The National for September 21, 2018 — Ont. Tornado, Sex-Ed Walkout, Pipeline Review
On. This Friday night Donald, Trump seems to open up a new front in his fight to get a Supreme Court justice on the bench using, new language, about his nominees, accuser, that, seems to accuse her instead. We'll. Look at how women in the US and Canada, fired back on Twitter just the latest development, in a high stakes nomination. Also, tonight a tornado, rips, a terrible, path through parts of Ontario and Quebec we'll, show you the devastation. Left behind to, homes and communities, and we'll, hear from those who watched, it happen this. Is the National. It. Is the kind of disaster, you just don't see coming but for many people in, the Ottawa area looking, around at, what's left it's, painfully, easy to see it hit hard, homes, have been reduced to rubble after a powerful, tornado tore, a long, path, through the region. That's. Our unit over there and. When. It ripped her roof my. Daughter she. Went flying up and I'm holding her in I. Almost. Let go because I she was sleeping and I said if she's gonna die I'm gonna die with, her and. Then they finally went back. That. Happened. In Gatineau, Quebec and you can see just how powerful, the storm was with pieces of this apartment building left, in a twisted. Pile. Investigators. Are still working to trace the tornados exact, path but we know that before hitting Gatineau it tore through part of Ottawa take. A look this is done Robin in the city's West End entire homes scattered. The. Latest we're getting right now from officials, there is that about a hundred homes, were damaged, 30, people have been hurt and most of them about 25, are children, also. At least five people have serious injuries and paramedics, say they received calls from people who were trapped, as well sometimes in their homes sometimes, in their cars. But. All those images you just saw were from after, the storm take a look at this incredible video captured. The moment, the tornado hit. It. Really gives you a sense of just how scary, it was in the one place you did not want to be. CBC. News meteorologist, Johanna Wagstaff, is here and Joe can you tell us what do we know about this storm, well, Andrew this was a significant. Tornado, Environment, Canada confirming, at least one touchdown there, may have been two, or this, may have just been a very long track tornado, hopping. Up and down as it moved from done Robyn to the North Gastineau region in fact I've got a picture to show you where those two reports, and visual, pictures we have of that tornado, so again that's about 20 kilometer. Long track Environment, Canada will be heading to the scene tomorrow to assess the damage based on what myself and other meteorologists, have seen though this, is a significant, tornado with sustained winds around the center likely, between 180. And 220, kilometers. Per hour and Andrew also rain-wrapped. So very hard to see at the time and. Joe how common. Are tornadoes, in this particular, area well. This is peak of tornado season, The Clash of the seasons often we see the most of them in the beginning to mid September this, is actually, part of one, of our tornado alleys, one that runs through the southern prairies and another that runs from southern Ontario right. Through to southern Quebec in Ontario, we see about 12 to 13 tornadoes. A year it's still very rare though to get one affect a large community like this Andrew yeah and and no less devastating to, live through that I had Johanna Wagstaff thank so much you're, welcome let's. Turn to an ongoing public, conversation. You might have heard a lot of people engaged in it today on both sides of the canada-us border. It's about sexual assault and the meaning of consent, and how we should think about and talk about those.
