Canada and World Full Headlines for November 17

Published on November 18, 2020 by

Across Canada, with the exception of the Atlantic bubble, COVID-19 case numbers are rising fast. With the curve bending sharply upward, Canada’s top doctor has warned that hospitals in some areas could soon be overwhelmed. Abigail Bimman has more on public health messaging and the criticism in some regions that not enough is being done to stop the spread.

Brittany Greensalde has more from Manitoba, where the province has hired a private security firm to help enforce COVID-19 public health rules, while Heather Yourex-West looks at the potential impact on Alberta’s economy if the virus isn’t brought under control.

The leadup to the holidays is usually the busiest time for businesses, including restaurants and bars. As Eric Sorensen explains, many are finding it hard to be optimistic this holiday season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

And, Global News has uncovered exclusive new details about an independent probe involving a suspected mole in the RCMP. Mercedes Stephenson has more.

Plus, Hurricane Iota has made landfall in Nicaragua, and torrential rain triggered flash flooding and landslides. As Crystal Goomansingh explains, the storm is the second powerful hurricane to hit that stretch of coastline in two weeks.

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