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>> Ian: GOOD EVENING.

I'M IAN HANOMANSING.

THIS EVENING, STORIES OF HEART

BREAK OUT OF LYTTON, B.C.

HE TRIED TO KEEP HIS PARENTS

SAFE BUT SAYS ALL HE COULD DO IS

WATCH AS THE FLAMES TORE

THROUGH.

>> I WENT BACK UP TO THE HOUSE

AND WAS YELLING AND SCREAMING

FOR MY MOM, YELLING AND

SCREAMING MOM, DAD.

>> Ian: AND ANXIETY ACROSS THE

PROVINCE AS LIGHTNING STRIKES

SET OFF MORE FIRES.

>>> ALSO TONIGHT, TORONTO POLICE

MOURN AN OFFICER KILLED IN THE

LINE OF DUTY.

>> IT WAS A DELIBERATE AND

INTENTIONAL ACT.

>> Ian: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT WHAT

HAPPENED AND HOW HE'S BEING

REMEMBERED.

>>> FILLING IN GAPS IN GUIDANCE.

>> FOR BOTH MY DAD AND MY MOM,

THE FIRST THING THEY'RE GOING

WANT TO DO IS HUG HIM.

>> Ian: AND WHY SOME ROAD TRIPS

ARE GOING TO COST YOU.

THIS IS "THE NATIONAL."

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>> Ian: AS WE NEAR THE END OF A

RECORD BREAKING WEEK, WE HAVE

ALARMING FIGURES TO REPORT.

THE TOLL FROM B.C.s DEADLY HEAT

WAVE IS HIGHER THAN WE KNEW.

THE CORONER'S OFFICE INDICATING

IN THE LAST SEVEN DAYS, SUDDEN

DEATHS JUMPED TO THREE TIMES

WHAT'S NORMAL, TO 719, AND IN

PARTS OF B.C., THE DANGER

REMAINS.

>> WHAT THE [BLEEP]?

NO, IT JUMPED.

>> Ian: TODAY, THE TOLL FROM THE

FIRES THEMSELVES BEGAN TO BE

COUNTED.

TWO DEATHS HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN

THE DEVASTATED VILLAGE OF

LYTTON.

TONIGHT, WE HAVE A FIRSTHAND

ACCOUNT OF HOW THEY HAPPENED.

ONCE AGAIN, SUSANNA DASILVA IS

JUST OUTSIDE OF LYTTON.

>> Reporter: AUTHORITIES CAN'T

CONFIRMING HOW MANY -- AREN'T

CONFIRMING HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE

GONE OR UNACCOUNTED FOR, BUT

THIS MAN CONFIRMED HIS PARENTS

ARE LOST.

A MESSAGE THAT JEFF CHAPMAN

RECORDED IN CASE HE DIDN'T MAKE

IT.

CHAPMAN WAS GETTING READY FOR

DINNER WITH HIS PARENTS WHEN HE

SPOTTED SMOKE.

MINUTES LATER, FIRE WAS

ALL-AROUND THEM.

>> WE GOT A SPOT FIRE OUT, AND

THEN, THE SHED WENT UP, AND

THEN, THE TREE IN FRONT OF OUR

HOUSE.

BY THE TIME I KNEW -- SEEN SMOKE

AND KNEW THERE WAS TROUBLE, I

DON'T THINK IT WAS TEN MINUTES.

>> Reporter: AND BY THAT TIME,

HE WAS SURROUNDED.

HIS FATHER, WHO HAD TROUBLE

WALKING, WOULDN'T GET FAR, SO HE

HAD THEM GET DOWN IN A RECENTLY

DUG TRENCH.

>> I TOLD MY MOM, GET DOWN, GET

DOWN.

MY DAD CAME OUT AND SAYS,

WHERE'S YOUR MOM?

DOWN IN THE HOLE.

SO THEY WENT DOWN THERE, AND

THERE HAPPENED TO BE A PIECE OF

TIN OR SOMETHING THERE, AND I

SLID IT OVER.

I ALMOST WENT IN THERE WITH

THEM, BUT I HESITATED, AND I

PULLED THE PIECE OF SHEET OVER,

AND I RAN.

>> Reporter: THE ONLY SPOT HE

COULD THINK OF THAT WOULDN'T

BURN WAS THE GRAVEL ON THE

NEARBY RAILWAY TRACKS.

HE LAID THERE FOR 45 MINUTES,

WAITING OUT THE FIRE.

>> I WENT BACK UP TO THE HOUSE,

AND YELLING AND SCREAMING FOR MY

MOM AND MY DAD, YELLING AND

SCREAMING, MOM, DAD, AND I CAME

UP, AND I SEEN WHAT WAS LEFT OF

MY MOM.

>> Reporter: HE SAID A POWER

LINE CAME DOWN ON THEM.

WHEN HE REALIZED THERE WAS

NOTHING HE COULD DO, HE JUMPED

IN HIS TRUCK AND FLED.

>> WE WERE JUST TRYING TO SAFE

WHAT WE WORKED FOR TO HAVE.

YOU KNOW, IT MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN

THE BEST, BUT IT WAS HOME.

>> Reporter: HE IS STILL WAITING

FOR AUTHORITIES TO FIND HIS

PARENTS.

>> THEY'VE BEEN THERE FOR TWO

DAYS.

LIKE, YOU KNOW THE FIRE IS STILL

BURNING AROUND, BUT WHY CAN'T

THEY GO IN?

IT'S NOT LIKE THEY DON'T KNOW

WHERE THEY ARE.

>> THERE'S A LOT OF POTENTIAL

HAZARDS THERE AT THE MOMENT,

DANGEROUS CHEMICALS, GASES IN

PARTICULAR, SO IT IS DEFINITELY

NOT A SAFE SITE AT THIS TIME.

>> THEY'RE STILL LAYING OUT

THERE, THAT'S THE HARDEST PART,

KNOWING THAT.

>> Reporter: HE SAYS HE'S

SPEAKING OUT BECAUSE HE WANTS

OTHERS TO KNOW THE HUMAN TOLL

THE FIRE IS TAKING.

HE DOES WANT TO KNOW IF, BEFORE

THAT, SOMETHING COULD HAVE BEEN

DONE TO PREVENT IT.

HE ALSO WANTED TO KNOW THE

CAUSE.

FOR OTHER FAMILIES, THEY STILL

HAVE QUESTIONS.

THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE THEIR

LOVED ONES ARE, FOR THE WOMAN I

SPOKE TO YESTERDAY, SHE

CONFIRMED HER LOVED ONES, BUT

OTHERS SAY CONDITIONS ARE

PREVENTING THEM FROM GOING IN.

YOU CAN SEE THE PLUMES OF SMOKE

BEHIND ME, AND PLANES ARE TRYING

TO COME IN AND DROP WATER ON

THESE VERY DIFFICULT CONDITIONS.

>> Ian: THANKS, SUSANNA.

>>> AND A REMINDER THAT ANYONE

WHO HAD TO FLEE LYTTON AND NEED

RESOURCES, YOU CAN FIND IT HERE:

ESS.BC.CA.

>>> AND LATE THIS EVENING,

PEOPLE IN ANOTHER B.C. COMMUNITY

ARE BEING TOLD TO LEAVE NOW.