Who Break their silence to tell their stories on. Social, media a tweet by the US president seemed, to spark much of it the hashtag, why, I didn't. Report. Exploded. With women and men disclosing. Intimate, details of their lives explaining. That they were too young too ashamed to, fearful. Of what might happen if they, came forward so. We'll share some of those with you in a moment but first the, CBC's Ellen Morrow outlines, how Donald, Trump seemed to incite, such, an overwhelming, response, he's, insinuation, about a will who did come forward and how, it's all connected to, his Supreme Court nominee. We. Have to fight for him, not, worry about the. Other side and by, the way women are for that more, than anybody would understand. For. Days President, Trump, has been restrained, in his comments, on the Cavanaugh case that's, now, changing, today, on Twitter the president, went after Cavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasi, Ford writing. That he has no doubt that if the attack was as bad as she says charges. Would have been immediately filed. He also wrote that Kavanaugh is under assault by radical. Left-wing, politicians. Who, don't want the answers, they just want to destroy and delay, Susan. Collins a moderate, Republican, whose vote is crucial to Cavanaugh's confirmation. Called, Trump's, tweet about Ford appalling. The, president had previously, been careful, not to attack Ford we want to give tremendous amounts. Of time, if. She shows up that, would be wonderful but. He began to heart in his language last, night why, didn't somebody call the FBI 36. Years ago I mean you could also say when. Did this all happen what's, going on to. Take a man, like, this and besmirched now with that being said let. Her have her say. And it's not just the president, taking a harder line while, many Republicans. Say they want the truth the, party's top senator, implied, Kavanagh, will be confirmed, no matter what you've, watched the fight. You. Watch the tactics. But. Here's what I want to tell you in a. Very near future. Judge. Cavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court. Kavanagh. Himself, has spent the week at the White House preparing. His defense the. Hearing will be about this sexual, assault allegation. But all of this latest maneuvering, shows it will also come down to, a bitter partisan.
Battle, With a lifetime, seat on the Supreme Court at stake. Ellen, Morrow CBC, News Washington. So. As we mentioned after the president's, tweet this morning the hashtag, why I didn't, report started. Trending both in the United States and here, in Canada with thousands, of women and men explaining. To Donald Trump and others inclined, to question, Judge Cavanaugh's accuser why, not reporting. Doesn't, mean that, nothing happened we, want to share a few of those tweets with you as read by some of our colleagues so. Have a listen because the reasons for not reporting, are as varied, as those who offer them but, some themes stand, out. For. Some not, reporting, has been about a lack of faith in the justice system because. I didn't want to be put on trial and publicly, smeared, last. Friday I had a police officer ask me why I didn't report about an assault that happened 10 plus years ago what's. Happening, right now surrounding. Cavanaugh is why others, say they didn't report, because, they blamed themselves I, felt, so stupid putting, myself in the position where, it could happen because. I didn't fight or scream I just prayed it would be over as quickly as possible and, then thought my lack of protest, would be considered, consent, only. In the past couple of years am i able to admit to myself that. It was assault that happened 27. Years ago then. There are those people tweeting. About incidents, that happened when they were so young my, mom said she would kill anyone who hurt me and at nine years old I believed her I was, afraid she would go to jail because. I literally didn't, know there was a word for what happened it wasn't until years later that I learned there was a word for what I experienced. And of course so many assaults involve people in positions, of trust reporting. That so, much easier said, than done because, he was a close friend who I had been supporting, through his breakup because, I had been drinking because I couldn't believe that it had happened, because I've been conditioned, to believe I, asked for it that was. 1780. Four days ago because. He was my partner and I thought I loved him I thought, he made a mistake, and I sympathize with them instead of prioritizing. Myself finally, many, people today use. The why I didn't, report hashtag, to say the opposite, that they had, reached out for help here's, one I did call, they called it mischief, I slept, with a knife.
