY UNDERSTAND HOW THE PROCESS WORKS.>>Dan: NOW, IF SOME REASON THE BCUC CAN’T COME TO SORT SORT OF DEAL WITH THE COMPANIES, THE COMMISSION CAN ASK THEM TO TESTIFY ON THE RECORD AND IF THEY REFUSE, IT CAN THEN GO TO A JUDGE AND ASK FOR THAT INFORMATION TO BE SPOOENAED. SO FOR NOW, WE WAIT. >>Anita: LIVE FOR US TONIGHT, DAN BURRITT. THANK YOU. >>>A PORT COQUITLAM GIRL RARELY GETS TO LEAVE HER HOME. THE PROBLEM: A LACK OF ACCESSIBLE WASHROOMS. FORTUNATELY THE GIRL’S 12-YEAR-OLD SISTER HAS BEEN HER TIRELESS ADVOCATE AND HAS A PLAN.>>OH, NO! GEORGE!>>Reporter: AMY DIAZ’S FAVOURITE STROYTELLER IN THE WORLD IS HER BIG SISTER. >>IT’S KATE …>>Reporter: LUCY. THE GIRLS DON’T GET OUT MUCH. FOR AMY, WHO HAS CEREBRAL PALSY, MOST PUBLIC PLACES ARE OFF LIMITS. BECAUSE EVEN IF THE WASHROOMS ARE LABELLED AS ACCESSIBLE, THEY ARE NOT ACCESSIBLE ENOUGH. AMY IS TOO BIG FOR CHILD-SIZED CHANGING TABLES, SO WHEN SHE NEEDS HER DIAPER CHANGED, SHE HAS TO BE LIFTED FROM HER CHAIR AND PLACED ON THE WASHROOM FLOOR. WHICH BREAKS HER SISTER’S HEART.>>IT’S SO DIRTY, AND I JUST, LIKE — IT’S UNDIGNIFIED TO HAVE TO PUT SOMEONE ON THE FLOOR. >>Reporter: LUCY SPENT HOURS SEARCHING FOR A SOLUTION AND SHE FOUND ONE. SOMETHING CALLED CHANGING PLACES WASHROOMS.>>IT’S AMAZING. >>Reporter: THE SPECIALIZED BATHROOMS HAVE ADULT-SIZED CHANGE TABLES THAT RAISE AND LOWER ELECTRONICALLY AND POWER HOISTS TO LIFT PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR CHAIRS. THE UNITED KINGDOM HAS MORE THAN 1300 CHANGING PLACES WASHROOMS. AUSTRALIA HAS MORE THAN 90. AND DOZENS IN THE UNITED STATES. BUT CANADA ONLY HAS A HANDFUL. >>I ALSO FEEL A LITTLE MAD, ‘CAUSE PEOPLE AREN’T TALKING ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: SHE RAISED THE ISSUE WITH MIKE FARNWORTH, WHO CALLS HER AN EXCELLENT ADVOCATE WELL BEYOND HER YEARS. SHE IS INVITED TO THE BC HERITAGE FAIR IN VICTORIA THIS WEEKEND, WHERE SHE IS COMPETING AGAINST SOME OF THE TOP STUDENTS IN THE PROVINCE WHO WILL BE MAKING PRESENTATIONS ABOUT IMPORTANT EVENTS IN CANADIAN HISTORY. LUCY’S PREFERRED TOPIC IS BATHROOM ACCESSIBILITY. SHE’LL BE TALKING ABOUT THAT INSTEAD AND SHE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE IN VICTORIA FIGHTING FOR CHANGE. VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS UNDERGOING A $19 MILLION EXPANSION.>>FIRST IT’S GOING TO BE PUBLIC AWARENESS AND EDUCATION. >>Reporter: DAVID WILLOWS WHOSE YOUNG SON HAS CEREBRAL PALSY COLD-CALLED THE AIRPORT TO BRING UP ACCESSIBILITY. HE THOUGHT IT WOULD TAKE CONVINCING TO GET A $15,000 BATHROOM INCLUDED IN THE RENOVATIONS. INSTEAD, THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY SAID “YES” ON THE SPOT. >>I WAS AMAZED WHEN I REACHED OUT AT FIRST AND I SAID, HEY, THAT’S A GREAT IDEA. WE’LL INCLUDE IT IN OUR EXPANSION. >>Reporter: NEARLY 600,000 BRITISH COLUMBIANS HAVE PERMANENT DISABILITIES, MANY OF WHOM WOULD BENEFIT FROM MORE ACCESSIBLE TOILETS. LUCY KNOWS IT’S A LONG, TOUGH FIGHT AHEAD UNTIL THE NECESSARY CHANGES ARE MADE. SO SHE WILL KEEP RAISING AWARENESS UNTIL AMY NEVER AGAIN HAS TO WORRY ABOUT LYING ON THE FLOOR OF A DIRTY PUBLIC RESTROOM. JESSE JOHNSTON, CBC NEWS, PORT COQUITLAM.>>Anita: THE PROVINCE IS NOW TAKING BIDS FOR CONTRACTOR TO LOOK INTO WHAT A REVIEW FOUND TO BE TOXIC WORK CULTURE AT THE BC LEGISLATURE. A REPORT SIX MONTHS AGO BY HOUSE SPEAKER DARRYL PLECAS MADE WAVES OVER ALLEGATIONS OF OVERSPENDING BY TWO TOP OFFICIALS, BUT IT ALSO INCLUDED REPORTS FROM A NUMBER OF FORMER EMPLOYEES ABOUT THE NEGATIVE CULTURE INCLUDING THE ALLEGED FIRING OF SEVERAL STAFFERS WITHOUT CAUSE. COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW WILL FOCUS ON THE DYNAMICS BETWEEN THE 330 CURRENT EMPLOYEES IN THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. >>>VANCOUVER POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A HIGH-RISK SEX OFFENDER WHO HAS FAILED TO RETURN TO HIS HALFWAY HOUSE. 29-YEAR-OLD JONATHAN CARDINAL IS SERVING A LONG-TERM SUPERVISORY ORDER AFTER TWO VIOLENT SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN 2010. CARDINAL IS INDIGENOUS, 5’8″ AND 165 POUNDS. HE HAS SHORT BROWN HAIR AND BROWN EYES. HE ALSO HAS A TATTOO ON HIS UPPER BACK. A CANADA-WIDE WARRANT IS OUT FOR HIS ARREST.>>>MEANWHILE, SURREY RCMP ARE ASKING FOR HELP IN IDENTIFYING TWO SUSPECTS INVOLVED IN A ROBBERY BACK ON MAY 11TH. POLICE SAY THE TWO MEN WENT INTO A CONVENIENCE STORE NEAR 120TH STREET AND 82ND AVENUE. ONE OF THE MEN ALLEGEDLY PRODUCED A HANDGUN AND STOLE SEVERAL ITEMS OF VALUE FROM THE STORE BEFORE TAKING OFF IN A BLACK FOUR-DOOR SEDAN.>>>THE FIRST SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS CAUCASIAN, IN HIS 40s WITH A HEAVY BUILD. HE WAS WEARING A TRAFFIC VEST AND A GREY UNDER ARMOUR BASEBALL CAP. THE SECOND SUSPECT IS 25 YEARS OLD WITH A SLIM BUILD, WEARING A DARK BUCKET HAT AND A WHITE AND BLUE STRIPED SHIRT.