KATIE NICHOLSON IS FOLLOWING THE

LATEST EVACUATION ORDERS FOR US

TONIGHT.

KATIE?

>> Reporter: YEAH.

SO THIS IS FOR AN AREA AROUND

DURAND LAKE WEST OF KAMLOOPS.

IT AFFECTS MORE THAN 150

PROPERTIES.

PEOPLE THERE ARE BEING ASKED TO

GO TO THE McARTHUR ISLAND

SPORTSCENTER AND REGISTER AS AN

EVACUEE AROUND KAMLOOPS.

THAT AREA AROUND KAMLOOPS, ONE

OF THE AREAS OF CONCERN RAISED

IN TODAY'S PROVINCIAL BRIEFING,

ONE OF THE REASONS WHY TONIGHT

IS GOING TO BE A NERVE RACKING

NIGHT.

BAGS ARE PACKED AS FIRE

THREATENS ONCE AGAIN TO MOVE IN

TO KAMLOOPS.

JUST LAST NIGHT, 200 PEOPLE WERE

FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES IN THIS

NEIGHBORHOOD.

DANTE TAMADA TOOK THAT VIDEO.

>> THOSE FLAMES WERE AT LEAST

40 FEET HIGH OVER THE CREST.

IT WAS -- THE KIDS WERE REALLY

WORRIED, WEREN'T YOU?

>> YES.

>> YOU GUYS WERE REALLY WORRIED.

THEY WERE REALLY UPSET.

>> Reporter: BY ALL ACCOUNTS, IT

WAS A CLOSE CALL.

>> IF THAT FIRE HAD JUMPED OVER

AND LIT UP THOSE TREES, JUNIPER

WOULD ABE DONE, JUST LIKE LYTTON

WAS.

>> WE WERE STILL -- WE ARE STILL

DOING SOME GROUNDWORK TO TRY TO

GET THOSE FOLKS WHO ARE SLEEPING

OUTSIDE TO COME TO THE SHELTERS

SO THAT THEY CAN BE INCLUDED IN

THE EVACUATION WHEN THE TIME

COMES.

>> Reporter: HOT, DRY CONDITIONS

HAVE PARCHED FORESTS, TREES LIKE

KINDLING.

50% OF THE FIRES IN THE PROVINCE

ARE STARTED BY LIGHTNING.

YESTERDAY, THERE WERE 12,000

LIGHTNING STRIKES.

>> THE WAY THE FOREST FLOOR IS

RIGHT NOW, POTENTIAL DUE TO

LIGHTNING IS VERY HIGH.

WE'RE TALKING HIGHS IN THE 80s

AND 90s FOR THE SOUTHEAST FIRE

CENTRES.

>> Reporter: AND THAT MEANS

LITTLE RELIEF FROM ANXIETY,

ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE IN REMOTE

AREAS, LIKE THOSE IN DECCA LAKE.

>> I COULD LOSE EVERYTHING.

I DON'T WANT TO START OVER AT 66

YEARS OLD.

>> Reporter: GORDON HAS HIS

PRECIOUS BELONGING PACKED IN X

BOXES, READY TO GO.

>> THAT'S OUR KIDS, OUR

MARRIAGE, PACKED IN THOSE BOXES.

THAT'S WHAT COUNTS REPORT.

>> Reporter: THAT AND A CONCRETE

PLAN OF ESCAPE.

>> Ian: THERE'S WORD THAT

FEDERAL HELP MAY BE ON THE WAY.

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THAT?

>> Reporter: YEAH.

SO PRETTY MUCH, THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT SAID THEY'RE THERE TO

HERE.

TODAY, WE GOT A BRIEFING FROM

THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE WHO SAID

THERE CAN BE A BASE OPERATING

OUT OF EDMONTON, SO SHOULD THE

NEED ARISE, THOSE MILITARY

AIRCRAFT CAN HELP TRANSPORT

FIREFIGHTERS AND PEOPLE WHO NEED

TO BE EVACUATED, PEOPLE WHO MAY

BE TRAPPED BY WILD FIRES, SO

THESE THINGS NOW ON THE TABLE

SHOULD B.C. REQUEST AND NEED

THIS HELP.

>> Ian: THANKS, KATIE.

>> Reporter: YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> Ian: ONCE AGAIN THIS EVENING,

CBC METEOROLOGIST JOHANNA

WAGSTAFFE IS TRACKING THE WILD

FIRES IN B.C.

AND JO, WHAT'S IT LOOK LIKE

RIGHT NOW?

>> WE'VE GOT MORE FIRES FIRING

UP IN THE SOUTHEAST WHERE FIRE

DANGER IS OF EXTREME.

ALREADY, WE'VE GOT SEVERAL FIRES

OF NOTE, SEVERAL OUT OF CONTROL

FIRES.

WE ARE SEEING HUNDREDS MORE

LIGHTNING STRIKES, AND THEY'RE

NOT ALL COMING WITH THAT GOOD,

SOAKING RAIN.

THE DOORS ARE OPENED ACROSS THE

PROVINCE TO INSTABILITY, WHICH

IS WHY WE'RE SEEING THESE RACING

WINDS THROUGH THE CANYONS AND

VALLEYS, SO NEXT 24 HOURS, MORE

THUNDERSTORMS, POSSIBLY NEW FIRE

STARTS, AND THE THING WITH THE

WIND, IAN, IT DOESN'T MEAN JUST

EXISTING FLAMES, IT JUST TAKES

ONE EMBER TO START A FIRE.

IT CAN BE CARRIED OVER THE WINDS

FOR SEVERAL KILOMETRES AND START

A NEW FIRE.

>> Ian: AND AS THE HEAT MOVES

TOWARDS THE PRAIRIES, ARE THEY

GOING TO SEE THE SAME RISK THAT

WE ARE HERE?

>> YEAH.

EXTREME FIRE DANGER EAST OF THE

ROCKIES IN THE FOOTHILLS AND

THEN IN NORTHERN ALBERTA, WHERE

THERE IS GREATER RISK OF THE

WILD FIRES.

THE HEAT IS SLOWLY STARTING TO

SUBSIDE, BUT I SHOULD ADD, I WAS

LOOKING AT SOME OF THE

LONGO-RANLONGO LONG

RANGE MODELS, AND IT DOES LOOK

LIKE IT WILL BE A VERY BUSY FIRE

SEASON IN CANADA.

>> Ian: ONTO OTHER NEWS, AND A

TERRIBLE TRAGEDY IN SOUTHERN

ALBERTA.

AN EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE NEAR

CALGARY HAS CLAIMED THE LIVES OF

SEVEN PEOPLE, FOUR OF THEM

CHILDREN.

ALISON DEMPSTER SHOWS US HOW

QUICKLY IT HAPPENS.

>> Reporter: SCENES OF IMMENSE

GRIEF IN THE COMMUNITY OF

CHESTERMERE AS THE COMMUNITY

TRIES TO PROCESS THE LOSS OF

SEVEN PEOPLE, INCLUDING FOUR

CHILDREN, IN A HOUSE FIRE.

>> IT'S JUST DEVASTATING, AND WE

JUST NEED TO GATHER TOGETHER AS

A FAMILY COMMUNITY.