One. More note on the story the chair of the US Senate Judiciary says. A vote, on Cavanaugh's, nomination. Will be held on Monday if a, deal can't, be reached with Ford to testify before, the committee. We. Mentioned that the idea of consent, was, part of many conversations, today in Ontario, it was high school students. Driving, it thousands. Walked out of their classes in protest, over the provincial government's decision to replace a recent, sex ed curriculum with. A much older one, the, decision seems to have inspired a new generation of young activists. And a Salima ship she explains they, want to make sure their voices are, heard. This. Toronto school the outrage, over changes, to the provinces, sex ed curriculum spills. Onto the streets. Organized. Under the banner we the students, do not consent, a reference, to the fact that sexual, consent is, no longer being taught in class. Students. Are not lazy we're. Not going to sit back and watch. Our, education, be destroyed but, these are high school students, the reversal, to the old 1998, sex. Ed course affects elementary, schools only still. These kids say they need to stand up for their younger friends kids, do need, to learn about gender expression and gender identities and different, kinds of families and all that and it's really irresponsible to. To. Cut the. Walkout wasn't confined to Toronto, dozens. Of high schools across the province emptied, out in, Oakville. Wells. Kingston. In. All dozens, of schools thousands. Of students, a sign, of how important, this issue is for many huh. Like, the kids are protesting about this it must be something important, because why would they care so much about but. For some the fight is personal they. Say an outdated, sex, ed curriculum that, ignores, consent, and same-sex relationships. Can have serious, consequences, spreading. Ignorance. As a member of the LGBT community when, I come out to people the response isn't always positive and leaving, young people in the dark and unprepared for the world around them I did not fully understand, what consent was it hadn't been talked about when I was in grade 8 and I. Found it very very, helpful because, I was, sexually, assaulted and I did not understand, that it was not okay, their. Message to the premier governing.
For The people means, governing for young people to Salima. Shiv ji CBC News Toronto. Ontario's. Minister of Education Lisa, Thompson declined, our request, for an interview but her office said they encourage, every, interested, person, in Ontario, to participate. In the province-wide, education. Consultations. Set to begin next week. Here's. What else we're digging into tonight could health information, gathered, on your wearable, device be, used against, you by insurance companies as, the federal government, moves to kick start the trans mountain pipeline we'll look at why the project may have environmentalists. Divided, but, first Ottawa. Is also responding to a CBC marketplace investigation. Into, a phone scam, that has cost Canadians, millions. Of dollars. At. Least, 60,000. The Canadians have been targeted, they received threatening, phone calls saying they owe money and that they have to pay it back immediately or face severe, consequences. David, Kamen tracked the scammers, down in India where police made a surprising, claim listen to this. Nobody. Contacted us from Canada, you're telling me 60,000. People at least have complained, in Canada, and nobody, from Canada knows nobody anything nobody contacted us we, asked the RCMP, directly. About the Indians assertion, they did not offer an explanation, wouldn't. Talk on camera but, did send a statement saying, fraud is a global, problem and the best way to combat, these types of crimes is, through prevention and public, awareness. David. That's a stunning thing to hear especially considering, the size of this. Scam what. Struck you and heard it we, were really surprised, when those words came out of his mouth in part because of who he is he's one of the most senior, Indian police commissioners, in, the country, he, told us his officer, were right, at that moment ready, to crack down on these CRA, scammers, who were targeting, Canadians but, not without help, from the RCMP, and information. From the RCMP, so we, have been pressing the RCMP, for more than two months for a response, to, that assertion, never. Got one, until. Of course this, story aired last, night on the National and then today the, federal government responded, in a statement, Public Safety Minister, Ralph Goodale said most, definitely. Continuing. To work with India's, law enforcement, agencies, on these. Complaints okay. A little. Short on details there I did the government give, any indication of what that work actually looks like no no indication, of what it looks like of who they're talking to about what might happen we. Do know this though that in all of our conversations, with multiple, Indian police officials, nobody ever said anything about, arrests, or raids targeting, those scam, centers, that, are themselves targeting. Canadians, one, one. Thing we also know is that, when the Americans. Complained, and paired, up with the Indian police there, was quite quickly a massive. Raid and large numbers, of arrests, that's, not something we've seen with.
