Global National Full Headlines for July 4

Published on July 5, 2021 by

Investigators have yet to confirm if a CN train sparked the catastrophic wildfire that destroyed the village of Lytton, killing at least two people. Paul Haysom has the latest on the blaze, as more than 170 rage across the province.

Canadians who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will be able to return home from overseas trips without a mandatory quarantine, starting July 5. Abigail Bimman reports on what this means for summer travel plans, and the questions that remain around post-pandemic international travel.

Health officials worldwide are warning people that the pandemic isn’t over, and that the race to get people vaccinated is growing more urgent as the Delta variant spreads. Ross Lord reports.

Americans are celebrating Independence Day with more freedom than in 2020, now that two-thirds of the population is inoculated against COVID-19, and restrictions have eased. But as Jennifer Johnson reports, President Joe Biden didn’t hit his vaccination goal for July 4th, and the hesitant are getting harder to sway.

Plus, Phil Carpenter reports on the first woman elected as chief of a First Nation.

Did you get sick after getting your COVID-19 vaccine? As Jamie Maraucher explains, whether you did or not, it doesn’t impact your immune response.

And, Lauren Pullen has the story of a Calgary canine that knows exactly how to heal stressed-out hospital staff.

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