>> Reporter: THE FIRE BEGAN IN

THE EARLY MORNING HOURS.

THIS NEIGHBOUR SAW IT ENGULFING

THE HOUSE AND CALLED 911.

>> OH, IT WAS OUT OF CONTROL.

IT LOOKED LIKE IT STARTED ON THE

BACK DECK, AND BEFORE YOU KNEW

IT, IT WAS CRAZY.

IT WAS ABSOLUTELY NUTS.

>> Reporter: RCMP SAY TWO

FAMILIES WERE STAYING IN THE

HOME.

ONE WAS VISITING FOR CANADA DAY.

ONE ADULT AND TWO CHILDREN

MANAGED TO ESCAPE, BUT THREE

ADULTS AND FOUR CHILDREN, TWO 12

YEAR OLDS, AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD,

AND A FOUR-YEAR-OLD, DID NOT

MAKE IT OUT.

>> THEY USED TO COME TO PRAYER

IN CALGARY.

EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYONE.

THIS IS A SMALL TOWN, SMALL

CITY, AND THEY WERE VERY NICE

PEOPLE, VERY NICE PEOPLE, VERY

HUMBLE FAMILY.

>> Reporter: THE CAUSE OF THE

FIRE IS STILL UNDER

INVESTIGATION, BUT RCMP SAY IT'S

NOT BELIEVED TO BE CRIMINAL IN

NATURE.

ALISON DEMPSTER, CBC NEWS,

CALGARY.

>> Ian: A VETERAN TORONTO POLICE

OFFICER WAS KILLED IN THE LINE

OF DUTY OVERNIGHT.

DESCRIBED AS A DELIBERATE ACT,

JEFFREY NORTHRUP WAS KILLED IN A

TORONTO PARKING GARAGE.

LORENDA REDDEKOPP WITH WHAT WE

KNOW ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED.

>> Reporter: PEOPLE ARE OFFERING

THEIR CONDOLENCES AT THE

DOWNTOWN DIVISION WHERE

CONSTABLE JEFFREY NORTHRUP

WORKED AS HIS COLLEAGUES COME TO

GRIPS WITH WHAT HAPPENED.

>> CONSTABLE NORTHRUP WAS STRUCK

BY A VEHICLE.

WE BELIEVE THIS WAS AN

INTENTIONAL AND DELIBERATE ACT.

>> Reporter: OVERNIGHT, NORTHRUP

AND HIS PARTNER WERE SENT TO THE

PARKING GARAGE UNDERNEATH

TORONTO CITY HALL.

THE CALL WAS INITIALLY A ROBBERY

THEN UPGRADED TO A STABBING.

POLICE SAY OFFICERS SPOKE TO A

MAN WHO GOT IN HIS CAR AND RAN

THEM DOWN, KILLING CONSTABLE

NORTHRUP, INJURING HIS PARTNER.

>> THE LOSS OF A POLICE OFFICER

IS A SEARING KIND OF TRAGEDY FOR

THE WHOLE CITY.

>> Reporter: WITNESSES TOLD US

IT WAS A CHAOTIC SCENE AND THE

WITNESS WAS NOT ALONE IN HIS

CAR.

>> IT WAS A FAMILY, AND I THINK

THE HUSBAND GOT ARRESTED, AND

THE WOMAN AND THE CHILD, THEY

WERE WEEPING, AND EVEN THE AIR

BAGS HAD GONE ON.

>> SO, LIKE, THE FAMILY, LIKE,

THEY HIT ANOTHER CAR FROM, LIKE,

THE REAR, AND THE FATHER WAS

GETTING ARRESTED.

>> Reporter: THE POLICE CHIEF

CONFIRMED THERE WERE OTHER

PEOPLE IN THE VEHICLE BUT ONLY

ONE MAN WAS ARRESTED.

CONSTABLE NORTHRUP WORKED FOR

THE POLICE SERVICE FOR 31 YEARS,

FIRST AS A COURT OFFICER.

HE'D RECENTLY BEGUN TRAINING

OTHER OFFICERS.

>> HE WAS JUST FULL OF

PERSONALITY, JEFF, LOVED BY

EVERYONE.

HE JUST ENJOYED COMING INTO WEEK

EVERY DAY.

IT WAS JUST HIS PRIDE AND JOY.

>> Reporter: HE LEAVES BEHIND A

WIFE, THREE CHILDREN, AND HIS

MOTHER.

>> I TALKED WITH HIS MOTHER THIS

MORNING, AND HE SHOULD SAID, YOU

KNOW -- AND SHE SAID, HE DIED,

YOU KNOW, DOING SOMETHING THAT

HE LOVED.

>> Reporter: LATE THIS MORNING,

THE POLICE ANNOUNCED THEY'D

CHARGED 31-YEAR-OLD UMAR ZAMEER

WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER.

HE'LL REMAIN IN CUSTODY UNTIL

HIS NEXT COURT APPEARANCE JULY

23.

LORENDA REDDEKOPP, CBC NEWS,

TORONTO.

>> Ian: THERE'S MORE REACTION

TONIGHT TO THE TOPPLING OF TWO

STATUES AT THE MANITOBA

LEGISLATURE FOLLOWING PEACEFUL

DEMONSTRATIONS TO HONOUR

CHILDREN WHO DIED IN RESIDENTIAL

SCHOOLS.

>> I'M DISAPPOINTED.

I KNOW THE INTENT OF ALL OF THE

ORGANIZERS INVOLVED WAS TO HAVE

A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION.

I DON'T THINK IT'S HELPFUL TO

TURN THESE THINGS INTO VIOLENCE.

>> Ian: YESTERDAY, CANADA DAY, A

SMALL CROWD PULLED DOWN THE

STATUE OF QUEEN VICTORIA AND A

SMALLER ONE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH.

OVERNIGHT, THE HEAD OF QUEEN

VICTORIA STATUE WAS REMOVED AND

THROWN IN A RIVER.

THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE HAS

CONDEMNED THE ACT, AND

BUCKINGHAM PALACE DID NOT HAVE A

COMMENT.

JUSTIN TRUDEAU SAYS HELP IS

AVAILABLE FOR PLACES OF WORSHIP

WANTING TO INCREASE SECURITY,

BUT AS ANOTHER PLACE OF WORSHIP

BURNED TO THE GROUND OVERNIGHT,

SOME SAY GETTING ACCESS TO

FEDERAL HELP IS TOO COMPLICATED.

>> NO MATTER IF THIS IS JUST A

BUILDING, IT'S SOMETHING THAT

MEANS TO EFRK VERYBODY IN THIS

DAMAGE.

>> Reporter: ROSALYN DANIEL AND

HER FAMILY COULD FEEL THE HEAT

ON THEIR SKIN AS THE CHURCH

ACROSS THE STREET FROM THEIR

HOME WENT UP IN FLAMES.

>> MY CHILDREN, SEEING THAT,

THEY WERE SO HEARTBROKEN BECAUSE

THEY HAVE SO MANY MEMORIES IN

THAT CHURCH.

>> Reporter: THIS WAS THE LATEST

IN A SPATE OF SUSPICIOUS FIRES

AFTER MULTIPLE UNMARKED GRAVE

SITES WERE DISCOVERED AT FORMER

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS, THE ACTS

CONDEMNED BY INDIGENOUS LEADERS.