The Scam centers targeting, Canadians, okay no you're gonna stay on it David thanks very much thank you. Now. Overseas phone scams probably weren't what the government wanted to focus on today they might have preferred to talk about the trans mountain, pipeline, the Liberals took the first step on a long road back for the project left, in limbo by a court decision last month announcing. A new environmental, review aimed at B C's sensitive. Coasts but. To critics it is a move that rings. Hollow because. They say the government has already made up its mind David, Cochrane is watching developments. They. Bought the pipeline, and all of the problems that came with it then, a federal, court stopped, it in its tracks, obviously. This. Decision, was disappointing. But. By. No means. Insurmountable. Very. Little, is insurmountable when, you're the federal government, you own the project and you ultimately, decide if it goes ahead, so, critics say restarting. Consultations. To satis by a court, order is, really, just ticking a box Justin. Trudeau has already made up his mind on his project he wants this pipeline he insists this pipeline is going to be built, boosting. Pipeline capacity to the BC coast will also, boost tanker, traffic the, National Energy Board now has until February, to assess the environmental, impact, that will have notably. Unand, ange 'red killer whales. Environmentalists. Warned there is no meaningful, way to mitigate that impact and, that this timeline, is too rushed. The. Premier of Alberta who, faces an election, in the spring sees, it differently our focus, now is to, ensure that the timeline is set in stone that's. The issue and if, it starts to slip and the goalposts, shift I can, assure you that the voices of Albertans will be loud today there, are no timelines, for shovels in the ground no timeline for, completion no, timeline for jobs, and there, are other big timelines, at play getting this all done in time for the 2019, construction, season and making, meaningful progress on the pipeline for. The federal election next fall David. Cochran CBC News Ottawa. The. Other concern the court raised was consultation, with indigenous groups, the government suggested, a plan to do that was coming, but one First Nations leader says the court's decision speaks. For itself in, our view it.
Sounds. Like yet another sham. Process. And. Somewhat. Insane, we're. Going down the same rabbit hole that the. Trudeau, government, attempted, to go down at. The outset, when he promised, to restructure, the, anyb, process. Many. Anti. Pipeline activists, hope trans mountain is permanently, put on hold but not all, environmentalists. Agree as the CBC's are in Collins reports some, say if it doesn't get built the, alternative, could be worse for. Those. Opposed to the trans mountain pipeline expansion the de construction. Stopped was, a day to celebrate it's, a great day today. We. Won a, day. When the steady beat of opposition, to the project paid, off but, not all, environmentalists. Think that is it thing author. Chris Turner has written extensively about, the oil sands he, also ran for the Green Party in 2012 is, it a big win for the actual environment no. I don't think it's a big there's, some small victories, maybe, some. Near-term victories in terms of coastal marine protection, that kind of thing getting. Better due diligence in place but a big win on the big issue of climate change I just don't see that. In. The short term production, and emissions, from the oil sands will continue, to increase with, or without the, line and more. Of it will move through Canada's. Cities and towns by, rail so if you've got you know a few hundred thousand more barrels a day coming from the new Fort Hills project being open it's gonna find its way to market they've already dug. In on that the investment is made the oils being produced if it has to go in a train it'll go on a train and so, it is oil by rail reached, an all-time high this summer moving more than two hundred thousand. Barrels a day a trend, that will continue if the trans Mountain project dies, a project. Alberta premier Rachel Notley has, gambled her political, future on and if, she loses that bet a Conservative. Government in Alberta, could scrap the provinces, carbon tax new, limits on oil sands expansion and a, plan to phase out coal, the. Consequence, of it is is quite dire if if, we change course, the. The, opposition, party in Alberta that seems to signal that, they want to go back to the old days those were not good old days but, for some stopping, the Trans matin expansion. Is worth the risk if this pipeline goes through it will dramatically, increase the capacity, of the oil sands and that, means new, bigger, development, in the oil sands at a time when we know that we have to be reducing emissions.
