Global National Full Headlines for June 30

Published on July 1, 2021 by

The number of British Columbians dying suddenly has spiked as temperatures have soared to record-breaking levels. As Robin Gill reports, the provincial government is taking heat for not treating the extreme weather as an emergency, and Premier John Horgan is under fire for his comments on the casualties.

And the climate-fuelled heat emergency there continues, Global National’s Dawna Friesen speaks with Katharine Hayhoe, a world-renowned Canadian climate scientist, about the importance of talking about solutions when communicating the climate crisis.

Meanwhile, in the province’s interior, at least 182 unmarked graves have been found near a residential school in Cranbrook, as the country reflects on the oppression inflicted on Indigenous people. As Eric Sorensen reports, Indigenous leaders are preparing to take their demands for an apology straight to the Pope.

In Florida, more bodies are being found in the rubble at the site of the collapsed Champlain Tower in Surfside, dwindling the hopes of families waiting to learn about missing loved ones. As Jackson Proskow reports, the slow and excruciating search is also taking a toll on recovery workers.

The European Union has implemented a new COVID-19 vaccine passport system for travellers, but just because you’ve been immunized, that doesn’t mean you’ll be allowed in. As Redmond Shannon explains, it depends on which shot you received.

And Bill Cosby is a free man again – why did a Pensylvannia court overturn his sex assault conviction?

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