>> TO BURN THINGS DOWN IS NOT

OUR WAY.

>> Reporter: TODAY, THE PRIME

MINISTER SAYS SUCH ACTS IS

UNACCEPTABLE.

>> Prime Minister Justin

Trudeau: BURNING DOWN CHURCHES

IS ACTUALLY DEPRIVING PEOPLE IN

NEED OF HEALING AND MOURNING OF

A PLACE TO HEAL AND MOURN AND TO

REFLECT.

>> Reporter: OTTAWA ADDED $2

MILLION IN THIS YEAR'S BUDGET TO

A PROGRAMME ORIGINALLY CREATED

IN THE WAKE OF HATE CRIMES, BUT

SOME CHURCH LEADERS SAY

ACCESSING THE MONEY IS SLOW AND

DIFFICULT.

>> IT IS A CHALLENGE.

I KNOW THAT SOME GROUPS HAVE

SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT?

THERE'S SO MUCH PAPERWORK OR

MINISTER TRIVIA INVOLVED IN

THAT, I'M NOT GOING TO MAKE THE

APPLICATION.

>> THE TOWER'S ON FIRE NOW.

>> Reporter: DANIELS FEARS LIVES

COULD BE LOST IN THIS CONTINUES.

>> ABORIGINAL OR NOT, I DON'T

THINK ANGER IS THE WAY TO DEAL

WITH IT, AND WE NEED TO SIT DOWN

AND THINK ABOUT WHAT WE COULD

DO.

>> Reporter: AS THAT NATIONAL

CONVERSATION CONTINUES, OTTAWA

SAYS IT HAS NO PLANS TO

ACCELERATE THE FLOW OF FUNDING

FROM ITS SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE

PROGRAMME NOR SIMPLIFY THE

APPLICATION PROCESS.

A DISAPPOINTMENT TO MANY WHO

WANT ADDED PROTECTION NOW.

>> Ian: THE PRIME MINISTER IS

NOW AMONG THE 11 MILLION PEOPLE

IN CANADA WHO HAVE RECEIVED TWO

DOSES OF THE COVID-19 VACUUMINE.

-- VACCINE.

HERE HE IS RECEIVING HIS SECOND

ONE TODAY AT AN OTTAWA PHARMACY,

AND LIKE MANY OTHER PEOPLE, HE'S

BEEN MIXING HIS SHOT.

TODAY'S DOSE WAS MODERNA, AND

BACK IN HIM, IT WAS AstraZeneca.

AS THE COUNTRY STARTS TO

REOPENING, IT LEAVES PLENTY OF

PARENTS ASKING WHAT'S SAFE?

HERE'S VIK ADHOPIA WITH FAMILIES

NAVIGATING A NEW WORLD.

>> Reporter: IT'S BEEN A ROUGH

RIDE FOR LITTLE TED'S PARENTS IN

THE U.K.

HIS DAD, A CANADIAN, HAS BEEN

ANXIOUS FOR HIM TO VISIT HIS

PARENTS BACK IN ONTARIO.

>> SORRY.

WHEN WE GOT NOTIFICATION, MY

WIFE AND I GOT NOTIFICATION THAT

WE WERE RECEIVING OUR

VACCINATIONS, I CRIED, BECAUSE

IT JUST OPENED THE DOOR OF BEING

ABLE TO SEE MY FAMILY AGAIN.

>> Reporter: BUT BOGGS STILL

WORRIES BECAUSE TED IS TOO YOUNG

TO BE VACCINATED, AND HIS MOM IS

NOT IN THE BEST OF HEALTH.

>> FOR THE FIRST THING, THEY'RE

GOING TO WANT TO TRY AND HUG

HIM, SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO

MANAGE THOSE INCIDENTS AS BEST

WE CAN.

>> Reporter: NATIONAL HEALTH

RECOMMENDED LAST WEEK THAT THOSE

VACCINATED AND UNVACUCINATED CAN

GATHER INDOORS AND OUTDOORS

WITHOUT MASKS BUT SHOULD STILL

BE CAREFUL.

>> KIDS WILL BE PROTECTED

ADEQUATELY BY HAVING ADULTS IN

THEIR WORLD PROTECTED.

>> Reporter: AS THIS THEATRE

CAMP PREPARES TO OPEN ITS DOORS

NEXT WEEK, A PRIORITY IS

ASSURING PARENTS THEIR

UNVACCINATED CHILDREN WILL HAVE

MINIMAL CLOSE CONTACT WITH

OTHERS.

BUT WITH SCHOOL OUT AND KIDS

ALREADY MINGLING, HOSPITALS

ACROSS CANADA ARE NOW SEEING

COLDS, COUGHS, AND RESPIRATORY

INFECTIONS AS WORRIED PARENTS

BRING THEIR KIDS IN TO BE

CHECKED OUT.

>> IT'S NOT A REASON TO KEEP

THEM AWAY FROM CAMP OR KEEP THEM

AWAY FROM SOCIALIZATION.

THESE ARE THINGS WE KNOW HOW TO

DEAL WITH, COMPLICATIONS WE KNOW

HOW TO DEAL WITH, BUT I JUST

WANT TO WARN PEOPLE THAT VIRUSES

ARE ON THE RISE.

>> Reporter: BACK IN ENGLAND AND

PLANNING HIS TRIP TO CANADA,

ANDREW BOGGS VOWS HE'LL TAKE

EVERY PRECAUTION TO PROTECT HIS

PARENTS.

VIK ADHOPIA, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.

>> Ian: THE BATTLE FOR THE

STANLEY CUP MOVED TO TORONTO

TONIGHT, BUT FOR HABS FANS, IT

WASN'T THE GAME THEY WANTED TO

SEE.

THERE WAS SOME JEERS FROM THE

CROWD INSIDE BELL CENTRE AFTER

THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING BEAT THE

CANADIANS 6-3.

TAMPA NOW HAS A COMMANDING LEAD

IN THE SERIES, 3-0, AND ALISON

NORTHCOTT'S NOT FAR FROM BELL

CENTRE, DOWNTOWN MONTREAL.

I CAN GUESS THIS, ALISON, BUT

YOU TELL ME.

WHAT'S THE MOOD LIKE THIS?

>> Reporter: YEAH, THERE WERE A

LOT OF REALLY DISAPPOINTED FANS

HERE IN MONTREAL TONIGHT.

WE WERE AT A VIEWING PARTY THAT

WAS SET UP BY THE CITY, AND

PEOPLE HAD COME OUT TONIGHT WITH

A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF

EXCITEMENT AND HOPE THAT THE

HABS WOULD BE ABLE TO TURN

THINGS AROUND FOR THIS SERIES,

BUT NOW, OF COURSE, THEY ARE

DOWN THREE GAMES.

THEY'VE LOST THREE GAMES IN A

ROW, SO REALLY DISAPPOINTING AND

FRUSTRATING FOR FANS, A TOUGH

GAME FOR PEOPLE TO WATCH, BUT

SOME FANS THAT WE'RE SPEAKING TO

SAY THEY'RE NOT GIVING UP HOPE

FOR GAME FOUR OR FOR THE STANLEY

CUP.

