Global National Full Headlines for October 23

Published on October 24, 2021 by

On this episode of Global National: The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has been deployed to Saskatchewan to help front-line workers battle a relentless fourth wave of COVID-19. Abigail Bimman explains what other help could be on the way and the unprecedented measures the provincial government is considering implementing.

And Lyft has released data on what it calls “safety incidents.” Reggie Cecchini reports on the number of fatalities and assaults involving users that the ridesharing giant is reporting and why some lawyers say Lyft needs to do more to protect passengers from predators.

High-interest loans are taking off during the pandemic. But as Anne Gaviola explains, critics say some companies are taking advantage of people and leaving them with more debt than they can pay.

Plus, reality-bending technology could be the future of workspaces. Jeff Semple explains how one Canadian company is bring virtual reality into offices.

Also, a B.C. man rode his bike for 50 days to raise money for mental health care in Canada. As Jay Durant explains, he says the solo journey never felt lonely, thanks to the kindness of strangers.

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