>>>A PLANNED LNG PROJECT NEAR SQUAMISH HAS MOVED ONE STEP CLOSER TO BREAKING GROUND. WOOD FIBRE LNG NOW HAS A PERMIT TO BUILD ITS FACILITY ONE OF THE LAST KEY STEPS BEFORE CONSTRUCTION CAN START. THAT’S ALREADY GONE THROUGH THREE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS AND HAS THE APPROVAL OF THE SQUAMISH NATION. THE PLAN IS TO EXPORT NATURAL GAS FROM NORTHERN BC TO ASIA. THE COMPANY HOPES TO START CONSTRUCTION BY THE END OF THE YEAR. >>>WELL, YOU’LL HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE BIT LONGER IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY BEER OR A GLASS OF WINE AT THE BEACH IN VANCOUVER. A PILOT PROJECT HAS BEEN DELAYED. THE PARK BOARD VOTED LAST YEAR TO SELL BEER AND WINE AT CONCESSION STANDS AT ENGLISH BAY AND KITS BEACH. THE PROBLEM IS THOSE LICENCES AREN’T THE BOARD JURISDICTION, WHICH LIES WITH THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT. NO DATE YET ON WHEN OR IF THE LICENCES WILL COME THROUGH. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: ANOTHER CLOUDY DAY OUT THERE TODAY, BRETT, BUT I KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO SAY WE NEED IT. [ Laughter ]>>Anita: WE NEED THE RAIN.>>Brett: AM I THAT FORM LAIC, ANITA? COME ON. >>Anita: NO!>>Brett: I DON’T THINK WE NEED THE CLOUD IT’S JUST THAT RAIN COMES FROM CLOUD, SO I GUESS THEY HAND IN HAND. IN ALL FAIRNESS, I’M OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I THINK IT’S THE TINIEST BIT OF BLUE SKY. GO OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN RIGHT NOW. THIS IS THE MOST CLOUD-FREE TIME YOU ARE GOING TO BE GETTING. I’M QUITE SHOCKED. THAT SAID, OUR STORY IS THE TEMPERATURES. DESPITE ALL OF THE CLOUD COVER, I WANTED TO SHOW YOU YOU ARE STILL LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES AROUND SEASONAL. SO IF WE’RE LOOKING AT DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER, AT ABOUT 20, THIS IS BANG-ON, WE ARE IN JULY. BUT, OF COURSE, THAT CLOUD COVER CAN MAYBE PUT A BIT OF A DAMPER ON TO A FEW PEOPLE’S SPEURTSZ. WE ARE JUST LOOKING AT THAT ON THE RADAR HERE. ISN’T REALLY ANYTHING RADAR-WISE. NO RAIN TO BE EXPECTED. BUT CLOUD IS GOING TO BE STILL THE NUMBER ONE STORY. FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS OR SO, IT’S GOING TO SLOWLY RAMP UP, FROM DRIZZLE TO THEN MAYBE LIGHT RAIN AND THEN MAYBE FULL-ON RAIN BY THE TIME WE GET INTO THE END OF THE WEEK. I’LL TELL YOU MORE ON THAT COMING UP. BUT BY THE TIME THAT WE GET TO TOMORROW AT LEAST, DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES ONCE AGAIN ARE GOING TO BE FAIRLY COMFORTABLE 20°. I DON’T THINK IT’S GOING TO BE TOO BAD AND I’LL BE HONEST, NO, I DON’T REALLY LIKE THE CLOUD THAT MUCH. AND FINGERS CROSSED THAT WE MIGHT GET BREAKS OF SUN IN THERE. I’M NOT GOING TO HOLD MY BREATH FOR IT.>>Anita: I WAS STARTING TO THINK YOU ARE A RAIN AND CLOUD KIND OF GUY, BRETT. >>Brett: NOT ALL THE TIME. JUST A NICE MIXTURE OF EVERYTHING.>>Anita: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>Brett: YOU ARE WELCOME.>>Anita: HUNDREDS OF YOUNG SOCCER PLAYERS WERE TREATED TO THE PITCH THIS TODAY WITH THE WHITECAPS AND THE VANCOUVER POLICE DEPARTMENT. [ Mixed Voices ]>>OW, OW!>>Anita: THIS IS THE 30TH ANNUAL VPD SOCCER CAMP. IT’S FREE FOR KIDS WHO MAY NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD FORMAL TRAINING. ALL TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO MAKE FRIENDS, SHARPEN THEIR SKILLS, AND CREATE POSITIVE MOMENTS BETWEEN OFFICERS AND THE COMMUNITY.>>FUN PLAYING WITH FRIENDS AND JUST HAVING FUN HERE. >>WE GET TO PLAY GAMES AND WE GET TO TAKE SHOTS AT — WE PLAY OCTOPUS AND SHARK ATTACK. >>FUN. SUPER FUN. [ Laughter ]>>Anita: THE CAMP RUNS UNTIL FRIDAY. CAPPED OFF BY A MINI WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT.>>>AND YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND MORE DETAILS ON ALL OF OUR STORIES ONLINE. JUST GO TO cbc.ca/bc. THIS NEWSCAST IS ALSO AVAILABLE LIVE AND ON DEMAND IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE CBC GEM APP OR FOLLOW CBC VANCOUVER ON FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE.>>>MILLENNIALS ARE SET TO BE THE LARGEST BLOCK OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS IN THE UPCOMING FALL FEDERAL ELECTION. AFTER THE BREAK, WE HEAR THEIR VIEWS. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: A PIVOTAL MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN APOLLO 11 LANDED ON THE MOON. THIS SUMMER WILL MARK 50 YEARS SINCE THAT DAY, AND AHEAD OF ITS ANNIVERSARY, NASA HAS RESTORED THE MISSION’S CONTROL ROOM IN HOUSTON. OUR ELI GLASNER HAS MORE.>>Reporter: THIS IS THE JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, A WORKING CENTER WITH MISSION CONTROLS RIGHT NOW THAT ARE COMMUNICATING WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, BUT FOR YEARS, THE ORIGINAL MISSION CONTROL CENTRE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE HISTORICAL APOLLO FLIGHTS SAT NEGLECTED. UNTIL NOW.>>OKAY, ALL FLIGHT CONTROLLERS, GOING FOR LANDING.>>Reporter: THIS IS THE RESULT. THE NEWLY RESTORED MISSION CONTROL CENTRE, WHERE VISITORS CAN STAND OR SIT IN THE VIEWING LOUNGE AND WATCH A SERIES OF HIGHLIGHTS RECREATING SOME OF THE MOST DRAMATIC MOMENTS OF THE 1969 MOON MISSION. >>I JUST CAN’T TELL YA HOW PROUD WE ALL ARE OF WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.