THEY SAY THAT THEY'RE GOING TO

CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THEIR TEAM.

>> Ian: IT LOOKS FAIRLY ORDERLY,

WHICH IS A GOOD SIGN, BUT THE

PANDEMIC TOP OF MIND AS PEOPTHE CITY

TRIES TO AVOID THOSE JAMMED-IN

SCENES THAT WE SAW THE LAST HOME

GAME.

>> Reporter: WELL, THE CITY IS

TRYING TO SET UP SOME OF THESE

LOCATIONS WHERE THEY HAVE AN

OUTDOOR SCREEN SET UP.

IT'S QUITE TIGHTLY CONTROLLED.

YOU HAVE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND,

AND THERE'S A LIMITED NUMBER OF

PEOPLE THAT CAN END THE SITE AND

OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES,

INCLUDING GROUPING PEOPLE IN

SECTIONS.

THE BELL CENTRE, WHERE THE HABS

PLAY, CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE 3,500

PEOPLE BECAUSE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

MEASURES.

AFTER THE GAME, BIG CROWDS WERE

GOING DOWN TO THE BELL CENTRE,

AND THAT WAS RAISING CONCERN FOR

PUBLIC HEALTH AUTHORITIES.

THERE'S ALSO ANOTHER SITE

TONIGHT AT THE OLYMPIC STADIUM

WHERE THEY WERE ENCOURAGING

PEOPLE BECAUSE IT'S A

VACCINATION SITE, AS WELL,

ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO COME GET

THEIR VACCINE, THEIR FIRST OR

SECOND DOSE, AND THEN STAY TO

WATCH THE GAME OUTSIDE ON ONE OF

THOSE BIG SCREENS.

SO THIS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE.

THE NEXT GAME, GAME FOUR, IS ON

MONDAY.

>> Ian: ALL RIGHT.

ALISON, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> Reporter: YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> Ian: A TOP U.S. TRACK STAR IS

APOLOGIZING AFTER TESTING

POSITIVE FOR MARIJUANA.

NEXT ON "THE NATIONAL," THE

SUSPENSION THAT'S PUT HER

OLYMPIC DREAMS IN JEOPARDY.

>>> PRICES AT THE PUMP SOAR JUST

IN TIME FOR THAT SUMMER ROAD

TRIP.

>> THAT DOESN'T CHANGE THE

ACTUAL PLANS, BUT IT CERTAINLY

CHANGES THE BUDGET.

>> Ian: IS THERE ANY RELIEF IN

SITE?

>>> AND THE PANDEMIC HAS CHANGED

HOW COUPLES TIE THE KNOT.

>> I'M REALLY GRATEFUL THAT

COVID HAS OPENED PEOPLE EYES

>> Ian: 22 BODIES HAVE NOW BEEN

RECOVERED AT THE SITE OF THE

COLLAPSED CONDO BUILDING NEAR

MIAMI.

>> TRAGICALLY, ONE OF THOSE

VICTIMS WAS A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD

DAUGHTER OF A CITY OF MIAMI

FIREFIGHTER.

IT WAS TRULY DIFFERENT AND MORE

DIFFICULT FOR KOOUR FIRST

RESPONDERS.

>> Ian: 126 PEOPLE STILL

UNACCOUNTED FOR, INCLUDING FOUR

CANADIANS, AND RESIDENTS OF THIS

NEARBY BUILDING HAVE BEEN

ORDERED TO LEAVE AFTER OFFICIALS

DEEMED IT UNSAFE.

>>> THE UNITED STATES HAS TAKEN

ANOTHER STEP TO ENDING ITS

LONGEST WAR.

AS CHRIS REYES SHOWS US, THE END

OF THIS ERA MEANS THE BEGINNING

OF AN UNCERTAIN ONE.

>> Reporter: IN 20 YEARS, BAGRAM

AIR BASE IN AFGHANISTAN HAS

NEVER BEEN WITHOUT U.S. TROOPS.

NOW THEY'VE PACKED UP HUNDREDS

OF TROOPS AND LEFT.

IT'S A DEFINING MOMENT AS A

DECADES LONG INVASION COMES TO

AN END.

ONLY ABOUT 1,000 TROOPS ARE LEFT

IN THE COUNTRY AS PRESIDENT JOE

BIDEN MOVES FULL FORCE AHEAD

MOVES TO END HIS COUNTRY'S

LONGEST RUNNING WAR BY SEPTEMBER

11.

>> President Joe Biden: I WANTED

TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE WAS

ENOUGH RUNNING ROOM THAT WE

COULD -- WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO

IT UNTIL SEPTEMBER.

>> Reporter: AMERICAN SOLDIERS

ARE LEAVING MORE THAN SEVEN

YEARS AFRICA NOTRE DAMIAN FORCES

WITHDREW IN 2014.

BOTH FORCES WERE PART OF NATO'S

MISSION TO ATTACK AL QAEDA AND

OVER THROW THE TALIBAN AFTER THE

9-11 ATTACKS, BUT AFTER ALL

THIS, PEACE AND STABILITY

CONTINUE TO ELUDE THIS COUNTRY.

>> A VICTOR, A WINNER, EVERYONE

LEAVES THIS COUNTRY BATTERED,

BRUISED, AND IN SOME WAYS,

DEFLATED.

>> Reporter: SOME U.S.

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS HAVE

PREDICTED THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT

COULD FALL AS SOON AS SIX MONTHS

AFTER AMERICAN FORCES LEAVE FOR

GOOD.

>> President Joe Biden: WE HAVE

WORKED OUT AN OVER THE HORIZON

CAPACITY, AND WE CAN BE VALUE

ADDED, BUT THE AFGHANS ARE GOING

TO HAVE TO BE ABLE TO DO IT WITH

THE AIR FORCE THEMSELVES, AND

WITH WHICH WE ARE HELPING.

>> I THINK THE FUTURE IS QUITE

GRIM, ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN AND

GIRLS.

I THINK THE RESURGENCE, WE'RE

JUST SEEING THE BEGINNINGS OF

IT.

>> Reporte

>> Reporter: CHRIS REYES, CBC

NEWS, NEW YORK.

>> Ian: U.S. TRACK STAR

SHA'CARRI RICHARDSON APOLOGIZED

TODAY AFTER A POSITIVE MARIJUANA

TEST LED TO A ONE-MONTH

SUSPENSION, LEAVING HER OLYMPICS

IN DOUBT.

RICHARDSON EARNED HER BERTH IN

THE SUMMER OLYMPICS JUST LAST

WEEK AFTER CLOCKING THE FASTEST

100-METRE DASH OF ANY AMERICAN

WOMAN EVER, BUT SHE TESTED

POSITIVE FOR POT AT THE TRIALS,

ERASING HER RESULT.

TODAY, THE 21-YEAR-OLD SAYS SHE

USED MARIJUANA AS A COPING

MECHANISM AFTER FINDING OUT HER

BIOLOGICAL MOTHER HAD DIED.

>> SO I APOLOGIZE FOR THIS.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO CONTROL MY

EMOTIONS OR DEAL MY EMOTIONS

DURING THAT TIME, BUT SITTING

HERE, I JUST SAY DON'T JUDGE ME

BECAUSE I AM HUMAN.

