Canada and World Full Headlines for September 20

Published on September 21, 2020 by

There are concerns that Canada is in the second wave of the pandemic tonight. In Quebec, restrictions are ramping up to fight off a surge of coronavirus infections. In the last 24 hours, new cases topped numbers that haven’t been seen since late May. That province recorded 462 new cases of COVID-19, and one death. Health officials imposed even tougher restrictions today to keep people safe. They include limiting private gatherings from 250 people down to just 25.

Political leaders have tried to limit gatherings in Ontario too, but that doesn’t seem to be working. Just hours after new restrictions and fines were announced in that province, police had to break up a car meet that drew in hundreds. Mike Le Couteur reports.

Two COVID-19 cases in remote Canada are raising concerns about people who fly in and out of remote communities for work. The two people who were infected worked at a gold mine, but acquired the virus at home. As Heather Yourex-West explains, health experts say it’s more important than ever for vulnerable communities to remain vigilant.

The U.S. is approaching a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 200,000 Americans have been confirmed to have died from the virus, though the real number is likely higher. No other nation has reported as many deaths or cases and as Jackson Proskow reports, there are predictions the number of fatalities could more than double by the end of 2020.

The U.S. president is expected to submit his nominee for the Supreme Court this week and he says it will be a woman. Democrats are pushing back just as the Republican did when they blocked Barack Obama’s nominee. As Jennifer Johnson reports, this is just another fight that revolves around the November election.

The Canadian government is planning to remove an offensive name from a mountain in Banff National Park. Indigenous groups say this is a step in the right direction and they’re now working on coming up with a new name. Jayme Doll reports.

A highway project outside Cairo has conservationists concerned. The new road runs through an area dotted with ancient pyramids. The government insists no historic sites are being affected. But as Mike Armstrong reports, critics say the project may be paving through undiscovered archaeological sites.

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