>>Reporter: AND IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS. SO REMEMBER, IT WAS 1969. THIS ISN’T FOR YOUR PHONE. THIS IS, OF COURSE, AN ASHTRAY. THESE WERE 3D-PRINTED JUST SO YOU CAN HAVE THE SAME EXPERIENCE SITTING IN THE CHAIR, OF COURSE, WITHOUT THE SMOKES HANGING IN THE AIR. >>3, 2, 1, LIFTOFF. [ Cheering ]>>WELL DONE.>>Reporter: THE LAUNCH OF MISSION CONTROL, AND MANY OF THE ORIGINAL APOLLO CONTROLLERS RETURNED INCLUDING GENE KRANTZ, THE FLIGHT DIRECTOR WHO WAS WORKING WHEN THE EAGLE LANDED AND NEIL ARMSTRONG TOOK THOSE FIRST STEPS. HE TALKED TO CBC NEWS ABOUT THE EMOTION OF SEEING MISSION CONTROL COME BACK TO LIFE.>>THIS IS A PLACE WHERE HISTORY WAS MADE. THE BOOKS WERE WRITTEN. THE CHALLENGES WERE ISSUED. THERE WERE CONTROLLED. WE MOVED FORWARD. ACCEPTED RISK IS THE PRICE OF PROGRESS AND AT TIMES WE WANT TOO FAR, TOO FAST. WE LOST A CREW. BUT WE PICKED THEM ALL UP AND CONTINUED TO RUN FORWARD, EVEN STRONGER.>>Reporter: BUT AS MUCH AS NASA IS FOCUSSED ON PRESERVING ITS HISTORY, IT’S VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD INTO THE FUTURE, TALKING ABOUT PLANS ALREADY UNDERWAY FOR A NEW MISSION TO THE MOON. A GIANT LEAP FEATURING THE FIRST STEPS BY A WOMAN ON THE LUNAR SURFACE IN 2024. ELI GLASNER, CBC NEWS, HOUSTON.>>Anita: VERY INTERESTING. WELL, STAY WITH US. WE WILL HAVE MORE ON A BIG SHAKE-UP AT ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST POT COMPANIES, WHICH JUST SO HAPPENS TO BE CANADIAN. THAT IS COMING UP IN JUST A FEW MINUTES. [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪]>>Anita: THE FALL FEDERAL ELECTION IS QUICKLY APPROACHING AND THIS TIME AROUND, MILLENNIALS WILL BE THE LARGEST BLOCK OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS. IT’S A POWERFUL POSITION, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING IT’S THE FIRST TIME MANY OF THEM HAVE EVER BEEN ABLE TO GO TO THE BALLOT BOX. THE CBC’S CAROLINE DUNN CAUGHT UP WITH FIRST-TIME VOTERS. >>Reporter: THE MISSION IS TO GET YOUNG PEOPLE TO THE POLLS. EVEN IF THEY KNOW THE IDEA OF HIGH VOTER TURNOUT FOR FIRST-TIME VOTERS IS PRACTICALLY A FAIRY TELL. >>THEY DON’T FEEL LIKE THEIR VOTE DOESN’T MATTER. >>WHAT IS YOUR ANSWER TO THAT?>>IMAGINE IF YOU ACTUALLY WENT OUT AND VOTED, HOW DIFFERENT THAT COULD LOOK. >>Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE POLL, MORE THAN HALF OF FIRST-TIME VOTERS, 56%, SAY THEY DON’T KNOW ENOUGH TO CAST A BALLOT. EVEN THOUGH A MAJORITY OF THEM, 57%, THINK THE COUNTRY IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK COMPARED TO 43% OF ALL CANADIAN VOTERS. 21-YEAR-OLD RAPPER DARNELL KOFI DIDN’T KNOW THE FEDERAL PARTIES OR CANDIDATES UNTIL WE CHALLENGED HIM TO GOOGLE IT.>>IT’S THERE. RIGHT ON YOUR PHONE. >>OKAY.>>GIVE SOME CONSIDERATION TO IT. >>YEAH, YEAH. AFTER THIS, YEAH. I’M GONNA CHECK IT OUT, FOR SURE. >>Reporter: THAT’S NOT TO SAY THAT THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT ISSUES ARE IMPORTANT TO THEM. CLIMATE CHANGE, COST OF LIVING, AND SCHOOL EXPENSES TOP THEIR CONCERNS.>>I CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT AND I WANT TO HAVE A VOICE IN MY POLITICAL SYSTEM. A LOT OF THE ISSUES FOR ME ARE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, ESPECIALLY LIVING IN ALBERTA WITH OIL AND GAS. LGBTQ ISSUES ARE BIG FOR ME TOO AS WELL AS THE IMMIGRATION ISSUES THAT FOLLOW.>>Reporter: NATIONALLY, 8 IN 10 FIRST-TIME VOTERS PRIORITIZED DEALING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE AND MORE OF THEM ARE WILLING TO PAY TO FIX IT COMPARED TO THE GENERAL POPULATION. BUT MANY STILL FEEL DETACHED FROM WHAT POLITICAL PARTIES ARE SAYING. >>THE AGE GROUPS ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AND, LIKE, THE PARTIES AND PROBABLY THEIR VIEWS ARE DIFFERENT THAN THE PEOPLE — THE NEXT GENERATION COMING UP.>>Reporter: BUT DON’T MISTAKE DISENCHANTMENT WITH THE POLITICAL SYSTEM FOR CYNICISM BECAUSE THE POLL FOUND FIRST-TIME VOTERS ARE MORE IDEALISTIC THAN THE AVERAGE CANADIAN VOTER AND WHEN THEY DO GO TO THE POLLS THEY TEND TO VOTE WITH THEIR HEARTS. CAROLINE DUNN CBC NEWS, CALGARY.>>Anita: A MAJOR SHAKE-UP AT A BIG POT COMPANY, WHICH HAPPENS TO BE CANADIAN. AS JACK HANSEN REPORTS, THE CO-FOUNDER AND CO-CEO OF CANOPY GROWTH SAYS HE HAS BEEN PUSHED OUT OF THE JOB BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.>>Reporter: FROM THE SEED OF AN IDEA TO A NEARLY $20 BILLION COMPANY, BRUCE LINTON HELPED HIS COMPANY REACHED HEIGHTS NO OTHER COMPANY HAS IN CANADA. NOW HE IS OUT. >>I DON’T LOVE THIS DECISION. I LOVE THE COMPANY. >>Reporter: HE SAID HE WAS FIRED AS CO-CEO AND PUSHED OFF THE COMPANY’S BOARD. >>PROBABLY NOT THE MOST EASY GUY TO GET ALONG WITH BECAUSE YOU DON’T CREATE A $20 BILLION COMPANY SAYING, HEY WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO DO TODAY?