I MEAN, I'M YOU, I JUST HAPPEN

TO RUN A LITTLE FASTER.

>> Ian: RICHARDSON'S SUSPENSION

ENDS ON JULY 27.

THAT MEANS SHE COULD STILL RUN

IN THE WOMEN'S RELAY IN TOKYO IN

AUGUST.

>>> THIS WILL BE A TENSE WEEKEND

IN B.C. FOR WILD FIRES, AFTER

WATCHING WHAT HAPPENED IN

LYTTON.

COULD THE EXTREME CONDITIONS

THAT LED TO DEVASTATION THIS

WEEK BECOME THE NEW NORMAL?

WHY EXPERTS SAY WE ALL

>> Ian: ESCAPING THE FLAMES WITH

MOMENTS TO SPARE.

DRAMATIC SCENES FROM LYTTON,

BRITISH COLUMBIA, EARLIER THIS

WEEK, AND THERE ARE CONCERNS

ABOUT OTHER FIRES CURRENTLY

BURNING ACROSS THE PROVINCE.

MANY FORECASTERS ARE LOOKING AT

THIS YEAR'S FIRE SEASON WITH A

GROWING SENSE OF DREAD.

THIS IS A PROVINCE THAT HAS BEEN

SCORCHED BY BRUTAL FIRE SEASONS

WITH INCREASING FREQUENCY.

FIVE OF THE TEN MOST DESTRUCTIVE

FIRE SEASONS IN B.C. HISTORY

HAPPENED IN THE LAST 11 YEARS.

SCIENTISTS HAVE LITTLE DOUBT

CLIMATE CHANGE IS PLAYING A

ROLE, SO WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT

IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS, AND HOW

DO WE PREPARE COMMUNITIES?

WELL, LET'S BRING IN A COUPLE OF

SCIENTISTS TO HELP US TACKLE

THESE QUESTIONS.

OUR OWN METEOROLOGIST JOHANNA

WAGSTAFFE WHO'S IN VANCOUVER,

AND FIRE RECOLOGIST BOB GREY

WHO'S IN KELOWNA.

GOOD EVENING TO BOTH OF YOU.

JOHANNA, LET ME START WITH YOU.

YOU'VE SEEN THE PROJECTIONS FOR

THE COMING FIRE SEASON.

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT?

>> WELL, BASED ON THE CURRENT

FIRE MODELS, THE REST OF THE

SEASON LOOKING HOT AND DRY.

WHEN WE GET SOMETHING LIKE THIS,

WE'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE

THIS EXACTLY, HEAT BEGETS HEAT,

SO WE'RE LOOKING AT THE SAME

THING OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF

MONTHS.

>> Ian: AND BOB, IS IT LIKELY

WE'LL GET MORE WILD FIRES?

>> WE CERTAINLY HAVE THE

CONDITIONS, BUT IT COMES DOWN TO

IF WE GET THE IGNITIONS.

THAT'S THE KEY.

>> Ian: HERE'S THE QUESTION I'LL

PUT TO BOTH OF YOU.

BOB, I'LL PUT IT TO YOU FIRST.

WE HEARD THE TERM, THE NEW

NORMAL, AND ALL OF THIS HAZE

THAT WE'RE SEEING THIS FIRE

SEASON, AND THE CONDITIONS THAT

WE'RE SEEING, IS THIS THE NEW

NORMAL?

>> WE'RE GOING TO SEE THIS MORE

OFTEN GOING FORWARD, AND IN SOME

CASES, CONDITIONS ARE GOING TO

CHANGE, AND IN OTHER CASES,

THEY'LL GET MUCH WORSE.

>> Ian: AND JO, JUMP IN ON THAT.

>> WELL, I'M GOING TO QUOTE BOB.

I'VE HEARD HIM SAY BEFORE, IN

THE FUTURE, THERE'S NO SMOKE

OPTION.

IT'S HOW DO WE WANT OUR SMOKE?

WE'RE GOING TO GET IT FROM THE

SOUTH, WE'RE GOING TO GET IT

DURING THE BIG WILDFIRE YEAR,

AND WE'RE GOING TO GET IT IN THE

FUTURE.

A LOT OF SMOKE IN THE FUTURE IN

THE CARDS.

>> Ian: PEOPLE ARE WATCHING THIS

FROM PLACES LIKE BRITISH

COLUMBIA, AND THEY'RE WONDERING,

BOB, WHAT CAN BE DONE TO BETTER

PROTECT COMMUNITIES.

DO YOU HAVE SOME SUGGESTIONS?

>> WELL, WE HAVE TO START

TREATING THE LANDSCAPES.

SO FAR, OUR FOCUS HAS BEEN

RADIATING WITHIN COMMUNITIES, A

KILOMETRE SOUTH.

THAT'S THE PHYSICAL THREAT TO

COMMUNITY, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO

THE SMOKE, WE HAVE TO START

GOING VERY MUCH BROADER SCALE,

OUT AS FAR AS FIVE, TEN, 15, 20

KILOMETRES IN SOME CASES.

THESE FIRES ARE MAKING RUNS OF

SIGNIFICANT DISTANCES IN VERY

SHORT PERIODS OF TIME.

A FIRE IN 2017 DID A

17-KILOMETRE RUN OVER NIGHT, SO

WE HAVE TO START THINKING ABOUT

DIFFERENT LANDSCAPES.

>> Ian: JO, I'VE SEEN

DOCUMENTARIES WHERE THEY SAY

FIVE, TEN, 15, 20 YEARS OUT, IT

MIGHT NOT BE A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE

COMMUNITIES RIGHT ON THE WATER'S

EDGE.

HOW ABOUT PLACES IN B.C. AND

ALBERTA?

WILL THERE BE PLACES THAT PEOPLE

WON'T BE ABLE TO LIVE BECAUSE OF

THE THREAT OF ENCROACHING

WILDFIRES?

>> YEAH, THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

THE HEAT WAS THE PROMPT FOR THE

UNPRECEDENTED WILD FIRES.

I COULDN'T SAY IN MY HOME --

STAY IN MY HOME IN VANCOUVER

BECAUSE IT WAS SO HOT.

ALREADY, BRITISH COLUMBIANS

DON'T PLAN A CAMPING TRIP LATE

IN THE CAMPING SEASON BECAUSE OF

THE DANGER OF FIRES, SO I THINK

WE'RE GOING TO START THINKING

ABOUT THAT POSSIBILITY VERY,

VERY SOON.

>> Ian: AND WHAT ABOUT CLIMATE

CHANGE AND SPECIFICALLY WHAT

WE'VE SEEN IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

OVER THE LAST WEEK?

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ANSWER TO

THAT?

>> UNEQUIVOCALLY, CLIMATE CHANGE

IS BEHIND WHAT WE'RE SEEING.

THE ATMOSPHERIC RECORD IS BEING

REWRITTEN RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES.

I THINK THE QUESTION NOW IS JUST

HOW MUCH DID CLIMATE CHANGE PLAY

A ROLE, AND I KNOW THAT

SCIENTISTS ARE GOING TO BE

RUNNING THOSE MODELS, IS THERE A

30% CHANCE THAT THIS IS GOING TO

HAPPEN AGAIN?