Environmentalists. Agree Canada, needs to move away from a carbon-based, economy quickly. The question, is whether stopping, the transmat, and expansion, helps or hurts. Those, efforts, Erin Collins CBC News Calgary. Watts. Moorhead tonight on the National we investigate, gold, visas, and find some wealthy immigrants, are taking advantage of. A special Quebec, program, also, how a problem. From 50 years ago could actually be one city's fix, or dealing with stormwater and, would, you let your insurance company. Tap into your Fitbit, if you, could get a discount I think. Honestly a lot of people will just, because it is an incentive. They, track your physical activity what, you eat and even how well you sleep but there's, something else devices, like fitbit's, do they, create a dilemma, about all that sensitive, data and who, has access to it a major. Insurance company, in the US has now switched over to what it calls interactive. Policies, the, company monitors, policyholders. Via their fitness trackers, and rewards. Good choices, with discounts, no. Surprise perhaps, privacy. Advocates, are sounding the alarm and as Cameron Mackintosh tells us it's, happening here too just, a. Little jump there you go wrist it all John Brown knows all about motivation. Thattagirl some, praise here, right, a little push there you are faster, than her so the notion of letting your life insurance company tap into your Fitbit Garmin, or Apple watch to, track your fitness for a break on a premium is. Intriguing, I think honestly a lot, of people will just because, it is an incentive now, your policy, can pay you back for living, healthy in the US it's exactly, what John Hancock, insurance is doing making, fitness, tracking an option on all of its life insurance policies, a program. Called vitality, where, users submit fitness data from tracking devices for. Premium discounts and other incentives, Hancock. Is wholly owned by Canada's, manual life insurance, which, also offers it here we're, really excited about the potential, but. Right now we're not saying that it's going to be a requirement we, actually make it an option to those customers to choose a manual. Life is Canada's largest insurer, it says vitality, has a 40 percent opt-in, rate so far it's up to the user and it's around, the customer, deciding, that there's real benefits, from, engaging and getting. The rewards, and also, getting the benefits of feeling healthier and more active even. If it's voluntary privacy. Advocates, worry the data could be used to deny coverage it's, really important, that we stop sleepwalking. Towards the surveillance society, where we think that by allowing people to watch us and track, us that, it's going to make our lives better manual. Life says it uses the data to reward good choices but, won't use it to raise premiums you can do this back, at the gym brown's, not, quite sold the, devil is in the details, fit, he says is different, for everyone because everybody's, built different, ways a fitness, tracker could be just the beginning, insurance, companies are also looking at other emerging, technologies, like, apps that can detect smoking, gestures, even. Ways to use smart speakers in, people's homes Cameron. Mackintosh CBC. News Winnipeg. Now. For all the debate, over perks, versus, privacy, it's worth pointing out this kind of program isn't entirely new, Canadian. Drivers, already, have something similar. It's. Called telematics.
Launched A few years ago it monitors, you behind the wheel promising, discounts, for being an angel, on the road so to speak drivers. Agree to have a so-called black box installed, in their vehicle it records, driving habits, like speeding, slamming, on the brakes so fast to take corners, that sort, of thing I find it hard to believe that the. Insurers are gonna use this solely for, premium, reduction, but as with vitality some, privacy, advocates, cried big brother when it came out so most provincial, governments, imposed tough rules, forbidding. Insurance, companies from overcharging. Bad drivers, you. Can get a discount, for good behavior or otherwise. Pay the standard premiums, but that's it no, financial punishment. Allowed with all this new, information companies, could have on you so has, telematics, transformed. The auto insurance game well. Not really, providers, say it is still little, more than a niche product, for, a relatively, small, group of consumers. And. Still ahead on the, national a community, in Nova Scotia is looking 50, years, into the past to, fix a major problem, now and our, moment of the day the first meeting, between a humble, Bronco, survivor and his, new service dog. It'll. Be amazing just to have someone