>>Reporter: LINTON WAS THE FACE OF THE COMPANY BUT SOME ANALYSTS SAY THAT WAS IT. >>FELT IT WAS MORE PROMOTIONAL THAN OPERATIONAL AND WHEN THE OPERATIONAL TIME CAME, WE DIDN’T FEEL LIKE THERE WAS MUCH THERE. >>Reporter: LINTON HELPED LAND A $5 BILLION INVESTMENT FROM CONSTELLATION BRANDS A YEAR AGO, THE COMPANY THAT OWNS CORONA BEER AND KIM CRAWFORD WINES. BUT CANOPY WAS BURNING THROUGH CASH, REVEALING A LARGER THAN EXPECTED LOSS LAST QUARTER. WHEN THE NEWS OF THE FIRING BROKE TODAY, CANOPY AND OTHER POT STOCKS FELL BUT BY MIDDAY GAINED BACK THOSE LOSSES. >>I THINK IT SAYS MORE ABOUT BRUCE LINTON AND CANOPY GROWTH THAN THE INDUSTRY. I THINK WE NEED TO SEPARATE THAT. IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE INDUSTRY BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THERE ARE GENUINE COMPANIES THAT CAN GROW GREAT CANNABIS, THAT HAVE A SHOT AT DOING IT AT SCALE. >>Reporter: THE OTHER CO-CEO WILL TAKE OVER FOR NOW BUT THE SEARCH IS ON FOR A NEW LEADER TO KEEP THE COMPANY AT THE FOREFRONT OF AN INDUSTRY IT HELPED CREATE. JACKLIN HANSON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Anita: WHY WOMEN ARE AT FAR GREATER RISK OF BEING HURT SERIOUSLY IN A CAR CRASH. THAT’S COMING UP. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: THANKS FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. HERE ARE SOME OF OUR TOP STORIES. >>IT’S UNDIGNIFIED TO PUT SOMEONE ON THE FLOOR. >>Anita: A LACK OF ACCESSIBLE WASHROOMS IS KEEPING A 10-YEAR-OLD BC GIRL WITH CEREBRAL PALSY INSIDE. BUT AMY DIAZ IS LIFTED FROM HER WHEELCHAIR AND PLACED ON THE UNCLEAN FLOOR TO GET HER DIAPER CHANGED. HER FAMILY IS HOPING THE PROVINCE WILL BRING IN MORE WASHROOMS THAT HAVE CHANGING TABLES FOR ADULTS.>>EVERY YEAR, EVERY YEAR IT’S GOING UP. EVERY YEAR GOING UP. >>Anita: CLOSING UP SHOP, MOVING LOCATIONS, AND WORKING LONGER HOURS. SKY-HIGH PROPERTY TAXES ARE FORCING METRO VANCOUVER BUSINESSES TO MAKE AGONIZING CHOICES AND WITH TODAY BEING THE DEADLINE IN VANCOUVER TO PAY YOUR TAXES, IT’S ACTING AS A TOUGH REMINDER.>>FIRE STARTED IN THE APARTMENT. I LITERALLY HAD TWO SECONDS TO ACT OR I WOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD.>>Anita: SOME RESIDENTS LOSE EVERYTHING AFTER FIRE TEARS THROUGH PART OF A WEST END APARTMENT BUILDING. ONE WOMAN SUFFERING MINOR BURNS.>>>WELL, TURNS OUT DESPITE MODERN CARS BEING SAFER THAN EVER, WOMEN ARE AT A FAR GREATER RISK OF BEING SERIOUSLY HURT IN A CAR CRASH. AS AARON SALTZMAN EXPLAINS, THE BIG REASON FOR THAT IS SAFETY TESTS. THEY USE THE DUMMIES MODELLED AFTER MEN.>>COMMENCE IN FOUR SECONDS. >>Reporter: IN AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH, THE BEST WAY TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE VEHICLES SAFER IS TO DESTROY THEM. AND STUDY THE DAMAGE DONE TO THE DUMMIES INSIDE. BUT IT TURNS OUT THE DUMMIES REALLY ONLY REPRESENT ONE SPECIFIC TYPE OF DRIVER.>>TRADITIONALLY WE HAVE HAD CRASH TEST DUMMIES THAT ARE A MID-SIZED MALE. >>Reporter: THE MALE DUMMIES ARE A HOLDOVER FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF CRASH TESTS DESIGNED IN THE 1970s AND HAVE BEEN IN USE SINCE THE ’90s. >>THIS IS THE DUMMY THAT WAS — BEGAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE YEAR 2000 AND STILL ISN’T FINISHED. >>Reporter: NEW DUMMIES CAN TAKE DECADES TO DEVELOP. IN PART BECAUSE THEY ARE FAR MORE SOPHISTICATED THAN THEY APPEAR. CLOSELY MIMICKING PARTS OF THE HUMAN ANATOMY WITH DOZENS OF DATA POINTS.>>HE HAS BETWEEN 120 AND 150 DIFFERENT DATA CHANNELS. >>Reporter: BUT HE IS STILL A GUY. AND ALL THESE YEARS OF MALE-BASED DATA COLLECTION APPEARS TO HAVE HAD AN ENORMOUS IMPACT ON THE SAFETY OUTCOMES OF FEMALES IN VEHICLES WHEN COMPARED TO MEN. A NEW STUDY ABOUT TO BE RELEASED BY RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HAS FOUND THE ODDS OF A FEMALE SUSTAINING A SERIOUS TO FATAL INJURY IN A COLLISION ARE NOW 73% HIGHER THAN THEY ARE FOR A MALE. THERE ARE A FEW FEMALE DUMBIES BUT THEY ARE JUST SCALED-DOWN MALES WHICH DON’T REALLY REPRESENT WOMEN AT ALL. >>DIFFERENCES IN BONY ALIGNMENT, THE PELVIS IS DIFFERENT. THERE IS JUST A HUGE NUMBER OF THINGS THAT SUGGEST THAT FEMALES ARE NOT SMALLER MALES. >>Reporter: CAROLINE ROBERTS IS ONE OF SEVERAL RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA TRYING TO PINPOINT WHY WOMEN ARE MORE VULNERABLE IN CAR CRASHES.>>YOU HAVE A THREE-POINT SEATBELT. SO HOW DOES THAT FIT ON TOP OF THE BREASTS? DOES IT MOVE MORE EASILY IF I LEAN OUT AND NOW I HAVE A MORE COMPLICATED CHEST GEOMETRY THAN A MALE? IS THAT PROBLEMATIC?>>Reporter: WE DON’T KNOW. SHE SAYS THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A STUDY ON HOW BREAST TISSUE AFFECTS SEATBELT PLACEMENT. THERE MAY ALSO BE OTHER REASONS WHY WOMEN ARE MORE AT RISK. >>THROUGHOUT THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE, STIFFNESSES AND JOINT RANGES OF MOTION CHANGE. SO THERE COULD BE A TIME DURING THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE AT WHICH A FEMALE IS MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO INJURY.>>Reporter: AT LEAST ONE AUTO MAKER IS PAYING ATTENTION. VOLVO STUDIED 40 YEARS OF ACTUAL CRASHES AND ALSO FOUND WOMEN TO BE MORE AT RISK. IT’S NOW SHARING THAT DATA WITH OTHER MANUFACTURERS.>>THE INTENT WAS TO MAKE SURE WE DESIGN CARS THAT ARE SAFE FOR EVERYONE AND, OF COURSE, THERE IS — YOU KNOW, THERE IS DIFFERENCES IN MALES VERSUS FEMALES, AND THAT COMES THROUGH AND NEEDS TO BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN YOU BUILD A CAR. >>Reporter: THAT MEANS PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO GENDER DIFFERENCES WHEN IT COMES TO RESEARCH AND DESIGN, WHICH SHOULD ULTIMATELY IMPROVE THE SAFETY. OF EVERYONE. AARON SALTZMAN, CBC NEWS, RUCKERSVILLE, VIRGINIA. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: A LIVE SHOT TONIGHT OFF THE PORT OF VANCOUVER. ANOTHER GLOOMY DAY FOR THE MOST PART. CLOUDS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE. INTRET HERE WITH THE FULL FORECAST NEXT. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: WELL, THINGS MAY BE A BIT COOLER HERE IN BC, BUT IN MONTRÉAL, TEMPERATURES ARE SOARING. >>Brett: ABSOLUTELY. WITH THE HUMIDITY, DAYTIME HIGH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW 30s WILL BE FEELING MORE LIKE THE LOW 40s OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. EMERGENCY AND CITY OFFICIALS ARE REMINDING PEOPLE TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A PLACE TO COOL OFF.>>Reporter: THERE IS NO QUESTION IT’S A SCORCHER. EVEN IN A SHADED PARK, THE HEAT IS INTENSE.>>TOO HOT.>>Reporter: PEOPLE ARE BEING REMINDED TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND TO AVOID TOO MUCH PHYSICAL EXERTION AND ANOTHER IDEA …>>EAT ICE CREAM. >>Reporter: NORMALLY SHE’D BE HANGING OUT AT THIS ST. HENRY POOL, BUT ITS OPENING WAS DELAYED UNTIL THE END OF SUMMER. SO THEY ARE HEADED FOR AIR CONDITIONING. >>NOW WE ARE GOING TO THE LIBRARY FOR ACTIVITIES. WE ARE TRYING TO TAKE SOMETHING INDOORS. >>Reporter: THOUGH THE CITY IS NOT IN EMERGENCY MODE YET, OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE PREPARED.>>WE’RE WATCHING AND WE’RE READY TO MOVE FORWARD IF NECESSARY, BUT WE STILL NEED TO BE ALL VIGILANT FOR OURSELVES, OUR FAMILIES, AND FOR OUR NEIGHBOURS AS WELL. >>Reporter: THE HEAT WAVE THAT HIT THE CITY LAST SUMMER LEFT 66 PEOPLE DEAD. THE PROVINCE SAYS IT’S ALWAYS IMPROVING THE TOOLS IT HAS TO TARGET PEOPLE AT RISK.>>WE HAVE HOME ASSISTANCE WHERE WE KNOW WHERE THEY ARE, WE GET INTO CONTACT WITH THOSE PEOPLE AT HOME, AND WE MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE ALL RIGHT. WE EVEN BRING THEM TO AIR-CONDITIONED SPACES. >>Reporter: MONTRÉAL IS ALSO WORKING ON BIGGER PICTURE FIXES TO HELP COOL THE CITY, LIKE REDUCING HEAT ISLANDS BY ADDING MORE GREEN SPACE AND TAKING CARE OF THE CITY’S MOST VULNERABLE. >>AT ALL TIMES, THE PEOPLE ARE MOST AT RISK ARE THE ONES THAT ARE LEAST ABLE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND WHETHER IT’S 25 OR 35°, THE IDEA OF BREAKING SOCIAL ISOLATION IS ALWAYS PERTINENT. >>Reporter: FOR NOW, OFFICIALS ARE REMINDING PEOPLE TO BE PRUDENT AND TO CHECK IN ON NEIGHBOURS WHO MIGHT NEED HELP. JAILA BERNSTEIN, CBC NEWS, MONTRÉAL.>>Brett: YEAH, THAT HITS REALLY CLOSE TO HOME. MONTRÉAL WAS MY HOME FOR EIGHT YEARS, AND IN THE SUMMERTIME, IF YOU LIVED IN AN OLD BUILDING, THEY DON’T HAVE AIR CONDITIONING. LIKE VANCOUVER IN PLACES, JUST DON’T REALLY HAVE THAT HERE. BUT THAT HUMIDITY IS AN ABSOLUTE KILLER. YOU FEEL IT EVERY SINGLE DAY AND NO RELIEF FROM IT. >>Anita: AND THAT’S WHEN YOU PULL OUT ALL THE FANS. >>Brett: EVEN A CLOTH IN THE FRIDGE TO PUT OVER YOUR FACE. NOTHING SEEMS TO HELP IT, THOUGH. WE DEFINITELY DON’T HAVE THAT PROBLEM HERE IN VANCOUVER. >>Anita: NO. >>Brett: I CAN ASSURE YOU. TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE MORNING THAT WAS. QUITE SOME INTERESTING CLOUDS GOING BY THIS MORNING. YOU CAN SEE THEM THERE. THIS IS NOW FACING SOUTH, ACTUALLY. THIS IS JUST SOUTH ON THE CAMBIE BRIDGE, I BELIEVE. AND CLOUDS ALL OF A SUDDEN KIND OF GOING OUT OF NOWHERE, IN TWO DIRECTIONS AT ONCE. AND HONESTLY, THIS WAS KIND OF THE STORY OF THE DAY. WE REALLY JUST HAD A LOT OF CLOUD COVER BLANKETING US, BUT AS YOU SAW ON THE OUTSIDE, WE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE. MAYBE YOU ARE ASKING WHERE IS THAT SUMMER? IF YOU WERE PAYING ATTENTION IN THE LAST SEGMENT, IT IS ALL IN THE EAST. CURRENT TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW. IN OTTAWA, MONTRÉAL, AND TORONTO, 26, 27°. THIS IS IT 9:00 AT NIGHT THERE. THE SUN IS JUST ABOUT TO GO DOWN, AND IT IS STILL MAKING THE NIGHTS SWELTERING HOT AND A LOT COOLER IN THE WEST. THIS IS PRETTY NORMAL WHEN THIS TYPE OF A PATTERN SETS UP. DID WANT TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT RAIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON THURSDAY. THIS IS FAIRLY WIDESPREAD. THIS IS GOING TO BE MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH THE CARIBOO, THE THOMPSON, INTO THE OKANAGAN. BUT YOU ARE GOING TO NOTICE THAT VANCOUVER IS THE LAST TO GET THIS RAIN. TRAVELLING FROM THE NORTH TO THE SOUTH. SO ON THURSDAY, JUST EXPECT SOME CLOUD COVER AND MAYBE SOME DRIZZLE THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE DAY. WHEN IT COMES TO THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY, HOWEVER, WELL, THAT NOW GETS TO BE OUR TURN TO ENJOY OUR GET SOME OF THIS RAIN. WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE LOWER MAINLAND. THIS IS GOING TO BE SHOWERS LARGELY THROUGHOUT THE DAY. AND THERE IS PRETTY GOOD CONFIDENCE THAT THIS WILL BE LASTING THROUGHOUT, ESSENTIALLY, FRIDAY EVENING. UNFORTUNATELY, AS WE GO A LITTLE BIT FARTHER INTO THE WEEKEND, IT’S GOING TO BE LOOKING A BIT UNSETTLED. I’LL GIVE THAT FORECAST TOMORROW. IN TERMS OF THE FIRE DANGER RATING, STILL LOW TO MODERATE IN THE INTERIOR, WHICH IS GREAT AND WE ARE LOOKING AT IMPROVING CONDITIONS ALONG THE SUNSHINE COAST. THE NEXT FIVE DAYS, KIND OF LIKE YESTERDAY, TEMPERATURES RIGHT AROUND THAT 20 TO 21° MARK THROUGHOUT THE NEXT FEW DAYS BUT AS I MENTIONED, YOU ARE GOING TO BE SEEING THOSE SHOWERS MORE SO ON TO FRIDAY AND THEN INTO SATURDAY AS WELL. IT’S NOT GOING TO BE TOWARD THE END OF THE WEEKEND WHEN ESSENTIALLY SUNDAY AND MONDAY ROLL AROUND THAT WE SHOULD LIKELY BE STARTING TO SEE MORE OF THAT SUNSHINE, WHICH I KNOW WE ALL WILL BE REJOICING WHEN IT COMES BACK.