IT'S NOT JUST THAT WE'RE SEEING

CHANGING BASELINES, IT'S CHANGES

TO SNOW LINES AND OCEAN

TEMPERATURES.

>> Ian: SO BOB, A COMPLICATED

FORMULA AND PRETTY BIG FORCES AT

PLAY IN TERMS OF GETTING THE

HEAT UP.

WHAT ABOUT PUSHING BACK?

WHAT CAN WE, WHAT SHOULD WE DO

AS A COUNTRY, AS A GOVERNMENT,

TO DEAL WITH THIS?

>> THE ONLY THING THAT WE CAN

REALLY CONTROL -- WE CAN'T

CONTROL THE WEATHER, WHAT OCCURS

DURING FIRE SEASON, AND WE CAN'T

REALLY CONTROL WHERE THEY START,

BUT WE CAN CONTROL WHAT BURNS.

WE CAN CONTROL THE VEGETATION,

THE BIOMASS, AND WE'RE TALKING

BILLIONS OF TONNES OF MATERIAL,

BUT WE HAVE TO FIND A SOLUTION

FOR IT, AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE

TO LOOK AT HOW WE MARKET THIS

MATERIAL AND HOW WE CREATE

MARKETS FOR THEM IN THE FUTURE.

BUT IT COMES DOWN TO BASICALLY

HOW MUCH IS AVAILABLE TO BURN.

THAT'S THE DRIVER FOR SMOKE,

THAT'S THE DRIVER FOR TOTAL FIRE

COST, THAT'S THE DRIVER FOR

PARTICULATE MATTER, AND IT'S

ABOUT REMOVING MASSIVE

QUANTITIES OF FUEL.

>> Ian: AND JOHANNA, WHAT'S YOUR

VIEW ON THE SEASON AHEAD?

>> I THINK IT'S START YOUR PLAN

FOR AN EMERGENCY IN THE SUMMER

AHEAD NO MATTER WHERE YOU WERE

IN THE COUNTRY, NO MATTER WHERE

YOU WERE IN THE PROVINCE BECAUSE

CLIMATE CHANGE IS RAMPING THIS

UP.

>> Ian: JOHANNA, BOB, THANKS FOR

JOINING US THIS EVENING.

>>> SOME OF THESE CONCERNS COULD

BE MOVING ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAS

THIS UNPRECEDENT -- AS THIS

UNPRECEDENTED HEAT DOME

CONTINUES TO MOVE.

HEAT WARNINGS NOW STRETCH

THROUGH THE PRAIRIES, INTO

ONTARIO, AND PARTS OF THE

TERRITORIES.

THAT PROLONGED INTENSE HEAT HAS

LED TO SCENES LIKE THIS ON B.C.s

MOUNT WADDINGTON MORE THAN 2500

METRES ABOVE SEA LEVEL, THE SNOW

DISAPPEARING IN A MATTER OF

DAYS.

>>> IN CANADA'S NORTH, IT'S

ANOTHER TYPE OF MELT THAT HAS

EXPERTS WORRIED.

AS DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON

EXPLAINS, IT COULD ACCELERATE

CLIMATE CHANGE AT AN ALARMING

RATE.

>> Reporter: AS CANADA'S

NORTHWEST ARE FIGHTING FIRES AND

FLOODS, RESEARCHERS ARE KEEPING

AN EYE ON THE GROUND.

>> IT'S THAT YOUING THE

PERMAFROST, AND THAT'S -- IT'S

THAWING THE PERMAFROST, AND

THAT'S NEVER A GOOD THING.

>> Reporter: IT'S SOMETHING

SCIENTISTS AND INDIGENOUS ELDERS

IN THE NORTH HAVE BEEN RINGING

ALARM BELLS FOR YEARS.

THIS YEAR, WITH THE NORTHWEST

TERRITORI

TERRITORIES REACHING ITS MOST

SCORCHING TEMPERATURE ON RECORD,

39.9.

IT CAN ALSO CAUSE LAND SLIDES,

BUT IT'S THE LONG-TERM IMPACT OF

MELTING PERMAFROST THAT'S EVEN

MORE CONCERNING TO SCIENTISTS.

>> PERMAFROST STORES CARBON, AND

IT HAS STORED THE CARBON FOR

THOUSANDS OF YEARS.

AS THE PERMAFROST THAWS, IT

RELEASES CARBON EVEN FURTHER.

>> Reporter: RESEARCHERS SAY

IT'S YET ANOTHER REASON FOR

GOVERNMENTS TO TAKE CLIMATE

CHANGE SERIOUSLY BEFORE THINGS

GET EVEN WORSE.

DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON, CBC NEWS,

TORONTO.

>> Ian: NEXT ON "THE NATIONAL,"

IF YOU'RE PLANNING A SUMMER ROAD

TRIP, YOUR WALLET SHOULD BRACE

FOR IMPACT.

GAS PRICES ARE SOARING,

.

>> Ian: AS CANADIANS EMERGE FROM

COVID LOCKDOWNS, MANY ARE

PLANNING A SUMMER ROAD TRIP, BUT

ALONG WITH GPS AND SUNSCREEN,

THEY'D BE WISE TO BUDGET

SOMETHING EXTRA TO FILL THE

TANK.

GAS PRICES ARE SOARING.

BUSINESS REPORTER KYLE BACKES

EXPLAINS WHY.

>> Reporter: MANY SUMMER ROAD

TRIPS ARE BEGINNING WITH A HIT

TO THE WALLET, FILLING UP THE

TANK AS SKY HIGH PRICES.

>> IT DOESN'T CHANGE THE ACTUAL

PLANS, BUT IT CERTAINLY CHANGES

THE BUDGET.

>> EXPENSIVE, BUT WHAT AM I

GOING TO DO?

NOTHING.

>> Reporter: SOME PRICES ARE AT

A FOUR-YEAR HIGH AND CLIMBING.

THOSE HEFTY PRICES ARE ONE

REASON WHY THERE'S RENEWED

OPTIMISM IN THE WESTERN CANADIAN

OIL FIELDS.

AFTER SEVEN LONG YEARS IN A

DOWNTURN, THE OILPATCH IS

THRIVING.

>> I HAVEN'T BEEN THIS BULLISH

ON CANADIAN ENERGY FOR A LOT OF

YEARS, AND I THINK WE'RE COMING

BACK, AND IT FEELS GOOD.

>> Reporter: WITH AN UPSWING IN

DRILLING ACTIVITY, SOME

COMPANIES ARE EVEN HAVING TO

COMPETE FOR MANPOWER.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF RIGS HAVING

TO BE PUT TO WORK BUT NOT AS

MANY AVAILABLE CREWS.

>> PEOPLE LEFT THE PROVINCE,

HARD TO ATTRACT THEM BACK.

>> I'VE HEARD MULTIPLE TIMES

THAT WE'RE ON THE CUSP OF A

BOOM.

>> Reporter: GASOLINE PRICES ARE

RISING AS OIL PRICES ARE

CLIMBING, TOO, UP MORE THAN 50%

SINCE JUST THE BEGINNING OF THE

YEAR AS ECONOMIES REV UP AND

COVID RESTRICTIONS WIND DOWN,

AND OIL PRICES COULD CLIMB

FURTHER, ESPECIALLY AS OTHER

TYPES OF TRAVEL CONTINUE TO

TAKEOFF.

