Canadians are altering their traditions this Thanksgiving weekend because of COVID-19 cases continuing to soar in many parts of Canada. In Quebec, police checkpoints have been put up to help curb the spread while in parts of Ontario new restrictions are now in place as the province’s death toll passes 3,000. Jeff Semple is following the developments tonight.
There are more than 7.7 million infections in the U.S. since the pandemic began, despite that President Donald Trump, who has COVID-19, addressed another large crowd on the White House lawn today. As Jennifer Johnson reports, he’s continuing to downplay his own illness and the risk of the virus.
Today Trump received a phone call from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who wished him and the first lady well in their recovery from COVID-19. The two leaders discussed ongoing efforts to manage the pandemic. This week the Prime Minister warned Canada is at the tipping point. Mercedes Stephenson sat down with Canada’s chief science advisor to get her take on the pandemic.
Poland is getting international attention right now for all the wrong reasons. This year at least 100 communities have declared themselves LGBT free zones. Dozens of countries including Canada have condemned the action. Now, at least a Canadian organization that helps LGTB people help flee persecution and violence is expecting people to flee Poland. Mike Drolet explains.
It’s not just socializing we’re doing from a distance these days. Military and commercial drones have revolutionized how we see and navigate our planet. In the next decade, sea vessels without crews could do the same for the worldwide shipping industry, potentially making it safer, cheaper, and greener. Redmond Shannon reports.
Some new stats are in for a springtime pandemic phenomenon: the rise in the popularity in gardening, particularly vegetable gardening. As it serves as a great way to fill time at home, as Ross Lord reports it’s not why people took it up.