>>Anita: I DON’T THINK — ACTUALLY, NO, MAYBE SOME PEOPLE WILL COMPLAIN ABOUT IT. >>Brett: THERE ARE ALWAYS SOME BUT I THINK THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE SHOULD PROBABLY BE SMILING ABOUT IT. >>Anita: IT’S NOT TOO HOT. >>Brett: IT’S COMFORTABLE. EXACTLY.>>Anita: OKAY. WE NOW KNOW WHICH TWO COUNTRIES ARE PLAYING FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE IN THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP. AFTER TODAY’S TENSE MATCH-UP BETWEEN SWEDEN AND THE NETHERLANDS.>>Brett: A SCORELESS FIRST HALF LED TO THE BEST CHANCE YET FOR SWEDEN. UNFORTUNATELY THAT WAS TURNED AWAY BY A FINGERTIP SAVE BY THE DUTCH ‘KEEPER. >>Anita: IN EXTRA TIME, THE NETHERLANDS’ JACKIE GROENEN GOT A STRONG SHOT OFF AND SNUCK IT JUST INSIDE THE POST SENDING HER TEAM TO THE FINAL AGAINST A DOMINANT AMERICAN SQUAD. AND STICKING WITH SPORTS BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S BEEN A MONTH — >>Brett: IT HAS BEEN A MONTH OF SPORTS. [ Laughter ]>>Anita: SOME EXCITING SPORTS. BASKETBALL FANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE NEAR THE BREAKING POINT. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU HAVE CAUGHT THIS TODAY. BUT DAYS INTO NBA FREE AGENCY AND NOTHING BUT FRUSTRATING SILENCE FROM KAWHI LEONARD ON WHETHER HE’LL STAY WITH THE TORONTO RAPTORS.>>Brett: AS GREG ROSS REPORTS, TODAY THE FINALS MVP WAS RUMOURED TO BE IN TORONTO FOR WHAT WAS LIKELY THE LASTING MEETING AHEAD OF HIS DECISION. >>Reporter: IT’S A FRENZY THAT STARTED WHEN ONE RAPTORS FAN SPOTTED RAPTORS PRESIDENT MASAI UJIRI AND GENERAL MANAGER BOBBY WEBSTER INSIDE THE HAZELTON HOTEL. HE SENT OUT PICTURES OF THE ENCOUNTER. I WAS ABLE TO CONFIRM FOR MYSELF THAT THEY WERE INDEED HERE HAVING LUNCH. I WATCHED AS THE PAIR WENT UP AN ELEVATOR HERE AT THE HOTEL. BUT WHAT REALLY KICKED THIS FRENZY INTO HIGH GEAR WERE RUMOURS THAT LEONARD HIMSELF WAS ALSO COMING HERE TO MEET THEM. LEONARD WAS RUMOURED TO BE ON A PLANE COMING FROM L.A. A PRIVATE JET OWNED BY THE COMPANY THAT RUNS THE RAPTORS. IT TOUCHED DOWN IN TORONTO THIS AFTERNOON. MANY SPECULATING THOSE CLIMBING DOWN THE STAIRS INCLUDED THE KING OF THE NORTH HIMSELF AND HIS UNCLE DENIS. EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS NO OFFICIAL WORD AS SOON AS THE PASSENGERS CLIMBED INTO THOSE DARK SUVs, THE HUNT WAS ON. A LOCAL NEWS STATION EVEN REDIRECTED ITS TRAFFIC CHOPPER TO THE CAUSE, TRACKING THE VEHICLES LIVE AS THEY HEADED DOWNTOWN. THAT HELPED TOUCH OFF A FIRESTORM OF SPECULATION THAT KAWHI LEONARD WAS INDEED BACK IN TOWN AND IF SO, WHY? TO NEGOTIATE? TO SIGN? A HOPEFUL CROWD GATHERED OUTSIDE THAT LUXURY HOTEL WHERE MASAI UJIRI AND BOBBY WEBSTER WERE WAITING. FOR FANS, IT FELT LIKE THE CONFIRMATION THEY NEEDED. >>I’M JUST HERE TO SAY THANK YOU. THANK YOU TO KAWHI. HONESTLY, HE INSPIRED THE COUNTRY. HE INSPIRED THE CITY. THE LAST COUPLE MONTHS HAVE BEEN, LIKE, SO, SO EXCITING.>>Reporter: SOCIAL MEDIA STARTED LIGHTING UP WITH SUCH A FRENZY OF FAN EXCITEMENT, BORDERING ON OBSESSION. OTHERS STARTED CALLING FOR TORONTO TO JUST CHILL OUT A LITTLE BIT. FINALLY, THE SUVs ARRIVED AT THE HOTEL, WENT INTO THE UNDERGROUND PARKING LOT AND THAT’S WHERE THE TRAIL WENT COLD. WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TRANSPIRED INSIDE THE WALLS OF THIS HOTEL HERE TODAY, BUT FOR MANY NBA INSIDERS, THIS FRENZY HAS PUT THE RAPTORS BACK ON TOP WHEN IT COMES TO THE KAWHI LEONARD FREE AGENT SWEEPSTAKES. GREG ROSS, CBC NEWS, TORONTO. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: 14 DEAD RUSSIAN SAILORS. A TOP SECRET SUBMARINE AND A GOVERNMENT UNWILLING TO SHARE THE DETAILS. COMING UP, WE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED. [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪]>>Amy: HERE’S WHAT’S IN YOUR CBC VANCOUVER INBOX. YOUR FAVOURITE SUMMER TRADITION IS BACK STARTING JULY 5TH. MUSICAL NOONERS IS BACK FOR ITS TENTH YEAR. JOIN US FOR FREE CONCERTS WEEKDAYS AT NOON ALL SUMMER LONG. AND GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY TO THE VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL JULY 19TH TO 21ST AT JERICHO BEACH PARK. ENJOY A WEEKEND OF THE FINEST FOLK AND ROOTS MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD. FOR MORE, CHECK US OUT ONLINE. [♪♪♪]>>Anita: 14 RUSSIAN SOLDIERS WHO DIED ON BOARD A TOP-SECRET SUBMARINE WILL BE GIVEN STATE HONOURS. THEY WERE KILLED MONDAY AFTER A MYSTERIOUS ACCIDENT IN RUSSIA’S ARCTIC AIR. AS CHRIS BROWN REPORTS, RUSSIA IS REFUSING TO RELEASE DETAILS.