Global National Full Headlines for June 5

Published on June 6, 2021 by

On this episode of Global National: Radar technology that led to the discovery of 215 unmarked burial sites at a former Indigenous residential school in Kamloops, B.C., is now being used to search the grounds of a former residential school site in Nova Scotia. Jesse Thomas reports on the investigation underway at the former Shubenacadie residential school site.

The Group of Seven (G7) countries have agreed to start taxing multinational corporations. David Akin explains what this means for Canada and economies around the world that are struggling to recover from the pandemic’s blow.

As Canada prepares for its wildfire season, there’s growing concern over the health risks posed by smoke in the air. Jamie Mauracher explains why one B.C. respirologist fears a hot summer could spark a fourth wave of COVID-19 in Canada.

It’s been over a year since doctors in New Brunswick first identified an “unusual combination of neurological symptoms” in a cluster of patients. Ross Lord reports on the efforts underway to determine a cause for an illness that’s killed six people to date.

In 1981, five men from California became the first known patients of an unknown illness that would later be identified as HIV/AIDS. Four decades later, there’s still no cure or vaccine for the virus that’s killed more than 33 million people worldwide. As Jennifer Johnson reports, while the COVID-19 pandemic has derailed research and treatment, it’s also highlighted the potential of mRNA vaccines for other diseases.

How do you wish a Canadian aviation legend a happy birthday? The city of Comox, B.C., organized a flypast, drive-by parade, and more for James “Smokey” Edwards, a Second World War fighter pilot.

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