around, all the time and I'm. Going through hard times or anything, like that you, know he'll he'll be right by my side if I oh my. We. Are going in-depth tonight into the world of so-called, golden. Visas, a story, of some wealthy, immigrants, to this country accused. Of taking, advantage of a special Quebec, program, and the Canadians, who help them do that are colleagues, with, a radio-canada program on Kent went, undercover with a hidden camera to reveal how it all works Frederick zelich has, the details and what this means for, Canadians. Southeast. Asia a favorite. Location, for a booming, industry, countries. Sell their passports, or permanent, residency, to millionaires. They. Are called golden. Visas, they, allow the rich easier, travel and open, doors to sought after countries, including. Canada. It's. About having. The, opportunity in. The future should you want to get out of China and should you want to pack up and leave to. Have that opportunity to have the passport, or to have the children with passports. But. In some cases these, visas are being blamed for facilitating. Tax evasion corruption. Or money laundering, since. Asia is the largest pool of wealthy, migrants, many, immigration, lawyers and consultants, have set up shop in Hong Kong to recruit them we. Travelled here to check out with the hidden camera, how, one of the most popular, golden, visa programs. In the world is sold, the. One opening the door to Canada, it's, called the Quebec immigrant, investor program. Back, in 1986. The, province, of Quebec was, the very first in the world to sell permanent, residency, to foreign, millionaires, in exchange, for investment. Those. Immigrants, lend 1.2. Million dollars, to the province, as an interest-free, loan for. Five years, Quebec. Invests, and uses the money generated to. Dole out grants, to small and medium sized businesses. But. There, is one big problem, even, though they must state their intention, to settle in Quebec most. Of those immigrants, don't. According. To Quebec government's, own statistics. Less, than 20 percent stay, in the province. Immigration. Lawyers schaffhauser apathy, does the cut British netiquette Loa thankful, sauce in Oprah's which type vehicle, Anka is for Sunday's all know it's the poetic. Just. One example, Beijing, millionaire, jokingly. Was. Granted, permanent residency. Through the Quebec program, her. Immigration files, show, her stated, destination, was supposed, to be Montreal, but. When she and her family got her official, landing in Canada, in 2006. She, didn't even bother flying, to Quebec instead. The, family spent 10 days in Vancouver. Then flew, right back to China where, her husband, was a partner, in a law firm, I think. The Quebec immigrant, investor program, is a scam, from start to finish, Ian. Young is the vancouver-based, correspondent. Of the South China Morning, Post a daily. Published in Hong Kong he, has been investigating. These millionaire, migrants, for years and the, role of the Quebec immigrant, investor program, and. I think that everyone who's, involved in the program, knows. That you, know I think that that includes policymakers, the people who facilitate, it and. The immigrants themselves I mean they know that it it, doesn't, serve the purpose that it is supposed to serve. In, 2014. Joe jingly did finally, settle in Canada, not in Quebec but in Vancouver, her. Husband, stayed in China to continue his law practice. She. Bought this five million dollar house in West Vancouver with. Breathtaking, views of English Bay of. Five bedrooms, seven, washroom, mansion, for, her and her two sons Quebec.
Program Has been the biggest component, of millionaire. Migration, wealth migration, here. In Vancouver and in Canada and. That's a huge component of what's propelling property prices I'm you look at properties that are worth you know five six million dollars. You. Know that's not to do with local incomes, while. Quebec, has been benefiting, British. Columbia's stuck with the costs, health. Care education and, pressure. On the real estate market the house. Is now valued at seven point seven million dollars, and, there's. Little revenue, to the BC government since. The millionaire, migrants, often, remain in China sending. Money tax-free, to their families, living in Canada, Joe. Jingly paid only 69, dollars in income tax in 2016. We've. Come to Hong Kong to see for ourselves what, recruiters. Immigration. Lawyers, and consultants, sell, to prospective clients. So, we, created our own millionaire. Mr.. Chen a character. Whose wealth did, have dubious, origins, the pawn shop and, our mr. Chen did not want to settle in Quebec. Canadian. Law allows, permanent, residents, to