>>Reporter: NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME, RESIDENTS LEFT FLOWERS AT A MEMORIAL TO MARK AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING DEAD SOLDIERS. THOSE KILLED IN THE TOP-SECRET SUB DIED OF SMOKE INHALATION ACCORDING TO RUSSIA’S GOVERNMENT. AMONG THEM SOME OF THE MOST DECORATED OFFICERS THE NATION’S MILITARY, INCLUDING TWO HEROES OF RUSSIA. [ Speaking Alternate Language ]>>Reporter: SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES TO ELIMINATE THE SOURCE OF THE FIRE, SAVE THEIR COMRADES AND THE SUBMERSIBLE SAID THE DEFENCE MINISTER, SERGEI SHOIGU. THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW KNOWN PHOTOS OF A SO-CALLED SPY SUB. NICKNAMED AFTER A CARTOON HORSE, THIS RUSSIAN TV GRAPHIC SHOWS IT’S USUALLY CARRIED TO ITS DESTINATION BY A LARGER VESSEL. ITS HULL ENABLES IT TO DIVE DEEP TO THE OCEAN FLOOR APPARENTLY TO DO THINGS SUCH AS EAVESDROP ON UNDERSEA COMMUNICATION CABLES. WHATEVER CAUSED THE FIRE AND PRECISELY WHAT THE MISSION WAS RUSSIA’S LEADERSHIP ISN’T SAYING. THE OFFICIAL LINE IS THAT IT WAS A RESEARCH VESSEL ON A RESEARCH MISSION. BUT THIS INDEPENDENT MILITARY ANALYST BELIEVES SINCE IT WAS IN VERY SHALLOW WATER, MOST LIKELY THE VESSEL HAD JUST BEEN REFURBISHED.>>THE DEFENCE MINISTER SHOIGU SAID THERE WAS A SURVEILLANCE SPECIALIST ON BOARD, WHICH WOULD INDICATE THAT THIS WAS A TEST RUN JUST OUTSIDE OF THE SHIPYARD.>>Reporter: IN A TRAGIC COINCIDENCE, THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED JUST DAYS AFTER A MOVIE ABOUT RUSSIA’S WORST SUB DISASTER OPENS HERE. THE LOSS OF THE CURSIC LEFT 119 SAILORS DEAD AND THE FUMBLED RESPONSE FROM AUTHORITIES INCLUDING A YOUNG VLADIMIR PUTIN HAS HAUNTED RUSSIA’S MILITARY EVER SINCE. RUSSIA’S MILITARY HAS TOUTED BIG PLANS TO MODERNIZE WITH NEW MISSILES, SHIPS, AND AIRCRAFT, BUT IT’S ALSO SUFFERED THROUGH MAJOR DISASTERS LOSING SCORES OF SERVICEMEN TO PLANE CRASHES IN SYRIA AND NOW TO A FIRE IN A SUBMARINE IN THE ARCTIC. CHRIS BROWN, CBC NEWS, MOSCOW.>>Anita: CANADA IS STRONGLY CONDEMNING THE AIR STRIKE IN LIBYA THAT KILLED AT LEAST 44 PEOPLE AND LEFT MORE THAN 130 WOUNDED. THE ATTACK TORE THROUGH A DETENTION CENTRE, HOLDING MIGRANTS TRYING TO CROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN INTO EUROPE. IT SETS NEXT TO A MILITARY CAMP THAT’S BEEN TARGETED BEFORE. DEREK STOFFEL EXPLAINS. >>Reporter: THEY HAD COME TO LIBYA ON A JOURNEY SEEKING A BETTER LIFE. INSTEAD THESE MIGRANTS FROM OTHER PARTS OF AFRICA WERE CAUGHT UP IN AN AIR STRIKE THAT DESTROYED A DETENTION CENTRE JUST OUTSIDE OF TRIPOLI. >>SOME PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED AND THEY DIE ON THE ROUTE. AND SOME PEOPLE ARE STILL UNDER THE — UNDER THE BLOW.>>Reporter: HUNDREDS HAD BEEN LIVING IN THE CRAMPED BUILDINGS, SEEN HERE BEFORE THE ATTACK. NOW SOME MIGRANTS WHO CAME TO LIBYA WITH SO LITTLE ARE SCROUNGING FOR WHATEVER THEY CAN TAKE AWAY. OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS, LIBYA HAS BEEN EMBROILED IN ANOTHER CIVIL WAR, THIS FIGHT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT BACKED BY THE UNITED NATIONS AND FORCES LOYAL TO THE WAR LORD KALIFA HAFDAR WHO LEADS WHAT HE CALLS THE LIBYAN NATIONAL ARMY, WHOSE FORCES HAVE TRIED TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE CAPITAL TRIPOLI. BOTH SIDES BLAMING THE OTHER FOR THE AIR STRIKE AND IT’S UNCLEAR IF THE DETENTION CENTRE WAS THE INTENDED TARGET. LIBYA IS A MAIN DEPARTURE POINT FOR MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES HEADING TO EUROPE. ABOUT 5,000 PEOPLE ARE HOUSED IN DETENTION CENTRES AFTER BEING TURNED BACK FROM BOATS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA. NOW THE U.N.’S REFUGEE AGENCY SAYS THOSE MIGRANTS SHOULD BE MOVED AWAY FROM THE FRONT LINES OF THE CIVIL WAR.>>WE HAVE TO SEE A CHANGE NOW. THERE HAS TO BE AN IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ALL THE DETAINEES FROM THESE CENTRES AND WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT NO RESCUED REFUGEES FROM THE CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN IS TAKEN BACK TO LIBYA. >>Reporter: THE U.N. SAYS THE ATTACK COULD BE A WAR CRIME, AND IT’S NOW CALLING FOR A FULL INVESTIGATION INTO THE AIR STRIKE. DEREK STOFFEL, CBC NEWS, LONDON.>>Anita: WELL, WASHINGTON, D.C., IS GETTING READY FOR A 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION TOMORROW UNLIKE MANY BEFORE IT. WITH A SHOW OF MILITARY MIGHT. AS ELLEN MAURO FOUND OUT, PARTY POLITICS AS WELL ON A DAY THAT’S USUALLY ABOUT A COUNTRY COMING TOGETHER.>>Reporter: AN ARMOURED VEHICLE ON THE MOVE, A SCENE REMINISCENT OF A WAR ZONE PLAYING OUT IN THE HEART OF WASHINGTON, D.C.>>President Donald Trump: WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT FOURTH OF JULY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. IT’LL BE LIKE NO OTHER. >>Reporter: IT WILL CERTAINLY HAVE A TRUMPIAN TWIST. FORGET THE FIREWORKS SHOW. THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL ALSO FEATURE AN UNUSUAL DISPLAY OF MILITARY MIGHT. TANKS AND A FLY-OVER. >>President Donald Trump: BEST FIGHTER JETS IN WORLD AND OTHER PLANES TOO. AND WE’RE GOING TO HAVE SOME TANKS STATIONED OUTSIDE. GOTTA BE PRETTY CAREFUL WITH THE TANKS. >>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL ALSO GIVE A SPEECH, THE FIRST PRESIDENT SINCE NIXON TO MAKE AN ADDRESS AS PART OF THE FORMER CELEBRATIONS. NIXON’S, THOUGH, WAS VIDEO TAPED. TRUMP’S WILL BE LIVE FROM THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL. IN THE FRONT ROW, REPUBLICAN DONORS IN SPECIALLY RESERVED SEATS ON WHAT’S NORMALLY A NON-PARTISAN DAY. >>IT IS THE BIRTHDAY OF THE COUNTRY. HE HAS COMMANDEERED IT. >>Reporter: HE CALLS IT A SALUTE TO AMERICA. CRITICS SAY IT’S A SALUTE TO HIMSELF. >>IT’S NOT DONE IN THIS COUNTRY. AND IT WILL BE SEEN AS VERY OUT OF PLACE ON THE GRASSY MALL, WHICH IS USED BASICALLY FOR FLYING KITES.