>> THE LAST BIG THING THAT WE'RE

WAITING FOR IS JET FUEL DEMAND

TO START RESUMING.

I KNOW, MYSELF AND MY FAMILY

CANNOT WAIT TO GET ON A PLANE

AND GO SOMEWHERE, ANYWHERE RIGHT

NOW, SO I'M SURE THAT PENT-UP

DEMAND IS GOING TO MANIFEST

ITSELF VERY SOON, BUT IT HASN'T

YET.

>> Reporter: AS OIL PRICES

CONTINUE TO CLIMB DURING THE

SUMMER, CANADIANS SHOULDN'T

EXPECT ANY RELIEF AT THE PUMPS

ANY TIME SOON.

KYLE BACKES, CBC NEWS, CALGARY.

>> Ian: STILL AHEAD, THE

WORKAROUND THAT JUST MIGHT STICK

AROUND AFTER THE PANDEMIC.

WILL COUPLES STILL SAY I

>> Ian: ANOTHER INDUSTRY RAMPING

UP AS COVID WINDS DOWN IS THE

BUSINESS OF PLANNING WEDDINGS.

DURING THE PANDEMIC, THE

MICROCELEBRATION WAS THE ANSWER

FOR MANY COUPLES.

TINY, PERSONAL, AFFORDABLE, BUT

WILL THEY GET SQUEEZED OUT AS

SOCIAL GATHERINGS GET BIGGER?

AS JACQUELINE HANSEN TELLS US,

OPINIONS ARE SPLIT DOWN THE

AISLE.

>> IT'S A TRADITION.

IT JUST MAKES IT MORE FANCY,

MORE MAGICAL.

>> Reporter: THE PROSPECT OF

SAYING HER VOWS IN FRONT OF 120

FAMILY AND FRIENDS WAS

STRESSFUL, SO WHEN THE PANDEMIC

PUT A HALT ON INTERNATIONAL

TRAVEL, IT WAS A BLESSING IN

INDEED.

>> THIS WAS A FORTUNATE EXCUSE

TO NOT TO HAVE TO DO IN A BIG

WAY.

>> Reporter: THIS WAS THE

ANSWER.

A HE HWEDDING ON A FARM IN BRITISH

COLUMBIA WITH JUST FOUR GUESTS.

IN TORONTO, THE FOUNDER OF THE

POP-UP CHAPEL CO SAYS SMALL

WEDDINGS WERE ALREADY RISING IN

DEMAND, AND THIS YEAR, IT'S

GOING TO DO EVEN MORE.

FOR OTHERS, SMALL SERVICES HAVE

BEEN PART OF A SURVIVE JOLAL

STRATEGY, BUT FOR AN INDUSTRY

HARD HIT, GOING FROM 120-PERSON

WEDDINGS LIKE THIS TO THIS MEANS

EARNING FAR LESS MONEY ON FOOD

AND DRINKS.

>> WE'RE ALLOWING FOR SMALLER

WEDDINGS BECAUSE IT'S THE ONLY

THING THAT COUPLES HAVE THE

OPTION TO DO, BUT IN THE FUTURE,

WE DO NEED TO SEE BIGGER

WEDDINGS IN ORDER FOR THE

BUSINESS TO CONTINUE.

>> Reporter: THIS WEDDING

PLANNER WAS SUPPOSED TO DO 47

WEDDINGS IN 2020.

INSTEAD, JUST EIGHT SMALL

CEREMONIES WENT AHEAD.

>> OUR WEDDING INDUSTRY

DEFINITELY TOOK A REALLY BIG

HIT, SPECIFICALLY, THE AGENT

ASIAN WEDDING INDUSTRY BECAUSE,

I MEAN, WE NEVER HEARD ABOUT THE

TERM MICROWEDDING.

>> Reporter: SHE EXPECTS LARGER

WEDDINGS TO RETURN NEXT YEAR.

>> ALL THE WEDDINGS THAT WE HAVE

PLANNED FOR 2022 ARE ALL 250

PEOPLE AND ABOVE.

>> Reporter: WHEN ALL OPTIONS

CAN BE ON THE TABLE.

JACQUELINE HANSEN, CBC NEWS,

TORONTO.

>> Ian: NEXT, A MOMENT OF

RESILIENCE AND BRAVERY IN THE

FACE OF

>> Ian: A GLIMPSE OF THE

TERRIFYING MOMENTS EARLIER THIS

WEEK AS WILDFIRES CLOSED IN ON

LYTTON, B.C., AND RESIDENTS WERE

FORCED TO FLEE IN A MATTER OF

MINUTES.

WHEN THE FLAMES BROKE OUT,

TRICIA THORPE AND DONALD GLASGOW

JUMPED INTO THE SCHOOL BUS THAT

HE DRIVES TO HELP GET PEOPLE AND

ANIMALS IN THE COMMUNITY OUT.

THEIR BRAVERY AND DETERMINATION

TO REBUILD IS TONIGHT'S

"MOMENT."

>> WE GOT A CALL FROM STEIN

VALLEY.

I DRIVE BUSES FOR THEM ONCE IN A

WHILE, AND THEY ASKED IF I COULD

DRIVE BUS TO HELP PICK UP

EVACUEES.

BY THE TIME I GOT THE BUS AND

CAME BACK, THE WHOLE TOWN WAS ON

FIRE, JUST THAT QUICK.

>> I WAS THINKING OKAY, I'VE GOT

TO GET HOME REALLY QUICK AND TRY

AND BUNDLE UP AS MANY AS I CAN

REAL QUICK.

THERE WERE ANIMALS IN THE HOUSE,

AND A COUPLE OF OTHER THANIMALS IN THE

PEN.

A RANCH FURTHER UP THE VALLEY

WAS ABLE TO GET IN WITH THREE

HORSE TRAILERS AND GET ANIMALS

OUT.

I WANT TO KNOW WHO'S THERE AND

GET IN AND GET THEM OUT SAFE.

YOU CAN EITHER LET THIS DESTROY

YOU OR YOU CAN DO YOUR DARNEDEST

TO MOVE FORWARD AND KEEP GOING.

>> MY FATHER SAID, WHEN YOU'RE

THIS FAR DOWN, THERE'S NO PLACE

TO GO BUT UP.

>> Ian: THIS IS A CLASSIC

"MOMENT."

YOU KNOW, IN THE NEWS, YOU HEAR

ABOUT PEOPLE THAT DO BAD THINGS,

AND PEOPLE DESPAIR FOR HUMAN

NATURE, BUT ON THE "MOMENT," YOU

SEE A WILDFIRE OR SOME OTHER

CALAMITY, PEOPLE JUST JUMP IN,

AS DID THEY.

PERFECT WAY TO END THE WEEK.

THAT IS "THE NATIONAL" FOR JULY

2.

I HOPE YOU CAN JOIN ME ON SUNDAY

ON CROSS-COUNTRY CHECKUP AT

4:00 P.M. EASTERN AND 1:00 P.M.

PACIFIC, AND THEN LATER BACK

HERE ON "THE NATIONAL."

GOOD NIGHT.

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