Global National Full Headlines for August 6

Published on August 7, 2021 by

On this episode of Global National: The Canadian Olympic women’s soccer team makes history in Tokyo after winning gold over Sweden in a penalty shootout. Crystal Goomansingh show you how players and their families celebrated the golden goal.

Plus, Farah Nasser speaks with Canadian soccer pioneer Carrie Serwetnyk about what this victory means for female soccer players and the future of the sport.

Meanwhile, the White Rock Lake wildfire burning near Vernon, B.C. has forced thousands to flee their homes. From a nearby roadblock, Jules Knox reports on the risks facing residents and how some of them are resisting evacuation orders. Plus, aggressive wildfires ravaging in B.C. and California – how some people in the state are getting aggressive with firefighters.

Firefighters in California are struggling to control the Dixie Fire, now the largest wildfire in the U.S., as well as the state’s history. Jackson Proskow explains what’s fanning the flames and how some residents are aggressively reacting to evacuation orders.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is warning travellers to prepare for delays, as thousands of border agents begin work-to-rule action. Seán O’Shea explains what workers are striking over, days before Canada is set to welcome fully vaccinated U.S. travellers.

And a range of pandemic responses is playing out across Canada as several provinces see a Delta-fuelled surge in COVID-19 cases. Abigail Bimman looks at different tactics to get infections under control, and whether it will be enough to prevent a fourth wave come fall.

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