move freely once in Canada, but, when they applied to the Quebec program, they, must sign documents, stating, their firm intention, to settle in the province. Here. Is Quebec lawyer Sebastian, Guinea practicing. In Hong Kong a. Lot, of people would be do is rent an apartment for, three months in Quebec here, and then. You received a card and then do whatever you want but worst case you can always give our office address or something like this mm-hmm-hmm. Let me tell their clients to rent an apartment because, it looks better if you give the lawyer's office they, might question but, we never got a problem and to be honest to rent an apartment for, three months in Montreal. God's. Always aware okay. Okay. Okay. We, showed this to Montreal based immigration, lawyer Longley, so, if, in. Order to comply, for the initial, element, that is the intent to resign you, create, you. Create addresses. You, create. Phony. Living. Arrangements then, you do not meet, the requirement, of the initial. Intent, to reside and also. You're participating, to. The fabrication. Of evidence for, the purpose, of meeting the obligation, to, reside. Which is the second aspect in. An email Sebastien, gi'me told us he followed the law he, said someone's, intention to live in Quebec could have changed by the time they came to Canada, in his advice to rent that apartment that. Was just to have a mailing address for receiving the permanent, residency, card in, he's the immigrant, had to fly back to China while, waiting for it we. All know deleting, firm with regards to do. That shit buy investment, another. Red flag involved. Harvey Law Group a Hong kong-based firm, founded. By Quebec, lawyer Jean Francois Harvey, government. Rules required, that all assets. And their origins, be declared, but, not if you listen to the advice by, this employee. She. Suggests hiding, problematic. Assets, in the Caribbean. Identity. But. You don't, need to declare the Chinese. So. If some office monkey yeah I'm not very, confident, to disclose, I'm, sorry, whether you. Know it's normal. We. Have a lot of plans like that it's actually. Really. Hoping.
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Into A pipe buried underground that's such an artificial. Way to deal with it right it's meant to be above-ground, that's where it's, meant to be in the environment but. That's exactly, what this city did bury, the Saw Mill River at once vital, waterway named for the sawmill, that provided, lumber to build Halifax. In the 1700s. Long before that a source, of food and a transportation, route for the Meghna people so, why, bury, it in the early 1970s, well. At the time it seemed the best response, to a catastrophic, flood. 1971's. Hurricane, Beth was the stuff of Dartmouth, legend. Austin. Wasn't even born back then but he knows the stories the, Hawthorne, Street gave way and the dam that was here it overtopped, and the, water just poured right through downtown Dartmouth, did a pile of damage flooded a bunch of homes took, the bowling pins right out of the bowling alley and they floated off down the street, the. Engineers thought best, trying to manage the stormwater in the future stuff, the river in a pipe contain. It and sure, go ahead build over it that's, what they did the. Idea in the 1970s. Was very, much, you know man versus nature we, can control this we'll put it into the pipes we'll put it into channels, you know kinda we look at it now as well that was a bit of a mistake the pipe did do its job but it also stopped fish from traveling, upstream and, now, old rusty. And due for replacement it's. Also too small, to handle a major modern, day storm, all. The development, and the drainage basin climate. Change all, the projections where the pipe is not going to handle a repeat, hurricane, bath event, so, it. Was, actually a half-two project, right because the alternative, of doing nothing was, going to be the, bowling pins floating down Portland Street again. Portland. Street is part of bustling downtown Dartmouth. The. Sawmill River runs right underneath, it this, is the best vantage to see where we'll have natural. Pond so. How do you control the water and solve, the underlying pipe, problem, one, solution release. The river, it's called daylighting. That. Would mean tearing, up this intersection, to let the river flow this. Is a bit of a conundrum isn't it it is this is hard to do right because you've got an elevation, change you've, got this story, government, building right here on the side that's right up against the property line you've, got limited space you need a road to go through and you need to get the water through and ideally, we won't have a walking trail along it so yeah.
