Global National Full Headlines for June 29

Published on June 30, 2021 by

People in Western Canada are struggling to find relief, as a dangerous, record-breaking heat wave continues to bake the region. Heather Yourex-West reports on the deadly toll the extreme weather is taking and how first responders are being flooded with emergency calls.

As that happens throughout western North America, scientists are expecting more similar, extreme weather events in Canada’s future, as climate change grips the planet. Eric Sorensen explains what’s being forecasted.

Meanwhile, a new report from Natural Resources Canada finds much of the country, including people, companies and governments, is not equipped to handle extreme weather,. As David Akin explains, federal scientists warn action needs to be taken now.

In Florida, the Miami Herald has published photos taken just two days before Champlain Tower collapsed, showing how badly repairs were needed at the Surfside complex. As Jackson Proskow reports, attention is turning to other aging apartment buildings in the Miami area.

Plus, Canada’s actual COVID-19 death toll could be much higher than what’s been recorded, according to a new study by the Royal Society of Canada. Abigail Bimman explains how thousands more fatalities may have gone unreported.

And Wilson 5, the foundation from the family of billionaire and Lululemon founder Chip Wilson, has donated $4 million to the B.C. Parks Foundation, to help preserve and protect the province’s rare forests on three different islands. Robin Gill reports.

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