Canada and World Full Headlines for February 23

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Published on February 24, 2021 by

On this episode of Global National: Golf icon Tiger Woods is in hospital recovering from surgery after he was seriously injured in a single-vehicle rollover near Los Angeles. As Eric Sorensen explains, the superstar’s future in golf is now uncertain again.

Also, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden met virtually Tuesday, in their first meeting since Biden took office in January. From climate policy to political pressure on China to battling the novel coronavirus, David Akin explains what the two leaders discussed to refresh the relationship between Canada and the U.S.

Turning to COVID-19 news, as vaccination efforts ramp up across Canada, not everything is going smoothly in Ontario and Quebec, particularly for priority groups. Abigail Bimman reports on the lingering questions about those provinces’ inoculation plans.

While COVID-19 cases are declining in Canada, the reproduction rate (the R value) of the novel coronavirus is rising in the western provinces. Heather Yourex-West explains why.

Plus, the first congressional hearing into the deadly Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol has been held, with former security officials testifying about the failure to prevent the violent riot. As Jackson Proskow reports, they blamed poor intelligence and each other.

Going outside could be just what the doctor ordered. British Columbia has launched a new program that has doctors prescribing the great outdoors to help people with mental health issues or chronic illnesses. Robin Gill explains the science behind it.

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