>>Reporter: THE COST: NO NUMBERS HAVE BEEN RELEASED, BUT IT’S EXPECTED TO FAR SURPASS LAST YEAR’S BUDGET, REPORTEDLY AROUND $2 MILLION.>>ANYTIME YOU GET A PRESIDENTIAL VISIT, THERE ARE INHERENT SECURITY COSTS. >>Reporter: BACK ON THE MALL, THE PREPARATIONS CONTINUE FOR A 4TH OF JULY UNLIKE ANY THE COUNTRY HAS SEEN. >>BEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO THIS NATION, TO HAVE A MAN LIKE TRUMP IN THERE TO GET CROOKED POLITICS OUT OF IT AND GET THIS COUNTRY BACK TO WHERE IT SHOULD BE. >>I COULD SAY SOMETHING ABOUT DESPOT AND SO-CALLED PRESIDENTS WHO NEED TO SHOW THEIR BIG TANKS, BUT I WON’T SAY IT ‘CAUSE I’M BEING RECORDED.>>Reporter: DIVIDED OPINIONS IN A DIVIDED AMERICA. ELLEN MAURO, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Anita: “SPIDER-MAN” IS BACK ON THE SILVER SCREEN. HOW DOES THE WEB SLINGER MAKE OUT AFTER THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER “AVENGERS” MOVIE? OUR REVIEW IS COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK. [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪]>>Anita: WELL, MARVEL’S MEGA-MOVIE “AVENGERS” RAKED IN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS EARLIER THIS YEAR. AND SINCE THEN, MANY THINGS HAVE CHANGED IN THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE. >>Brett: YOU CAN SEE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THOSE CHANGES IN THE NEW MOVIE “SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME.” AND HERE WITH A REVIEW FROM OUR VERY OWN FILM GUY IS ELI GLASNER. >>EVERYWHERE I GO, I SEE HIS FACE. [♪♪♪]>>Reporter: “SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME” IS THE FIRST POST-“AVENGERS” MARVEL MOVIE AND THAT MEANS SPIDER-MAN IS HOME BUT NOT EXACTLY THE SAME. THE BEGINNING OF THE FILM IS MUCH DARKER AND DOWER, AND IT’S A SIGN OF HOW MUCH THINGS HAVE CHANGED WHEN THE COMMANDER OF S.H.I.E.L.D. CALLS FOR HELP, WELL, JUST LOOK AT HOW PETER PARKER REACTS. >>CALLING YOU.>>I DON’T REALLY WANT TO TALK TO. >>ANSWER THE PHONE. >>WHY?>>BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T, I HAVE TO TALK TO HIM. I DON’T WANT TO TALK TO HIM. >>YOU SENT NICK TO VOICE MAIL? YOU DON’T GHOST NICK FURY. >>Reporter: HE WANTS TO PUT HIS SPIDER LIFE ON PAUSE BECAUSE OF A SCHOOL TRIP. THIS ISN’T TO A MUSEUM BUT TO EUROPE. I’M TALKING PARIS, LONDON, VENICE, WITH HIS BEST BUD, NED, WITH HIS NEMESIS, FLASH AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, MJ, THE GIRL HE HAS BEEN CRUSHING ON. EVERYTHING IS LOOKING UP UNTIL THE GIANT WATER MONSTER APPEARS. [♪♪♪] [ Yelling ]>>WHAT IS THIS?>>I DON’T KNOW. >>Reporter: OKAY, SO SHOOTING WEBS AT THE TOWERING COLUMN OF ANGRY WATER MAYBE NOT THE BEST MOVE. LUCKILY THERE IS A NEW HERO ON THE BLOCK. MET THE MYSTERIOUS HERO FROM A PARALLEL DIMENSION. HE HAS TANGLED WITH THE SO-CALLED ELEMENTAL MONSTERS BEFORE AND IS HERE TO GIVE SPIDEY-PANTS A PEP TALK. >>THERE IS A PART OF ME THAT WANTS TO TELL YOU GIST TURN AROUND AND RUN AWAY FROM ALL OF THIS AND THEN THERE IS ANOTHER PART OF ME THAT KNOWS THAT WE’RE ABOUT TO FIGHT. WHAT’S AT STAKE. >>Reporter: THE PROBLEM WITH FAR FROM HOME IS JUST HOW FAMILIAR EVERYTHING IS STARTING TO FEEL. THE GREY CUPBLY NICK FURY, THE CGI-DRIVEN BATTLE SCENES. THERE IS A CREEPING COMPLACENCY THAT ASSUMES OUR AFFECTION BUT NOWHERE NEAR THE INNOVATION OF THE PREVIOUS FILMS. THE BEST PARTS ARE STILL THE HAPLESS PETER PARKER TRAPPED BETWEEN HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A HERO LIFE.>>WANNA GO IN ON A PAIR?>>YOU MEAN NEXT TO EACH OTHER?>>YEAH. >>PARKER, ARE YOU IN POSITION.>>NO. >>WHY THE HELL NOT. >>Reporter: TOM HOLLAND’S ANXIOUS NERVES. AND THEN STARTING TO OPEN UP. THAT’S WHAT I WANTED MORE OF AND LESS OF THE SUPERHERO SHENANIGANS. LUCKILY WHAT SAVES THIS SPIDER FILM IS THE TWO POST-CREDIT SCENES. THE FIRST WHICH MIGHT BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE ENTIRE FILM THAT PRECEDED IT. AND THAT BUMPS THIS ALL UP TO THREE AND A HALF STARS OUT OF FIVE. ELI GLASNER, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Anita: HE LOOKED AND SOUNDED SO DISAPPOINTED. I THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO GIVE IT TWO AND A HALF. >>Brett: A BIT OF A TURN. BUT IMPRESSED TO SEE HE THINKS SO HIGHLY OF THAT MOVIE. >>Anita: VERY SHOCKED.>>Brett: YEAH. >>Anita: YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND YOUR PROGRAM ONLINE AT cbc.ca/bc. DAN BURRITT IS HERE AT 11:00 WITH YOUR NEXT LOCAL NEWS AFTER “THE NATIONAL.” HAVE A GOOD NIGHT. >>Brett: GOOD NIGHT. [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪]

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