They're Working on a feasibility, study right, now. Well. Even though they hadn't solved the riddle of the intersection, that's halfway down the river the, city was so confident, daylighting was the right solution they, decided to start at the top anyway, and work their way down they. Finished the first phase last spring, daylighting, about 300, meters of the sawmill River, it. Was left to engineers, at the utility to, make it happen James, Campbell is spokesperson. For Halifax water when, the project send away you have to pump the water that's flowing around the actual construction zone so the construction. Workers can actually do their work it's not as easy as just putting a pipe in the ground it's far more challenging it's, a much more of an engineering feat it. Takes a little longer the, price tag for the first phase was nine million dollars, six, million of it came from Ottawa, but, there was a catch, Department. Of Fisheries mandated. That any solution, here must provide passage, for fish including. One species known as the Gasper, oh this. Is the fish ladder so, fish, don't like a, consistent. Flow they like variation, and then the other piece is they like light so bringing. The water up and creating, this sort of environment for them hopefully it'll be the gastro will run through here again. To. Free this section, of the trapped river took, roughly five months. And. Now. Short, of a couple of places where it couldn't be avoided the. River babbles, along from. This pond, down. The new fish ladder under. A street by a gas station, around some. Businesses. Even. In this place under this parking, lot where the river isn't let out grates. Let the light in. And it. Flows to here, halfway, to Halifax, Harbour, we're. Looking at here is would be the transition point between the old and the new so, as you can see it's a pretty, cool that's, square part that's, the new bigger, brighter, passage, the, lifespan for this what's left isn't, very long and, then there's, the old pipe waiting, to be removed so the old system for the system you see behind us could handle roughly 18,000, litres per minute I Pierce, about 30,000, so significantly.
More So quite a bit more capacity, to handle stormwater, a, significant. Improvement once. They figure out how to get around that intersection, and those buildings, just, beyond. Sounds. Daunting but the entire daylighting project, is forecast, to be more cost-effective, than replacing the, pipe and building, a separate, fish ladder I just feel joy and pride in it to Austin it's meant to be very. Few times that you have things, really line up the way they did for this you had the, pipe needs to be replaced we need to do stormwater we've got federal money everything. Just kind of lined up just perfectly, and. There's no question, in his mind the, whole of the Saw Mill River vanished. Underground, for so long we'll, see, daylight. Tom. Murphy CBC News Dartmouth. Nova Scotia. Really. Fascinating, story okay I do want to return to our top story this hour the destructive, path of a tornado that touched down today in the Ottawa area. The. Terrifying. Moments. Today as that tornado, tore through parts, of Ottawa and Gatineau you, can see here just how powerful that storm was as it passed through. And. Check this out what. Was left behind this, is done Robin in the city's West End as you can see the destruction, is extreme, according. To the city around a hundred homes were damaged and we know that 30 people, were hurt five, of them seriously. You. A. Survivor. Of april's, deadly humbled. Bus crash is learning, that you don't need to wear a uniform to be on the same team case in point Grayson, Cameron's, newest, teammate, chase, doesn't. Wear one but then, again of course not chases a one-year-old, Labrador, Retriever, given to Cameron by, a First Nation service dog trainer to, be his companion one. Of three being donated, to survivors, to help them heal the, first meeting of these two teammates. Is tonight's, moment. Relief. Excitement. And it, was just it's. Great to mean, there's. No. Yeah. I'm. Used to that team environment and. To. Have our relationship, with with a dog is means. A lot to me it'll, be amazing just to have someone around all the time and I'm. Going through hard times or, anything, like that you. Know he'll he'll be right by my side. Yeah. And. Who wouldn't be chase firstly is a good name sounds like it comes from paw patrol I know my paw patrol. But. Also you know chases, job is to deal with anxiety, and nightmares, and from what we understand from people who are in the room you know was a bit of a hard day for Grayson he was a he was a bit apprehensive today. But. Once chase was in there the whole mood, changed, which is yeah the whole point well, I'm sure it was love at first sight and just for the record if my daughter had to say I'm sure he'd she'd, name him Zuma, I think that's, her fear but. But, it is funny to think that I mean he's got to prepare his life for a dog I mean that's the practical reality right there they're teammates but at housemates think that's. The National for the September 21st minute. You.