As we enter the first Thanksgiving long weekend with COVID-19, the message to everyone is stay home and keep your circle small because the forecast is for the virus to accelerate. In Ontario, tough new restrictions are mandatory as of midnight Friday in three hot spot regions, Toronto, Peel, and Ottawa. That means no indoor dining at restaurants and bars. Gyms, casinos, and movie theatres will be closed. As of Tuesday, all wedding receptions will be cancelled. All of that will remain in effect for 28 days. Mike Le Couteur takes a look at where the virus is spreading and what’s being done to slow it down.
There is a new federal rent relief program for small businesses in this country. A replacement for one that got lots of complaints The biggest change includes business owners can now apply directly and don’t have to go through landlords. David Akin breaks down how it works and who is eligible.
In the U.S., COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. Case numbers are climbing again with nearly 55,000 new infections were reported just today. And as Jackson Proskow reports, they’re rising so fast some hospitals are running out of hospital beds.
More than 350,000 COVID-19 cases were reported across the world just today which is a new daily record. In England new cases are now doubling every week, French hospitals are beginning to run out of ICU beds, and Spain has declared a state of emergency in Madrid. And as Crystal Goomansingh reports, the fall is going to be full of new restrictions.
Three years into the Me Too movement there is much that still has to change. New figures from Statistics Canada show that 11 per cent of female post secondary students say they’ve been sexually assaulted on campus. At Canadian military colleges, 28 per cent of female cadets say they’ve experienced a sexual assault. The perpetrators were often fellow students. As Heather Yourex-West reports, advocates say culture was a part of the problem at Canadian colleges and universities.
Feeding the world’s hungry is what the World Food Program has been doing for more than 50 years. It rarely makes headlines, but its work is so vital that it’s now being recognized with a Nobel Peace Prize. Eric Sorensen explains why.