Global National Full Headlines for October 25

Published on October 26, 2021 by

In tonight’s top story: A record-breaking bomb cyclone is slamming North America’s West Coast, bringing extreme weather to parts of British Columbia and the United States. We look at how it’s left tens of thousands powerless amid the destruction.

The bad weather is also making it impossible for a salvage crew to board a container ship that caught fire off British Columbia’s coast. Robin Gill looks at the fears for the environment and what the situation could mean for the supply chain.

Amid complications due to the pandemic, a global supply chain crunch has persisted for months, creating backlogs of container ships waiting at key ports, and gridlock from railyards to warehouses. Anne Gaviola explains what’s behind the delays and higher costs for consumers, and when we could see its end.

Meanwhile in Ottawa, who will be the new faces joining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet? How will he maintain his commitment to gender parity? And which current ministers could be shuffled out? Abigail Bimman looks at the possibilities on the eve of Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle.

The Canadian Armed Forces appears to be struggling retaining and recruiting people. And amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, the military also wants to recruit more women. Ross Lord reports on the CAF’s challenges.

Plus, thousands of documents leaked by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen are supporting claims the social media giant is endangering democracy, spreading misinformation, and promoting radicalization. Despite that, as Jackson Proskow reports, Facebook insists it’s not prioritizing profit over safety.

And the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma has turned life on the Spanish island upside down, as flowing lava displaces thousands of people who have now lost everything. As Eric Sorensen explains, scientists say this volcano is proving to be unpredictable.

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