Canada and World Full Headlines for October 12

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Published on October 13, 2020 by

As Canadians sit down for Thanksgiving dinner this evening, there are many families turning to food banks to put a meal on the table. The everyday need for help is growing with food insecurity in this country rising dramatically since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. As Jeff Semple reports, some organizations are going to great lengths to meet the growing need for food.

There were six new COVID-19 cases in New Brunswick today, bringing to 76 the total number of active infections there. That’s a big caseload for a province that had very few cases. As Ross Lord reports it’s a reminder for people everywhere, now is not the time to be complacent.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he doesn’t want another national lockdown, but with case numbers spiking in England, he’s unveiled a new plan for targeted restrictions to help get the situation under control. The three-level alert system will mean tougher measures for harder-hit regions. Crystal Goomansingh has more on how it’ll all work.

U.S. President Trump is back on the campaign trail gearing up for more crowded campaign rallies. Late today, Trump’s physician said he has tested negative for COVID-19 on consecutive days. And Trump is once again being slammed by America’s top infectious disease expert over a new campaign ad. Dr. Anthony Fauci says he’s been taken out of context to heap praise on the president. Jennifer Johnson reports.

A ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan didn’t last long, both sides are accusing each other of breaking the truce almost as soon as it began over the weekend. Hundreds of soldiers and civilians have died in fighting over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. As Redmond Shannon reports, there are now fears the conflict could escalate and draw in regional powers like Turkey and Russia.

Adopting a child comes with many hurdles. Security checks, parenting courses, the huge financial cost, and there are no guarantees. A number of B.C. families found that out the hard way, paying thousands to an agency they had assumed was being overseen by the provincial government, but it suddenly shut down in 2019. And as Robin Gill reports, one prospective parent’s detective work uncovered problems that went back years.

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