Nova Scotia is heading to the polls August 17 of their first summer season election in almost 20 years and the most recent Canadian provincial election to be held throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas the governing Liberals are hoping voters will concentrate on their dealing with of the pandemic, chief Iain Rankin has been pressured to concentrate on his dealing with of two expenses of driving beneath the affect within the early 2000s. As Ross Lord studies, the timing of the election might nonetheless profit the incumbent authorities.
Calls are rising for the federal government of British Columbia to declare a state of emergency over the province’s devasting wildfires. 1000’s of persons are beneath evacuation orders or alerts. It is not simply B.C. burning up, with sweltering warmth additionally inflicting fires in components of the Prairies and Northern Ontario. However as Catherine Urquhart studies, assistance is on the way in which.
Dozens of wildfires are additionally scorching components of the U.S. this weekend. Evacuations have been ordered for many individuals, with about two million beneath purple flag alerts that there are fires burning uncontrolled. As Jennifer Johnson studies, there are issues local weather change might make the scenario even worse.
Extra Canadians proceed to get vaccinated for COVID-19, with greater than 56 per cent of these eligible absolutely vaccinated and 80 per cent with no less than one dose. However the “Gen Z” group is exhibiting hesitancy to roll up their sleeves. Jamie Mauracher studies on the mission to get this age group to get their shot.
Within the communist nation of Cuba, talking out can have dire penalties. So scenes of hundreds of individuals taking to the streets in current days protesting the federal government are uncommon. Reggie Cecchini studies on the dissent born from desperation and the hope the world will take discover.
The race is on to cease an ecological catastrophe within the waters off Florida and to save lots of the state’s marine mammal. Manatees are identified to be fairly resilient, studying to adapt to the setting round them. However this 12 months, an unprecedented quantity has perished. Jackson Proskow explains why the ocean creatures are ravenous to demise and who’s in charge.
A Canadian entrepreneur is making a reputation for herself within the make-up trade. She began Cheekbone Magnificence with solely $500. Now she’s taking orders from the opposite aspect of the world. However her firm is about extra than simply cosmetics. As Kayla McLean explains, it is about empowering Indigenous individuals to imagine in themselves.
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