Global National Full Headlines for October 16

Published on October 17, 2021 by

In tonight’s top story: British politicians and community members are still reeling in the United Kingdom over the killing of Conservative lawmaker Sir David Amess, who was stabbed multiple times while meeting constituents. As Jennifer Johnson reports, the attack is now being treated as a terrorist incident, while concerns over the safety of politicians rise.

Meanwhile, back in Canada – tests now confirm a high concentration of fuel has contaminated the water supply of Iqaluit, Nunavut. It marks another instance of the drinking water challenges many of Canada’s Inuit and Indigenous communities regularly face. Neetu Garcha speaks with Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson on the impact of the contamination on the city, and who is at risk.

Also, as border regulations and travel rules for vaccinated Canadians travelling to the United States begin to ease, some wonder whether the dragged-out process is a signal that relations between the two countries are not altogether rosy. From quarrels over pipelines to concerns around cross-border trade, Mike Le Couteur looks at whether Canada is still on best terms with its closest neighbour.

Since Canada legalized cannabis in 2018, sales have skyrocketed, and the industry is now worth $4 billion a year. But a scientist in Nova Scotia has made a troubling discovery, finding cannabis strains are being regularly mixed up and mislabelled on the shelves. Ross Lord explains what’s messing up the marketing and why it could be dangerous.

As the struggle continues to find out where COVID-19 came from, a new advisory panel is being formed by international scientists at the World Health Organization, focused on understanding the origins of novel pathogens like the virus. As Reggie Cecchini explains, the organization warns this effort could be the last chance to find the origin of the pandemic.

And Anne Gaviola explains why more Canadians cashing out of the belief that big cities mean bigger earnings. And Morgan Black looks at an Edmonton writer makes her big break with a blockbuster video game franchise.

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